Cops and Courts: Teens report shots fired

Police are investigating a report by two teens who said they were shot at Wednesday as they drove through downtown Clovis.
The 17- and 15-year-old boys called police around 11 p.m. and said they were leaving a fast-food restaurant on 14th Street when a dark-color van pulled up beside them and the driver began honking, Police Chief Dan Blair said.
The boys told police the passenger in the van covered his face with a magazine and pointed a black handgun at them.
The boys told police the van followed them toward Potter Park and they heard two shots fired.
Blair said a preliminary police report on the incident does not indicate the boys knew the suspects. The investigation is ongoing, he said.

A scam involving a person or persons making telephone calls trying to get credit or debit card information has been reported in the area, according to a Clovis Police Department press release.
People in the area have received telephone calls saying their account with High Plains Credit Union has been blocked or is overdrawn, the release said. The message then prompts them to call (800) 949-1864, when they are asked to input their 16-digit credit or debit card number.
High Plains Federal Credit Union officials said they do not ask members to verify information by phone or e-mail, the release said.
Call High Plains Federal Credit Union for information: 762-3313.

Clovis Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 34-year-old Clovis man charged in multiple violent offenses, according to a press release.
Anthony Morgan has three outstanding warrants for his arrest, including aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the release.
Morgan is accused of fleeing from an officer early Thursday in the 1200 block of Sheldon Street, the release said. The officer was questioning another person in a vehicle and tried to subdue Morgan when he drove away. He crashed into two vehicles while driving away, the release said.
On June 26, Morgan and an accomplice beat a 43-year-old man with a golf-ball-filled sock and pushed him out the window of the victim’s second-story apartment while attempting to purchase drugs, according to an incident report.
Morgan also has an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on 2006 drug and battery charges.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding Morgan’s whereabouts to call Sgt. Jerry Wike at 763-9445 or Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000.
Morgan is described as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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