Police blotter —

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

Around 10 p.m. May 30 officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Weston Street for a report of shots fired.

A man and woman said they had previously called police because they kept hearing people in their attic.

The woman said she fired a .380 caliber handgun into the attic from inside the house then went outside and fired a .223 assault rifle into the attic vent on the side of the house.

The officers noted the attic vent appeared to be secure and showed no signs of being entered.

Officers also noted there were three children in the home, a 7-year-old and two children under age 2.

When officers asked the woman if she and her husband had consumed any narcotics, she began crying and said she didn’t want to lose her children, admitting they had taken methamphetamines earlier.

She led an officer to a baby crib and picked up a plate that was lying on its mattress with white residue and drug paraphernalia on it.

The man and woman were arrested and the children’s grandparents were called to take custody of them.


About 9 a.m. June 1 officers responded to the area of Fourth and Hickory streets for a report of a stolen semi truck.

An officer located the truck near Fifth and Prince streets and followed it to Fifth and Wallace, where it stopped briefly and a passenger got out, then the truck took off again.

The truck was followed by officers at a speed of 30 mph through several blocks until police supervisors terminated the pursuit.

The officer noted in his report that the truck was later stopped in the county by sheriff’s deputies who used a “stop strip” to disable it.


Around 10 p.m. June 1 an officer took a report of criminal damage at the police department.

A woman said she was hit in the arm by a cinder block when someone threw it through the window screen at her home in the 2000 block of Chaparral.

The officer noted she has some small scratches on her arm but refused medical treatment.

The screen was valued around $15.


About 11 p.m. June 2 an officer took a harassment report at in the lobby at the police department.

A woman said she was at the hotel where she works and lives and asked a maintenance man if she could use his cell phone.

She said she took the cell phone into the bathroom and found two photos of herself fully clothed lying on her bed asleep.

She told the officer there was no reason why the man would have those type of photos of her on his phone unless he had used his master key to enter her room while she was asleep.

She said after she saw the photos she returned the phone to the man and spoke to the owner of the hotel, who told her he would help her if she filed a police report.

The officer noted he planned to make contact with the man who owned the phone.

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