May 5, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around noon Wednesday an officer responded to a bank in the 100 block of Main for a report of fraud.

A teller gave the officer a $50 bill she said she received in a deposit and said she believed it was counterfeit.

The officer examined the bill and took it into evidence.

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About 5:30 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a home in the 2900 block of Smith for a stolen dog.

A man said he believed someone stole his dog from his back yard because the dog had disappeared yet he could find no holes or openings around the yard the dog could have gotten out through.

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Around 6:30 p.m. an officer responded to a report of a subject with a weapon in the 900 block of Merriweather.

Officers found a man matching the description of the person witnesses’ identified as having a weapon.

The man, officers found, had an outstanding warrant and arrested him.

Others at the residence admitted they had been shooting at things in the yard with a BB gun. Officers noted a window of the church across the street had a hole from a BB in it.

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About 9 p.m. Wednesday an officer stopped a vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign in the area of Sixth and Oak Streets.

It was found the man driving had a suspended driver’s license and the officer could also smell alcohol.

Field sobriety tests were conducted and the man was arrested for aggravated DWI, child abuse for driving while intoxicated with children in the car, driving on a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign.


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