Police blotter —

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

Around 5 a.m. Feb. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic in progress.

A man told dispatch a female at the home cut him with a utility knife.

Officers spoke the woman who was in a bedroom with her child.

She said she and the man were arguing and he was asked to leave. She said argued over the title to a vehicle they owned and he ripped his shirt and said he was going to cut himself and call the police and tell them she did it.

Initially when officers spoke to the man, he said the woman ripped his shirt and cut him five times with a knife, but he later admitted he cut himself.

It was found he was on probation without permission to be in Clovis and he had consumed alcohol. A probation officer authorized an arrest order for the man and he was taken to the jail.


About 3 p.m. Feb. 20 an officer responded to a business in the 200 block of Schepps Street for a report of a bomb threat.

An employee said a caller told him he better get out because they were going to, “blow the place up.”

Officers reviewed surveillance footage and searched the building, finding no evidence of any explosive devices.


Around 2 p.m. Feb. 23 officers responded to the 1200 block of Sunrise Boulevard for a report of a battery victim.

A man was found in the front yard of a residence and officers noted he had blood covering the side of his face and his shirt and his arm appeared broken.

The man said several guys jumped him and beat him with two-by-fours and metal pipes. He said he couldn’t remember where it happened but gave officers names of people who had witnessed the attack.

He was transported to the emergency room for treatment.

Of the people officers spoke with, only one man said he heard commotion and saw a group of people fighting.

Officers made arrangements to conduct more interviews.


About 11 a.m. Feb. 24 an officer responded to the lobby of the police department for a theft report.

A woman said someone had been taking items out of her safety deposit box at a local bank because she found papers missing and a green gel-type substance in the box.

The officer spoke to someone at the bank who described a series of security steps a person has to go through to access their deposit box.

The employee told the officer the woman had complained numerous times in the past about someone accessing her deposit box but that it was not possible because of the security steps.

The officer noted in his report that he was satisfied based on the security measures at the bank that no theft had occurred.

He also noted the green substance found in the deposit box was a lubricant used to help the drawers slid easily.

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