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. 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 […]

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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. 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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Protesters’ actions inconsistent

Ned Cantwell The precise moment of realization my life had faded to total insignificance is as vivid as a New Mexico sunset. But certainly not as appealing. It was the recent morning I awakened and reviewed the day’s agenda. It included writing a huffy protest letter. Nothing new there. Writing huffy prose has been a […]

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 […]

McGee: Stranger’s kindness met with caution

Grant McGee Too many campfire tales, scary movies and news stories have taken a toll on how I respond to helpful strangers. I realized this on our recent trip to the American Southland. If you remember we arrived at my brother’s house in south Florida. While he and his wife were out of town they […]

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. 1

Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 5:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to an intersection in reference to an accident. Two lanes were closed due to construction. A semi-truck had its hazard lights on and damage to its right tire. A white Mercedes had damage to […]

Police blotter — Nov. 27

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Nov. 20 • A man told officers that someone had broken out the driver’s window on his vehicle the previous Saturday. He said he was at his shop until 3:30 p.m. and the vehicle was fine. He said he found the vehicle […]

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Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Nov. 16 • At 4:06 a.m., an officer responded to a battery incident on North Avenue C. A woman told the officer her boyfriend had struck her. The officer observed a visible red mark on her upper right arm and redness and […]

Police blotter — Nov. 20

Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday • At 12:24 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to shoplifting. Two females had been caught placing items into a purse. Both women were issued citations. The cost of the items recovered was $84. • At 3:30 p.m., […]

Police blotter — Nov. 16

Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • An officer was dispatched to North Avenue A in reference to larceny. A man told the officer he had ridden his bike to his mother’s house, returning home about 5 p.m. He said he parked his bike against another bike. […]

Police blotter — Nov. 13

Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday • At 9:46 a.m., an officer responded to South Main in reference to an auto burglary. A woman told the officer an someone had gained access into her vehicle between midnight and 7:30 a.m. The item taken was an Apple iPod […]

Police blotter — Nov. 9

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 6:19 a.m., an officer observed a blue van parked at a residence with the passenger side window broken out. When the officer made contact with the owner, the man told him the window had not been broken when he last […]