Police blotter — May 4

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


• An officer was sent to Portales Recreation Center about 4:35 p.m. in reference to larceny.

A 24-year-old woman said money was missing from the center coin bag. She said money was taken April 20 and then she again noticed at least $40 missing

The woman said she put the money in a small coin bag and dropped it off at City Hall. The bag contained less money when she received it back.

The woman said she locked the money bags in a cabinet and only employees had access to it. Her employees said they didn’t even know there was money in the bag.

The case is closed pending further leads.

• About 11 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a burglary in the 500 block of South Avenue A.

The officer met with the victim, a 44-year-old man. A DVD player, cable box, box of DVDs, radio clock and silver knife were reported missing. The knife was recovered.

A 49-year-old man was arrested for larceny and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, and held at Roosevelt County Detention Center with charges pending.

• An officer was sent to the 200 block of South Avenue E in reference to a breaking and entering of a house in progress. There were three suspects in the case of criminal damage.


• About 9 p.m., an officer went to a business in the 100 block of West Second Street in reference to a vehicle burglary.

A 52-year-old woman said a co-worker told her someone broke into her van.

The co-worker said he was in the parking lot and saw a boy who appeared to be under 16 years old walking with something under his arm. He said he yelled at the boy to stop, but the boy ran down the alley.

The woman said her purse containing her immigration cards, $185 in cash, a bank card, credit cards and her social security card was missing. The passenger-side window was broken.

The officer noted her intent to turn the case over to detectives.


• About 5:30 p.m., an officer responded to a report of an auto burglary in the 1200 block of East Canadian Street. A 19-year-old man said a 12-gauge shotgun was stolen out of his truck.

• An officer responded to the Sexual Assault Services of Eastern New Mexico office about 10:20 p.m. in reference to a possible sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl.

The case is under investigation.