Police blotter — June 19

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

Around 10 p.m. June 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Chapparal Court for report of shots fired.

A woman said someone shot a pellet gun at her home, causing a hole in the wall.

The woman said she was home with her children watching TV when she heard the sound and felt drywall dust cover her head.

The officer followed the direction the projectile would have gone and found a bullet had passed through the exterior of the home and into a closet where it was stopped by a metal plate.

The bullet was collected as evidence.

The woman said she didn’t know of anyone who would shoot at her home.


About 3 a.m. June 5 an officer responded to a criminal damage report at a business in the 1300 block of North Prince Street.

A clerk said two men entered the store together and one of them began asking about cigarettes while the other went into the bathroom.

The clerk said the second man then came out of the bathroom and said the toilet was broken.

He said when a clerk went back to check, the other man reached over the counter and grabbed cigarettes then ran out of the store.

The clerk said he caught the man outside and the man threw the cigarettes to the ground and said “you got me.” The clerk said when he bent to pick up the cigarettes, the man jumped in a waiting vehicle and left the area.

A check of the bathroom revealed a pipe had been broken.


Around 8 a.m. June 7 an officer responded to the intersection of Schepps Boulevard and Mabry Drive for a report of damage to a sign.

A woman said she was in a restaurant drive through when she heard a crash and looked over to see a semi truck hit a stop sign.

She said the vehicle did not stop.

The officer noted both a stop and street sign were knocked over and damaged.


Just after midnight June 9 an officer responded to the area of Llano Estecado Boulevard and Lore Street for a report of damage to an officer’s car.

An officer said he was on patrol and was tracking a westbound vehicle which he suspected of speeding when he saw movement out of the right corner of his eye.

He said before he could identify who it was, he saw objects moving into the road in front of him and applied his brakes.

He said he could smell engine coolant and hear unusual sounds coming from his engine.

He said he pulled over and retrieved a black bowling ball from under his car and a folding chair from the roadway.

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