Nov. 18 Police Blotter

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

About 1 p.m. Nov. 7 an officer was dispatched to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a report of a public affray.

School administrators told the officer a video of a fight between students after school at a nearby park had been discovered on a student’s cell phone by a teacher.

The 13 and 14-year-old boys who were fighting on the video told the officer they engaged in the fight voluntarily.

The boys were given citations for public affray.

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About 2 p.m. Nov. 7 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of a student with narcotics.

A school administrator said a 15-year-old student admitted to smoking marijuana before school and turned over a cigarette case with a partially smoked cigarette, which he gave to the officer.

The substance in the cigarette field tested positive for marijuana.

The officer noted intent to forward the case to juvenile probation.

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About 6 p.m. Nov. 7 an officer responded to a report of a crash in the 2800 block of Gidding Street.

A woman said she was driving northbound and struck a parked car that was sticking out into the street.

The officer noted the vehicle the woman struck turned clockwise and struck a third vehicle, which in turn, struck a fourth parked vehicle.

Witnesses said the vehicle the driver hit was not parked in a way that impeded traffic.

The woman was cited for careless driving.

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About 7 p.m. Nov. 8 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Calhoun for a larceny and extortion report.

A woman said a statue was stolen from her yard without her noticing.

She said a few minutes before she called police, someone knocked on her door and she found an envelope with her name on it and saw a male get in his vehicle and leave quickly.

The woman said inside the envelope were pictures of her statue taken at various locations around town and a ransom note was inside.

Using letters cut from newspapers, she was instructed to pay “one Pepsi” to get the statue back.

She said at first she thought it was a game but the note scared her because it included personal touches.

The officer collected the envelope and its contents as evidence.

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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: