Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:
• An officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of North Abilene to handle a report of larceny.
A 52-year-old woman said her $300 laptop was taken from her home while she was running errands. The investigation was ongoing, and police had suspects.
• An officer was sent to a store in the 1400 block of West 18th Street about 5:15 p.m. in reference to a report of shoplifting.
A clerk said he saw a female grab a 30-pack of beer, stand by the door and then exit without paying. She left in a car with three other people who didn’t get out of the vehicle.
A second clerk said she knew the female’s first name, but not her last name. The first clerk said he would get the security video when the manager came in the next morning.
The case was closed pending further leads.