Police blotter —

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


About 4:05 p.m., an officer responded to a report of battery in the 900 block of East Amazon Street.

A 47-year-old man told the officer that when he came back from picking his daughter up from school, he saw a man he didn’t recognize at his cousin’s house. He asked the man what he was doing. The 30-year-old man, who the 47-year-old said appeared to be intoxicated or on drugs, responded by asking what he was going to do about it.

He thought the 30-year-old was on a bike belonging to his cousin’s family, so he told him to leave without the bike.

The 30-year-old punched the first man in the head, breaking his glasses, and rode south on the red child’s bike. Police couldn’t locate the 30-year-old, but the officer noted her intent to seek a warrant for his arrest for battery.

An officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of West Second Street about 10 p.m. in reference to a report of someone breaking a window.

Someone had broken a window in the north balcony, doing an estimated $535 of damage.

A 42-year-old man was suspected of breaking the glass.

The case is listed as inactive.


About 11:20 p.m., two officers were sent to the 1300 block of Ivy Street to investigate people in a Ford Explorer acting suspiciously.

When the officers arrived, they found three people in the vehicle acting like they were asleep.

One officer asked a 31-year-old man to step out of the vehicle so he could explain police were conducting a welfare check. As the man exited the vehicle, the officer smelled marijuana and noticed an open beer can on the floor board between his feet.

The officer asked the man if he could search him for weapons. The man complied and admitted he had marijuana and a pipe in his pockets.

The officer arrested the man on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

The other two men in the vehicle were checked, but released without charges.


An officer was sent to the 1000 block of West 16th Street about 3:15 p.m. in reference to a possible fight.

When he arrived, he found a 49-year-old man who had been beaten by his 47-year-old brother. The victim was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital with a head laceration and possible broken ribs.

No further information was available.