Cops and Courts: Clovis resident charged for carjacking

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Police have charged a Clovis man for a May carjacking and are seeking another on similar charges, according to a press release from Clovis police.

Jimmy Maes, 21, was arrested June 22, charged with robbery, larceny, battery and attempt to commit a felony, according to court records.

He is being held on a $30,000 bond, jail officials said.

Maes allegedly assisted another suspect in stealing a car from a 19-year-old Clovis man May 28, according to the release.

The victim told police he had met Maes earlier in the day and Maes asked him to help him find some marijuana he had dropped in the area of Robles and Ewing streets, the release said.

While they were looking for the drugs, the victim said a third man approached, and pointed a gun at him and demanded the keys to his car, after exchanging words with Maes, the release said.

The victim told police he took off running because Maes punched him in the face after he turned over the keys.

The car was recovered the next day. Speakers and other items were stolen from it, the release said.

Police have obtained a warrant for the other suspect, the release said.

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Police are seeking suspects in a June 29 home burglary, according to police reports.

Police responded to the home in the 300 block of Davis around 5 p.m.

A 15-year-old said two male teens she knows walked into her apartment and took a carton of her mother’s cigarettes out of the refrigerator.

The girl said she heard them enter the house and went into the living room to confront them and they pushed past her, taking the cigarettes and then pushed her out of the way as they left, the report said.

The teen said the two returned later and threw watermelon all over the inside of the apartment.

Cops and Courts is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
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