Sheriff’s department investigating possible arson

An arson investigator from the Curry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a house fire Saturday in Melrose, officials said. Firefighters were called to 516 Second St. about 8 p.m. when a neighbor noticed a fire, according to village Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. The residents were not home when the fire started, she said. “The fire […]

Police investigating stabbing incident

CNJ staff Police are investigating a Tuesday stabbing incident involving a Clovis couple. A 35-year-old woman called police around 2 a.m. from an undisclosed residence and reported she was cut several times on the arms by her former husband, according to a police report. The woman said her ex-husband threatened her over the telephone saying […]

Police investigating accidents involving fleeing motorists

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two vehicle accidents this weekend in which the driver left the scene. The first incident occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday when deputies responded to a report of a vehicle lying upside down in a ditch near the entrance to Ned Houk Park, […]

Officials investigating drug discovery

Curry County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into the discovery of drugs in the lobby of the jail Monday morning. Just before 2 a.m., a caller notified police drugs and tobacco had been found, records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed the discovery Monday but declined to discuss details, citing an ongoing investigation.

Pizza Hut robbed Sunday night

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday night at the Pizza Hut on 21st Street. According to a CPD press release: • Just before midnight after the restaurant had closed, an employee was confronted outside by a male with a bandana over his mouth holding a small rifle-type gun. • The suspect […]

Police investigating criminal damage spree

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a rash of vehicle damage incidents reported Wednesday morning in the Jonquil and Colonial Park areas. As of 9:30 a.m. police had received 25 reports from residents in the northeast Clovis neighborhoods, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Officers were in the area taking reports as they came in, Whitney said. […]

Sheriff’s office investigating Thursday stabbing

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Thursday stabbing of a 25-year-old man. Jonathan Barel was initially treated at Plains Regional Medical Center and later transferred to a Lubbock hospital with a 4-inch laceration to the left leg below the knee, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday. Waller said deputies were dispatched to […]

Portales police investigating assault

Freedom New Mexico staff A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night. Portales Police officers responded to an assault call at 11:30 p.m.

Police investigating another home invasion

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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. CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating an early Tuesday morning home invasion, according to department officials.

Portales police investigating stabbing death

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Portales Police were investigating a stabbing at 901 S. Main in Portales that resulted in the death of a Portales man. Police had a suspect in custody Monday. Freedom New Mexico Police were investigating an apparent stabbing Monday that ended in the death of a Portales man. According to Capt. […]

State police investigating toddler death

State police said a 20-month-old boy was killed Wednesday evening in the 2300 block of South Prince Street after being hit by a vehicle. State police spokesman Lt. Rick Anglada said a vehicle was backing out of the driveway when it ran over the child. Anglada said the child died at Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

Police investigating Clovis connection to Amarillo homicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Amarillo police are investigating the possibility of a Clovis connection to a recent homicide in Amarillo. A 45-year-old Clovis man called local police Monday after he saw an evening news story that reported painted quarters were connected to an Amarillo homicide, according to a report filed by Clovis police. […]

Police investigating weekend vandalism spree

CNJ staff An outbreak of broken windows, bashed mail boxes and spray painted cars kept police busy this weekend, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said around 45 incidents had already been reported and calls were continuing to come in Monday morning. The majority of the damage appears to have occurred Saturday night, Whitney said. […]

Arrest made in club shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Club B-lo-Zero was the scene of a shooting early Sunday morning. CNJ Staff A 29-year-old Clovis man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a Sunday morning shooting at a dance club outside the city limits, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Shannon Jackson is charged with assault with […]

One dies in Portales wreck

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel secure the scene of a car crash. One person was killed and another transported to a Lubbock hospital in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of N.M. 236 (Bethel Highway) and North Avenue O, according to Sheriff Darren […]

Bank receives fourth threat in six months

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police officers leave the Bank of America on Prince Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after it received its fourth bomb threat in six months. CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the fourth bomb threat in six months at Bank of America on North Prince Street. The bomb threat was […]

Sept. 12, 1963

City police were investigating the burglary of B & H Transfer Co. at 200 West First St. … The Clovis News Journal reported the estimated value of the real estate, aircraft, and equipment at Cannon Air Force Base was $145.3 million. … Gateway Auto Co., located at 600 Main, was holding a “Close Out Sale!”

One man dead in Clovis shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sheriff’s Department investigator Waldo Casarez at the scene Thursday of a shooting that took place at 512 West Sixth St. CNJ staff A 39-year-old Clovis man is dead and police are searching for an armed suspect who fled the scene following a shooting around 1:40 p.m. Thursday. Eladio Valdez Robledo […]

Abduction press conference notes

CNJ staff Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair on the safe recovery Friday of 10-year-old Marissa Graham, abducted from Texhoma, Okla., Thursday night: The recovery: We received the 911 call from a local convenience store that a little girl was there that had been kidnapped out of Oklahoma. We had received earlier or last night an […]

Clovis police investigating death

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a death they’ve termed “suspicious.” Emmett Salisbury, 36, was found about 1 p.m. Monday inside E’s Enterprises at 701 E. Grand Ave. He owned and operated the small thrift store at the corner of Grand Avenue and Ross Street. Clovis Police Lt. Patrick Whitney said Salisbury had a bloody […]