Elida High School student dies after crash

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By Karl Terry A single-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of an Elida High School student. Clayton Ford, 16, of Chaves County, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was a junior at Elida High School. His parents are Rick and Connie Ford, according to school officials. Ford was […]

Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Nov. 10 • At 7:42 a.m. a caller on South Avenue I reported a busted window on their vehicle. A burglary report was taken by police. Items taken were not noted on the report. • […]

Police Blotter and Public Record (Nov. 13)

The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to reports: Nov. 4 • At 5:12 a.m. a caller reported a vehicle stolen on South Main Street. • At 7:51 a.m. a caller reported a two-vehicle accident on East Second Street. • At 4:39 p.m. a […]

10-30 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 20 • At 7:18 a.m. a caller reported someone broke into his vehicle on North Avenue I. Police investigated as a burglary. No details of what was taken. • At 2:18 p.m. a […]

Public Record/Blotters

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at large and […]

Oct. 23 Public Record, Police Blotter, Local Briefs

Public Record The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at […]

Flags to be half-staff

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson today issued an executive order directing that flags in New Mexico be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. Army Pfc. Damian Garza. Garza was killed Aug. 4 when his vehicle crashed into a river near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. “Our heartfelt sorrow and gratitude go out to […]

Police: Vehicle mishap results in death

PNT Staff A vehicle mishap late Monday night caused the death of a Portales man. Police believe Roy Parker, 51, was killed when his 1993 Dodge truck pinned him to a building. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said sometime before 11 p.m., Parker attempted to start his truck outside of Goober McCool’s. Parker started his […]

Car versus train, no injuries

Freedom Newspapers A vehicle attempting to cross the railroad tracks just west of St. Vrain was struck by a train shortly before 7:55 a.m. Thursday, according to railroad officials. No one was injured. “There was a car that tried to beat the train, and obviously he didn’t make it through the crossing,” said Lena Kent, […]

Road crewman struck, killed by construction vehicle

Freedom Newspapers A Socorro-area man was struck and killed by a road construction vehicle Thursday morning on U.S. 60/84 west of St. Vrain, according to state police. Melvin Lucero, 56, of Polvadera, an employee of Cutler Construction, was working as part of a road crew when the accident occurred at about 8 a.m., according to […]