Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:
• An officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of South Avenue 8:03 p.m. in reference to larceny. A convenience store employee said he was loading alcohol into the freezer when he observed a young female holding a red backpack. He saw her put a fifth of Captain Morgan rum into her bag. He attempted to confront the girl but she fled on foot. The case is labeled inactive.