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Release Date:  July 8, 2014

Incident Type: Suspicious Death Investigation – 413 N. Sheldon Street, Clovis, NM - UPDATE

Contact Person: Patrick Whitney, Captain, Support Services Division, Tele: (575) 763-9436

Clovis, NM – July 8, 2014 – On Monday, July 7, 2014, at approximately 12:20 PM, the Clovis Police Department responded to 413 N. Sheldon Street on a report of dead body found in a vacant house bathroom. Upon the arrival of the patrol officers, it was determined a Hispanic male was victim of possible foul play due to blood around his head area.

Through examination of evidence obtained at the scene the victim was positively identified as 33 year-old Jose Barrera with a Tucumcari address on his driver license print out. Further investigation revealed Jose Barrera has been living in Clovis for some time in a transient manner with no permanent address. Jose Barrera’s parents were located in Clovis and told of his death late Monday night.

Although several interviews have been conducted, investigators need assistance in locating two people of interest in the Clovis area they would like to speak to about this death investigation. Investigators are attempting to locate 42 year-old Frank Campos of Clovis and 37 year-old Lorenzo Medina (AKA “Torro”) of Clovis. Anybody with any knowledge of the whereabouts or how to contact these two men are asked to contact the Clovis Police Department Dispatch at 575-769-1921 and ask to speak with a Detective.

The investigation is being conducted by member agencies of the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit (MCU) consisting of the 9th Judicial District Attorney Office, Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Portales Police Department and with assistance from the New Mexico State Police.

The investigation is on-going at this time. Mr. Barrera’s body was sent to the NM Office of the Medical Investigator for autopsy for cause of death determination. The autopsy is an on-going process at this time. A preliminary result is anticipated sometime this afternoon. There is no other information available for release at this time with the investigation being active.

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the Clovis 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.

 

 

Release Date:   July 7, 2014

Incident Type: Suspicious Death Investigation

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

Clovis, NM  – July 7, 2014 – On Monday, July 7, 2014, at approximately 12:20 PM, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a property manager advising she went to check on a residence for unpaid rent. The property manager said upon entering the house she found legs laying out of a bathroom doorway. As the property manager went to look closer she discovered a dead body in the bathroom. The property manager said she immediately left the house and called 911 for help. The residence is located at 413 North Sheldon Street in central Clovis.

Clovis Police Officers arrived on the scene to find a deceased Hispanic male laying on the bathroom floor. The death is suspicious due to the amount of blood found on the victim and the fact the house should have been vacant. The 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit consisting of the District Attorney’s Office Investigators, Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Portales Police Department were activated to conduct this investigation. The death is being investigated as a homicide at this time. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator was notified and responded to the scene. The body has been sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, NM for autopsy for determination of cause and manner of death.

The victim has been positively identified by evidence gathered at the scene. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time until a next of kin can be notified of the death.

The investigation continues with the processing of evidence and interviews. As of the time of this release, there is no identified suspect at this time.

No other information is available at this time due to the on-going investigation. An update will be provided by press release on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 when new information may be released.

 

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 )
 
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