Police Blotter 12/4

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

Clovis police responded to the 1500 block of Ross about 9 p.m. Nov. 25 where a resident reported that a window-locking device on a van had been popped. A duffel bag and various tools worth about $300 were taken from the vehicle.
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Shortly before 10 p.m. Nov. 25, police responded to the 2500 block of North Prince for a criminal damage report.
The property owner reported that a white 1970s model Bronco with big tires drove over the curb and ran down a number of recently planted decorative trees, then came around the block a second time and destroyed the remainder of the trees. The property owner reported 12 trees were destroyed, at a loss of about $2,400.
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Police took a report about 10:40 p.m. Nov. 25 that four males had chased a 17-year-old male to his home and threw rocks or bricks at his car, causing damage to the vehicle. The man identified all four people who had been chasing him.
Officers checked the vehicle and found damage later estimated by a repair facility to require about $1,600 in repair work.
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Clovis police are looking for a blue and chrome heavy-duty wheelchair stolen out of a rack on the back of a 65-year-old man’s Mercury Grand Marquis.
Police said the chair was taken by unknown persons between 6 p.m. Thursday and 7:45 a.m. Friday at the 600 block of West Yucca and is worth about $800.
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About 7:30 a.m. Friday, police responded to a three-vehicle crash with heavy damage at the corner of Prince Street and Texas Avenue. The driver of a 1999 Chevy Geo said she was southbound on Prince in the inside lane attempting to merge into the center left turn lane, was hit from behind by a Chevy pickup, and then was pushed by the impact into a Ford pickup. The Chevy pickup driver said he didn’t see the Geo, hit his brakes, and skidded into the Geo.
No citations were immediately issued.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com