Police Blotter 10/15
October 14, 2003
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:
Junior high officials called police about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a 14-year-old male student who had left his classroom to use the bathroom admitted to smoking marijuana in the bathroom and placed a baggie believed to contain marijuana on the desk of the principal.
Police took a statement from the student regarding where he obtained the marijuana and turned the student over to his mother.
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A Friday morning crash about 9:40 a.m. on the corner of Oak Street and Sixth Street did moderate damage to the car of a 22-year old male driver from Lazbuddie, Texas, but only slight damage to a car driven by a 56-year-old Clovis woman.
The Texas driver was eastbound on Sixth when he made a right turn into southbound Oak and said he did not see the Clovis driver, who was northbound on Oak. Police cited the Texas driver for an improper turn.
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About 3:15 p.m. Friday, police stopped a vehicle while trying to locate a 37-year-old man on an outstanding domestic violence warrant. A passenger in the car had an outstanding warrant and was also arrested.
While searching the car, police found a large bag of a rock-type substance believed to be crack cocaine, along with razor blades and other suspected drug paraphernalia. In addition to the warrants, police arrested the driver on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Shortly after midnight Saturday, police noticed a car fail to stop for a stop sign on the corner of Eight and Prince Streets. The same vehicle had been called in late Friday night as the suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run crash.
Police found heavy damage to the driver’s side of the car and red paint transfer believed to be from the hit-and-run crash. The driver, a 32-year-old Clovis man, failed field sobriety tests and later had breath alcohol tests of .15 and .14. Police cited him for driving while intoxicated, driving left of center, and stop sign violation.
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While responding to a possible breaking and entering case on the 1000 block of Davis about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, police found that the man reported for the possible breaking and entering actually lived at the residence but had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines on a domestic violence conviction.
Police arrested the man and took him into custody on the outstanding warrant.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: