Sept. 11 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Monday • An officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of South Avenue 8:03 p.m. in reference to larceny. A convenience store employee said he was loading alcohol into the freezer when he observed a young female holding a red backpack. He saw […]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday • An officer responded to a call on Chicago Street just after midnight where the assistant manager of a business said two adolescent males had just stolen from the store. Officers tracked the two boys to a convenience store and confronted them. […]

Most laws in U.S. unnecessary

The system is broken. Almost every law, particularly every new law passed in the past several decades, is not based upon right or wrong, but upon opinion or value judgments. The U.S. imprisons, or traps in its “justice system,” more people, percentage-wise, than did Stalin in the USSR, and more than China ever has. You, […]

Sept. 4 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • While an officer was in attendance at a Portales High School function, he was advised there was a fight between two individuals in the parking lot. The officer arrived on the scene to find one teenager crouched on top of another, […]

Aug. 31 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent call to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to an auto burglary call at midnight in the 400 block of north Avenue K. A man said a car stereo was stolen from his 1993 Jeep. He said he went inside his friend’s house for 15 minutes […]

Police blotter — Aug. 28

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Tuesday • An officer handled a child custody dispute about 8:35 p.m. in the 2100 block of Pojoaque Court. A 21-year-old woman said her parents came to her residence to pick up her grandmother’s vehicle. Her parents took custody of her 1-year-old daughter […]

Aug. 21 — Police blotter

Argen Duncan Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:

Aug. 17 —

Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • An officer was sent the 500 block of South Avenue A about 8:20 a.m. in reference to a report of an auto burglary. A 22-year-old woman said someone entered her vehicle and took her purse, which contained several items, from the […]

Aug. 14 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • An officer was sent to the 800 block of East First Street about 8:30 p.m. in reference to a report of a dangerous dog. A 40-year-old woman said her husband went outside because he heard their dog barking and saw a […]

Let’s subject CEOs to drug testing, too

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps we should test welfare recipients for drugs. Heck, do it for the economy. Much of what distorts markets, and runs our economy into the ground, is welfare. Since July, Florida has used a new tactic in its war on welfare. It enforces a law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June, […]

Police blotter — Aug. 7

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

Police blotter — Aug. 3

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

July 31 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance about 1:40 p.m. in the 800 block of North Avenue I. A 29-year-old woman said she and her boyfriend had argued, and he recorded her with a small video camera. During […]

Governor talks driver’s license law, school grading system

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Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Martinez spent Wednesday in Clovis, meeting […]

July 27 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer was dispatched to a convenience store in the 1700 block of South Avenue D about 7 p.m. in reference to shoplifting. A dispatcher told him an employee had detained a subject. The 16-year-old employee said he saw a 15-year-old […]

Roosevelt County sheriff selected to attend FBI National Academy

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Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker is to be one of two New Mexico law enforcement officials to attend a 10-week training course at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., in October. The course is geared towards higher-ranking law enforcement officials at the city, county, state and national levels. “I’m very excited for […]

July 24 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Monday • An officer responded to a report of fraud about 4:40 p.m. At the Portales Police Department, the officer spoke with a 36-year-old man who said a checkbook was stolen from his home. The man provided copies of three checks that he […]

July 20 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to a report of a fight involving a beer bottle about 11:30 p.m. at a business in the 1000 block of West Second Street. When she arrived, a state police officer had already detained a woman. The Portales […]

July 17 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • About 4:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of South Avenue D Place in reference to a residential burglary. A 26-year-old woman said she went out of town July 5 and returned home July 9. She noticed her […]

Bill eases GI Bill shortfall for vets

As Congress moves closer to protecting veterans at private colleges in seven states from a sharp drop in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs has softened its warning that the relief move will cause significant payment delays for many thousands of GI Bill users this fall. VA officials still see payment challenges […]