Police blotter — July 10

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

Around 7 a.m. June 26 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a report of an injured subject.

When the officer arrived, he spoke to a man who was being treated for a large wound on his left foot.

The man said he had been at his brother’s house on Pile Street for a party and was outside when a male at the party was told to leave following a confrontation he was involved in.

He said as the man drove away, he was knocked down by the vehicle. He said he didn’t notice the injuries to his foot until later when he took off his boot.

The man’s injuries were documented for further investigation of the incident.


About 8 p.m. June 27 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of possible child abuse.

Medical staff told the officer a child was brought in with a broken femur and the mother had waited to bring him in until he became lethargic and didn’t want to eat.

The officer spoke to the child’s mother, who said when she put her son to bed the night before, he had told her his brothers broke his ankle and his leg hurt when they were playing on a trampoline. She put some muscle relief ointment on his leg and wrapped it, but didn’t think much of the injury until the next day when he wouldn’t get out of bed or eat.

The boy told the officer one of his brothers jumped and landed on his leg.

The officer did not see any other signs of bruising or injuries to the child.

The case was closed, citing lack of evidence of abuse or neglect.


Around 5 p.m. June 28 an officer responded to the 3000 block of Smith Avenue for a report of harassment.

A man said since he moved to the neighborhood a year before, his neighbor across the street had reported his vehicle to the city because of where it was parked, had taken his cat to the city shelter twice and always yells at his children when they ride their bikes past his house.

He said he didn’t know why the man had issues with him, but that he wanted the harassment documented.

The officer spoke to the neighbor, who said since the man moved to the neighborhood his children had been disruptive and had come onto his property and he was worried they would damage his vehicles.

He also said the man and his wife would yell at him and call him names when he goes outside and admitted taking the cat to the shelter because it came in his yard.

The officer told the men to stay away from each other and one another’s property and to ignore each other.


About 10 p.m. July 3 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Horn Street for a report of aerial fireworks.

As the officer arrived, he observed a man holding a firework that discharged colored fire into the air, noting the firework appeared to be a Roman candle.

The officer cited the man for violating fireworks restrictions.

When the man’s identification was checked by dispatch, it was discovered he also had an outstanding warrant and was arrested.

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