Feb. 22, 2009 Blotter

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

About 10 p.m. Feb. 6 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Country Meadows for a report of criminal damage.

A man said he was driving north on Norris Street when someone in a southbound vehicle threw an egg at his car.

The man said he obtained the license plate of the vehicle.

The officer noted there was egg-like substance near the driver’s side door of the man’s vehicle and what appeared to be eggshells inside the vehicle.

The officer made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle but due to a language barrier was unable to determine who was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.

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About 10 a.m. Feb. 7 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of north Prince Street for a report of an intoxicated driver.

Store personnel said a man brought his vehicle in for a tune-up and they noted he appeared drunk. A service technician also found an open beer in the vehicle.

The manager offered to provide officers video of the man driving his vehicle into service area.

The man, who spoke only Spanish, told the officer he had one beer but had done all his drinking the night before.

An alcohol breath test resulted in a reading of .26 and the man was charged with aggravated DWI, fourth offense. He was also charged with child abuse because he had three children with him.

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About 5 p.m. Feb. 7 an officer responded to a business parking lot in the 3000 block of north Prince for a hit and run report.

A woman said she was walking to her vehicle when she saw a vehicle driven by a man swerve to hit a shopping cart.

She said the vehicle then pushed the shopping cart into her vehicle and drove away at a high rate of speed, with the driver laughing.

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About 11 p.m. Feb. 7 an officer responded to the 400 block of east 14th Street for a report of a subject with a weapon.

A caller said a male subject had pulled a knife on him.

The officer made contact with a man who said he was in the area because he suspected a resident had beaten his son up in an earlier incident.

The officer noted the man kept putting his hands in his pockets and asked him to keep them out of his pockets.

A resident indicated the man was the one who they had reported having a knife.

As the officer attempted to gather more information, the man continued putting his hands in his pockets and after repeated warnings were ignored, the officer tazed the 43-year-old.

The man was arrested for interfering with a police officer.

The officer found a folding pocket knife in the man’s pocket, but later learned he had not brandished it toward the resident.


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