2-26 Police blotter

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

About 11 p.m. Feb. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Cameo Street.

A woman said a man she knew had reached in through the window of her home to try and open the door after she ignored his knocking for about 30 minutes.

She said she saw his arm reaching in and began hitting it and held the door .

She said she stepped away to call police and when she returned, he was gone.

Officers documented damage to the woman’s window and were unable to locate the man.

A short time later an officer arrested the man when he walked back into the house.


Around 11 a.m. Feb. 9 an officer responded to Potter Park on Upsilon Street for a report of a suspicious device.

Park personnel reported they had found a device they thought might be an explosive device.

Officers called for assistance from explosives experts, who responded and examined the device, determining it did not pose a threat.

Explosives personnel speculated someone may have been trying to build an explosive.

A propane canister, some electronic items and engine parts were placed into evidence.

Officers noted there were no witnesses or suspects.


About 1 p.m. Feb. 9 an officer responded to the emergency room at the Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of a violent mental patient.

Healthcare workers said they were attempting to treat a woman brought in by ambulance and she tried to spit on staff and was causing a disturbance.

The officer noted the woman was on her knees on the floor cursing loudly at staff who were trying to lift her by her arms.

The officer noted a staff member was able to talk the woman into standing but she began yelling again and started banging her head against a wall.

The officer handcuffed the woman and she was transported to the jail on charges of disorderly conduct and assault on a health care provider.


About 2 p.m. Feb. 9 an officer responded to Yucca Middle School for a report of a runaway.

School personnel told the officer the girl had been listed as a runaway but had been brought to school by friends.

The officer spoke with the 14-year-old’s aunt.

The aunt said she had been caring for the teen since her guardian died but she had run away from her home a couple weeks before and she did not want to care for her anymore.

Child services was called and the girl was placed into state custody.