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Clovis Police issued a “Silver Alert on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol. Family members reported the 87 year-old Gerald Haney missing from his home in Clovis early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at approximately 9:15AM, our Department was contacted by the Watsonville Police Department advising that they had located Mr. Haney. Haney is in good health and he will be reunited with his family this morning.
The Clovis Police Department would like to thank our local media and those who shared our posts on social media to help located Mr. Haney.
87 year-old Gerald Haney is currently missing from his home in Clovis near Armstrong and Bullard. He was last seen at 4:45 a.m. driving a red Toyota Camry with a license plate of 5WGB569. Gerald could possibly be heading to the Los Angeles or San Bernardino areas.
With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, a Silver Alert was issued for Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, and Los Angeles counties. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gerald Haney is asked to call the Clovis Police Department at 559-324-2800.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, CPD officers were dispatched to a head-on collision on Minnewawa between Herndon and Birch Avenues. Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles with major damage. One of the involved vehicles, a Honda 4-door, was on fire and the two occupants were pinned in. The fire was quickly extinguished by assisting citizens.
Engines from the Clovis and Fresno County fire departments responded and used extrication equipment to free both occupants of the Honda. Both occupants of the Honda were transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the work truck was transported to the hospital with complaint of pain.
During the investigation, officers located open containers of alcohol within the Honda. It is yet to be determined if alcohol was a contributing factor to this collision. Investigators with the Clovis Police Department Collision Reconstruction Unit are still investigating the cause of this collision.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, CPD officers were dispatched to 1885 Herndon at GB3 gym in regards to a vehicle burglary in progress. An alert citizen noticed a subject prying a window in an attempt to enter the vehicle. The citizen kept dispatch updated regarding the suspects location until officers arrived.
Officers arrived within 3 minutes and located the suspect attempting to flee. He ran through an apartment complex, then northbound across the 168 freeway, and into another apartment complex. Officers surrounded the area and were able to locate him hiding in trees just east of 745 N. Fowler. He was taken into custody without incident.
Nicholas Browning, 35 of Fresno, was arrested for two counts of vehicle burglary, resisting arrest, and a no-bail warrant. In addition, Browning is on AB-109 probation for possession of stolen property and was wanted.
Browning is no stranger to Clovis Police. He was arrested by our agency in 2015 at the same location, GB3, for vehicle burglary and a violation of probation.
We’d like to thank officers of the Clovis Unified School District Police Department for their assistance in the apprehension of Browning.
Office of Traffic Safety and Law Enforcement Remind Public That DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze
Clovis, CA – While alcohol-impaired driving remains the most serious problem on our roadways, the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with other impairing substances in their system keeps rising. Faced with more instances of DUID – Driving under the Influence of Drugs – state and local officials are reiterating the message that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” The message takes on increased importance with the state set to begin licensing commercial nonmedical marijuana sales on January 1, 2018, under provisions of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
The Clovis Police Department’s sobriety/driver license checkpoint southbound Clovis Avenue at Pico Avenue netted 1 drunk driver and 15 license violator(s). 1114 cars and trucks passed through the checkpoint between 9pm last night and 1am this morning. Clovis Police stopped and screened the drivers of 759 vehicles. Here are the stats for the evening/morning:
• 1 arrested for DUI.
• 15 cited for being unlicensed.
• 1 arrested for driving on a suspended license.
• 1 vehicle was towed.
• 3 field sobriety tests conducted.
The DUI Checkpoint grant was funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety which made this checkpoint patrol financially possible. The grant allows the Clovis Police Department to hold special traffic details, including additional checkpoints.
Please remember to plan ahead before going out. Call a friend, Uber, Lyft, or a Taxi if you’re drinking.
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