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3/26 Police blotter


March 25, 2006

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

On Thursday morning, officers were called to a residence in the 2000 block of Jonquil Park in response to a report of a burglarized vehicle. They met with the owner who said the vehicle’s plastic cover was cut and several items were missing, including a car stereo and .357-caliber Glock pistol. Officers estimate the incident occurred between 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday. There are no suspects. Information about the stolen gun was entered into the National Crime Information Center database.

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Officers responded Thursday to a caller reporting criminal damage in the 1000 block of Glenarm Drive. The caller showed them a broken window on the passenger side of his vehicle. Although the items in the vehicle appeared to have been gone through, the owner said nothing had been taken. Officers determined the incident must have occurred the night before. They found no information leading to suspects.

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On Thursday afternoon, an officer responded to a call of a gas meter that had been hit in the 1300 block of Hinkle Street. The officer found the damaged gas meter in the alley, which was leaking gas. After waiting for the gas company to secure the gas line, the officer observed tracks left by a vehicle and found pieces of trim and a broken grille and side light from a Buick. He gathered the pieces and placed them in his car. With another officer’s assistance, a Buick was located with damage consistent with the items found, and a juvenile driver was placed under arrest. Questioned about the incident, the juvenile initially said he had been involved in a traffic accident in an intersection on 13th Street. After being informed of the evidence found in the alley near the gas meter, the juvenile admitted that he had cut down the alley and his speed caused him to swerve and strike the gas meter and a pile of wood. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center and booked for careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

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


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