Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend.

CNJ staff

Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught.

Jackson said a large softball sculpture, buildings, signs, lights, sidewalks and even memorial plaques were spray painted with symbols and gang-style “tags” sometime Sunday night. There was also some property damage, Jackson said.

The damage was discovered Monday morning by city workers, Jackson said.

“We want everybody who plays in the league to know what happened,” Jackson said. “Somebody knows who did it.”

Sgt. Robbie Telles of the Clovis Police Department said the graffiti is possibly gang-related.

The association is looking at measures such as installing surveillance cameras to protect the facility from future incidents, Jackson said. He said they’ve had minor graffiti incidents at the city-owned complex before but nothing of this magnitude.

The damage is expected to be repaired and graffiti removed by Wednesday evening, Jackson said.

Jackson said Curry County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with the damages.

Anyone with information can contact Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000 or the Special Operations Unit of the Clovis Police Department at 763-9470. Callers can remain anonymous.