9/27 Police blotter

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

About 8 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to the area of 16th and Axtell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

A woman said a 10-year-old boy ran in front of her from between two parked cars as she was driving eastbound on 16th Street.

The boy told the officer he was crossing the street to catch a ride to school.

The boy was examined by paramedics and his mother released him to go to school.

The woman’s side view mirror was snapped off from where it struck the boy’s shoulder.

The officer noted the crash occurred because of inattention by the boy and the morning sun blinding the driver. No citations were issued.


Around 10 a.m. Sept. 9 an officer responded to a court in the 200 block of Fourth Street for a report of a counterfeit bill.

A clerk said a woman tried to pay her son’s court fines with a fake $100 bill.

The woman told the officer she was trying to pay her son’s court costs because he was in jail and that she had gotten the bill from his wallet.

The officer noted the bill was worn as if it had been washed several times and had a security strip from a five dollar bill instead of a $100 bill.

The bill was confiscated and the woman was released pending further investigation.


About 8 p.m. Sept. 9 officers responded to a report of suspicious circumstances at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

The officers made contact with a man and woman sitting in a car and asked the man to step out so they could check his identification, then had him return to the vehicle and asked the woman to step out.

While one officer was talking to the woman another officer went to the car to check on the man and noticed he had a rifle across his lap hidden under some clothes, pointed at the officer.

Officers again removed the man from the car and cleared the weapon, finding 14 rounds in the gun.

The man’s girlfriend told officers he had warned her he was going to be arrested for something he had done the week prior.

The man was arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer.


Around 8 p.m. Sept. 9 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Yucca for a report of burglary.

A man said he owns a vending company and a box of snacks was stolen from one of his employees.

He said the employee was coming out of a convenience store in the in the 3000 block of North Prince and saw a man taking a box from his truck. He said he tried to confront the man but he jumped into a waiting vehicle and left.

The box of snacks was valued around $50.