Police blotter — April 27

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of South Main Street about 9:05 p.m. in reference to an auto burglary. A man reported someone had stolen a car stereo, an XM Sirius radio and two car chargers from a Mitsubishi. […]

April 24 —

Recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • About 3 p.m., an officer responded to a report of a narcotics discovery in the 400 block of North Avenue B. A 19-year-old man said he and his girlfriend broke up and she asked him to pack her belongings and clean the house […]

Letters to the editor: First responders deserve thanks

First responders deserve thanks On behalf of the Portales Fire Department administration and staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the fire departments, emergency management, law enforcement, county road departments, C&S Oil, KSEL radio, Great Wide, First Baptist Church in Portales, University Baptist Church and all individuals for their assistance […]

Police blotter — April 20

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • Officers were dispatched to a store in the 1800 block of South Avenue I about 10:50 p.m. in reference to a panic alarm. Upon arrival, two officers checked the doors, which were locked, and saw an employee walk from the back […]

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 […]

Governor to speak at National Crime Victims’ Week breakfast

Gov. Susana Martinez, area law enforcement and civic leaders are expected to gather today to honor crime victims at the seventh annual breakfast held in honor of National Crime Victims Week. Hosted by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Matt Chandler said the event is part of an effort to increase awareness for […]

April 10 —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday: • While on patrol in the 1700 block of east Third Street about 1:15 a.m., an officer checked the exterior of a church and observed a broken glass door. The scene was secured, and a church representative was called. • An officer […]

No more corporal punishment in public schools

Alisa Boswell New Mexico public schools can no longer spank or paddle students to discipline them under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. New Mexico joined 30 other states and the District of Columbia in banning corporal punishment in schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline, a Columbus, Ohio-based group against […]

Police blotter — April 6

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Sunday • An officer was sent to the 500 block of South Avenue D about 8:25 a.m. in reference to a juvenile runaway. A 64-year-old woman said when she went to bed about 9 a.m. the night before, her 16-year-old granddaughter said she […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]

Finalists picked for Mesalands president

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College has announced four finalists for president at the two-year college. The four finalists are: Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City; Jimmy Cargill of Glendive, Mont.; Veldon Law of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mildred Lovato of Albuquerque. Each candidate will tour the campus and have an interview with the Board of […]

Feb. 27 —

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 […]