Police blotter — March 27

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

Around 4 p.m. March 16 an officer responded to a business in the 1700 block of Wallace Street for a report of a fight between two female juveniles.

A girl said she and her friend were skating and they fell, causing a girl behind them to trip and fall. She said later she saw the girl and tried to apologize but the girl started arguing with her and threw a drink on her.

She said she was going to walk away but got upset and tackled the other girl and while they were on the ground, staff intervened.

The other girl told the officer the first girl had been harassing her and spilled her own drink on herself when someone bumped into her.

The officer checked surveillance footage that showed the girl throwing her drink on the first girl, who then jumped over the table and tackled her.

He noted he would refer the case to juvenile authorities for further action.


About 2 a.m. March 18 an officer responded to a report of a fire at a residence in the 1900 block of Gidding Street.

The officer was the first to arrive on scene and used the fire extinguisher from his unit to extinguish a fire on the front porch of the residence until firefighters arrived and assisted him in putting it out.

After the fire was out, the officer noted there was a green substance dripping off a stand on the porch that had caused the flames to flare up.

The resident was not home but returned while the officer and firefighters were still there.

Fire officials said the cause of the fire was suspicious and placed it under investigation as an arson.


Around 10 a.m. March 18 an officer responded to a resident in the 200 block of Ross Street for a robbery report.

A man said the night before he and a friend were at a party at a home in the 3000 block of Eagle way and he was standing outside talking to some girls when a male they didn’t know told them to leave.

He said he told the guy he wasn’t going to leave and the male spit on him and hit him, causing his friend to jump in to help him.

At that point his friend said more than a dozen males came out of the residence and started ganging up on him.

After the incident, he said he discovered his wallet with more than $500 and his cell phone were missing.


About 9 p.m. March 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Cameo for a battery report.

A male told the officer he and some friends were walking home from the mall when a truck pulled up beside them and he was struck in the lower part of his leg with a dart that penetrated his skin.

He said there were two males in the truck and he didn’t get a good look at them, but thought he had been hit with a blow dart.

The officer observed a puncture wound to his leg and a small amount of blood on his pants.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or sjohnson@cnjonline.com