Feb. 15, 2009 Blotter

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

About noon Jan. 30 an officer responded to a park in the 2000 block of Mitchell Street for a report of drug use.

A caller said there were two women at the park with a infant and one of the women was huffing from a can.

When the officer arrived, he saw the two females were arguing heatedly and the youngest, a 17-year-old girl, put a can up to her mouth and “inhaled deeply”.

The older woman said she had been walking by the park and saw her daughter huffing so she confronted her and took her grandchild from the girl out of concern for his safety.

The girl was issued a juvenile citation for inhalant abuse and turned over to juvenile authorities.


Around 5 p.m. Jan. 30 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Axtell Street for dogs fighting.

When the officer arrived, a male pitbull was holding a female beagle on the ground by the neck but let go when the officer shouted at it.

The owner of the beagle said two pitbulls had crawled under his fence and attacked his dog.

The beagle was rushed to a veterinarian where it was treated for its injuries.

The owner of the pitbulls was issued a citation for vicious dogs.


About 9 p.m. Jan. 30 an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of Main Street for a situation check.

A woman said she heard voices behind her business and it sounded like someone was on the roof.

The fire department was called to give officers better access to the roof.

A juvenile male found hiding in a corner of the roof said he had climbed onto the roof because his friends dared him to.

The youth was issued a citation for criminal trespass.


Around 11 p.m. Jan. 30 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Gail Jackson Drive for a criminal damage report.

A woman and her son said someone threw a Molotov cocktail at their home.

They showed the officer a portion of the wall and yard that were burned and gave him the pieces of the bottle that was thrown at their house.

They said they could not think of anyone that would want to harm them or their property.

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