Robberies reported in Portales

Freedom New Mexico Portales had a string of burglaries this week, according to information from Portales Police Department. Police don’t believe all the incidents are related. According to police: • Unknown subjects took items Monday from a residence in the 900 block of East Second Street. No one was home. • A big-screen TV was […]

Police report two robberies

Clovis police are investigating a robbery and an attempted robbery Monday night of waitresses at Clovis drive-in restaurants. Just before 6 p.m., police dispatch received reports of a robbery at Sonic restaurant in the 200 block of West Seventh Street, records show. About 11 minutes later, a second call came in describing a similarly dressed […]

Police checking similar robberies

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Lubbock man charged in Portales robberies

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of a residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with […]

Homicide defendant gets 36 years for robberies

CNJ STAFF A Clovis teen was sentenced to 36 years for robbery charges connected to the homicide of a Clovis man, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

Homicide defendant sentenced to 36 years for robberies

Year-old homicide remains unsolved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer One year after 36-year-old Emmett Salisbury’s body was found in his Clovis secondhand store, police say they are no closer to making an arrest in the homicide. Salisbury was shot once in the chest approximately 12 hours before his body was discovered by his partner on Jan. 8, 2007. […]

Jury convicts man of armed robbery

CNJ staff and wire reports A 19-year-old Clovis man faces up to 35 years in prison for armed robbery after a Curry County jury convicted him Wednesday, according to the district attorney’s office. Anthony Wallace was convicted of felony armed robbery, felony aggravated burglary, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, intimidation of a […]

Teens accused in robberies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Two Clovis teens have been charged in connection with robberies that took place about the same time and place a homicide occurred last week. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the teens have not been charged in connection with the killing. “Additional information is being collected, (investigators) are completing interviews […]

City sees spike in robberies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In recent months there has been a spike in robberies in Clovis, bringing the number of cases for the year so far, with more than three months remaining, to about the same as the total for 2005, according to police. Summer months have brought on the majority of the […]

Man sentenced for gun in toy box

CNJ Staff A Clovis man was sentenced to four years in prison for hiding his gun in a child’s toy box, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Sammy Guerrero, 24, was arrested in September 2003 and charged as a suspect in connection with a string of local robberies. The […]

Man arrested in connection to weekend robberies

CNJ Staff Clovis police on Monday arrested a man suspected in a string of weekend robberies at Clovis convenience stores. Samuel Eaton, 23, was charged in connection with three Allsup’s store robberies that took place between 4:30 a.m. Sunday and 3:30 a.m. Monday. Police said he was arrested in the alley behind the Allsup’s at […]

Police say robberies may be connected

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Two recent armed robberies at Seventh Street convenience stores may be connected, according to the Clovis Police Department. Police have made no arrests and have no suspects in the crimes that occurred four blocks apart in the evening hours of Feb. 15 and Tuesday, said Clovis Police Lt. James […]

Stores implement double coverage

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer New Mexico convenience store employees will not have to brave the graveyard shift alone any more. Starting today, convenience stores must have two employees working between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or only allow customers access to clerks through safety features such as bulletproof glass under a new regulation […]

Clovis, Farwell robberies could be linked

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Police believe two armed robberies Tuesday evening were the work of the same man and could be related to recent armed robberies in Farwell. Sgt. Roger Grah of the Clovis Police Department said a Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s with sunglasses and a blue […]

Robbery suspect indicted

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sammy Guerrero, 21, faces sentences that could total more than 40 years in jail following his indictment Thursday by a Curry County grand jury in connection with a string of armed robberies from June 14 to Sept. 4. “Our position is we’re going to review the evidence and put together the […]

Clovis man charged in theater robberies

By Jack King Clovis police have made additional charges against a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with a series of summer armed robberies, including three at North Plains Cinema 4. Sammy Guerrero, of 1709 Laura Lane, is being held in Curry County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond. He is charged with multiple counts […]

Sheriff says robbery likely motive in slaying

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Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher checks for evidence at Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Auto Storage, the scene of Thursday’s fatal shooting Gary Mitchell The Clovis business owner killed on Thursday night was shot three times and the motive may have been robbery, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said on Saturday. The body of J.C. […]

Police capture armed robbery suspect Friday

Gary Mitchell Clovis police detectives arrested a 21-year-old Clovis man Friday suspected to be involved in the armed robberies Thursday night at two fast-food restaurants. Police said Samuel Guerrero, 21, is also a suspect in a series of armed robberies at Clovis movie theater this summer, though he has not been charged. Guerrero has been […]

Would-be robbers hit theater again

By Darrell Todd Maurina Armed robbers hit the North Plains Cinema for the third time this summer on Wednesday night and police said suspects may be connected to eight attempted armed robberies in Clovis since June 14. No one was injured and no cash was taken in Wednesday’s incident. But the event doused hopes that […]