Local Roundup: Volunteers needed to serve on boards

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The city of Clovis has volunteer vacancies on the Clovis-Carver Public Library Board, Economic Development Tax Advisory Board and Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board.

Clovis-Carver Library Board: Meets quarterly at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month.

Economic Development Tax Advisory Board: Makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding disbursement of the economic development tax funds. Positions are open for representation from commission districts, banking/finance, utility service provider, industry representative and representative living in Curry County.

Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: Meetings are scheduled as needed. The committee has vacancies for representatives from the hotel industry and industry primarily serving tourists.

Residents interested in serving should contact assistant city clerk Claire H. Burroughes at 763-9653 for information and an application form.

Portales Police seize cocaine
PORTALES — Portales Police seized cocaine with a street value of more than $27,000 Tuesday from a city residence.

Acting on a search warrant, police found more than nine ounces of cocaine inside a residence at 1213 N. Ave. M.
The occupants of the house were not home at the time,, according to a news release.

According to Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for the Portales Police Department, arrests warrants had been issued for suspects in the case and the police department had been in contact with attorneys representing the individuals.

Berry said information in the case first developed about a month ago, but information from informants and other sources brought the case together this week.

Officers searching for armed robber
PORTALES — Portales Police were seeking an arrest warrant Wednesday night for a man they believed robbed Video World, 505 W. 18th St., Tuesday night, and possibly another video store last week.

Police served search warrants at a home on West 17th Lane on Wednesday and recovered items they believe were used in Tuesday’s robbery, including a handgun, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for Portales Police.

No arrests had been made by press time, according to Berry.

Berry said based on the similarity in suspect descriptions and items collected at the West 17th Lane residence, the suspect in Tuesday’s robbery could be the same person that held up Landall’s Box Office on Friday.

Police were called to Video World about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday after a report of an armed robbery.

Police say a Hispanic male in his 20s entered the store and demanded the money from the register while brandishing a handgun. Berry said the sole employee in the store at the time, complied with the robber’s demands and the suspect left the store with an undetermined amount of cash.

According to Berry witnesses outside the store confirmed that the individual left on foot. He said the suspect was described as just under 6 foot tall, wearing a blue bandanna over his face, a black baseball cap and baggy pants.