3/30 police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: March 28 • About 9 p.m. an employee of a local motel requested an officer in reference to an unwanted subject. An officer arrived and stood by while the subject removed his belongings from the […]

Police chief gives presentation to city commissioners

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Interim Police Chief Mark Radosevich gave a presentation at the City Commission meeting Thursday night on the roles the police department plays in the city of Tucumcari. Radosevich said Friday that the presentation was not a critical review of the department. It was a means of relaying information to […]

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 […]

40 accidents hit interstate area before holidays

TV Hagenah In the space of the two days during the snow storm that hit the area just before Christmas, the New Mexico State Police headquartered in Tucumcari reported they handled 40 vehicle accidents eight of which involved injuries requiring a trip to the hospital. According to State Police Sgt. Cleo Baker, the two days […]

Family netted in drug arrest

William Thompson Robert and Deborah Throckmorton, of 222 E. High St., were arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their daughter Tiffany, 18, was arrested on the same charges and their daughter Tessa, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Victor Donovan, a […]

Woman arrested on drug charges

William Thompson Donna Romero, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon inside her home at 520 S. Seventh St. and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, child neglect, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw said in his report that he found small baggies of a substance inside a tin box as […]

City police make heroin busts

William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department kept busy in October, making two separate heroin arrests and finding a cache of weapons at a convicted felon’s residence. On the morning of Oct. 3, four Tucumcari Police Officers showed up at 1020 S. Monroe Apt. 8. According to Chief Dennis Townsend, a search warrant was served and […]

State patrol officer commands area

William Thompson Lieutenant Nathan Wallace of the New Mexico State Police is in charge of a large portion of eastern New Mexico from an area west of Santa Rosa all the way to the state border with Texas. Based in Tucumcari, Wallace said he has around eleven officers under his command in Tucumcari and Quay […]

Petition seeks police chief’s removal

William Thompson George Aragon, who stood before city commissioners July 8 with complaints about the behavior of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend, is circulating a petition calling for the chief’s dismissal. Aragon alleges that Townsend spoke to him in a rude and obnoxious manner when Aragon asked Townsend for a copy of an officer’s radar […]

Arrest may clear two cases

William Thompson A 24-year-old Tucumcari man is charged with assaulting police and burglary after a standoff with officers early Saturday morning. Albert Gutierrez is accused of telling officers he was prepared to shoot them when they showed up at his residence at 709 E. Heman St. in response to a report of domestic violence. Tucumcari […]