Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:
About 11 a.m. Nov. 3 an officer responded to a business in the 1200 block of 21st Street for a report of shoplifting.
A manager said a male customer was seen placing a bag of charcoal in his child’s stroller. She said he paid for a second bag of charcoal and left the store.
She said she chased him from the store, confronted him and retrieved the bag he didn’t pay for.
Officers were unable to locate the suspect.
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About 6 p.m. Nov. 3 an officer on patrol in the area of Ninth and Reid streets heard several shots fired.
The officer located brass casings in the yard of a home in the 700 block of Edwards Street.
A resident said a person who had shot at him the day before passed by his home and so he fired off several rounds into a dirt pile in the back yard to scare the subject away.
The case was turned over to detectives.
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About 10 p.m. Nov. 3 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Ninth Street for a report of battery.
A man said he walked outside his friend’s house to go to the store and five males came up from behind and started beating him.
He said they threw him on the ground and took his cell phone and prescription medicine from his pockets and took his hat.
The officer noted injuries to the man’s face, a bloody nose, abrasions to his arms and knees and a shoe print bruise on his shoulder.
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About 1 p.m. Nov. 4 an officer was contacted by officials at a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way in reference to a battery.
The principal said two students argued in a classroom, then one pushed the other away.
The 12-year-old boy said he pushed the other student and that the situation was stupid.
The boy received a citation for battery.
Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or by e-mail at: