Police blotter — March 25

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

About 8 a.m. March 6 an officer responded to a parking lot in the 3900 block of North Prince Street for a report of a man falling.

The caller told the officer he saw a man fall, then get into a vehicle.

The officer saw the vehicle pull into in an adjacent parking lot and spoke with the driver.

The officer noted the man was bleeding from his head and nose. The officer also noted a strong alcohol odor.

The man said he drank two bottles of liquor and was unsteady on his feet.

The officer conducted sobriety tests.

The 57-year-old man was arrested for DUI, second offense.


Around 10 a.m. March 6 an officer responded to the lobby of the police department for a report of criminal sexual contact.

A woman said she left a home where she was baby-sitting and noticed a vehicle followed her to a gas station.

She said while she was pumping gas, a man got out of his vehicle and told her he had just moved to the area and asked if she was interested in baby-sitting his daughter.

She said she turned to finish pumping gas and the man ran his hand up her leg and stuck his hand up her shorts.

She said she immediately stepped away and the man began apologizing, then got in his vehicle and left.

The woman provided the officer with a description of the vehicle and license plate number.

The officer was not able to locate him.


At an undisclosed time March 6 an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of Hondo for a report of theft.

A woman said she had the utilities turned off to a vacant house she owns that she was having renovated.

When she went to the house to check on it, she said she found a lock had been cut off of the power box and an extension chord was plugged into an outlet on her back porch.

No one answered his calls at the residence and other residents of the neighborhood said they had seen people coming and going from the home but did not know who lived there.

The officer collected a pipe similar to those used to smoke marijuana and extension cords as evidence.


About 1 p.m. March 7 an officer responded to the 900 block of Hinkle Street for a report of someone butchering a sheep in their backyard.

When the officer arrived he found two men in the backyard. One of the men had a knife in his hand and the freshly skinned carcass of an animal was hanging near him from the side of the house.

The officer, through another officer who translated for him, told the men it was illegal to butcher an animal in the city and told the man who was the owner of the residence not to dispose of the animal’s remnants in the trash.

The man received a citation for violating ordinances regarding slaughtering and processing animals inside city limits.