March 15, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 3:17 a.m., a female reported dogs barking at a business. The owners said they would keep the dogs quiet. • At 11:50 a.m., a female requested a welfare check at a […]

March 1, 2006 Police Blotters

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 9:20 a.m., a female called in a welfare check at Crestview Drive. The woman called from Hobbs and said a friend told her a person was at her home. Officers found the […]

8/3 Community Notes

Tucumcari police patrol traffic safety The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting speed enforcement patrols Sunday through Aug. 14, as well as Aug. 21, 22, and 27-31 at all times of the day, according to Police Chief Larry Ham. During these times, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. The First Street construction zone will […]

Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by the Tucumcari police. According to reports: Monday l At 9:24 a.m., a male reported a missing wallet at a local store. He said he put his wallet in a basket and somebody took it. He reported his wallet contained his identification, credit and bank cards […]

July 9 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Monday • At 12:17 a.m., loud music and fireworks were reported on South Second Street. Officers informed individuals to keep the music down and put the fireworks out. • At 1:24 p.m., a breaking and entering was reported on […]

Police chief settles in

QCS Staff Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham, who took over June 21, said he likes the attitiude of his officers and various community members he’s met recently. ”We have a lot of good officers here,” Ham said. “Their hearts and minds are in it and with a little training and better equipment I think we’re […]

Overdose suspected in man’s death

A Missouri man died Sunday in Tucumcari following an apparent overdose of medication, police said. Police responded to a call from the Hampton Inn early Sunday morning, a police press release showed. Matthew Mummert, 25, of Oak Grove, Mo., was having seizures and was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. He died in the […]

June 29 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 8:30 p.m., a woman in the 700 block of West Evans Avenue reported a stolen bicycle taken some time on June 25. • About noon, a man called in reference […]

City gets new police chief

By William Thompson Tucumcari has a new police chief. Lawrence Ham, a 13-year veteran of the Silver City Police Department, was hired Tuesday. He last worked as lieutenant and operations commander for Silver City police. Ham, who said he wants people in the community to call him “Larry,” said he is tough on crime and […]

4/27 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 25 • About 11:30 p.m. a woman in the 200 block of East Max Avenue called in reference to a suspicious male subject knocking on her door and yelling. She advised the subject got […]