Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:
• At 1:21 a.m., a woman told an officer she had heard yelling coming from a neighbor’s house. Through the window, the officer heard a female say she wanted to leave and a male voice tell her she wasn’t going to.
The officer heard a loud bang and entered the residence to find a male standing by a bed and a female sitting on the bed. The officer placed the man into investigative detention due to what he had heard outside the window.
The woman told the officer they were having an argument but it had never become physical. She said she wanted to leave but the man blocked the doorway. She then told the man to leave but he would not.
The man also told the officer that there was no physical contact.
The neighbor told the officer she had heard the man yell at the woman that he was going to beat her. She also said she heard a lot of banging and the woman screaming and crying.
The man was placed under arrest for false imprisonment and is being held in lieu of a $5,000 surety bond.
• At 7:59 p.m., an officer observed a car turning onto 16th Street with the headlights and parking lights turned off. The car pulled in front of a residence. The officer observed a male subject exit the vehicle and go to a door at the residence.
The officer activated his emergency lights and spoke to the front seat passenger. The driver of the vehicle approached the officer, abruptly stopped, and began walking back toward the residence.
The officer conducted a search of the driver due to knowledge of his criminal background. The man resisted and ran down an alley way. The officer pursued the man on foot, telling him to get down on the ground. The man did not comply, but tripped, allowing the officer to contain him.
The man was issued citations for driving with no license, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and no headlights. The man was placed into the detention center on a $3,500 cash only bond.
• At 12:26 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a rental store on South Avenue C in reference to an individual pawning an X-box 360 and a Kinnect she had rented.
The officer contacted the other business, which provided him with the property. The owner of the store advised the officer that the husband of the woman who had pawned the items had just entered the shop. The officer approached the man as he was leaving and asked him where his wife was. The man directed the officer to his vehicle.
The woman told the officer she was in the process of paying the pawn on the property and returning it to the other store.
The pawn shop later informed the officer that the woman had paid the balance owed on the pawned property. The rental store told the officer they had made arrangements with the woman and the charges would be dropped.
— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell