2-27-08 Police blotter

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

About 7 p.m. Feb. 20 an officer was dispatched to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a report of battery.

A woman said she and her boyfriend encountered his former wife at the store. She said she asked the ex-wife why she had been driving by their house and the woman tried to punch her in the face.

The officer noted the caller had a scratch on her neck, which she said she got while pulling the other woman’s hair to restrain her.

The officer recommended the couple file for a domestic violence order.

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About 8 p.m. Friday an officer was dispatched to an apartment in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of breaking and entering.

A woman said her friend’s husband came to her apartment looking for his wife. When she said she wasn’t there, she said he pushed the door open, injuring her foot, and pushed her onto the ground.

When the police were called he left, she said.

The officer photographed the woman’s injuries and is seeking a warrant for the suspect.

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About 2 p.m. Friday an officer responded to the 200 block of West Seventh Street for a suspicious subject.

Two suspects were found hiding in a bathroom in a nearby residence.

The individuals, a 50-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man, each had outstanding warrants and were transported to the jail.

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Around 9 a.m. Saturday an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a report of embezzlement.

The manager said the previous night the store deposit had come up $2,000 short. She said when she reviewed security footage, a store employee could be seen taking money and putting it in her pocket.

The officer made arrangements to collect the surveillance footage and took copies of the financial documentation.

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Around 4 p.m. Saturday an officer responded to a theft in progress call in the 300 block of Prince Street.

A store clerk said while one male tried to distract her by asking questions, another male started pushing buttons on a cash register, trying to get it opened.
No money was taken.

The officer made arrangements to gather security video footage.

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About 7 p.m. Saturday an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Pecos for an aggravated assault.

A man said someone he knew pulled up in front of his house, pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him.

The man’s mother said she pulled him inside the house when she saw the gun and told the suspect to leave.

Police blotter was compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: