4-4 Police blotter

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

Around 7 p.m. March 14 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street for a report of shoplifting.

Dispatch relayed a description of the suspect and said he had taken a package of rolling papers from the store.

The officer located a man fitting the description and detained him, noting he had a package of rolling papers in his possession with only one paper remaining, which the man told him he had purchased at a tobacco store earlier in the day.

The officer returned to the store with the suspect in his unit and the clerk identified the man as the one he had reported. The clerk told the officer he saw the man reach across the counter toward the rolling papers but didn’t actually see him take a package, then the suspect paid for a package of chips and left the store.

The officer released the suspect because of lacking evidence, noting he would check the store’s surveillance footage at a later time.

The rolling papers were valued around $1.

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About 4 p.m. March 17 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence on Ross Street for a report of battery.

A 9-year-old girl told the officer she was shot in the arm by a BB gun when she rode her scooter past her neighbor’s home.

She said the 10-year-old boy who lived there pointed his BB gun at her and said, “I’m going to shoot you,” then shot her. Another child who witnessed the incident told the same story.

The officer spoke to the boy, who told him he was shooting at some cups when the girl rode by and he accidentally shot her.

The officer photographed a swollen mark on the girl’s arm and noted intent to turn the case over to juvenile authorities.

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Around 5 p.m. March 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Woodson Way for a report of breaking and entering.

A 23-year-old woman said a man she didn’t know was knocking on her front door but she was afraid and didn’t answer.

She said he then jumped the fence to her yard and came in her back door but she scared him away with a shotgun.

A neighbor told police he saw the man and gave a description of a vehicle he saw parked in front of the woman’s house.

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About 9 p.m. March 18 an officer responded to the area of 13th and Mitchell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a car.

The victim said he was attempting to cross the street and had stepped off the curb, waiting for a car to pass.

As the car turned at the corner he was standing at, he said it ran over his foot then continued driving away.

The officer noted, if located, the driver of the vehicle would be given citations for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and failing to give notice of an accident.