Convenience store robbery suspect nabbed

Sharna Johnson A 21-year-old Clovis man was apprehended less than 30 minutes after police say he robbed a Stripes convenience store in north Clovis on Monday night. Robert Martinez is charged with robbery and aggravated assault, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said. Martinez is being held on $47,000 bond, according to jail officials. Officers were […]

Business digest — May 3

Stripes stores raise money for charity Stripes convenience stores raised $618,429 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during its March 7-April 3 fundraising campaign, according to a release from the company. Stripes has locations in Clovis, Portales, Texico and Muleshoe. Stripes raised funds by asking customers to purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon icon or donate spare […]

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Police, Docview partnering The Clovis Police Department is partnering with Docview for online processing of crash reports. Insurance companies and law firms representing citizens involved in the accidents can now purchase the crash reports at docview.us.com by paying a convenience fee. Citizens who do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still pick up […]

Convenience store expanding

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmie Amerson, job superintendent with Steward Builders of Weatherford, Texas, checks the bolt pattern Monday in the foundation of the Allsup’s store at 21st and Prince streets. CNJ staff Work is under way on a project that will more than double the size of a convenience store at one of […]

Redbox adds kiosk in Texico

CNJ staff Redbox, the company that distributes and maintains red automated DVD rental kiosks, has announced the opening of a new location at the Stripes convenience store, 225 Wheeler St., Texico. Consumers can rent DVDs from the Texico kiosk and return them to any of the more than 21,000 other locations across the country. Clovis […]

Police: Man in clown mask robs convenience store

CNJ staff A man wearing a clown mask robbed an Allsup’s convenience store of less than $50 early Sunday morning, according to Clovis police. Police were called to the store at 1500 Mabry Dr. around 6 a.m. for a report of a clerk robbed at gunpoint, records show. The clerk told police a “chunky” built […]

Zoning should be a case-by-case decision

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was couched under fiction, but a cursory reading revealed that it almost had to be factual. A brief Internet research time confirmed that to be the case. Mountain Gazette, a no-frills chronicle for outdoor lovers, carried the original story. In a ski town in Colorado, a ski town in […]

Two arrested in stabbing

Two men were arrested Monday night following a stabbing at a Clovis convenience store. Charles Jordan Jr., 19, and Abrey Fallis, 18, of Clovis were arrested by Clovis police. According to a release from the Clovis Police Department, witnesses at the Stripes convenience store on South Prince Street and Mabry Drive said they broke up […]

Police blotter — Aug. 30

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 6 a.m. Aug. 11 an officer responded to a convenience store in the 1300 block of Prince Street for a robbery report. An intoxicated man with lacerations on his arm and hand consistent with glass cuts, said he was jumped by a […]

Clovis woman arrested for robbery

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis woman is in jail after police said she stole beer and cigarettes from a convenience store Tuesday night using a pellet gun. Cindy Mendoza was taken into custody a few hours after police said she robbed the Allsup’s on the corner of Sycamore and Mabry Drive.She is charged with robbery […]

Convenience store robbed Sunday

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July 11, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. July 4 an officer responded to the 300 block of Sycamore Street for a robbery report. A man said he was walking home from a convenience store when a male and female suspect started following him, asking for money. […]

Convenience store chain Town & Country sold

Staff and wire reports CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Convenience store operator Susser Holdings Corp. said Friday it will acquire privately held convenience store chain Town & Country Food Stores for $361 million in cash. Town & Country operates 168 convenience stores in Texas and New Mexico, incluidng 28 locations in eastern New Mexico. Town & […]

Abductor still unknown

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The trail of a man accused of abducting a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl recovered Friday in Clovis has gone cold, according to an agent with the FBI in Oklahoma. “We have no idea who this is — we are hoping the public will step forward and (help us find him) […]

Abducted girl rescued in Clovis

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A 911 call from an abducted girl was made from the Allsup’s convenience store on Mabry Drive. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A missing 10-year-old Texhoma, Okla., girl was found safe Friday afternoon in Clovis, according to authorities who were still seeking her abductor. Marissa Marie Graham was able […]

Police look for female robbery suspect

CNJ Staff Clovis Police are looking for a woman they said robbed two city convenience stores Saturday with a machete. Just before 8 p.m., she entered a Shell gas station on East First Street wielding a knife and demanded money, according to a Clovis Police press release. The woman left without money in an older […]

Portales looking to solve dumpster dilemma

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales residents are leaving appliances, sheet rock materials, scattered garbage and furniture items next to dumpsters, and it’s causing a problem, say Portales city officials. Portales city officials said it’s increasing work for the limited solid waste crew and want the items placed in the Portales Convenience Center instead of […]

Small conveniences not always convenient

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Once in awhile, OK more like often, I get on a soap box and take note of things that really annoy me. Then I see a pattern emerging and presto … I A) Realize I have better things to do and move on or B) Ignore my conscience and write […]

3/29 Business Digest

Colonial Real Estate expanding The Colonial One Stop convenience store on Prince Street shut down March 18 to make way for an expansion of Colonial Real Estate. Gayla Brumfield, president of the real estate company and owner of the land, said the property will be used for additional offices. Colonial Real Estate will officially become […]

Stores implement double coverage

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer New Mexico convenience store employees will not have to brave the graveyard shift alone any more. Starting today, convenience stores must have two employees working between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or only allow customers access to clerks through safety features such as bulletproof glass under a new regulation […]