City comes to grips on gangs

By Darrell Todd Maurina Many members of the Clovis Public Safety Committee knew the city had a gang problem. Few, however, knew that Clovis now has documented 438 gang members — nearly a fivefold increase over the 88 documented gang members in December 2001. According to Sgt. Chris Kinley of the Clovis Police Department’s gang […]

Police blotter 6/25

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded about 2:30 a.m. on June 15 to the 1300 block of Hickory where a pregnant woman reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into the house and began yelling and pulling her hair with her children present. — Police arrived at […]

Police seek help solving robberies

CNJ Staff Clovis police are asking the community for help in locating men involved in three armed robberies in Clovis over the past week. The first robbery took place about 10 p.m. on June 14 at the Allsup’s store on the corner of Grand and Prince. According to police reports, two Hispanic males, both described […]

Stabbing leaves one injured

CNJ Staff A Saturday morning stabbing at the 600 block of Ross led to a Clovis man being transported by air ambulance to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. According to Detective Kirk Roberts of the Clovis Police Department, David Lopez was stabbed about 10 a.m. following an argument in front of several witnesses. No one else […]

Judge dismisses charges against officers

By Mike Linn PORTALES — A long, drawn-out feud took a major step toward resolution on Friday when Municipal Judge Fred Arnold dismissed contempt of court charges he filed against two Portales police officers. The dismissal came just hours before Arnold was scheduled to appear in court to defend one of three charges he filed […]

Police blotter 6/22

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A 17-year-old Clovis woman flagged down police on June 14 while they were driving past the county courthouse to report that she had been attacked by another Clovis woman. The second woman claimed the first had been driving by her place […]

Police blotter 6/20

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Early Friday morning, police responded to the 800 block of Sheldon after a battery incident. According to the victim, a former roommate had opened a window, gotten into the home, and concealed himself under the bed. The former roommate then began […]

Police blotter 6/19

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: After receiving a 911 call Thursday afternoon reporting a fight in progress between two women at the 300 block of Sheldon, police caught up with one woman who said a second woman had stolen her purse. When the first woman refused […]

Tucumcari officer retains certification

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Tucumcari police officer who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated said he will retain his police certification and hopes to return to duty next month. Sgt. Jeff Gonzales, a 12-year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department, remains on paid administrative leave, according to Police Chief Dennis Townsend. Gonzales said he […]

Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff report A Clovis convenience store was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night and police are looking for two suspects. Police Sgt. Rich Johnson said two men entered the Allsup’s at Grand and Prince Streets at 10:09 p.m. on Saturday. One man was armed with a small handgun, Johnson said. Johnson said he did […]

Police blotter 6/11

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Monday afternoon fight between a brother and sister in the 900 block of Locust St. ended with Clovis police issuing a warrant for the brother’s arrest on charges of battery on a household member. After the 20-year-old brother accused his […]

Police log

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Clovis police responded Wednesday afternoon to the 200 block of Olive to take a report of missing jewelry. According to police reports, two women’s diamond rings, a man’s diamond ring, and a silver jewelry box worth a total of $4,600 were […]

Cops and Courts 6/8

A Curry County grand jury handed down first degree murder indictments Friday afternoon in the double homicide of Wesley Griest and Alex Rodriguez on Feb. 28. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, the grand jury indicted Dominic L. Murphy, 25, of Clovis, on two counts of first degree murder and tampering with evidence, […]

Police blotter 6/8

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A fight outside a Clovis bar on May 30 led to an aggravated battery report to Clovis police. According to the police report, after a 21-year-old Clovis resident left the bar, he was punched in the back of the head by […]

Cops and Courts

A Curry County grand jury handed down first degree murder indictments Friday afternoon in the double homicide of Wesley Griest and Alex Rodriguez on Feb. 28. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, the grand jury indicted Dominic L. Murphy, 25, of Clovis, on two counts of first degree murder and tampering with evidence, […]

Police Blotter 6/6

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A 44-year-old male from Clovis reported he had been assaulted between midnight and 1 a.m. on May 28 at the 800 block of Mitchell. According to the report, the man was jumped by four unknown males and received scratches and cuts […]

Food bank location a concern

By Gary Mitchell A request by Life Saver Food Bank officials to relocate the non-profit organization to a site just west of the Clovis Police Department’s firing range caught the police chief by surprise. Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey told Clovis city commissioners Thursday that he was “concerned about the location of their building in […]

Storm loses punch

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Sunni Moberly, 8, looks Thursday into what used to be the bathroom of her mobile home north of Melrose. The mobile home was hit by a grain storage bin in Wednesday’s storm. By Darrell Todd Maurina Despite warnings of incoming severe weather, Thursday night storms fizzled out before reaching the Curry County line. “The closer […]

Man indicted in death of Friona cop

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Parmer County grand jury handed down a capital murder indictment Tuesday in what Sheriff Randy Geries believes is the county’s first capital murder case in at least 40 years. Jose Adam Gomez, 38, of Dumas, Texas, faces either the death penalty or life in prison if convicted of the April […]

Judge rules in favor of Portales patrolman

By Mike Linn Police 1, Judge Fred Arnold 0. Portales officers appealing fines issued by the city’s municipal judge scored a victory in court on Monday. Ninth Judicial District Judge Robert Brack found patrolman Anthony Sanford not guilty of contempt of court and overturned a $100 fine that Arnold levied on the officer who missed […]