Identity of police motorcycle accident victim released

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department on Monday identified the officer injured in a motorcycle accident as nine-year-veteran Sgt. Robert Denney. Denney injured his lower right leg as well as his pelvis when he lost control of his vehicle Saturday morning at Echols and Purdue in Clovis. He was practicing for a motorcycle training class […]

Incident Type: DWI Sobriety Check Point Scheduled For Saturday Night, August 02, 2008 in Clovis

Contact Person: Sgt. Robert Denney, 575-763-9444

New team tackles crime

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Police Detective Randy Pitcock, left, and Officer Jimmy Brown investigate after responding to a call in the 1600 block of E. Second Street. The officers responded to a call about a male outside the house discharging a weapon. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They may be circling the […]

DWI battle intensified

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ashlea Sink serves customers Tuesday at Webb’s Watering Hole. Sink said she supports efforts to curb drinking and driving and has no problem cutting off customers who have had too much to drink. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis police are doubling up their efforts against drunken driving this year […]

Cops and Courts: Man sentenced to life in mental health facility

A man accused of beating his elderly mother to death has been sentenced to life in the custody of the Department of Correction’s mental health facility, court records show. In a decision letter filed in the 9th Judicial District Court, Judge Stephen Quinn found Dwight Wagner, 52, to be incompetent and dangerous. “He will be […]

4/16 Local roundup

Pedestrian struck by car pronounced stable A pedestrian was struck by a car at North Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard late Friday night, according to Clovis Police Sgt. Robert Denney. The pedestrian is in stable condition at a local hospital, Denney said. However, he would not release the names of the victim or driver […]

Mother urges neighborhood drivers to slow down

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Krisha LeClear has been watching the cars zip by on Tierra Blanca for three years, and she does not like what she sees. Her oldest child is in second grade, but he is not even allowed on the sidewalk in front of her house. The section of street where […]

Clovis police officer injured during arrest

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A Clovis police officer was injured while making an arrest Saturday night and will be off duty for nine to 12 weeks. Officer Robert Denney called dispatchers about 11:15 p.m. Saturday to report he had begun a pursuit after seeing a 2001 Ford Escort driving southbound on Main […]

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it

By Jack King Clovis Police Officer Robert Denney grew up in Sauk Rapids, Minn., a town of 5,000. He said he can remember seeing a member of the town’s small police force driving by his family’s house on Christmas Day. “We knew him and I always appreciated the fact that he was out there working […]

Eye of the deluge

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City of Clovis employees Val Holguin and Jimmy Salazar work to pump water on Thursday from Seventh and Ash streets in Clovis. The city began pumping water at noon, and expected to pump throughout the night. By Darrell Todd Maurina and Jack King A torrential downpour early Thursday morning dumped more than 2 inches of […]