All posts by Lyndell Stansell

Kidnapping – 500 blk of West 11th – 04/27/2016

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at about1:40 a.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department
located a vehicle which had failed to yield at a stop sign at 9th and Prince. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the
vehicle evaded. The vehicle was located by a second Officer who attempted to stop it, and it again evaded, reaching excessive
speeds. The pursuit was terminated. The suspect continued driving erratically, crashing through a fence in the area of Grand
Street and Industrial.
Officers responded to the scene of the crash, where they located a 27 year old female who had been injured. She was
bleeding from her neck and arms. Detectives of the Clovis Police Department Special Operations Unit were dispatched to
investigate the crime.
Detectives spoke to the female victim who reported she had been at a residence in the 500 block of West 11th Street, when
Robert Sena (26 years of age), kicked in the door to the home, entering it, armed with a knife and firearm. A physical fight
occurred between a 28 year old male in the home and Sena. Sena stabbed the 28 year old male, and kicked and stabbed the
27 year old female. The 27 year old female was taken by force from the home by Sena, who subsequently fled from police.
The 27 year old female victim was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center and was subsequently airlifted to a Lubbock, Texas
hospital. She had sustained at least 23 stab wounds to her body in her right hand, hip, wrist, bicep and neck.
Detectives of the Clovis Police Department generated an arrest warrant for Robert Sena for Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery on
a household member, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer, Felon in Possession of a Firearm,
and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
A BOLO (Be On the Look Out for) was sent out to agencies in the area including Ft. Sumner in De Baca County. Sena was taken
into custody without further incident at approximately 7:45 a.m. Sena is currently being held in detention in Fort Sumner, New
Mexico on a $100,000.00 cash only bond.

Fatal Crash – 1100 blk West Sandia – March 31, 2016

On Thursday, 03/31/2016, at about 12:38 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department responded to the 1100 block of West Sandia Street in Clovis, New Mexico, for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.
On arrival, Officers noted a green in color 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle, on its side and a black Nissan car with impact marks on its drivers’ left front and drivers’ side windshield. Preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle was travelling east on Sandia Street, the Nissan was turning west onto Sandia Street from Williams Street, from a posted yield sign.
The Nissan was being driven by a 40 year old male from Clovis. The motorcycle was being driven by Patrick Smith, 20 years of age, of Clovis. Smith was not wearing a helmet.
Clovis Fire Department Ambulance transported Smith to Plains Regional Medical Center. Patrick Smith succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 1:14 p.m.
The Clovis Police Department Major Crash Team was activated and investigation into this crash is continuing.

Armed Robbery – 221 N. Main St. – March 22, 2016

On 3/21/2016, at about 9:46 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to an armed robbery which had just occurred at the Dairy Queen restaurant located at 2221 North Main Street. Officers responded to the scene and contacted employees and witnesses to the robbery.
According to the witnesses, the suspect, a male subject armed with a handgun, entered the business from its rear entrance, passing two employees who were throwing trash in the alley. The suspect stole bank bags containing deposits from the business and as he exited the store, the suspect pointed a handgun at two of the employees before fleeing the scene.
Employees and witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male subject wearing a black jacket with a gray in color hooded sweatshirt underneath it. He was also wearing a dark blue in color bandanna covering his face. The investigation into this event is ongoing. If anyone has information as to the identity of the suspect or any information pertinent to this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921.

Purchases Through Social Media – March 1, 2016

Release Date: 03/01/2016
Incident Type: Exercise Caution When Conducting Purchases Through SocialMedia
Contact Person: Roman Romero, Captain, Public Information Officer, 575-763-9423
Clovis, NM – March 1, 2016 – The Clovis Police Department would like to remind the public to exercise caution when conducting purchases of items through social media (virtual yard sales, Facebook, etc.) Recently a robbery has been reported where persons were trying to purchase a gaming system from an individual who had posted on social media they were selling one. When the victims met with the suspect they were robbed at gunpoint.
Be aware of whom you are buying something from. Make well thought out choices of where you will meet to conduct your purchase. If a deal is too good to be true, it just might be. There is no “thing” in this world more important than your safety and the safety of your family.
Help us keep our community safe.