Police blotter —

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


An officer responded to a call on Chicago Street just after midnight where the assistant manager of a business said two adolescent males had just stolen from the store.

Officers tracked the two boys to a convenience store and confronted them. They confessed to having stolen a candy bar and a flashlight.

Officers took the boys back to the store for identification. A flashlight and a Hershey’s candy bar were found in the boys’ possession, that had not been purchased, along with various items which were purchased.

The manager did not press charges.

At 8:45 a.m., a Portales resident reported to the police department that various items had been stolen from a deceased relative’s house on South Avenue E the previous night.

He said several family members had been in and out of the house since his brother had died, but he had arrived at the house at 4 p.m. the previous day to find everything normal.

The man said when he returned at 8:45 a.m. that morning, an air-conditioning unit was missing from a window and two televisions were missing from inside.

The man informed officers that another relative had wanted one of the TVs and a box of pictures. The box had been found open with no pictures inside.

Tire and shoe tracks were found in the dirt and photographed. Neighbors did not witness any noise or activity the previous night. No other information is available at this time.


An officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of South Abiline at 3:19 p.m. for a residential burglary.

The residents of the house said they had left home at 10 a.m. and returned at 3:15 p.m. to find the rear gate to their shop open. They found tools and speakers were missing inside the shop.

They checked inside the house and found drawers and closets had been searched and several items were missing. Suspects had also eaten food and drank soda.

Two neighbors had seen an older model, gray car in the area, but no other information was obtained. The case is under investigation.

— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell