Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:
• At 8:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Oklahoma Drive in reference to an auto burglary. The victim told the officer that the previous night, someone had entered his unlocked Ford pickup truck and stolen his wallet.
The man did not know who the suspect could have been and there were no fingerprints found on the vehicle. The case is inactive.
• At 2:50 p.m., an officer responded to a call concerning criminal damage. A woman told the officer that sometime during the week, someone had “keyed” her car. She said the damage most likely occurred while her car was parked at a shopping store.
The officer reported that a linear scratch ran down the length of both sides of the car. Damage was estimated at $1,000. There are no suspects at this time and the case is currently inactive.
• At 11:12 a.m., an officer responded to a convenience store in reference to shoplifting. The store clerk told the officer that a female walked into the store and took a bottle of Bacardi Gold liquor, placed it in her bag and tried to leave the store. The clerk stopped the woman and got the item back. In the process, the female left her bag and makeup. The bag was booked at the police department.
• At 11:21 p.m., responded to an auto burglary incident at a bar on West Second Street. When the officer arrived, a man told him that his blue pickup truck had been broken into.
The man said he went and worked inside the building for awhile then a while later, when going to throw some boxes away, he spotted a male subject inside the open door of his car. He said when he approached the car, he and the suspect got into a “scuffle” with him, hitting the suspect several times and knocking him to the ground.
He described the male as white with long dirty blonde hair and wearing a band T-shirt. He recognized the man as a customer of the bar, but did not know his name.
The man said the only thing missing from his car was the middle console of the vehicle, which contained rosary beads, some loose change and other items the man could not remember.
• At 3 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a store in reference to shoplifting. The officer was told that two young females had been caught putting makeup in their purses.
The officer reported that both females were very cooperative and were taking items because they could not afford to pay for them. One woman was issued a non-traffic citation and the other was released and advised to go to JPO at the earliest date. The items taken were valued at $98.91.
— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell