Police Blotter 8/6/04

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

Police responded to a Clovis hospital on Wednesday evening in reference to a woman who was drunk, injured and attempting to take care of her 3-year-old granddaughter.

Hospital officials called police because they didn’t believe the 71-year-old woman could care for her granddaughter, due to her drunkenness.

The woman told police the child’s mother is deceased and the father is in jail, and that she was the only person to care for the child.

Due to her drunkenness, police placed the child in protective custody with a state agency.

The woman was transported to the county jail.

Police responded to the corner of Manana and Horn at 4:05 a.m. Saturday in reference to a man passed out in the grass, about four feet from the street.

Police kicked the subject’s feet several times in the hopes of waking him.

After about 10 minutes of shaking and nudging, the subject awoke. When police asked him where he lived the subject pointed to the ground and said: “Right here … Isn’t it pretty?”
Police said the man was intoxicated and was rambling about several subjects at once.

Police identified the man from an identification card and called his supervisor, who asked police to take the man into protective custody.

While in custody in the police car and at the jail the man was cursing, kicking and resisting officers. At one point police had to use pepper spray on the man, who was placed in detox and charged with resisting arrest.

Police cited a woman on July 30 because the music in her vehicle was too loud.

Police heard loud music from a white Chevy Caprice at the corner of Seventh and Martin Luther King Boulevard about 11:15 p.m. The car was about 100 feet away from police but could still be heard.

Police stopped the vehicle and asked the woman driver about the music. The woman told police the music wasn’t coming from her car because she was on her cell phone.

Police asked her to turn the radio on. When she did police confirmed the music was coming from her vehicle.

Police issued the woman a citation.

Police blotter is compiled by CNJ news editor Mike Linn. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
mike_linn@link.freedom.com