Police Blotter 8/6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:
Police responded Friday to a Clovis rental business manager who said a Clovis resident signed a rental agreement for a mini-theater sound system, two speakers, and a 25-inch television.
The business manager said he had made several attempts to collect payment on the equipment or retrieve it from the vendor by mail or in person. The officer said he would obtain a warrant for the resident’s arrest.

A Clovis resident contacted police Friday afternoon to report that a woman had called her with an offer to “pre-lease” a house being built by a Georgia property development company in the old Villa Del Sol addition. The saleswoman took a $150 payment and gave a copy of a house lease arrangement and tenant application.
Police checked said the company did not have a local business permit. The company said the saleswoman had taken payments from at least four customers and not deposited them into the proper accounts and no longer works for the company. The saleswoman said the company was doing fraudulent business.
Police are continuing their investigation of the case.

A Clovis furniture store reported Friday afternoon that four of its windows had been shot out between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday by a BB gun. Police estimated the damage at about $800.

About 7 p.m. Friday police responded to a Clovis department store whose clerks had apprehended an 18-year-old Clovis man who had left the store with about $100 worth of merchandise.
Police reported that the man had hidden clothes under his outside clothes and charged him with shoplifting under $250.

Three teenage boys told Clovis police Friday evening that they wanted to turn in two BB pistols they had found in the 3100 block of Los Palomas.
The boys admitted they had been walking around the neighborhood shooting rocks and trash but told police they no longer wanted the pistols. Police took the pistols for safekeeping.

Police and Clovis ambulance services both responded to a battery incident Friday night at the 700 block of East 10th Street. After being transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, a 21-year-old Clovis man told police that he had been at his parents’ house and blacked out after being attacked by his brother.
The man was treated and released by the hospital, which reported that his injuries were limited to tenderness on the back of his head where he was hit.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com