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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!
On March 9, 2018, Clovis Police received a call at about 7:20PM regarding an attempted robbery at the Valero gas station at Sunnyside/Tollhouse. Officers arrived on scene within 2 minutes and observed the suspect crossing Sunnyside Ave on foot. Officers made contact with the suspect. The suspect was uncooperative and was taken into custody with the assistance of a Clovis Police K9. The suspect is identified as 57 year-old Ernest Yetter of Clovis. Yetter is being treated at a local hospital and will be booked into Fresno County Jail on attempted robbery, obstructing a peace officer, and a warrant.
Clovis Police Department and Fresno Police Detectives arrested a 15 year old Clovis West Freshman before 2 a.m. this morning for making threats towards Clovis West High School and Buchanan High School. Clovis Police and Fresno Police were contacted by several concerned citizens who saw a Snapchat picture of an assault rifle with a warning to both Clovis West and Buchanan High students. Clovis Officers, Fresno Police Detectives along with Clovis Unified School Police investigated the threat and contacted the juvenile who sent the picture. There were no weapons found at the juvenile’s residence. The family of the juvenile is and hascooperated with law enforcement. Officers were able to determine the photo came from a website.
The 15 year old male was booked into Fresno County Juvenile Justice Corrections on one count of criminal threats of death or great bodily injury. The Clovis Police Department and the Clovis Unified School District will have an increased presence on the Buchanan campus today.
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