Police blotter: Oct. 24, 2012

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:50 a.m..: Caller reported being poisoned by meth he took four days ago, 100 block of Cooper Court. 7:10 a.m.: Caller reported graffiti on their bathroom doors, 700 block of North Main Street. 8:44 a.m.: Caller reported two females outside verbally and physically [...]

Council set to meet regarding Portales police chief hire

Portales city councilors will meet the top candidate for Portales police chief Friday, according to City Manager Tom Howell. Howell declined to identify the candidate, who was among the three finalists interviewed, citing it was a personnel issue. The finalists are Portales Police Department Lt. Mark Cage, Daniel Shawn Fullagar of Coppell, Texas, and Charles [...]

Police blotter: Aug. 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 12:57 a.m.: Caller reported a male shoplifted an 18 pack of beer and left on foot, 600 block of Prince. 5:24 a.m.: Caller reported his tailgate was taken off his vehicle, 4500 block of Prince. 7:32 a.m.: Caller reported a broken window at [...]

Update: California man arrested in stabbing death

A California man visiting Clovis as part of a cross-country trip died from a stab wound Friday morning and police have charged an acquaintance with his death, according to law enforcement officials. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis police search for evidence Friday in a vehicle thought to belong to the suspect or the victim [...]

Group collecting public official pay records

Sharna Johnson Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the public. The data — with intentions of eventually including all counties and cities in the state — is being [...]

Portales residents accused of stealing scrap metal

Three Portales residents have been arrested and accused of stealing scrap metal and irrigation pumps while a child slept in their vehicle, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, deputies were sent to the 2200 block of South Roosevelt Road 4 after someone called to report possible illegal dumping. While [...]

Portales man facing felony charges

Freedom New Mexico After a short chase, a Portales man was arrested Friday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender and resisting arrest, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Covington, 43, was apprehended near South Roosevelt Road 5 Lane and South Roosevelt Road U about 11:30 a.m., according to a [...]

Tucumcari man found guilty of kidnapping, attempted murder


Thomas Garcia A jury on Wednesday found a Tucumcari man guilty of five felonies including attempted murder and kidnapping. Sentencing has been set for 1 p.m. Tuesday. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was silent in the 10th Judicial District Court as Justice Albert J. Mitchell read the jury’s verdicts to close the four-day trial. The victim, [...]

Press release: Clovis PD plan DWI saturation patrols

On September 20th, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM, September 21st from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM September 22nd from 10:00 PM to 02:00AM and September 23rd from 08:00 PM to Midnight, September 24th from 10:00 PM to 02:00AM and September 26th from 2000 PM to Midnight, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will [...]

Press release: Pet licensing begins July 19

In April, 2010, the Clovis City Commission voted in favor of Municipal Ordinance # 1925-2010 requiring the Clovis Police Department Animal Control Unit initiate an Animal Registration/Identification License program.