April 3 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:


• An officer went to commercial property on U.S. 70 for a report of a burglary.

He spoke with the property owner, who said the business had been closed for a long time and there was nothing of value in the burglarized shop.

Someone had kicked in two doors on the building and damaged the frames, and a window was broken. The damage was estimated at $400.

The officer determined the suspect entered through the broken window. Nothing was taken.

The owner said the shop was last checked three weeks ago and there was no damage.

The officer photographed the damage but found no footprints or fingerprints. The case is inactive due to lack of evidence.

• About 8:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of West Commercial Street on a report of a burglary.

The officer spoke with a man who said three pieces of 20-feet-long, 2-inch copper pipes valued at $420 and $200 worth of copper fittings had been stolen.

The man said he’d sealed the two holes before realizing the piping was gone. He said the site was unsupervised from 4:30 p.m. until 7:25 p.m.

The case is inactive due to lack of evidence.