Feb. 25 police blotter

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

About 11 a.m. Feb. 10 an officer responded to the hospital in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a battery report.

A man told the officer that two days before he was jumped while walking home.

The man said he didn’t remember anything from the incident and woke up at home with bruising on his face and head.

The man said cigarettes and $10 were stolen from his pockets.

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About 11 a.m. Feb. 13 an officer responded to a residence in the 900 block of Gidding Street for a fight.

A woman said she got in an argument with her boyfriend and he choked her and hit her head against the wall.

Officers arrested the man, who told them his girlfriend was mad because he wouldn’t let her use his car and hit her own head on the wall, then bit him when he tried to stop her.

The officer noted the man had a bite wound on his hand.

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About 4 p.m. Feb. 13 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of animal cruelty.

The officer observed two adult dogs chained to stakes in the yard of an abandoned home. He noted they were severely malnourished and some puppies on the property also appeared malnourished and sickly.

He noted the dogs only had dirty water, no food and feces covered the ground.

An animal control officer arrived at the residence and told the officer he knew the owner of the animals and that they were good people and the dogs looked OK.

The owner arrived and told the officer she was there to give the dogs their daily food.

The officer noted the case was active.

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About midnight Feb. 13 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Grand Avenue for a report of a loud party.

When the officer arrived and knocked on the door, the door opened and then slammed shut. He heard other doors closing at the back of the apartment.

The officer found one teen male trying to leave the building, another hiding in a closet and a female hiding in a bathroom.

Noting all three teens smelled of alcohol, the officer issued them citations for allowing themselves to be served.

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