5/14 Police blotter

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

About 2 a.m. May 6, an officer dispatched to the 1300 block of Pile Street for a domestic dispute met with a female who said her boyfriend had closed her hand in a drawer and hit her repeatedly. An ambulance was called and her hand photographed. A warrant is being sought for battery on a household member.

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Around 3:30 p.m. May 7, an officer issued a citation to a man for an unattended motor vehicle that crashed into a house in the 300 block of East Eighth Street. After starting his car, the man told police he left a 10- and 2-year-old in the car and went into the house. Witnesses reported seeing the 10-year-old in the driver’s seat as the car crossed the street in reverse and struck the house, causing “moderate damage.”

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At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, an officer sent to a storage facility in the 1800 block of East Fourth Street for a report of graffiti spoke with the owner who said several units had been tagged with black spray paint Monday night. The officer recovered a spray paint can and photographed the graffiti, which the owner said he would paint over. No suspects were known at the time.

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At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the school resource officer at Marshall Junior High School received information of a knife on school grounds. A student was taken to the office and a backpack search revealed a knife approximately 11 inches long. Three students were arrested and booked for unlawful carrying of a weapon on school grounds.

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