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Sept. 2, 2008 Police Blotter


September 1, 2008

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

Around 11 a.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 300 block of Main for a theft report.

A manager said an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon was stolen from his store sometime over the past three days.

The gun was valued around $1,800.


About 10 a.m. Aug. 25 an officer responded to a business in the 900 block of First Street.

A man said his pickup truck was stolen over the weekend.

He said his keys were left in the console and the vehicle was locked.

The vehicle was later found in a gorge off the Caprock.


About 11 a.m. Aug. 25 officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Davis Street for a battery on a household member complaint.

Officers located a male matching the battery suspect’s description and arrested him.

While in the police cruiser, the man kicked and bent the door and broke the left rear window with his head.

A woman living with the suspect said he questioned her about who she had talked to on the phone and when she told him it was her cousin, he punched her in the nose.


About 11 a.m. Monday officers responded to the 1200 block of Arcienega Drive for a subject with a weapon.

Officers located the man sitting in a lobby and arrested him.

A woman said she was in her vehicle cutting through an alley in the 3000 block of Prince when the man stepped out from behind a dumpster and brandished a knife at her.

She said she left the area and called her husband, who followed the suspect to the place he was arrested.


About 11 p.m. Aug. 25 an officer en route to a burglary call began pursuit of a speeding dirt bike in the area of Sixth and Reid Streets.

The officer pursued the bike several blocks and lost sight of it, then heard a loud crash.

The officer found the bike had run into a chain link fence in the 500 block of West Street.

The rider was injured lying on the ground with a handgun lying under his legs.

Officers discovered the suspect was a convicted felon prohibited from owning a firearm and that the bike was not registered or insured.

The officer noted intent to serve arrest warrants on the suspect at a Lubbock hospital, where he was transported for his injuries.

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


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