1-10 Police blotter
January 9, 2010
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:
About 11 p.m. Dec. 25 officers responded to the 2000 block of Gladstone for a report of a burglary in progress.
Officers discovered a window on the house was broken and found a woman inside.
The woman said it was her boyfriend’s house and she got mad at him and broke the window. She said she spoke to her boyfriend on the phone and encouraged officers to call him.
An officer called using her cell phone and a male answered, saying he was her boyfriend and it was a misunderstanding and officers could let her go.
The officer told the man he had to come to the house and talk to them before they could let her go and the man said he was stuck in a ditch in Portales but would get there soon.
More than an hour later, after several more phone calls with the man, who gave varied reasons why he still wasn’t there, officers called the place where the resident worked and found him there, determining he was not the man they had been speaking with on the woman’s phone.
The man came home and told officers the woman was his former girlfriend and did not have permission to be in his house.
Officers found several electronics items unplugged and some bottles of alcohol set next to the woman’s purse inside the house.
She was arrested for burglary.
About 1 a.m. Dec. 27 an officer responded to a hotel in the 4000 block of north Prince Street for a report of narcotics.
A clerk told the officer an employee had smelled marijuana coming from one of the rooms.
The officer made contact with the occupant and noted a strong smell of marijuana in the room.
When the man agreed to let the officer look around, the officer found marijuana beside one of the beds.
The man was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and told to appear in municipal court.
About 5 p.m. Dec. 30, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Mora.
Witnesses said they heard cursing, then shots were fired and they saw two males run away and another got into a vehicle that left.
Officers made contact with a woman in the 1300 block who said she got home and found her front door open and discovered a mirror had been shot and two televisions along with other items were missing.
Officers found the bullet that had shot through the mirror under a child’s bed in a nearby bedroom and found the house ransacked with items scattered throughout.
One of the TV’s was located a block away leaning against a vehicle tire.
About 7 p.m. Dec. 31 an officer responded to assist with a traffic stop at Wilhite and Norris Streets.
An officer said he stopped the vehicle when it pulled into his lane, traveling the wrong direction.
The officer spoke to the driver and noted he smelled strongly of alcohol, had trouble keeping his balance and was slurring his speech.
The 36-year-old was transported to the police department where a breathalyzer test revealed an alcohol level of .11.
He was arrested for DWI.