Press release: Homicide investigated

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at approximately 8:45 PM, the Clovis Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call of shots being fired in the 1000 block of N. Prince Street. As officers were enroute to the area, the dispatch center received a second call indicating a person was “down.”

Report: Suicides, accidental deaths up slightly in 2010

Sharna Johnson There was a slight increase in suicides and accidental deaths in Curry County during 2010. The annual report prepared by the state Office of the Medical Investigator shows there were six suicides in 2010, up from four, and 24 accidental deaths, an increase from 21 in 2009. Deaths investigated through autopsy and toxicology [...]

Jail escape attempt being investigated

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted escape from the jail Thursday. Investigators were called to the jail around 5 p.m. after a lieutenant at the facility noticed unusual inmate activity in one of the pods, Undersheriff Wesley Waller wrote in an e-mail Monday. Waller said the lieutenant went to investigate [...]

Structure fire being investigated

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a fire in an empty house on Pile Street. The fire was called in about 9:25 p.m. Saturday for an empty building located at 1305 Pile, Chief Ike Burns said. Burns said arson is likely, and the case is under investigation. He added the fire was contained [...]

Jail battery being investigated

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Sunday battery of an inmate at the detention center. Just before 10 p.m., deputies were called to the Curry County Adult Detention Center for a male battery victim, records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said a 33-year-old was beaten in Pod 6. He was transported to [...]

Voters speak out on District 5 race

Chandler has experience to back him up Caleb Chandler is obviously the most experienced and qualified candidate for County Commission District 5. Examples: 1. Detention Center problems: Caleb chaired the Joint House and Senate Legislative Committee that investigated the 1980

Police investigate forged doctors’ notes

CNJ staff A Clovis woman is being investigated for forging doctors’ notes to explain her child’s absences from school. Clovis Municipal Schools officials contacted police about a week ago and turned over 14 doctors’ notes the suspect had sent to her daughter’s Clovis elementary school to explain her absences, according to a police report released [...]

Armed robbery being investigated

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an early Monday morning robbery at a home southeast of Clovis. Police were called to the 800 block of Curry Road 6 around 4 a.m. for a report of a robbery, records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the incident occurred around midnight but law enforcement wasn’t called [...]

Portales restaurant, salmonella link investigated

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico State health officials are investigating the possibility of a link between six reported cases of salmonella and a Portales restaurant, according to a New Mexico Department of Health press release. All six people ate at La Hacienda Restaurant in Portales prior to becoming ill, according to Dr. Winona Stoltzfus, [...]

Lariat death being investigated

CNJ staff The work-related death of a grain inspector Friday in Lariat is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a company official said. Johnny Torres, 38, of Farwell was killed when he slipped and fell under a train, according to Bill Prince, owner of Farwell Grain and Inspection. Torres worked for the [...]