Press release: Men arrested for grain theft

On Tuesday, March 8th, Curry County Sheriff’s investigators concluded an investigation into multiple thefts of livestock feed from Peavy Grain, in the Clovis area. As a result of this investigation, the following individuals have been arrested and charged in connection to the thefts.

Press release: Woman arrested for childrens’ truancy

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Nicole Pitcock, age 34, was arrested today on two (2) counts of Forgery (4th degree felonies) and two (2) counts of Compulsory School Attendance Violations (petty misdemeanors). In November of 2010, Pitcock was notified by officials at a Clovis elementary school that both […]

Tucumcari officer arrested for assault

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari Police officer was arrested Saturday morning for aggravated assault and battery of a household member. “Robert Vargas was placed on paid administrative leave, effective Monday,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel. New Mexico State Police officers responded to a domestic dispute call at 11:35 p.m., Friday at a residence on […]

Portales mechanic facing child porn charges

Sharna Johnson A Portales mechanic has been charged with possessing child pornography. David L. Payton, 43, of Portales was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of children by possession, according to a new release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. He would face a maximum sentence of nine years if convicted. […]

Agents seize more than $100,000 in drugs

CNJ staff Regional drug agents intercepted a drug delivery in Clovis Wednesday, seized more than $100,000 in drugs, cash and property and arrested three area residents. Among items seized was more than $31,000 cocaine and $11,000 worth of meth, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Terming the seizure as “substantial,” […]

Curry inmate charged in attack

CNJ staff A 32-year-old Curry County inmate has been charged in connection with an attack Tuesday that left another inmate with a broken nose. Norman Bonner was arrested for aggravated battery and intimidation of a state’s witness, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Daniel Spurlin told investigators Bonner kicked and punched him in the […]

Portales man arrested in drug seizure

The Associated Press PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A New Mexico man and two Mexican citizens have been arrested after authorities seized about 85 pounds of cocaine at a Peoria home. Arizona Department of Public Safety officers served a search warrant at the house Tuesday. Detectives were searching for money, drugs and suspects believed to be […]

Inmate hospitalized after attempted suicide

Freedom New Mexico A 46-year-old man arrested Thursday evening for DWI is in a Lubbock hospital after he hanged himself by his boot laces in a Curry County jail bathroom. Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Curry County Detention Center just before midnight Thursday night for a report of a suicide attempt, according to Undersheriff […]

Police arrest two in stabbing

CNJ staff report Clovis police arrested two men Monday in connection with a Sept. 18 stabbing. Kenneth Lamar Nash, 24, and Angelo Vargas, 25, are being held at the Curry County jail. Vargas is facing two charges — aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated burglary — and is being held on $35,000 bond, […]

Portales man arrested for outstanding library fines

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez was arrested in Portales Sept. 21 for failing to pay outstanding library fines. Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez may not remember the titles of the library books he lost, but he won’t forget being arrested for not paying the fines. Chavez, 29, was arrested in Portales on Sept. 21, […]

Houston teacher arrested after Curry County online sting

CNJ staff report A Houston area school teacher was arrested Friday for child solicitation following an investigation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Crawley, 30, is being held in Harris County, Texas, in lieu of $200,000 bond, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Monday. Curry County deputies contacted the Harris County Texas High Tech Crimes Unit, […]

Police blotter — Sept. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Aug. 24, an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Davis Street for a report of battery. A man said he was lying on his bed and his wife came in the room and started arguing […]

Portales man arrested in connection with kidnapping

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O’Hare Freedom New Mexico A Portales man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with a beating incident last month. Police said they are searching for two other men who may have also been involved. Randall O’Hare, 24, was arrested Friday, posted a $10,000 bond and was released. Luis “Jax” Pietrzak, 26, of Portales said […]

13-year-old charged with burglary in Portales homicide

Freedom New Mexico Portales police arrested a 13-year-old

Two arrests made in Muleshoe shooting

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Michael Garcia, 25, was charged with first-degree murder in a July 4 Muleshoe shooting. Two Muleshoe men were arrested Monday night and charged with murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Muleshoe man. Law enforcement officials offered few details about the case, citing a possibility of more suspects. Daniel Mendoza, 20, and Michael Garcia, […]

Three Portales women arrested in drug bust

Freedom New Mexico Three Roosevelt County women were arrested on drug charges on Wednesday, a joint effort by Roosevelt and Curry county sheriff’s offices, Portales and Clovis police departments. The arrests were made in the 800 block of South Avenue G. A narcotics search warrant was executed and during the search deputies found methamphetamine, cocaine […]

Albuquerque man arrested for child solicitation

CNJ staff Police said a 35-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested Saturday when he showed up at what he believed to be the home of an 11-year-old girl he had arranged to meet. Kevin Dwyer is being held at the Curry County jail on two felony counts of child solicitation by electronic communication device, according to […]

Portales auction owner charged with embezzlement

Freedom New Mexico The owner of the closed Portales Livestock Auction has been charged with embezzling nearly half a million dollars from a customer. Randy Bouldin, 39, was arrested June 2 on a charge of embezzlement over $20,000, court records show. He was released on a $10,000 bond the same day. Bouldin is accused of […]

Press release: Portales auction owner arrested for embezzling

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that the District Attorney’s Office arrested Randy Bouldin, age 39, on one (1) count of Embezzlement over $20,000. The incident stems from December 2008, when Randy Bouldin, owner of Portales Livestock Auction, was commissioned to auction approximately 1,000 head of dairy cattle for a Portales dairy. After […]

Pep man arrested on charges of producing pornographic material

CNJ staff A 41-year-old Pep man has been arrested on charges of violating his parole by producing pornographic material, and two women he employed were arrested on charges of prostitution and encouraging parole violation, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Parole violation is a felony, and prostitution is a misdemeanor. […]