Police Blotter 10/12

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

Male Clovis police officers had to call for assistance from a female officer after a woman began stuffing what appeared to be crack cocaine into her bra during a traffic stop about 8 p.m. on Oct. 1.
The call began with a routine traffic stop for a defective taillight on the corner of Seventh and Hull streets. The 37-year-old female driver admitted she had no license and said the car belonged to a 40-year-old female passenger. The passenger repeatedly tried to put her hand into her purse and to stuff items between her legs. Officers ordered the passenger out of the car at gunpoint and forcibly handcuffed her after she began stuffing items down her shirt.
After a female officer removed the items from the passenger’s bra, field tests showed the items were rocks of crack cocaine. The passenger was arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to traffic cocaine, tampering with evidence, and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer.
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About 4:45 a.m. Monday, police responded to a Clovis supermarket where they found a 20-year-old man who said his girlfriend’s brother had pulled a gun on him earlier at a private residence and threatened his life.
The brother denied pointing the gun at the boyfriend but said the boyfriend had been beating his sister. All three then said they did not want to pursue charges, but officers arrested the boyfriend and the brother.
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Police responded about 10 p.m. Monday to the 900 block of Thornton for a report of a breaking and entering in progress. Officers found a 38-year-old man trying to break down the door of a private residence. The man began kicking the officers.
When the man refused to show his hands for handcuffing, police warned him several times to comply and released a police dog that bit him in the ankle. Police took him to Plains Regional Medical Center for medical treatment and a tetanus shot before transporting him to jail.
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A clerk at a Clovis motel called police about 11 a.m. Tuesday reporting possible drug paraphernalia left in a room.
Police took a glass pipe typically used for smoking marijuana, a black butterfly plastic knife, and a leopardskin-colored cosmetic bag with a girl’s watch into evidence, marking the cosmetic bag for return to the owner if the owner returns to claim it.

Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: