Shooting ‘supposedly’ over stolen stereo, according to police report

CNJ staff The shooting of a Portales man Friday in the parking lot of a motel on Mabry Drive was “supposedly” over a stolen stereo system, according to a Clovis police incident report obtained Monday. Jerry Abeyta, 26, was shot in the chest and arm area, according to the report. He was reported in serious […]

Pizzeria offering reward for stolen mascot

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Alisa Boswell Portales residents are mistaken if they think a reward sign for a giant piece of pizza is a practical joke, according to Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza co-owner Oma Jones. Jones said the restaurant’s $1,000 mascot, Pepe, was stolen Thursday night from Greyhound Arena during an Eastern New Mexico University basketball game. […]

Portales man charged with auto burglary

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man has been charged with auto burglary after police say they found stolen property in his pockets. Matthew Myers, 24, is charged with retaining stolen property and two counts of auto burglary, both felonies, and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, according to a news release from Portales […]

Community rallies to replace stolen supplies for U.S. Army unit in Afghanistan

Dianne Parker: Courtesy photo Portales teachers Sara Meeks, left, and Brooke Cordova handle supplies the Portales community donated to soldiers in Afghanistan. The contributions filled 94 boxes. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico For the sake of soldiers they had never met, Portales community members collected enough personal supplies to fill 94 boxes, plus about […]

Portales man convicted of receiving stolen property

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old Portales man was convicted by a jury Friday of receiving property stolen from the city of Clovis. Thomas Campbell faces three years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a charge of receiving or disposing of stolen property valued over $2,500, according to a press release from the […]

Police: Teen was using stolen weapon for target practice

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Jared Tucker A 13-year-old Portales boy charged with stealing the weapon used in Thursday’s homicide was shooting at targets in the victim’s backyard in the days before she was shot, police say. Angel Vale, a 22-year-old Eastern New Mexico University graduate student, was found shot to death in the sideyard of 1217 N. Ave. A, […]

Sheriff’s office finds stolen signs

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Clarence Plank Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies have located 61 street and highway signs they believe were stolen from eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. Officials said they were alerted to the thefts by an anonymous tipster who said photos were posted on Facebook, a social networking site. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said charges are […]

Yes Obama, we will cling to our guns

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist People who live in Chicago, Washington D.C., or San Francisco inner cities lock their doors at night. They are careful where they travel within the city. They all have friends who have been mugged, had homes burglarized, cars stolen or lives taken. They travel the city in crowds like schools […]

School's stolen F-16 replica recovered

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Officials had offered a reward of $700 for the return of an F-16 model stolen from the Clovis High School around Aug. 17. The plane was located at the edge of a field north of Clovis Saturday morning and loaded into a pickup truck. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections A […]

Police recover stolen F-16 model

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A scale model F-16 stolen from Clovis High School on Aug. 17 was recovered unscathed Saturday morning. Around 9 a.m., police received a report that the 1/8-scale jet was lying in a ditch at Curry Roads 16 and G. Capt. Patrick Whitney said sheriff’s deputies and police responded to […]

Two caught with stolen goods

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police said a man and a woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from CJ’s Pill Box Friday were caught literally holding the bag. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Taylor Watson, 24, whose last known address is 212 North Indio, and Jenna L. Bender, 19, of Clovis,

Two men report robbery, assault

PNT Staff Report Two men were assaulted and robbed Saturday in the 800 block of University Drive near Eastern New Mexico University, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said James Williams of Clovis and Robert Powell of Portales were accosted about 10 p.m. by two males. The victims told police they were […]

American Legion finds flags stolen

Freedom New Mexico Members of Clovis’ American Legion Post 117 are reeling from a theft that struck at the core of their values. Sometime July 6, the post’s three flags were stolen from their poles in front of the unit. “It hurts for someone to remove those flags,” Cmdr. David Jackson said. The American, New […]

2-17-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Feb. 10 • At 10:54 a.m. a caller reported someone hit a traffic light on South Ave. D and it was facing the wrong direction. Officer filed hit-and-run report. • At 6:42 p.m. a caller […]

Springs’ remoteness handy to outlaws

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Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. As the ranchers began to come into eastern New Mexico in the 1860s and 1870s, the trail that went by Portales Springs was […]

12-16 Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls to Portales police dispatchers in the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 7 • At 5:12 p.m. a caller reported a vehicle burglary on West University Drive. A purse was believed missing in the break-in. • At 10:08 p.m. a motor vehicle acccident at 1500 N. Ave. K […]

12-2 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Department Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 4:45 a.m., a caller reported an unknown vehicle driving around her house in the vicinity of U.S. 70. • At 9:14 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious white car on their neighbors property in the […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 7 p.m., a caller reported an open door on a building located on North Main Street. • At 8:04 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious subject in a black vehicle parked in front of a store […]

Nov. 11, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 6:36 p.m., a caller reported shots fired south of his house and that his house had been struck in the Highlands area. • At 7:02 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked about 75 yards […]

11-4 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 11:23 a.m., a caller reported a four-wheeler was missing from the Causey area. • At 11:10 p.m., a caller reported someone was knocking on her windows in the 200 block of Oklahoma Drive. Sunday • At […]