Jan. 11, 2009 Police Blotter

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

About 8 p.m. Dec. 31 an officer responded to an alley in the 500 block of Heaslet for a public affray call.

As officers arrived, they saw a man sitting on top of a woman with her hands pinned to the ground.

Officers noted the man had scratches on his face and the female was crying.

The man, who the officers noted appeared intoxicated, said he was fighting with his girlfriend because she was cheating on him.

The female told the officers her name but when they were unable to find it in the system and she became uncooperative as they asked her questions.

Officers discovered she had given them a false name and had an outstanding warrant.

She was arrested on the warrant and she and the man were arrested for public affray.


About midnight Dec. 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Sheridan for a criminal damage report.

A woman said she was gone for a about six hours and when she returned, she found her outdoor Christmas ornaments had been damaged.

She said she later discovered her door was open.

The officer entered the home to check for intruders and found several things knocked over, including a Christmas tree. In the kitchen, someone had opened the refrigerator and thrown eggs and other food items on the floor.

The officer spoke to neighbors, who said they hadn’t seen anything.


About 4 a.m. Jan. 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of 15th Street for a domestic dispute.

A crying woman told officers her boyfriend had accused her of cheating on him and started beating her.

She said he wouldn’t let her leave the home but when he went outside, she was able to call 911 but he came back inside and struck her again while she was on the phone.

The dispatcher told the officer they heard the woman being struck while they were on the phone with her.

The woman said she and her boyfriend had had similar incidents before and she didn’t want to pursue charges.

The officer told the woman by law she didn’t need to pursue charges and that the state would pursue charges. The officer noted intent to seek a warrant for aggravated battery.


About 3 p.m. Jan. 1 an officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of 21st Street for a theft of services.

Management at the restaurant told the officer two males and a female left without paying for their $32 meal.

A witness told the officer he saw management from the business trying to chase a vehicle, so he followed it and wrote down the license plate number.

The officer tried to make contact with the registered owner of the vehicle but the residence listed on the registration was vacant.

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