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June 14 Police Blotter


June 13, 2009

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers:

May 27 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a domestic dispute.

A man with blood on his shirt met the officer outside and said his baby was bleeding.

Ambulance personnel arrived and treated the baby for an injury to its mouth and lip.

The baby’s mother said she had come over to help the baby’s father move something and they began fighting.

She said he picked up the child and told her he was keeping him there with him.

She said they fought over the baby and at one point the man even laid on the ground over top of the child to prevent her from taking him.

The baby was placed in the custody of its grandmother and the officer noted intent to seek warrants for the man and woman for child abuse.


Around 1 p.m. May 28 an officer responded to a report of narcotics use in the area of Ninth and Mitchell Streets.

A woman was seen smoking marijuana in her vehicle by investigators with another law enforcement agency.

The officer located the vehicle and pulled the woman over, noticing she had a small child sitting in a car seat in the back.

The woman admitted she had taken a “hit” off a marijuana pipe but said she did not have any more marijuana in the car.

The officer searched the car, but found no other narcotics.

The 22-year-old was arrested for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and child abuse.


About midnight May 29 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street for a shoplifting report.

A clerk said she saw a female take a pack of gum and hide it in her waist band and she told her to pay for it. She said the woman’s female companion then reached over the counter and tried to grab cigarettes and pushed her, then the other suspect came around the counter and grabbed her by the throat so she couldn’t call out for help.

The clerk said she pressed her panic alarm on her neck and one of the women began hitting her in the face, then the women left the store.

The officer documented the clerk’s injuries.

The gum was valued around $1.29.


About 11 p.m. May 29 an officer responded to the 1100 block of Connelly Street for an assault.

A female said she was driving in the area of Mitchell and 12th Streets when the driver of a vehicle started making obscene gestures, then started tailgating.

The female said she pulled over and she and her passenger got out of the vehicle. A male holding a wooden board got out of the other vehicle.

She said he swung the board at her male passenger, barely missing him, then fled.

The officer took information on the suspect.


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


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