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