Police blotter — Dec. 10

CNJ staff

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

About 6 p.m. Monday an officer was called to a home in the 2900 block of Ross Street for a report of larceny. A woman told the officer she had forgotten her purse in a shopping cart at a store earlier in the day. When she went back, the cart was where she had left it but the purse was gone and had not been turned in to lost and found. The case is under investigation.

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About 7 a.m. Tuesday an officer responded to a call from a home in the 500 block of Hickory Street for a report of a stolen dog. A woman said her pit bull had been taken from the yard sometime after 3:30 p.m. Monday. The officer noted the dog’s collar, still attached to a chain in the yard, appeared to have been cut. The woman was told to let animal control know her dog was missing. The case is under investigation.

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About 8:30 p.m. Tuesday an officer involved in a traffic stop at Fifth and Main streets heard a loud crash about a block away. He drove over to investigate and found a vehicle had run over a stop sign and hit a building at Sixth and Main streets. The driver said she was trying to turn and lost control because her steering wheel cover was too slippery. She was cited for failure to use due care.

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About 11:30 a.m. Wednesday an officer was called to a home in the 300 block of Sheldon Street in reference to a drunk person who would not leave. People at the home said they had asked the man to leave but he would not. The officer noted the man was stumbling and appeared intoxicated. The man was transported to the jail for detoxification. Charges of trespassing are pending.

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