Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to Police reports:
• At 7:18 p.m., an officer was dispatched to West Fifth Street in reference to larceny. A man told the officer that on Sunday at his place of work, he saw a man and woman loading metal pipes into a vehicle. He said he confronted the two people and they returned the pipes and left. He then noticed that six or seven pipes were still missing.
He told the two suspects to return the pipes if they had removed them. When the pipes were not returned Monday, the man called a recycling business and found out the man and woman had sold them the pipes.
Officers found electrical conduit, junction boxes and other scrap metals at the suspects’ house. When officers confronted the two individuals, the two suspects confessed that they often searched for scrap metal, but denied going to the recycling company, saying they had alibis. The man offered to buy the pipes and return them to the business to resolve the matter.
• At 6:40 a.m., an officer met with a man on San Felipe Court, who said his unlocked vehicle had been broken into the previous night. The man said when going to his vehicle that morning, he noticed the glove box open then noticed a baseball glove and bat missing. He said the passenger door was also slightly open.
The officer was unable to locate fingerprints, but did locate a shoe print. The same print was located near several other vehicles in the area. The items taken were valued at $335.
• At 9:17 a.m., an officer responded to an auto burglary where a woman told the officer someone had entered her vehicle the previous night and taken her wallet from the middle console in her vehicle. She said the wallet contained her driver’s license, her credit and debit cards and $20 in cash. No evidence was located at the scene.
• At 1:46 a.m., an officer on patrol noticed a white vehicle had struck a pole then noticed the vehicle was unoccupied. Another officer located the owner of the vehicle and detained him until the officer could arrive.
The owner of the vehicle said he did not know what had happened to the car. It had been parked in his driveway. He said the car has loud exhaust, but he did not hear it leave. He said the vehicle was stolen sometime between 8 p.m. and the time he was contacted. He said he did not allow anyone to drive the vehicle but him.
Officers observed the man had appeared to be drinking. A witness stated she observed the vehicle after the crash but when she went to investigate, no one was in it.
• At 11:17 a.m., an officer responded to a school in reference to a student with drug paraphernalia. The assistant principal told the officer that a student appeared to show signs of impairment in class and was sent to the office.
The officer observed the student had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and appeared dazed. The principal said she searched the student’s vehicle and found a small glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue.
The student then admitted to smoking marijuana before school but denied knowing the pipe was in his car. A probation officer was contacted and the student was suspended for five days and released into his parents custody.
— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell