Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:
• At 7:52 p.m., an officer was dispatched to West Ivy Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving, The officer observed a man walking from an apartment complex, then get into a vehicle and begin to reverse it.
A woman exited one of the apartments and began to yell, “That’s him.” The officer then approached the vehicle and knocked on the rear left window, identifying himself. The man opened the door. The officer asked the man to turn off the ignition but the man did not do so. The officer removed the man from the car, handcuffed him and placed him in a police vehicle.
The woman told the officer the man had been her boyfriend for five years and he became jealous when she began talking to a male friend by phone. She said he took her phone, so she went to the neighbor’s apartment and called the police. She returned to her apartment when she heard her boyfriend breaking her phone.
She said the man hit her on the side of the face and each time she tried to leave, he would slam the door shut to prevent her from leaving. She said the man threatened to beat her up even if he went to jail for it.
The woman also told officers the man was on probation for a DWI but had several alcoholic drinks that night. The officer observed the smell of alcohol on the man. She also told the officer the man was an illegal immigrant.
The officer collected the pieces of the woman’s cell phone, which was shattered by the man throwing it against the wall and photographed them and the woman’s injured face.
The man was arrested for false imprisonment and an immigration officer was notified that he may be an illegal immigrant.