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Shop Safely This Holiday Season

Shop Safely This Holiday Season

 

The Better Business Bureau has some safe shopping tips for you this holiday season.

Create a budget and stick to it

Accused Car Burglar Arrested In Clovis

Accused Car Burglar Arrested In Clovis

If you are the victim of a smash-and-grab in Clovis, there's a chance you could see some of your stuff again.

Clovis Police say someone saw 26-year-old Mark Munoz looking in car windows at Dry Creek Park off Clovis and Alluvial early Tuesday morning.

Officers swooped in and say they found a backpack, laptop, credit cards, Redbox DVDs and numerous gift cards, including a $300 Starbucks card.

Munoz was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

Officers believe Munoz broke into at least nine cars since September, and they're working to give people back their property.

Police say this should serve as a reminder to not leave valuables in your car.

Family Pet Killed During Clovis Home Burglary

Family Pet Killed During Clovis Home Burglary

Clovis Police are looking for a burglar, who killed a family pet during a break-in.

The homeowner says she and her husband came home Tuesday evening to find that their house had been ransacked, and the couple's 11-year-old Pomeranian dead in the backyard.

Police say someone shattered a glass door in the back of the house near Carolina and Vermont, stole a laptop and gun, and kicked the family dog to death. Investigators say the thief may have kicked the dog to get it out of the way.

The break-in happened between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., while the couple was not home.

Police say they checked with neighbors, but no one saw anything unusual.

Anyone with information is asked to call Clovis Police at (559) 324-2800 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

Clovis Woman Goes To Prison For Mortgage Fraud

 

Truong, aka Linh Thi Truong, 40, of Clovis, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for a conspiracy to defraud lenders while buying homes to use to grow marijuana, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

On April 9, 1012, Truong pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. In pleading guilty, Truong acknowledged that she had conspired with her mortgage broker, Monique Nguyen, aka Monique Dzu Le, 62, to defraud GreenPoint Mortgage Funding Inc. in order to obtain a $545,000 loan to purchase a residential property in Willits. She overstated her income, misrepresented her job title, and made other false statements. The house was converted into a marijuana cultivation operation. Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies seized 856 marijuana plants from the Willits property, and grow lights and equipment from Truong’s residence in Clovis. Nguyen was convicted of mortgage fraud in this case.

Busted: Woman Accused of 224 Counts of ID Theft and Burglary

Busted: Woman Accused of 224 Counts of ID Theft and Burglary

A Fresno woman is going to need some wealthy friends to get out of jail.

Her bail is set at $5 million!

Investigators say Leisha Nelson stole the identities of more than 60 people, and was arrested for 224 counts of theft and burglary.

She's accused of stealing checks and credit cards from an elderly client, and conning people between Visalia and Sacramento.

At her home, detectives say they found a computer, a program that makes fake checks, and fake identification cards.

Drug Lab Uncovered In Clovis Apartment

Drug Lab Uncovered In Clovis Apartment

Police say two people have been arrested after an ecstasy lab operation was uncovered inside a Clovis apartment.

Late Thursday night, Clovis Police were called to the Pacific Grove Apartments off Villa and Barstow to check on possible drug activity, police spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee said.

Officers say they located two men in a parking lot who showed symptoms of being under the influence of drugs. They also found one of them was in possession of property that was stolen from a nearby unit, Stoll-Lee said.

Police went to the apartment to locate the owner of the property, and a man let them inside. That's when officers found evidence of a drug lab that was hot and giving off strong fumes, Stoll-Lee said.

Authorities evacuated the two people inside, along with two families in neighboring units.

The Fresno Meth Task Force was called in, and investigators confirmed that it was an ecstasy "cooking" drug lab, Stoll-Lee said.

FREE Scary Pancakes this weekend!

FREE Scary Pancakes this weekend!

 

IHOP is doing something fun for the kids this weekend. Last year they gave away free Scary Pancakes and are doing it again!  Free pancakes to kids under the age of 12. 

This is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All employees are dressing up. The restaurants are decorated to the hilt. Patrons are encouraged to dress up if they’d like to too. (You'll get a 20% coupon if you do dress up! That coupon's good for your next visit during the week of Halloween.) 

These scary FREE pancakes are being given away at all IHOP restaurants in Fresno, Clovis, and Madera.