Police Blotter 10/14
Published: Monday, October 13th, 2003
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles received heavy damage in a crash about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Hinkle Street and 12th Street. According to police, a 17-year-old Clovis woman was northbound on Hinkle in a 2003 Chevy and a 36-year-old woman was westbound on 12th Street in a 1993 Dodge pickup. The Chevy driver failed to yield and following the crash was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center due to her pregnancy and possible injuries. She was cited for failure to yield and failure to carry her driver’s license.
Police responded to Plains Regional Medical Center about 10 p.m. Tuesday for a rape report.
A 38-year-old Clovis woman said she had been raped by her ex-boyfriend at his home on Oct. 4. She said she had gone to his home to discuss some things that were upsetting her and found him asleep in bed. Rather than discussing matters, her ex-boyfriend pulled off her clothes despite her yelling at him to stop, forcibly had sexual intercourse with her, and then rolled off to the side and acted “as though the whole issue was no big deal.”
The woman said she had been warned that her ex-boyfriend had a history of violence and had previously raped his ex-wife.
Clovis police received a phone call Wednesday morning from a doctor in St. Theresa reporting that a girl had told him she had been raped in January 2002 by a relative living in Clovis.
The doctor said the girl had been referred to him for treatment following threats of suicide and that the man accused of rape may have moved to Texas since the incident.
Police received a call about 2:30 a.m. Thursday from the 500 block of Rencher Street where an 18-year-old man shot himself in the leg.
When police arrived, they noticed a large amount of blood on the man’s left calf and marks consistent with bullet entry and exit wounds. The man said he had been having trouble with the trigger recently and had unloaded the rifle to test the trigger but forgot about the round in the chamber. Police arranged for transport via ambulance to Plains Regional Medical Center.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
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