Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]

Public Record, Dec. 3, 2003

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Nov. 30 • About 5 p.m. a man called police and said his step-daughter had been shot in the back of the leg with a BB gun on the 600 block of East McGee. He said it […]

Police: Bad decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the bodies of both victims, but […]

Suspected killer captured in Texas

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Ryan Lengerich A suspected killer with Quay County ties was captured Sunday after eluding police for more than five weeks. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple in Depew, Okla. on Oct. 18, Creek County (Okla.) police said. According to a police report, Eizember was captured in Lufkin, Texas after an […]

City police make two drug busts

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police served two search warrants last week leading to three arrests and the seizing of drugs worth more than an estimated $8,000, police said Monday. According to police reports, around 3 p.m. Thursday, officers entered the residence of Loretta Muller, 41, at 125 N. 6th in Tucumcari. It was there police […]

Suspected killer remains on loose

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By Ryan Lengerich A man with ties to eastern New Mexico who is suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents last month is still on the loose. But Oklahoma police officials believe they have him contained. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple Oct. 18 in Depew, Okla., police said. Prior to […]

Police: Arson a possibility in fire

By Ryan Lengerich A fire marshal has been called to investigate a fire that burned the inside of a house on Fourth Street Tuesday night. Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend said a fire marshal will be brought in from Santa Fe possibly as early as next week. He said a fire marshal is only called […]

Man wanted in connection with drug bust

By Ryan Lengerich A Tucumcari man is wanted by police after 20 grams of heroin were found at a relative’s house Tuesday evening. Tucumcari police and the Region Five Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant and entered a house at 1301 S. Seventh St. in Tucumcari at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to a police […]

Prostitution trial put on hold

QCS Reports The four woman arrested in a prostitution ring at a local truck stop had their preliminary trial continued Tuesday. Young Carpinello, 44, of Tucumcari, Jane Y. Yoh of California, Wu S. Yoo, 51, of Los Angeles and Myung H. Choi, 49, of Diamond Bar, Calif. were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with promoting […]

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 […]