June 26 — Police blotter

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

June 19

• About 9:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Globe Avenue in reference to a delayed burglary report.

A 26-year-old woman said she spent the previous night at a friend’s house and took her mother’s vehicle there. She said her mother lived near her house and noticed her vehicle wasn’t in her driveway in the morning.

The mother called her daughter’s 27-year-old ex-boyfriend and told him to return the vehicle or the police would be called. The vehicle was returned soon after.

However, the 26-year-old woman said her CD player was missing from the vehicle. She said her ex-boyfriend might have a spare key.

The woman said her front door had been kicked in. She noticed pictures of her children and a metal cross wall decoration were missing, and there were two holes in the wall.

The ex-boyfriend had kicked in the door before, the woman said. She was worried about him doing it again.

The officer couldn’t reach the ex-boyfriend at the time.

About 2:30 p.m. the same day, the officer was sent back to the residence because of a report the ex-boyfriend was trying to break into the front door.

The man said he was trying to see his daughters for Father’s Day. He said he came over about 5 a.m., but their mother wouldn’t let him see them.

The man said he was banging on the door so hard he broke it.

He said he’d lived in the house until the day before and had keys to the house and vehicle.

The woman said he’d never lived there but had slept there while she was at work. She said she didn’t know of him having keys to the vehicle or house.

The officer saw two children in the house, scared and crying.

The man’s current girlfriend said they had been together for 2 1/2 years. She didn’t know of her boyfriend living with the other woman.

The investigation is continuing.


• An officer responded to an alarm at a business in the 100 block of West Second Street about 12:25 a.m.

The officer found the front door window broken by a blunt object, and the window to the west of the door had been hit twice with a blunt object.

Surveillance video showed a male walking up to the window. He had no shirt and was carrying a duffel bag.

The male starting moving the flower pot in front of the side window. Then he walked away, returned and hit the windows with a blunt object.

The male then walked away again.

The officer noted the case would be passed on to detectives.

• About 8:05 a.m., an officer went to the 700 block of East Second Street in reference to a commercial burglary report.

The 29-year-old woman who owned the business said the front door glass was broken and several items were missing when she came to the store about 7:50 a.m.

The officer saw a large concrete brick had been thrown through the upper door glass, giving access to the lock.

The cash register, jewelry, purses and custom-made warm-up suits were missing. Other valuable items were left, and the store wasn’t ransacked, as is usually the case.

The owner said most of the jewelry was custom-made and easy to identify.

A detective photographed the scene and dusted for fingerprints. The patrol officer requested a close patrol for the store at night for two weeks.

There was no suspect information.

• An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of West 18th Street about 7:10 p.m. in reference to a complaint of a viscous dog.

A woman said an orange pit bull came into her yard and attacked her dogs. The officer already knew that the female pit bull lived next door and was friendly with people but unsure about other dogs.

The officer asked the woman to bring her dogs inside so the officer could try to get the pit bull. As the woman was doing so, the pit bull attacked one of her dogs.

The officer yelled the pit bull’s name, and the dog stopped and jumped on the fence to be petted. The officer took it to its house.

The man who owned the dog said he couldn’t keep it in the yard without chaining it. He said he didn’t want the dog and didn’t want to be liable if it bit a person.

The man agreed to let the officer take the dog to the animal shelter.

The officer asked the woman to check her dog. The woman said the beagle had puncture wounds, but she thought it would be OK.