Aug. 28, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around 11 a.m. Aug. 18 an officer responded to a hotel in the 4000 block of Prince for a theft report.

The manager told the officer a female guest had left without checking out and had taken several items from her room including a DVD player, pictures from the walls, a mirror, towels, bed sheets and a comforter.

The manager said because of employee error, the woman was allowed to check in using a gift card over the Internet and no identification.

The value of the missing items was more than $400.


About 2 p.m. Aug. 18 an officer responded to a shopping center in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a theft report.

A vendor said several nearby workers observed a man pick up a TV from his stand and walk out with it.

The officer interviewed the witnesses and got suspect descriptions.

The TV was valued around $1,000.


About 10 p.m. Aug. 19 an officer responded to the 1000 block of Chase Meadows for a theft report.

A man said he saw a suspect walk into a neighbor’s yard, pick up a wooden pelican lawn ornament and begin walking to his truck with it.

The man said he approached the suspect and told him he didn’t belong in the area and said the suspect agreed, put the pelican down and fled in his truck.

The man provided the officer with a license plate number and a description of the suspect.


About 4 p.m. Aug. 20 an officer took an assault report in the lobby at the police department.

A man said he works at an auto sales lot on Prince Street and wanted to file charges for a hostile work environment.

He said a fellow employee had gotten into an altercation with him and stood over him while he was seated, yelling at him.

He said he believed there was a threat of physical violence.

The officer instructed him to get a copy of the report and file it in municipal court.

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