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Aug. 14, 2008 Police Blotter


August 13, 2008

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

About 5 a.m. Aug. 6 an officer responded to the 2300 block of Robles Street for a vehicle on fire.

Firefighters extinguished a fully engulfed 1995 Chevy Camaro.

The owner said the car had been parked in front of his house and was inoperable. He said it was unlocked, but there was nothing flammable in it.

A nearby pickup truck was also damaged by the fire.


About 6 p.m. Aug. 6 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Wallace for a harassment report.

A woman said male juveniles living behind her had been hitting balls over her fence.

She said she constantly has to deal with softballs, baseballs and wiffle balls flying over her fence and she is afraid she or her dogs will be injured. She also showed the officer expensive water plants in her pond that were damaged by the balls.

The officer spoke with the boys and told them to stop hitting balls into the woman’s yard.


Around 3 p.m. Aug. 7 an officer took a fraud report at the police department.

A woman said she discovered payments were being deducted from her bank account for bills that aren’t hers.

She said the bills appeared to be phone service companies.

The woman said she had the bank change her information and issue her a new debit card.


About 6 p.m. Aug. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 2900 block of Los Palomas Street for a criminal damage report.

A man said he returned home from jail to find his estranged wife had taken items from his house.

He said he also discovered damage to a motorcycle that he was repairing for a friend that was stored in his garage.

The officer noted the motorcycle had been struck repeatedly with a hard object, causing damage to the fenders, gas tank, mirrors and more.

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


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