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Nov. 9, 2008 Police Blotter


November 8, 2008

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

About 8 p.m. Oct. 28 an officer responded to a shoplifting call at a business in the 1900 block of Prince Street.

A manager said two male suspects ran from the store with bulges under their coats. One of the suspects got on a bicycle and pedaled away but the other dropped his bicycle as he attempted to get on it and ran away on foot.

The manager said a bottle of vodka and a bottle of whiskey were found on the ground near the store entrance.

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Around 9 a.m. Oct. 29 an officer met with a student at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo for a report of disorderly conduct.

The boy told the officer he was late to class and when the teacher began giving him instructions, he told her to shut up and that he wasn’t going to do his work.

The officer issued the youth a citation for disorderly conduct and interference with the educational process, noting a history of behavior issues with the teen had been documented.

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About 6 p.m. Oct. 29 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of Pile Street for a theft of services report.

The owner of the business said two customers ate $86 worth of food and left without paying.

Based suspect descriptions, the officer detained a man and woman near the business.

They denied having been at the restaurant but as the woman pulled something from her pocket, several pairs of chopsticks from the restaurant fell out.

The officer arrested the two.

A copy of the couple’s bill from the restaurant was found in the man’s pocket and the woman was found to have two soup spoons belonging to the business.

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About 4 p.m. Oct. 31 an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Fifth Street for a report of animal cruelty.

A man said he discovered a small bleeding wound on his dog’s forehead and discovered a pellet in the wound.

He said he removed the pellet and was treating the wound, which did not appear serious.

The man said he did not know who might have shot his dog.

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Around 6 p.m. Oct. 31 an officer responded to an apartment building in the 1100 block of Sycamore Street for a report of a man shooting at cans.

The officer located the suspect, who said he was shooting at cans with a BB gun.

The officer discovered the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant and arrested him.

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About 10 p.m. Oct. 31 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence in reference to a prowler.

A woman told dispatch her husband was struggling outside with a prowler he had caught.

The officer detained the suspected prowler while he talked to the resident.

The man said he caught the suspect walking in the alley behind his house and confronted him, ordering him to stay where he was until police arrived. He said the man refused to stay and so he knocked him face first to the ground and held him until police got there.

The young adult said he was just cutting through the alley on his way home from a friend’s house when the resident confronted him and slammed him to the ground.

The 18-year-old, who complained his teeth were loose and had scrapes on his face, was immediately released and advised of his rights to file charges as a battery victim.

An officer gave him a ride home.

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


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