Press release: Two arrested for cocaine trafficking

On Friday, May 14, 2010, agents from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis Police Department, who are assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force, arrested Jesus Dominguez (21 YOA), and charged him with trafficking cocaine (2nd degree felony), conspiracy to commit trafficking cocaine (3rd degree felony), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of […]

Press release: Teen arrested for child pornography

On Monday, May 10, 2010, Investigators with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office – Internet Crimes Against Children unit arrested Shawn Peterson (18 YOA) and charged him with 5 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children – Possession of Child Pornography, all fourth degree felonies.

Child aids in drug arrest

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Clovis couple Friday on drug charges following a tip from one of the children living in the residence. Danny, 35, and Samantha Alcala, 32, are charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and child endangerment. The child who called law enforcement alleged […]

Child aids in parents’ drug arrest

On April 23, 2010, Investigators from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis Police Department, who are assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force, served a search warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Harrison in Clovis. An investigation was initiated after a thirteen year old child reported that the child’s parents […]

Sheriff’s office seeks updated jail data system

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is expected to request approval for computer software at the jail to replace an “antiquated” paper record system at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The upgrade to Sleuth, a data system used by local law enforcement agencies, is expected to cost $17,649, according to the meeting […]

Search for jail administrator continues

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County continues to accept applications for its vacant jail administrator job. The position has been vacant since September, when the county dismissed former administrator Lois Bean. Sheriff Matt Murray has had oversight of the jail since four inmates attempted to escape Feb. 21. That incident led to the […]

Sheriff’s office: Man caught stealing scrap metal for second time in two weeks

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Clovis man Thursday after they say they caught him stealing scrap metal for the second time in two weeks. The man, out on bond at the time of the second incident, is being held on two misdemeanor charges of receipt of stolen property. He is being held […]

Students to get peek into county manager’s duties

CNJ staff Curry County will be hosting a program called County Manager for the Day as part of National County Government Month. Chosen students will follow County Manager Lance Pyle during a normal business day, according to a press release. The students will also accompany a sheriff’s deputy on a call and drive county roads […]

Sheriff’s office giving presentation on Internet crimes against children

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. today on protecting children from Internet predators and Internet dangers. Investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children unit will give an overview of the work their unit does and will also cover a range of topics. Items that will be […]

Sheriff’s office charges Clovis man for sex offender violation

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office have charged a registered sex offender with absconding. Daniel Gutierrez Martinez, 56, was last living at 1300 Thornton St., but moved without notifying the sheriff’s office as required by the courts. According to a press release, Martinez’ has been missing since Jan. 27. His sex offender status stems […]

Sheriff’s office appeals for help finding suspect

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department is appealing for public help to locate a man charged with aggravated battery. Greg M. Sena, 28, of Las Vegas, N.M., beat his girlfriend with a baseball bat as she was holding their child, said Sheriff Darren Hooker. “It was a bad situation that took place the […]

Woman sustains minor injuries after collision

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Freedom New Mexico Photo: Clarence Plank Freedom New Mexico A 30-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Friday when the sport-utility vehicle she was driving smashed into the rear of a semitrailer on U.S. 70 near the Curry-Roosevelt county line, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. The sheriff said the woman, Marie McClure, told officers she […]

Sheriff proposes sending inmates to other jails

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the 10 days since Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray took over command of the jail, he says deputies have discovered a complete contradiction to what the former interim administrator was telling county commissioners. Speaking Tuesday to commissioners, Murray said he found a jail understaffed, with poorly trained personnel […]

Sheriff plans to talk to commission about dangerous intersections

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray will be asking the Curry County Commission to help reduce the potential for crashes on N.M. 523. The commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Murray said previously he planned to ask for some type of stop sign alert that would […]

Neighborhood Watch programs in works

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Tech. Sgt. Ernie Revell, left, and Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage answer questions during a Neighborhood Watch meeting held Feb. 18 in Portales at Cannon Meadows. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Residents of Cannon Air Force Base 801 Housing communities in Clovis and Portales are working to start neighborhood watch programs. […]

Man accidentally shoots self in hand

CNJ staff A man accidentally shot himself in the hand Tuesday while driving on U.S. 60/84, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Ryan Parrish told deputies he was westbound from Melrose. Parrish, 24, reported his passenger asked to look at his gun and he was attempting to remove a bullet […]

Sheriff takes over jail after latest escape attempt

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Curry County Sheriff’s squad car sits outside the jail Monday after the interim jail manager and most of his command resigned following a weekend escape attempt by four inmates. The sheriff took command and is running the jail. CNJ staff A spokesman said Monday that Curry County Sheriff Matt […]

Sheriff’s office investigating inmate assaults

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two inmate-on-inmate beatings within hours of each other Wednesday at the jail. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were called to the facility at 3:30 p.m. then again just before 6 p.m. The first incident involved the beating of a male inmate by another in the booking […]

Dog deaths under investigation

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating half a dozen dog deaths in a northwest Clovis neighborhood. Since Feb. 2, six dogs residing in the area surrounding Tall Grass Lane have died, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Waller said at this time investigators do not have any evidence to suggest the animals were intentionally […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local culture and following the sheriff

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. A little culture Albuquerque Youth Symphony performs 7 p.m. Friday at Marshall Auditorium. Open to the public and you can’t beat the price… it’s free. Web site of the day Follow the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter. http://twitter.com/rooseveltso Today in historyTheologian, musician, philosopher and […]