July 12, 2006 Police Blotter

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

Around midnight Saturday an officer was dispatched to a restaurant in the 100 block of 21st Street in response to an assault. A female juvenile told the officer she had accepted a ride by a man who tried to touch and kiss her as they drove down the road. When the car slowed at a traffic light, she jumped out and ran to find her brother who worked at the restaurant. The girl’s brother told police the suspect followed her to the restaurant and banged on the door asking if she was inside. They provided police with a license plate number.

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About 1 a.m. Saturday an officer responded to a bar in the 700 block of Prince Street in reference to a battery victim. The officer met with a man who had scrapes on his arms and was bleeding from his mouth where a tooth had been knocked out. From witness interviews the officer learned two men had been fighting in the parking lot and a bouncer had been taken to the hospital after being hit in the head with a broken beer bottle. Both men were arrested and taken to the Adult Detention Center.

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Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of West 21st Street in reference to an attempted kidnapping. A woman told the officer a woman had grabbed her 7-year-old daughter at a laundry and tried to force her into a truck. The child said the woman pulled her sleeve and said,“You’re coming with me.” The child said, “No,” and ran back to her mother. No one could identify the woman.

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About 7 p.m. Sunday officers were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Hinkle Street in reference to a juvenile being out of control. The caller told officers a male juvenile upset when he was grounded went into the back yard and chopped at a shed with a Japanese Samurai sword. When she yelled for him to stop, he dropped the sword and ran. Officers located the juvenile and the woman said she wanted to press charges for damages to her shed.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: