Police investigating weekend vandalism spree

CNJ staff

An outbreak of broken windows, bashed mail boxes and spray painted cars kept police busy this weekend, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney.

Whitney said around 45 incidents had already been reported and calls were continuing to come in Monday morning.

The majority of the damage appears to have occurred Saturday night, Whitney said.

Police believe the incidents were caused by juveniles who had a four-day school break over the weekend, Whitney said.

“Based on past outbreaks, when the culprits are caught they tend to be juveniles,” he said. “Parents need to know where their child is at night and on the weekend.”

There have been no arrests, he said.

Though the reports were spread throughout town, Whitney said there were concentrated areas of damage in the northwest part of Clovis.

More than a dozen residents in the 200 block of Rosa Boulevard and the 1900 block of Hull Street reported their mailboxes had been damaged.

A half-dozen or more residents reported their vehicles had been sprayed with lime-green paint in the area of Plaza Drive and Laura Lane.

And James Bickley Elementary, the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, Marshall Middle School and the school transportation buildings all reported broken windows, Whitney said.