April 17 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 7:50 a.m., an officer was sent to the 900 block of South Avenue B for a report of criminal damage. When he arrived, he saw a gold Chevrolet sedan with the back window damaged by a brick. The 23-year-old man […]

Police blotter — April 13

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to an auto burglary incident in the 1200 block of Hickory at 8:47 a.m. where he made contact with a man who said someone had gained unauthorized access to his vehicle between the hours of 8:30 p.m. on […]

April 3 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer went to commercial property on U.S. 70 for a report of a burglary. He spoke with the property owner, who said the business had been closed for a long time and there was nothing of value in the burglarized […]

Police blotter — March 30

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Juniper about 10:25 a.m. in regards to an auto burglary report. A 20-year-old woman said someone broke into her vehicle during the night and stole her CD player and new vehicle […]

March 27 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer went to a business in the 500 block of West 18th Street about 2:30 p.m. in reference to a shoplifter in custody of the store’s management. The store owner said he saw an 18-year-old woman pick up several items […]

March 20 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 12:30 p.m., an officer was told of a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl fighting at Portales High School. Both girls were to be charged with public affray. • An officer was sent to the 1000 block of West Fir […]

Police blotter — March 16

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • A detective came to Portales High School about 10 a.m. at the request of the school resource officer to speak to two girls, ages 14 and 15. They said two boys, ages 14 and 15, had touched them inappropriately while they […]

Police: DNA sample law would benefit, not burden

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Argen Duncan Local law enforcement officials say a proposed requirement to take DNA samples from people arrested for any felony would be a benefit, not a burden. Under existing state law, anyone 18 or older arrested for felonies involving death or bodily harm, sexual assault, kidnapping, burglary, larceny, robbery, aggravated stalking, use of a firearm […]

March 13 —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • About 10:35 a.m., a 65-year-old man spoke to an officer at Portales Police Department about the right rear cab window of his Ford F-150 being shot. The man said he parked the truck in the 200 block of Oklahoma Drive about […]

Code enforcement officer keeps city clean

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Alisa Boswell In a day in the life of Portales Code Enforcement Officer Brandi Morgan, one man’s treasure is often his own hazard. It’s Morgan’s job to tell Portales residents when they are violating a city ordinance and why. These ordinances include weed overgrowth and the accumulation of trash, stagnant water, dense smoke and anything […]

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March 6 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer was sent to a business in the 1600 block of Spruce Street about 4:50 p.m. in reference to a report of shoplifting. A loss prevention employee told the officer a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl were caught shoplifting […]

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Samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 1:50 p.m., officers responded to City Park in reference to a 911 hang-up from a cell phone. They learned from a witness that a battery had occurred and the victim and suspect left in separate vehicles. While trying to find the […]

Gambling sting shameful waste of resources

Freedom New Mexico Do you feel safer, Portales, knowing New Mexico law enforcement has busted a bunch of your peaceful neighbors for playing small-stakes poker? We didn’t think so. The alleged infraction occurred Dec. 30 when 10 funseekers were captured playing Texas Hold ‘em by a New Mexico Department of Public Safety agent’s hidden camera. […]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:

Feb. 16 — Police blotter

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Feb. 13 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer went to a non-profit organization in the 600 block of First Street in reference to a report of a bad check. The office manager said she received a returned check written for $133 by a 38-year-old woman. She said […]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • About 6:40 a.m., an officer responded to a report of criminal damage in the 800 block of East Second Street. A 26-year-old woman said sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m., someone broke out the front windshield of her 2008 Dodge. She […]

Feb. 6 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: