House fire ruled arson

PNT staff A house fire on Thursday at 1205 W. Ivy in Portales has been ruled arson, according to Investigator William Farmer of the State Fire Marshal’s Division. Farmer said the investigation is ongoing, and could not release any more information. He said the State Fire Marshal’s Division will release an official statement next week.

Police investigate arson

PNT staff Portales Police are investigating a suspected arson at a house in the 1000 block of South Abilene Street. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said firefighters and police responded to a report of a fire at the residence about 8 p.m. Sunday. Berry said they found a broken window and an incendiary device they believe […]

Feb. 7, 1982

Two cases of arson in Portales added to the number of arson incidents since Jan. 17 to make a total count of 11. In the newer cases, fire a home garage and a shed at a different residence were damaged by fire. These caught a few blocks away from the sites of the previous nine […]

Clovis man charged in woman’s slaying

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police say a 24-year-old man was high on meth and looking for his ex-girlfriend when he robbed, bludgeoned and cut the throat of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams in her home Dec. 20. Aaron M. Quinones of Clovis was charged with an open count of murder, arson, robbery and tampering with […]

Clovis man sentenced for stalking

Freedom Newspapers A 45-year-old Clovis man will serve six years in prison in connection with a two-year stalking spree, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Brent Walker pleaded guilty to arson, attempted arson, aggravated stalking, shooting at a dwelling, telephone harassment and tampering with evidence, the release said. Walker harassed his […]

Portales woman found guilty of arson, abuse

PNT Staff A Portales woman was found guilty of arson, child abuse, extreme cruelty to animals and attempted fraud on Friday, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Dayna Kendall, 27, could face a maximum of 12 years in prison, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Chandler said sentencing […]