Wednesday morning briefing: Food, computer help and a corny law

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Food distribution set The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s commodity distribution is 1 p.m. today at the Memorial Building in Portales. Computer help Got computer issues or looking around to replace one? Check out this free program — Selecting, installing and maintaining a computer from 9 […]

Police blotter: March 4

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday, Feb. 24 • At 1:29 p.m., the manager of a car dealership reported a vehicle was taken from the dealership on the previous Wednesday. He said an employee had used the car, returning it at 6 p.m. that evening […]

Police blotter — Feb. 29

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Sunday, Feb. 19 • At 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to Yucca Drive in reference to a battery. A woman with two lacerations on her right ear was crying too much for the officer to understand. She refused hospital treatment but told […]

Police blotter: Feb. 26

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday, Feb. 18 • At 9:30 a.m., a man reported he had just been battered in a store parking lot on South Avenue C. He said a man, who was the ex-husband of a woman he’d helped with lodging, approached […]

Police blotter — Feb. 23

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 12:38 p.m., an officer was dispatched to South Abilene in reference to criminal damage. A man told the officer someone cut the tire of his vehicle. He said the tire was inflated at 8:30 p.m. the night before. No […]

Law officers aren’t above law

Clovis Media Inc. Thursday was a sad day for eastern New Mexico law enforcement. Former Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry was convicted of tampering with public records, a result of Berry destroying traffic citations issued to an acquaintance. This is the definition of “good ol’ boy” police work, also known as a fourth-degree felony when […]

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 1:46 a.m., an officer responded to East First Street in reference to larceny. A man and woman told the officer they had taken in another man and woman because they were homeless. They said they agreed to […]

Police blotter — Feb. 8

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Samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 3:30 a.m., an officer responded to a convenience store on Second Street in reference to a theft. A man waiting at the store told the officer a man had stolen his mother’s guitar and he just wanted it back. The […]

Police blotter — Feb. 5

PNT staff report Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:

Police blotter: Feb. 1

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 10:51 a.m., an officer responded to North Chicago Avenue in reference to a commercial burglary. The officer made contact with a man, who told him between the hours of 6 p.m. the previous night and 10 a.m. that morning, […]

Police blotter: Jan. 29

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday, Jan. 16 • At 8:46 p.m., officers was dispatched in reference to a domestic situation in progress. A woman told officers that no one hit anyone, but that the man in the house was being stupid. The man said he came […]

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Jan. 10 • At 9:53 a.m., an officer was dispatched to East Ninth Street in reference to females yelling. The officer made contact with a female, who was crying. The woman told the officer that her daughter kicked in her front door […]

Police blotter — Jan. 11

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 10:14 p.m., an officer was dispatched to another officer’s location where a driver had been pulled over. The second officer suspected the driver had been drinking and driving. The vehicle had run a stop sign and the officer located […]

Lawmakers’ focus change as redistricting map takes effect

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Alisa Boswell Local state representatives say big changes are in store for state House districts under a new redistricting plan declared law Tuesday by Santa Fe Judge James Hall. “My district currently stretches from Portales to the Colorado state line but in the new map, I would take on a bigger portion of Portales, almost […]

Their view: Martinez supports bill benefitting troops

Gov. Susana Martinez announced her support in a press release Dec. 21 for legislation which would expand the definition of a veteran under state law in order to include more members of the National Guard and Reserve units. “The state currently defines a veteran as someone who has served a minimum of ninety days consecutively […]

Police blotter — Dec. 21

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 7:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Portales High School gym in reference to graffiti. The officer observed four building were marked. The computer lab building had a W on the east wall; the second building was brick and […]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday, Dec. 10 • At 9:27 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Portales Junior High School in reference to a female subject who was involved in a domestic dispute. A woman was waiting for the officer by some mailboxes and […]

Police blotter — Dec. 11

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Tuesday • At 7:52 p.m., an officer was dispatched to West Ivy Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving, The officer observed a man walking from an apartment complex, then get into a vehicle and begin to reverse it. A […]

Police blotter — Dec. 7

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday • At 7:42 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Lindsey Park in reference to three male subjects in a vehicle. Dispatch advised the officer that the men were trying to force a female subject into the vehicle. On his way to […]

Police blotter — Dec. 4

Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday • At 12:52 a.m., an officer responded to a call about a male subject lying in a resident’s driveway on South Avenue B. When the officer arrived, he saw a man standing in the driveway with no shirt. The man was heavily […]