Police: False robbery call made with pre-paid cell phone

PNT Staff Report A Portales police spokesman said a phone call reporting an armed robbery at a local bank on Friday that turned out to be a false alarm was made using a pre-paid phone. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said police were unable to determine an exact location from where the call was made or […]

Police say Portales robbery call false alarm

Freedom New Mexico A call to Portales dispatchers about an armed robbery call Friday afternoon at Portales National Bank turned out to be a false alarm, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the call came around 5 p.m. Several officers responded to Portales National Bank, but police found no evidence of a […]

Fire destroys abandoned Portales mobile home

PNT Staff Report Portales fire crews responded to a fire alarm Sunday afternoon at an abandoned mobile home on North Globe in Portales. According to Portales firefighters, the alarm sounded at approximately 4:30 and crews were on scene at 4:35. There was no report on the value of damages.

Jewelry store robbed

Freedom Newspapers Woody’s Jewelry in Portales was broken into about 9 p.m. Friday, according to Portales Police Chief Lonnie Berry. The thief broke into the front door of the jewelry store on 117 W. Second St., grabbed two cases from the top of the counter. When a security alarm in the store sounded, the thief […]

Elida has ‘typical first day’

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Anthony Olivas started a routine Monday that will last the next nine months. No more sleeping until 9 a.m. or later like he had during the summer. Instead, the sophomore set his alarm for 6:30 a.m. Monday in preparation of Elida’s first day of school. “It’s been hard,” […]

Husband rescues

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A Portales man saved his wife from a fire which destroyed the interior of their house in the early morning hours Tuesday. Bill Machen, 62, and Faye Machen, 58, of Portales, escaped the fire which destroyed the interior of their house at 317 E. Kaywood. According to Portales Fire […]

Officials help convenience stores follow safety guidlines

Jack King Area convenience store owners say proposed regulations by the state Environment Department aimed at making the stores safer for clerks and customers duplicate what they already do. But an Environment Department official said Monday not all convenience stores follow all the guidelines. The Environment Department announced the proposed regulations Sept. 29 and held […]