Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:
Monday, Jan. 16
• At 8:46 p.m., officers was dispatched in reference to a domestic situation in progress. A woman told officers that no one hit anyone, but that the man in the house was being stupid. The man said he came home and found the woman drunk and she had not cleaned the house. He said he asked her to clean the house and she called the cops. Officers determined it was just a verbal argument.
The man agreed to leave with his son and go to his mother’s house. The woman stayed at the home with her two sons and a friend.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
• At 1:40 p.m., a man came into the police department wanting to report 16 pills of his prescription medication missing. The man said he went to take his pills at 1 p.m. and they were missing. He asked his son if he took them and his son said no. His son then asked a friend who had been over if he took them and he admitted he did. When his son’s friend returned the bottle, 16 pills were missing. The man did not want to press charges. The officer made arrangements to meet with the son’s friend.
Friday, Jan. 20
• At 8:35 p.m., an officer was driving down Kilgore Street when another vehicle proceeded towards him in his lane. The officer pulled to the shoulder to avoid being hit, then the vehicle quickly corrected itself.
The officer turned the vehicle around and activated her emergency lights. The driver of the other vehicle pulled into a driveway and turned off its lights. The officer smelled alcohol when she approached the vehicle.
The driver told the officer he had swerved to avoid the truck on the road. He had red eyes and slurred speech.
The man told the officer had had not had anything to drink, but the officer saw an open pack of beer in the vehicle. The man said he had broken his shoulder the previous weekend and had started to feel pain.
More officers arrived and when the officer approached the man’s vehicle a second time, she observed the box of beer was missing.
The officer conducted a field sobriety test, then found a bottle of prescription medication and an open beer can in a cup holder in the man’s vehicle. The man still denied being intoxicated, saying he had only one beer with his dinner.
The man was arrested for driving under the influence.
Saturday, Jan. 21
• At 1:32 a.m., responded to an Allsup’s in reference to a beer theft. The store clerk told the officer the subject who stole the beverage was a male with a dark red hoodie. The man took two eight-packs of beer but dropped one as he got into his vehicle. The man got into a white Dodge pickup truck and drove away. The case is closed pending more information.