Police blotter — May 2

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

About 11 p.m. April 13 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of battery.

A man told the officer a noise woke him and he saw a male standing over him. He said the male told him “your daughter can’t breathe” and when he told the subject he was calling the police, the male pushed him and repeated that his daughter couldn’t breathe and needed help then ran out of the house.

The man said he went in front of the house and found his daughter, who told him the male had made her smoke marijuana and when she started to have trouble breathing, she asked him to get her father for help.

The girl, who was treated by ambulance personnel, told officers she lied to her father because she didn’t want to get in trouble and had willingly smoke marijuana with her friend, asking for help when she had trouble breathing.

The father said he did not want to press charges against the male.


Around noon April 14 an officer responded to an undisclosed location for a report of child solicitation.

A female juvenile told the officer a family friend took her cell phone and took photos of his genitals then gave the phone back.

She said he also told her he was going to come through her window at night to have sex with her and her friend and that she was afraid.

The officer tried to locate the suspect but was told he had moved.

The phone was collected as evidence.


Around 10 p.m. April 15 an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of Wright Street for a report of an assault and battery.

A 21-year-old woman said she was out driving and noticed a pickup truck following her, so she drove to her friend’s house.

When she stopped, she said several people jumped out of the truck and began beating her with baseball bats and bottles. She said her friend came outside to help her and the suspects swung bats at him too, before getting into their truck and leaving.

She said as the pulled away, one of the suspects threw something and broke the window of her car.

The officer noted the woman had wounds on her face.

She told the officer she recognized three of the suspects and that her family had an altercation with them the week before.

The officer was unable to locate the suspects and noted intent to seek warrants.


About 11 p.m. April 18 an officer was dispatched to a parking lot in the 1400 block of Norris Street for a report of a drunk person.

A man told the officer he had given an intoxicated woman he didn’t know a ride from a restaurant but she couldn’t tell him where she lived.

He said he pulled into the parking lot and called police.

At one point he said she got out of his vehicle and took off her clothes and urinated on the ground, but then got back in his vehicle and wouldn’t get out.

Officers attempted to get the woman to put her clothes back on but she refused and wouldn’t tell them where she lived or what her name was.

When an officer handcuffed her to place her in protective custody, he noted she squatted down on the pavement and urinated.

Officers transported the woman to the hospital to have her evaluated and when they arrived, she again refused to put pants on and cursed and threatened hospital staff.

The woman was treated by medical personnel and transported to the jail for detoxification.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or sjohnson@cnjonline.com