1/14 Police Blotter

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

Police were dispatched Thursday to a local school in response to a battery victim.

The principal at the school told the officer that a student had been seriously injured in a fight.

He said that he observed several students confronting each other in the cafeteria. He said three students were beating one student.

The principal grabbed one of the students, who momentarily stopped hitting the victim.

Faculty members were able to break up the fight, but the three juvenile subjects ran away and left campus.
The officer noted that the victim’s face was swollen and covered in blood, and that the left part of his upper lip was split.

The victim was taken to the hospital by a friend where he received stitches to his upper lip.

The officer planned on obtaining warrants for the three attackers.

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Police were dispatched Wednesday to the 1100 block of Rio Street in reference to a criminal damage complaint.

The complainant said two days earlier her ex-husband smashed the window on her van and slashed three of its tires.

She said she had just stopped by a friend’s house and had been inside only five minutes. She came back to her van, at which point she observed her ex-husband squatting by the back right tire of the van.

He ran off, but she noticed her wheels had been slashed and her window smashed.

She said he had been harassing her for some time, even coming into her house and threatening her.

He was caught and arrested for outstanding warrants. The total value of the damage came to $702.

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Police were dispatched Wednesday to the 300 block of West Second Street in reference to a fight in progress.

The officer was walking toward the fight when he passed a young man allegedly in the fight. He stopped the juvenile subject, who responded with abuses and obscenities.

The officer asked his name, and the subject said, “I don’t have to tell you anything.”

The subject was arrested for concealing identity.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer David Irvin. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: david_irvin@link.freedom.com