Police blotter —
November 21, 2010
Samplings of recent calls handled by Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports:
• About 7:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic battery in the 800 block of East First Street.
A 29-year-old woman told them that about 15 days ago, her 38-year-old boyfriend hit her and left a black eye, and she reported it to the police. Wednesday, she said, she became “fed up” with the way he treated her and told him to leave. The man had been drinking, she said.
The woman said her boyfriend came into the bedroom, pushed her and asked for the phone. She said the man threw her on the bed and pinned her down. The woman’s 12-year-old daughter tried to push the man.
The woman got away from the man and tried to break the phone with a hammer so he couldn’t take it. She said her boyfriend pushed her down, causing a carpet burn on her forearm.
The man then left, taking the keys to the woman’s vehicle and her phone.
Officers found the man at a friend’s residence drinking alcohol and arrested him on charges of battery against a household member.
• Early in the day, officers took five reports of building or vehicle windows being shot with a pellet gun.
The owner of a business in the 200 block of West First Street reported that sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, someone shot two pellets at one of the upper windows.
About 7:50 a.m., the owner of a business in the 700 block of East Second Street reported someone had shot a window in the front of his business with a pellet gun and shattered it.
About 7:55 a.m., a woman reported two cracked windows in the business where she worked in the 1200 block of West First Street.
About 8:40 a.m., a man reported the driver-side window of his moving truck and 11 front windows on his commercial building in the 500 block of East Second had been shot. While one officer took a report, another checked for more criminal damage and found nine windows that had been shot with a pellet gun in another building in the same block. The owner of the second building said the windows had been intact when he left at 4 p.m. the day before.
In all cases, there are no suspects.