Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:
• At 2:18 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of South Avenue B in reference to a suspicious subject.
The calling party who advised that they had seen a male wearing a black hoodie walking in the area. While looking for the subject, the officer came across a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser in a driveway in 200 block of West Ninth Street with the interior light on.
The officer saw that the car had been ransacked with papers from the glove box scattered in the front seat. The officer noticed that in the seat was a GPS system, a purse and a cell phone charger, which are highly valued items that are normally stolen during auto burglaries.
The officer made contact with the owner of the car, who came out to verify what items if any were stolen. The victim also advised the officer that her car had definitely been ransacked because the items in the car were not scattered like they were then. The owner of the vehicle checked the belongings and said that the only thing missing was a purse that is priced at about $100.
• At 4:52 p.m., an officer was traveling east in the 1200 Block of east Spruce noticed a black Dodge pickup speeding.
The officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the vehicle. The officer advised the driver that they had stopped the driver for speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer advised the driver that there was a Magistrate Court warrant for failure to pay fines. The officer transported the driver to the Roosevelt County Detention Center where the driver was kept on a $123 cash only bond.
The driver was also issued a traffic citation for speeding.
• At approximately 6:18 p.m., an officer observed a tan Ford Ranger traveling west on East Ninth Street approaching the intersection. The officer observed the driver side window down. As the officer drove by the driver side, the officer could positively identify the driver as being the same driver of two previous citations.
The officer issued the driver two citations for driving without a license and not having proof of insurance. The officer contacted a towing agency and had the vehicle impounded.
• At approximately 5:02 a.m., an officer observed a silver Chevrolet pick-up traveling eastbound on Gum and rapidly accelerated his engine from North Avenue B to North Avenue A. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.
The officer asked the driver for their driver’s license, insurance and registration. The driver told the officer that they did not have a driver’s license because it was revoked and that the truck did not have insurance or registration. A driver’s inquiry revealed that the driver’s license was revoked in New Mexico. A registration inquiry showed the registration had expired in July, 2010.
The drivers vehicle was towed and the driver was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended or revoked license, renewal of registration and no insurance.