Nov. 15 Police Blotter

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

About 9 a.m. Friday an officer responded to a home in the 300 block of West 10th St. for a report of arson.
A woman said she discovered an area of her yard had been burned during the night.
The officer noted a large section of the front yard had been burned and he could smell lighter fluid.

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About 10 a.m. Friday an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo for a report of a deadly weapon.
School administrators said a student was told to stop eating food he was taking from his backpack in class. When the teacher attempted to take the backpack, the student refused to give it to him.
School officials found a butterfly knife with a four-inch blade in the backpack, which was turned over to the officer.
The 14-year-old was arrested for carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds.

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Around 3 p.m. Friday an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a defiant student.
A teacher told the officer a student had been acting out in class and was disrespectful when she confronted him.
The officer had to forcibly escort the student to the office. When the boy’s backpack was searched, the officer found two books of matches and two lighters.
The boy was given five days in-school suspension and the case is being forwarded to juvenile probation.

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About 4:30 p.m. Friday an officer was called to the area of Seventh and Sycamore Streets for an assault.
A woman told the officer someone she knew had pulled up beside her in a vehicle and threatened her.

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