Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:
• An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Juniper about 10:25 a.m. in regards to an auto burglary report.
A 20-year-old woman said someone broke into her vehicle during the night and stole her CD player and new vehicle parts from the trunk.
The officer saw the left rear door window had been pried off its track to gain access to the interior lock. The rear speaker screens had been damaged when the suspect attempted to remove the speakers without success.
This was the second attempt to burglarize the vehicle. The first time, the woman’s boyfriend chased the suspects away.
The officer took photographs and noted his intent to forward them to the investigations division.
• About 3:50 a.m., an officer spoke with a 19-year-old man at the Portales Police Department about damage done to his GMC pickup the previous evening.
He said about 10 p.m. the day before, his girlfriend borrowed his truck to help her friend retrieve her property from a residence in the area of Fir and North Main Streets. Her friend had kicked her out.
He said his girlfriend returned and told him an older man at the residence had damaged the truck.
The women told the officer they found the property they had come to get in the yard and were loading it into the vehicle when the man came outside and began yelling at them.
The women retreated to the vehicle, and the man threw a cinder block and a puppy at the truck. The impact of the cinder block broke the window and showered the women with glass. They decided to drive away, and the man grabbed a metal pipe or bar and charged toward them.
The puppy was recovered and appeared uninjured.
The officer saw damage on the passenger door consistent with a cinder block as well as small paw prints and a slide mark on the hood. The passenger side mirror was broken off, and the passenger side window was broken out.
The officer noted his intent to seek a warrant against the 29-year-old for aggravated assault, criminal damage and cruelty to animals.