Police Blotter 10/30

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

About 7:45 Monday, school administrators contacted police to report that a contractor had found a forklift missing from a school construction site. Police issued a “be on the lookout” order for the forklift and located it about 45 minutes later in a field behind a business on 21st Street.
Police determined that whoever took the forklift ran it over newly-laid grass and did about $150 worth of damage while running over a gate and chain link fence.
The manager of a Clovis business called police about 9 a.m. Monday to report that an employee had seen another employee loading merchandise into a pickup truck and saying he had just “jacked these fools” by taking company property.
The employee was disgruntled after being sent home for arriving late, according to the manager.
Police responded about 9 a.m. Monday to the 1500 block of Echols Court regarding a burglary over the weekend. A tenant reported someone had gained entry through a sliding glass door and stolen a cordless telephone, 19-inch television, two VCRs, and a gray suitcase worth an estimated total of $485.
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A Clovis business woman called police Tuesday morning to make a fraud report for a charge on her bank statement for airline tickets she had not purchased. She said a staff member purchased tickets without her knowledge and also showed three deposit slips showing large amounts of cash back that she had not signed.
Police took the documents as evidence for further investigation.
Responding to possible shots fired at the 1200 block of Pile shortly before midnight Thursday, police took a report that four males had pulled up to a house and broke out the home’s front window.
The men then shouted out “It’s done, let’s go!” and fled the scene in a vehicle.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: