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Police Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect in Fresno

Police Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect in Fresno

Fresno police responded to an attempted bank robbery at the Bank of America on Tulare Avenue on Thursday, September 18th.

The man in the photo walked up to the teller about 10:30 a.m. and handed a note saying he wanted $300 or he would shoot.

The teller was behind bulletproof glass and did not give the money, which caused the man to yell and swear at the teller.

The man left the bank empty handed but is wanted for attempted robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fresno Police Department Street Violence Section Robbery Detective Brandi Phebus at 559-621-2427.

Neighborhood Watch National Night Out August 5th

Please join us as we make our rounds to the following locations and enjoy some great food, information booths and tons of activities.

4:30-5:00 Stoneybrook Apartments (SE)
4942 E. Balch (Kings Canyon/Winery)

5:30-6:00  Wesley United Methodist church (NE)
1343 E. Barstow Ave

6:30-7:00  Quigley Park (NW)
7:30-8:00  Frank H. Ball Park (SW)
760 Mayor Ave

Emotional Lesson About The Dangers of High Schoolers Drinking

The Scenario on February 26, 2014: Three Clovis East High School teenage boys just finished a big morning test and decided to “relax” with alcohol at their friend Damon’s house during lunch. Alexus, Dylan and Zo realized they had to get back to class to avoid getting “tardies,” and two of them had to take another test. Dylan got behind the wheel. Meanwhile, teacher Stephanie Champion took her daily run at lunch due to a conflict in the evening. Coming back from lunch off-campus were Summer, Sofia and Nate. They watched in horror when Dylan hit Ms. Champion. Dylan didn’t stop. He plowed into the driver’s side of the car sending Summer to the hospital. Zo died at the scene. SkyLife crews are airlifting Champion to emergency. Zo’s actions proved to be fatal and life-shattering.

Clovis Police Work To Keep Alcohol Away From Kids


Officers with the Clovis Police Department worked with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently to discourage the consumption of alcohol by minors as part of an ongoing grant through a combination of education and enforcement.

On Wednesday, 2/19/14, the Clovis Police Department hosted an ABC Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEADS) class.  Fifty eight business owners and employees from licensed establishments in the city attended the four hour class which focused on how to prevent selling alcohol to minors and how law enforcement and businesses can work together to prevent alcohol related crime.  A presenter with ABC who provides this training across the state spoke with the attendees.

Shop Safely in Clovis

Many retailers in the City of Clovis plan to open their doors to shoppers even earlier this year on Thanksgiving evening. Anxious Christmas shoppers will likely be lining up for evening and early morning promotional sales/discounts that many retailers are advertising. That means Clovis Police will offer extra patrols beginning at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving night into Black Friday morning. Those will be followed by our regularly scheduled holiday patrols, which include officers (in patrol cars, on bikes and on foot), reserves and volunteers.

Several stores along the Shaw Avenue and Herndon Avenue corridors plan to open between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Officers will be looking to keep the peace in store lines in and to suppress criminal activity.

#GetThereSafe Flag raised at Clovis West High School to Remind Teens to Drive Smart

WHAT:            Students across 20 high schools, including Clovis West High School, will  gather to raise a #GetThereSafe flag at their schools to remind each other about the importance of smart driving Over a five-year period (2007-2011), 1,572 California teen drivers, ages 13-19, were involved in fatal crashes], and more than half of those teen drivers caused the accident.  California ranks second for the most teen crash fatalities,


The Allstate Foundation #GetThereSafe Week is part of the #GetThereSafe program, a teen-led initiative that raises awareness around the dangers of the three risky driving behaviors that frequently cause fatal teen crashes – speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and being distracted by other teen passengers in the car.

Fresno State Police Search For Suspect In Sexual Battery

Fresno State Police Search For Suspect In Sexual Battery

Fresno State Police Chief David Huerta announced a search is ongoing for Fidel I. Tafoya, who cut off a GPS ankle monitor and is accused of committing a sexual battery in the Henry Madden Library at approximately 8 p.m. Monday, October 7.


Chief Huerta appealed to the public for assistance and announced that Central Valley Crime Stoppers has added Tafoya to its list with a $200 reward for information leading to his arrest.(The alert bulletin that was posted on campus is attached as well as separate photo).


Anyone with information on Tafoya can contact:


  • Fresno State Police Department, 559.278.8400
  • Fresno State TipNow, 559.664.3204
  • Crime Stoppers, 559.498.STOP (7867)


At a press briefing this afternoon, the chief provided this account: