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10/21 Police blotter


October 20, 2008

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

About 11 a.m. Oct. 9 an officer responded to an office in the 200 block of Llano Estacado Boulevard for a report of child abandonment.

A social services case worker told the officer a woman brought in her 8-year-old daughter and said she couldn’t care for her anymore.

The mother told the officer her daughter tells people she hits her all the time.

The daughter told the officer she didn’t want to stay with her mother because she “hits her in the face and pulls on her ears”.

The officer noted he couldn’t see any signs of physical battery on the child.

The child was left in the custody of the Children’s Youth and Families division after the district attorney’s office advised the officer there had been no crime committed.

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About 3 p.m. Oct. 9 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a student with a weapon.

A teacher said she heard a male student talking to a classmate about whether or not he would get in trouble if he fought off school grounds.

The woman said he stood to put his books in his backpack and brass knuckles fell to the floor.

When she picked them up, she said he told her he would go back to jail if she turned him in.

The officer noted intent to seek an arrest warrant for unlawful carrying of a weapon on school grounds.

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About 4 a.m. Oct. 10 an officer responded to a business in the 4000 block of Mabry Drive for a theft report.

A man said he was sitting in his truck when a female knocked on the door and asked to use his phone.

He said he invited her into the truck and she sat inside for a couple of minutes, then he said she got out.

The man said he then noticed his wallet was missing.

The officer could not locate the suspect.

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Around 1 p.m. Oct. 10 an officer was dispatched to a hospital in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a warrant service.

When the officer made contact with the 46-year-old male patient who was about to be discharged, the man said, “Oh, they’re here to take me.”

The man was arrested and transported to the jail.

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


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