Police blotter — Aug. 24

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

Around 8 a.m. Aug. 11, an officer responded to a report of arson in the 100 block of Manana Boulevard.

A woman said she found what appeared to be a burning box of fried chicken under a coworker’s car, got some water and put it out.

She said as she was putting out the fire she noticed a child she had had problems with in the past watching her.

The officer spoke to the child, who admitted he put newspaper in the box and lit it on fire.

The child’s mother explained he has a disability and is under the care of a behavioral specialist.

The officer noted he would consult the district attorney’s office to determine if charges should be filed.

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About 11 a.m. Aug. 14 officers responded to an undisclosed residence to look for a juvenile being sought on a warrant.

The 14-year-old’s mother escorted officers to the boy’s bedroom where he was asleep on his bed.

The boy woke and tried to run past officers but they were able to catch him and restrain him.

He was charged with resisting and evading arrest in addition to the warrant.

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Around noon Aug. 14 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Grand Avenue for a report of a seizure victim.

A man said his friend had a seizure in his apartment and the officer noted the friend was bleeding and appeared to be delirious.

While medical responders were assessing the man, the officer went to look at the area where the man reportedly suffered the seizure and found what appeared to be a crack pipe.

The officer noted the pipe would be sent off for testing.

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Around 1 a.m. Aug. 15 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of a home invasion.

A 16-year-old girl said she was home alone when she heard noises outside then heard banging on her bedroom door and three men with covered faces burst into her room.

She said they asked her where the money was and she told them she didn’t have any. She said they then asked for the keys to the car and she told them she didn’t have keys either.

She said one of the men grabbed a cell phone that was near her and then they ran out the back door.

A detective was called to process the house for evidence.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or e-mail sjohnson@cnjonline.com