Police blotter — Oct. 23

Alisa Boswell

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:

Oct. 16

• At 2:17 a.m., two officers were dispatched to West Second Street in reference to a noise complaint and fight in progress. When officers arrived, there were five subjects standing in the yard. Two ran away, one went inside the house and two remained in the yard, a male and female.

One officer told the man to sit in the patrol car and told the female to stay by the car while she went to help the other officer, who had found several other subjects behind the house. Three subjects, who were locked inside a truck in the alley refused to unlock the vehicle and pretended to be asleep until the officer threatened to arrest them for resisting.

The officer made the three subjects, all juveniles, call their guardians to come pick them up.

Upon returning to the front of the house, officers discovered the male and female subjects were gone.

Officers noticed a truck parked in the middle of the roadway, blocking traffic. The truck had a bottle of liquor in it. One of the officers informed the people inside the house that the vehicle would be towed if they did not move it but no one responded or opened the door.

Officers took pictures of the truck and had it towed.

Officers found the man from the front of the house in a university parking lot and placed him under arrest. He was placed into Roosevelt County Detention Center in lieu of a $1,500 Surety Bond.

• At 9:39 a.m., an officer responded to a report of auto burglary on North Avenue B. A woman told the officer that an unknown suspect gained entry into her vehicle between 1a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and took a black bank bag containing $500 from the glove box. She said the vehicle had inadvertently been left unlocked. She said she kept the money in the glove box to keep it from her husband because it was to buy his Christmas present. She said nothing else was missing from the vehicle.

The officer dusted the vehicle for fingerprints and found no evidence. The case is currently inactive.

• At 4:36 p.m., an officer responded to South Avenue D in reference to criminal damage. A woman told the officer she was in the restroom when she heard a loud crash. When the woman walked around the house to her garage, she could see that the window to the garage door had been broken. She could not find what had broken the window but estimated its value to be $30. The officer could not locate any subjects. No further action was taken.