Homicide suspect in custody

CNJ staff Clovis police today said they now have a suspect in custody for the killing of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams at her Lea Street home. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the man is being held by police on unrelated warrants and has not been charged with the homicide. “We believe we have the suspect, we’re not […]

Dec. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Nov. 22 an officer on duty in the area of 16th and Prince Streets was told of a subject seen carrying a firearm. Officers located the subject and after a brief foot pursuit, took the man into custody. A […]

Five arrested in home invasions

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Sgt. Robbie Telles searches the grass in the front yards of residences in the 1700 block of Sheldon Street Tuesday following another home invasion incident. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police were in the process of arresting five suspects Tuesday night in connection with a series […]

County inmate escapes during medical furlough

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Courtesy photo Shane May escaped from jail while released on a medical furlough to see the dentist. CNJ staff A convicted drug trafficker is on the run after failing to return to custody following a court-approved medical furlough, according to the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matthew Chandler said an arrest warrant was issued Wednesday […]

Officials ferret out solution

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials said a ferret in the custody of Clovis Animal Control is headed to the zoo if her owner cannot be verified. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A ferret at the center of custody battle will be calling Hillcrest Park Zoo home if her owner can’t be identified by […]

Man escapes from police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fugitive escaped police custody Saturday morning under the guise of helping them recover property stolen in local burglaries, according to a police report. Michael Gutierrez, 22, of Clovis was arrested around 10 a.m. Saturday on an outstanding warrant, the report said. The warrant was for burglary, larceny, conspiracy […]

Escape attempt hits dead end

CNJ staff A Curry County Juvenile Detention Center inmate learned the hard way: A life of crime can lead to a dead end. A 17-year-old male tried to escape from his holding cell Thursday afternoon by standing on a chair and crawling into a 1-foot-square vent, Assistant District Attorney Fred Van Soelen said. The problem […]

Clovis man charged with murder found in custody elsewhere

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was discovered by local authorities on Wednesday to be in custody in Los Angeles. William Riley, 33, was slated to go to trial in Curry County in less than a month in connection with the June 2004 slaying of Roshawn Pitts. That trial […]

Child placed in protective custody

CNJ staff A young child was removed from Cannon Air Force Base on Tuesday and placed into protective custody, sheriff’s officials said. Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said the deputy who responded to the call indicated the child was in danger. Hatcher wouldn’t elaborate on the condition or the circumstances involving the child. Cannon officials […]

Shots fired, three taken into custody

CNJ Staff Three people were taken into custody early Sunday after a single shot was fired into a residence at 308 Sandoval, according to a Clovis Police Department news release. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the residence around 2 a.m. Sunday. Mabel Cordova said a bedroom window in her home had been […]