Police blotter — Nov. 20

Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:


• At 12:24 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to shoplifting. Two females had been caught placing items into a purse. Both women were issued citations. The cost of the items recovered was $84.

• At 3:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the high school parking lot in reference to an auto burglary. A female subject told officer her speakers were missing from her car. She estimated the speakers to be valued at $1,000. Her vehicle was not parked within view of the school cameras. There are no suspects. The case is inactive pending further information.


• At 10:03 a.m., an officer was approached by a woman who said her purse had been stolen the previous night at a store. She said she was at the store between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and was outside loading her vehicle with her purchases when someone must have walked up and taken her purse from her shopping cart.

The woman said she went inside and told the clerks to call the police but they told her not to. Her bank then informed her of charges on her debit card, so she called the police. The purse contained debit cards from two banks, her driver’s license, her social security card and the social security cards of her six children. It also contained four gold diamond rings and a gold watch, all valued at $2,424 and $240 in cash.

A print out from one of the banks indicates the charges to the debit card were made between 10:26 p.m. and 12:55 a.m. at the fuel pumps across the street from the store. No suspect information is available at this time.


• At 2:11 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the junior high school in reference to criminal damage. A woman told the officer she had just gotten off work and her back window was broken. She said her vehicle was unattended between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There are no suspects and the vehicle was out of view of school cameras. Photographs were taken of the vehicle.