Police blotter — Nov. 27

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

Nov. 20

• A man told officers that someone had broken out the driver’s window on his vehicle the previous Saturday. He said he was at his shop until 3:30 p.m. and the vehicle was fine.

He said he found the vehicle damaged when he returned to the shop that day. He said he found the door open.

An officer found broken glass across the vehicle but no object that could have done the damage.

The man told the officer that he had just repossessed the car from a woman who could not pay for it but he did not think she had anything to do with the damage.

No tracks or other evidence were found near the vehicle. The doors were unlocked at the time of the incident.

• At 8:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Roosevelt General Hospital in reference to a battered male.

A nurse informed the officer that the injured man said the incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. and he checked into the hospital at 8:41 a.m.

The man said four black males attacked him after he called them a derogatory word. He said he did not want to press charges.

The resident of the house where the party was held said she did not know the men who attacked the victim.

The case is inactive due to no further suspect information.

• At 1:20 a.m., an officer was dispatched to East Canadian in reference to an auto burglary. A woman told the officer someone had stolen her purse and cell phone from her vehicle. The woman said she went to visit a friend at 11 p.m. and left her friend’s at 12:20 p.m., noticing her purse and phone were gone when she arrived home. She said the vehicle had been unlocked.

The woman said the wallet contained a Social Security card, a driver’s license, Medicaid card and debit card but no cash.

An officer recovered the stolen items the following Monday. The woman said all documents were accounted for except her brother’s ID card.


• At 12:35 a.m., an officer was dispatched to North Houston in reference to auto burglary. A couple told the officer that a handgun was stolen from the trunk of their vehicle, which was unlocked. The man said he parked the vehicle in front of his residence at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. At midnight of the current day, he noticed someone had been in the vehicle. He said he looked inside and saw the glove box open and all the papers in the front seat. He said nothing was missing from the inside but when he checked the trunk, the gun was gone.

He said he would find out the make and model of the gun and call the officer. No fingerprints were found at the scene. The case is inactive.