May 2, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around 9 a.m. Sunday an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Anthony for a report of larceny.

A man said the night before, someone stole a 4-foot by 4-foot billboard sign that was tied to his van.

The sign was valued around $100.

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Around 1 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a home in the 600 block of Second Street for a battery report.

A man said a male and female he didn’t know came to his door and asked to use the phone. He said when he let them in, they beat him up, then fled from the house and left the area in a vehicle.

The officer noted the man had a visible black eye. He took descriptive information on the suspects and their vehicle.

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About 1:30 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Manana for a larceny report.

A man said he arrived home and saw three males carrying vehicle batteries he owns out of his yard.

The man said he followed them and confronted them about taking his batteries and they said a man named Jack told them they could have them.

They returned the batteries when he told them they couldn’t have them.

The man said he doesn’t know anyone named Jack.

The officer took the suspect information.

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Around 8 a.m. Monday an officer was contacted by e-mail by the district attorney’s office regarding a truant student.

The e-mail identified a child at a middle school who had missed more than 10 days of school. The officer noted the child’s mother had already been convicted of truancy once before.

The officer obtained a warrant for the mother for failure to enforce compulsory school attendance.

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About 8 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a home in the 1600 block of Edwards for a larceny report.

A woman said she left her purse in a shopping cart at a department store and when she went back for it, it was gone. She said no one at the store remembered seeing it and it wasn’t in the lost and found.

The officer took an inventory of the items she said were in her purse.

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