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4-11 Police blotter


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

Around 3 p.m. March 27 an officer responded to a report of a motorcycle crash in the 900 block of Manana Boulevard.

A woman told the officer she was on her way to take a motorcycle safety course to obtain a license endorsement and when she went to take off from a stop she confused the gas and clutch.

She said her bike accelerated rapidly and went off the road. She said the bike went down and she slid, scraping a tree.

She suffered a cut under her chin and was treated at the scene.

She did not receive a citation.

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About 10 p.m. March 28 an officer responded to a business in the 500 block of South Prince Street for a report of criminal damage.

The owner said he saw a male walking around inside the fenced yard of his business and when he yelled the male ran and slipped out through a hole in the fence, got in a vehicle and fled.

The officer documented a piece of fence, which had been cut from a pole and estimated the value around $40.

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Around 3 p.m. March 29 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince for a report of burglary.

The business owner said two days before he had left his deposit bags on his desk and secured the business before leaving.

When he returned, he said the doors were still locked but the bags were gone, a TV was on and a mug was sitting beside one of the chairs.

The officer documented what was missing and told the business owner the case would be listed as inactive until new information developed.

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About 2 p.m. April 1 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a report of theft of services.

A manager said a customer had come in the day prior for an appointment with a hairdresser. When she went to pay for the services she received, the manager said her credit card was declined so they allowed her to leave her drivers license behind while she went to the ATM machine to withdraw cash to pay her bill.

The manager said the woman never returned so staff called her several times. The woman initially told them she was at the hospital and would return to pay but after several phone calls, cursed out an employee and said she was not going to pay.

The officer made contact with the customer who said she was embarrassed when her card was declined and went to the ATM but discovered she only had $100 in her account and couldn’t pay the hair bill. She said she was going through financial difficulties and didn’t realize the hair salon was going to charge so much.

The officer told the woman he would be obtaining a warrant for theft of services.

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


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