March 15, 2009 Blotter

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

About 2 p.m. Feb. 26 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Yucca Avenue for a report of theft.

A man reported he found a gas cap several feet from his vehicle and believed someone had siphoned gas.

When the officer looked closely, he discovered sugar had been poured in the gas tank.

The man said he didn’t know anyone who would want to damage his vehicle.

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About 6 p.m. Feb. 26 an officer responded to an undisclosed location for a harassment report.

A 15-year-old girl said a male student at her school had been grabbing her, touching her inappropriately and propositioning her for about five months.

She said she told a teacher in November and a guidance counselor several times, but nothing was done.

She said the week before calling the officer, she told school administration and the boy was suspended but she and her parents said they wanted to pursue charges against the boy.

The officer noted the case would be forwarded to juvenile probation and parole authorities.

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About 7 p.m. Feb. 27 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of north Prince Street for a theft report.

A clerk said someone had ripped the hose off a gas pump. She said a witness came in and said they had seen a man put the pump nozzle in the back of his vehicle, then get in his vehicle and drive away.

The hose was valued around $300.

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About 8 p.m. Feb. 27 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard for a report of threats.

A man said he was scheduled to testify in a criminal case the next week and the defendant had been calling him, pleading with him to drop the charges and asking him if they could just settle the matter between them.

The man said he felt threatened by the calls and had been told to report any contact by the defendant to law enforcement.

The officer listened to voicemail messages left by the suspect and noted intent to obtain a warrant for intimidation of a states witness.

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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: sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com