Police blotter — Sept. 4

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

Around 9 p.m. Aug. 26 an officer responded to a crash in the 1200 block of Mabry Drive.

When the officer arrived, he found a man lying on the ground in front of his vehicle, which had crashed into the side of a building.

The man, who was bleeding from his head and lacerations on his face, told the officer he was all right and the officer noted his speech was slurred.

The officer later met with the man at the hospital to interview him about the crash.

The man told him in the two hours before the crash, he drank four shots of tequila and nine beers at a bar near the crash scene.

He said he knew he had done wrong, wasn’t going to fight police on anything and had a family member sign consent forms on his behalf.

The officer ordered a blood test and told the man he would contact him to serve a DWI warrant after he had been treated for his injuries.


About 6 p.m. Aug. 27 an officer responded to a vehicle crash at Near 10th and Ash streets.

A man said he was traveling east on 10th Street when he swerved to miss a dog and lost control of his vehicle.

The man, who was later transported for injuries to his hand, told the officer he had been drinking and did not have a drivers license.

A witness told the officer she saw the vehicle enter a parking lot and skid sideways then flip at least two times before it came to rest upside down on a chain link fence.

The officer noted he found several beer cans in the interior of the crashed vehicle, one of which was open and had spilled inside.

The man was arrested for DWI, driving without a license and reckless driving.


Around 5 a.m. Aug. 27 an officer responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of 12th and Sheldon Streets.

When the officer arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and he called for fire assistance, noting that he could not see anyone inside it.

When the fire was extinguished, the officer found two bullet holes: One in the tailgate and another in the passenger door, noting they did not penetrate the interior of the vehicle.

Another officer found two mailboxes that had been run over a block away.

Witnesses in the area said they didn’t see anyone, but reported hearing loud popping noises. They said they came outside to see what was going on, calling police for the fire.

While officers and firefighters were responding to the burning vehicle, dispatch reported shots had been fired in the 600 block of Ross Street.

Officers collected bullet casings from that area, believing there may have been a connection between the two incidents.


About 10 p.m. Aug. 28 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Cameo Street when a woman reported someone was outside her home.

When the officer arrived he could see into the doorway and observed a woman sitting on a man, holding his arms down.

Another man opened the door for the officer and asked him to arrest the woman.

The officer told the woman to get off the male on the floor and asked what was going on.

The man she had been sitting on said they had been dating for three months and she called him and asked him to come over. When he arrived, he said she accused him of being with the FBI and slammed the door when he tried to leave, pushing him down and sitting on him until police arrived.

He said he got out his phone to call police but she grabbed it and threw it.

The man who had answered the door and another woman in the house said they were the female’s parents and confirmed the male’s story, telling the officer their daughter had been acting strangely.

The officer arrested the woman on charges of battery on a household member and interference with communications.

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