Aug. 28 —

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

Around 7 a.m. Aug. 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Sam Snead Place in reference to suspicious items found in a yard.

A woman said she found a burned, melted plastic bottle in her yard. She said she’d heard something outside around 11 p.m. the night prior.

The officer examined the bottle and noted that it appeared to be a homemade explosive device.

The officer photographed the bottle and disposed of it.


About 10 a.m. Aug. 19 offers responded to an undisclosed residence to assist probation officers with a home visit.

An officer noted probation officers were attempting to conduct a home visit and the resident released a vicious dog on them but the dog fled the area and officers were able to approach the house.

Officers were unable to get anyone to come to the door but when an officer looked through a bedroom window and yelled at a male lying in bed with a female, the man got up and answered the door.

Officers found a glass pipe containing white residue, such as those used to smoke methamphetamines.

An officer noted the female appeared to be young and was able to locate the girl’s mother, who said her daughter was 15 and she’d had no idea she was staying with the suspect.

The officer noted intent to file charges of possession of meth and criminal sexual penetration of a minor.


Around 6 p.m. Aug. 20 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Chapparal Street for a battery in progress.

When officers arrived they made contact with a man who was sitting on the stairs with a towel held to his face and had a swollen eye and a gash on his nose.

Medical responders examined the man and determined he needed to be taken to the hospital for treatment of his wounds.

A woman on scene told the officers a man they knew had come over and hit the man for no reason then punched him multiple times and knocked him to the ground and started kicking him.

Officers photographed the man’s wounds and noted intent to seek a warrant.


About 11 p.m. Aug. 22 an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Axtell Street for a report of a possible assault.

A woman said she a car full of males approached her. She said they had a bat and asked her, “you want some of this.”

The officer located the vehicle about a block away and conducted a traffic stop.

Noting there was only one occupant in the vehicle, the officer ordered the male out and handcuffed him.

The officer observed the male was highly intoxicated and conducted field sobriety tests, which he could not perform adequately.

In a breathalyzer, the male showed a .15 alcohol level.

The officer charged the youth with driving under the influence without a license and with no insurance or registration.

Officials at the juvenile detention center told the officer the charges did not qualify the youth to be held in custody and he was released to his parents.