Oct. 23 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers:
Around 3 p.m. Oct. 13 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Jones Street for a larceny report. A man told the officer his laptop computer was stolen during a garage sale he was having. He said the computer was valued around $1,200.

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About 11:30 p.m. Oct. 13 an officer responded to the area of Eighth and Main streets for a report of a man wearing an ankle bracelet trying to sell people a television set.
The man, who said he was on probation, told the officer he didn’t know anything about a television set.
A probation officer told the officer to arrest the man for a probation violation because he was supposed to be home by 6 p.m.

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About 9 a.m. Oct. 15 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of assault on school personnel.
A teacher said a man came to her classroom, angry because she had taken his son’s cell phone away during class.
She told the officer she felt threatened and afraid because the man kept moving closer to her, though she said he kept his voice low and never touched her.
The man left when his son stepped in, accepting responsibility for the phone being confiscated and asked his father to go so he could get to class.
The officer noted in his report the teacher was sent home for the day because she was upset by the incident.

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About 4 p.m. Oct. 16 an officer on patrol in the area of 1000 Martin Luther King Boulevard saw a man duck behind a vehicle as he passed.
When the officer stopped, the man began walking very quickly toward an apartment building and threw something into a box on the ground.
The officer caught up with the man and handcuffed him, noting a strong odor of marijuana. In the box the officer found a baggie of marijuana. On his person, he found cigars that appeared to have marijuana in them and paraphernalia items.
The man was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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Around 4 p.m. Oct. 16 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Hinkle Street for a battery report.
A man told the officer his granddaughter had been jumped. The girl said five girls jumped out of a vehicle and one of them held her while the others kicked and punched her.
The girl would not give the officer a written statement or descriptions of the suspects.

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