1-24 Police blotter

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

About 9 a.m. Jan. 8, an officer was dispatched to Mesa Elementary School on north Norris Street for a report of a child having trouble breathing.

An emergency responder told the officer the female student was being transported to the hospital and had said her mother gave her some medication.

The officer spoke to the child’s mother, who initially denied giving the girl anything but then said she had given her some Tylenol PM in the early morning hours because she couldn’t sleep.

A staff member said the child was speaking to her and a teacher when she began slurring and fell.

The officer notified child protective services and noted he was waiting for medical records to determine if any action was needed.


About 3 p.m. Jan. 8, an officer responded to a crash report in the area of Grand Avenue and Prince Street.

The crash involved three vehicles.

A 17-year-old said he was drag racing a truck and was going about 50 mph when he switched lanes and struck another vehicle. He said he couldn’t remember anything after that.

The driver of the vehicle the teen struck said the teen came up behind him at a high rate of speed, struck him and then spun and struck another vehicle.

The boy was cited for driving without a license, racing on the streets and reckless driving.

No injuries were reported.


About noon Jan. 10, an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Prarieview Drive for a report of a domestic dispute in progress.

A woman said her boyfriend held her against her will and battered her after she told him she wanted to break up.

She said she had tried to call police about three hours earlier and he took the phone and told dispatchers his son was playing with it.

She said her boyfriend then scratched her with a knife, slapped her wrists and made her sit on the couch, not letting her get up.

She said he left right before police arrived.

The officer made contact with the man by phone the next day.

The man said his girlfriend had told him if he didn’t give her rent money, she was going to fill out a domestic abuse statement against him.

The man told the officer he would bring text messages from her to the police department to prove what he was saying.


About 9 a.m. Jan. 12, an officer took a theft report at the police department in the 300 block of Prince Street.

A man said he parked his vehicle in the 900 block of Edwards Street around noon the day before and went to work. When he returned around 1 a.m., he said he noticed the mirrors on his vehicle were gone.

He estimated the value of the mirrors at $100 each.

The officer spoke to residents in the area, but no one remembered seeing anything unusual.