Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:
• While an officer was in attendance at a Portales High School function, he was advised there was a fight between two individuals in the parking lot.
The officer arrived on the scene to find one teenager crouched on top of another, swinging his fist at the youth on the ground. Both subjects were told to get on the ground. The crouched teen did not comply and was taken to the ground by officers without incident.
The teen who had been on the ground stated that the other teen had made a racial comment, which caused the two teens to argue. He said the other teen charged him and punched him, but he only grabbed his shirt.
The other teen disputed the story, stating he was defending a child the first teen had been picking on. Both teens were placed under arrest.