Police blotter 9/17

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

During a Friday afternoon traffic stop at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Aspen Street, a Clovis police officer called dispatch reporting a 23-year-old male driver was giving a name he believed to be false. The officer reported he thought he remembered seeing the driver on a previous instance with a different name.
After an extensive records check matching the driver’s tattoos with others on file, the driver said he had concealed his identity because he had outstanding warrants in Lea County. Police took him into custody on charges of concealing identity from a police officer.
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An apartment tenant at the 3500 block of Adenmore Court called police about 11 a.m. Friday to report a $600 gas grill had been stolen the previous night.
Police checked with building maintenance staff and neighbors to see if anyone had seen suspicious activity in the area of the tenant’s apartment. A later call to the property managers determined that a person who claimed to be a maintenance man actually did not work for the property managers and had lied about his reason for being on the property.
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A 17-year-old woman came to the Clovis Police Department about 10 p.m. Friday regarding a battery incident earlier that evening. The woman said a 16-year-old Clovis girl had pulled her hair, bitten her arm and injured her. Police examined the victim and found bloody lacerations in the shape of bite marks.
Police were unable to locate the alleged assailant and obtained a warrant for her arrest
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Police stopped a pickup truck that had its headlights off shortly after it left a drinking establishment about 2 a.m. Saturday. After noticing a marijuana smell coming from the truck, police searched the truck and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a handgun with three magazines.
The driver and passenger, both 21-year-old men from Texas, were arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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About 4 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 200 block of West 10th Street regarding a stolen pickup.
Police reported a man who was trying to “get with” a friend of the car owner had taken the keys, which had been left in plain sight on the owner’s dining room table. Later in the evening, police intercepted the truck, determined the driver was intoxicated, and arrested him for driving under the influence and unauthorized taking of a motor vehicle.
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Police responded Saturday afternoon to a report of sexual penetration of a 5-year-old girl.
The mother reported her daughter said her grandfather had touched her inappropriately. Police arrested the man on two unrelated warrants pending further investigation of the sexual contact allegations.

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