Nov. 6 — Police Blotter

Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday • At 8:16 a.m., an officer responded to South Avenue B in reference to an auto burglary. A man told the officer that between midnight and 8 a.m., someone gained access to his truck through the unlocked passenger side door and took […]

Nov. 6 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: Oct. 13 • Justin Shipley, born 1984, pleaded guilty to dogs/cats running at large. He was fined $173 in fines and fees. Oct. 14 • Dannon Wafer, born 1987, pleaded guilty to possession/paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 182 days of unsupervised probation and fined […]

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 12:17 a.m., an officer was patrolling the city park when he observed a vehicle in the parking lot of the north entrance with a large amount of trash in front of it. The officer walked to the vehicle […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • At 8:16 a.m., an officer was dispatched to West Ninth Street in reference to criminal damage. A man told the officer he had allowed a friend to stay with him for a few days until he could find […]

Police blotter — Oct. 23

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Oct. 16 • At 2:17 a.m., two officers were dispatched to West Second Street in reference to a noise complaint and fight in progress. When officers arrived, there were five subjects standing in the yard. Two ran away, one went inside […]

Police blotter — Oct. 19

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Oct. 10 • At 1:21 a.m., a woman told an officer she had heard yelling coming from a neighbor’s house. Through the window, the officer heard a female say she wanted to leave and a male voice tell her she wasn’t going to. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 16

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Tuesday • At 12: 17 p.m., officers responded to a fight in progress at Morrison Park. A juvenile male told an officer that he and another individual had been fighting over talking to the police about spray painting buildings all over town. Another […]

Protesters should focus on the Fed

The recent “Occupy Wall Street” events are entertaining political theater. It has been interesting to watch the Democrats derail the movement just as the Republicans derailed the tea party movement before. This may also partially explain why so many of the participants are missing the point. Many, if not most, of the protesters blame capitalism […]

Police blotter — Oct. 12

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday • At 6:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to East Spruce Street in reference to shoplifting. An asset protection officer informed the officer that he saw two females pick up items from the store then proceed to exit without paying for them. […]

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Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to Police reports: Tuesday • At 7:18 p.m., an officer was dispatched to West Fifth Street in reference to larceny. A man told the officer that on Sunday at his place of work, he saw a man and woman loading metal pipes into a vehicle. He […]

Police blotter — Oct. 5

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 2:30 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle park illegally on the side of the road. When the driver stepped from the vehicle, the officer observed him stumbling and an odor of liquor coming from him. The man told the […]

Local vendors see decline in farmers market

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Alisa Boswell According to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report, farmers markets have been on the rise in popularity in the U.S. this year with markets having increased by 17 percent nationally and by 38 percent in New Mexico. Despite this national and state increase, vendors from the local Clovis and Portales markets said, […]

Police blotter — Oct. 2

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Monday • At 8:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Oklahoma Drive in reference to an auto burglary. The victim told the officer that the previous night, someone had entered his unlocked Ford pickup truck and stolen his wallet. The man did […]

Police blotter — Sept. 28

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 2:18 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of South Avenue B in reference to a suspicious subject. The calling party who advised that they had seen a male wearing a black hoodie walking in the area. While […]

Police blotter — Sept. 24

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to Police reports: Sept. 16 • At 7:49 a.m., an officer responded to a vehicle burglary. A woman said she was leaving her house at 7 a.m. when she noticed someone had gained entry into her car. She said it would have been between midnight […]

Sept. 21 — Police blotter

Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 9:34 a.m., a Portales resident complained that a person had entered through a back window located on the north side of his house. The person took several items from the house, including the titles to both his vehicles, phone records […]

Sept. 18 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: Sept. 1 • Esmeralda Arias, born 1989, pleaded guilty to the charge of encouraging violation of probation per written agreement. She was sentenced to 364 days supervised probation, the ASPEN program and $173 in fines and fees. • Ashley Lopez, born 1984, pleaded guilty […]

Sept. 14 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 1:41 a.m., an officer observed a car traveling at a high rate of speed then swerve in the road. Upon pulling the car over, the officer encountered a young woman driving and smelled an alcoholic beverage coming from the car. […]

Sept. 11 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: Aug. 30 • Chelsea Sewell, born 1990, pleaded guilty to the charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol. Sewell was sentenced to 182 days supervised probation, 30 hours community service, completing the ASPEN program and $73 in fines and fees. • Cole […]

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 […]