March 8 Police Blotter

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

About 11 a.m. Feb. 20 an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Street for a report of a drug deal.

A staff member said he witnessed two boys doing a drug deal and provided the officer with statements from the 14- and 15-year-old.

One of the boys said he sold a marijuana joint for $5 to pay a fine he owed and that it was a stupid decision.

The other boy said he purchased the joint so he wouldn’t get jumped and that he didn’t know what he was doing when he did it.

The officer noted intent to seek warrants.

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About 1 p.m. Feb. 20 an officer conducted an undercover drug investigation in the 400 block of Seventh Street.

The officer made arrangements with a female suspect by text message and cell phone conversations to meet and purchase $100 worth of methamphetamine.

Officers observed the woman and a man arrive at the designated meeting place.

The man waited near a building while the woman met the officer in his vehicle in a parking lot and gave him a bindle of methamphetamine in exchange for $100.

After the woman exited the vehicle, officers arrested her and the man who accompanied her.

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About 11 p.m. Feb. 20 an officer responded to an assault report at a business in the 700 block of 21st Street.

A man said he was talking to the occupants of a vehicle when the driver punched him in the face three times and began driving away.

He said he was hanging on to the window of the vehicle as it drove away and was dragged through the parking lot.

A clerk at the store said he found the man lying in the road.

The officer noted the man had a strong odor of alcohol on his person.

The man said he didn’t know the suspects and didn’t want to pursue charges.

The officer classified the case as unfounded due to lack of cooperation.

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About 11 p.m. Feb. 21 an officer responded to the 1200 block of Wallace for a report of a possible drug deal near the scene of a large party.

The officer found a vehicle parked in a hazardous manner that matched the description given by the caller.

The officer encountered a 21-year-old male who had been drinking and couldn’t form logical sentences who said he was responsible for the vehicle.

When the officer told the man to go back inside and find someone who had not been drinking to move the vehicle, the man went to the wrong house and began knocking on the door.

The officer discovered the man was on probation and arrested him for violating his probation by drinking.

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