Police blotter — Nov. 14

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

Around 11 a.m. Oct. 28, an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of child abandonment.

A 16-year-old girl said her mother moved to another state, leaving her with a friend.

She said when the friend started asking for rent money, she moved in with another family.

A school administrators said they had tried unsuccessfully to contact the girl’s family.

The officer contacted a social worker, who took custody of the girl.

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About 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29, an officer took a battery report in the lobby of the police department at 300 Connelly St.

A man said he got into a dispute with a co-worker the day prior at a business in the 2400 block of Mabry Drive.

He said they were arguing loudly so he shut the door to his office and tried to calm the other man down, but the man punched him twice in the face.

The officer photographed injuries to the man’s face.

The officer then located and spoke to the other man, who said he did hit the man but only because he provoked him.

One of the men said he did not wish to pursue charges, while the other man said he wanted to talk to his employer before deciding if he would pursue charges.

The officer noted the case is pending a decision by the man.

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Around 6 a.m. Oct. 29, an officer responded to the city landfill in the 2800 block of Brady Avenue for a report of burglary.

A worker said he arrived to open the scale office and found the door open.

A walk-through revealed a $1,000 DVR surveillance unit, $20,000 of tools, gas cans and $200 cash were taken.

A detective was called to the scene to investigate.

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About 2 a.m. Oct. 31, an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of rape.

A 14-year-old girl said she was at a house and was led to a garage where five to seven males sexually assaulted her until a group of females helped her.

The girl said she didn’t see any of the males, couldn’t describe them and didn’t know where the house was or what it looked like.

The officer called a detective to take over the investigation.

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