FTC puts a stop to ‘vishing’ scam

Chelle Delaney Friday night residents in Northeast New Mexico started getting phone messages seeking personal banking and other information, but by Saturday morning the Federal Trade Commission had taken control of the number and issued a warning to customers, said Craig Reeves,

February 1955

An empty, truck-mounted gasoline tank exploded in a lot on the west side of Sanitary Laundry and Dry Cleaners, and injured a workman and shattered windows in the laundry and the city power plant across the street. The blast ripped out one end of the tank as Bebe Carson, a welder for Franck Hicks, welded […]

Teen suspected of calling in threats

By QCS Staff A 16-year-old boy is suspected of making a bomb threat and making harassing/threatening phone calls to the Tucumcari Middle School on Sept. 25, said the Tucumcari Police Department in a press release on Friday. “After securing a search warrant for phone records, police personnel were able to determine that the phone calls […]

New area code in effect Sunday

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With growth comes thousands of people who want phones and their own phone number. Trouble is New Mexico began running out of phone numbers. So the New Mexico Public Relation Commission decided in December 2006 that a new area code would be implemented. The new area code goes into […]

Tucumcari Gardsmen return to Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun There will be much to be thankful for in two Tucumcari households on Thursday. National Guardsmen Sgt. Anthony Lujan and S.Sgt. Jayson Braziel – the first two guardsmen from the Tucumcari-based unit to serve in Iraq – returned home safe and sound Nov. […]

Albuquerque man draws top prize

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Two tickets, one owned by Robert Avery of Albuquerque and the other by Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari, were the last two up. Each had a 50-50 shot at the $15,000. It was the reverse draw and Altrusa’s annual fundraiser on Saturday night at the Elks Club. Maddaford had endured the […]

City to enhance 911 system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Next week, the consolidated 911 dispatch system based at the Tucumcari Police Department is expected to get the first phase of a long-awaited mapping system. The mapping system will eventually be able to pinpoint the source of a 911 distress call on a map on a computer screen, whether […]

Back hoe cuts off phone service in town

By Chelle Delaney For some, it was an eerie calm. For others, it was a frustration and a natural cause of concern. It was Wednesday, the day when nearly all of the town’s phone lines went dead, including the area’s 911 emergency service. “We have a back-up phone for 911,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Larry […]

Of phones and sandwiches

By Kevin Wilson Most weeks, I’ve got a great idea that I can bore my readers about for at least 500 words. That being said, this isn’t one of those weeks. Instead, this is a week of four really good ideas that are just below the mark of deserving their own column. Enjoy: • I […]

March 4, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 8:12 a.m., a male reported a larceny at a hotel. A mirror was missing from his car. • At 11:34 a.m., a female reported breaking and entering at South Ninth. Two trailers […]