April 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. April 8 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Sheldon for a report of theft. An 87-year-old woman sad she set her walking cane next to a bench in her driveway when she entered the […]

Three arrested in meth bust

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Three people were arrested Sunday and charged with drug trafficking after Portales police received a report of a possible break-in in progress, according to a department press release. Ashley Lemier, 26, of Portales, Stephen Stites, 28, of Roswell and Diego Montes, 28, of Roswell were charged with trafficking a controlled […]

Muleshoe child dies in fire

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 4-year-old Muleshoe boy was killed Wednesday afternoon in a fire at his residence, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. Sixi Alfredo Barrera Ortega was trapped by an intense fire that erupted in a small building behind the family’s residence on Sixth Street, Frieda said. Ortega’s mother, Maria […]

Pumpkin damage reported by sergeant

CNJ Staff A Clovis police car was damaged Friday night by a tossed pumpkin, according to police reports. Around 6 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Douglas Ford called police to report a tail light on his cruiser had been broken when someone threw a pumpkin at it the night before, the report said. Ford told officers the […]

Portales man injured in robbery

Freedom newspapers o Police say intruder beat 88-year-old victim in home. Portales — An 88-year-old Portales man was in serious but stable condition in a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday after he was beaten and robbed at his home, police said. Police said Wednesday they had no suspects. Nabor Leal of 724 W. 15th Lane was […]

July 21, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. July 13, an officer called to the area of Seventh and Rencher streets found a girl wearing oversized shoes and a dress who knew her name but could not identify her house or parents. She told the officer her […]

Two arrested after Clovis dope sting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis residents have been arrested in connection with attempting to smuggle 30 pounds of marijuana into the city, according to police. Officials have declined to identify the 24- and 34-year-olds arrested, citing an ongoing investigation. Otero County Sheriff’s office narcotics officers made the first arrest late Thursday at a […]

Police net $1,700 worth of meth

Freedom Newspapers More than a dozen Portales police and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officers swooped down on a county residence — in a borrowed ambulance — Wednesday night to serve a search warrant. They came away with three arrests and $1,700 worth of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Using information provided by an informant, police obtained the warrant […]

1/13 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a residence in the 900 block of Wallace Street in reference to a burglary. The 24-year-old resident told police someone broke her window and took $140 worth of electronic equipment. Police have no suspects. ••• […]

12/22 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9 a.m. on Monday, police responded to a business on the 400 block of Seventh Street in reference to a forgery. The owner of the business said a former employee cashed a company check for $4,000. Police did not locate the […]

Garner, Eugene

Eugene Garner Services: Private Mr. Eugene “Bud” Garner, 93, of Clovis died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at his daughter’s residence in Clovis. He was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to J. F. and Buelah Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and several brothers and sisters. He is […]

10/20 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 1 a.m. Monday a 49-year-old woman caller threatened to kill herself at her home on the 100 block of Wallace St. The woman told police she was recently raped and was upset. She said she had taken over the counter sleeping […]

Bail bondsman indicted for battery

Freedom Newspapers Clovis bail bondsman Hank Bayless was indicted Friday by a Curry County grand jury for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Bayless, 63, is accused of shooting Javier Sanchez, 33, and […]

Charles Bracken, Bruce Hamilton, Juan Vega, Merriman Vise, E.J. Crownover

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Charles Bracken Date of birth: March 25,1914 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Friona Current residence: Clovis Theater or location of service: Alaska […]

Resident receives new house when old one deemed uninhabitable

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Passionate about jazz music, Victor Carrasco holds his trumpet and reminisces about performing in his youth. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The old “A” frame house on Hinkle Street is no longer standing. Betrayed by a damaged roof and old wiring, the 100-year-old residence was deemed uninhabitable, and burned […]

Standoff at Fox Run stretches into night

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City, county and state police surround the house on the property at The Restaurant at Fox Run Thursday on Llano Estacado. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ Staff writer Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said late Thursday night police planned to be patient with an armed female subject who barricaded herself inside a […]

House fire strikes family of slain couple

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Lucero family of Fort Sumner suffered more heartache Saturday after one of their houses burned to the ground. Ten members of the family were inside the double-wide mobile home on U.S. 60/84 when it caught fire just after 2 a.m. Family members said no one was hurt in […]

4/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded April 7 to the 400 block of Hickory Street in reference to a car that had crashed into a house. According to police reports, a pedestrian had also been struck in the accident. Approaching the residence, the officer noted the […]

Most area sex offenders follow law

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer More than 90 percent of registered sex offenders in Curry County were found to be in compliance with state law during a week-long investigation by area law enforcement. According to New Mexico law, all sex offenders must register with the local sheriff’s department within 10 days of release from […]

Shots fired, three taken into custody

CNJ Staff Three people were taken into custody early Sunday after a single shot was fired into a residence at 308 Sandoval, according to a Clovis Police Department news release. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the residence around 2 a.m. Sunday. Mabel Cordova said a bedroom window in her home had been […]