Home invasion arrests

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 07/29/2008 arrest warrants were issued for 5 subjects linked to the Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Battery of victim Justin Lawson that had occurred in the 1700 Block of Sheldon Street in Clovis in a Home Invasion incident that was explained in the previous press release.

Woman arrested on drug charges

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 33-year-old Clovis woman was arrested Thursday on drug charges, police said. Officers with the Region 5 Drug Task Force served a search warrant about 4:45 p.m. at 1409 N. Lea St. Officers seized 3 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of marijuana and multiple prescription drugs, which had been […]

Narcotics operation nets six arrests

CNJ staff Local law enforcement arrested six Clovis residents following a narcotics operation that began Tuesday night, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Officers seized approximately five pounds of marijuana, less than one ounce of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Chandler said. The seized methamphetamine has a street value of around $500 and the marijuana is […]

Oct. 28 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around midnight Oct. 20 officers responded to a home in the 1000 block of Jones Street to serve an arrest warrant. The suspect answered the door with a marijuana cigarette tucked behind his ear and was arrested. Officers searched […]

Sheriff’s office: Three arrested in connection to copper wire theft

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people Monday in connection with the theft of copper wire from a barn west of Portales. Sheriff’s deputies had been struggling to stop thefts of wire this summer driven by increases in the price of scrap copper, according to the sheriff’s office. […]

June 16, 1958

A Clovis man was fined $300 by Police Judge John W. Manning for possession of 31 pints of wine. The charge was possession of intoxicating beverages for the purpose of sale. … Col. and Mrs. Arlie J. Blood won the first Cannon Air Force Base Scotch Foursome golf tournament at Cannon. The couple won a […]

Cops and Courts: Portales judge makes full-time transition

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Last week marked the first full week District Judge Joe Parker served as a full-time judge in Portales, according to court officials. About 600 cases Parker was assigned to have been divided up among the four judges who remain in Curry County, court clerk Shelly Burger said. Previously, district judges […]

Police arrest Portales men on drug-related charges

By Freedom Newspapers Portales police made two drug-related arrests Thursday with the help of a police informant, according to a Portales Police Department news release. Chris Roybal, 20, of Portales attempted to sell 3.2 grams of methamphetamine for $225, police said. He is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to traffic. Freddie Dominguez, […]

Cops and Courts: Murder trial delayed 30 days

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The defense attorney was granted a 30-day extension Wednesday in the first-degree murder case of three Clovis men accused of shooting a 10-year-old boy while he slept in his bed more than a year ago. Roger Bargas, attorney for defendant David Griego, 30, told Judge Joe Parker at a […]

Student profile: O’Shea

CNJ staff Ka’Lani O’Shea is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Bill and Brenda O’Shea. What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? I see myself graduating from medical school and being engaged. Who is your hero and why? My mom. She is able to support our […]

Cops and Courts: Inmate stable after stabbing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff The condition of an inmate hospitalized after being stabbed Tuesday afternoon at the Curry County Adult Detention Center has been upgraded from critical to stable, according to Mason Berryhill, spokesperson for Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. London Word, 20, was transported to the Lubbock hospital Tuesday night with a collapsed […]

Oct. 8, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Tommie Padilla, 56, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was ordered to serve six months imprisonment, followed by one year supervised probation, and pay all fines and […]

Verdict skipper caught by police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A man who disappeared Friday from a Clovis courthouse just before a jury read its verdict was apprehended by police Tuesday, according to the district attorney’s office. A member of the community provided information leading to the arrest, officials said. “A crime stoppers tip was called in (Tuesday) at […]

Defendant leaves jury hanging

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis man who stood trial last week on drug and criminal damage charges disappeared from the courthouse while jurors deliberated his fate, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office. Bernardo Rodriguez disappeared Friday, just before a jury found him guilty of drug possession, possession of […]

Man receives sentence for assault

CNJ Staff A 33-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 12 1/2 years in prison for drug possession and assaulting a police officer, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. David Lopez was found guilty by a jury in May of possession of methamphetamine, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest […]

Murder suspect captured

CNJ STAFF The suspect sought in connection with Clovis’ lastest homicide was apprehended early this morning. Tony Martinez was located at a hotel in Lamesa, Texas, just before 6 a.m. (CDT), according to police. Police have alleged Martinez, 51, shot and killed Hugo Ochoa on Wednesday in front of a home at 410 Rencher Street. […]

Raids in Portales lead to several arrests

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Area law enforcement officials arrested eight people in a series of raids late this week, including a Portales man for the second time in less than a month. Armando Ontiveros, 38, was charged Friday with disposal of stolen property. Portales police officers and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Ontiveros […]

Police net $1,700 worth of meth

Freedom Newspapers More than a dozen Portales police and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officers swooped down on a county residence — in a borrowed ambulance — Wednesday night to serve a search warrant. They came away with three arrests and $1,700 worth of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Using information provided by an informant, police obtained the warrant […]

Clovis woman convicted of crack possession

CNJ staff A Clovis woman was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for possessing crack and failing to appear at her trial, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Police pulled over Brenda Green, 43, in her vehicle to serve her with a warrant on March 13, 2004, and officials […]

11/17 Student Profiles

Kiko Velez is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Christi Velez. What is your idea of a perfect day? A day that I can chill out and be with friends — Maybe at the lake. What is your TV favorite show, past and present? “Saved by the Bell” was very […]