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March 20 Police Blotter


March 19, 2009

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

About midnight March 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Raven Drive for a report of theft of a narcotic.

A woman said her daughter had a friend spend the night and a few days later they discovered some of her husbands narcotic pain medication missing.

The woman said 28 hydrocodone pills in a bottle had been replaced with similar looking pills.

The woman said they suspected their child’s friend because she had spent a significant amount of time unattended in the area where the medication was kept.

The officer noted intent to consult the school resource officer on the case.


About 5 a.m. March 4 an officer responded to a shoplifting report at a business in the 1300 block of north Prince Street.

A clerk said he saw a woman put chocolate snack cakes in her jacket sleeves.

He said when he confronted her she denied it and opened her jacket to show him and he said he could see the cakes in her sleeves but she denied it and left the store.

The officer spoke to the woman, who denied taking the cakes but offered to pay for them anyway. When the officer asked her why she was willing to pay for them if she didn’t take them, she agreed with him, restating her denial, and retracted her offer to pay.

The woman was given a criminal trespass order to stay out of the store and the officer noted the case was active.


About 3 p.m. March 4 an officer responded to a sports complex in the 2000 block of Echols for a public affray.

A juvenile make was lying on the ground with a gash on his head and was incoherent. Ambulance personnel responded and began treatment of his wounds.

Later at the hospital the youth explained he had gone to the field at the complex to fight another male to settle a long-term dispute they had.

When he arrived, he said there was a group of 50 to 70 people waiting.

He said someone swung at him and he ducked but was knocked to the ground, at which point the crowd began kicking and punching him until someone yelled that the police were coming.


About 8 p.m. March 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Grand Avenue for a report of assault.

A man said an intoxicated woman knocked on his door asking for a female he didn’t know.

He said the female entered his apartment and was holding a syringe filled with an unknown liquid and threatened to stick him with the needle.

The man said he forced the woman to leave and saw her meet up with two male companions outside, one of whom had a baseball bat.

The officer was unable to locate the woman in the area.


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


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