June 3 Police Blotter

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

About 8 a.m. May 13 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Gidding for a theft report.

The business owner said sometime during the previous night someone had stolen approximately 80 letters from a sign outside the store.

The letters were valued around $20.

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About 10 a.m. May 14 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of aggravated assault.

A youth said another student pulled a knife on him in class and stabbed him in the thigh.

The suspect told police the other youth took his backpack. The suspect said he chased the other youth and had a knife in his hands but never threatened the other student.

The suspect then told the officer he had given the knife to another student to hold.

When the officer re-entered the classroom to find the student with the knife, he heard something hit the wall and then the floor.

Once out in the hallway, the third boy told the officer the knife was under his desk.

The officer confiscated a folding knife with an approximately five inch blade.

The officer noted intent to obtain a warrant for aggravated assault and carrying a weapon on school grounds for the boy who admitted to having the knife, and tampering with evidence for the boy who threw the knife on the floor in the classroom.

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About 1 a.m. May 16 an officer responded to the 1000 block of Westchester for a burglary.

A woman said someone had rifled through her vehicle and stolen tools.

About a half hour later, the officer was called to the 700 block of West 17th Street. A resident had caught and was holding a burglary suspect.

When the officer arrived, he saw a man holding a male juvenile.

The man said he saw two males in his truck and was able to chase and catch one of them.

The man said when he caught the 14-year-old, the youth had a diaper bag full of items.

The officer was able to determine the items were from the man’s truck and from the theft on Westchester.

The youth said his cousin was with him had taken the other items and he didn’t know where they were.

The boy was cited for breaking and entering, burglary and larceny.

Juvenile authorities instructed officers to release him to his mother.

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About 8 a.m. May 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Lea Street for a theft report.

A woman said two potted plants valued around $35 were stolen from her porch the previous night.

She said the geranium and hibiscus were in hanging planters and were the only plants taken from her porch.

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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: