Portales may be subject to driver’s license fraud

Barry Massey SANTA FE — Dozens of the same business and residential addresses were used repeatedly by people to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico in a pattern that suggests fraud by immigrants trying to game the system, an Associated Press investigation has found. Data suggests that Portales is one of the cities in New […]

Tucumcari officer resigns amid investigation

A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and the nature […]

2011 Curry County Fair Schedule

Curry County Fair Schedule of Events (Schedule subject to change without notice) Monday, August 15-Entry Day • 6 a.m.-Noon — Junior Livestock entries accepted • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Home Arts Entries accepted, Home Arts Building • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Flower Show entries accepted, Home Arts Building • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Agriculture exhibits […]

Clovis part of scenic route

Don McAlavy The route from Fort Worth, Texas to Las Vegas, N.M., is 639.8 miles, and it runs through Clovis, New Mexico. The subject of this Route Book I’ve had for many years is furnished to tourists accurate and reliable information that will aid them in traveling through one of the most picturesque portions of […]

Identity theft threat: Real or hype?

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: It’s Everybody’s Business As I began to research the topic of identity theft, a search of the subject resulted in more 25 million websites and thousands of books that include a wealth of petrifying stories. The subject of identity theft is important to the individual as well as to the business owner. […]

Police investigate stabbing, beating

CNJ staff Police are investigating what they believe to be the gang-related stabbing and beating of two men Saturday afternoon. Around 3 p.m., officers were called to 809 Jones Street. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said one subject received a minor stab wound and underwent surgery at Plains Regional Medical Center. Another subject was beaten with […]

DNA archiving could incriminate the innocent

Freedom New Mexico Effective Jan. 9, the U.S. government will collect DNA samples from all noncitizens detained by the authorities for any reason and from all people arrested for federal crimes. One can understand the impulse here, given that DNA is a much more reliable identifier than fingerprints and is not subject to change. In […]

Dec. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Nov. 22 an officer on duty in the area of 16th and Prince Streets was told of a subject seen carrying a firearm. Officers located the subject and after a brief foot pursuit, took the man into custody. A […]

Taboo subject draws curiosity

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I’m not sure why I am nervous about this upcoming interview. Talking one on one is one of the things I enjoy most about being a journalist. It’s like being allowed into someone’s life, able to see the world through their eyes and then write about it — it’s […]

Oct. 14, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Oct. 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Sunrise Street for an injured subject. Officers learned a male subject had already been transported to the hospital by emergency medical responders. A witness said the […]

Subject draws curiosity

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I ’m not sure why I am

Penny provides grand exit in pinch

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The pledge: Explain the copper/sweat bonding, and how it’s improved by intelligence. Demonstrate by affixing the penny to your forehead, then hit the back of your head to knock the penny off. Raising your eyebrows will help loosen the penny. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I write this column against better judgment, because it […]

8/19 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Sunday to a report of shots fired near La Salle and Purdue streets. The complainant informed the officers he had gotten into a verbal altercation at a Prince Street business, and after returning home, he observed a vehicle drive slowly […]

8/16 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Aug. 8 to a department store in the 3700 block of North Prince Street response to a report that someone had broken into the coin box of a ride in the game room. An investigation of the equipment indicated […]

6/28 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Friday to a local trucking company where a driver allegedly threatened another man with a long piece of pipe. The complainant said the subject came into his office and asked to see the load sheet. When the request was denied, […]

3/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police initiated a traffic stop Friday in the area of Rio and Jefferson streets. Upon approaching the car, the officer smelled marijuana. The subject stated that he had not been smoking, but another subject had been riding in his car earlier and […]

2/21 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were transporting a subject Thursday to the juvenile detention center. At the detention facility the officer let the subject out in front of him and he began running away in handcuffs. The officer pursued the subject on foot. While in pursuit, […]

1/23 Police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Officers responded Monday to a store in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street in reference to a fraud in progress. A subject was trying to cash in stolen lottery tickets. When questioned, the subject said he had been given the […]

Police blotter 1-19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to the 1400 block of St. Andrews Drive in reference to a fraud report. The officer spoke with a woman who said she had been ripped off by a door-to-door magazine salesman. She said a man came to […]

1/14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to a local school in response to a battery victim. The principal at the school told the officer that a student had been seriously injured in a fight. He said that he observed several students confronting each other […]