1-29 Police blotter

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

About 4 a.m. Jan. 14 an officer responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic dispute in progress.

A caller told dispatch screaming and banging could be heard coming from the neighbor’s residence.

The officer made contact with a 20-year-old woman who had been crying, noting one side of her face was red.

The woman refused to tell the officer what happened but another woman there said she had seen the woman’s husband hit her in the face several times and bite her on the back of the neck.

The officer documented the woman’s injuries and noted he would seek a warrant to arrest her husband for aggravated battery on a household member.


At an undisclosed time Jan. 15 an officer responded to Sandia Elementary School for a report of child abuse.

A child services worker had the officer speak with a 12-year-old girl .

The girl told the officer her father had been hitting her with an electric extension chord.

The girl said he told her she was too big for him to use a belt because it didn’t hurt her as much as the chord.

She said he would hit her when he was mad at his girlfriend or when she got a low grade in school. She said he would check to make sure he left marks and would hit her again if the marks were not good enough.

She said he would call her names and tell her he was not his father and that he only wanted her to clean and take care of her younger siblings.

The officer documented the girl’s injuries and noted she looked relieved and smiled when she was told she would be removed from her father’s care.


Just before midnight Jan. 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Cameo Street for a report of a domestic dispute.

Dispatch told officers they had an open line from a cell phone and could hear a male and female arguing.

When officers arrived at the residence, they knocked and a woman’s voice screamed for help.

Officers began trying to breach the door until the male opened it.

The woman said she and her boyfriend had been at a bar earlier and he started arguing with her because he thought she was looking at other men. Once home he continued, calling her names.

She said he started to push her around and wouldn’t let her leave.

She said when she called 911 he grabbed the phone and broke it in half but dispatchers were still able to hear what was happening.

The man was arrested for battery on a household member.


About 5 a.m. Jan. 16 an officer was called to a business in the 3000 block of Prince Street to assist with two males who were refusing to leave.

The officer found the two juveniles walking behind the store and stopped them.

One of the males was found to have an outstanding warrant and was placed in custody but the other boy refused to give the officer his name.

The officer detained the male until he could identify him and noted the male was growing more and more agitated and refused to give his name.

Another officer came and recognized the teen and said he was on probation.

When the officer called juvenile probation officers, he was told to release the youth.