Police blotter — Jan. 26

Samplings of recent calls to Portales police, according to police records:


• About 1:20 a.m., an officer went to the 900 block of East Canadian St. to handle a verbal domestic disturbance.

When the officer arrived, a 21-year-old man said he and his 19-year-old girlfriend were yelling at each other over relationship problems. The officer asked both for their driver’s licenses.

When the woman went to retrieve her license from her car, she couldn’t find her purse, and purses belonging to two of her friends were also missing. The driver’s side window was down, and the woman said it was broken and wouldn’t roll up.

Two 20-year-old women said they left the purses in the car because they didn’t plan to stay at the residence long. All three women said they had Social Security cards, credit cards, cash and driver licenses in their purses.

The women couldn’t think of anyone who might have taken their purses.


• An officer was sent to handle a report of an auto burglary about 8:05 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Avenue O.

A 41-year-old man told the officer he heard the neighbor’s dogs barking between 4:30 and 5 a.m., but didn’t look out the window.

When he was leaving home later, he opened his unlocked Chevrolet pickup and found his $450 amplifier was gone. In his wife’s GMC Yukon, he discovered the change was missing from the cup holder.

The case is inactive due to lack of evidence and suspects.


• Portales Police handled reports of seven auto burglaries that morning. Five were reported in the 1600 block of South Main, with three at the same house. One case was in the 1600 block of South Abilene Street and another in the 100 block of East 17th Street.

Various items reported stolen included speakers, a stun gun, a global positioning system navigator, a rifle, a satellite radio and a shoe bag.

At least two of the vehicles were unlocked during the night, according to the owners. Items of value were left in two pickups parked at the same house on South Main.

• An officer was sent to a store in the 500 block of 18th Street about 6:15 p.m. on a report of a vehicle being stolen. A dispatcher told him a stolen gray Isuzu Rodeo was headed east on 18th Street.

The officer spoke with the 28-year-old owner, who said she walked out of the store and her vehicle drove past her. When it stopped at the intersection, she ran up to tell the man inside to get out, but the Rodeo sped off down 18th Street.

Police have a suspect in the case.


• A 21-year-old woman reported that she noticed her wallet was missing from her vehicle in the 900 block of East First Street on Saturday. The case is under investigation.