Police Blotter 11/27

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

Shortly before midnight Saturday, a police officer heard engines revving and tires squealing near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. Upon investigation, police found two vehicles racing westbound on 21st Street from Thornton and stopped one of them.
After detecting what police called “an overwhelming smell of burnt marijuana” coming from the car, officers found numerous packets of marijuana.
The driver was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, drag racing, and no driver’s license.
A passenger was arrested for possession of marijuana and two other passengers were released to the custody of their parents.

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About 10 a.m. Sunday, police noticed a gold vehicle speeding eastbound on First Street near the intersection of Mabry.
The passenger was seen throwing items out of the car and the vehicle then took off up the street, later stopping near Ash Street. After retrieving the items, later determined to be a pipe typically used for smoking marijuana, police arrested the driver for possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

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Police responded about 3:45 p.m. Monday to a public disturbance in the drive-in window of a fast-food restaurant.
Upon arrival, police determined that a couple in their 50s was trying to order food but every time they rolled down their window, a 22-year-old male approached their vehicle in a threatening manner.
The younger male said he had been honking his horn at the couple and telling them to move faster, and they told him that they didn’t have to do so. Police advised the older couple on the required procedure to pursue charges.

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A 38-year-old woman called police about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday to report that her 11-year-old daughter had been pushed and knocked down by another student while walking home from school on Hondo near Jefferson.
Police advised the mother that they would contact the other student and then speak with the district attorney to determine whether charges should be filed.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com