Police blotter — Sept. 10

CNJ staff

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

Around 9 a.m. Aug. 26 an officer on duty at Marshall Middle School was informed of possible narcotics.

An administrator told the officer he had information a male student was smoking marijuana and selling drugs on campus.

The officer spoke to the youth, who denied doing drugs or being in possession.

After the youth was sent back to class, the officer and the school’s security staff searched the boys’ locker and found a spray can modified with a hidden compartment.

Inside, they located two marijuana pipes and a baggy of suspected marijuana.

The officer noted intent to refer his report to juvenile authorities.


About 11 p.m. Aug. 26 an officer responded to the 900 block of Cameo for a report of two males shooting a BB gun.

A woman said she saw two males shooting a BB gun in the area. She showed the officer a cat lying in front of her residence that could not move its back legs.

The officer noted the cat had a swollen lump above its hip.

The officer located a 21-year-old male, who admitted he was shooting a BB gun but said he had shot it into a box filled with a towel.

The officer noted if it could be determined the cat was injured by a BB, he would charge the man with cruelty to animals.


About noon Aug. 27 an officer responded to a report of a shooting victim at the Plains Regional Medical Center emergency room.

A 17-year-old boy told the officer he and a friend were at a shed in the area of Columbia and Harvard streets playing with a gun he thought was a BB gun. He said the gun went off and a bullet went through his hand and thigh.

The youth also said he shot himself while in his car and then shot himself while walking to his car.

Officers could not find evidence of a shooting at the shed and could not locate the gun.


Around 7 p.m. Aug. 27 an officer responded to a situation check in the area of North Village Drive.

A 17-year-old girl said a man she didn’t know got in her car and made her drive him around and took money from her.

The girl said she was sitting in a drive-through on North Main Street waiting for her food and the man opened her passenger door and got in.

She said he took her cell phone and demanded she drive him somewhere.

She said he made her drive him to different residences, telling her he just got of jail — finally getting out at the third one on Redwood Drive.

She drove off at the last residence.

The girl said the man never threatened her but that she was afraid and did not feel she was free to get out of the situation.

Officers recognized the man’s description and noted intent to obtain a warrant for kidnapping and auto burglary.