May 1, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around noon Thursday an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Mabry Drive for a motor vehicle theft report.

The owner said while taking inventory it was discovered a vehicle and its keys were missing. He said it was there during last month’s inventory.

The officer took the vehicle information and entered it into the National Crime Information Center database.

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Around 8 p.m. Friday an officer was called to a business parking lot in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a report of criminal damage.

The manager said he witnessed a male suspect spray paint a vehicle in the parking lot, get into a vehicle with another subject and flee the scene.

The officer photographed the paint damage on the vehicle.

Around two hours later, the victim called the officer and said he found out the paint was a joke a friend played on him and it had washed off.

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About midnight Friday an officer responded to a home in the 900 block of Gamma for a domestic disturbance.

A husband and wife told the officer their adult son had gotten drunk and began hitting and choking his girlfriend.

The husband told the officer he grabbed a metal rod and began striking his step-son and accidentally struck his wife in the head.

They said their son fled the scene and his girlfriend also left, saying she didn’t want to talk to police.

The couple directed police to the alley, where the 37-year-old suspect was found hiding in a Dumpster.

He was arrested.

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Around 4 a.m. Saturday an officer was dispatched to the hospital emergency room for a battery report.

A woman, who had swelling and injuries on her nose and head, said she had been jumped by four girls. The officer noted her explanation did not make sense.

The woman’s daughter told the officer her father had been drunk and beat her mother up.

When confronted, the woman admitted her husband beat her when she told him it was time to leave a party.

Officers located the man, who admitted hitting his wife.

He was arrested.

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