May 21, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around 10 a.m. May 13 an officer took a missing persons report on a juvenile.

A man said he hadn’t seen his son since the previous morning.

The officer spoke with people that knew the boy and discovered he had been seen by them the prior afternoon.

The father later said he received a call from a female who said his son was headed to Texas and he would not see him again.

The youth was listed in the National Crime Information Database as a runaway

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About noon May 13 an officer was dispatched to a school in the 2900 block of Cesar Chavez for a report of narcotics.

The principal said a male student had been seen with an envelope of marijuana.

The 12-year-old said he got the marijuana from a friend outside of school and was holding onto it for another boy at school.

The officer noted plans to refer the case to juvenile probation officers.

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Around 2 a.m. May 14 an officer was passing a convenience store in the area of 11th and Mitchell when he heard a woman scream from the back of a parked car.

By the time the officer turned around the vehicle was driving away.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to pull over and ran at least seven stop signs at a high rate of speed before crashing at Fifth and Pile streets.

After entering the apartment, the officer and the suspect struggled on the apartment floor until other officers arrived and helped arrest the man.

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Around 9 a.m. May 14 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for an attempted suicide.

A female said her brother tried to hang himself and when she and the 17-year-old’s girlfriend stopped him, he got a kitchen knife and turned on her with it.

Officers arrested the boy for aggravated battery on a household member but were told to return him to the custody of his parents because the juvenile detention center was full.

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