Dec. 23, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers:

About 9 a.m. Dec. 13 an officer on duty at a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way was approached by an injured student.
The boy said he wanted to see the nurse because his head hurt, and his hand was swelling from a fight he had been in.
The boy said he fought with another student at school that day over derogatory comments made about a girl.
The other boy gave the officer the same story.
The boy’s parents were contacted and the case was referred to juvenile probation and parole.

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About 11 a.m. Dec. 13 an officer took a larceny report at the police department.
A Realtor reported three of his property sale signs had been stolen out of yards on the eastern side of town.
The signs were valued at around $180.

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About 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 an officer was called to a motor vehicle crash at Seventh and Beta streets.
A man said he was stopped in the road with his hazard lights waiting for animal control to come pick up a dog that had been hit by a vehicle. He said he was struck from behind by another vehicle.
The female driver of the other vehicle was cited for careless driving.

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Around 8 p.m. Dec. 13 an officer reported to a business in the 700 block of 21st Street for a larceny report.
A woman said she believed her pocket had been picked.
She said when she went to pay for her purchases, she realized her wallet was missing from her jacket pocket.
She said she was browsing in an aisle of the store a few minutes earlier when a man brushed up against her and said “excuse me.” After this, she said her wallet was discovered missing.
The officer was unable to locate the suspect.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or e-mail her at:
Sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com