Police Blotter 5/26

Police responded about 6:44 p.m. May 16 to a motorcycle crash near Ned Houk Park that sent a 23-year-old man to Lubbock for emergency treatment.
Medical staff in Lubbock said the man had been transported by air ambulance while in a coma. After waking from the coma at the hospital he was found to be paralyzed from the neck down.
After checking the scene and interviewing witnesses, police determined that the motorcycle spun its tires in the mud and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
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Clovis police noticed a white Pontiac Trans Am driving near the corner of 21st and Mitchell streets about 7:30 p.m. on May 19, and stopped the car because it had white lettering across the top of the windshield, which is a violation of city ordinances.
The driver, a 27-year-old Clovis woman, was unable to provide any form of identification. Police also brought a testing device and determined that her window tint did not meet required standards.
The officer attempted to speak with four children in the car to verify her identity but the woman yelled at them in a threatening manner that they shouldn’t talk to the police. After she used profanity to police, police arrested her for assaulting an officer, no driver’s license, obstructed windshield, and sunscreen violation.
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Police responded to Clovis High School about 11 a.m. on May 19 and took a report that a former student had come to a classroom doorway and glared at a student who had been the victim in a kidnapping, aggravated battery and assault case.
Officers verified with school personnel that the former student did not have permission to be on school grounds and reported they would seek a warrant for her arrest on charges including intimidation of a state’s witness and criminal trespass.
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About 9:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to the 900 block of South Thornton for a vehicle theft report.
The vehicle owner, a 47-year-old Clovis man, said he had just been released from jail in Alamogordo after five weeks and found his brown and gold 1990 Jaguar had been taken while he was in jail. He provided contact information for a co-worker who had been observed driving the vehicle while he was in jail and agreed to assist in prosecution if the vehicle was found.
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Officials with a Clovis bank called police about 3 p.m. Monday to report that a customer who had been with the bank for about a year had deposited a cashier’s check for $10,600 on May 11 and withdrew $10,000 on May 18. The cashier’s check was later determined to be fraudulent.
The customer told police he had received the check from a person in Africa who agreed to buy his four-wheeler. The customer said he waited seven days to make sure the check cleared the bank and then sent $5,700 via Western Union to a shipper who was supposed to pick up the four wheeler.
The customer said he had no intention of defrauding the bank and assumed the check was legitimate because he had waited to make sure the money would be deposited into his account.
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A woman called police about 4:45 p.m. to report that her 12-year-old son had been fighting with her, pulling her hair, choking her, punching her, and digging his nails into her wrists. The woman said her husband is currently deployed to Iraq and for the last three months her children have been out of control. The other child, a 17-year-old daughter, was on house arrest for battery, according to the mother, and prescription drugs and other items were regularly missing from her home.
Police arrested the son and reported they would obtain an arrest warrant for the daughter.
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Police responded about 2 a.m. Tuesday to a bomb threat report at a business on the 1600 block of North Prince. The owner said he had been having problems with several people for nonpayment of fees, and had received a call on his cell phone saying “We put a bomb in your (business) big enough to hit (another business) across the street.”
Officers searched the building but found no explosives.

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