Police Blotter 11/14

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

A gas company meter reader called police about 10:30 a.m. Monday regarding an unauthorized gas meter at the 600 block of Sheldon Street that had been taken from the 500 block of Merriwether Street. The owner of the Sheldon Street residence had his gas service cut off for nonpayment and the meter showed $11.55 worth of gas had been taken.
Police attempted to make contact with the Sheldon resident without success.
>>>
Police took a report Monday from a 29-year-old car owner who said his 25-year-old live-in girlfriend had taken his vehicle without authorization and threatened to kill him as she left in his car. He said the woman had pulled a gun out of her coat pocket, causing him to run back in the house in fear of his life.
Police found the woman at her place of employment where she was crying and said she feared her boyfriend. Police found no signs of physical injury on her. She denied having pulled a gun on her boyfriend and said he made the gun allegations only to cause her to lose a custody case for her children.
After contacting the domestic violence shelter, police assisted the woman in moving her personal belongings out of her boyfriend’s home and into the shelter.
>>>
About 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, two Clovis Fire Department engines along with an ambulance and the battalion chief responded to the 1400 block of Pile Street for a possible house fire. They found light smoke coming from a wood pile outside the residence.
The fire did minor smoke damage to the inside of the home, but the outside wall and wood pile sustained moderate damage. There were no working smoke alarms in the home, but the occupants were able to get out without injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com