Sept. 30 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

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

Around 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Kingston Avenue in reference to a criminal damage report. A man told the officer someone had slashed the tires on his vehicle. He said around 1 a.m. that day his vehicle alarm had gone off, but he discovered nothing when he came to check it. A short while later, he said he heard a popping sound, looked outside and saw a person he knew near his vehicle. He estimated the cost of the four tires to be around $600.

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About 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 an officer responded to the police department for a report of harassment. A woman said her former boyfriend had been following her and was turning up wherever she went since they broke up in June. She said the day before she had come out of a department store and found him parked beside her. She said the worst came when she discovered he had loaded a sexually explicit video of them together to his web page.
The officer asked her to create a log of harassing incidents and she agreed to provide him with it by the next day.

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Around 10 p.m. Sept. 20 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a report of shoplifting. Employees told the officer a man had run out the door with three bottles of liquor. They said the same suspect had done this repeatedly through the week. Employees gave a vehicle description and license plate number.

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About 11 p.m. Sept. 20 an officer responded to a business in the 1200 block of West Seventh Street for a shoplifting report. A clerk told the officer a man came to the counter with two cases of beer and said he had to go to his vehicle for the money. She said he returned and asked her to get him a corn dog. She said when she turned to get his food, he grabbed the beer and ran out the door.

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Around 1:30 a.m. Sept. 21 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Dusk Lane for a stolen vehicle. A man told the officer he had discovered his vehicle missing from his driveway. He said he had last seen it several days ago and only noticed it missing that morning. He said it was parked and unlocked with the key in the ignition.

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About 4 a.m. Sept. 21 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Tucker Avenue for a domestic dispute. A man told the officers his female roommate was crazy and he wanted her out of his house. He said she had asked to sleep in his bed and when he told her no, she punched him. He said he pushed her back and she slid on the floor. He said they were not involved romantically.
She said she had been having a romantic relationship with the man and when she asked him to talk with her, she said he pushed her and she punched him, then threw a clock at him.
Officers arrested both for battery on a household member.

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Around 10 p.m. Sept. 21 an officer responded to a residence in the 1300 block of North Lea Street for a criminal damage report. A man told the officer he had seen two teen males throw pumpkins through his neighbor’s house window. The resident told police he was in bed when he heard a loud noise. He said he discovered two pumpkins he had placed on his porch were laying broken in his driveway and his window was smashed. The damage was estimated around $170.

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