March 6 police blotter

CNJ staff

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

About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement.

A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and there was video footage of him activating gift cards for personal use.

The employee told the officer he had taken some gift cards for a local electronic store because he was short on cash and that he would pay for them when he got paid.

The officer noted intent to file for an arrest warrant.

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About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a the area of Grand and Rencher streets for a vehicle attempting to leave the scene of a crash.

The vehicle was stopped at Second and Rencher and officers noted the driver had been drinking.

The man told officers he drank four beers before leaving home to take his vehicle to the mechanic.

Following field sobriety tests, he was arrested for DWI and for leaving the scene of a crash with injuries.

A woman said she was traveling east on Grand Avenue when the man pulled out in front of her, caused a crash, then left the scene.

She and her passengers were transported to the hospital for examination.

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About 6 p.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a an apartment complex in the 2000 block of West Grand Avenue for a criminal damage report.

A man said he went to pick up his car from the parking lot and discovered all the windows had been broken, there were dents on the body, the inside had been rummaged with items missing and bleach had been poured all over the interior.

The man said he thought his former girlfriend was a possible suspect because she had been following him and tried to break into his home.

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About 10 a.m. Feb. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Johnson Street for an injured subject.

A woman said her 36-year-old son had been stabbed in the early-morning hours. She told officers she bandaged the wound and he went to bed. When he woke the wound was still bleeding and swollen.

The man told officers he got in a fight with his brother the night before and went for a walk to cool down. He said he was jumped from behind and never saw his assailant.

The man refused transportation by ambulance, but the officer told him he needed medical attention and drove him to the hospital in his patrol unit. The man’s wounds were documented.

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