Sept. 10, 2008 Police Blotter

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

About 3 p.m. Aug. 30 an officer responded to the area of 14th and Sycamore streets for a domestic dispute.

Witnesses reported seeing a man stop his vehicle in the street and try to pull someone out of the vehicle.

The suspect told police he had an argument with his wife but it was not physical and everything was OK.

The officer found the woman at her home. She said her husband tried to force her out of the vehicle but said she refused to get out without her children.

She said she fell back and hit her head on the ground when he pulled her out.

The man was arrested for battery on a household member.


About 6 p.m. Aug. 30 an officer responded to a report of a found marijuana plant in the 1400 block of Edwards Street.

A man said he went into the alley to throw away some trash and found a marijuana plant growing near a fence.

Officers noted the ground around the roughly 16-inch tall plant was covered in potting soil, indicating, “someone was nursing (the) plant’s health.”

Officers pulled up the plant and noted it would be destroyed.


About 2 a.m. Aug. 31 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a reported probation violation.

A woman said her son is on probation and under house arrest. She said she checked his room and he was gone.

The officer accompanied the woman to her son’s girlfriend’s house, where they found him and transported him back to his mother’s home.

The officer noted intent to obtain an arrest warrant for a probation violation.


About 9 a.m. Sept. 1 an officer responded to a home in the 500 block of 20th Street for a criminal damage complaint.

A woman showed the officer damage throughout her home. The officer noted electric cords on several appliances and televisions had been cut, her mattress was cut and the frame damaged, and there were holes in several walls.

She said she spent the night with a friend because her estranged husband was at her residence and she did not want to be there.

She said he called twice in the early morning and left messages threatening to tear the house apart if she didn’t come home within 15 minutes of his call.

The damage was estimated at more than $3,000.

The officer noted intent to seek an arrest warrant for the suspect.

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