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Release Date:    05/05/2014

Incident Type:  Motorcycle Crash at Ned Houk Park

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

On Sunday, May 4, 2014 at approximately 6:07 pm, Clovis Police responded to Ned Houk Park for a single motorcycle crash. Clifton Robinson, 60 years old, was attempting to turn around his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in an area covered in gravel when he and the motorcycle slid sideways to the ground. Robinson suffered a severe cut to his left leg as a result of hitting the ground on the motorcycle. Robinson was transported to a Lubbock, Texas hospital for treatment for his injuries. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this incident.

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone May is Motorcycle awareness month. Motorcyclists should be aware of their surroundings, other traffic and not take risky chances. Motorists sometimes do not see motorcycles and riders on the roadway and should be watching for them. With the warmer weather, motorcyclists will be on the roads in greater numbers. If you have questions regarding motorcycle laws and safety, please contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921.

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 May 2014 09:43 )
 

Release Date:   05/04/2014

Incident Type:   Three Newly Certified Clovis Police Officers Graduate The Southeastern New Mexico Regional Police Academy In Hobbs, New Mexico

Contact Person: SGT. Daron Roach, 575-763-9427

On Friday, May 02, 2014 three police officers of the Clovis Police Department graduated the 16 week police officer certification program conducted at the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Police Academy located at the New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, New Mexico. Officers Quinten Bryant, Haley Levy and Travis Loomis graduated at the more than 2-hour ceremony with 21 other law enforcement officers from various agencies in Southeastern New Mexico.The newly certified police officers will start working the streets of Clovis upon their return. All 3 Officers have already completed a 12 week Field Training Program with the Clovis Police Department and are ready for patrol duties. The Clovis Police Department would like to congratulate these 3 new certified police officers and welcome them back to the department. Our department and its employees strive to make Clovis a safer place to live, work and play.

 

 

 

Release Date:  05/01/2014

Incident Type: DWI Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Scheduled for May 2014

Contact Person: Sgt. Jonathan Howard, 575-763-9597

On May 2, 5, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24 and 25 Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols within the City of Clovis. There will also be DWI Checkpoints for May 3, 17 and 26 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 the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The ODWI grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.

The Clovis Police Department will also be participating in traffic operations in the month of May under the Operation Buckle Down grant.  More officers will be working traffic enforcement looking for speeding violations, traffic violations attributed to causing crashes and individuals who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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 do not cause tragedy on the roads this year. Remember, Sobriety Checkpoints are everywhere and if You Drink, You Drive, You Lose!

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 May 2014 08:58 )
 

Release Date:  03/21/2014

Incident Type: Daytime Burglary Suspects Arrested Thanks To Watchful Neighbors

Contact Person:  Daron Roach, Sergeant, (575-763-9427)

A pair of out of town men identified as 26 year old Andrew Melendez and 21 year old Christopher Luna were arrested Thursday, March 20, 2014 at around 1:30 PM by Clovis Police Officers responding to a report of a “Burglary In Progress” called in by neighbors near 1505 Fairway Terrace located in a Northeast Clovis neighborhood. Andrew Melendez was arrested on counts of Aggravated Burglary, Conspiracy, and Larceny. Christopher Luna was arrested on counts of Aggravated Burglary, Conspiracy, and Larceny after watchful neighbors’ contacted police immediately with suspect identifying information and suspect vehicle description upon seeing both suspects enter a neighbor’s house on Fairway Terrace in Clovis, while leaving the parked suspect vehicle in the alleyway.

Upon the arrival of Officers in the area, a Clovis Police Officer located the suspect walking in the backyard towards the residence. The Police Officers detained the suspect and found a white pickup truck sitting in the alley, as described by a reporting neighbor. The Officer was told there was a second suspect inside the residence and waited for secondary Officers to assist with clearing the home. The residence was cleared with no other suspects found. After the search was complete and Officers were conducting their investigation a male approached and claimed someone had taken his work vehicle. He described the work vehicle to be the pickup truck parked in the alley. A Clovis Police Officer was speaking with the detained suspect when he said the male approaching was his partner and had been inside the home. Officers detained the second suspect and both suspects were brought to the police department for questioning. Christopher Luna and Andrew Melendez both confessed to all charges. A gun safe key, knife, watch, and miscellaneous jewelry were found on the arrestees.

Clovis Police would like to remind citizens that this is a prime example that the crime fighting effort is a community team effort between concerned, watchful citizens and neighbors and police that resulted in the successful apprehension of two burglary suspects and the recovery of stolen property immediately.

Anyone having any information about suspected cases of Burglary are 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, 30 April 2014 08:42 )
 

Release Date:   04/16/2014

Incident Type:  Cops and Kids Basketball 2014

Contact Person: (Lt. Robbie Telles 575-763-9452 or Amy Sellers-Parker 575-763-9416)

FREE EVENT

Inviting all kids ages 6-16

When: May 17, 2014 Time: 9:00 am

Where: “The Rock” (Clovis High School)

This is first come first serve to the first 120 registrants!!!!!

Pre-registration online at heymix.com, or in person at the:

Clovis Police Department; 300 N Connelly, registration begins:

April 10, 2014 and ends May 3, 2014.

All kids will receive a trophy, T-shirt, goody bag, professional photograph of the team, and some beginning of summer fun.  Area Law Enforcement agencies as well as sponsors are working together to give our area children positive influences, and exercise.

For more information about the event, playing, or donating, contact; Lt. Telles at 575-763-9452 or Amy Sellers-Parker 575-763-9416 or via email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Concessions will be available

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 April 2014 12:23 )
 
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