Police Blotter 7/18
July 17, 2003
Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports:
Police tried Saturday morning to help a man seated in a car at the 400 block of West Ninth Avenue who was screaming that his ankle was broken.
When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old Clovis man whose right ankle was very swollen and flopped from side to side. However, he refused to provide any information, warned a man with him to “keep your mouth shut and don’t tell them anything,” and refused to file a police report.
During a Saturday morning traffic stop, a Texico man admitted drinking two or three beers at a Clovis establishment and failed field sobriety tests.
Due to a breathalyzer test showing a blood alcohol content of 0.21 to 0.22, police arrested the man for aggravated driving while intoxicated.
A Saturday morning narcotics raid on a Clovis motel turned up no drugs but one occupant of the motel room had several warrants out of Texico for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
Police arrested the man on the outstanding warrants.
A group of people fighting at a business on the 1500 block of South Prince about 7 a.m. on Saturday led to several people being injured but police were unable to determine who started the fight.
All were given criminal trespass warnings and advised to stay away from each other.
When police checked a home at the 2800 block of Ross, they smelled marijuana under the door and determined that residents were in fact smoking marijuana.
A resident surrendered marijuana and drug paraphernalia. No charges were filed pending further investigation.
A 15-year-old Clovis boy threatened to kill his mother at the 500 block of Hinkle about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night after his mother tried to keep him from leaving the house while he was drunk.
Police arrested the boy and transported him to the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center. While checking identity documents, police determined that none of the residents were legally in the United States and notified the U.S. Border Patrol.
A 42-year-old man called police about 11 p.m. Sunday night to report that a group of men wearing dark clothes and ski masks had come to his home at the 600 block of Ross and threatened him with a handgun.
According to the man, the males asked for his son and began punching and kicking him when he said his son was not home.
After being flagged down by a woman walking on Thornton Street about 1 a.m. Monday morning, police determined that she had a number of facial and chest injuries. She said her husband had locked himself in the bathroom of their home and was cutting himself with a razor.
While interviewing the woman, police noticed a man leaving the house and getting into a pickup truck. The driver refused to stop the vehicle and additional police cars began a 10-block chase, finally stopping him at the corner of Rencher and 13th Streets, and arresting him on assault and false imprisonment charges.
According to the wife, the husband injured himself with a razor so he could tell the police that she had attacked him if she called police.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: firstname.lastname@example.org