Police Blotter 2/15

About 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, police stopped a car driving erratically near the corner of Seventh and Hull streets.
The 54-year-old driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested on charges of improper turning, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and driving while intoxicated, first offense. A subsequent breath alcohol test returned results of 0.12 and 0.13.
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About 8 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the 1200 block of Mora regarding a report that someone had shot and hit a residence.
A 37-year-old woman told police a neighbor had come to her home asking if her house had been shot; upon inspection, she found a window had a hole consistent with a bullet. The neighbor also gave police several spent shells that had hit his house.
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While searching a red Pontiac Grand Am about 2 p.m. Monday reported as possibly involved in a drive-by shooting, officers found an orange toy gun resembling a Beretta 92F in the car and an open bottle of gin in the glove compartment.
Officers issued a citation to the 18-year-old driver for open container and took the bottle into evidence.
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Police responded to a convenience store about 6 a.m. Tuesday regarding a $20 bill that clerk suspected was counterfeit. The customer said he had received the bill in change from a different store. Officers could not find the standard security items on the bill and took it to another store to have it tested.
The bill was subsequently confirmed to be valid but by that time the customer had left the store. Police took the bill into evidence for safekeeping and gave a business card to the clerk, who said she would notify the customer if he returned to the store.
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A Security Forces officer from Cannon Air Force Base called Clovis police about 4 p.m. Tuesday after observing two women fighting outside a residence in military housing in Clovis. The Cannon officer said at first he believed the women were high school students but later determined they were a 34-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter.
The mother and daughter both confirmed that the daughter had come home with her boyfriend and the mother told the daughter that the boyfriend had to go home. The mother then said she asked her daughter where she got “hickies” on her neck, and the daughter said they came from her boyfriend. The mother tried to ground her daughter, at which point the daughter began to yell and was slapped in the face by her mother. The two then began to punch and scratch each other.
Police took both into custody for booking.

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