Police blotter — April 13

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


• An officer responded to an auto burglary incident in the 1200 block of Hickory at 8:47 a.m. where he made contact with a man who said someone had gained unauthorized access to his vehicle between the hours of 8:30 p.m. on April 7 and 8:30 a.m. on April 8.

The man said he found the rear sliding window of his vehicle open and the in-dash CD player was missing.

The scene was dusted for fingerprints.


• An officer responded to a harassment charge at 8:47 a.m. at the Portales Municipal soccer fields where a man told him he had received a call from a private caller at 1:25 a.m. The man said a computerized voice spoke obscenities then threatened to “shank his family.”

There are no identified suspects at this time.

• An officer responded to a shots fired call at 2:50 a.m. at Eddy Hall on Eastern New Mexico University campus. A man said his vehicle was shot at while driving.

The shooter is unknown.


• An officer responded to a criminal damage call at 10:15 a.m. at the 200 block of Knoxville. A man said he had arrived at the north parking lot of Portales High School at 2:30 p.m. April 8 and saw an individual in a truck give him an angry look.

He said the individual, who was a Hispanic male between 15 and 17 years old, got out of his own pick-up truck and walked over to his vehicle and stood by the driver’s side door for a minute,

He said upon leaving the high school, he discovered a horizontal linear scratch on his car door and soda had been poured down his windshield.

Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.

• An officer responded to a larceny call at 10:25 a.m. at the 700 block of Wylie Cox Circle where a woman’s gas grill, a full LP tank and a grill cover had been stolen from her back porch between 8 p.m. on April 10 and 10 a.m. on April 11.

She valued the items at approximately $200.

• An officer responded to an auto burglary call at 9:25 a.m. in the 900 block of North Avenue N where a man said someone had gained unauthorized access into his vehicle between 8:30 p.m. on April 10 and 8 a.m. on April 11.

The man said when he left his residence to go to work, the passenger side door to his vehicle was open and several items were missing: An inactivated Nokia cell phone, the title to his vehicle, $15 worth of dimes, some change from an ash tray, a pair of leather gloves and two high school class rings.

The vehicle was dusted for fingerprints.

— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell