Speeding motorist leads to drug seizure

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop Sunday netted almost 24 pounds of marijuana, the first drug seizure in 2008 for the Tucumcari Police Department. Gabrielle Tillman, 34, of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested Sunday morning for concealing her identity from officers, said Tucumcari Sgt. Darrick Shaw. Tillman was pulled over for a […]

December 1971

District Attorney Victor C. Breen was assassinated as he prepared to step into his car to go to work. The car was parked in front of his home when a sniper with a highpowered weapon gunned him down. A former Tucumcari resident on convalescent leave from the state mental hospital was arrested and charged with […]

Baby blue Thunderbird lost in stampede

By Baxter Black We all face our own addictions — chocolate, horse training clinics or chewing tobacco. Lonnie’s curse was whiskey. With the help of AA and a loving family, he finally put his demon behind him. But those who know the problem appreciate that the demon waits just around the corner. Lonnie worked for […]

Weekend vehicle accident results in fatality

QCS Staff A weekend car wreck resulted in the death of a Florida woman and sent a man to an Amarillo hospital. The accident happened at 7:23 a.m on Saturday, 15 miles east of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker reported a Toyota pickup pulling a U-Haul trailer traveling west […]

11-3-07

New Mexico State Police cracked down on traffic violators on Route 66. They issued 122 warnings in a seven-hour period. State Police officer Jerry Brunk warned that future violators could be fined between $5 and $200. … Tucumcari City Police captured a car thief out of Santa Fe. The police spotted the stolen car on […]

Logan youth hailed as hero

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Evangelina Castro was presented a National Youth Hero award for her bravery from the National American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Monday night. Castro was presented the award by Logan Ladies Auxiliary president Jessica Knight at a surprise ceremony at the American Legion Bingo Hall in Logan. Castro was also presented […]

High speed chase ends in Clovis

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Another cache of marijuana was seized Thursday in Quay County in the midst of a police chase where the suspect, at times, drove at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, law enforcement officials said. This was the second seizure of pot in Quay County by authorities in last five […]

Safe driving tips

The New Mexico State Police caution that winter hazards greatly increase the chances of becoming involved in an automobile crash. Here are winter driving tips. l Plan ahead and leave earlier. Don’t try to make up time on the road. l When driving on icy or snow packed roads, slow to a SAFE speed. Much […]

Vadals shoot out windows of car, shops, residences

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun During October and November there have been 80 cases of vandalism in Tuucumcari – most of which have involved broken windows in vehicles, residences and businesses, police records shows. Between Thursday and Sunday, the number of cases escalated. And car owners, residents and business operators have became more perturbed […]

Kanas man suicide victim

By Quay County Sun By Quay County Sun A 34-year-old Wichita, Kan., man, an apparent suicide victim, was found dead in his car by a motorist early Thursday morning on West Route 66 in Tucumcari, police said. Officers found a 9mm handgun in the man’s car. They also found that the bullet that killed the […]