Jail footage released

Freedom New Mexico Curry County administration Friday released footage of two inmates eating lunch outside the jail July 27. The incident led Administrator Keith Norwood to fire the unidentified detention officer three days later. The two inmates in the video have been identified as Rico Sena, wearing a white bandana on his head, and Albert […]

Detention officer fired last week, county manager says

Sharna Johnson A Curry County detention officer has been fired for taking two inmates outside the jail to eat last week. Tuesday, County Manager Lance Pyle confirmed the detention officer was fired Friday by jail Administrator Keith Norwood. The detention officer has not been identified. Norwood said the two inmates were taken outside the jail […]

Police blotter — Aug. 1

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. July 14 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence to be there while a social worker took a child into custody. The worker told the officer a judge had issued an order three days prior, giving the state custody […]

Detention officer under investigation

Sharna Johnson A Curry County detention officer who took two inmates outside the jail to have lunch earlier this week is under administrative investigation, Administrator Keith Norwood said Thursday. Norwood said he stumbled onto the trio Tuesday as they sat on the east side of the detention center, eating their jail-prepared meals. One of the […]

Fired booking officer says she lacked training

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File photo A booking officer fired from the Curry County jail Monday for mistakenly releasing an inmate says she lacked training and support that might have prevented the mistake. Sharna Johnson A booking officer fired from the Curry County jail Monday for mistakenly releasing an inmate says she lacked training and support that might have […]

Police blotter — July 18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. July 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of criminal damage. A woman said she was asleep and woke when her bedroom window exploded and she […]

Police blotter — July 13

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. July 2, an officer responded to a business in the 900 block of Prince Street for a report of a vehicle crashing into a building. A woman told the officer she was backing up her vehicle and her foot […]

Police blotter — July 11

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. July 1, an officer responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Walnut for a report of criminal damage. A female resident told the officer someone had broken a window on her house about an hour prior. She […]

Police blotter — July 8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight June 26, an officer responded to a call of a robbery at a business in the 1400 block of Norris Street. A woman said a man came up to her and pushed her as she exited the store, grabbed her […]

Police blotter — July 4

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. June 21 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Hondo Street for a report of a stabbing. A man with a hole in his bottom lip told the officer a suspect he knew stopped his […]

State police say officer not at fault in crash

By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico State police say a Portales police officer who rolled his car responding to a call Saturday was not at fault in the crash. State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Tuesday the state agency would recommend to magistrate court that Officer Lee Ferguson be cited for not wearing a seat […]

Police investigating officer’s third auto accident

By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Saturday’s rollover accident involving Portales Police Officer Lee Ferguson — the officer’s third on-duty accident in four years — remained under investigation Monday night, police said. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges had been filed Monday night against either […]

Man convicted in shooting shot by Albuquerque police

Staff and wire reports A man convicted in the 1998 shooting death of a Tucumcari man was shot to death Tuesday by Albuquerque police. Albuquerque police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer at a truck stop as 42-year-old Julian Calbert formerly of Tucumcari. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a retired state police […]

Police blotter — June 6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. May 16 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of a trespasser. A woman said she was staying at the house with a juvenile female and the girl’s former boyfriend kept knocking on windows trying to […]

Seven-foot bull snake found on Seventh Street

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Watched by fellow officer Dennis Weist, Animal Control Officer Robin Wiggins, at 5-feet-two-inches tall, has difficulty fully stretching a Bull snake that was killed Thursday morning on Seventh Street. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A near 7-foot long dead Bull snake caught Clovis Animal Control Officer Dennis Weist by […]

Tucumcari police chief: Officer followed protocol in alleged cash theft

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]

Police blotter — May 9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. April 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Martin Street for a report of a structure fire. On arrival the officer observed a pickup truck on fire in the carport and noted the fire […]

Police blotter — May 2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. April 13 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of battery. A man told the officer a noise woke him and he saw a male standing over him. He said the male told him “your daughter […]

Upcoming Officer Training School board canceled

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Recruiting Service officials announced April 14 that they are canceling the upcoming summer Officer Training School board and possibly other future boards until further notice. The board is being canceled due to the Air Force’s recently announced overall Force Management program to reduce […]

4-11 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. March 27 an officer responded to a report of a motorcycle crash in the 900 block of Manana Boulevard. A woman told the officer she was on her way to take a motorcycle safety course to obtain a license […]