Clovis News

Car with 2 flat tires leads Clovis police to 5 arrests

A weaving car with two flat tires led to the arrest of five people Monday on suspicion of several vehicle burglaries, check forgery, grand theft auto and possession of methamphetamine, Clovis police said.

About 3 a.m., an officer noticed a car weaving on northbound Armstrong Avenue near Gibson Avenue. After stopping the car, which had two minors inside, the officer discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the 1700 block of Escalon Avenue. The two teenagers also had burglarized several vehicles in the area, police said.

The minors also had driven to the 400 block of Bliss Avenue, where one of the teenagers and an 18-year-old man burglarized more vehicles, police said.

Officers conducted a probation search at a home on the block, where they found stolen property, meth and items used for check forgery. The minors, the 18-year-old and a man and a woman — both 35 and residents of the home — were arrested.