Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:
• At 9:46 a.m., an officer responded to South Main in reference to an auto burglary. A woman told the officer an someone had gained access into her vehicle between midnight and 7:30 a.m. The item taken was an Apple iPod Touch, which was valued at $300. The woman gave the officer the item’s serial number. The case is inactive pending further information.
• At 3:26 p.m., a man contacted an officer and told him his vehicle had been burglarized but he did not report it. The man said someone had entered his vehicle and removed an Apple iPod Touch, valued at $50 and a Whistler radar detector, valued at $25. No evidence was located. The case is inactive.
• At 12:47 a.m., an officer responded to Wal-Mart in reference to shoplifting. Dispatch advised the officer of the man’s appearance and location in the store while he was on route. Upon arriving, the officer was informed that a male subject had stolen Bushnell binoculars and Cobra 2-way radios. The officer approached the subject and found the stolen items on him. The man admitted to trying to steal the items.
The officer also found a Black & Decker battery pack in the man’s possession, which the man said was his and was broken. He said he was trying to get a new one. The officer found the same battery pack in the store. The total value of the stolen items was $143.
The man was arrested and taken to Roosevelt County Detention Center, where officers found someone else’s debit card in his possession. He told officers it belonged to a friend of his wife’s but could not give officers her name. Officers took the card into their custody. The stolen items from the store were left in the possession of the store’s loss prevention officer.