Supreme Court chipping away at freedoms

The next time police knock at your door, be careful what you do next. Any sound you make inside could grant police the authority to search your home without a warrant. That’s the result of last week’s misguided Supreme Court decision expanding the definition of an exigent circumstance under which police can conduct a warrantless […]

Press release: Murder charges filed in district court

Clovis, NM — Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that charges were filed in District Court on May 20, 2011 on Louis Guerra and Desiree Rodriquez in connection with the shooting death of Daniel Perez occurring on April 13, 2011. Probable cause has been found to charge Louis Guerra with one (1) count of […]

May 22 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: May 12 • Joe Sanchez, born in 1977, pleaded no contest to a second offense of aggravated DWI and charges of defective equipment and no insurance were dismissed as per a plea agreement. Sanchez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 158 days […]

Honors — May 8

Buxman-Davis Nicole M. Buxman-Davis has been promoted to the rank of major in the Air National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force. Buxman-Davis is an electrical engineer assigned to the 165th Civil Engineering Squadron at Savannah International Airport, Garden City, Ga. Her in-laws are Roy and Charlene Davis of Mesa Vista Court, […]

May 1 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 21 • JD Zepeda-Rosas, born in 1971, pleaded guilty to a first offense of DWI and not maintaining lanes. Zepeda-Rosas was sentenced to 364 days of supervised probation and $612 in fines and fees. • Florencio Meza, born in 1983, pleaded guilty to […]

April 24 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 5 • Brian Raulie, born in 1989, was found guilty by a jury of a first offense of DWI and to open container. Raulie was found not guilty of racing on the highway. Raulie was sentenced to one day in jail, 364 days […]

Court addresses different kind of cold case

Freedom New Mexico The scientific standard for statistical significance and the legal standard for material misrepresentation in a federal securities case aren’t the kinds of topics that typically inspire lively dinner conversation. Nevertheless, a recent Supreme Court decision involving these issues deserves greater public attention and will affect consumers’ choices in their stock portfolios and […]

April 10 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: March 8 • Joey Pena, no birth date available, pleaded no contest to minor in possession of alcohol. Pena’s sentence was deferred for 90 days with 30 hours of community service and $73 in fines and fees. • John W. Chavez, born in 1952, […]

Portales mom faces child abuse charges

A Portales woman is awaiting a preliminary hearing in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court on charges that she cruelly punished two of her children in February, according to court and police records. Paula Encinias, 28, also known as Paula Baldivia, is charged with two first offenses of child abuse, a third-degree felony, and has pleaded not […]

March 13 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Friday • Richard Canales, born in 1987, pleaded guilty to a second offense of aggravated DWI. Canales was sentenced to eight days in jail, two years of supervised probation and $741 in fines and fees. • Michael Pharis, born in 1976, pleaded no contest […]

Judge hedges on Obamacare court ruling

Freedom New Mexico A reminder that few things are as simple as they first seem: In January, when a federal judge in Pensacola declared President Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional, the judge became something of a shining knight of the right. Now his armor is looking a little tarnished. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, […]

March 6 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Feb. 16 • Dominique Lucero, born in 1974, pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended license as per a plea agreement. Lucero was sentenced to four days in jail, 360 days supervised probation and $475 in fines and fees. Feb. 22 • David […]

Portales past: March 13, 1962

March 13, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Transwestern Pipeline Co. has appealed to the United States Supreme Court a judgment calling for the payment of more than $40,000 in damages to nine Portales Valley farmers.

Police conduct warrant roundup

PNT staff report The Portales Police Department conducted a warrant roundup Saturday morning, serving 13 warrants for failure to appear in court or for drug-related charges, Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said. The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Eastern New Mexico University Police Department assisted.

Feb. 27 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents:

Feb. 20 — Public record

Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: Feb. 11 • Donald Session, born in 1984, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs and negligent use of a firearm. Session was sentenced to 90 days in jail, one year supervised probation, certain alcohol substance restrictions, 24 hours […]

Feb. 13 — Public record

Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: Jan. 18 • Roberto Lizarraga, born in 1987, pleaded no contest to a second offense of aggravated DWI. Lizarraga was sentenced to 30 days in jail with a pre-sentence confinement of two days, two years of supervised probation, an additional 15 days in jail for […]

Jan. 23 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Jan. 14 • Maria Gandara, born in 1971, pleaded not guilty to a first offense of DWI and defective equipment. She was found guilty and sentenced to 364 days supervised probation with costs of $30 per month and $712 in fines and fees.

Jan. 16 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Jan. 7 • Erin Burnworth, born in 1978, was found guilty of a first offense of aggravated DWI. Burnworth was sentenced to two days in jail with eight hours of pre-sentence credit, one year of supervised probation with costs of $30 per month and […]

Jan. 9 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Thursday • Robert Wiley, born in 1989, was found guilty of first offense DWI. Wiley was sentenced to four days in jail with one day of presentence confinement credit, one year of supervised probation with monthly costs of $30 and $541 in fines and […]