Two dead from gunshots (Updated)

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CNJ staff What apparently started as a friendly barbecue between neighbors at 1004 1/2 Prince Street ended in gunfire and two deaths after a pair of men argued over local gangs, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Wednesday. Sanders identified the victims killed Tuesday evening as Joe Valero, 44, and Lupita Casteneda, 25, of Clovis. […]

Clovis teens face burglary charges

Argen Duncan Five Clovis teenage boys face felony charges, accused of aggravated burglary for an incident that occurred Monday in Roosevelt County, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Aggravated burglary, a second-degree felony, occurs when people break into a dwelling and arm themselves. Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Malin Parker said the boys were between […]

Portales past: Jan. 20, 1959

Jan. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A postman on his route was bitten by a dog yesterday, and the incident, which occurs on the average of five or six times a year, has prompted Bill Foster, postmaster, to appeal for dog owners’ cooperation.

Refugee adoption follows mower incident

Sharna Johnson Sure, I’ve killed before. One memory that stands out was stepping on my brother’s hamster when I was 5. I was chasing him while he was dragging the hamster in a gunny sack across the floor — best described in two words — Oops and yuck… And there was the bird who got […]

Portales man arrested for kidnapping

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PNT staff report A Portales man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with a beating incident last month. Police said they are searching for two other men who may have also been involved. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Randall O’Hare, 24, was arrested Friday, posted a $10,000 bond and was released. Luis “Jax” Pietrzak, 26, […]

Portales Past: May 25, 1950

May 25, 1950: A bolt of lightning knocked down a pair of Southwestern Public Service Co. employees, and Mrs. E.R. Harris of Hillcrest Courts earned $3 for reporting the incident to The Portales Daily News. The newspaper offered the prize for the best news tip each week.

RGH’s cardio unit aids in recovery

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital offers people who have had a cardiac incident or cardiac surgery a way to recover. “We’re doing everything we can to offer services to the Portales community,” RGH Director of Rehab Services Danny Justus said. “One of the services is the cardiac rehab.” Once a patient […]

July 13 Police Blotter

Portales police log samples from the past week: Monday 3:58 p.m.: Caller on S. Roosevelt Road U said a cow was in his front yard and he wanted assistance to move it. No incident report filed. 8:32 p.m.: Caller living on North K street said neighbors kept shooting fireworks into her yard despite asking them […]

Arrest made in nose biting incident

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Freedom New Mexico A 35-year-old Clovis man was arrested Sunday, charged with biting another man’s nose when he crashed a barbecue last week. Joey Maes is being held on $55,000 bond on aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated battery, according to jail officials. Maes was attending a family barbecue April 19 in the 100 […]

Four students injured in one-car crash

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Four Portales High School students were injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Lime Street. Two of the students were reported in stable condition at Lubbock hospitals Monday evening, and another was treated at Roosevelt General Hospital and released, according to officials and hospital staff members. An updated […]

Texas prisoner captured without incident

By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico A Texas prisoner mistakenly released from the jail in September is back in custody after he was found having breakfast at a local shelter Thursday. Willie Windom was arrested without incident around 8 a.m. at the Lighthouse Mission on Las Casillas Boulevard, according to Clovis police Lt. Jim Schoeffel. […]

Police investigate shooting report at Clovis restaurant

Freedom New Mexico Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported during an incident at Clovis’ Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday afternoon. A KFC manager said the shooting occurred near the restaurant’s drive-thru. “One of our employees’ ex-boyfriend was trying to shoot at her (current) boyfriend,” said Manager Rosie Wesley, but added, “nobody (really) knows […]

Clovis police investigate stabbing incident

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A 9-year-old Clovis boy attempted to stab a 7-year-old neighbor with a steak knife Monday while his 11-year-old sister held the victim down, according to police. The victim’s wounds were superficial and her mother opted to treat them at home, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney, spokesman for the Clovis […]

Three charged in zoo incident

Freedom New Mexico Police charged a man and two juveniles with misdemeanor animal cruelty Friday for feeding hot peppers to primates at the Hillcrest Park Zoo, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The charges stem from a March 30 incident where two families were detained by zoo officials after it was discovered spider monkeys […]

Police respond to suicide threat

Freedom New Mexico A suicidal 47-year-old Curry County man was placed in protective custody Friday morning after he threatened to shoot police officers. City, county and state law enforcement officers and Clovis’ mobile command unit were deployed to the scene before the situation ended without incident, according to Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray. The man […]

Clovis residents report two intrusions

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis residents confronted intruders at their homes in separate incidents Thursday night and Friday morning, according to police. A 62-year-old man was stabbed in the back when he confronted a young male in his back yard around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Davis Street, according to […]

Man stabbed at cheese plant

Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man was stabbed Saturday at Southwest Cheese Plant by a 40-year-old man who delivered milk there, Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray said. Jeffrey Boatwright of Clovis was arrested at the scene, Murray said, and was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held on a $10,000 bond, […]

Plains Regional receives citations

by Tonya Garner By Tonya Garner CNJ Staff Writer tonya_ garner@link.freedom.com  Plains Regional Medical Center has received 26 citations for violating federal regulations, according to a federal report issued after a May investigation. The extensive investigation was performed by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services […]

Aranda released to mother

PNT Staff Report A teenage Portales athlete has been released from jail and is under house arrest pending charges of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Daniel Aranda, 18, a Portales High School senior, was arrested on Feb. 28. A Roosevelt County Detention Center official said Aranda was released […]

Case of fallen baby under investigation

PNT Staff Portales Police Department Capt. Lonnie Berry said on Wednesday the case of a baby falling from a balcony onto a sidewalk is still under investigation. Berry said the 10-month-old boy fell 9 1/2 feet from a balcony and onto a sidewalk. Police officer Brack Rains was dispatched to a residence in the area […]