Police blotter — Jan. 20

CNJ staff

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

About 4 a.m. Jan. 10 an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street for a burglary report.

A man said he returned home from the store and discovered a box of wine and a pistol were missing.

The man said he believed his girlfriend had taken the items because they had a domestic dispute earlier in the evening and she was upset with him.

He said if the firearm was returned, he would not press charges.

The officer attempted to make contact with the woman but could not reach her.


About midnight Jan. 10, an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of Ash Street for a criminal damage report.

A woman said the tires on her vehicle had been slashed.

The officer looked at the woman’s tires and also discovered the tires on eight other vehicles in the parking lot had been slashed.

The estimated cost of the damage was $1,200.


About 1 a.m. Jan. 11 an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 1300 block of 14th Street for a report of a public affray.

A resident said four males came to his door and asked for a girl. When he told them she was not there, he said the subjects left but shortly after several more subjects came back and started beating on the door with bats. He said he thought one of them had a gun.

After he told them the cops were coming, he said tthey left.

The officer arrested an 18-year-old he caught running from the area and charged him with evading an officer.


About 1 p.m. Jan. 11 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a suspicious subject.

A store manager said a man came into the store and showed him a pocket full of iPods and asked him if he wanted to buy one.

The man said he also saw what appeared to be marijuana in the man’s pocket.

The officer located the suspect at a nearby business but the man ran, dropping an iPod on the ground behind him.

The officer soon located him in another nearby store and attempted to arrest him.

The suspect fought the officer. Two men who witnessed the incident assisted in wrestling the suspect to the ground. When the man refused to submit, the officer sprayed him with pepper spray and handcuffed him.

The suspect argued throughout the incident that he did nothing wrong and he “was going to church.”

Officers recovered several items from the 19-year-old that had been reported stolen. The items were returned to their owners.