4/9 Police blotter

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

Officers responded to a call at 9:30 p.m. Monday about shots fired in the 1100 block of Hinkle Street, and the caller said someone fired three to four rounds from a silver truck and drove away. Other witnesses reported hearing shots, saying they saw a dark-colored car leave the area. No bullet holes were located in nearby cars or homes, but officers found five 9 mm bullet casings in a yard and the road that were logged into evidence.

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At approximately 10:45 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Cactus Drive in response to a call of prowlers. The caller told them someone tried to break into her house, pounding on the doors and threatening to kill the occupants if they did not open them. The caller said a security camera pointed at the door was moved and the occupants were unable to see who was there but recognized the voice. She said they heard one individual yell “five-0,” and the prowlers got in a vehicle and drove away. The caller said the prowlers hit her puppy in the back yard. Officers noted the puppy was injured and unable to walk, and also damage to the doors.

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Officers responded to a call at 6 a.m. Tuesday reporting larceny at a convenience store in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street. An employee stated she opened the register after a customer asked for change, and the customer grabbed a handful of money and ran out of the store heading north. Officers obtained a copy of surveillance footage from security cameras. They were unable to locate the suspect in the area.

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At 7 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a call about a battery victim in the 1300 block of Cameo Street, and found a woman lying on the couch in her home, noting she was in obvious pain and had several scratches along the right side of her body. She complained of internal pain so an ambulance was called to transport her to Plains Regional Medical Center. She told officers a male occupant of the home had picked her up by the throat and threw her approximately three feet, and she landed on an air conditioner. Officers located the male who initially gave a false name. After officers determined his real identity, he claimed the woman had threatened him with a knife and they scuffled. He was arrested and charged with battery on a household member and concealing identity.

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Just after midnight Wednesday, an officer was dispatched to Plains Regional Medical Center in reference to a stabbing. A male victim had a heavily bleeding wound in the left side of his back. He told the officer he had been arguing with his ex-wife in the street when he felt something hit his back and discovered he was bleeding. A suspect was identified to officers, who returned to the home but were unable to locate the person.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com