Suspect arrested in McDonald’s theft

CNJ staff A man facing several felony and misdemeanor charges related to burglaries and thefts in Clovis has been arrested for breaking into the McDonald’s on Mabry Drive and taking a donation box valued at $75, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said Alfred Sena, 34, of Clovis, was caught early Saturday a […]

Freedom basis of libertarianism

Libertarianism rests upon the answers to a few questions. Which is better: Freedom or slavery? Honest possession or theft? Truth or falsehood? For any random individual the answer might be “it depends”. For one thing, define “better.” Society prospers as individuals prosper. It is not right to make different rules for different people. This isn’t […]

Five facing theft, drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested five people for theft and another on drug charges within seven days, according to a news release from the office. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said authorities believe all six people were attempting to get money for drugs. According to the release and Parker: • Ty Wheeler, […]

Clovis man convicted of burglary

CNJ staff Jeremiah Mascarenas, 31, of Clovis was convicted Monday of burglary and resisting an officer and ordered to serve five years in prison. According to a release from District Attorney Matt Chandler, Mascarenas was found inside a home June 4 while committing a theft. Officials said Mascarenas ran out the back door, leading officers […]

Five arrested in grain theft

CNJ staff The theft of $70,000 in grain has led to the arrest of five men. Investigators believe Thomas Sotelo, 23, a Peavy Grain employee, gave 20 truckloads of grain to four independent truck drivers for sale to outside parties and then split the proceeds with them, according to a press release from the Curry […]

Press release: Men arrested for grain theft

On Tuesday, March 8th, Curry County Sheriff’s investigators concluded an investigation into multiple thefts of livestock feed from Peavy Grain, in the Clovis area. As a result of this investigation, the following individuals have been arrested and charged in connection to the thefts.

Information Age puts public more at risk

The Information Age means instant data, news, opinions and entertainment at our fingertips. It also means our personal information is less safe than ever before, leading to identity theft and other breaches of privacy. One serious case developed in the middle of July when the names of 1,300 supposedly “illegal” immigrants were released to law-enforcement […]

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. […]

Residents cautioned to take steps against holiday burglary

CNJ staff Clovis police are cautioning residents to take extra care during the holidays to avoid becoming a victim of burglary and theft. Criminals target unlocked vehicles and homes in search of unsecured valuables, according to a press release. Gifts, firearms, wallets and purses are often stolen, particularly when they are left in vehicles parked […]

Press release: Armed robbery suspects arrested in Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas Police Officers arrested three Clovis residents on Wednesday, September 15, 2009 during a shoplifting investigation at an Amarillo Grocery Store in which the Officers located the stolen Toyota RAV 4 from the Armed Robbery and Motor Vehicle Theft that had occurred in Clovis the night of September 7, 2009. They are currently being […]

Press Release: Drug probe yields theft charges

Deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis New Mexico, on Wednesday July 01, 2009 for Receiving Stolen Property during a follow-up investigation. Initially Deputies responded to Oasis State Park to locate a male subject who attempted to purchase marijuana from an off duty Portales Police Officer who was at […]

Identity theft modern-day nightmare

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist My dear wife hollered at me from her position in front of the computer in our home office one morning last week as I was getting ready for work: “Did you buy something on eBay?” “Don’t reply, they’re just phishing,” I hollered back. “I don’t think it has […]

Expert: Identity theft increases during holidays

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CNJ Photo Illustration: Gabriel Monte Clovis Detective Sonny Smith said residents should shred junk mail and other documents containing personal information before throwing it out to protect their identities. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Identity theft happens year round but thieves strike more frequently during the holidays because of increased shopping activity, according to […]

Proving identity grueling task

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Identity theft is a terrible thing but simply misplacing your identity isn’t a lot of fun either. My wife recently lost her purse containing her credit cards, driver’s license, Social Security card and approximately $5,000 in makeup. She said the loss of all of her personal information made […]

May 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon Thursday an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Mabry Drive for a motor vehicle theft report. The owner said while taking inventory it was discovered a vehicle and its keys were missing. He said it was […]

Grady fuel theft suspect arrested

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Warrant issued for Grady fuel thefts

CNJ staff An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a 54-year-old Curry County man in connection with the theft of approximately 465 gallons of fuel from a Grady fuel station, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Robert “Bobby” L. Daniel is accused of stealing gas on three separate occasions between […]

Three arrested for metal theft

Freedom New Mexico Three Clovis residents were arrested this week in unrelated incidents of copper and scrap metal theft, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the arrests have helped his office gain ground in the battle against scrap metal thefts in the county. “This is helping […]

Law enforcement prepares for year ahead

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MCT illustration By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recruitment and retention, continued interagency collaboration, improved equipment and training, the fight against drugs, graffiti and truancy — These are but a few of the priorities law enforcement agencies have for the new year. As 2008 begins, area departments are outlining their objectives and evaluating obstacles they […]

Cops and Courts: Police holding crime seminars

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department is hosting two town hall seminars this month, according to a press release from police. The meetings are: Tuesday — 6:30 p.m. Cameo Elementary, 1600 North Cameo St. Sept. 25 — 6:30 p.m. Lockwood Elementary, 400 Lockwood Dr. Information: 763-9427. The purpose of the meeting […]