Police blotter — Nov. 9

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


• At 6:19 a.m., an officer observed a blue van parked at a residence with the passenger side window broken out. When the officer made contact with the owner, the man told him the window had not been broken when he last saw it at 6 p.m. the previous evening. The officer could not find the object that hit the window.

• At 1:23 p.m., an officer responded to a convenience store in reference to a gas drive off. The store manager told the officer that a dark blue Chevrolet Impala pulled up to one of the gas pumps and dispensed $22.40 worth of gas, then drove off. The vehicle traveled east on U.S. 70. No license plate number or facial features were able to be seen from the store video but the vehicle had a broken out rear window. The case is inactive.


• At 2:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to West Fifth Street in reference to someone trying to gain access to an apartment. The officers observed that two males were walking down the street. One was identified as a man with three warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and the other man was allowed to leave.

Upon arriving at the residence, a woman told officers her front door had been kicked in.

Officers dusted two partial shoe prints on the front door to compare to the shoes of the individual who was arrested earlier for comparison. The woman said nothing was taken.


• At 6:55 p.m., an officer was dispatched to East Spruce Street in reference to shoplifting. A male subject, who had warrants out for his arrest in Curry County, had tried to leave the store with four bulbs and a bottle of butane, which totaled $34.89.

The officer escorted the man to the patrol car, where he was cited a misdemeanor for shoplifting. A New Mexico state police officer placed the man under arrest for his warrants and escorted him to the Curry County Detention Center. The items were returned to the store.

— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell