3-13-08 Police Blotter

Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer

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

• About noon Friday an officer on duty at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo was called to the office for a possible student with a weapon.

The officer talked with a 15-year-old boy, who admitted he had a folding knife, which he turned over.

The boy was taken to the juvenile detention center and charged with carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds.

• About 1 p.m. Friday an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 1600 block of Mabry Drive for a larceny report.

A manager told him a guest stole several items from a room he rented.

The officer cataloged identifying information for a coffee pot, telephone, iron, alarm clock, pillows and towels.

• About 3:30 p.m. Friday an officer took a report of fraud at the police department.

A man said he was a check collector for a local grocery store and was having trouble getting payment for three bad checks written in December.

He said he talked to the man who wrote them and was told he was waiting on money and would pay them when he got it.

The man said he didn’t hear back from the suspect and sent a letter to him, only to find he had moved out of state and closed his bank account.

The officer made copies of the documentation.

• Around 4:30 p.m. Friday an officer took a fraud report at the police department.

A man said he wired an Ebay seller more than $2,500 for a trailer. He said the man told him he was arranging to have the trailer sent to him, but then didn’t hear from him again.

The man said he contacted Ebay and was told he had been scammed and to report the incident.

The officer made copies of his documentation and took his information.

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