Police investigating domestic dispute that resulted in shooting

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a domestic dispute that resulted in a woman being shot Wednesday night. Just before 6 p.m., police were called to an apartment in the 900 block of Jones Street for a report a woman had been shot. Police Chief Steve Sanders said the woman was transported to Plains Regional […]

Police investigating purse snatching

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a Thursday night purse snatching. A woman told police she was getting into her vehicle in the Albertson’s parking lot on North Prince Street just before 9 p.m. when a man grabbed her purse and pushed her into her vehicle, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said by e-mail. The suspect […]

Police investigating business burglaries

Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a series of burglaries at businesses in north Clovis and Curry County. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Wednesday morning his department received at least four reports of businesses broken into overnight in north Clovis. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said his office has received several reports of burglaries […]

Police make arrest in fatal shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller views a 10th Street apartment where a body was found Tuesday morning. Police have classified the death as suspicious. By Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writers A 37-year-old Clovis man was arrested Tuesday and charged in the shooting death of Gary Gill, 48, […]

Portales police investigating homicide

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PNT Staff Photo: Argen Duncan Police officers confer at a residence on Main Street involved in a homicide Monday night. One male was killed and three others injured, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 25-year-old Portales man died of multiple stab wounds Monday night in a fight that spanned more than […]

Clovis man killed by hay bale

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Oscar Brooks, 61, was unloading a trailer of round bales at a farm owned by his family when he was killed, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. CNJ staff A 61-year-old Clovis man is dead following an afternoon farm accident Wednesday. Oscar Brooks was killed when a large round hay bale […]

Sheriff’s office investigating inmate assault

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the beating of an inmate Tuesday night at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Around 8:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the jail for a report of a 33-year-old male inmate who had been beaten by other inmates, police records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the […]

Police investigating man’s disappearance

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Courtesy photo Doyle “Eddy” Windham CNJ Staff Police are looking for a 41-year-old Clovis man who disappeared after leaving work Aug. 9. Doyle “Eddy” Windham was last seen leaving work at an Allsup’s convenience store on East First Street as he went to make the store’s deposit, according to a police report. His family has […]

Sheriff’s department investigating stabbing report at county fair

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fight between two teenage boys at the Curry County Fair that happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday which resulted in one boy being transported to the hospital with knife wounds. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies heard there had been a fight and found the 16-year-old in […]

Police investigating hit-and-run

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating a hit and run that injured a 30-year-old Roswell man. According to a police report, Greg Nielson was walking in the area of Sycamore and Sharondale streets around 9 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a dark colored car headed northbound on Sycamore. Nielson suffered injuries to […]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said […]

TB confirmed in Curry County inmate

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File photo Curry County and New Mexico Department of Health officials are scrambling to trace a Curry County Detention Center inmate’s steps through the facility after he tested positive for tuberculosis July 1. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Curry County and New Mexico Department of Health officials are scrambling to trace a Curry County […]

Business feature: Regulators investigating cell phone providers, manufacturers

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CNJ photo illustration: Tony Bullocks Smaller service providers are concerned that exclusive contracts between manufacturers and bigger-name companies are hurting their business. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Federal regulators are beginning to take a look at business relationships between cellular phone providers and manufacturers. And regional providers like Plateau Wireless in Clovis say they […]

Officials investigating ‘suspicious death’

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Department are investigating what they’ve termed a “suspicious death” of a man at a home on 14th Street near Rencher. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police found a man dead Tuesday morning after responding to a report of a stabbing in a 14th Street home, records […]

Police investigating vehicle rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a one-vehicle rollover Thursday night. Police responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m. Clovis police Sgt. Roman Romero said an F-150 truck was involved in a chase with an unknown vehicle before it flipped over. The truck was heading eastbound on 6th street when […]

Police investigating drive-by shooting

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Police are investigating a drive-by shooting at the home of a Clovis man whose younger brother was shot and killed more than three years ago. Around 11 p.m. Saturday, Ruben Perez flagged down an officer to report his residence in the 1000 block of Hondo had been shot at, according […]

DA reviewing police shooting report

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JaWayne Helfferich, 39, was shot by a Texas officer after a police chase in November. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A months-long investigation into the shooting of a Clovis man after a police chase by Texas officers is now in the hands of the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday morning […]

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 […]

Police investigating Texico death

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis police Lt. Roger Grah and Dan Blair, an investigator with the district attorney’s office stand in front of a residence where a homicide occurred Tuesday night in Texico. By Sharna Johnson A man killed Tuesday night in Texico was shot during a robbery attempt, according to the Curry County […]

Officials investigating drug discovery at detention center

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of narcotics and contraband Monday night in the visitor’s bathroom at the adult detention center. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said a detention center officer found a package containing tobacco, a small amount of marijuana, a vial containing an unidentified substance that was labeled “methotrexate” and […]