The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

April 5, 2009 Blotter


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

Around 2 a.m. March 24 officers began looking for a suspect after an officer broadcast that he ceased pursuit of a reckless driver in the area of Ross Street due to high speed.

An officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop as it turned into a driveway on Sheridan Street.

The driver left the vehicle and began walking towards the residence where he parked.

When the officer told him to stop, the male cursed at the officer, calling him a “pig” and said he was going to bed and continued walking.

After several failed attempts to get him to stop, the officer grabbed him by the arm and tried to handcuff hi. But the suspect got an arm free and tried to grab for the officer’s gun before the officer was able to restrain him.

The 16-year-old, who had to be further restrained because he was kicking the windows in the patrol car, was transported to the juvenile detention center.

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About 9 p.m. March 24 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a criminal damage report.

An employee said he was inside cleaning and heard voices outside the back door, then heard glass breaking.

He said when he opened the door he saw four juvenile males, who ran when they saw him and discovered two lights had been broken.

The lights were valued around $170.

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Around midnight March 24 an officer responded to an undisclosed hotel for a loud party.

A clerk told the officer there were some people having a loud party and he wanted them removed from the hotel.

The officer went to the room and noted there were four people there.

He informed them they needed to leave. He woke a male who was passed out on the bed to tell him to leave as well.

The male woke and began making derogatory comments towards the officer and through his behavior, began agitating others in the room and making them rowdy.

The officer noted the 16-year-old smelled of beer and marijuana and handcuffed him until his mother arrived to pick him up.

The youth, who admitted he had been drinking, was issued a citation for allowing himself to be served alcohol.

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About 7 p.m. an officer responded to the 1700 block of East 21st


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