Sheriff using dummy to curb speeding

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Jared Tucker There’s a real dummy logging hours at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, but he’s been there four years and it turns out he’s pretty good at his job. Chief Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker said his office has been using a dummy to combat speeders since Sheriff Darren Hooker was elected to office in […]

Portales Past: July 4, 1950

July 4, 1950: Roosevelt County Sheriff J.N. McCall complimented citizens for their holiday behavior. “We didn’t have a bit of business,” he said. “No wrecks, no arrests.”

Police academy graduate follows in father’s footsteps

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By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexicojtucker@pntonline.com Law enforcement runs in the Marney family. The career now spans two generations, as Tyler Marney is one of three graduates from the state police academy who will serve in local law enforcement departments. Marney, 21, will work for the Portales Police Department. He is the son of Curry […]

Candidate profile: Roosevelt County sheriff

Editor’s note: The following is a candidate for a Roosevelt County elected position in the June 1 Primary election.

Portales Past: May 15, 1950

May 15, 1950: Portales police had arrested a man who claimed he molested a 7-year-old girl in a city park. But officials had been unable to locate a victim. Sheriff J.N. McCall said the transient likely fabricated the story.

Courthouse closing for funeral

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Courthouse is scheduled to be closed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for funeral services for Sheriff’s Office Capt. Rick Short.

In Tribute: Portales officer described as fun-loving, loyal

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Capt. Richard “Rick” N. Short was a jokester and an avid golfer with a big heart, the people who knew him say. A Portales native, Short, 49, died Tuesday of a heart attack while off duty. “He was a very loving, caring, honest man; a great […]

It’s their job: Darren Hooker

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Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker works at his desk. He expects to start his second term next January, and he said he likes the ability to affect the law enforcement provided to the citizens of Roosevelt County.

Press Release: Two arrested in drug bust

On Friday April 16, 2010, deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant in the 700 Block of West 17th Lane.

Hatcher to join Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Former Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher is preparing to serve as a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy on a temporary basis. Hatcher plans to start work with the sheriff’s office Monday. He said Chief Deputy Malin Parker asked him to take the position. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said his […]

Sheriff’s office appeals for help finding suspect

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department is appealing for public help to locate a man charged with aggravated battery. Greg M. Sena, 28, of Las Vegas, N.M., beat his girlfriend with a baseball bat as she was holding their child, said Sheriff Darren Hooker. “It was a bad situation that took place the […]

Sheriff’s office charges Clovis man for sex offender violation

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Sheriff’s Office have charged a registered sex offender with absconding. Daniel Gutierrez Martinez, 56, was last living at 1300 Thornton St., but moved without notifying the sheriff’s office as required by the courts. According to a press release, Martinez’ has been missing since Jan. 27. His sex offender status […]

Woman sustains minor injuries after collision

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Freedom New Mexico A 30-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Friday when the sport-utility vehicle she was driving smashed into the rear of a semitrailer on U.S. 70 near the Curry-Roosevelt county line, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. The sheriff said the woman, Marie McClure, told officers she was talking on a cellular phone […]

Neighborhood Watch programs in works

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Tech. Sgt. Ernie Revell, left, and Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage answer questions during a Neighborhood Watch meeting held Feb. 18 in Portales at Cannon Meadows. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Residents of Cannon Air Force Base 801 Housing communities in Clovis and Portales are working to start neighborhood watch programs. […]

Curry County Sheriff’s Office takes over jail

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A spokesman said Monday that Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray anticipates remaining in command of the jail for up to 90 days, until a new administrator can be hired. The sheriff took over command of the jail early Sunday morning after an escape attempt by four inmates prompted resignations […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local culture and following the sheriff

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. A little culture Albuquerque Youth Symphony performs 7 p.m. Friday at Marshall Auditorium. Open to the public and you can’t beat the price… it’s free. Web site of the day Follow the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter. http://twitter.com/rooseveltso Today in historyTheologian, musician, philosopher and […]

Jan. 24, 1956

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Deputy Sheriff O. E. “Cotton” Marquis said this morning that he had made other plans since race for sheriff of Roosevelt County in the coming Democratic primary.

Press release: Man stabbed Saturday

According to a release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Douglas Wood (52), of Portales, on Saturday, December 5th, 2009 for Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member with a Deadly Weapon after they were dispatched to his home located 1596 New Mexico 236 in Roosevelt County. At […]

Man facing child porn charges

PNT staff report A Portales man has been charged with almost 250 counts of child pornography. Deputies from Roosevelt and Curry counties arrested Parviz Marcus McKeand, 22, Sunday after executing a search warrant at his residence in the 500 block of South Avenue F, according to a release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators […]

Sheriff’s deputies arrest 11 over weekend

PNT staff Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies working with New Mexico Game and Fish Department officers arrested 11 people, most for hunting violations, over the weekend, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Saturday, the agencies conducted a “deer decoy operation” in the county. During the effort, the release said, 47-year-old Ramon Sena was […]