Aug. 20, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 13 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton for a criminal damage report.

The officer documented damage to the practice football field, noting a vehicle drove across the field and did circles at high rates of speed, ripping up the grass.

The damage was estimated around $200.

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About noon Aug. 13 an officer responded to a business in the 200 block of Prince Street for a theft report.

A man said someone stole one of the saddle bags off of his motorcycle.

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About noon Aug. 13 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Main Street for a theft report.

The business owner said a deposit bag containing more than $1,000 in cash and checks was taken from the corner of her desk the day before.

The woman said she didn’t notice anything unusual during the time it was taken because she was busy working.

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About 4 p.m. Aug. 13 an officer responded to an undisclosed address for a domestic dispute.

A man told the officer he and his daughter had been arguing because she didn’t want to come home.

The man said he reported the 15-year-old as a runaway the day prior when she didn’t come home. He said he learned the girl went to school and went to pick her up but she tried to run again.

The father and daughter agreed to start counseling.

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Around 7:30 a.m. Thursday an officer responded to a school in the 2900 block of Caesar Chavez Drive for a battery report.

A 10-year-old boy said the day before, a male classmate was trying to make him flinch by putting his hand in his face and hit him in the mouth.

The officer did not see any signs of injury to the boy.

The principal told the officer she would handle the matter.

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About 4 p.m. Thursday an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Adenmore for a domestic dispute.

A 12-year-old girl told the officer her mother’s boyfriend slammed her up against the wall and choked her.

The girl’s mother said her daughter was being defiant and wouldn’t do her chores and when her boyfriend told the girl not to be disrespectful, she became angry and tried to hit him.

The woman said her boyfriend restrained the girl to avoid being hit.

The officer didn’t note signs of injury on the girl.

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