Police blotter — July 18

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

Around 1 a.m. July 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of criminal damage.

A woman said she was asleep and woke when her bedroom window exploded and she saw smoke coming from the floor in her bedroom.

The officer noted someone had thrown fireworks through her window, documenting a burn on her leg and damage to her bedroom door.

Neighbors said they heard the noise but didn’t see anything.


Around 1 a.m. July 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of Wallace Street for a report of theft.

A man said he loaned his car to a female acquaintance and when she brought it back she parked it in front of his residence.

He said when he went out later to move it he discovered the stereo was gone.

The officer made contact with the woman who denied borrowing the man’s car.

The officer searched the vehicle the woman was in but did not locate the stereo.


Around 1 p.m. July 8 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Main Street for a report of a domestic violence order violation.

A woman said her former husband had come into the business and yelled at her and that he was not supposed to have contact with her because of a domestic violence order.

The woman’s former husband told the officer he was there to look for some property of his that she had taken and that they had been staying together at each other’s houses and he thought the order had expired.

The woman denied they had been staying together.

The officer allowed the man to leave the business and later checked with the district attorney’s office to see if he should file charges in the case.

The prosecutor he spoke to told him since the parties had both violated the order there would be no charges.


About 1 p.m. July 9 officers responded to the 1000 block of Sunrise Boulevard for a report of kidnapping.

A woman said her son’s father had kidnapped their 6-year-old.

Officers located the man, who said the woman had taken his son from him in Texas and there was a case being investigated against her there.

The woman showed the officer court papers granting the parents joint custody and said the father was being investigated.

Officers were unable to find evidence of investigations against either parent and because there was court ordered joint custody the father agreed to let the woman take the child until the courts could be involved.

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