Police make busts in burglary outbreak

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are cutting into a recent spike in burglaries, making more than half a dozen arrests in the last two weeks, according to department officials. Sgt. Jerry Wike, a detective division supervisor, said his department has received more than 60 burglary reports in the last two months. The calls […]

Grady experiences rash of burglaries

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating four weekend burglaries in Grady, according to a press release. Burglaries to the Grady Schools, City Hall, the Senior Center and the Grady Post Office occurred Sunday, the release said. The burglaries were reported to law enforcement Monday. A reward of $1,000 is being offered by […]

Prince Street has vandelism outbreak

Local Roundup Clovis Police have responded to more than 20 burglaries and 40 reports of criminal damage since Friday, police said. Police said several of the burglaries were concentrated in the area of North Prince Street while the vandalism incidents were widespread, including areas of Fred Dougherty and Pile streets. Most of the burglaries involved […]

Tip results in burglary arrests

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A loosely formed theft ring that targeted rural homes went too far when they broke into the home of a state police agent and stole his service gun. An anonymous tip to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department that identified a suspect in the July 18 break-in led to 10 […]

Sheriff: Burglaries appear related

CNJ Staff A string of home burglaries in Curry County earlier this week appear to be connected, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Between Monday and Wednesday there were four burglaries, all but one occurred in a subdivision located north of Mesa Elementary School, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said. The fourth occurred on N.M. 77 […]

Cops & courts: Melrose Mayor Hester involved in altercation

Police responded April 16 to a Melrose residence in reference to a fight between the Melrose mayor and a Clovis resident. Melrose mayor Ray Hester struck another man during an altercation at a mutual friend’s house, according to a police report. The police report shows the complainant, Darrell Boney, said he heard yelling in a […]

Cops & Courts: Clovis churches recently burglarized

CNJ staff Clovis police are looking for suspects in a recent string of church burglaries. Police say three churches have been burglarized in the past month, and suspects have stolen everything from musical instruments and food to computers and televisions. Among the churches burglarized are Prince Street Baptist Church, hit twice between Jan. 8-10; Kingswood […]