Aug. 31 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

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

Around 5 p.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a home in the 1400 block of Gidding Street for a harassment report.
A woman said she had sent a text message announcing her recent marriage to several friends and began receiving derogatory messages from an unknown number.
The officer documented the messages.

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About 9 p.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a home in the 1300 block of Oak for a report of found property.
A man told the officer he was cleaning the house before moving in and found a revolver on the top shelf of a closet. The officer placed it into evidence.

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About 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24 an officer responded to a parking lot in the 1200 block of west 21st Street for a report of harassment.
A woman with a trucking company said a driver had been receiving threatening messages. The officer found the suspect in the parking lot sleeping in a running tractor-trailer with the door open. The officer woke the man and noted the odor of alcohol. He asked him if he’d been drinking, and the man said he had about a “12-pack.”
Field sobriety tests were conducted, and the man was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated.

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Around 8 p.m. Aug. 24 an officer responded to an alley in the 1200 block of Chama Street for a man lying in the alley.
The officer woke the man, who tried to stand and then fell over. The officer noted he had extremely bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. The officer placed him into protective custody and found a baggy containing marijuana in his pocket.
He was charged with possession of marijuana.

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About 10 p.m. Aug. 24 an officer was called to a restaurant in the 700 block of west Seventh Street for a fraud report.
A waitress told the officer she had taken food to a customer who paid her with a $50 bill and left. The woman said she discovered it was not a real bill.

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Around 11 p.m. Aug. 24 officers in the parking lot at the police department saw three teens walk by a police car and heard a popping sound and laughter.
The officers stopped the youths and one officer checked around the police car. A tire had been cut and there was blood on it. One youth had a bleeding wound on his hand, and two pocket knives and oxycodone pills were found in the boys’ possession.
Two of the boys were given citations and one was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

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