Published: Saturday, July 19th, 2003
Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Clovis bar employee called police shortly after midnight Tuesday morning to report that a man had been asked to leave the bar but returned and swore at staff because they refused to serve him. Checking the man’s record indicated he had warrants out for his arrest and police transported him to the Curry County Adult Detention Center. --- About 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, police heard a vehicle rapidly accelerate and tried to stop it by using the emergency lights. Instead of stopping, the vehicle led police on a chase through an alley near the corner of Fifth Street and Mitchell. The vehicle stopped briefly allowing three passengers to flee, then took off rapidly and missed a patrol car by less than a foot, after which the driver stopped the car and fled, trying to hide in a shed of an abandoned house on the 400 block of Rencher. Police arrested the driver on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, resisting, evading, and obstructing an officer, speeding, and loud muffler. --- A 66-year-old Clovis woman pulled into a handicapped parking spot on the 2800 block of North Prince and was waiting outside her car for another 66-year-old woman when a young male ran up to her, grabbed her purse, and began to pull. Rather than releasing the purse, the woman held on and prepared to hit the man with her purse, causing the man to run away and get into a waiting car. Several witnesses saw the incident and one got into his own car and followed the suspect’s car to obtain identifying information. The attempted robbery victim was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment of heart pain following the incident. --- A 20-year-old Clovis man called police Tuesday evening to report his girlfriend may have stolen a swamp cooler. The man said he had decided to back out of a lease agreement to move into the 1100 block of South Lea with his girlfriend and wanted to document the missing swamp cooler prior to canceling the lease. --- A Clovis grandmother called police late Wednesday night to report her 21-year-old grandson was threatening her. He had broken her storm door after swearing at her and her other grandchildren, and was throwing full beer cans at her from across the yard at the 800 block of Wallace. The grandson denied threatening his relatives but admitted to damaging the door and was arrested.
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