Release Date: July 27, 2013
Incident Type: Capture of Patrick George Lopez
Contact Person: Steve Sanders, Chief of Police, (575) 763-9416
Clovis – July 27, 2013 – On Friday, July 26, 2013, at approximately 7:30 PM, the Clovis Police Department was notified about the location of a fugitive wanted on several warrants by a local bail bondsman.
The fugitive was identified as Patrick George Lopez. Mr. Lopez was featured as a "Most Wanted" person on July 12, 2013. Mr. Lopez was wanted in connection with Two Outstanding Warrants; One for Aggravated Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated by Liquor or Drugs; One for Concealing Identity.
Clovis Police Officers responded to the Westward Ho Hotel in the 600 blk of East 1st Street. As officers attempted to make contact with Mr. Lopez, Mr. Lopez attempted to escape by breaking through the ceiling in the hotel room and entering the attic area. Information was provided Mr. Lopez may be armed with a handgun and Mr. Lopez has criminal history indicating his possession and use of firearm.
The Clovis Police Department SWAT Team was notified. After a six-hour stand-off with Mr. Lopez, Mr. Lopez was safely taken into custody. Mr. Lopez was transported to the Curry County Detention Facility where he was booked on the warrants and the additional charges of Resisting Arrest, Felony Criminal Damage and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
No other information is available at this time.