Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

June 13, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around 4 a.m. June 5 an officer responded to a business in the area of 14th and Mitchell streets for an attempted break-in.

A man said he had parked his semi-truck behind the store so employees could unload food. While he was waiting, he said he felt the truck move and when he went to investigate, he saw three subjects running away through the alley.

The rear door of the truck had been opened, but a check of the merchandise showed nothing missing.


About midnight Friday an officer responded to a call of suspicious circumstances at the softball fields on 14th Street.

The officer followed a trail of candy bars, empty beer bottles and bags of chips to the concession stand and discovered a burglary had occurred.

Two 14-year-olds were located running from the area. When asked where they had been, they said they were at the “dirt hills” on the soccer field.

Officers went to the area and found a large amount of buried candy in the dirt.

The boys were transported to the police department for questioning.


Around 6:30 p.m. Saturday an officer responded to a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at Norris and Mabry Drive.

A man said he was driving southbound on Norris when he saw the pedestrian and swerved, clipping her with his mirror.

The woman said she had been drinking and was walking home from the bar. She said she was walking on the curb when she was struck.

Measurements indicated the woman was in the road when hit. She was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The man received a citation for driving on a suspended license, the woman was cited for jaywalking.


Around 10 p.m. Saturday an officer was called to a business in the 1200 block of Seventh Street in reference to theft by an employee.

A store manager said an employee had admitted to stealing $85 worth of lottery tickets.

She was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A warrant for embezzlement is being sought.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: e-mail to:

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