Police blotter: May 16, 2004

While patrolling near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets about noon on May 8, police noticed a black 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup that appeared to be the same one reported missing earlier in the day. Police stopped the truck and asked the driver, who was an employee of the dealership that had reported the truck missing, if he was authorized to drive the vehicle.
The man said he was not authorized to drive and said he would return it to the dealership. Police said he could not do that and arrested him for possession of stolen property and unauthorized taking of a motor vehicle.
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Police responded about 3:30 p.m. on May 8 to a bigamy report at the 1400 block of Brentwood.
A woman at the residence said he had received a phone call from a woman who said she was married to her husband and that a third woman also had a marriage to her husband.
The woman said she would be providing a written statement and a copy of a voice message tape.
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Shortly after midnight on May 9, police responded to a report of shots fired at the corner of Sixth and Hinkle streets.
After interviewing a number of witnesses, police arrested a 21-year-old Clovis man for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and negligent use of a firearm. A 22-year-old Clovis man fled police and was arrested for negligent use of a deadly weapon, evading an officer, and tampering with evidence.
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A gas station manager called police about 7 a.m. on May 9 to report two counterfeit $50 bills in the cash receipts. Police took the bills into evidence.
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Police responded about 4:45 p.m. on May 9 to a fight in progress at the 800 block of Jones. An 18-year-old man said he had been struck by a white Ford Taurus whose driver then got out and started fighting him. The man said this has been an ongoing problem at work with the driver.
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About 10 p.m. on May 9, officers responded to a drive-by shooting at the 200 block of West 11th Street.
A resident told police she had seen a car parked across from her home and yelled at the vehicle because she thought her son might be inside. When her son did not get out she went back inside her house. The occupants of the car then fired four to five shots at her home.
Officers checked the building and found three bullet holes.
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About 8:15 p.m. Monday, police responded to a drive-by shooting incident near the corner of Mitchell and 10th streets.
A witness said he had seen a blue Grand Prix coming west on 16th street that was similar to one used in a drive-by shooting at his fiance’s home. The Grand Prix began following him, blinking its lights, and followed him to the corner of Connelly and 4th streets, at which time the driver saw flashes, heard a loud noise, and dropped to the floor of the car when both drivers’ side windows were shot out.
Police took photos of the damage and contacted the vehicle owner who said her car had been used by another person for the drive-by shooting.
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A Clovis woman came to the police department about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to report three unauthorized transactions on her checking account that were made with her Visa debit card. All three were from Internet companies and the bills totaled $95.66.
The woman filled out a fraud report and told police she didn’t know who may have initiated the transactions.

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