Police on lookout for pumpkin smashers

CNJ Staff

About half a dozen Clovis residents woke Thursday morning to discover their vehicles had been damaged by thrown pumpkins, according to police.

Capt. Patrick Whitney said there were five calls from the northeastern area of town, in the area of Lew Wallace Street, Northglen and Circle Drives, reporting broken vehicle windows and other damage caused by the pumpkins.

Whitney said pumpkin throwing is an annual occurrence in the fall months and there will likely be more incidents before the season ends.

Typically when suspects are caught they are juveniles, he said.

No suspects have been apprehended in connection to the most recent outburst.

“That’s a regular thing that we know is coming every year. The pumpkins are out there in the fields and the kids are grabbing them and throwing them. The target tends to be vehicles parked out on the street and mailboxes,” he said.

“It’s the same thing every year.”