Police Blotter, June 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 7:30 a.m., a computer was reported taken from Versatile Construction. • About 4 a.m., an employee of Hampton Inn called in reference to a suspicious subject. The subject was later issued a […]

Couple face crystal meth charges

QCS Staff Tucumcari police searched a residence at 524 E. Heman Ave. on Monday morning and arrested a couple for distribution of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Robert Powell, 24, and Mary Slyter, 44, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Their bond is set at $17,000 cash only, officials said. Both defendants […]

Couple jailed with child abuse, drug charges

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Two children are in the custody of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department after Tucumcari police found drug paraphrenalia in one of their bedrooms, according to a police report. Police responded to a call for assistance about 9 a.m. Thursday from an Adult Parole Office (APO) employee at […]

City commission reviews roads, anticipates landfill

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Larry Moore gave a presentation at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Commissioners meeting at City Hall. The presentation included updates on the maintenance of city streets. Currently, the City of Tucumcari Street Department maintains 84 streets (roughly 61 miles) based on a 1996 Street Inventory Survey. […]

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 […]

Police evaluation presented Thursday

TV Hagenah After two months of examination and review, the consulting firm of MBR Consulting told the Tucumcari City Commission and those that were present Thursday evening at city hall for a special work session the shape of the Tucumcari Police Department as they perceived it. According to Mark Radosevich, the senior partner in MBR […]

Anti-bullying guidelines released in area

William Thompson The University of Colorado Anti-Bullying Project released information recently for parents and teachers designed to help them recognize bullying behavior in students and Tucumcari educators are taking note. According to the report, warning signs that a child may be suffering the effects of bullying include poor attendance, loss of appetite and poor sleeping […]

Scam targeting elderly

SUN STAFF The Quay County Sheriff’s Office reports a phone scam targeting the elderly is working its way around Quay County. Deputy Frank Conley said a Logan woman reported the call to him. While it is the only report he has received, he doubted it is the only time the scam will be tried. The […]