Police Blotter and Public Record (Nov. 13)

The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to reports: Nov. 4 • At 5:12 a.m. a caller reported a vehicle stolen on South Main Street. • At 7:51 a.m. a caller reported a two-vehicle accident on East Second Street. • At 4:39 p.m. a […]

10-30 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 20 • At 7:18 a.m. a caller reported someone broke into his vehicle on North Avenue I. Police investigated as a burglary. No details of what was taken. • At 2:18 p.m. a […]

Horse-riding accident takes life of Portales boy

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ivan Bordayo died doing what made him happy. A horse ride Monday evening ended tragically for the 11-year-old when he died from injuries resulting from a horseback accident west of Portales. Family members didn’t like to relive the accident, but they said they couldn’t imagine him doing anything but riding […]

Car versus train, no injuries

Freedom Newspapers A vehicle attempting to cross the railroad tracks just west of St. Vrain was struck by a train shortly before 7:55 a.m. Thursday, according to railroad officials. No one was injured. “There was a car that tried to beat the train, and obviously he didn’t make it through the crossing,” said Lena Kent, […]

Teenage driver charged with vehicular homicide

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A warrant was issued Monday for the teenage driver in Saturday’s fatal car accident north of Clovis. Charles Valero, 16, is being charged with vehicular homicide and driving while under the influence of alcohol, officials said. District Attorney Matthew Chandler said he met with New Mexico State Police officers Monday […]

Car accident kills teen, injures another

Freedom Newspapers A one-vehicle crash north of Clovis early Saturday morning left one Clovis teen dead and another in critical condition. Adam Romero, 15, the passenger, died at the scene of the crash, according to Sgt. Wesley Waller of the New Mexico State Police. The driver, Charles Valero, 16, of Clovis, was in critical condition […]

Clovis man sentenced to 14 1/2 years

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man was sentenced to 14 1/2 years in prison Friday for killing a pedestrian in what officials say was an alcohol-related accident. Joe Martinez Jr., 34, pleaded no contest to the charges against him in the fall and was adjudged guilty of homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene […]

Floyd man breaks leg in car accident

PNT Staff Clay Anderson of Floyd was involved in a car accident at approximately 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday at mile marker four of New Mexico Highway 267, according to the New Mexico State police officials. Sylvia Lopez, driver of a 2000 Ford pickup, made a left hand turn and hit Anderson, who was in a […]

Crash investigation still in early stages

By Tony Parra A week after a car accident killed two area teenagers, the others involved are trying to live on. State police officials said Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis and Dathan Garcia, 17, of Tucumcari were killed when the five teenagers drove through an open field at a high rate of speed, near Rogers, […]

Two area teens killed in truck crash

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers Two area teenagers died and three more were seriously injured around midnight Sunday as they drove through an open field at a high rate of speed south of Portales, officials said. A New Mexico State Police news release said the pickup in which the teens were traveling crossed Roosevelt Road […]