It’s Their Job: Winston Berry

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Name: Winston Berry Job: Operations Director for New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home Background: Berry worked as part of the maintenance personnel for three years at the children’s home while completing his schooling. He went on to teach fourth-grade for several years. Later, he became the youth pastor at First Baptist Church, eventually taking the role […]

Three charged in Portales home robberies

PNT Staff Report Portales police have charged three of the five suspects they say are connected with a pair of armed home invasions in Portales late last month. Jeremy Enriquez, 19, Mark Aragon, 15, and Oscar Hernandez, 16, were charged Wednesday in connection with armed home invasion robberies that occurred July 27 on South Globe […]

Window shooting spree reported

PNT Staff Report Portales police are investigating a window shooting spree that occurred late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Officers have taken 15 criminal damage reports from residents who had vehicle windows broken by someone firing a pellet or BB gun, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department. He said the […]

Portales man assaulted, hospitalized

PNT Staff Report A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to his […]

Police probe pair of armed home hold-ups

PNT Staff Report Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appeared to be random. Berry declined to […]

Police investigating string of home invasion robberies

PNT Staff Report Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appear to be random.Two males in their […]

Car burglaries on rise in Portales

PNT Staff Portales police officials are advising the public to report suspicious activity after a recent increase of burglary and larceny in Portales. Over the past six days, police have received 19 calls involving larceny and burglary, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Half of the calls were vehicle burglaries; the other half were […]

Burglaries increase in past week

PNT Staff Report Portales police officials are advising the public to report suspicious activity after a recent increase of burglary and larceny in Portales. Over the past six days, police have received 19 calls involving larceny and burglary, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Half of the calls were vehicle burglaries; the other half […]

Portales man charged in Monday’s homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 46-year-old Portales man has been arrested in connection with the Monday stabbing death of a 69-year-old man. Police are citing robbery as a motive for the slaying of Don Chapman. A warrant for an open count of murder and robbery was signed by a Roosevelt County judge around […]

Portales man stabbed to death

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PNT Staff Report Police were investigating an apparent stabbing Monday that ended in the death of a Portales man. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department, at approximately 5 p.m. Monday officers found Don Chapman inside a residence at 901 S. Main in Portales suffering from wounds and semi-concious. He was transported […]

No arrests made in shooting

PNT Staff The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg being treated in the emergency room, according to Portales […]

July 2, 2008 Local Briefs

ENMU-Roswell honors presidentEastern New Mexico University-Roswell is hosting a retirement reception for Judy Armstrong, who is retiring as president of the campus, from 4-6 p.m. Thursday in the Campus Union Building in Roswell. The public is welcome.Milnesand plans Sunday reunionThe Milnesand Community Reunion will be held Sunday at the Milnesand Community Building.Registration begins at 9 […]

Police investigate pedestrian accident

PNT Staff Report A pedestrian was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The accident occurred at 7:16 a.m. at a parking lot in the 1700 block of Industrial Drive, Berry said. The victim reported having a leg injury and was transported to […]

Bike patrol aims to save on fuel costs

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Some Portales police officers are taking to the streets on two wheels this summer. Outfitted in bright yellow shirts along with shorts, the bike patrol officers mostly will patrol parks and business areas, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department. The program was revived this year […]

Engagement: Sullivan/Berry

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Meagan Sullivan of Portales and Brian Berry of Portales announce their approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows May 31, 2008, at Riverside Country Club in Carlsbad. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Marilyn Sullivan of Carlsbad. The prospective groom is the son of Lonnie Berry of Portales and Kathy Tesch of Albuquerque.

Police investigate shooting near fraternity

PNT Staff Report Portales Police were called to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of a fraternity house on West First Street early Sunday morning. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said no one was hurt in the incident in which one round was discharged around 3 a.m. Sunday. He said no bullets struck […]

Police investigate home invasion

PNT Staff Report The Portales Police Department is searching for a suspect in a home invasion Sunday that left one Portales resident injured. The crime was reported between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Sunday morning, at a residence in the 1600 block of South Main Street, said Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police department. The […]

Lubbock man charged in Portales robberies

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of a residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with […]

Phone problems continue in Portales

PNT Staff Report People in Portales began experiencing problems with phone service Thursday afternoon. The PNT didn’t receive followup calls from Qwest or Yucca Telecom late Thursday seeking more information. Numbers the PNT had dialed earlier that weren’t working were back in service by press time, however. Residents were reporting problems dialing some local numbers […]

Burglary growing concern

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Sheila Hays doesn’t want other Portales business owners to go through what she has been dealing with the last two weeks. About a week-and-a-half ago, Sheila’s Classy to Whimsy specialty store in Portales was broken into and over $10,000 worth of merchandise was pilfered. “(I) feel very violated. It’s […]