A Portales man came to the Clovis Police Department about 5 p.m. on April 22 to report a case of stalking via computer.
The man said he had walked from one location to another in Clovis on April 19. After returning home, he received a pop-up message on his computer by someone who described every event during his walk and said “your removal will be quite nice.” The man said he had already reported the incident to the Portales police, who told him to report it to Clovis police.
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About 9:30 p.m. on April 22, police responded to a motel parking lot on the 1700 block of Mabry where a man said he saw another person stealing items out of a parked vehicle. The person then drove out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed and hit three support beams for the building on the way out of the parking lot while squealing his tires.
Motel management said the building repair cost would exceed $1,000.
Police located the vehicle later and noticed damage consistent with the crash. Police arrested him and booked him on numerous charges including burglary, larceny, criminal damage over $1,000, tampering with evidence, and leaving the scene of a crash.
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Staff at a Clovis credit union called police about 8:45 a.m. Monday to report that someone stole two flags from the flagpole in front of the business by climbing the pole, cutting the rope, and taking an American and New Mexico flag worth a total of $125.
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A Clovis woman called police about 4 p.m. Monday to report that her 89-year-old father had threatened to shoot her.
Police spoke to the man and found he used an oxygen bottle and could barely walk. The father said his daughter has a problem with the woman he hired to do daily chores for him, and the daughter had threatened to throw him and the woman out of the house. The father said that if his daughter tried to throw him out of his house, she should remember that he had a gun and she should watch herself.
The daughter said the woman had been “ripping him off” for years and that she is now afraid to go to her father’s house because her father might shoot her. The father was remorseful, said his daughter is welcome, and agreed to give the keys to a locked gun cabinet to his daughter.
Police reported they took no further action due to the father’s age and medical condition.
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The owner of a Clovis business called police about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to report that the mother of a former client was sitting in his parking lot telling his customers derogatory things about his business, showing them copies of his police record, and circulating a letter from a former business partner accusing him of embezzlement.
The man said he had also been receiving hang-up phone calls on his cell phone showing the phone number of a relative of the woman complaining about his business. The man said he is hiring a lawyer and filing a civil lawsuit for libel against the woman.
Police told the woman that if she doesn’t want to use the business she should leave it at that and stop bothering the clients who continue to use the business. Police issued her a criminal trespass warning, told her to leave the parking lot, and advised the business owner to get a restraining order to keep the woman away from his business.
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A high school assistant principal called police about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to report a fight in progress.
By the time police arrived, the fight had already been broken up. Two 16-year-old boys were issued juvenile citations after they admitted to punching each other.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: