(Press Release) Clovis Police are stepping up patrols around the Buchanan High School complex at night after three reports of batteries on juveniles and one 18-year-old on the campus over the past two weeks. The latest incident happened on about 8:00 p.m. on November 12th when a 15-year-old was “riding bikes” with his friends near the tennis courts. As many as six young men jumped him and began kicking and hitting him before stealing his BMX bike. MMFWCL JUGGALOS
The other two incidents happened on Halloween night. The first took place just before 9:00 p.m. south of the tennis courts in a field on campus. Six young men began circling the 18-year-old victim. He told officers they kicked and hit him before spraying him, his 16-year-old girlfriend, and their 17-year-old friend with pepper spray while accusing them of being Juggalos. The 18-year-old went to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
The second Halloween night incident happened just before 10:00 p.m. As many as five young men asked a 15-year-old on his way home walking north from Garfield Elementary School if he was a Juggalo. He told them he was not. Then, one of the suspects punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. While the suspects ran off, the victim got up and walked toward Buchanan High.
Officers believe the last two incidents are related due to the “Juggalo” reference. None of the victims is a member of a Juggalo gang. All were wearing Halloween costumes.
Clovis Police are working to gather information about the suspects in all three cases, and are increasing patrols around the campus complex at night. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Clovis Police Department at (559) 324-2800 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.