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Release Date:   June 12, 2013

Incident Type: Capture of Ruben Hernandez

Contact Person: Steve Sanders, Chief of Police, (575) 763-9416

Clovis – June 12, 2013 – On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at approximately 10:47 AM, the Clovis Police Department was notified of an escape of a County Detention Inmate from the Clovis Municipal Court.

The escapee identified as Ruben Hernandez, DOB: 5/21/1973.  At approximately 12:30 AM, officers received information Mr. Hernandez was in a residence in the 300 blk of Delores.  Officers made contact with the residents and received permission to search the residence.

Mr. Hernandez was located inside the living room where he was taken into custody without incident or struggle.  Mr. Hernandez was later transported back to the Curry County Detention Center for booking on the outstanding escape warrant.

This investigation is on-going at this point.  No other information is available at this time.

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:28 )
 

Release Date:  June 11, 2013

Incident Type: Escapee Ruben Hernandez Follow-up Information

Contact Person: Steve Sanders, Chief of Police, (575) 763-9416

Clovis – June 11, 2013 – On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at approximately 10:47 AM,

the Clovis Police Department was notified of an escape of a County Detention Inmate

from the Clovis Municipal Court.

The escapee has been identified as Ruben Hernandez, DOB: 5/21/1973. Mr.

Hernandez is described as a male, Hispanic, height of 5’9”, weight 165 lbs, short

brown hair and brown eyes. We believe Mr. Hernandez is now wearing a white shirt,

blue jeans and blue high-top shoes.

As of this release, the primary goal of the Clovis Police Department continues to be the

following of leads and information to recapture Mr. Hernandez.

As a part of the investigation, the Clovis Police Department Special Operations Unit is

working with the Clovis Municipal Court to determine the sequence of events leading

to the escape. At this point, the investigation is in its preliminary stages and it is

premature to provide any further information at this point.

Should you come into contact with Mr. Hernandez, he should be considered armed

and very dangerous. Please do not attempt to apprehend Mr. Hernandez.

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.

No other information is available at this time.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:10 )
 

Release Date:  5/30/2013

Incident Type: DWI Sobriety Check Point, Saturation Patrols, Operation Click it or Ticket, and 100 Days and Nights of Summer Schedule for June 2013

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

On June 5th, 8th, 19th, 22nd, 28th, and 29th 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 on June 14th within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically looking for drunk and drug impaired drivers. We ask that people please remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence of 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!

The Clovis Police Department is participating in the National Click it or Ticket Operations, which will end on June 2nd.

The Clovis Police Department will start participating in 100 Days and Nights of Summer Operations on June 21st.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:58 )
 

 

Release Date:  05/22/2013
Incident Type: Beware Of Bomb Threat Extortion Scam By Phone
Contact Person:  Captain Patrick Whitney, 575-763-9436

The Clovis Police Department asks that the public and local businesses be aware of a new phone scam in the area in which businesses seem to be the main focus of a bomb threat extortion scam in which a person calls saying that there are bombs planted in the business and they will detonate them unless several thousand dollars are wired to a location and if they contact law enforcement they will detonate the bombs immediately.

Today, the local Clovis Wal-Mart and the ENMR Plateau businesses were affected by such an extortion attempt. The phone numbers being used by the suspect(s) appears to be masked (fake) and resembles other scams with masked phone numbers coming in from overseas areas outside the United States. Please do not fall for this scam or send any money to these people. Contact the Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff Office or New Mexico State Police, depending on the jurisdiction you live or may have a business in where the phone call occurs.

These types of cases are forwarded to federal authorities due to the technological and often foreign nature of the crimes being perpetrated from somewhere outside the United States in which local jurisdictions have no ability, authority or jurisdiction to investigate.

Anyone having any information about these cases of extortion 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 ( Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:00 )
 

Release Date: 05/14/2013

Incident Type: Improvised Explosive Pipe Bomb Device Found Near City of Clovis Landfill Entrance On East Brady Avenue

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

Clovis – May 14, 2013 – On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at approximately 8:00 am Clovis Police were dispatched to the 2800 block of East Brady Avenue adjacent to the City of Clovis Regional Landfill in reference to a possible pipe bomb device located by a city work crew near a water main valve.

Clovis Police contacted the New Mexico State Police Explosive Ordinance Division through the local District Office of the New Mexico State Police upon verification of a possible explosive device being on scene. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also contacted. The New Mexico State Police EOD interrupted the device on site. Nobody was injured. The device was similar to two other devices discovered in the Clovis area since January 2013 consisting of a metal pipe wrapped in tape with a fuse at one end cap loaded with explosive powder and metal shrapnel materials.

The investigation has been turned over to the New Mexico State Police EOD and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that have jurisdiction and investigative expertise in these types of cases. The other two cases this year were also referred to the Federal ATFE Agency out of Albuquerque, NM.

Any questions about any on-going investigations into these pipe bombs found in the Clovis area should be made to the New Mexico State Police EOD or the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Office out of Albuquerque, NM.

 
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