No suspects in vehicle theft

PNT staff

Someone stole a car from West 18th Street Wednesday night, and the vehicle was found wrecked Thursday morning near the City of Portales soccer fields, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry.

The Ford Escape belonging to a 64-year-old woman was reported stolen between 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Berry said it may have been hotwired.

When the vehicle was recovered about 8 a.m. Thursday, Berry said, it looked like it had been rolled while off-roading.

Police had no suspects as of Thursday night, he said.

“We did process the crime scene looking for some evidence, and we’ll try to follow up on that,” Berry said.

The vehicle was the second stolen this week in Portales. Berry does not believe the incidents are related.