Police blotter 7/2

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports:
While serving a warrant Friday morning on a 19-year-old man for unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, police found a number of baggies of marijuana in his clothes and arrested him on additional charges of possession of marijuana.

A Clovis woman approached police about 11 a.m. Friday reporting that her vehicle had been entered while parked at the 600 block of Plainview and her purse had been taken. The owner reported that the car had been unlocked. Police advised her to cancel all business checks and credit cards that were in her purse at the time.

Late Friday evening, two officers arrived at the 700 block of Reid and found a 19-year-old woman and her 20-year-old boyfriend arguing about money. The man said his girlfriend threatened to attack his car with a bat or a pipe unless he gave her money.
After taking the bat and pipe away, the man said his girlfriend physically attacked him to get his wallet and threatened to call the police accusing him of hurting her. A check of the boyfriend showed injuries to his foot where he said his girlfriend had stomped on his toes; the girlfriend had no injuries. Police arrested the girlfriend and took her to the county jail on charges of battery on a household member.

The manager of a Clovis restaurant called police early Saturday morning to report that she had received nine threatening phone calls at work over the past three days. The female caller threatened to wait for employees to get off work and then shoot them as they left the building, beginning with the manager and then working down to the other employees.

Staff at a Clovis church called police Saturday morning to report that a burglar broke a large exterior window of the church, forced open the donation boxes, and broke out windows of inside doors to access other rooms. Additional items taken included a gallon of red wine and a lock box. Total losses were estimated at $300.

While making a routine patrol down Gidding Street around noon on Saturday, a Clovis officer heard the sound of firecrackers, apprehended two brothers aged 9 and 11, and confiscated about 300 Black Cat and M-80 firecrackers. When contacting the boy’s mother later in the day, she said the boys were not supposed to be playing with firecrackers and appreciated the police confiscating them.

A convenience store cashier called police at 9 p.m. Monday to report a silver and black bicycle had been in front of her store all day. Police arrived and placed the bicycle into evidence to be claimed by the owner.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com