Jan. 4 Police Blotter

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

About 2 p.m. Dec. 24 an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Second Street for a report of criminal damage.

A woman said the door of her parked vehicle had been damaged.

The officer noted a hole in the door consistent with a shot from a pellet gun.

The woman said she was unaware of anyone who might be angry with her and a neighbor said she didn’t see anything out of the ordinary.

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Around 5 p.m. Dec. 25 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Tennessee for a burglary report.

The female resident said she arrived home to find a female knocking “vigorously” on her front door. She said the female said she was looking for her friend but the resident informed her she was the only one living in the home.

The woman said a male then ran from the back door of her home and the female ran off after him.

The resident said the cords on her stereo had been cut but nothing was stolen from her home.

The officer documented evidence the door had been tampered with but the suspects could not be located.

The woman said it was the second time that week she had found her back door open and evidence of someone in her home other than her.

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About 3 p.m. December 26 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of a juvenile problem.

A woman said she found a box of ammunition in her son’s room and did not want it in her house.

The officer collected a 20-count box of .40 caliber hollow point bullets.

The 14-year-old boy said the bullets belonged to a friend but would not identify whom.

The ammunition was taken into evidence.

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About 7 p.m. Dec. 26 officers responded to the area of State Road 467 and Brady Avenue to locate suspects in a drive-by shooting.

A 911 caller said the occupants of another vehicle had been following them and started shooting at them.

An officer located the described suspect vehicle on a nearby road and began pursuing it, noting the suspect was accelerating and the officer was also accelerating “as fast (his) unit would go”.

The officer caught up with the suspects, who pulled over when they became blocked by traffic in the 2200 block of South Prince Street.

Though told to stay in the car, the officer noted the four occupants of the vehicle got out and assumed “the prone position” at the side of the road.

Officers located a pellet rifle, CO2 cartridges a pellet rifle and BBs in the vehicle. Other officers found two pellet pistols along the path the vehicle had traveled.

The four males, two 19-year-olds, a 23-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested for aggravated assault, criminal damage over $1,000, tampering with evidence and the adults with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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