BB gun play doesn’t warrant felony charge

Freedom New Mexico For those who didn’t get the memo about society going stark-raving mad, the plight of a 10-year-old in Lafayette, Colo., should bring them up to speed. The boy, whose name we will not reveal, played on and near the Alicia Sanchez Elementary School playground late in March. He and some friends pretended […]

Police seeking warrant for man who eluded arrest

CNJ staff Clovis police are seeking a warrant for a man they say eluded arrest Wednesday night and fled after getting his vehicle stuck in a field east of Clovis. Around 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Mabry Drive, Chief Steve Sanders said his officers spotted a man they knew to have an outstanding […]

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Jail officials: Inmate release was proper

CNJ staff A warrant issued Monday for a 24-year-old man said to be released from jail by mistake is being canceled. Jail officials say now the release of Andrew Roldan was not a mistake after all; he has served his time and is a free man. A bench warrant was issued Monday for Roldan after […]

Provisional warrant approved for Noe Torres

CNJ staff An arrest warrant to hasten extradition from Mexico has been obtained for Clovis fugitive Noe Torres. A provisional warrant for Torres has been approved, according to a press release issued Wednesday by state Attorney General Gary King. Torres is charged with murder in connection with the September 2005 shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. […]

Clovis woman arrested for marijuana distribution

CNJ staff A Clovis woman was arrested Wednesday for distribution of marijuana. Emily Jaramillo, 27, is being held in lieu of $26,000 bond and is charged with distribution of marijuana, two counts of child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Also arrested was Ray Gomez, 37, on a warrant for failure […]

Man wanted on Albuquerque armed robbery warrant arrested in Clovis

Clovis police arrested a 40-year-old man Monday wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on a robbery warrant from Albuquerque. Donald L. Howard is being held without bond on a federal warrant, jail officials said. An investigator from the district attorney’s office spotted him in traffic and alerted police. Police Chief Steve Sanders said his officers […]

Fugitive Klinker arrested while watching movie

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Missouri man wanted on a federal fugitive warrant didn’t get to finish watching the newly released “Star Trek” movie in Clovis on Monday. For the second time in a month, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerry Klinker on the same warrant, this time as he sat in […]

Police seek arrest warrant with stabbing case

Clovis detectives are seeking an arrest warrant in connection with a stabbing early Sunday morning. A Clovis man was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center after being stabbed twice, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department. A 20-year old Clovis man told police he got into a fight at a party at […]

Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large. Berry said the two […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Dec. 31 an officer responded to an alley in the 500 block of Heaslet for a public affray call. As officers arrived, they saw a man sitting on top of a woman with her hands pinned to the ground. […]

Oct. 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight time Sept. 20 officers were dispatched to the area of Grand and Mitchell for a vehicle with a weapon. A group of teens said they were dragging Main Street when a male in another vehicle threw something at their vehicle, […]

Police seek shooting suspect

CNJ staff A warrant was issued Thursday for a Clovis man charged with shooting at his neighbor during a dispute, court records show. Tranell Pleasant, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit a crime. Police responded to the 800 block of Sheldon Street around noon Wednesday for report of […]

Arrest warrant issued for Texico man

An arrest warrant has been obtained for a Texico man suspected of shooting at his wife Friday during a dispute at 838 Luther St. in Texico, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Javier Zapata, 19, is being sought on charges of assault against a family member with intent to commit a violent felony, shooting […]

April 17, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. April 10 an officer responded to a business in the 2500 block of Mabry Drive for a vehicle theft. A manager said a man rented a car in December and had not returned it. He said several unsuccessful attempts […]

Warrant issued for Grady fuel thefts

CNJ staff An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a 54-year-old Curry County man in connection with the theft of approximately 465 gallons of fuel from a Grady fuel station, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Robert “Bobby” L. Daniel is accused of stealing gas on three separate occasions between […]

Two more searches in county fair fund investigation

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The offices of the Curry County attorney and treasurer were searched Thursday by state police in connection with unaccounted for Curry County Fair funds, according to two search warrants filed in Curry County Magistrate Court. The warrant for County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout’s office specified officers were looking for “all […]

Report: County funds may be missing

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Court documents show Curry County may be missing $7,200 in funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. State police executed a search warrant at the county courthouse on Monday, County Manager Lance Pyle confirmed. The search warrant allowed police to examine documents, electronic data, information and correspondence related to […]

Meth lab discovered in empty Melrose house

CNJ staff Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are anticipated […]

Local Roundup: Student numbers exceed last year

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools enrollment is up slightly from last year, according to school officials. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said 7,884 students attended school Thursday, which is up 99 students compared to last year. First day enrollment was unavailable, Seidenwurm said. “We had several classes that didn’t get counted and things were kind […]