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Police Blotter 8/22


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

Police arrived at Plains Regional Medical Center about 1 a.m. Sunday morning following up on a sexual assault complaint.

According to police reports, a Clovis woman arrived home with her boyfriend after work on Saturday, put her young son to bed, and picked up her boyfriend’s brother who had been drinking. Her son later told her that he had been sexually abused by the boyfriend’s 26-year-old brother. Hospital nurses reported that the boy had a distinct bite mark on his genitals that was consistent with the boy’s report to his mother and to police.


Police were unable to determine fault in a Monday morning crash on the corner of Grand Avenue and Hull Street that did heavy damage to two vehicles.

According to police reports, a Chevy Lumina driven by a 27-year-old Clovis woman was southbound on Hull and struck a Yukon SUV driven by a 62-year-old Clovis woman. Both drivers claimed the light was green. A check of the signal determined that it was working properly but due to conflicting stories police filed no charges.


Acting on a tip from a city employee, police responded to the 600 block of East 11th Street to locate a Clovis man wanted on an outstanding felony domestic abuse warrant.

Upon arrival at the home about 2:15 p.m. Monday, police found a man and woman later identified as the man wanted and his ex-wife. The man denied being the person sought by police and fled the area after police confirmed his identity. Police also notified the ex-wife that she would be charged with harboring or aiding a felon.


About 3:30 p.m. Monday, police took a report at the 700 block of West 18th Street where residents reported a rock had been thrown through their living room window doing an estimated $200 worth of damage.


A Clovis car dealership called police Monday afternoon to report that a Clovis woman failed to return after test-driving a black 1996 Chevy Cavalier earlier that morning. The dealer said he had been to the address listed on her driver’s license several times but had no response.

Police also checked another address on file for the woman which turned out not to be current either.


An out-of-town newspaper distributor came to the Clovis Police Department office Tuesday to report that three of her newspaper machines worth about $500 were missing from Clovis businesses. Police reported they have no leads or witnesses.


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