Sept. 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

About 1 a.m. Sept. 7 officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 1000 block of Pecos Street.

A caller said they saw a person jump over a fence and into a yard.

The officers found an open window with a chair under it and made contact with the resident of the home, who gave his permission for them to search for intruders.

The officers located a 21-year-old male hiding in a closet. The suspect would only tell officers his first name.

The resident said he knew the suspect and that he was unhappy about him seeing his 16-year-old daughter.

The suspect was arrested for concealing his identity.


About 9 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to an office in the 1400 block of Sutter Place for an aggravated battery report.

A man said four days before he was attacked as he left work.

He said he was walking along 14th Street and three males approached, threatening him with a knife and demanding money.

He said he gave them $15 and they insisted he had more and started stabbing him until he fell.

The man showed officers wounds on his stomach, side, hips, legs, hand and arm.


About 11 a.m. Sept. 9 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton for a report of a student giving away a controlled substance.

The principal said a student had given another student prescription medication.

A female student said a week prior she said she wished she had some Tylenol and another student gave her three pills and said it was like Tylenol.

She said when she took one, it made her hyper, after which she didn’t remember the next several hours. She said the boy laughed and told her it was an anti-depressant.

The officer placed the pill into evidence.


About 3 p.m. an officer on duty at a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street was informed of a theft.

A teacher caught a male student in an athletic locker room between classes and while the suspect was being escorted to the office, the teacher saw him slip something into his shoe.

A probation officer found $59 in the suspect’s shoe.

Juvenile probation said the boy couldn’t be arrested at that time because the juvenile detention center was full.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: e-mail to: