Oct. 7, 2007 Police Blotter

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

Around 3 p.m. Sept. 25 an officer responded to a business in the 100 block of Grand Avenue for a theft of services report.
An employee told the officer a customer had gone to the bank across the street to get money for two body piercings.
He said the man walked past the bank and never came back.
The value of jewelry and services stolen was around $50.

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About 11 p.m. Sept. 26 officers responded to the 800 block of Oak Street for an auto burglary in progress.
Officers detained a teen on a bicycle and found he had one of the victim’s credit cards in his pockets. They also found a purse and other items in a nearby alley belonging to the victims.
The teen admitted to stealing the items and was arrested.

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About 9:30 p.m. Sept. 28 an officer responded to an apartment complex in the 500 block of Thornton for a burglary of vending machines.
The maintenance man told the officer a tenant had reported damage to the coin boxes on the washers and dryers in the laundry room.
The officer photographed the coin boxes, which had been pried open.
The maintenance man did not know how money was taken.

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Around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 an officer responded to a shots fired call in the 2000 block of Chaparral.
When he arrived he found a dog on the ground that had been shot. The officer spoke with a man, who told him he had shot at two dogs. He said he had experienced trouble with the dogs before and had seen them chasing his dog.
He said the week before two similar looking dogs had killed his Chihuahua, and when he called police and animal control, it took them too long to respond.
The man received citations for animal cruelty and negligent use of a firearm inside city limits.

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About 2 a.m. Sept. 29 an officer responded to the 800 block of Wallace for a report of an intoxicated female who was trying to leave her residence.
The officer located the 16-year-old girl in the alley. The officer noted she could not stand, complained her stomach hurt, and began to vomit.
She was treated by medical personnel, given a citation for allowing herself to be served alcohol and released to her mother.

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About 10 p.m. Sept. 29 an officer responded to an apartment building in the 2000 block of North Main for a report of possible drug use.
An officer asked for a K-9 dog after he smelled marijuana but was unable to locate the source. After the drug dog led officers to an apartment, the officers located the resident in the parking lot.
The man gave officers a small amount of marijuana and a pipe with marijuana residue from his apartment.
He was issued a citation and the items were logged into evidence.

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