Police blotter — March 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday • 7:31 a.m.: Call in reference to a stray dog chained to a tire. Dog has dragged the tire and gotten wrapped around the caller’s porch swing. Caller has tried to help it but it growls at her, 200 block of Circle Drive. […]

Police blotter — March 20

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday • 12:20 a.m.: Caller reported that her sister attacked her, 1000 block of County Road 5. • 1:12 a.m.: Caller reported an officer responded to a domestic dispute, said there were four males outside who were waiting for him and threatened to shoot […]

Police blotter — March 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday • 9:12 a.m.: Caller reported his back door was left unlocked. There is now a set of keys on the kitchen table that don’t belong to him or his roommate, 200 block of Ruth. • 2:07 p.m.: Call in reference to a female […]

Police blotter — March 16

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday • 8:13 a.m.: Call in reference to a suicide attempt, 500 block of Hinkle. • 9:03 a.m.: Caller reported passing by a driveway and seeing a pickup with window broken out, 3100 block of Wicks. • 9:26 a.m.: Caller reported the apartment next […]

Police blotter — March 15

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday • 11:16 a.m.: Caller reported driving by and seeing a male hitting a female and then go inside, 100 block of Aspen. • 11:32 a.m.: Caller reported her ex came into her home uninvited and took items, 2100 block of Howard Cowper. • […]

Police blotter — March 14

Here are police, sheriff and fire call logs from Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday: • 12:45 a.m.: Caller reported a group of teenagers causing problem in the playground, 4300 block of Lew Wallace Drive. • 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported an unknown male kicked in his door and walked away, 800 block of Beta. • 2:07 […]

New budget may call for fee hike

As defense budgets grew over the past decade, Congress shrugged off complaints of runaway military health costs and blocked every proposal from the Bush administration to raise TRICARE fees sharply on retirees. Defense budgets have stopped rising, however, and Defense officials today are sounding more confident that Congress will follow last October’s $5-a-month bump in […]

Man sought for illness may have been spotted

CNJ staff A Clovis man sought in a statewide manhunt may have been spotted Monday near West Seventh and Thornton streets. Clovis police and Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed responding to a report of someone spotting Robert J. Gutierrez, 45, who officials say has active pulmonary tuberculosis and is considered infectious. Both departments responded […]

Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

State needs to put down phones

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Dear Gov. Susana Martinez, May I call you Susana? Or maybe even “Suzy?” I know we have not formally met. By “met,” I mean we have not been in the same town at the same time, ever. No problem. That’s the way I started out with your predecessor. By the end I was stalking him […]