Police blotter 6/19

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports:

After receiving a 911 call Thursday afternoon reporting a fight in progress between two women at the 300 block of Sheldon, police caught up with one woman who said a second woman had stolen her purse. When the first woman refused to stop, police handcuffed her, put her in the patrol car, searched an alley, and successfully recovered the first woman’s purse. According to residents at a nearby house, the second woman had tried to enter the house by cutting the screen door with a knife and later fled on foot. The victim was also taken into custody on an arrest warrant for failure to appear on a magistrate court case.

A fight between two 17-year-old Clovis boys in their home at the 1000 block of Jones led to and police arresting both on charges of battery on a household member. According to the boys, the argument was over one brother selling clothing belonging to the other.

On Thursday evening, police responded to a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend at the 2200 block of North Whipporwill involving an argument over whether the girlfriend would be allowed to stay at her cousin’s house where she admitted to drinking alcohol since 1 p.m. The girlfriend accused her boyfriend of attacking her, throwing her into a car, and locking her into a room at their home. The boyfriend on charges of battery on a household member, false imprisonment and interference with telecommunications.

After stopping a 26-year-old Clovis woman on Mabry Avenue for speeding 73 mph in a 50 mph zone late Thursday night, police found the female drive had a very strong smell of perfume partially camouflaging an odor of alcohol. The woman denied having had any alcohol since lunch but failed field sobriety tests. After a check of her car revealed a loaded pistol and an open container of beer, she was taken into custody on charges of speeding, driving while intoxicated, negligent use of a deadly weapon, and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

A family returned from Albuquerque shortly before midnight on Thursday to find that someone had broken their dining room window at the 1500 block of Westchester and stolen a TV/VCR combination, a stereo, a clock radio, and an Army issue green laundry bag with an estimated value of $410.