July 15, 2007 Police Blotter

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

Around 8 p.m. July 4 officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Rencher Street.
A man told the officers he and his wife had been fighting since the day before. He said his wife tried to hurt him by throwing a glass of water at him, which he said broke across the back of his head.
Officers could find no signs of injury on the man.
The couple agreed to separate for the night. They were advised of their options, and arrangements were made for the wife to go to the domestic violence shelter.

About 10 a.m. July 6 an officer responded to a home in the 100 block of Lydia Street for stolen gas services.
A gas company representative told the officer he had found a meter previously stolen from a company truck hooked up to the residence. He said the residence was not signed up to receive gas service.
The female resident told the officer she knew nothing about the stolen meter and had lived in the house for more than seven months. The officer noted the woman seemed surprised to learn the meter was stolen but admitted she had never received a bill from the gas company.
The case was referred for investigation.

Around 7:30 p.m. July 7 an officer responded to the area of 10th and Hull streets for a report of drinking in public after dispatch received calls a man was standing on the corner yelling at passing cars.
The officer tried to speak to the man but noted his speech was so slurred he could not understand him. When the man began to open a can of malt liquor, the officer warned him if he opened and drank it he would have to arrest him. The man opened the can and began to drink so the officer placed him under arrest for drinking in public.

About 10 p.m. July 7 an officer was called to a store in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street for a report of battery.
A 14-year-old told the officer he was walking home and passed a group of people sitting in a yard on 13th Street and had asked them for a drink of water. He said one of the men walked up and hit him in the face, then took his cell phone. He said he went to the store and called police.
The officer was unable to find the suspect.

Around midnight July 7 an officer responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a report of shoplifting.
A clerk told the officer a woman walked out the door with two 30-packs of beer she hadn’t paid for. He said he followed her and grabbed the beer from her and she hit him in the face, then got in a car and drove away.
Police checked the license plate number of the vehicle she left in and discovered it was a vehicle stolen in Albuquerque two days before.

About 7 p.m. July 8 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of East First Street for a report of larceny.
A clerk told the officer a guest came in the office and asked for a light bulb. While he was in the back getting it, the clerk said he heard the cash register drawer open. He said the man denied taking money out of the drawer but said there were several $20 bills missing. He reported between $60 and $90 gone.
The officer talked to the guest who denied taking any money. He told the clerk since he wasn’t clear on how much was actually stolen, he would have to file a case in municipal court against the guest.

Around 9 p.m. July 8 an officer responded to a report of a missing car at a residence in the 1100 block of Edwards Street.
A woman told the officer her car had broken down at Seventh and West streets the day before and she had left it in a field. When she went back for it, she said it was gone.
The officer checked with dispatch and found there weren’t any reports of it being towed. The woman was told to collect information on the vehicle and let the officer know so it could be entered into the National Crime Information Center database as a stolen vehicle.

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