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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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Release Date:  02/20/2013
Incident Type: Two Clovis Men Arrested In Overnight Shooting Incident In 1200 Block of North Lea Street
Contact Person:  Captain Patrick Whitney, (575) 763-9436

Clovis – February 19, 2013 – Two Clovis men identified as 22 year-old Anthony R. Romo and 18 year-old Andres Romo Granado, brothers, were arrested last night for Felony Shooting at a Dwelling, Resisting, Evading or Obstructing a Police Officer and Assault on a Police Officer. Clovis Police Officers responded to a report of “Shots Fired” in the 1200 Block of North Lea Street at 6:35 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Officers made contact with a resident who stated that she had been told by a neighbor that an Anthony Romo and Andres Romo Granado, two brothers, had pulled up in a green two door Honda with aftermarket rims and contacted him outside her house. The neighbor stated that Romo and Granado were looking for a man at the resident’s house. When the neighbor told Romo and Granado that the man they were asking about was not there, Romo and Granado pulled out guns and started firing into the air and drove off.

At 7:42 pm on the same date, the resident in the 1200 Block of North Lea Street contacted the Clovis Police Department and stated that her Grandmother’s house in the 1200 Block of North Lea had been shot at, with bullets coming through the front door and dining room window while occupied by her, two other adults and her two minor children. The resident stated that they all had to crawl toward the back of the house to avoid the incoming bullets. Nobody was struck by any of the bullets. The resident stated that when she had looked out before the shooting started she saw a green Honda two door parked by the mailbox and two men get out of the vehicle and start shooting towards the house when she ducked back into the house.

A Clovis Police Officer along with a New Mexico Department of Corrections Probation Officer located the suspect’s vehicle, the two door Honda, in the 2900 Block of Horn Avenue in Clovis. Upon arrival of other Officers, Anthony Romo and Andres Romo Granado were taken into custody after resisting and assaulting officers in the front yard of the residence on Horn. Search warrants were obtained for the home and the suspect vehicle and evidence was located in both locations connecting the two brothers to the shooting on North Lea Street.

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 towww.tipsubmit.com, or Crime Stoppers at 575/769-7000.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:33 )

Release Date: February 14, 2013

Incident Type: Follow-up to Theft of the Martin Luther King Plaque

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

Clovis – February 14, 2013 – The Clovis Police Department Special Operations Unit has been conducting the investigation of the Martin Luther King Memorial Plaque, which was taken from Potter Park.  The Patrol Officers had received information the plaque had been grounded down, the facial image had been removed and the plaque was cut into three pieces. Officers developed information from the Clovis Recycling company indentifying the person who claimed ownership of the metals.

Detectives conducted an investigation and developed enough information to seek an arrest warrant for Jeremy R. Palmer, 27 years of age, from Clovis. The warrant was served on Mr. Palmer today and he was taken to the Curry County Adult Detention Center on the charges of Larceny and Possession of Stolen Property. Mr. Palmer's bond is set at $20,000.00.

At this point, there are no other leads indicating anyone else was involved in the criminal incident. The case has been cleared with this arrest unless any other information would materialize to warrant any further investigation. A photo of Mr. Palmer is attached.

There is no other information available at this time.




Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:21 )


Release Date:  02/06/2013

Incident Type: Armed Robbery At Gunpoint, 700 Block of Hondo Street In Clovis Tuesday Night, February 05, 2013

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

Clovis – February 5, 2013 - A local man identified as 62 year-old Raymond Villa was robbed at gunpoint of jewelry and his 60” television last night at approximately 11:45 pm in the 700 block of Hondo Street in Clovis. Mr. Villa stated that three Hispanic males wearing bandanas over their faces forced their way into his house and into his bedroom. Mr. Villa stated that one of the men pointed an assault style rifle into his forehead and told him to get on the floor of the bedroom and not look at them. One of the men was also armed with an aluminum bat. Mr. Villa stated that one of the men took his gold Seiko watch and gold colored ring from his hand and wrist. Mr. Villa stated that the suspects had told him not to move or call police or they would come back and kill him. Mr. Villa stated that he remained on the bedroom floor until he heard the men leave and heard a vehicle start outside and drive away. Mr. Villa stated he then got up and called police. Once he got up and went into the living room, Mr. Villa discovered that his 60” flat screen television, his leather jacket and a Japanese style Katana sword had also been stolen. Mr. Villa was not seriously harmed in the incident.

Clovis Police arrived on-scene within a few minutes of the 911 call and began searching the area for the described suspects. A Clovis Police Officer in the area responding to the call saw a maroon Nissan Maxima run a stop sign at MLK and Cesar Chavez coming from the area about a half mile from the scene. The Officer followed the car to the 900 block of Cypress Street where the vehicle stopped and several subjects ran from the vehicle. Two of the subjects from the car were captured by Clovis Police. The two men, identified as 22 year-old Marco Rivera and 22 year-old Leeroy Martinez of Clovis, were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Conspiracy To Commit Armed Robbery and Conspiracy To Commit Aggravated Burglary; second and third degree felonies respectively. Some of the stolen items were recovered from the suspects and the aluminum bat and an air-soft assault style rifle were recovered from the suspect vehicle. Detectives are working to identify the other suspects that fled the vehicle.

This case is under active investigation at this time. 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.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:06 )
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