Tucumcari man facing charges for assault on probation officer

PNT reports Portales police say a Tucumcari man was arrested after he struck a probation officer with a car door as he sped away in the vehicle to avoid arrest. Brandon Owen, 26, is charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, both fourth-degree felonies; resisting an officer, […]

Aug. 21 — Police blotter

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

Police still awaiting autopsy reports

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police still have not received autopsy reports for James McCulley, 48, of Portales, who was found dead in his girlfriend’s home July 4, said Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. However, Berry said nothing in preliminary results indicates foul play.

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 […]

Portales man arrested after domestic dispute

PNT staff report A 28-year-old Portales man is charged with beating a household member and preventing her from calling for help or leaving their house. Damon Griffith is charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and battery on a household member and interference with communications, both misdemeanors. According to Portales Police reports: • About 11:30 […]

Portales teen facing burglary charges

A 16-year-old Portales boy has been arrested on charges of auto burglary, a fourth-degree felony. According to Portales Police reports: • About 2:30 a.m. Friday, an officer responded to a report of an auto burglary in progress in the 200 block of North Indio Avenue. • En route, the officer was told the vehicle owner […]

Portales man facing felony burglary charges

PNT staff A Portales man has been arrested on charges of breaking into two vehicles. Geraldo McCain, 24, is charged with two counts of auto burglary, a fourth degree felony. He was arrested late Sunday after Portales Police received reports that he was seen trying to enter cars and succeeding at getting in two of […]

Monday morning briefing: Traffic reports and The Babe’s debut

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Traffic reports The New Mexico Department of Transportation weekly traffic report is available online or by telephone. Notifications are posted as they reported to the NMDOT which can be found on their road advisory www.nmroads.com or by calling 511. Meetings watch The Portales Municipal […]

Housing markets tight near bases

The inability of homebuilders to secure construction loans in this weak economy, combined with major force realignments from Europe and other areas, has created housing shortages for families at many large stateside military bases, the Government Accountability Office reports. The housing squeeze, which impacts at least 19 bases, isn’t going to be relieved anytime soon […]