3-28 Police blotter

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

Around noon March 9 an officer responded to a school in the 500 block of 14th Street for a report of child abuse.

A child services worker told him she had received a report of a child that had bruises on his arms and hands.

The officer spoke with the 7-year-old boy who told him the day prior he had gotten in trouble at school and his step father beat and choked him when he got home.

The officer told the caseworker to go ahead with the process of removing the boy from his home and noted the investigation was ongoing.

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About midnight March 12 an officer responded to Plains Regional Medical Center in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of theft.

A security officer said a television had been stolen from a waiting room.

He said he was making his rounds and when he went to the waiting room discovered the door propped open with a stick and the 32-inch television gone.

The officer documented the value around $900.

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Around 1 a.m. March 12 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Mora for a report of an attempted break in.

A man said he was asleep when the sound of someone trying to get into his front door woke him up.

He said when he got to the door the suspect ran away.

The officer documented damage to the door and told the man the report would be listed as inactive unless more information was found regarding the suspect.

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About 10 p.m. March 13 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Main Street for a report of a subject with a gun.

A woman told the officer she heard a noise in her back yard and when she looked outside a juvenile male was pointing a handgun at her over the fence and a laser was shining on her. She said she was afraid she was going to be shot.

The officer located four boys in the area, each armed with pellet guns.

The boy’s parents were called and the officer confiscated the pistols before turning custody over to the parents.

The officer noted the case would be turned over to juvenile authorities.