Aug. 14 — Police blotter

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


• An officer was sent to the 800 block of East First Street about 8:30 p.m. in reference to a report of a dangerous dog.

A 40-year-old woman said her husband went outside because he heard their dog barking and saw a large, black dog attacking their dog. The officer saw the couple’s dog tied up, with blood on its face and right ear.

The yard was partially fenced, and the woman said she and her husband didn’t have a way to finish enclosing it. She also said they couldn’t put their dog inside for the night.

The woman thought the dangerous dog lived next door. The officer tried to speak to the neighbors, but they weren’t home. She also couldn’t find the black dog.

About 10 p.m., the officer was dispatched back to the residence.

The woman said her dog was barking again, so she opened the door and saw the black dog on her back porch. The dog growled at her and went down the alley.

The dog came into the alley while the officer was speaking with the woman. The officer couldn’t catch it.

When the officer asked if the woman had ever seen the dog at the neighbors’ house, the woman said the neighbors didn’t have dogs. The officer told the woman to call the police department if the dog returned.


• An officer responded to a report of an open door about 9:25 p.m. in the 300 block of West Fir Street.

A 14-year-old girl told him a door at a warehouse near her residence was wide open, which was unusual. She said she saw an unfamiliar pickup at the warehouse about 4 p.m. that day.

At the warehouse, the officer saw shoe prints were on the door and the lock was damaged, indicating the door had been kicked open at some point. Inside the building, the officer saw several gallons of paint as well as supplies covered in dust as if they’d been stored there for a long time.

The officer found no one in the warehouse, and it didn’t look as if anyone had stolen anything.

The officer had a dispatcher contact the owner. He learned the owner couldn’t come to the building because she was sick, and her maintenance worker was in Clovis at a sporting event.

The dispatcher told the officer the owner wanted the warehouse left as it was despite the possibility of items having been stolen. She said she would take care of it later.

The officer took photographs of the door and the inside of the building, and left it as he’d found it.

• About 10:35 p.m., an officer was patrolling in a marked car on North Avenue M when she noticed a Jaguar driving in the left lane.

The officer stopped the Jaguar at North Avenue M and Ivy Street. When she told the male driver why she’d stopped him, he said he was sorry and hadn’t been drinking.

The driver said he’d picked up his friend and passenger, a 19-year-old man, from Rotary Park. When asked, the passenger said he’d been drinking.

The passenger admitted he was 19 and said he was sorry. He was holding a half-full can of beer.

The officer issued the 19-year-old citations for open container and minor in possession of alcohol.