Law officers responded about 2:30 a.m. Thursday to a crash involving a pickup and a train near Mabry Drive and Sugarbeet Road. Officers had some difficulty locating the wreck but eventually found a 1987 Ford F-150 whose front end had been hit by the train, deflating both front tires and causing other minor damage.
The driver, a 21-year-old Clovis man, failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated; subsequent breath alcohol tests showed results of 0.16. The train engineer said he was operating the train westbound and saw the truck driving parallel to the tracks until it overtook the train and pulled into its path. The driver and a passenger said they were trying to race the train.
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A high school assistant principal called police about 8:30 a.m. Thursday regarding a student possibly carrying a knife. A 16-year-old male student was removed from class and admitted to carrying a pocket knife with a blade more than 10 inches long.
Police arrested him, transported him to the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center and booked him for carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds.
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Staff at a Clovis college called police about 2 p.m. Feb. 17 to report two professional-graded DVD players worth about $650 each had been stolen over the weekend. The doors to the rooms had been locked over the weekend.
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Police responded about 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 16 to the 200 block of Tucker Avenue regarding sexual acts involving a minor.
Police interviewed a 17-year-old male and 12-year-old female, arrested the male, and took him to the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center for booking on two counts of criminal sexual penetration and one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: