On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at about 10:45 a.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of Prince Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injuries. According to the caller, a 57 year old female had been struck by a vehicle and the vehicle had driven away from the area. Clovis Fire Department Emergency Medical Services and Officers of the Clovis Police Department arrived on scene. The victim was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center with severe injuries to her lower body.
Officers were able to locate the vehicle and its occupants, a nineteen year old female and a sixteen year old female. The investigation into this event continues.
The victim has subsequently been transported to a Lubbock, Texas area hospital with life threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at about 11:45 a.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of Walnut Street in reference to shots fired. The caller relayed that they had heard four gunshots and observed a male subject running into a home near the corner of 11th and Walnut Streets.
On arrival, Officers made contact with multiple female subjects at a residence in the area. When contacted they denied knowledge of anyone running into their home. During a canvass of the area Officers located three expended bullet casings in the roadway in front of their residence. Damage, consistent with bullet impacts, was found on an apartment wall north of the incident. No projectiles were recovered. The target of the shooting was not located.
The Special Operations Unit of the Clovis Police Department is investigating this incident.
Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921 and ask for a Detective. 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 call Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.
On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at about 2:50 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 500 block of Wallace Street in reference to an injured subject. On arrival, Officers made contact with a 46 year old male subject who had a wound to his left thigh. The wound appeared to be an entrance and exit wound. The 46 year old male victim was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The victim was interviewed, relaying that he had been shot by a Gabrielle Carver (25 years of age). According to the victim, he had been confronted by Carver, who pulled a “sawed off” rifle on him, then shot him.
The Special Operations Unit of the Clovis Police Department was activated and is investigating this incident. An arrest warrant has been issued for Gabrielle Carver (25 years of age), who is described as a Hispanic female, who is 5’07″ tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds, who has black hair, and brown eyes. The arrest warrant is for Aggravated Battery, a third degree felony.
Anyone having any information about this case, or Gabrielle Carver’s whereabouts, is asked to contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921 and ask for a Detective. 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 call Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.
During the December 2nd, 2017 Clovis Police Department Christmas dinner, Clovis Police Chief Douglas Ford took the opportunity to recognize law enforcement officers and department employees for their work during the year in protecting Clovis residents. This year’s recognition’s included medals presented to several police officers who responded to the August 28th incident at the Clovis-Carver Library. Lifesaving awards were presented to several officers for various incidents of bravery displayed throughout the year while responding to calls for service. Chief Ford also recognized Clovis dispatchers for their professionalism and support during calls for assistance, particularly during the August 28th Library incident.
“Our officers dedicate their lives to serving the community, going above and beyond the call for duty in risking their own lives to protect or prolong the lives of others,” advised Chief Ford, Thursday. In relation to the August 28th incident at the Library, Ford added: “Our dispatchers, as always, showed outstanding professionalism during this extremely difficult incident.”
“I would like to commend both Clovis police officers and dispatchers for their outstanding commitment in protecting Clovis area residents throughout the year,” advised Clovis City Manager, Justin Howalt, Thursday.
“There have been some particularly difficult calls the department has had to address, and throughout these our
community’s police department has always gone above and beyond the call of duty.”
The following list shows the officers and dispatchers who received awards this year. There were 8 employees who received years of service awards ranging from 5-20 years of service.
Officers receiving the “Combat Cross”:
- Chief Douglas Ford
- MPO Det David Sandoval
- MPO Det Dale Rice
Officer Receiving the “Police Medal”:
- Capt. Roman Romero
- Capt. Roger Dial
- Lt. Steven Wright
- Lt. Lyndell Stansell
- Sgt. Jon Howard
- Sgt. James Gurule (2 awards)
- Sgt. Rafael Aguilar
- MPO Jared Romero
- MPO Daniel Casarez
- Det. Rick Smith
- Det. Randall Pitcock
- Off. Pedro Bolin
- Off. Kendrick Navales
- Off. Quentin Bryant
- Off. Jared Herrington
- Off. Joseph Settle
- Off. Travis Loomis
Officers receiving the “Life Saving” award:
- Sgt Trevor Thron
- MPO Moe Parker
- MPO Brian Wanzor
- MPO Brent Aguilar
- Off John Hong (2 awards)
- Off Antonio Orozco
- Off Haley Levy
Officers receiving the “Meritorious Service” award:
- Lt. Robbie Telles
- MPO Roland Kroeger
- MPO Bart Phillips
- Off. Travis Loomis
Dispatchers receiving “Unit Citation”:
- Erik Galvan
- Adriana Corrales
- Ethan Baldock
- Amber Ruiz
- Gina Styring
Officers receiving “Military Service” ribbon:
- MPO Roland Kroeger
- MPO Russell Gould
- Off. John Hong
Officers receiving “Academic Award”
- Off. Jordan Riddle
- Off. John Hong
- Off. Kristen Tracy
Officers receiving Certificate’s of Commendation:
- Sgt. Rafael Aguilar
- Off. Darren McPherson
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at about 2:58 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department and Fire Personnel of the Clovis Fire Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters noted a small, detached outbuilding in the backyard of the home. This outbuilding was engulfed in flames. Firefighters were told people were still inside of the structure. Firefighters battled the fire and when they were able to enter the structure found three persons inside. All three persons were deceased. A fourth subject had been able to escape the structure and was ultimately treated at Plains Regional Medical Center.
The investigation is being coordinated by Detectives of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Fire Department Fire Investigators. Units are awaiting the arrival of the State Fire Marshal.
Names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin. More information will be forwarded as the investigation progresses.
In December 2017 Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Enforcement Patrol Hours within the City of Clovis. On December 2nd, and 8th Clovis Police Department will conduct DWI Enforcement roadblocks 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 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 and Drive, You Lose!”