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Release Date:  03/26/13

Incident Type: DWI Sobriety Check Point And Saturation Patrols Scheduled for April 2013

Contact Person: Sgt. Robert Denney, 575-763-9444

On April 3rd, 13th and 27th Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols within the City of Clovis. There will also be a DWI Check Point for April 19th within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers. We ask that people please remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence prescription drugs that may impair their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you that Law Enforcement Officers throughout New Mexico will be out in force to make sure that drunk drivers don’t cause tragedy on the roads this year. Remember, Sobriety Checkpoints are everywhere and if You Drink, You Drive, You Lose!

 

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 March 2013 11:05 )
 

 

Release Date:  03/04/2013
Incident Type: Clovis Man Arrested In Sunday Stabbing Incident In 1800 Block of Debra Street In Clovis
Contact Person:  Captain Patrick Whitney, (575) 763-9436

 

Clovis – March 03, 2013 – A Clovis man identified as 65 year-old Phillip Montoya was arrested Sunday for Felony Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon, Felony Child Abuse and Resisting and Evading Arrest. Clovis Police Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1800 Block of Debra Street at 1:59 pm, Sunday, March 03, 2013. Upon the Officers arrival they found 43 year-old victim Gabriel Lopez laying in the back yard bleeding from the chest and unconscious from apparent stab wounds. Clovis Fire Department Ambulance arrived and transported Lopez to Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Lopez was then transported to a Lubbock hospital for further treatment by air ambulance.

Two witnesses at the scene that live at the residence identified Phillip Montoya as the person that had battered and stabbed Lopez. According to the witnesses, Montoya and Lopez were constructing a brick pillar in the back yard and began to argue. An argument had already been broken up once by a family member when a 4 year-old came in the house to tell that the two men were fighting again. A few minutes later another argument started between Lopez and Montoya escalated when Montoya pulled a box cutter and cut Lopez in the chest area and the two fought on the ground. The four-year old was witness to this and near the men as the fight took place. A family member pulled Montoya off of Lopez and took the box cutter from Montoya and tossed it over a fence. When Clovis Police Officers arrived at the scene Montoya took off running from Officers and was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest. Mr. Montoya is being held on bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on the above listed charges.

At last update, Mr. Lopez had regained consciousness, was in stable condition and due to be released from the hospital in Lubbock, Texas today.

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the police department at 575-769-1921, Citizens may use TipSoft to provide this information and remain anonymous. Text users can send their tip to: "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword TIPCPD.  In other words, citizens can text “TIPCPD plus their crime tip" to 274637 (CRIMES).  Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC or mobile phone by going to www.tipsubmit.com, or Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000. Photos of the suspects are attached.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 04 March 2013 14:37 )
 

 

Release Date:  02/28/2013

Incident Type: Beware Of Residential Mail Theft From Mailboxes In Neighborhoods In Clovis

Contact Person:  Captain Patrick Whitney, 575-763-9436

The Clovis Police Department asks that the public please be observant and watch out for people going through residential mailboxes. This past month Detectives have been investigating thefts of mail from residential mailboxes leading to financial fraud and identity theft. In some cases, written checks found by thieves in outgoing mail have been stolen from the mailboxes and washed to change amounts and then cashed for much larger amounts than for what they were originally written or used to pay other accounts of the thieves. Watch out for yourself and your neighbors. If you see a person checking other peoples mailboxes in your neighborhood, please contact Clovis Police with identifying information and last known direction of travel.

These cases are under active investigation at this time by Clovis Police Detectives and arrests are anticipated for these theft and forgery cases.

Anyone having any information about these cases of mail theft is asked to contact the police department at 575-769-1921 or Citizens may use TipSoft to provide this information and remain anonymous. Text users can send their tip to: "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword TIPCPD. In other words, citizens can text “TIPCPD plus their crime tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC or mobile phone by going to www.tipsubmit.com, or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 04 March 2013 14:38 )
 

 

Release Date:  02/26/13
Incident Type: DWI Sobriety Check Point And Saturation Patrols Scheduled for March 2013
Contact Person: Sgt. Robert Denney, 575-763-9444

On March 1st, 8th, 16th, and 13th Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols within the City of Clovis. There will also be a DWI Check Point for March 15th and 30th within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers. We ask that people please remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence prescription drugs that may impair their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.
The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you that Law Enforcement Officers throughout New Mexico will be out in force to make sure that drunk drivers don’t cause tragedy on the roads this year. Remember, Sobriety Checkpoints are everywhere and if You Drink, You Drive, You Lose!
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:11 )
 

Release Date:  2/25/2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Incident Type: Blizzard Warning In Effect Until 6 pm MST Monday Declared By National Weather Service In Albuquerque, NM – Hazardous Driving Conditions In Clovis Area – Please Stay Off Of the Roads.

Contact Person: Captain Patrick Whitney, 575-763-9436

There is a Blizzard Winter Weather Warning in effect until 6 pm MST Monday, February 25, 2013.

***THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WINTER WEATHER WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... 4” to 8” of snow are predicted in the local area with white out conditions with winds gusting to 55 miles per hour.***

The Clovis Police Department has declared an Emergency Crash Alert! This means that Officer will only respond to crashes with injuries and any other crash reporting will have to take place after the Blizzard Storm Conditions pass. Clovis Police would like to remind drivers that when icy/snowy conditions exist on the roadway that ice may be hidden underneath a thin layer of blowing snow, so their vehicles ability to stop and maneuver is greatly diminished and extra distance and significantly slower speeds must be exercised in order to drive safely. Of particular hazard are overpasses and roadway intersections. The only two things that will stop a vehicle are time and distance. Anti-lock brakes and four-wheel drive are no replacement for time and distance. Due to the predicted icy/snowy road conditions, everyone needs to slow their speed of travel significantly if inclement road conditions exist. PLEASE STAY OFF OF THE ROADS UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!

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