Police Blotter: 9-12-04

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Sept. 3 to the 400 block of Manana in reference to a burglary in progress. The resident said she heard two loud bangs from the direction of her back yard. She saw that her the storm door to her […]

Suit alleges city, officer negligent in death of Bobbie Lynn Sandoval

By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER The family of a Clovis woman who died July 4 in a vehicle pursuit involving police has filed suit against the city and a Clovis police officer. A civil complaint, filed last month in 9th Judicial District Court by the estate of Bobbie Lynn Sandoval, charges the city and […]

Nursing home owner tells his side of story

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer When Dr. Ali Ghaffari and his wife moved to Clovis in 1985, starting a facility to help older people was among their goals. “I like helping people,” Ghaffari said. “Me and my wife are both in the medical field; she is a pharmacist, I am a physician. This […]

Argument ends with man’s death

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 21-year-old Clovis man is being held on murder charges in connection with Monday night’s shooting of two Clovis men, one of whom died at the scene. Mark Madrid faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 53, police said. Madrid also faces […]