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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 […]

Proper tree disposal advised

CNJ staff The city of Clovis Department of Public Works urges community members to dispose of trees safely. The best way is to put trees near a garbage bin in the alley behind the house or to take them to the landfill. The department says they will grind the trees into mulch. Decorations should be […]

Tree holds many tales

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Occasionally, one writes a column that catches the attention of more than one reader, in a way that lasts for more than one day. It seems to be so on the subject of the favorite ornament; I’ve had people, even this year, comment on the column which was written last […]

Dec. 17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Dec. 5 an officer responded to a business in the 1400 block of Norris Street for a report of shoplifting. A clerk said she was stocking shelves in the store when she saw a man load a seven-foot-tall Christmas […]

Dec. 11 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Dec. 1 an officer responded to a store in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a shoplifting report. A woman said she saw a man and woman pull up in front of the store in a pick-up truck, […]

Police blotter — Dec. 9

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Nov. 28 an officer responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Colonial Park. When the officer arrived, he saw a male being chased by another male. The officer ordered the […]

Tracking down good trees not too difficult

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales nursery owner Curt Jaynes said a good way to check on a tree’s freshness is to pull on its branch, and remember healthier trees are slower to shed needles. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Across the country millions of people are flocking to nurseries and tree farms to […]

Police: Drugs found after fatal car chase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Police said cocaine and alcohol were found in a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Portales man who was killed Sunday when he fled from police and crashed into a tree, according to a report released Wednesday. Miguel Gutierrez-Ornelas died at the scene. His passenger, 30-year-old Celio Salazar, is listed […]

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, […]