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Aug. 19, 2007 Police Blotter


August 18, 2007

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

Around 7 p.m. Aug. 10 officers responded to the area of Cesar Chavez Drive and Traver Street for a vehicle crash involving a child.

The driver of a car told the officers he struck a child with his car because he did not see the child riding a motor scooter in the road. Police detected an odor of alcohol and performed field sobriety tests, determining the man was intoxicated. The man was arrested and the child treated by ambulance personnel.


About 8 p.m. Aug. 11 an officer on patrol saw a fire in an alley in the 300 block of North Oak Street.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze that included a recliner, mattress, shelves and tires.


Around 6 p.m. Aug. 12 an officer responded to a criminal damage report at a residence in the 1000 block of Lea Street.

A woman told the officer her son was drunk and tearing up her house. The suspect came out when directed by police and was placed in handcuffs. The woman showed the officer items her son had broken and food he had dumped out of the refrigerator.

The man was arrested for a probation violation.


About 5 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a home in the 1600 block of Windsor Way for a dispute in progress.

A woman said her mother had taken her father’s car keys and locked herself in the bedroom with them so he could not leave.

The officer spoke to the woman’s mother, who said she returned the keys to her husband and had only taken them because she felt he wasn’t respecting her.


Around 6 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a hotel room in the 2000 block of Mabry Drive for a domestic dispute.

Two witnesses told the officer they saw a man go into a room and heard him slam the door, followed by a loud bang and screaming.

The officer talked with the man and the woman occupying the room. Both denied any problems and said they had a verbal dispute.

The man was arrested when the officer discovered there were outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or e-mail to: [email protected]


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