Police investigating armed robbery at Sonic in Portales

Freedom New Mexico An armed man robbed the Sonic on Chicago Street about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said one person entered the restaurant with his face partially covered, produced a handgun, demanded cash, and left. As of about 10:15 p.m., Berry said the police didn’t have a […]

Portales police: Man in yard died of natural causes

CNJ staff A Portales man found dead in his front yard Tuesday morning died of natural causes, police said.Capt. Lonnie Berry said a medical investigator has determined

Portales police engage in chase

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police pursued a driver in a low-speed chase late Friday night, Capt. Lonnie Berry said. The incident began when a woman called police, and said a motorist ran a stop sign and forced other vehicles off the road. Police pursued the motorist in question at speeds no faster than 20 or […]

Counterfeit bills in circulation

Freedom New Mexico Portales and Clovis have both seen counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in the past week, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. One Portales business on South Chicago called police last week after receiving a fake $50 bill, Berry said. Others refused to accept suspicious bills and then called police to ask if […]

Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, […]

Portales assault victim stable

Freedom New Mexico A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to […]

Police investigating string of home invasion robberies

Freedom New Mexico Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appeared to be random. Berry declined to […]

Portales man charged in Monday’s homicide

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Freedom New Mexico staff photo: Karl Terry Isaac Montano II was charged Tuesday with robbery and an open count of murder in connection with the stabbing death of 69-year-old Don Chapman. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 46-year-old Portales man has been arrested in connection with the Monday stabbing death of a 69-year-old man. […]

Portales police investigating stabbing death

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Portales Police were investigating a stabbing at 901 S. Main in Portales that resulted in the death of a Portales man. Police had a suspect in custody Monday. Freedom New Mexico Police were investigating an apparent stabbing Monday that ended in the death of a Portales man. According to Capt. […]

No arrests made in shooting

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg being treated in the emergency room, according to […]