Toro’s top dog at Quay County Sheriff’s Office

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Chelle Delaney Toro’s not the kind of guy that comes dragging into work. In fact, he’s so happy to be on the job that his tail wags. Yep, Toro’s a dog. An 18-month-old Belgian Shepherd that’s trained to sniff out drugs. Toro had not even put in his first 40 hours on the job, when […]

“Hair of the dog” solution to financial crisis would be disaster

By Leon Logan The editorial “Government doesn’t belong in banks” blames the financial crisis on the supposed government pressure to make home loans to unqualified buyers. That is referring to The Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977. It took 31 years for it to affect the economy? The act applied to depository banks only – […]

Drug dog to be added to the Quay County Sheriff’s Office

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A drug dog will be the newest addition to the Quay County Sheriff’s Office next year, said Sheriff Joe Schallert at the Quay County Commissioners meeting Monday. The dog is a Malinois, or a Belgian Shepherd, and is being purchased for $5,000, Schallert said. His

Sheriff’s Office seeking drug dog

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is making plans to have its own K-9 unit. “I hope we get one. We’d like to have a dog as soon as we can,” said Sheriff Joe Schallert. Deputy Mark Dahlsten has volunteered to be the K-9 officer, Schallert said. “Mark’s my No. […]

09-27-08: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 8:50 a.m., a male reported that someone had broken into his truck and removed his GPS after he moved his truck from a fuel island on […]

Police dog, Bond, dies

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Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari Police Department’s police dog, Bond, died Sunday. “It’s sad deal,” said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. “That dog was a very good asset.” Bond became sick earlier in the week and appeared to be getting better, but then relapsed, Hatcher said. The cause of death of the four-year-old German Shepherd is not […]

03-01-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Thursday l At 9:50 a.m., a female reported finding a bicycle in an alley on South Sixth Street. An officer advised that the bicycle would […]

Lucy says, ‘Please pass the biscuits’

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun I have a dog again. Like my last two dogs, she’s an English Springer Spaniel – but not a show dog as my other two dogs were. No, Lucy is a field dog, bred to hunt. We are just getting to know each other, but I’m getting used to […]

08-23-2006: Police Blotter

The Following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 11:58 a.m., officers served a warrant on Eighth Street. A female was arrested on a warrant from Magistrate Court. • At 7:29 p.m., a female reported a dispute on East Center […]

Officer Bond takes a bite out of crime

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Police Department has a new officer. His name is Bond. There is an irrepressible urge to follow that with the appropriate British accent and say: “The name’s Bond, James Bond.” And his partner sometimes jokes that he wants to change the numbers on his cruiser to 007. […]