Police Blotter 3/19


An airman from Cannon Air Force Base called Clovis police about 6 p.m. March 12 to report the theft of his checkbook while on temporary duty in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 1 and March 8.

The airman told police he had left the checkbook in his tent in Saudi Arabia and, since January, his account had been used by a person who has since left the Air Force to make Internet purchases worth about $500. The airman said does not know where the person is living but may be in New Mexico or Texas.

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About 3:40 p.m. Saturday, police noticed a woman sitting in a car on the corner of 10th and West streets who the officers believed had an outstanding arrest warrant.

A records check revealed the woman was wanted for failure to comply with conditions of probation. Officers arrested the woman and found substances believed to be powdered and crack cocaine in her pockets.

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Police responded to the 1300 block of North Prince Street after a 1990 Pontiac crashed into the wall of a business, crushing a newspaper box and breaking the studs of the wall.

Officers determined the 15-year-old male driver had no license in any state and a passenger in the car, his 30-year-old father, was also unlicensed.

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Railroad staff detained two 19-year-old male transients about 11:20 p.m. Saturday and turned them over to police. Police took a report that the two had been caught trying to get onto a train engine that was leaving the train yards. The two transients said they were trying to get to California and had been riding trains and hitchhiking for the last few years.

Officers found no warrants for the arrest of either man and took them into custody on a charge of criminal trespass.

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A school nurse called police about 2 p.m. Monday regarding a 13-year-old student who had informed her counselor that she may be pregnant.

The girl said over the weekend she had been picked up for ice cream by a 31-year-old man she knew from church who had taken her to Ned Houk Park where they had sex. Police called her parents and arranged for her to go to Plains Regional Medical Center for a sexual assault nurse examination.

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A Clovis landlord called police about 2:50 p.m. Monday regarding a tenant who he said had taken three ceiling fans, a water heater, a bathroom vanity, and a square light fixture, and had also damaged a door. The landlord said the tenant had a verbal agreement that the rent would be reduced if certain work was done and also had allowed the tenant to charge items on his account at a hardware store.

Police verified that none of the items purchased were in the house; the landlord said he believed the items had actually been purchased for installation in his sister’s house.

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A Curry County sheriff’s deputy riding a motorcycle collided about 6 p.m. Tuesday with a 1994 Honda driven by a 31-year-old college student.

Police reported that the car was stopped on Glenarm waiting to turn onto Norris and the motorcycle was southbound on Norris. The car driver said she thought the cyclist was slowing to make a turn, pulled into traffic, and turned in front of the motorcycle which could not stop in time and hit the back of the car. Witnesses confirmed the account.

Police cited the car driver for failure to yield from a stop sign. The deputy was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center for visible injuries to his arms or legs, but no further information was immediately available on his condition.

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An airman who was accused of assault Sunday morning turned himself in to police about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The airman’s wife had earlier accused her estranged husband of attacking another man in her apartment and said he fled when he heard her calling police. Police reported that Cannon’s law enforcement desk told them they could not release his home address. Police subsequently obtained a bench warrant for his arrest.

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




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