Dec. 24, 2006 Police Blotter

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

About 3:30 p.m. Monday an officer was called to a home in the 4000 block of Lew Wallace Drive for a report of criminal damage. A woman showed police three cracked windows damaged from what she believed to be a BB gun. She told the officer juveniles in the neighborhood during Thanksgiving were shooting BB guns but could not identify them. The case was listed as inactive because of a lack of suspects.

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Around 3 p.m. Tuesday an officer was dispatched to 13th and Ross streets where he met with a manager of a bookstore on Prince Street and a man the manager said was a shoplifting suspect he had followed. The officer checked the suspect and did not find any merchandise but discovered several outstanding warrants for his arrest. After taking the man to the Curry County Adult Detention Center where he was booked, the officer found a bag of what appeared to be marijuana in the back seat of his patrol car. The man was also charged for possession of marijuana.

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About 1 a.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a call from a department store in the 3700 block of North Prince Street about a shoplifter. Store managers had the suspect held down on the floor, and the officer took him into custody. Managers told the officer the store’s security personnel had observed the man stuffing items into his clothing and he had changed into a shirt and jacket he allegedly took off clothing racks. He struck two of the men attempting to apprehend him, they said. Items recovered included clothing and parts for a security camera system. When the man arrived at the jail detention center, officers found another part to the security system on him. He was charged with shoplifting, battery and assault.

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Around 5 a.m. Thursday an officer responded to the 500 block of Le Salle Street for a report of criminal damage. A man told officers he woke up and found his Christmas ornaments broken and strewn throughout his yard. Three lighted reindeer and an inflatable polar bear valued at $250 were damaged. The man said he didn’t know who could have done it or why. The case was classified as active.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or e-mail to: