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Police Blotter 2/22


While on patrol about 11 p.m. on Feb. 13 near the corner of 12th and Edwards streets, police noticed a male walking down 12th Street carrying a television set. The man claimed to be carrying the television set home from his girlfriend’s house and was sweating profusely despite the cold weather and appeared to be nervous.

Officers asked the man for his driver’s license and noticed a shiny object in the man’s hand they later determined was an electric socket stuffed with cocaine. Police arrested him for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Police on Feb. 14 waited in the 1400 block of Hickory to apprehend a man wanted on nine outstanding warrants and later noticed a Ford Expedition with a man resembling the wanted man.

The driver took off quickly down Hickory and nearly missed a car backing out of its driveway, at which time police activated the emergency lights in an attempt to get the car to stop. The driver instead increased speed, turned east on 14th Street, and finally exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Police arrested the driver and passenger on numerous charges including possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, and evading or eluding a police officer.

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While responding to a report of shots fired about 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 15 at the 1100 block of Sheldon, police met with the occupants who said a person had fired a gun out front and then left the area.

Police did a background check of the person who called and arrested him on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for jury duty.

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Staff at a Clovis motel called police about midnight on Feb. 14 regarding a room that was supposed to be empty but might have occupants. Police went to the room, saw a person coming out of the room, and served her an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. Police also cited her for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

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Police responded about 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 15 to the 1000 block of Locust regarding a spent bullet lying in a residential driveway. The homeowner checked his residence and found damage on the east wall of his garage; police looked at the damage and determined that the bullet may have ricocheted off the wall and hit the driveway.

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

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