Police Blotter 8/18

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

About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a report that a man was running around the area of Brady Avenue and Tennessee Street in his underwear; a second caller advised that the man was sitting on top of a barbed wire fence and yelling about dying.
After being arrested, the man demanded that police shoot him. Police instead placed him in protective mental health custody.
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Police came to a city gym about 5 p.m. Thursday after receiving a stolen car report.
A 16-year-old Clovis man told police that he had been playing basketball and left his keys under a friend’s hat. When he went to get his keys, both the keys and his car were gone.
Police issued a watch for a 1998 maroon 4-door Toyota Camry missing its front grille.
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Police found a minivan high-centered on a retaining wall at the 200 block of Commerce Way about 11 p.m. Thursday night.
When the driver, a 46-year-old Amarillo man, exited the van, police noticed a strong smell of alcohol and administered alcohol tests. The driver said he was doing a U-turn in the parking lot to head back westbound when another vehicle came speeding into the parking lot, and ran into the retaining wall to avoid a collision.
Police found an open container of alcohol and arrested the man on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated.
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A 17-year-old Clovis man lost control of his vehicle while eastbound on Mabry Drive about 7 a.m. Friday and crashed into six cars parked at a Clovis auto dealership, heavily damaging his own car and also damaging a light pole, a business sign, and a road sign.
The driver said he lost control while taking evasive action to avoid hitting a semi truck. Police cited him for careless driving.

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