3-2-08 Police blotter

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

Around 1 p.m. Monday an officer on duty at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo took a report of a battery. A school official said two girls had gotten in a fight in the lunchroom.

One of the girls said she was eating when the other girl threw a salad at her. When she stood to brush the food off, she said the girl punched her and they went to the ground.

The case is being referred to juvenile authorities.

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About noon Tuesday an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Circle court for a theft report.

A woman said she had asked her mother to baby-sit for her for several days and she discovered prescription medication, DVDs and CDs missing from her home.

She told the officer her mother is a drug user and she needed an officer on hand when she confronted her about the theft.

The officer went with the woman to talk to the mother and found there was a contempt of court warrant for the mother’s arrest. She was taken to the jail and the officer advised the daughter to file a larceny case through municipal court.

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Around 6 p.m. Tuesday an officer responded to a home in the area of Ninth Street for a report of an aggravated assault.

A woman told the officer she and her son had been threatened by a male with a gun. She said her son walked to the mailbox and the male walked up to him and called him a snitch, displaying a handgun. She said she went out and confronted the male in the alley and also saw the gun.

The officers took suspect information.

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About 9 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a home in the 100 block of Waneta Street for a larceny report.

A man said his gun had been taken from the trunk of his vehicle.

He said it was a new gun and he would go out daily to look at it but when he checked on it that day it was gone.

He said the gun was in a holster on a belt and there was a pair of handcuffs on the belt as well. The car was unlocked, he said.

The stolen items were valued around $700.

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Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday officers were dispatched to a home in the 1000 block of Sycamore Street for a drive-by shooting.

A man and his wife said their two children were in bed and they had just gone to bed when they heard shots outside their house. They said they saw dust fly as two of the rounds penetrated their bedroom wall.

Officers found evidence four rounds entered the home. One hit a vacuum cleaner, one a mirror, one the refrigerator and one ricocheted off a wall, landing on the living room floor.
Their residence was the only one in the area shot at.

The man and woman said they could not think of anyone who would want to harm them.

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