3-5-08 Police blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

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

About 7 a.m. Friday officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Sycamore Street.

A man said he heard several shots and went to check his sister’s residence next door because it had been shot at two days prior.

His sister had relocated because of the other shooting incident.

He showed the officer several new bullet holes in the exterior wall of the residence.

Neighbors confirmed hearing the shots but were unable to give suspect information.


About 5 p.m. Friday officers responded to the area of Second and Norris streets for a report of battery.

Witnesses said they saw a vehicle dump a male on the side of the road four to five males got out and started beating him. The witness said the males got back in their vehicle and drove south while the victim walked west.

Officers located a small bit of blood on the ground in the area but couldn’t locate the victim.

About midnight Saturday officers responded to a business in the 2200 block of North Prince Street for a report of criminal damage.

A woman said her husband, who she is divorcing, broke the windshield on her vehicle because she was at the bar talking to another man.

Officers contacted the husband, who admitted breaking the windshield but said he owns the vehicle.

Officers noted since the man damaged a vehicle he owns, there may not be any legal recourse.

Around 8 p.m. Saturday an officer responded to an apartment in the 2100 block of West Grand Avenue for a battery.

A man said his aunt hit him in the head when he tried to defend his pregnant cousin during an altercation.

The cousin said her mother had come home under the influence of narcotics. She said she attacked her, threatened to kill her and her baby and threw a large barbecue fork and other items at her. When her cousin intervened, she said her mother broke a glass vase over his head.

The mother was arrested and the male cousin was taken to the emergency room for a laceration on the back of his head.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: e-mail to: