Child, mother thrown from car

By Michelle Seeber A 5-year-old boy and his mother, both of Clovis, were in critical condition Sunday at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after being thrown from a pickup truck. Authorities said the pickup rolled 1 1/2 times near Clovis Airport. Janice Lea, 39, was driving east from Clovis on 21st Street in a 1971 […]

Truck was tracked by telephone

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Delbert Sours holds the cell phone that was in the truck as the truck, along with Christmas presents, was stolen while he tried to help an injured motorist near his home. Authorities used his cell phone to track his truck. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours has his pickup truck […]

Present vanishes with truck

By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours said he was just trying to be a good Samaritan when he heard a vehicle crash outside his Pleasant Hill farmhouse about 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. He didn’t expect one of the people involved in the crash to take his pickup truck and leave the scene. “The worst […]

Pine trees saved a life one Christmas

David Stevens This will be Bertha Stevens’ 85th Christmas. My grandmother owes the last 39 of them to a pile of Christmas trees. The event took place the day before Thanksgiving in 1964. My grandparents had planned to drive into the mountains of New Mexico, pick up a load of Christmas trees, and bring them […]

Police Blotter 12/4

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis police responded to the 1500 block of Ross about 9 p.m. Nov. 25 where a resident reported that a window-locking device on a van had been popped. A duffel bag and various tools worth about $300 were taken from the vehicle. […]

Police Blotter 12/3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A city sanitation truck driver called police about 10:45 a.m. Nov. 25 to report that he had struck and severed a gas line in the alley between Prince and Lea streets south of Piersal Street. The driver said he had moved over […]

Police Blotter 11/18

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 1960 Volkswagen Beetle received moderate damage and its driver had a minor head injury following a 9 p.m. Wednesday crash near the corner of Norris and Mariposa. Police reported the Volkswagen driver and a witness saw a white GMC pickup turn […]

Police Blotter 11/10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, police received a report of a crash on the corner of Thornton and Purdue streets. The 29-year-old male driver of a GMC pickup said he was northbound on Thornton when he hit the rear end of a Toyota […]

Pedestrian killed when struck by car

CNJ STAFF An 80-year-old man was struck and killed by a motorist on the 2200 block of North Prince Street on Saturday night, police said. Late Saturday night police identified the victim as Robert Grimm. Sgt. John Corley of the Clovis Police Department said Grimm, whose hometown was not immediately known, was hit about 6:45 […]

Police Blotter 11/6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Responding about 10 a.m. Oct. 30 to a drive-through restaurant, Clovis police found someone had shot the outside menu board with an air gun, leaving six holes in the plexiglass doors of the order board. Restaurant staff estimated damage at $200. >>> […]