Police Blotter 8/24


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

Police responded to the 700 block of Tierra Blanca about 9 a.m. Monday when a 43-year-old Clovis man reported that his 35-year-old nephew from Clovis had kicked open his door and begun fighting with him over allegations involving the nephew’s girlfriend’s daughter. The uncle also told police that his nephew warned him not to call police or he would “come back and get you.”

Police went to the nephew’s home and arrested him on charges of breaking and entering, battery on a household member, and criminal damage.


A resident of the 100 block of Westerfield Street called police about 9:30 a.m. Monday to report that two of his dogs had been stolen.

The owner told police that the dogs were chocolate-colored Labrador retrievers, one 6 years old and the other 2 months old. The dogs did not have a history of running away and the latch on their enclosure had been broken.


Responding to a threat report about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, police interviewed a resident of the 100 block of Thornton Street who said she had an argument with a woman across the street who brought out a rifle and pointed it at her.

Police interviewed several witnessed who confirmed many details of the incident, but the caller decided not to pursue the matter further.


Police responded to the 300 block of West Tierra Blanca about 10:25 a.m. Tuesday and took a report from a 32-year-old woman who said her 4-year-old daughter had been sexually abused by an 8-year-old neighbor boy.

The woman said she and her husband had chased the boy out of their back yard and told him not to return.


About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 3700 block of Player Place to take a report of a stolen vehicle. The resident said someone stole his pickup from the area of 11th and Cameo streets. The pickup had been unlocked and the keys were left in the ignition.

Half an hour later, police stopped the pickup at the corner of 21st and Thornton.

The three occupants claimed the owner had given them permission to use the pickup. The owner denied doing so but did not want to pursue charges. Police instead cited two of the three occupants for being in possession of open containers of alcohol which had been found in the pickup.

Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or [email protected]


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