Dec. 14, 2006 Cops and Courts

A 38-year-old convenience store clerk was beaten and kicked Dec. 7 by a customer, according to police reports.

Around 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to Allsup’s at 301 N. Prince St. for a report of battery. The clerk, who was helping customers when they arrived, was bleeding from the ear and seemed dazed, the report said.

Police obtained video showing the clerk being punched in the head approximately four times before falling to the ground when the suspect kicked him in the head, leaving him unconscious on the sidewalk, the report said.

The clerk said he was ringing out the suspect who was accompanied by a former employee who had been fired, according to the report. The suspect threatened the clerk, who asked him to leave. The clerk was attacked when he followed the suspect to note his license plate number, the report said.

A warrant is being sought for aggravated battery.

A Clovis fuel business owner reported more than 3,000 gallons of gasoline stolen from the tanks during the last month and a half, according to police reports.

The owner of Clovis Oil Company at 600 Llano Estacado Blvd. called police Dec. 6, after he discovered 800 gallons missing the day before, the report said.

On five occasions the 65-year-old business owner noticed shortages in the fuel tanks in his compound, he told police, and called after noticing a pattern, the report said.

The fuel was estimated at $7,000. The case was turned over to investigators.

A Clovis man reported his vehicle stolen from the parking lot of a Clovis bar Friday, according to police reports.

The 21-year-old told police he had left his keys on the seat of his unlocked pickup truck, parked at Kelley’s Bar and Grill on North Prince Street, and discovered it missing around 11:30 p.m., the report said.

Items in the truck listed in the report as missing included his wallet and $700 cash.

There are no suspects. The case is under investigation.

A 28-year-old homeless man who claimed to have AIDS and spit blood on Clovis police officers and emergency personnel faces charges of battery on a peace officer and health care worker among others, according to police reports.

Steven Salguero is being held without bond in the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to jail officials.

The charges relate to an incident about 7 p.m. Saturday when officers responded to a call of a public affray at Seventh and Pile streets and found Salguero bleeding from a head wound and seemingly intoxicated, the report said. When emergency personnel attempted to treat his injuries, Salguero spit blood at one officer and three emergency medical technicians, later telling ambulance personnel he had the AIDS virus, the report said.

A search warrant for an AIDS test was obtained and blood was drawn from Salguero at the hospital, the report said.

Salguero also faces charges of interference with a court order for struggling against and resisting the blood test, the report said. The test results 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