8-7 police blotter

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

Around 1 a.m. July 23 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Raven Drive for a report of a domestic dispute.

A man met officers in the driveway and told them his wife was upset and he needed advice on how to handle the situation.

The man’s wife said her husband came into the room and started turning up the volume on the TV while she was trying to talk to her mother on the phone.

When she tried to turn off the TV she said he pushed her and poured his beer on her, but she eventually admitted she pushed him first.

The man said he only pushed her because she pushed him and that he spilled his beer.

The officer noted neither of them had any injures and advised them to separate for the night but they said they wouldn’t leave.

The officer noted intent to consult the district attorney’s office.

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About 5 a.m. July 23 an officer responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Firefighters said they had extinguished a blaze in a sports utility vehicle that was parked in a field.

Officers contacted the owner who lived in another county and she said she had sold the vehicle to a man who was making payments to her.

Officers were unsuccessful in contacting the man.

Several hours later police received a report the vehicle had been stolen from in front of a residence in the 700 block of Ross Street.

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About 2 p.m. July 23 an officer responded to the 500 block of Lea Street for a report of a found weapon.

A man working for a plumbing company said he had found a .38 caliber handgun inside a manhole while he was checking a sewer line.

The weapon was not loaded.

The officer entered it into evidence.

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Around 3 p.m. July 23 an officer responded to the 100 block of Pinon for a report of a robbery.

A 76-year-old man told the officer a woman pushed him down and took money out of his pocket.

The man said he had gone to the bank earlier and withdrawn $500 for an upcoming trip.

He said he then went to the residence police were called to and started buying beer for several people there, but when he got up to leave, the woman took his money.

The woman and a witness said the man had been buying beer all day, was drunk and that he had fallen down but she did not push him or take his money.

The officer was unable to get a written statement from the man because of his intoxication.

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