Police blotter: September 1, 2004

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

Police responded to a burglary complaint Saturday night in the 1000 block of Ross.
One of the residents said he was at home sick when he heard a noise in the house. A young boy went to the kitchen to arm himself, and around that time observed a female subject entering his living room.
He confronted the female subject and she claimed to have stumbled into the wrong house. She said she would leave through the window she came in.
She even replaced the screen on the window on her way out, according to the report.
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Police were dispatched around 8 p.m. Thursday night to a store in the 700 block of North Thornton to investigate a shoplifting complaint.
Earlier in the evening the store clerk observed a male subject grab two cases of beer and run out of the store. The clerk was able to get a description of the vehicle, which he passed to the police.
Police dispatch put out a BOLO (“be on the look out”) for the vehicle, but the license plate was not on file.
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Police responded to a possible residential burglary about 6 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Ash.
The female resident said sometime in the last two months an unitentified culprit entered the house and took around $1,500 in old coins.
The son of the victim said he visited the house two weeks previous and had noticed an open window on the southeast side of the house. He entered the residence to secure the house, but did not observe anything missing at that time. However, he did observe the back door was unlocked.
A neighbor did not notice any suspicious activity at the residence over the two-month period.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer David Irvin. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
david_irvin@link.freedom.com