Serious accident

Española firefighters place a woman on a stretcher after pulling her out of a car, May 29, involved in a head-on crash on El Llano Road. Drivers of both vehicles were transported to the Española Hospital.

    The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.

    Española Police officers, Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Police, Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s deputies or State Police responded to the following calls:

Honest panhandler

May 24

    5:24 a.m. An Española Hospital caller, described as an elderly woman, said “they” won’t help her.

    6:34 a.m. A County Road 136-A in Hernandez caller said someone broke into the home on the top of the hill.

    6:42 a.m. A Coyote Senior Center call said someone hit an elk with their car.

    11:53 a.m. A Soup Kitchen caller said an employee reported a fight between two women.

    Noon A North Riverside Drive caller said he wanted to report child abuse on Riverside Drive. He said a woman took off her seatbelt and then struck some children in the back seat.

    2:33 p.m. A County Road 117 in La Mesilla caller said a 33-year-old man was running around the yard, naked, and he suffers from schizophrenia.

    3:19 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller asked a deputy to trespass the people in a car parked in front of the school because they were former students.

    4:23 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller said a gray car appeared to be broken down and the people with the car were being rude and “throwing fingers” at other cars.

    4:33 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller said a man, wearing mismatched shoes, was very drunk and asking people for money so he could buy liquor and cigarettes. She said his pants were also falling off. Officers asked for an ambulance to evaluate him.

    5:58 p.m. A Calle Romero caller said he left his vehicle open and someone in the early morning hours got into his car and stole keys he left in there.

    6:53 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller said her upstairs neighbor was stealing her satellite connection.

Just a little meth

May 25

    9:31 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller said a man, who appeared to be under the influence, was jumping in front of vehicles and jumped on a passing truck. He told police officers he did a little meth.

    9:40 a.m. A Mesa Vista High School caller in Ojo Caliente said someone stole the batteries out of the school buses.

    10:03 a.m. An Ensignal caller said a man keeps trying to pay with checks that bounce. The man was arrested on a Bernalillo County warrant.

    10:31 a.m. A Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú caller said she locked her dog, and car keys, in her car.

    11:57 a.m. An East Paseo de Oñate caller said a woman was soliciting herself in front of the business and refused to leave.

    2:49 p.m. A County Road 75 in Truchas caller said kittens were using the preschool sandbox as a bathroom.

    3:05 p.m. A Calle Duran caller said a man has been stealing from all the neighbors and leaving items in the back yard.

    4:09 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a man was swerving all over the road and it looked like he was drinking a beer.

    5:42 p.m. A Valdez Park caller said people were hanging around before a baseball game and he thought there would be a fight.

    6:14 p.m. An Escondito Road caller said a man stole a cell phone and refused to give it back.

Mystery stabbing

May 26

    12:36 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller said someone broke into an older Chevy Impala and also stole the license plate.

    10:01 a.m. A County Road 159 in Abiquiú caller said a man in his 40s or 50s was overdosing, but conscious and breathing.

    11 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller said her mother called her and said a dangerous prisoner from Pojoaque was on the loose.

    11:28 a.m. An El Llano Road caller said a 39-year-old man threw a bottle at her. She did not want officers to take a report because of her clearance at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    1:08 p.m. A Forest Road 103 caller said someone was preparing to start a bon fire.

    3:52 p.m. A Giant gas station caller said a family was parked by the air and water machine and they looked to be on drugs and were not treating their 7-year-old child right.

    4:08 p.m. A State Road 76 caller said two people pulled to the side of the road, during a road rage incident, and pulled guns on each other.

    4:11 p.m. A Private Drive caller said someone was shooting a .22-caliber pistol or an AK-47.

    4:12 p.m. A Paseo Melendez caller said a 32-year-old man was drinking, even though a court order stated he was not allowed to.

    5:15 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller said someone beat a woman, but she refused to say who. Officers found the man was so drunk, they could not understand him.

    5:53 p.m. A Taos Lane caller said a man in a baseball hat pulled out a gun, spit on him and said he was going to blow him away. Officers found the man’s story didn’t make sense and that he appeared to be under the influence of something.

    8:23 p.m. A County Road 2 in Santa Clara caller said a naked man was standing outside his property, it happened two hours prior and he called Santa Clara police, but they never came.

    8:38 p.m. An Allsup’s caller said someone in a tan Hummer shot at her.

    9:10 p.m. A Taco Bell caller said two men were fighting in the parking lot and one man was stabbed. Officers found the alleged victim left before police arrived.

Three-hour tour

May 27

    1:19 a.m. A Paseo de Paulina caller said a 78-year-old man had been drinking and passed out.

    5:42 a.m. An Española Airport caller said someone cut a hole in the fence.

    6:14 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller said his grandson was staying at a pink house and had warrants for his arrest.

    9:49 a.m. A County Road 40 in Alcalde caller said someone crashed into the ditch. Deputies found a pair of pants were left behind, along with a driver’s license.

    10:10 a.m. An AutoZone caller said an employee was harassing him and refused to give his money back for a battery he bought a day prior. He said the employee threatened to call the police.

    10:16 a.m. A County Road 56-A caller said there was a black bag full of dead cats on the side of the road. The County’s animal control officer told dispatchers that people are always dumping cats and dogs.

    4:17 p.m. A The Law Road in Arroyo Seco said someone stole a Santa Fe County work truck and trailer.

    8:03 p.m. An Abiquiú Lake caller said they were stuck in the middle of the lake after their battery died.

Post fight

May 28

    1:02 a.m. A Calle Alamosa caller said a couple of guys with metal posts were fighting in the middle of the road.

    7:10 a.m. A Shady Lane caller said a dog was bit in front of the vet clinic.

    7:12 a.m. A Calle Olivas caller said she thinks her 29-year-old son overdosed because he had shallow breathing and she couldn’t wake him.

    7:33 a.m. A deputy at Northern New Mexico College told dispatchers she found two dogs running in the road. Dispatchers told her the County’s animal control officer was off duty so she took them to the shelter herself.

    10:05 a.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller said someone stole a tool box out of the back of his truck.

    1:17 p.m. A County Road 89-A in Chimayó caller said someone was breaking into her house. She said the alarm went off.

    3:12 p.m. A Walgreens caller said a man in the store claimed someone broke into his vehicle and was waiting outside to beat him.

    8:37 p.m. A Giant gas station caller said one of the employees passed her a miniature, and then accused her of stealing it. One woman was arrested on a warrant.


Caught in the act

May 29

    7:15 a.m. A Dairy Queen caller said a woman was sleeping by the back door and she wanted her removed.

    8:37 a.m. A County Road 142 in Medanales caller said he is a County employee and someone stole batteries out of the machinery.

    10:53 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Police officer issued a citation on State Road 68 to a man in a white Toyota Tundra who was seen disposing of his trash at the water tank.

    4:27 p.m. A Triple S caller said it appeared three men and a woman were about to fight.

    4:59 p.m. A Kennedy Loop in Ohkay Owingeh caller said her uncle punched her in the face and she did not want an ambulance but she did want to tell an officer.

    6:48 p.m. A County Road 168 in Hernandez caller said he got home and found the gate to his house was busted open and someone took a 1978 Cutlass. He said he thinks it was his daughter’s ex-boyfriend, who owned the car, but he was mad he entered the yard without his permission.

    8:30 p.m. A Hunter Street caller said his wife’s brother started arguing with him and pulled out a gun, then accused dispatchers of not wanting to help him. He refused to give his address, sounded intoxicated and accused the Española Police Department officers of being “criminal cops.”

    11:51 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller said someone was trying to break into her home by getting through the window.

Mixing prescriptions

and alcohol

May 30

    7:53 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said someone cut down all his cameras.

    7:54 a.m. A McCurdy Charter School caller said a student was driving in an “unsafe” manner on the street in front of the school and when she confronted him, he drove off and “could have run over her foot.”

    9:02 a.m. A County Road 75 in Truchas caller said an electrical transformer started a brush fire.

    10:07 a.m. A Calle Armada caller said a dog attacked her and her dog and she had already reported it as running at large to the city’s Animal Control officer.

    10:09 a.m. An Allsup’s caller said she caught a woman behind her house, getting ready to use a needle.

    11:04 a.m. A County Road 106 in La Mesilla caller said his son threw his wife against a wall and was breaking things in the house.

    12:13 p.m. A woman who walked into the Española Police Department said a family member keeps using her identity and getting pulled over.

    3:29 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller said there is a chemical smell in the air at certain times of the day and he is worried it might be a meth lab.

    6:44 p.m. A Big Dawgs caller said a woman tried to get in through a bathroom window.

    7:48 p.m. A Santa Cruz Lake caller said three young Hispanic men were driving through the campground, yelling “Who the hell are you” and “Did you leave a note?” before they fired three shots.

    11:27 p.m. A State Road 68 in Alcalde caller said a 39-year-old woman was depressed, taking a lot of medication and mixing it with alcohol. She was taken to the Española Hospital by ambulance.

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