A gas station cashier called police shortly before midnight Saturday to report that a man and woman had tried to shoplift two 30-packs of beer from the store at the 1200 block of West 7th Street. The clerk told police she had walked out to stop the woman from getting into the car and keep her there until police arrived. The woman then began pulling her hair and succeeded in shutting the door.
Police located a vehicle with a matching license plate at the 1000 block of South Oak. A man at the residence denied having left the house all day but his father said he had just returned home.
Police responded about 2 a.m. Sunday to a man with a knife threatening others in the parking lot of a bar at the 2200 block of North Prince.
Bar bouncers pointed out the man with a knife to officers when they arrived. The man refused to comply with orders and refused to allow himself to be handcuffed until officers dragged him to the ground. A bar patron identified the man and told police he had pulled a knife on him. Police found a knife, transported the man to the county jail, and booked him for aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
Police responded about 2 p.m. Saturday to a public fight in progress at the corner of 11th and Gidding streets and found two men who admitted yelling obscenities at each other.
After speaking with neighbors who said the two men regularly argued and their behavior had a detrimental influence on the neighborhood, police warned both men that they needed to stop their fighting and any future outbursts would result in their arrest.
About 6:40 p.m. Saturday, a Clovis woman called police accusing a doctor of criminal sexual contact.
The woman said she sought medical treatment due to pain in her lower stomach and during the exam the doctor touched her anus and vagina. The woman stopped the exam, demanded that her husband be called into the room, and left when the doctor did not call her husband.
The doctor said he would not speak with police until consulting an attorney. A nurse contacted by police said she saw nothing unusual about the pelvic exam.
An 18-year-old Clovis woman called police about 11:30 p.m. Monday regarding the theft of her red 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix.
The woman told police she had picked up a friend at the 1200 block of East 10th Street about noon and then gone to the corner of 21st and Prince streets where her friend picked up a Ford Mustang at a car dealership to test-drive the car. She left the Pontiac in a parking lot for the remainder of the day and found it missing when she returned about 11:15 p.m. to pick it up.
Police later found the Pontiac in another part of town. The vehicle had a burning smell and could not be driven, so police arranged to tow it to the owner’s home.
An 80-year-old Clovis man called police about 11 a.m. Tuesday to report that an unknown person had his bank account information, and had called him saying there was an outstanding transaction for $349 and that he was going to cancel the transaction.
The man showed copies of his bank statement indicating an unknown transaction for that amount. Police reported the situation as a case of fraud.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: