Judge Purcell set to retire

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U.S. District Court Judge Ricky Purcell seemed a little out his comfort zone on Friday. He was sitting in the jurors box. Purcell sat quietly as court administrator Diane Ulibarri hosted a light roast for the 75 people who had gathered for the judge’s retirement party. Purcell who has served as judge for 15 and […]

May 5, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Tuesday • At 7:18 a.m., police found a bike by the canal and it was taken to the police department. • At 11:10 p.m., a […]

Doors keep getting knocked open

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Why does it bother me so much? I’m talking about something we see on the television every day. It’s the footage showing the war in Iraq. They are different scenes, but often they all show the same thing. They show: Our soldiers breaking down someone’s door and entering someone’s […]

04-21-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Monday • At 1:24 p.m., a female reported a fight at the bus station on South First Street. One female was arrested for disorderly conduct. […]

Aug. 2 – Police Blotter

By QCS Staff The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police during the last few days. According to reports: Saturday At 9:43 a.m., two jet skis collided on an area lake. A female subject was taken by ambulance to Trigg Memorial Hospital for her injuries. At 3:28 p.m., a routine traffic […]

April 1, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Wednesday l At 3:32 p.m., a female reported domestic violence at a business. There was an argument between a man and woman. The man reportedly kicked her out of the car and said he was […]

Red Ribbon Week spooks away drugs

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The door on Tucumcari sixth-grader Isabel Herrera’s classroom may look like it’s decked out for Halloween – it comes complete with cobwebs, dark colors and spooky-looking figures. But the door is not, in fact, adorned for the ghoulish holiday. Herrera said it depicts the world when people are on drugs. “One […]

Woman arrested during drug bust

William Thompson Sgt. Patti Lopez and Patrolman Jason Adams showed up New Year’s Day at Mountain View Apartments, Apartment 205, and arrested Cynthia Lee Boykin, 38, for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The Tucumcari Police officers had received a tip earlier in the day. “Sometimes when we pay a visit to someone it’s […]

Does collect to fight MS

TV Hagenah According to Jessica Braziel, the local Order of Does are going all out to combat Multiple Sclerosis this year. Braziel, the secretary of the local Does organization, said her group will be raising money during the week of October 17 throughout the area. “One of our big activities is to raise money for […]

Pharmacy hit by burglary attempt

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By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari pharmacy fell victim Monday night to what police are calling an attempted burglary. Bob McClelland Jr. was called to his fathers drug store, Bob’s Budget Pharmacy on Second Street, when a backup store alarm system was initiated at about 10:20 p.m. According to a police report, an operator with Central […]