Police investigating woman’s death

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Jared Tucker Portales police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found outside her residence in the 1200 block of North Avenue A. Angel Vale, 22, of Roswell was found by co-workers early Thursday evening, Berry said. Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the death is being investigated as a homicide because there is […]

Portales Past: March 10, 1950

March 10, 1950: Authorities were searching for an unidentified horseman who may have broken into a home southwest of Portales. Officials said neighbors saw a man on a horse headed for the home just before it was robbed while the owners were away. Deputy Sheriff Melvin Saunders said a wristwatch, two necklaces and a carton […]

Reward offered for information on robbery

PNT staff report Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading an arrest in the robbery of the Dawg Houze in Portales on Wednesday. Portales Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry would not disclose the amount of money taken. Contact Crime Stoppers at 356-8100.

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.

Urioste keeps busy in deputy clerk post

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Veda Urioste City of Portales deputy clerk Urioste is from Portales and has a business certificate from Computer Careers Center, which was in Albuquerque. She has one biological daughter and four adopted children. Urioste has served as deputy clerk for almost five of her 14 years with the city. […]

Deputy rates TRICARE ‘C+ or B-’

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Too many beneficiaries of the military direct-care health system still can’t get timely appointments, or reach doctors after hours, or establish a close family-doctor relationship with a single military physician or group. For these reasons and more , Army Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Elder Granger, deputy director of TRICARE and a […]

Portales man convicted of trafficking cocaine

PNT Staff Report Genaro Solis-Cordoba, 31, of Portales has been convicted of trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, and given the maximum sentence of nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections, according to Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker. Solis-Cordoba was tried, convicted and sentenced Tuesday on charges stemming from an investigation on […]

Roosevelt County Treasurer candidate: Mickie M. Williams

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Name: Mickie M. Williams Age: 49 Occupation: Deputy treasurer Office: Roosevelt County treasurer Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: None Why are you running for county treasurer?I have been the deputy treasurer for eight years. Nancy Belcher can not run again because of term limits, so I will run for treasurer and she will be […]

Deputy leaves following investigation

Freedom New Mexico A Curry County Sheriff’s deputy resigned Friday, more than two weeks after he was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into his conduct, according to county officials. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the administrative investigation had concluded when Larry Garrison voluntarily submitted his resignation. “Deputy Garrison submitted his resignation and it […]

Charges filed against Curry County deputy

Freedom New Mexico Assault and disorderly conduct charges were filed Thursday afternoon against a Curry County Sheriff’s deputy placed on paid administrative leave, according to court records. A woman and her husband said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted them on Oct. 7, cursing and shouting at them over a car he was attempting to purchase, […]

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Curry County Sheriff’s deputy discovered more than two pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop about 11 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 60/84 east of Melrose, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The drugs were valued at around $100,000, Waller said. Two Albuquerque men were arrested and are being held on […]

Foster care: Growing need in Roosevelt County

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The front porch is littered with trash, including broken glass, beer cans and other refuse. The paint is peeling, and the bare porchlight bulb hangs from its wiring. A woman answers the front door in worn jeans and T-shirt, and is verbally combative with Children, Youth and Families Department […]

Deputy arrested on alleged sex charge

By Kevin Wilson A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday following accusations he took a prisoner out of the Roosevelt County Detention Center and had sex with her. Gary Adkins faces a second-degree charge of criminal sexual penetration. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said Adkins could face a maximum sentence of nine years […]

Sheriff’s department shorthanded

By Tony Parra With one deputy gone to the academy and another deputy injured and currently not on duty, a shortage has forced the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department to request help from the New Mexico State Police Department and the Portales Police Department to cover their night shifts. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Rick Short […]

Deputy accused of excessive force

By David Irvin A Clovis man recently acquitted of battery charges against a county sheriff’s deputy has filed a notice to the county that he intends to sue the deputy for using excessive force. Gilbert Martin Lopez, found guilty of evading arrest in his Feb. 2 jury trial, claims his civil rights were violated during […]

Commissioners stress importance of working together

By Tony Parra County commissioners voiced their displeasure during Tuesday’s county meeting with recent comments made by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department officials regarding their deputy shortage. “It bothers me that people say it’s our fault (deputy shortage),” Dennis Lopez, county commissioner, said. “We’re doing what we can in Santa Fe (to get money from capital […]

Sheriff’s department asks for salary increases

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department officials presented county commissioners with a cost analysis on Tuesday for an increase in pay, but county commissioners stressed that it’s not in the budget. Currently the starting hourly rate for a non-certified Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy is $9.62 and $10.82 for a certified candidate. In comparison, Portales […]

County could see deputy shortage

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County may soon have a shortage of sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff’s department Sgt. Richard Short told county commissioners on Tuesday the department is about to lose a couple of deputies to duties with the National Guard. He said one deputy has reported for duty and will be gone until […]

First female deputy sheriff remembers her days of law enforcement

Tony Parra Roosevelt County’s first female deputy sheriff didn’t earn mounds of respect from fellow male deputies right away. But Nancy Cox didn’t allow her male co-workers — who initially sent her on prank calls — to dampen her desire to fight crime. Cox is first female deputy sheriff for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Female deputy not count’y first after all

PNT Staff Oops. Female deputies are rare in the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office, but Natalie Broglie will not be the first in the department’s 100-year history as the Portales News-Tribune reported on Thursday. Bekki Hall, executive secretary for the sheriff’s office, said she had researched the issue and found no documentation supporting another female deputy […]