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On May 21, 2018 just after 2:00 A.M., members of the Fresno Help Eliminate Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.) Task Force consisting of a Detective from the Clovis Police Department, Fresno Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, and a DMV Investigator, located a stolen vehicle near Clovis/Alluvial. Detectives followed the vehicle to the area of N. Minnewawa Ave./Teague Ave., where five suspects were eventually arrested. During the investigation, two stolen vehicles were recovered along with various stolen property that has been returned to the owners, and an illegal firearm was also recovered. The H.E.A.T. Task Force used video surveillance and other information to solve two vehicles burglaries, a residential burglary, and several thefts from unlocked vehicles.
The suspects arrested were 23 year-old Shon Walker, 18 year-old Elissa Mello, 20 year-old Daniel Stefanson, 26 year-old Mike Lewis, and 21 year-old Joseph Brummett. Charges included possession of stolen property, stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, and warrants. All suspects were booked into Fresno County Jail.
The Clovis Police Department commends the H.E.A.T. Task Force for their hard-work, and reminds residents to lock their vehicles, never keep any property in parked vehicles, and always call law enforcement when seeing something suspicious.
Clovis Police Ask For
Assistance Locating Missing Elderly Person
Friday, May 18, 2018, 84 year-old Gloria Lombardi left her home near N. Winery
Ave./E. Olive Ave. in Fresno. She stopped by Toyota of Clovis near W. Shaw
Ave./Freeway 168 in Clovis at about 11:45 A.M., and left in her gold 2006
Toyota Avalon. Lombardi was supposed to drive to the area of W. Alluvial
Ave./N. Fresno Ave. in Fresno, however she never made it there.
is described as a white female adult, 84 years-old, 5’0, 130 lbs, gray hair,
and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothes she was wearing, but she was driving
her gold 2006 Toyota Avalon, California license plate 5PCS922.
you have any information about the whereabouts of Gloria Lombardi, please call
the Clovis Police Department at (559) 324-2800.
A one-day multi-agency operation occurred May 2, 2018 in Clovis involving thirteen law enforcement agencies. Approximately 75 Officers worked together to complete probation and parole searches, traffic stops, and other proactive work throughout Clovis and the surrounding area. Arrests were made for a variety of felonies and misdemeanors such as probation/parole violations, narcotic sales/transportation, firearms possession, and traffic offenses. Gang members were also contacted during the operation.
The Clovis Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their support and assistance with the operation: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California State Parole, Department of Homeland Security and Investigations, Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, Fresno County Probation Department, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Fresno Police Department, Kerman Police Department, Kingsburg Police Department, Reedley Police Department, Selma Police Department, and the United States Marshal Service.
Below are statistics from operation:
Total Arrests: 46
Felony Arrests: 27
Misdemeanor Arrests: 19
Total Probation/Parole Contacts: 92
Parole Contacts: 6
Probation Contacts: 22
Probation/Parole Searches Completed: 64
Proactive Vehicle Stops: 71
Proactive Pedestrian Contacts: 51
Firearms Seized: 3
Vehicles Towed: 19
Clovis Police are investigating a reported mountain lion sighting in the area of Locan/Enterprise avenues in the City of Clovis. A resident was on a walk in the area last night and reported the sighting to the Clovis Police Department. The animal was not located by officers who responded to the initial report. The Clovis Police Department contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and is working with a local Biologist to investigate this incident.
Residents in the area are asked to be aware of their surroundings and anyone seeing what is believed to be a mountain lion should not approach but call the Clovis Police Department at 559-324-2800 or 911. We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.
This evening, April 12, 2018, Clovis Police Chief Matt Basgall will host a third annual “Facebook Live” Q&A Session for Clovis residents. From the comfort of your home, office, or Wi-Fi hotspot, you can join in on the conversation which begins at 7:00 P.M. on the Clovis Police Department’s Facebook page. Chief Basgall will be answering questions and talking about important current issues to keep our residents informed. The Facebook live session is scheduled to be at least 30 minutes long. We hope you’ll join us on our Facebook page, tonight Thursday at 7:00 P.M.!
Clovis, CA. – Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts statewide.
Clovis Police Department will join law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving. Officers will have a special emphasis this month on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws. The goal is to increase voluntary compliance by drivers, but sometimes citations are necessary for motorists to better understand the importance of driving distraction
April 5th and 13th have been designated as the two statewide enforcement dates when law enforcement agencies will step up distracted driving enforcement activities. The California Department of Transportation will put distracted driving messages on the changeable message signs on freeways during April.
Clovis Police will be joining hundreds of other law enforcement from all over the nation to compete in the 33rd annual Baker to Vegas Run this weekend. This is the second year that CPD has organized a team of 23 runners and 29 support personnel to run against 269 other teams through the desert. Our inaugural team started CPD’s tradition off great by placing 13th in their division and 116 overall in what’s been deemed the “largest police foot pursuit in the world!”
Baker to Vegas was organized by the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club just 14 teams in 1985 and promotes “teamwork, camaraderie, physical fitness and competition” according to their website. Law enforcement personnel from all over the United States begin their race near Baker, California, and end 120 miles away near the Las Vegas strip over the course of less than a day!
All runners and support staff participate on their own time while representing Clovis! We wish all participants the best of luck and good weather during their run! Stay tuned to our social media accounts for updates over the weekend!
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