Suspect profiles

Compiled by David Irvin Three men and one woman are in police custody in connection with last week’s deaths of Odis and Doris Newman. The following profiles of the suspects were compiled by Freedom Newspapers Staff Writer David Irvin. Jerry Fuller Age: 32 Residence: Portales Charge: Two open counts of murder Bond: None Fuller is […]

Clovis man charged with kidnapping

CNJ staff A 20-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday after police said he held three people hostage, including his 2-year-old daughter. Marcos Cerda is being held on $167,000 in bonds at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on three counts of kidnapping, two counts of battery, two counts of aggravated burglary, resisting arrest, child abuse […]

Police Blotter: 9-26-04

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Tuesday to the 400 block of Starlight Drive in reference to a harassment complaint. The officer responding to the scene met with the male subject, and advised him to stop calling the two women accusing him of harassment. The officer […]

Buried body found in Portales back yard

By Kevin Wilson and Darrell Todd Maurina: Freedom Newspapers Portales police on Friday discovered a body buried in the back yard of a north Portales home. The body was discovered about 3 p.m. while police executed a search warrant. Two people found at the 717 N. Ave. J residence were arrested on unrelated misdemeanor warrants […]

Bomb scare prompts evacuation of dorms

By Kevin Wilson, FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Base personnel help police, firefighters search for device. PORTALES — A bomb scare caused the evacuation of two Eastern New Mexico University residence halls on Thursday, but no explosive device was found. “ENMU police saw a suspicious vehicle and they called us with a mutual aid request,” said Airman 1st […]

‘Better kids in community’ at party with fatal shooting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sheriff surprised at names of those attending event. Preliminary investigation of Saturday night’s fatal shooting north of Clovis indicates that Justin Tyler Mitchell, 19, was killed with his own pistol by a longtime friend, according to law enforcement officials. Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said he’s known the victim and his […]

Gunshot to head kills Clovis man

By Michelle Seeber A Clovis man has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Clovis resident, said Lt. Jimmy Glascock, public information officer for the New Mexico State Police. Jacob Roberts, 18, was booked into the Curry County Detention Center in the shooting death of […]

New Building Permits 2/3

ADDRESS, APPLICANT, DESCRIPTION, VALUE, FEE, DATE NEW – RESIDENTIAL > 1012 Jeanie, Larry Moreno, single family residence, $124,995, $402.98, 11/11/03 > 123 Col. Pkwy Estates, R.L Massey Construction, single family residence, $204,373, $607, 11/20/03 > 3917 Springwood Dr., Jesus & Jessica Griego, single family residence, $175,958, $542, 12/1/03 > 125 Springfield, WM. L. Strachan, single […]

Police Blotter for 12/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8:15 a.m. Dec. 8, police took a report that a pickup had been stolen late the previous evening. The driver said the pickup, which belonged to his stepfather, was taken while he was getting a cup of coffee at a convenience […]