Clovis News

Local briefs: DUI campaign yields 100 arrests - so far

Fresno and Madera counties have reported more than 100 arrests through this year's AVOID 21 Winter Holiday DUI Campaign.

The arrests have resulted from sobriety checkpoints, task-force operations and saturation patrols throughout the two counties.

The campaign began Dec. 18 and will continue through Sunday.

During the winter campaign last year, law enforcement agencies in the counties made more than 450 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

This year's total is expected to rise once all law-enforcement agencies have reported their arrests.

Checkpoint yields 3 arrests, 33 towings

Fresno police arrested three people on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday night at a checkpoint at eastbound Shields Avenue at Tenth Street, Sgt. Richard Tucker said.

Police also towed 33 vehicles because the drivers did not have insurance or valid driver's licenses.


Info about Fresno arson fires sought

The Fresno Fire Department is investigating two arson fires which were set over the weekend.

The first occurred on the Bullard High School campus in a baseball dugout. Artificial turf and a trash can were set on fire on either Dec. 24 or 25.

In the second blaze, vandals set fire to a vacant home in the 1800 block of East Cole Avenue Sunday, causing an estimate $15,000 in damage.

Anyone with information about either fire is asked to call investigators at (559) 621-4440 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

Road work

2 street closures set

The city of Fresno will close Tulare Avenue at the Fulton Mall intermittently from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 4 to Jan. 7. The closure will allow the city to upgrade a traffic signal.

Also, Clovis Avenue will be closed at Tulare Avenue from Jan. 4 to Jan. 7 for installation of a new water main for the Fancher Creek development.