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Police Blotter 8/31

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

While responding to a one-vehicle crash about 7 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Manana Boulvard and Harrison Avenue, police found that a car had crashed through a chain link fence and entered a yard.

Police smelled alcohol on the driver, a 21-year-old Clovis woman, and gave her a breath alcohol test that returned results of .16 and .15. While searching her purse, police also found a light bulb suspected to be used as a methamphetamine pipe, and arrested her on charges of driving while intoxicated, no insurance, reckless driving, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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A Clovis mental health officer called police Wednesday morning to report that a 12-year-old student had been saying that if he had a gun he would shoot everyone in sight. When confronted, the student said he had only been joking and trying to make other students laugh.

Police contacted the student and warned him not to joke about guns in the future, and advised administrators to follow school disciplinary procedures since they could not provide sufficient evidence of misconduct to justify a search warrant or an arrest warrant against the student.

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Two cars sustained moderate to heavy damage Wednesday afternoon in a crash at the corner of 21st and Thornton streets.

About 3:45 p.m., police arrived and determined that a 17-year-old Clovis male was driving a 1997 Nissan eastbound on 21st Street and was waiting to turn north onto Thornton when the light changed and he was caught in the intersection, at which time a 20-year-old Clovis man was westbound on 21st Street in a 1977 Chevy and hit the Nissan.

Police cited the Chevy driver for failure to stop for a red light, no insurance, and no registration. A 15-year-old female passenger in the Nissan was transported by ambulance to Plains Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

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A 30-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Wednesday afternoon to report a possible case of child abuse.

According to the man, his ex-wife’s boyfriend is abusing their three children by hitting them with a belt, holding them up by their arms and spanking them, and hitting them in the stomach. The man also said his children report their mother’s boyfriend is smoking “funny little cigarettes” in front of them, which he believes to be marijuana.