Police blotter —

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

About 6 p.m. April 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Piedmont for a report of lost property.

A woman said a couple hours prior she was in the drive-through of her bank to deposit her tax return check and it slipped out of her hands and was caught by the wind.

She said she tried to find it but couldn’t.

The officer documented the check was for $9,000.


Around 1 a.m. an officer responded to the 500 block of Heaslet for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

A caller told dispatch the same car was driving past their residence.

The officer found the described vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

The man driving the vehicle said he was driving around trying to find a friend’s house.

When the officer checked the man’s identification, he discovered he had two outstanding warrants and arrested him.


Around 8 a.m. April 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Merriweather for a report of a death.

A woman said she had gone to her neighbor’s house to check on him and when he didn’t answer the door, she went inside and found him lying on the floor.

The officer noted the man was wearing a breathing apparatus and that there were no signs of a struggle.

A medical investigator was called to the scene.


About 11 p.m. April 5 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of a battery.

A teen said he was sitting in his car at a stop sign in the 2800 block of North Prince when three males pulled him out of his vehicle and started beating him.

He said he was hit in the head and back and remembered getting kicked.

The youth said the suspects stole his radar detector, then ran and he drove home and told his mother what had happened.

He said he did not know who the suspects were and couldn’t think of a reason why they attacked him.

The officer documented his injuries and referred the incident for investigation.