Multiple Bomb Threats to Local Businesses – 08/30/2017

On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, at about 5:08 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to 701 North Main Street, The Clovis Carver Public Library, for a report of a subject with a weapon. Witnesses reported a male in front of the Library with a weapon.

Responding Officers arrived and made contact with a male that was reported to have had a gun. Clovis Police Detectives arrived also and spoke with the male who denied having any weapon. A search by Detectives in the area resulted in no gun being located.

The Clovis Police Department K-9 also responded and conducted an area search for the gun with no result.

Shortly after officers cleared from the Library the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center began receiving calls of threats to multiple businesses throughout the city. These calls included bomb threats and each incident was handled with evacuations and security checks of the businesses. These threatening calls interrupted business and caused a premature closure to several local businesses.

The Clovis Police Department is conducting an investigation into the source of these threatening calls. Once suspect(s) are identified Charges will be filed.

If you have any information about the person(s) making these threatening calls you are encouraged to call and report this information to the Clovis Police Department at (575) 769-1921.

The Clovis Police Department would also like to thank the Curry County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police and Portales Police Department for the additional assistance provided.

The Point of Contact for inquiry on this event is Lt. Robert Telles. Lt. Telles can be reached at (575) 763-9452 or via email at rtelles@cityofclovis.org.

The citizens of this community are on edge with the recent events, as would be any community. We encourage citizens to report any unusual activity as The Clovis Police Department strives diligently to keep our community safe.