Oct. 5, 2008 Police Blotter

CNJ Staff

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

About 5 p.m. Sept. 24 an officer was called to the 1000 block of South Prince Street for a juvenile problem.
A woman said her granddaughter was suspended from junior high earlier in the day for using her cell phone and cursing out a teacher.
She said she took the phone away but the girl took it out of her purse, cursed at her and left the house.
The woman said she raised the girl since her mother died but is becoming increasingly fearful of her because she threatens her and she wanted her out of the house.
When the girl cursed and would not cooperate with the officer, she was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the juvenile detention center.

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About 10 p.m. Sept. 25 an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Sheldon Street for an unknown situation.
A crying female said she and her boyfriend of one week argued and he ordered her to have sexual relations with him. When she resisted, she said he threatened to throw gasoline on her and light her on fire.
She said he then threw her on the bed, hit her and tried to remove her clothes.
The officer documented injuries to her face and a gas can in the bedroom.
The officer noted intent to seek an arrest warrant for the male.

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About midnight Sept. 24 an officer was flagged down and sent to the area of 14th and Rencher Streets for a battery in progress.
The officer observed a male with his arm around the throat of a female who was struggling to get away, but when he spotlighted them, the male let go.
The female said they were boyfriend and girlfriend and lived together nearby.
The officer arrested the 25-year-old male, whom he learned was in the U.S. illegally. An immigration hold was placed on the suspect.

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About 10 p.m. Sept. 25 an officer responded to the 1500 block of Cameo Street for a suspicious person.
The officer found a man fitting the suspect’s description sitting in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle.
The 26-year-old initially told the officer the vehicle belonged to his “home girl” but then said he was homeless and was in the vehicle looking for a cigarette.
The vehicle’s owner said she did not know the man.
When officers found a permanent marker in the man’s pocket, he said, “I didn’t write on that van.” A van in the neighborhood was found to be covered in writing from a magic marker.
The man was arrested for auto burglary and criminal damage.

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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