Police blotter — Feb. 6

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

Around 1 a.m. Jan. 27 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Main Street for a report of burglary.

The owner told the officer he got a call a call from his alarm company notifying him the alarm at his business was going off and he said he told them not to call police and sent an employee by to check on the building.

He said the employee discovered a window had been broken.

The officer noted the window had been broken by a rock and there was blood around the window.

The owner was able to retrieve surveillance footage of the suspect.

The officer photographed the scene and took samples of the blood as evidence.

An estimated $1,200 in items were stolen.


About 6 a.m. an officer on patrol attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Grand Avenue and Jones Street for an inoperable license plate light.

After the officer engaged her lights, she noted the vehicle continued driving at speeds between 20 and 35 mph., slowed or stopped at each intersection and always used his turn signal, traveling numerous blocks to the 600 block of Lea Street.

The driver began circling the 600 block of Lea Street, slowing several times to talk to a female outside a residence and eventually dispatch told the officer to discontinue the pursuit.

The officer stopped and spoke to the female resident, who said she knew the man but refused to give any further information.

Another officer on foot was able to talk to the man through the window of his vehicle as he circled the block and convinced him to stop.

A check of the man’s identification revealed he had an outstanding warrant and invalid driver’s license.

He was taken to the jail where he was booked on the warrant and charges of evading an officer.


Around 11 a.m. Jan. 30, an officer responded to an undisclosed residence to perform a standby while a divorcing couple exchanged property.

The officer stayed on hand while a vehicle was exchanged and noted the husband and wife did not have any disputes and the situation was handled calmly.

About five hours later the officer got a message to call the husband and when he did, the man asked him if he was with his wife.

When the officer said no, the man explained he and his wife had been texting back and forth talking about their relationship when she sent him a text identifying the sender by the officer’s name and telling him not to call or text again.

The officer told the man he did not send any such text message and had no contact with the woman after the standby.

The officer noted intent to seek a warrant for the woman for impersonating a police officer.


About 11 a.m. Jan. 31, an officer took a report of child solicitation at the police department in the 300 block of Connelly Street.

A man said his teenage daughter said she was receiving text and Facebook messages from an 18-year-old soliciting her for sex.

He said his daughter had deleted most of the text messages before telling him about it but there were a few left on her phone.

The officer reviewed a message on the phone discussing sexual activities and got permission from the father for police to keep and analyze the phone.

The man also said he would bring them copies of Facebook messages at a later time.

The officer noted the case was pending further review of the cell phone messages.