Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:
• At 6:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to East Spruce Street in reference to shoplifting. An asset protection officer informed the officer that he saw two females pick up items from the store then proceed to exit without paying for them.
One of the females was charged with shoplifting while the other was released to her parents and told she would be contacted by a probation officer.
• At 12:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to North Avenue B in reference to larceny. Upon arriving, a woman informed the officer that she was forced to leave her residence and had been living in a hotel. The woman said during that time, a package was mailed to her address which contained an Xbox Elite gaming system. She said when she was allowed to come back to the residence, the package with the gaming system was gone. She said she verified with her postal worker that the package had been delivered. The gaming system was valued at $500. The case is currently inactive.
• At 2:01 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Zia Court in reference to a vehicle burglary. A woman told the officer that she had returned home from work at 2 a.m. and parked her vehicle in the driveway and did not lock it.
The woman said when she went to enter the vehicle again at 3:45 p.m., she discovered that items had been moved. Upon investigation, she discovered that a $20 bill and a debit card she had found on the roadway were missing. She said she had planned on returning the card to its owner.
The vehicle was dusted for fingerprints and no other evidence was found. The case is inactive.
— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell