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Police blotter - Feb. 5


Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:

Saturday, Jan. 28

At 3:02 p.m., police units were dispatched to west 18th Street in reference to a fight. Dispatch told officers one of the parties left the home in a white pickup truck, traveling east.

An officer saw the truck approaching an intersection and conducted a traffic stop. The officer observed the driver of the vehicle had drying blood on the side of his face and blood on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Other officers went to the residence to talk to the ex-wife and her boyfriend.

The man said his ex-wife had pressed charges against him, which had been dismissed. The man said the ex-wife had been harassing him ever since, texting and calling him. He said he just wanted her to leave him alone.

He said he went to the house to tell the woman's boyfriend to "keep her on a leash." He said he knocked on the door then turned and went back to the pickup. The boyfriend came out of the house and began hitting him through the truck window. He said he began hitting the boyfriend back, trying to push him away then kicked the man away with his foot after being dragged from the pick up. He said he grabbed the man's shirt and the man pulled away, causing the shirt to rip off him.

The boyfriend told officers he and the woman had been shopping and when they returned home, there was a note on the door, which he threw away. He said he was on the phone when he heard a knock on the door. He said he walked out of the apartment and the ex-husband began walking over to him and a fight began. He admitted to throwing the first punch. He said he took his shirt off and when the ex-husband left, he took it with him.

Both men were summoned to court for a public affray.


At 11:33 p.m., an officer responded to Walmart in reference to shoplifting. The assistant manager pointed out a woman. The officer approached the woman and she told him she had not stolen anything. When the officer looked in her purse, he found a video game and USB charger in a box.

The woman said she bought the items in Clovis and did not have the receipt. She said she would just buy the items again. The officer asked a store employee to scan the items and the employee told the officer they were from that store and had not been purchased.

The store manager also informed officers that the two particular items had not been purchased from the Clovis store in more than a week and were purchased at separate times.

The officer also found a box containing one gram of marijuana and a smoking device in the woman's purse. She was placed under arrest for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell.


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