Police blotter — May 29

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

Around 7 p.m. May 19 an officer was flagged down while patrolling the area of Cypress and Redwood streets.

Several subjects told the officer there was a fight in a nearby alley.

The officer went to the alley and noted while he was trying to keep two men apart to prevent them from fighting, someone ran up and said a man had been hit by a car.

The officer ran to Redwood Street and found a man lying in the street being tended to by a female.

Witnesses said a vehicle was driving away from the area, then made a U-turn in the street and accelerated then drove toward the man, hitting him and knocking him onto the sidewalk. The vehicle then sped from the area.

An ambulance responded to treat the man, who had injuries to his legs, arms and mouth, and witnesses said the impact broke the windshield on the vehicle.

The officer documented the scene and called for detectives.

A separate report documented that police had been called to the area an hour before on reports of a fight and the man who was hit by the car had been threatened with a knife.

Officers had advised the man they would open a case and refer it to the district attorney’s office for review of charges.


About 4 a.m. May 20 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Chaparral Street for a report of criminal damage.

A woman said she was sleeping in her bed with her two children when she was woken by a crash and discovered she and her daughter were covered in broken glass.

She said she turned on the light and found the window beside her bed had been shattered.

She said she had only lived in the home for two weeks and had had two windows on the home broken and one on her vehicle.

The officer noted the woman was not injured.


Around 2 p.m. May 20 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of a stabbing victim.

An 18-year-old male told the officer he was walking with a friend in area of Marvin Hass but his friend went home and he continued walking by himself.

He said six males that had attacked him two weeks before snuck up on him from behind and were going to jump. He said he was ready to fight them, then saw one of them try to stab him with a knife so he grabbed the knife and guided it to his sternum in an attempt to avoid vital organs.

After he’d been stabbed, he told the officer he grabbed the knife and punched one of the males and they ran away and he ran to his friend’s house on Seventh Street.

The teen, who received stitches to his chest and a finger, said he didn’t know who the males were.

The officer called a detective to take over the case.


About 6 p.m. May 21 an officer responded to an undisclosed location for a battery complaint.

A 12-year-old male told the officer he was riding his skateboard in a parking lot at a school on Norris Street when a vehicle pulled into the parking lot and a male began shooting paint balls at him through the window.

He said the male shot him four times and the last paint ball hit him in the head.

The officer noted the boy had redness over his right eye and his father had taken photos of the boy earlier that showed a yellow orange substance in the area of the redness.

The officer was unable to locate the suspect and classified the case as felony aggravated battery.

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