Muleshoe bomb threat fails to delay senator’s visit

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Training device creates bomb scare

Freedom New Mexico A Monday night bomb scare turned into a training exercise for Cannon Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel when a brief case filled with bomb components turned out to be a dummy device made for training. Responders concluded the device was a training aid that had been owned by a deceased Albuquerque arson investigator. […]

April 24 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. April 9 an officer responded to a public building in the 700 block of Main Street for a bomb threat. Dispatch said a female reported her boyfriend put a bomb in the courthouse. Officers checked the building but found […]

Reaper drops bomb on anti-Iraqi forces

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USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft prepares to taxi out of a hangar on Aug. 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs Joint Base Balad, Iraq — An MQ-9 Reaper dropped a 500-pound bomb against an anti-Iraqi target on […]

Man arrested for Clovis bank robbery

Arrest made in Hilltop bank robbery

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Curry County Adult Detention Center booking photo Frank Lasky IV, 22, was arrested Tuesday for robbing the New Mexico Bank & Trust at Hilltop Plaza in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Sing it again, John

Comedian Argus Hamilton is still getting mileage out of John McCain’s “Bomb Iran” song.

Bank receives fourth threat in six months

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police officers leave the Bank of America on Prince Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after it received its fourth bomb threat in six months. CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the fourth bomb threat in six months at Bank of America on North Prince Street. The bomb threat was […]

Possible bomb threat at bank

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a possible bomb threat this morning at Bank of America on North Prince Street. A bomb threat was reported at the bank on the police scanner at 11:02 A.M. Customers were evacuted from the bank and police have blocked off the parking lot. The bank has received three bomb […]

Bomb threat reported at Bank of America

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Police officers stand outside Bank of America on North Prince Tuesday after it was evacuated because of a bomb threat around 1 p.m. No bomb was found and the bank reopened around 3 p.m. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Bank of America received its third bomb scare in […]

Atomic History

By Tom Berg: Freedom News Service Surviving ground zero: Two Marines, one from Jacksonville, N.C., absorbed the blast. But could they withstand the fallout 50 years later? HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – It was 50 years ago this month the two men defied death in the Nevada desert. One hour before dawn, the young Marines were […]

Bank receives second bomb threat

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis police officers gather in the parking lot of the Bank of America on Prince Street as they begin securing the area after a bomb threat was reported by the bank. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A bomb threat received by Bank of America on North Prince Street led […]

Police press release on bomb threat

Here is the press release issued Friday by Clovis police following a bomb threat at Bank of America: On 06/29/2007 at about 10:58 AM the Clovis Police Department received a call from Bank of America staff reporting that they had received a bomb threat from a female caller asking if it was the bank that […]

Bomb threat just a scare

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A Cannon Air Force Base explosive detection dog and his handlers, members of Cannon Security Forces, run away from Bank of America on Prince Street Monday after the dog indicated the possible presence of explosives in the building. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police closed down several blocks […]

Bank robbery suspect at large

CNJ Staff No suspect had been identified or apprehended late Saturday night in connection with Friday’s robbery of the New Mexico Bank & Trust branch in the Hilltop Plaza, according to an official of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bill Elwell, special agent with the FBI Albuquerque division, said the case is “still a pending […]

Witness: Robber was calm

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The man who robbed a Clovis bank on Friday morning calmly walked out after leaving what he claimed was a bomb on the counter, according to a witness who asked not to be identified. The device was later determined to be nonexplosive, officials said. The witness, whose identity is […]

Arrest sidetracks ex-ENMU student’s work

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Joshua Gilpin holds up a jar of sodium chloride at his Portales apartment. Gilpin studied chemistry at Eastern New Mexico University. (Freedom Newspapers: William Thompson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Joshua Gilpin turned his Portales kitchen into a makeshift laboratory last November. The Eastern New Mexico University graduate student took three chemical solvents from […]

There are no degrees of separation in combat

Maj. David Nicholson Are Airmen Warriors? We are at war. In case you need a reminder, just tune your TV to any news channel and it won’t be long before you hear about the latest military operation launched or the current U.S. body count. Most of the press centers around the Army and Marines, as […]

Grand jury indicts former student in bomb scare

Staff reports A Roosevelt County grand jury indicted a former Eastern New Mexico University student Wednesday on charges related to a recent bomb scare, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was indicted on charges of possession of an explosive incendiary device, possession of marijuana, larceny and tampering with evidence. Gilpin’s […]

Family defends bomb scare suspect

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The sister of an Eastern New Mexico University student charged in connection with a Nov. 2 campus bomb scare says authorities have an innocent man in custody. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was arrested hours after school officials evacuated an ENMU science building and recovered chemicals that — if combined — […]