Nov. 18 Police Blotter

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

About 1 p.m. Nov. 7 an officer was dispatched to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a report of a public affray.

School administrators told the officer a video of a fight between students after school at a nearby park had been discovered on a student’s cell phone by a teacher.

The 13 and 14-year-old boys who were fighting on the video told the officer they engaged in the fight voluntarily.

The boys were given citations for public affray.


About 2 p.m. Nov. 7 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of a student with narcotics.

A school administrator said a 15-year-old student admitted to smoking marijuana before school and turned over a cigarette case with a partially smoked cigarette, which he gave to the officer.

The substance in the cigarette field tested positive for marijuana.

The officer noted intent to forward the case to juvenile probation.


About 6 p.m. Nov. 7 an officer responded to a report of a crash in the 2800 block of Gidding Street.

A woman said she was driving northbound and struck a parked car that was sticking out into the street.

The officer noted the vehicle the woman struck turned clockwise and struck a third vehicle, which in turn, struck a fourth parked vehicle.

Witnesses said the vehicle the driver hit was not parked in a way that impeded traffic.

The woman was cited for careless driving.


About 7 p.m. Nov. 8 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Calhoun for a larceny and extortion report.

A woman said a statue was stolen from her yard without her noticing.

She said a few minutes before she called police, someone knocked on her door and she found an envelope with her name on it and saw a male get in his vehicle and leave quickly.

The woman said inside the envelope were pictures of her statue taken at various locations around town and a ransom note was inside.

Using letters cut from newspapers, she was instructed to pay “one Pepsi” to get the statue back.

She said at first she thought it was a game but the note scared her because it included personal touches.

The officer collected the envelope and its contents as evidence.


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