Press release: DWI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

On Saturday, August 28, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM, Saturday, September 4th from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM, and Monday, September 6th from 05:00PM to 09:00PM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Check Point in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI […]

Press release: Convicted murderer receives maximum sentence

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Robbin Banister pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison. Clovis, NM: Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that Robbin Banister, age 43, was sentenced today for one-count of Second Degree Murder. Banister pled guilty to the crime earlier this year but sentencing was postponed until a diagnostic […]

Press release: Police patroling school zones

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone that local schools are back in session as of Thursday, August 12, 2010. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. July 26 officers responded to a business in the 1200 block of Main Street for a burglary. The caller told dispatchers he noticed the rear door to the business was open. Officers found evidence the door had been pried […]

Two detention officers walk off job

CNJ staff Two Curry County jail detention officers walked off their night-shift jobs Wednesday, Administrator Keith Norwood said. Norwood said three officers still at the jail from a prior shift volunteered to continue working until others could be called into relieve them. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said he and two deputies also responded to the jail […]

Police blotter — July 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. July 10 officers responded to a business in the area of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Prince Street for a report of a drunk driver. Witnesses said someone who appeared intoxicated had purchased beer and then drove from the store, […]

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 […]

DWI checkpoint scheduled Saturday

On Saturday, 07/10/10, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Check Point somewhere within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.

Press release: Saturation patrols scheduled in Clovis

On Friday, July 09, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM, Tuesday July 13, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Thursday July 15, 2010 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, and Friday July 16, 2010 from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrol in […]

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 […]

Police blotter — May 30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon May 13 an officer responded to the 500 block of Thornton Street for a report of battery. A man told dispatch he had followed a man who had hit him. Officers met with the 20-year-old, who said he was driving […]

Lawsuit names Tucumcari police officers in theft

By Tom Sharpe Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Tuesday. Rose […]

Press Release: Clovis woman sentenced for robbery and battery

Clovis, NM ~ Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Ebony Bunton, age 20, a former Clovis basketball standout, was convicted of one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Aggravated Battery and ordered to serve five (5) years in the Department of Corrections. The charges stem from September 7, 2009 when […]

Police blotter — May 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. May 4 an officer responded to a restaurant in the 200 block of Seventh Street for a report of theft. A clerk told the officers a group of five young children ordered $46 in food. She said when she […]

Jail administration source of debate

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Talk of whether or not to add 10 new detention officer positions for the jail Tuesday turned to discussion of how the county should manage the facility. Commissioner Dan Stoddard said he believes the county should cease looking for an administrator and Sheriff Matt Murray should stay in command […]

County budget sent back to make room for jail officers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners told County Manager Lance Pyle to reconfigure his proposed preliminary budget Tuesday and come back with the money to hire 10 new detention officers at the jail. Commissioners were expected to vote on both preliminary budget and jail issues at a meeting held at the Grady […]

Commission to decide on detention officers

CNJ staff At today’s meeting Curry County Commissioners are expected to vote on adding 10 more detention officers to the ranks at the jail. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Grady Senior Citizen’s Center. Recommended by the jail committee and supported by Sheriff Matt Murray, the plan to add the additional officers […]

Police blotter — May 12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. April 25 officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of North Prince Street for a report of an attempted suicide. Dispatch told the officers a woman had reportedly stabbed herself in the abdomen. The officers made contact […]

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 […]

Press release: Clovis police plan sobriety checkpoints May 7-10

On Wednesday, May 05, 2010, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Thursday, May, 06, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Friday, May, 07, 2010 from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM, and Saturday, May 08, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrol in […]