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Phone Tip Leads Clovis PD to Mail Theft Suspect in Harlan Ranch



Clovis police say they found a loaded handgun, stolen mail, methamphetamine, and burglary tools in Lee Vue's car before his arrest. (Clovis PD)
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Clovis police say a phone tip about suspicious activity in Harlan Ranch early Wednesday led to the arrest of a Fresno man on gun, mail theft, and drug charges.

Lee Vue Booking Photo

Lee Vue, 34, of Fresno

Lee Vue, 34, was arrested without incident at about 3 a.m. near a community mailbox in the vicinity of Richmond and North Pamela avenues, authorities said.

However, a passenger in the car driven by Vue ran from officers and wasn’t caught.

A search of the car by officers turned up a loaded handgun, stolen mail, methamphetamine, and burglary tools. Vue, a convicted felon who is on probation, was booked into Fresno County Jail.

“This arrest occurred because of the Clovis resident who called police immediately, and the quick actions by our dispatchers and officers,” Clovis PD public information officer Ty Wood said in a news release. “We urge you to call law enforcement immediately when you see a crime in progress or suspicious activity.”

Mail Theft Climbs During Winter Holidays

Wood also noted that mail theft increases in the winter and holiday months. He advised residents to check their mail daily and have important items delivered to a secure location.

Residents can reach Clovis PD by calling 911 for emergencies and (559) 324-2800 for non-emergencies.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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