June 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:
Around 10 a.m. June 8 an officer responded to a home in the 1600 block of Lea Street for a criminal damage report.
A woman said her mailbox had been damaged and the gas siphoned out of her vehicle the night before.
The gas was valued around $60 and the mailbox around $25.
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About 11 a.m. June 8 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Wallace Street for a report of larceny.
A woman said the night before someone broke into her ice cream truck and stole ice cream, snack chips and a CD player.
The suspect also damaged a freezer in the truck, she said.
The officer documented more than $500 of ice cream and snacks missing.
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Around 2 p.m. June 8 an officer responded the area of 500 First Street for suspicious circumstances.
A caller said a woman was removing items from a garage.
The officer made contact with two women and a man in the garage.
The man said he had permission to live in the garage.
The officer noticed a spoon, coated in a white powdery substance, lying on top of a dresser and subsequently found two more spoons and two baggies of white crystalline substance which tested positive for methamphetamines and crack cocaine.
Since the man identified the garage as his residence, he was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia.
The officer noted intent to seek a warrant for one of the women who said she was at the garage “fixing to shoot up.”
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Around 8 p.m. June 8 an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of 21st Street for a report of shoplifting.
A clerk said a male wearing a backpack that appeared to be empty was holding a package of diapers and went into the bathroom. When he exited the bathroom he no longer had the diapers in his hand and his backpack appeared full.
She said she yelled for him to stop as he left the store and he began running.
The diapers were valued at $14.
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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