Police chief not out of line

Roger Hatcher is the chief of police in Tucumcari. So, one day a mother brings her out-of-control daughter to the Tucumcari police station because the daughter has beaten the mother. The mother wants law enforcement to step in and deal with the daughter. Then this out-of-control daughter decides to run from Mom and police. She […]

Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill in N.M. stop

By Darlene Superville: The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets. “There’s no doubt that people need to accept responsibility,” Obama said […]

May 8 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding for a report of harassment. A woman said her former boyfriend had been calling her repeatedly, even though she asked him to stop. She said he had […]

April 5, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. March 24 officers began looking for a suspect after an officer broadcast that he ceased pursuit of a reckless driver in the area of Ross Street due to high speed. An officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic […]

March 26, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. March 12 an officer on patrol in the area of Seventh and Gidding Streets noticed a vehicle being driven erratically. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped up, running at least one stop sign before crashing […]

Melrose Police Chief in ‘minor accident’

Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was involved in a minor vehicle crash while conducting a traffic stop Wednesday, according to village Mayor Lance Pyle. Pyle said the crash occurred midday in Melrose. There were no injuries, he said, and Dreiling’s vehicle sustained minor damage. Pyle declined to release further details of the crash. State police […]

City to install four-way stop at Main, Manana streets

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Resident to present traffic stop proposal Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher wishes to turn the intersection of Main and Manana streets into a four-way stop to ease traffic. Gallagher will present the proposal Tuesday during a city traffic committee meeting. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident Nancy Gallagher said she is tired of getting stuck […]

Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Sept. 29 an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Seventh and Connelly streets. The officer informed the driver he had a cracked taillight and noticed a female passenger was holding her hand up over her face. […]

Residents make Farmers’ Market regular stop

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Martie Hale, 71 of Clovis, said she buys her vegetables from the Farmers’ Market in Clovis because they are fresher than produce at supermarkets. “I need to eat well, to stay as healthy as I can,” she said. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer On doctor’s orders, Martie Hale of […]

Voters’ self-interest matters most

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Do voters actually believe it when candidates promise them health, happiness, vacations, clean air and all those other goodies while also demanding they stop being selfish, stop joining special interest groups and dedicate themselves only to the public good? I doubt it very much. This sort of pitch […]

Teen crash victim awake

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a crash sent a Clovis teen to a Lubbock hospital, he was able to speak to family members Tuesday morning. Attorney Dan Lindsey, representing Juan Chavarria and his family, said the youth was taken off a ventilator Tuesday. But he still has no feeling in the […]

Teen hospitalized after crash

CNJ staff A Clovis teen is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday while riding his scooter, family members said. Andrea Armendariz said Thursday her 15-year-old son, Juan Chavarria, has not regained consciousness since the crash and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain to reduce […]

Proposal would stop cars from left turns off Commerce

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vehicles turn left from Commerce Street onto Prince Street Wednesday afternoon. A proposal would extend a median to stop cross traffic from Commerce. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A discussion about repairing the traffic lights at 21st and Prince streets turned into a debate on possible solutions to traffic […]

Police confiscate $205,950

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of breaking and entering and criminal damage at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 in the 3600 block of Sheridan Street. They found a broken window, holes kicked in walls and a door and small holes in walls throughout […]

2-14 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police made a traffic stop at 4:35 p.m. Saturday between Seventh and Sandoval streets for red and blue lights around the license plate. The driver gave a name and date of birth that could not be verified. When police verified his identity, […]

2-8 Police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 2 a.m. Feb. 1, police made a traffic stop for erratic driving on Norris Street near Chaparral Avenue. The 52-year-old female driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI, second offense, and cited for driving left of […]

Rules of the road

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis and Portales police officials said area drivers have lost their awareness of the rules of the road. “I try to correct (the loss of the rules) when I can,” said Roland Kroeger, master patrol officer with the Clovis Police Department. “When I […]