Portales police up one in 3-case series

Mike Linn Police 1, Judge Fred Arnold 0. Portales officers appealing fines issued by the city’s municipal judge scored a victory in court on Monday. Ninth Judicial District Judge Robert Brack found patrolman Anthony Sanford not guilty of contempt of court and overturned a $100 fine that Arnold levied on the officer who missed a […]

Crime Report, May 28

PNT Staff Editor’s note: The crime report is compiled from incident reports filed by area law-enforcement officers. Following a gas theft, an 18-year-old Portales man in a maroon Monte Carlo led police officers on a speedy chase on city, county and state roads early Sunday morning. The officer, who had dealt with the man prior, […]

Crime Report, May 25

Police arrested two 17-year-old boys after they both were found in possession of beer and marijuana on May 16. One was also found in possession of methamphetamine. Both subjects attempted to hide the marijuana — one hid small amounts in a candy bag, the other in his shoe. When police asked why one shoe looked […]

Arnold wants to deal with dispute in public setting

By Mike Linn Municipal Judge Fred Arnold told the Portales City Council on Tuesday that he wants to discuss the reasons why police officers refuse to file cases in his court. The elected judge said he would like to try and discuss the situation at a public hearing, which could take place in June. A […]

Elida News, May 21

By Nita Thurman Birthdays (May 24-30) Christy West, Walter Hays, Connie Ford, Wayne Harris, Jeff Graves, Cory Baca, Fannie B. Nuckols, Stormy King and Brandi Moore. Anniversaries (May 24-30): Mrs. and Mrs. Troyce Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bilberry. Obituary Biddie Murrell Archer’s daughter, Charlice Joy Beard Shumater, 63, […]

Texico police clear out cats

By Darrell Todd Maurina TEXICO — Texico police spent Monday afternoon working with Clovis animal control officers rounding up dozens of cats at an undisclosed address. “It was deplorable in there,” said Texico Police Chief John Mares. “The smell was unbearable, and they had a family of three living there.” Mares declined to release the […]

Crime Report

Samplings of recent calls received by the Portales Police Department, according to police reports: –A Portales man was arrested for resisting arrest and evading or obstructing police after he was told he would no longer be served alcohol at a bar. He was arrested early Thursday morning after management called police in reference to a […]

Judge considers mending fences

By Mike Linn Municipal Judge Fred Arnold told the Portales City Council on Tuesday that he will think about resolving issues with Portales police officers who refuse to file cases in his court. “I will think about it … and I will let you know,” Arnold said. Arnold said he initially declined an offer of […]