June 18, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around 9 a.m. June 9 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Axtell for a larceny report.

A woman said she saw a man and woman take a swamp cooler from the window of the unoccupied house.

The officer contacted the property owner and let her know the unit had been stolen.


About 1:30 a.m. June 9 an officer responded to the area of Fifth and Norris streets for a suspicious banging noise.

While checking the area, officers discovered an unsecured door on a building and entered to check the premises.

Officers arrested two men with baseball bats hiding in a bathroom.

Officers also stopped a man who kept circling the area in a vehicle.

The man told officers he had agreed to go with the two while they got money from inside the building.

He said he waited in his vehicle about a block away for them to return.

Officers noted intent to seek a warrant for the third man.


Around 7:30 a.m. June 9 an officer responded to the 1400 block of Oakhurst for a vehicle theft.

A man said when he got up to go to work, a company pickup he took home was gone.

He said he left it unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

The truck was valued around $3,000.


Around 2 a.m. June 10 an officer responded to a home in the 400 block of Plaza for a breaking and entering.

A man said he was in the shower when he heard a crash.

The man said as he came out of the bathroom and saw a male standing in his apartment.

The suspect ran.

The man said it was the second time his door had been kicked in.


Around 9 a.m. June 10 an officer responded to a school in the 2000 block of Caesar Chavez Street for a criminal damage report.

An employee said he discovered two broken windows valued around $300.

He showed the officer surveillance footage of two males turning off the power to the school during the time frame the damage occurred.

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