Portales man injured in hit and run

A man was hit by a vehicle Friday in the 1600 block of South Railroad, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker. According to Parker: • The male suffered substantial injuries but was alive Monday. • The man is expected to survive. • The individual’s identity should be released today.

Officials looking into vehicle fire

PNT staff Portales firefighters and police officers responded to a vehicle fire at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday on Community Way, according to Portales Police Department officials. A Ford Explorer caught fire in a business area, department officials said. Police Detective Colby Morgan said no one was in the vehicle at the time of the fire and […]

Elida teen dies in one-vehicle rollover

Freedom New Mexico An Elida teenager died Friday afternoon from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover in southern Roosevelt County earlier in the day, according to state police. Brittn’y Mowell, 17, was driving a 2003 Pontiac minivan east on South Roosevelt Road 24 about 11:30 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to […]

Former Cannon airman killed in Afghanistan

Staff and wire reports Tech. Sgt. Matthew Schwartz, 34, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was among three servicemen killed Jan. 5 when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province’s Shir Ghazi, the Defense Department said Saturday in a news release. Schwartz was an explosive ordnance disposal specialist assigned to the 90th Civil […]

Separate crashes claim lives over holiday

Freedom New Mexico Wintery Christmas day weather is being blamed for two separate but deadly crashes that have claimed the lives of three Clovis children and a young mother. Mya Gonzales, 4, of Clovis died of injuries suffered in a late night Christmas day rollover crash about 16 miles north of the city, according to […]

Clovis man dies in crash

A 26-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night after the vehicle he was riding in was forced off U.S. 60-84 by another vehicle, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Vann was a passenger in a 1995 green Ford Explorer traveling west on U.S. 60-84 when the vehicle was forced off the road from behind […]

Texas man dies in accident

CNJ staff New Mexico State Police report a 66-year-old man from Dalhart, Texas, died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on I-40, approximately 25 miles west of Tucumcari. At 8:53 a.m., state police were summoned to a single-vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival to the scene, Robert Walker the driver of the vehicle was located lying […]

City of Clovis settles in officer-involved fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has agreed to settle a more than $1 million lawsuit involving a fatal vehicle accident involving one of its police officers. Mary Castillo was killed in the Nov. 10, 2010, accident involving former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos. Castillo was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Edith […]

Texas man killed in crash

A 37-year-old Plains, Texas, man was killed Thursday evening in a single-vehicle crash about 20 miles northeast of Elida. Jason Thomas died at the scene around 6:30 p.m. when he was partially ejected from the semi truck he was driving, State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said. Thomas was driving east on South Roosevelt Road 35, […]

Fort Sumner 14-year-old dies in accident

CNJ staff An accident Friday has claimed the life of a Fort Sumner teenager. Colten Gunn, 14, died at the scene of the accident at approximately 3:50 p.m. in the Fort Sumner Valley when an all-terrain vehicle he was driving struck the rear of a vehicle at an intersection, according to Juan Chavez, deputy medical […]

Their view: Government is vehicle that won’t take you anywhere

Thomas L. Knapp is senior news analyst and media coordinator at the Center for a Stateless Society. Here’s what he has to say about two early candidates for president:

Clovis teen recovering from shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 17-year-old Clovis girl was in serious condition Friday at a Lubbock hospital after police said she was accidentally shot by a friend who was trying to shoot from a car. Police were called to the area of 11th and Gidding streets just before 4 p.m. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said […]

Police blotter — March 2

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Saturday About 10:30 p.m., an officer went to the 700 block of West 16th Street to take a report of a vehicle burglary. A 29-year-old man said someone had broken into his 1999 Dodge pickup. He said his wife parked the vehicle in […]

Clovis man killed, others injured in rollover crash

PNT report A Clovis man died and four other people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Friday morning near Portales. State Police Lt. Cleo Baker said a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 27-year-old Tyrone Phillips of Clovis was east-bound on U.S. 70 when the driver lost control just before 2 a.m. at the […]

Press release: Clovis juveniles arrested in connection with Roosevelt County burglary

On 10 January 2011 at approximately 17:53 hours deputies of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence on South Roosevelt road 6 near NM 88. Deputies contacted the victim, who stated he came home and saw a small pickup parked next to his residence. The victim stated […]

Clovis man injured in accident

Freedom New Mexico Sheriff deputies said Freedom New Mexico employee Bill Atkinson of Clovis was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital as a precaution for non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash at U.S. 70 and Roosevelt Road 3 at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Deputies closed the road to handle the wreck. Roosevelt County Chief Deputy […]

Two hospitalized after six-vehicle crash

CNJ staff report Traffic was snarled in south Clovis Friday afternoon for more than an hour after a pickup truck crashed into six other vehicles. Police said the truck initially hit a curb at Prince and McDonald streets south of the overpass, then crashed into a vehicle on the overpass, another in the intersection at […]

Former ENMU student body president dies in rollover

PNT staff report A former Eastern New Mexico University student body president died after rolling his vehicle Sunday in Texas, according to the university and the Amarillo Globe-News. Stephen Michael Frost, 26, of Amarillo was northbound in a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup on Texas Highway 207 about 10 miles north of Silverton when he ran […]

Officer should exhibit better judgment

Freedom New Mexico The June 19 vehicle rollover that involved a Portales police officer was a frightful reminder of how dangerous those public servants’ jobs can be. It also is a reminder that law officers have no super-human skills — even when they’re trying to help somebody — and that safety must come first. Thankfully, […]

State police: Officer not at fault

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer State police say a Portales police officer who rolled his car responding to a call Saturday was not at fault in the crash. State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Tuesday the state agency would recommend to magistrate court that Officer Lee Ferguson be cited for not wearing a seat […]