Sept. 2, 2007 Police Blotter

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

Around 2 a.m. Aug. 25 an officer was called to a home in the 800 block of Fifth Street for a criminal damage report.
A man told the officer he was woken by someone breaking out the front window to his home. The man’s car window had also been broken, and there was blood on the glass. The man saw a car on his street that looked like that of the ex-boyfriend of a girl he was dating.

About 2:30 a.m. Aug. 25 an officer responded to a vehicle crash in the 1300 block of Dartmouth.
A truck had hit a parked vehicle when it failed to make a turn. The driver of the truck had fled the scene.
The officer went to the home of the registered owner who denied driving the truck. The man’s roommate told the officer he had gone to a bar and had a wreck, and didn’t know what to do.
The officer conducted field sobriety tests on the man and arrested him for driving while intoxicated.

About 4 a.m. Aug. 25 an officer responded to a fight in progress in the 1100 block of Ash.
The officer followed a car leaving the scene to see if the occupants were involved. The vehicle sped up when the driver saw police, sideswiping a car parked along the street. The officer pursued the vehicle but lost sight of it. It was later found abandoned in the 1300 block of Pile Street.
Police found suspect identification in the vehicle.

Around 7 a.m. Aug. 25 an officer responded to the detention center for a burglary report.
A detention officer told police someone had gotten into his car while he was working and gone through things. He said he wasn’t sure if anything had been taken.

About 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 an officer responded to a home in the 500 block of Gidding for a battery report.
A teenage girl said a male had come to her house looking for her boyfriend, and hit her when she said she didn’t know where he was.
The officer was unable to locate the suspect.

Around 9 p.m. Aug. 25 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Mitchell for an assault.
A clerk told the officer a male came into the store and wanted to buy cigarettes, but didn’t have identification so she refused to sell them to him. She said he yelled at her and threatened to come back with a gun. She told the officer he drove past the store two times after that and she was concerned he would return.

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