Clovis Aquatic Center closed due to vandalism

New Mexico

CLOVIS, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — The Clovis Aquatic Center will be closed for repairs today, July 12, and Tuesday, July 13, due to vandalism of the pool area, according to a press release from the City of Clovis.

The release stated the City of Clovis received a notification at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, that broken windows were damaged and many swim items were thrown into the pool.

The City further explained that the Clovis Police Department arrived on the scene and they secured the area.

“The vandalism of parks facilities is extremely upsetting,” said Parks and Recreation Director
Russell Hooper on Sunday. “The Parks and Recreation Department works extremely hard to
provide quality facilities to the public, and it is very disappointing to see acts of vandalism of our
public places.”

The Clove Police Department is investigating the incident, the release said.

Clovis Police said during the course of this investigation, the Clovis Police Department’s Special Operations Unit was contacted, and a Detective was sent out to process the scene. Damage to the Aquatic Center consisted of several windows being broken out, along with the vandals gaining access to the pool area and throwing pool equipment, along with other items into the pool. It was determined that this incident occurred sometime after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

No official quote has been determined at this time, however, a representative from the Aquatic Center believed the damage exceeded $10,000 said the Clovis Police Department.

According to police, on June 18 a similar incident was reported, where a single window was broken out to the Aquatic Center and vandals gained entry and threw multiple items into the pool.

The Clovis Police Department requests that any person having information related to this incident, please contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921, and request to speak with the Investigations/Special Operations Unit.  You can also remain anonymous and contact Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

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