July 6, 2008 Police Blotter

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

About noon June 27 an officer responded to the 1400 block of 21st Street for a theft report.

A healthcare provider said three ampoules of morphine were stolen out of her vehicle.

She said she put them in her car about six months before, intending to take them to be destroyed, but forgot about them.

She said she last saw them in March.

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Around 8 p.m. June 27 an officer responded to a business in the 1300 block of Seventh Street for an animal cruelty report.

A caller reported a man had cut the ears off a pit bull and was keeping it at the business.

The man, who spoke only Spanish, said he cropped his dog’s ears.

The officers noted the dog cowering in the corner with blood on its ears and on the floor.

An officer explained to the man what he had done was illegal and should only be done by a veterinarian.

The dog was confiscated and the officer noted intent to obtain an arrest warrant for animal cruelty.

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About 8 p.m. June 27 an officer received a call requesting a welfare check at an undisclosed residence.

A woman in California said her grandson called her and asked her to call police, telling her he saw a known drug dealer enter the home of his former girlfriend and children.

The officer looked into the history of the parties and discovered there was a domestic violence order in place against the former boyfriend. He also discovered several similar calls requesting checks on the children had been made over a four-day period.

The mother of the children said she had seen the former boyfriend standing across the street watching her house the night before.

The officer noted intent to seek an arrest warrant for aggravated stalking, noting the suspect was using his grandmother to circumvent the protective order and cause distress to the mother of his children.

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Around midnight June 28 an officer responded to a home in the 600 block of 18th Street for a domestic dispute.

A woman said she and her husband were arguing because he said he planned to file bankruptcy.

The man said he asked his wife to leave the residence and they started scuffling. He said he locked her out of the room when she refused to leave.

Officers noted the man had scratches on his neck and face.

The woman was arrested for battery on a household member.

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About 3 a.m. June 28 an officer responded to the 500 block of Second Street for a burglary report.

A woman said someone broke into her vehicle and stole her wallet and an iPod accessory.

She also reported the suspect left their shoe in her vehicle.

The officer documented the damage to the vehicle and collected the shoe as evidence.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: e-mail to:

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