9/29 Police Blotter

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

On Sept. 23, police investigators responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a business in the 300 block of Norris St. Employees informed the police that they saw a car pull into the work yard, quickly load pieces of copper into the rear seat, and drive off heading west on Grand St. The officer viewed a security camera video recording of the event. Initial estimates value the copper at over $250.

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On Sept. 23, a police officer was dispatched to North Plains Mall in response to an arson report. The security supervisor on duty said he was in the men’s restroom when smoke was detected. Security personnel found a trash can on fire in the restroom. They extinguished the fire. No damage, suspects, or witnesses were found.

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On Sept. 25, a police officer responded to a call of criminal damage to a car at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Calhoun St. The caller said her ex-husband sprayed a chemical on the hood of her car. The officer found an obscene word spray-painted on the car, “causing the paint to bubble.” More damage was noted by police, including a broken headlight. The woman reported hearing a noise in the early hours of the morning. She went outside and found the damage to her car. Police officers went to the home of her ex-husband who consented to a search of his vehicle. No evidence was found.

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On Sept. 25, numerous calls led police to the 3800 block of Prince. Reports stated that a woman was taking her shirt off and dancing in the street in front of a restaurant. The subject identified herself to officers but gave irrational details regarding where she was from, saying that she was “praying” in the street and plugging her ears with her fingers when asked where she lived. The nature of her answers prompted officers to place her under protective custody for mental evaluation.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com