Nov. 6 Police Blotter/Public Record

Police Blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 28 • At 7:08 a.m. a caller reported his home broken into and items taken on East Second Street Oct. 29 • At 10:34 a.m. a caller reported his garage broken […]

Public Record/Blotters

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at large and […]

Oct. 23 Public Record, Police Blotter, Local Briefs

Public Record The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at […]

Oct. 2 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in district court: Larry Brooks, 20, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary and is ordered to serve six months in jail followed by by 12 months of probation, pay $105 in fines and enter batterer’s intervention. Sally Puebla, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer […]

9-11 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Anastacio Saenz, 31, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence (third offense), vehicle in unsafe conditions, driving with an expired license, no insurance and no seatbelt and is ordered to serve a 364-day jail term (334 days suspended, serve three years of supervised probation, attend […]

Sept. 4 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Selso Perez, 19, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and is ordered to serve a 90-day suspended sentence, serve 90 days of supervised probation, enter the ASPEN program, complete DWI school within 60 days and pay $615 in fines. Raul Lopez, […]

8-28 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Jesus Nunez, 40, pleaded guilty to battery and is ordered serve a six-month suspended sentence, serve six months of supervised probation and pay $67 in fines. Daniel Cano, 18, pleaded guilty to driving on suspension and speeding and is ordered to serve a 60-day deferred sentence […]

What if traffic fines were based on a sliding scale like income tax?

Jim Lee: Local Columnist One of the best ways for a storyteller to get something started is with a simple question beginning with the words “what if?” Of course I don’t mean to pass myself off as a storyteller. Everybody who has read this column for a while knows I never exaggerate, resort to silliness, […]

July 17 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in district court: Robie Bruffett, 42, pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery and is ordered to serve a nine-year suspended sentence, serve five years of probation, and pay $180 in fines. Mark A. Hernandez, 22, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and was ordered to serve 18 months […]

June 26 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Magistrate Court: • Shawna Reid, 29, pleaded no contest to aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, and is ordered to serve 2 days incarceration followed by one year supervised probation, place an ignition lock on any vehicles driven by her for […]