Police: Three vehicles stolen, burned

Benna Sayyed

The Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of three vehicles that were found ablaze in separate locations in Clovis within a two-hour time frame early Tuesday morning.

According to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney, one of the vehicles belonging to the son-in-law of Municipal Judge Jan M. Garrett was stolen from the judge’s residence in Clovis.

Whitney said a second vehicle was stolen from Clovis, while the third was taken from Artesia.

One vehicle was discovered burning at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday on Curry Rd 13, Whitney said. Another was found in the southwest edge of town near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Waldhauser. The third was found in an open field near 3100 Thornton between the Masonic Lodge and a local church.

Whitney said early Tuesday evening he didn’t know if there was a connection between the stolen vehicles.

Whitney said local law enforcement are working to identify the owners of the other vehicles. He said didn’t have any other details in the cases.