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Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records:


• An officer went to a pet business in the 200 block of South Avenue H about 7:20 a.m. for a report of a burglary. The business owner said the night before, someone removed pins from the hinges on the back door and entered the store.

The officer didn’t find any physical evidence in the alley.

The business owner said four pythons, a red tail boa constrictor, a corn snake and a monitor lizard had been stolen. The total cost of the animals was about $2,350.

A detective was called to the scene.

The business owner told the first officer that a customer was interested in the yellow python and another was supposed to buy the lizard.

The case is listed as active pending further investigation.


• About 7:15 p.m., an officer was called to a business in the 400 block of South Main Street for a report of breaking and entering. Someone had stolen 23 pipes, nine containers of body cleanser, four drug test kits and a package of incense from the business.


• An officer went to the area of North Avenue K and Date Street in reference to an open line 911 call about 1:25 a.m. The dispatcher told him the call was placed from an inoperative cell phone number and the Geographic Positioning System placed the caller in the area of Avenue K and Date.

When he arrived, the officer canvassed the area to try to locate the caller.

At a residence in the 400 block of North Avenue K, the officer found a 36-year-old man who, according to a check run by dispatch, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Chaves County Magistrate Court.

The officer arrested the man and took him to Roosevelt County Detention Center.

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