Oct. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

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

About 5 p.m. Oct. 21 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Prince Street for a fraud report.

A clerk said a male purchased a popcorn ball with a roll of quarters worth $10 and she gave him about $8 in change.

After the customer left, she discovered the coins in the wrapper were not quarters.

The officer took the 40 slot machine tokens into evidence and another clerk was able to identify the suspect.

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About 9 p.m. Oct. 21 an officer responded to a vehicle crash on Llano Estacado Boulevard just west of Prince Street.

Three vehicles had crashed and one had crashed through a fence and was being kept from falling into a water retention area by the fence.

The witnesses said the vehicle stuck on the fence ran a stop sign while driving southbound toward Llano Estacado Boulevard from a shopping center and crashed into an oncoming vehicle.

The 15-year-old driver of the first vehicle told officers his brakes failed and he froze. A passenger said he grabbed the wheel when he realized they were going to run the stop sign.

Seven people were treated for minor injuries at the hospital. The teen driver was cited for careless driving, driving without a license and defective equipment.

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About 5 a.m. Oct. 21 an officer responded to a report of hit and run in the 1000 block of Jeannie Drive.

A parked vehicle had been struck from behind and sustained minor damage to the bumper.

The officer found debris near the vehicle, including a license plate.

While the officer was processing the crash, dispatch told him a woman called from the 1400 block of Norris to report a hit and run.

The woman told the officer she was involved in a hit and run on 21st Street, but when the officer told her license plate had been found at another scene, she admitted she had fallen asleep and crashed into the vehicle on Jeannie drive.

She was cited for careless driving and failure to report a crash.


Police blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: e-mail to: