Police blotter —

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

Around 11 p.m. Nov. 11 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of a homeless teen.

A 16-year-old girl told the officer her parents were dead and she had been kicked out of the group home where she was living. She said she had been living on the streets for two weeks.

The officer checked with the home and was told no one by that name had ever lived there but there was a female by a different name reported as a runaway from another county.

The girl admitted her name was the same as the runaway and the officer discovered she had a warrant for her arrest.

She was taken to the juvenile detention center.

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About 1 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to Marshall Middle School for a report of battery.

School officials told the officer a female student’s hair was set on fire by another student the day before.

The girl said she was standing in line for lunch and heard a “flicking” sound and smelled something burning. She didn’t realize her hair had burned until another student started brushing the burnt hair off her shoulders.

Another student said she saw a student put the lighter up to the girl’s hair and burn it and start laughing, then said they only burned the ribbon in her hair. She said when she went to the bathroom with her friend to check her hair, she realized it had really burned.

She said she tried to help her friend fix her hair but it kept falling out and her friend started crying.

The officer noted intent to seek a warrant against the student responsible.

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Around 4 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to an undisclosed location for a report of criminal sexual contact.

A man said his daughter told him a boy at school exposed himself to her and tried to unzip her pants earlier in the day.

The officer spoke to the girl, who said she was outside at the school and a boy she knew liked her approached and exposed himself to her, asking her to let him have sex with her.

She said he grabbed her and started unzipping her pants before she broke away and ran to where her ride was waiting and later reported the incident to her parents.

The girl told the officer she was not physically injured but hurt emotionally and embarrassed by the incident.

The officer noted intent to forward a report to the school resource officer and a supervisor for review.

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About 6 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of assault.

A man and woman said they were concerned their son had mental issues and wanted to know what they could do about it after he stood over his sister and her boyfriend holding an ax while they were in bed earlier in the day.

The son told the officer he only did it to scare his sister’s boyfriend because he is abusive to her. He said he was just joking and would never hurt anyone.

After the incident the family said they left the house because they were afraid of him.

The parents told the officer they just wanted their son to stay somewhere else for the night, which the son agreed to do.

The officer noted intent to seek a warrant for assault.

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