May 18, 2008 Police Blotter

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

Around 1 a.m. May 10 an officer in the area of 13th and Walnut was approached in reference to a battery.

A man said he was attacked by a man who stopped him while he was driving in a shopping center parking lot at 21st and Main streets.

The man said he and the suspect got out of their vehicles and began arguing. He said the other man tried to stab him. He said he did not know who the other man was.

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About 8 p.m. May 10 an officer responded to the area of Wallace and 11th streets in reference to threats.

A woman said another woman had threatened her with a knife.

The officer began a vehicle pursuit, noting the suspect was driving erratically and at high rates of speed. When the chase led to the area near the county fairgrounds, the officer was told by his supervisor to discontinue pursuit.

The victim said the suspect accused her of stealing her food money provided through public assistance.

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Around 2 a.m. Monday an officer conducted a traffic stop at 11th and Ross streets.

The officer noted the driver was nervous and had bloodshot eyes and dilated pupils. The driver allowed the officer to search the vehicle.

The officer found more than seven grams of meth, scales and packing material.

The man was arrested for possession with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.

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Around 9 a.m. Monday an officer was dispatched to a business in the 2000 block of Mabry Drive for a report of found property.

A man said he found drug paraphernalia in a vehicle he had repossessed.

The officer logged the items into evidence for destruction.

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Around 1 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Pile Street for prescription fraud.

The office manager said an employee called in prescriptions for pain medication at local pharmacies.

She said the employee admitted to calling in the prescriptions without a doctor’s authorization and was fired.


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