Police blotter — July 17

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

Around 5 a.m. July 5 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a report of vicious dogs.

A woman said she and her husband were attacked by two dogs while they were in their yard, but her husband threw rocks at them until they were able to get away. She said a short time later she came out of her house to find the dogs attempting to fight with her dog. When one of them crawled under her fence, she said she had to use a mop to defend her dog and get them to stop.

The officer encountered the dogs in the alley near the yard they had escaped from but did not get out of his patrol unit because the dogs began attacking the car. He noted he could hear them biting at his vehicle.

Animal control was called and the dogs were taken into custody.

A woman said she had been caring for the dogs since they were abandoned at her house by a family member and she did not know how they got out of the yard.

She received four citations for vicious dogs running at large and lack of rabies vaccination or city dog license.


About 9 p.m. July 8 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Manson Drive for a report of suspicious circumstances.

A man said his neighbor’s garage door had been open for two days.

The officer noted there was one vehicle in the garage and checked the property. He found the back door to the residence open and a broken window.

A number was found for the owner, who said he was out of town and had closed the garage door. He also said there had been two vehicles parked inside.

The officer discovered the missing vehicle had been recovered after it was involved in a series of crashes into parked vehicles in the 700 block of Comer Drive.

Approximately $1,300 in property was determined to be missing from the home.


Around 3 p.m. July 10 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Second Street for a report of a burglary.

A woman said she had seen a man looking inside of her garage and when she yelled at him, he ran off and got into a vehicle and left.

The officer entered the garage with the resident, who said some electronic equipment was missing.

The woman told the officer the vehicle the man got into had been hanging around the neighborhood for the last several days.


About 2 a.m. an officer responded to the 1200 block of Comer for a report of a subject with a weapon.

A man said his neighbors were having a going away party and he was outside talking with them when a group of teens approached.

He said the teens got mad when they were told to leave because they were all underage.

One of the youths reached into his clothing for something, then the man heard what sounded like a slide being racked on a gun and there was a loud “pop.”

He said the teens ran away. No one was injured.

Officers looked around but were unable to find any evidence from the shooting.

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