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Police Blotter 11/18


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

A 1960 Volkswagen Beetle received moderate damage and its driver had a minor head injury following a 9 p.m. Wednesday crash near the corner of Norris and Mariposa.

Police reported the Volkswagen driver and a witness saw a white GMC pickup turn in front of the Volkswagen and the Volkswagen driver swerved into a curb to avoid a collision. The pickup was undamaged; the Volkswagen was towed from the scene with front end and undercarriage damage. The pickup driver said she was slowing to turn when she saw the Volkswagen run off the roadway. Police cited the Volkswagen driver for failure to yield.

Police responded about 10 p.m. Wednesday to a reported no contact violation order. According to the protected party, his younger brother had been repeatedly calling him, threatening to injure him, and threatening to damage his vehicle.

Police agreed to do close patrol of the older brother’s neighborhood.

A police officer and a coach observed two 16-year-old girls throwing punches at each other about 9:50 a.m. Thursday in the hallway of Clovis High School. The girls refused orders by the coach and officer to stop fighting and the two had to be physically broken apart. One girl managed to get away from the officer and went back to continue punching the other before the officer regained control of her.

Both students were transported to the Curry County Juvenile Detention Facility and booked for public affray.

While watching for traffic violations shortly before midnight on Thursday at the 1000 block of East First Street, police saw a Ford Explorer approaching at a clocked radar speed of 43 in a 25 mph zone.

The driver failed field sobriety tests, later had breath alcohol test results of 0.10, and was booked for driving while intoxicated and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle as well as the speeding violation.

After a maroon Mercury failed to yield to a police car about 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Sixth and Mitchell streets, police pulled over the driver who was unable to provide insurance paperwork and had multiple open beer cans in the car.

The 20-year-old driver failed field sobriety tests and had breath alcohol test results of 0.11 and 0.10. Police cited him for minor in possession of alcohol, driving while intoxicated, failure to yield after stop, no insurance, furnishing alcohol to minors, and served him with an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in magistrate court.

Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:

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