Graffiti concerns local officials

Kevin Wilson Members of the Clovis City Commission said they’re getting plenty of constituent phone calls about graffiti in the city, and are imploring citizens to say something if they see something. Public Works Director Clint Bunch addressed the city commission during its regular meeting Thursday, noting his staff of about 100 public works employees […]

High school tagged with graffiti

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CNJ Staff: Tony Bullocks Al Sloniker of Clovis, a painter for the Clovis Municipal School District, removes graffiti Thursday from the side of building D. The building was tagged sometime Wednesday night according to school officials. Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall said this is not something that happens often and when it does, the […]

Friday morning briefing: Graffiti, “Saturday Night Lab” and vanity on trial

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Cleanup crew tackles graffiti

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lee Conlin, with the city of Clovis Environmental Response Team, paints a wall Wednesday that was tagged with graffiti. Conlin and his team remove graffiti once a week from city and private property at no cost to property owners. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There’s a cover-up going on […]

Vandalism increases in northern Clovis

CNJ staff Police are investigating a rash of vandalism incidents in north-central Clovis. More than a dozen residents called police to report graffiti to homes and fences and auto burglaries Wednesday. Police believe the incidents began Tuesday night and residents discovered the damage Wednesday morning, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Affected areas ranged from the 2700 […]

Painted into a corner

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Clovis Deputy Police Chief Dan Blair identifies graffiti across Clovis Thursday aftertnoon. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Holding parents financially responsible for graffiti painted by their children and getting property owners to remove it quickly are solutions Clovis city officials are considering for the consistent vandalism problem. Deputy Police […]

City beefs up DUI penalties

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commissioners adopted an ordinance at Thursday’s meeting toughening penalties for driving under the influence of liquor or drugs. Drivers convicted of a second or third DUI offense in Clovis will face at least 28 days in an inpatient, residential or in-custody substance abuse program, at least 90 […]

Graffiti artists should find their own canvases

Grant McGee Local Columnist There’s a water tank on the outskirts of Clovis with a name spray painted in black across it. I always wondered whose name that was. Just the other day someone mentioned him in passing. Now I know he’s a Latin rap star from Houston. I guess one of his fans, in […]

Officials: Summer brings onslaught of vandalism

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As summer approaches, city workers know, in carefully landscaped areas and well-manicured parks, graffiti will bloom. Buildings will be “tagged” and playground equipment will be etched, painted and defaced. P.J. Odegard, administrative assistant with the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department, said spring and summer bring an onslaught of new […]

Police Blotter 7/24

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Clovis woman getting ready to leave for a job interview at about 2 p.m. Friday forgot some items she needed for the interview, left her car running while she went into her apartment at the 1000 block of MLK to […]