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Nov. 2, 2008 Police Blotter


November 1, 2008

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

About 8 a.m. Oct. 24 an officer on duty at a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street got a report of a theft.

A student said he set his backpack down before school and when he went back for it, it was gone.

He said he went in the bathroom and saw another student walking out and heard keys rattling. When he got inside the bathroom, the boy said he saw his backpack and its contents on the floor. The only thing missing was his keys.

The 13-year-old seen in the bathroom said he went through the backpack but was not the one that took it and did not take the victim’s keys.

The officer cited the boy for larceny and for disruption of the educational process because school officials said he disrupts class on a regular basis.


About 5 p.m. Oct. 24 an officer responded to a business in the 100 block of 21st Street for a theft report.

An officer already on scene had a suspect in custody that he said employees were holding in a “bear hug” when he arrived.

An employee said the 17-year-old male came into the business and stuck his hand in the tip jar. When he was told police would be called, the employee said the teen headed for the door and employees stopped him.

Juvenile Probation and Parole advised the officers to turn the youth over to his parents and refer the case to them.


About 1 a.m. Oct. 25 an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Grand Avenue for someone knocking on doors.

The officer found an 18-year-old male passed out on the doorstep of an apartment. The officer noted the male had vomited on himself and smelled of alcohol.

When the officer asked the teen if he knew where he was, he responded “13th and Wallace.”

The suspect was placed in protective custody for detoxification and charged for allowing himself to be served alcohol.


About 10 p.m. Oct. 25 officers were called to the 800 block of Gidding Street for a possible fight in progress.

When officers arrived they saw a large group of juveniles gathered in the area.

The officers issued 19 citations for unlawful assembly and released the teens to their parents.


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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