Weather delays homicide charges

CNJ staff Clovis police said Monday they expect to file charges in a few days against a suspect in the Dec. 20 slaying of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said the holiday season and inclement weather delayed crime scene evidence from arriving at a Santa Fe crime lab for analysis. He said […]

Standoff ends without incident

CNJ Staff A standoff

Police to seek charges on homicide suspect next week

CNJ staff Police say they will be seeking charges against a suspect in the Elizabeth McAdams killing, but not until next week. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said

Clovis police, Cannon experts called in for suspicious package

CNJ Staff Clovis police and Cannon Air Force Base explosive experts were called in Thursday night after a baseball team spotted a suspicious item at Bell Park. Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said about 8:30 p.m. Cannon Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians were in the process of X-raying the item to determine if […]

Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery

CNJ staff Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks and dark clothing. According to Whitney: • witnesses said the suspects had bags wrapped around their hands and claimed to […]

Pizza delivery driver robbed Sunday

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the Sunday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Around 10:30 p.m. police received a report a female delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when she went to the area of 13th and West streets to deliver a pizza order. According to a police report, the 19-year-old delivery driver […]

Clovis man in stable condition following stabbing

A 22-year-old Clovis man is in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital after being stabbed twice in the chest Saturday. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8 p.m. Saturday police responded to the 400 block of Manana Boulevard where they found Isaac Solano suffering two wounds to his chest. Whitney said Solano was airlifted to […]

Shoplifter run over by getaway car

CNJ staff A woman trying to steal liquor was run over by her getaway car on Wednesday afternoon, according to Clovis police. A woman ran from a North Prince Street store with several bottles of liquor and a security guard on her heels, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Another woman police believe was her accomplice […]

Police investigating criminal damage spree

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a rash of vehicle damage incidents reported Wednesday morning in the Jonquil and Colonial Park areas. As of 9:30 a.m. police had received 25 reports from residents in the northeast Clovis neighborhoods, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Officers were in the area taking reports as they came in, Whitney said. […]

Five arrested in home invasions

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Sgt. Robbie Telles searches the grass in the front yards of residences in the 1700 block of Sheldon Street Tuesday following another home invasion incident. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police were in the process of arresting five suspects Tuesday night in connection with a series […]

Stabbing suspect sought

CNJ staff A warrant was issued Friday morning for the suspect in a Wednesday stabbing, according to police. Victor Sotelo, 25, of Portales, is wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, two counts of aggravated assault and kidnapping, Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sotelo is suspected of stabbing a 21-year-old Clovis man […]

Clovis man stable following stabbing

CNJ staff A 21-year-old Clovis man was listed in stable condition Thursday after being stabbed multiple times Wednesday night, according to police. Capt. Patrick Whitney said police are obtaining a warrant for a 25-year-old suspect in connection with the incident. Whitney said police were called just before 11 p.m.

Clovis woman stabbed during altercation

A 26-year-old Clovis woman was stabbed Tuesday night during a dispute, according to police. The victim was treated for multiple non-life-threatening wounds at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to police Tchicaya Williams, 26, is charged with aggravated battery and tampering with evidence. She is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $11,000 […]

Police report vandalism spree

CNJ Staff A weekend vandalism spree led to more than a dozen criminal damage reports being filed Sunday morning, according to police. Vehicle windows were shot out by BB guns or smashed with rocks and baseball bats in the north area of town, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The area included Colonial Park. […]

Police investigating weekend vandalism spree

CNJ staff An outbreak of broken windows, bashed mail boxes and spray painted cars kept police busy this weekend, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said around 45 incidents had already been reported and calls were continuing to come in Monday morning. The majority of the damage appears to have occurred Saturday night, Whitney said. […]

Three arrested in 13-month-old homicide case

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Larry McClendon and two other Clovis men are charged with an open count of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Emmett Salisbury. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Vassie Salisbury said she had given up hope anybody would be arrested in her son’s homicide after 13 months. […]

Local Roundup: Man flips vehicle

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested Saturday morning on several traffic violation and child endangerment charges after a one-vehicle accident on Grand Avenue. Abelino Alcantara was driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Grand Avenue around midnight Friday when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Cops and Courts

A sentencing hearing for two men convicted in the slaying of a 10-year-old Clovis boy is scheduled for Monday in Portales. Demetrio Salas, 22, is facing more than 50 years imprisonment and David Griego, 31, faces up to 19 years imprisonment, Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrea Reeb said. The hearing will be held at 9 […]

Clovis police patrolling mall

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police are spending more time at the North Plains Mall in response to concerns and complaints about disruptive teens, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney In recent weeks, Whitney said the police department has assigned its gang unit and patrol officers to walk through the mall on evenings and […]

Restaurant robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff Ben’s Barbecue was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night as employees were closing the restaurant, according to police. A masked male suspect took more than $1,000 in cash contained in two deposit bags, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Around 9 p.m. a female employee was in the back of the restaurant, located at […]