Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:
• At 9:34 a.m., a Portales resident complained that a person had entered through a back window located on the north side of his house.
The person took several items from the house, including the titles to both his vehicles, phone records and food. The man believed his soon-to-be ex-wife had taken the items
• At 6:43 p.m., an officer was patrolling eastbound on Hickory Street when he heard loud music ahead of him and saw a red vehicle appear.
When the car pulled into a residence, the officer followed. He asked the man who got out of the vehicle for his license and registration and the man had none. Upon calling in the man’s information, the officer learned his had been revoked for a previous charge of driving while intoxicated. The officer observed an alcoholic smell but when he tried to conduct a field sobriety test, the man became belligerent and began to yell.
A passenger of the vehicle identified herself and told the officer she had been called to pick the man up because he had drank too much but when she arrived, he had insisted on driving and had an open can of beer in the car with him.
The man was charged with driving with a revoked license, driving with an open container and violation of the city noise ordinance.
• At 12:25 p.m., two officers responded to a report of an intoxicated driver on the corner of Kilgore and Third Street.
Officers met with the driver of a truck, who said he had hit another truck because he was texting on his phone and not paying attention.
Officers asked the man if he had been drinking and he said he had drank the previous night but only had one beer that day.
Officers observed that the man smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.
The man told officers he could not submit to a sobriety test, because he had an injured finger and a black eye.
He then admitted to feeling “buzzed” and told officers to take him to jail. Officers also observed several empty beer cans in his vehicle.
The man was placed into custody.