Police: Most effective tool is community assistance

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Police Department will try to use new programs and equipment to offset crime in the new year, but police still say help from the community is their biggest asset in fighting crime. The department has a new record keeping program, a new phone system, and will soon receive new patrol cars, […]

Man, 30, arrested in sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

By QCS Staff A convicted sex offender from Curry County has been charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari 9-year-old, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges before the Quay County Magistrate Court. Mills […]

Tucumcari gunshot victim in intensive care

Chelle Delaney A 19-year-old Tucumcari man shot Monday night is in intensive care in an Amarillo hospital. Nikko Nathan, 19, was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. Thirteen shots, including the shot that hit Nathan, were fired from Hines Avenue across South First Street and into the vicinity of a […]

Man abandons $205,950 after traffic stop

By QCS Staff Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop sign and […]

Commission apologizes for woman’s arrest

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman who was arrested and handcuffed at her business for not paying $136 in fines received a public apology from Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday night. Hope L. Ortiz said she had been to City Hall three times over the past two months to pay her fines […]

Roger Hatcher sworn in as police chief

by QCS Staff Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez congratulates Roger Hatcher, former Curry County sheriff, after his swearing in Tuesday as Tucumcari’s new police chief. It was Hatcher’s first day on the job.

Tucumcari hires new police chief

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari�s new police chief. �We�re real excited to have him,� Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Because Hatcher was one of the final candidates […]

Crash claims Logan native

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Two people died and two others were seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident near the Curry/Roosevelt county line, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Daly, 21, of Clovis died at the scene when the pickup truck in which he was traveling collided with a tractor-trailer about […]