June 26 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: June 19 • About 9:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Globe Avenue in reference to a delayed burglary report. A 26-year-old woman said she spent the previous night at a friend’s house and took her mother’s vehicle [...]

Press release: Complaints against police ruled public records

Citizen complaints filed against police officers are public records and must be released upon demand. That’s the upshot of a New Mexico Supreme Court order issued Monday, which ends a five-year battle by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to withhold records from Charles Cox, a former State Police captain. Cox’s attorney Cindi Pearlman [...]

Police blotter — June 22

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Saturday • About 6:15 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of East 18th Street to take a report of a stolen porch swing. A 65-year-old woman said the swing was hanging from the porch at 6:45 a.m., and she noticed [...]

June 19 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • At 5:32 p.m., officers responded to call in the 1500 block of south Abilene in reference to a burglary. A man said as he was leaving for work at 7 a.m., he discovered his work vehicle had been broken into. The [...]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to a larceny complaint about 5:05 p.m. in the 1100 block of East Third Street. A 41-year-old man said sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day, someone took the passenger-side hubcaps from his gray GMC Yukon [...]

June 12 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer took a report of animal cruelty about 6:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of San Miguel Court. An 18-year-old woman said her small dog had been beaten and was en route to the veterinary clinic. She said her 20-year-old [...]

Police blotter — June 8

Samplings to recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer took a report of child abuse about 7:10 p.m. A 19-year-old woman and her 25-year-old fiance said her 18-month-old son was injured while staying with his 23-year-old father. The officer observed red marks on the child’s left temple, the [...]

Police blotter — June 5

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer responded to a call of a verbal domestic disturbance about 7:10 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Abilene Street. A 56-year-old man said he and a 22-year-old woman were arguing because she comes home at 6 a.m. every [...]

May 29 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: April 4 • Christopher Rojo, born in 1986, pleaded guilty to resisting, evading and obstructing an officer, aggravated battery and driving while his license was suspended. Rojo was sentenced to 364 days in Roosevelt County Detention Center and $134 in fines and fees. April [...]

May 29 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • An officer was sent to the city skate park about 8:20 p.m. in reference to a report of a broken car window. A 17-year-old boy said his Eclipse was parked in front of the skate park gate while he was in [...]