Oct. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers:

Around 3 a.m. Oct. 17 an officer on patrol in the 1500 block of Sheffield Street noticed a vehicle swerve and almost hit a parked vehicle.
The officer talked with the driver after he parked in a driveway. He noted he detected the odor of alcohol and slurred speech.
He failed field sobriety tests and he was arrested.

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About 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 an officer responded to an elementary school in the 400 block of Davis Street for a report of a student with drugs.
A school administrator said what appeared to be marijuana, rolling papers, a lighter and a knife were confiscated from an 11-year-old student.
The officer found a second bag of the green, leafy substance in the child’s backpack and noted it was more consistent with alfalfa than marijuana.
The boy said he made the pseudo marijuana because he believed another child used it and wanted to show him he had some.
The officer made plans to consult with the District Attorney’s office on possible charges.

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About 9 p.m. Oct. 18 an officer responded to the community college for a report of criminal damage. A woman told the officer she found a long, deep scratch on her vehicle.
She said when she parked her car around 7 p.m. it was fine.
The officer took photos of the damage.

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About 11 p.m. Oct. 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West 14th Street for a report of an intoxicated minor.
A man told the officer he went to pick up a youth in his care from work and found the 17-year-old passed out on the ground in the parking lot at his place of employment.
The youth said he did shots of liquor with a friend.
The boy was transported to the hospital for evaluation and issued a citation for minor allowing himself to be served alcohol.

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