Feb. 17, 2009 Blotter

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

About 9 a.m. Jan. 31 officers responded to a crash in the area of Courtland Circle and Grayson streets.

A vehicle left the roadway, crashed into a concrete wall on Courtland Circle, a brick wall and then struck the front door of a home.

The officer noted the 47-year-old driver was incapacitated and unable to speak.

Citing physical or medical conditions as a possible reason for the crash, the officer noted the driver had a seizure at the hospital while being treated after the crash.


About 9 a.m. Jan. 31 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Norris Street for a burglary report.

A 22-year-old man said he was woken from sleeping when he heard someone opening his bedroom door.

He said he got up to investigate, heard the front door slam and saw someone had opened all the dresser drawers in another bedroom.

The man said he looked out the window and saw a male wearing latex gloves drive away from the residence.

He said a laptop computer and gym bag had been taken.


About 4 p.m. Feb. 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Ross Street for a juvenile problem.

A woman said three juvenile males were shooting a BB gun at her dog and that her dog’s eye had been injured and was swollen shut.

The officer spoke to one of the juveniles, who said he and his friends were shooting BBs at bottles in the yard. He said they didn’t mean to shoot the dog and offered to pay for the animal to be taken to a veterinarian.


About 6 p.m. Feb. 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Ninth Street for a robbery.

A 74-year-old man said a man knocked on his door and said he ran out of gas and asked to use the phone.

The resident said he let the man into his home and after he used the phone, he said the man slapped him in the face twice, took around $14 from him and the phone, and left.

The officer noted the resident had bruising and swelling around his eye, but had been drinking and was continuing to drink while the officer was there.

Officers were unable to locate any witnesses.

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