Police Blotter: Dec. 5

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

Police responded Tuesday to the 1500 block of Claremont Terrace on a criminal damage report.
The complainant told police someone had entered his yard and ripped off five of his solar powered yard lights.
He stated the value of the lights at $25 each, bringing the total damage to $125.
There was no evidence to collect at the scene and no suspects.
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Police were dispatched Monday to a store on a criminal damage report.
The complainant said someone had damaged her vehicle while it sat at her house sometime late Sunday or early Monday.
The officer observed a BB-sized hole in the windshield.
Damage was estimated at $400.
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Police contacted a male complainant Monday in the police department lobby in reference to a stolen electric guitar.
The man said someone had taken his guitar and 14-watt amplifier.
He said he had been with his girlfriend and her two male roommates all of the previous night. He also said there were other people at the house he did not know.
He said he left his guitar and amplifier in the living room at approximately 3 a.m., and when he got up five hours later the items were missing.
The man said he doesn’t wish to get anyone in trouble, but he would like his guitar and amplifier back.
Total value of stolen goods was estimated at $800.
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Police were dispatched Tuesday to the 700 block of Merriwether Street on a criminal damage report.
The male complainant said someone tried to steal his vehicle between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. that morning.
He said at sunrise he heard some people talking by his window. He went outside and asked the subjects what they were doing, and they said they were just walking around.
He also observed that his car had been broken into and his compact discs taken.
The steering column had been damaged and wires were hanging out of it as if someone had tried to start the car. Two screwdrivers and a ratchet were found in the vehicle he said weren’t his.
The officer took the tools into evidence and transported them to the department.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer David Irvin. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
david_irvin@link.freedom.com