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Release Date:  8/14/2013

Incident Type:  School Zone Awareness And School Zone Speed Enforcement in Clovis

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

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone that local schools are back in session as of Monday, August 19, 2013. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting speed enforcement and traffic safety patrols in the City of Clovis in the designated school zones. Officers will be specifically targeting speeders in these school zones. The school zones are clearly marked and are a maximum speed of 15 Miles Per Hour. Please pay attention to your speed and watch out for the children and crossing guards as well as school buses loading and offloading children at schools and in the neighborhoods.

Of particular concern this year will be North Thornton Street at the Llano Estacado Boulevard intersection where some pedestrian students may be walking across the highway towards W.D. Gattis Middle School on North Thornton Street, Wilhite Road and the North Thornton Intersection adjacent the new W.D. Gattis Middle School. There is also a concern about Wilhite Road from Thornton Street east to Norris Street due to construction and limited roadway access to Mesa Elementary School on North Norris Street. The constricted roadways and construction may cause a large amount of traffic in these areas when dropping off students in the morning and picking up students in the afternoon. We will have Officers patrolling these areas to promote the safety of students, faculty and parents going to the schools by enforcing adjacent roadway speed limits and other traffic codes. The posted speed limit on Wilhite Road is 35 Miles Per Hour west of Prince Street going towards W.D. Gattis Middle School on North Thornton Street and the speed limit is 45 Miles Per Hour headed east towards Mesa Elementary School on North Norris Street prior to the school zone.

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you that Officers will be out in force to make sure that the children and crossing guards are safe in the designated school zones all school year. Please pay attention and slow down in the designated school zones. There is a Zero Tolerance Policy for speeding in school zones. The speed limit in the school zones is 15 Miles Per Hour. The fine for speeding in a school zone is $161. It is also illegal to pass a stopped or stopping school bus that has its stop sign deployed and flashing warning lights activated. The fine for passing a school bus when loading or unloading children is also $161.

 

Release Date:  08/05/13

Incident Type: DWI Sobriety Check Points And Saturation Patrols For August 2013

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

On August 7, 10, 21, 24, and 30 Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols within the City of Clovis. There will also be DWI Check Points on August 16 and 23 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!

 

 

Release Date:   July 27, 2013

Incident Type: Capture of Patrick George Lopez

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

Clovis – July 27, 2013 – On Friday, July 26, 2013, at approximately 7:30 PM, the Clovis Police Department was notified about the location of a fugitive wanted on several warrants by a local bail bondsman.

The fugitive was identified as Patrick George Lopez.  Mr. Lopez was featured as a "Most Wanted" person on July 12, 2013.  Mr. Lopez was wanted in connection with Two Outstanding Warrants; One for Aggravated Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated by Liquor or Drugs; One for Concealing Identity.

Clovis Police Officers responded to the Westward Ho Hotel in the 600 blk of East 1st Street.  As officers attempted to make contact with Mr. Lopez, Mr. Lopez attempted to escape by breaking through the ceiling in the hotel room and entering the attic area.  Information was provided Mr. Lopez may be armed with a handgun and Mr. Lopez has criminal history indicating his possession and use of firearm.

The Clovis Police Department SWAT Team was notified.  After a six-hour stand-off with Mr. Lopez, Mr. Lopez was safely taken into custody.  Mr. Lopez was transported to the Curry County Detention Facility where he was booked on the warrants and the additional charges of Resisting Arrest, Felony Criminal Damage and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

No other information is available at this time.

 

Release Date:  07/18/2013

Incident Type: National Night Out 2013 – Green Acres Park, Clovis, NM

Contact Person: MPO Daron Roach, 575-763-9427

On Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00 pm to Dark, at Greene Acres Park, neighborhoods throughout Clovis are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out”, crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by Clovis Police Department, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states. In all, over 37 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime”.

National Night Out is designed to: 1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, 2. Generate support for, and participation in, local crime efforts, 3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and 4. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Fun and games for kids and adults will be available. Local agencies- patrol and specialty vehicles will be on display. Child ID Kits, information handouts, coloring books, local officers to answer questions, plus many more interactive stations. Some of the participating agencies are Clovis Police, New Mexico State Police, Curry County Sheriff, Motor Transportation, Livestock Board, Cannon Security Forces, and several more.

Also joining this event this year is the Curry County Wellness Council’s “Back To School Health Fair”. Please bring your child’s shot records to this event for required school shots. Dental information, medical information, and a treasure hunt. Several Back to School Health Fair vendors will be on site offering their services. Local Emergency Planning Committee, Curry County Crimestoppers, and Department of Health are just some of the participants. We are expecting Aerocare and the New Mexico State Police to land their helicopters during this event. Food vendors will be on site. Some activities include- Dunk-A-Cop dunking booth, Curry County DWI Task Force DWI Karts, bouncy houses, and SWAT display.

Please plan on attending this event and let’s show criminals that we as a community are not going to sit back and let them take our town, let’s fight back. Every law enforcement agency needs a community’s help to make it a safe place to live, work, and play in. For information on this event please contact Community Relations Officer Daron Roach at 575-763-9427 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:07 )
 

Release Date: 07/12/2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Incident Type: Most Wanted Alerts – Wanted Subjects: Fermin Rodriguez and Patrick Lopez

Contact Person: Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center – Tele- 575-769-1921 or Ruthann Kelly at 575‑763‑9470 or anyone having any information about the whereabouts of these men is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000; 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.

Fermin Robert Rodriguez is wanted by the Clovis Police Department in connection with multiple cases of Felony Forgery (Counterfeit Money, 11 Counts) and Arrest Warrants for Failure To Appear on charges of Possession of Controlled Substances, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and  Concealing Identity; and Failure To Appear for Probation Revocation Hearing on a Burglary of a Dwelling. Fermin Rodriguez  is a Hispanic male in his 20’s with brown eyes and black hair. He is approximately 5’05” and 112 lbs. Photo is attached. Multiple warrants are issued for his arrest.

 

 

Patrick George Lopez is wanted by the Clovis Police Department in connection with Two Outstanding Warrants; One for Aggravated Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated by Liquor or Drugs; One for Concealing Identity. Mr. Lopez regularly gives false identity to Officers when stopped and is believed to have evaded arrest this way in the area on a couple of occasions. Patrick Lopez does have several identifying tattoos all over his body that can easily identify him. Prominent tattoos are located on his right and left wrists, fingers of his left hand, his chest, his face and his arms. The court will extradite to Clovis, New Mexico. Patrick Lopez is a Hispanic male in his 30’s with brown eyes and brown hair. He is approximately 5’03” and 165 lbs. Photo is attached.

Patrick George Lopez

Citizens may use TipSoft to provide any 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.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 July 2013 15:33 )
 
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