Sirens Call

State Police agents question an allegedly intoxicated man, June 29, on Santa Clara Bridge Road.

    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:


Fell, can't get up

June 21

    7:30 a.m. A U.S. Highway 285 caller said she found four mixed black lab puppies on the side of the highway. She said she will keep them for about one week and then take them to the animal shelter.

    1:17 p.m. Sonic on South Riverside Drive caller said a male wearing a black mask, black long-sleeve sweater and jeans tried to rob them with a knife at Sonic. He left on foot toward Santo Niño Lane after taking $200. Employees locked themselves inside. There were no injuries.

    3:13 p.m. A Calle Adelante caller said there may be an intoxicated person at the McCurdy Charter School football field.

    6:12 p.m. A North Monterey Lane caller said she pressed charges against a male for criminal sexual penetration. He is no longer incarcerated and is now harassing her. She does not have a restraining order against him. The caller said she went to the Española Police Department the day before to speak with an officer, but nothing was done.

    7:12 p.m. A NM Highway 17 in Chimayó caller said a gray dog was hit by a car and died. It was still in the road.

    7:16 p.m. A U.S. Highway 285 caller in Chimayó said there was a car on the west side of the road, and someone is slumped over the steering wheel.

    9:05 p.m. A South Yucca Street caller in Ohkay Owingeh said, “Hurry,” and then the line disconnected. An officer said everything is alright.

    9:39 p.m. A West Bond Street caller said he needs help getting back up, as he fell and is disabled. There were no injuries.


Hot Cars

June 22

    12:12 a.m. An employee at Wal-Mart on N. Riverside Drive said people are riding on the trunk of a car. Police told the juveniles not to do that.

    6:18 a.m. A County Road 2 caller in Santa Clara said someone stole her TV and $6 from her purse.

    8:29 a.m. A County Road 126B caller in La Mesilla said an 11-month-old child is locked in a car. The car is not on, and the windows are up. The fire department removed the child from the car.

    8:44 a.m. A Private Drive 1721 caller in Lindrith said her brother and father are physically fighting. There are no weapons. The caller later said her family members calmed down, and her brother’s girlfriend is coming to pick him up.

    9:58 a.m. A Private Drive 1527 caller said a 41-year-old male was attacked by a dog around 3 a.m. The male is bleeding from his arm and leg and did not have a phone.

    10:10 a.m. A U.S. Highway 64/84 caller in Chama said someone dropped a small kitten on the side of the road.

    11:37 a.m. A South Riverside Drive caller asked to have someone pick up a dead crow in front of the Days Inn.

    1:17 p.m. A State Road 106 caller said Styrofoam plates are flying out of a truck driving toward Santa Fe.

    1:30 p.m. An East Roman Drive caller said her 82-year-old mother with dementia and her 60-year-old brother were kidnapped by the caller’s aunt.

    1:46 p.m. A Calle Chamisal caller said a male was hitting a female on the ground in front of the Santa Clara Apartments. The male then left the female by herself.

    1:50 p.m. A Private Drive 1131 caller said someone stole almost $6,000 from his mother’s account. His brother is also receiving fraudulent checks.

    2:25 p.m. An East Pueblo Street caller said his home was burglarized. A 41-inch TV, a travel duffel bag, two inactive cell phones, an autographed Dallas Cowboys helmet and a pocket watch with “Dad” on it were among the stolen items.

    4:34 p.m. A Camino de los Ranchos caller said he is concerned, because his 34-year-old son is walking on the road, highly intoxicated. He was passing out, lying on the ground and drenched in water.

    4:49 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller said a disabled person has been locked in a hot car for about five minutes.

    5:07 p.m. A Forest Road 306 caller said he laid his bike down a few miles down the road. He dislocated a finger, has no water, sliced his finger open and is walking down the road.

    5:38 p.m. A Heron Campground Road caller said two females were using a raft on the lake. The raft flew away, and the females are not injured but might drown if someone does not help them. Another person is trying to swim to help them. The caller called back later and said the females are alright and made it to the shore.

    11:09 p.m. A Paseo de Oñate caller said a 54-year-old female with a walker in front of the Santa Claran Casino is having suicidal thoughts.


Flying saucers

June 23

    5:03 a.m. A NM Highway 74 caller in Ohkay Owingeh said six or seven horses are in the middle of the road.

    6:20 a.m. A West Don Filigonio caller said his mother’s home is full of blood. A male told police he was bleeding from his nose and does not want to be seen by medics.

    11:55 a.m. A woman came to the police station to report her son is missing. He was last seen on Railroad Avenue. Someone stole his phone. He has a drinking problem and has been homeless since March. His mother is concerned he was killed or hurt. He recently was in a fight.

    1:36 p.m. A Rio del Oso Street caller in Chimayó said his aunt threatened to kill his wife.

    2:35 p.m. A West Roman Drive caller said she wanted an officer in her home but did not say why and hung up. Later, she said she needed help doing laundry and buying groceries. She also wondered why her checks are short.

    4:48 p.m. A Private Drive 1066 caller in Alcalde requested an ambulance for a 35-year-old male, overdosing on heroin. He was given two doses of Narcan, has shallow breathing and is unconscious. The caller called again and said the male woke up. Her boyfriend said the male left with his brother.

    5:47 p.m. A Taos Lane caller said he would like to report a drug transaction at an ice cream truck that looks like a school bus. He said he did not see anyone buy the drugs, but it may be cocaine.

    7:37 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a male and female are yelling and having a physical fight at the Rock Christian Fellowship parking lot.

    8:25 p.m. A Jgn Lane caller said a male is flopping around in an arroyo and may be overdosing. People are throwing water on him.

    10:11 p.m. A State Road 74 caller in Ohkay Owingeh said a 13-year-old female wandered to her home from a carnival and the caller is going to bring her back. The female said she was in her camper when something hit her head, and all she remembers is walking back to her house. She has a torn shirt, and first responders are examining her. She has pain in her ribs and may have a laceration on her head.

    10:56 p.m. A Corlett Road caller said there is a brush fire in the arroyo. Flames were 10 to 15 feet tall in the bosque. The fire reached 30 feet.


Naked and


June 24

    2:05 a.m. A NM Highway 68 caller said a male is handcuffed on the second floor of the Ohkay Owingeh Casino and Hotel. A female has blood on her face, and a child has marks on their face.

    9:58 a.m. A State Road 111 caller said a horse jumped on her car and caused a lot of damage.

    12:16 p.m. A Calle Azul caller said his dad stabbed his cousin in the left arm with a sword. The stabber hid on the roof after the incident.

    9:39 p.m. A State Road 74 caller in Chama said a naked male is trying to flag down cars.


Playing hooky

June 25

    9:47 a.m. A Private Drive 1069 caller in Velarde said her grandson has just gotten out of prison and is unconscious and not breathing. He was given Narcan and got up.

    10:11 a.m. A West Roman Drive caller said her neighbor tried to hit her in the head with a shovel.

    10:15 a.m. A South Riverside Drive caller said a male is laying on the sidewalk and rolling around across from Dandy’s Burgers.

    11:52 a.m. A Cook Street caller said her 16-year-old son left the day before around 10 a.m. for work. He was supposed to be home by 9 p.m., but he never came home. He did not show up to work the day before. The caller’s son called her and said he is alright, was with his girlfriend and will be on the way home soon.

    2:32 p.m. A Nolan Drive caller in Velarde said she would like an ambulance for her 69-year-old mother, who has been vomiting since Saturday and is now unresponsive and unconscious, but breathing.

    2:59 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a man leaned up against the window at Wendy’s and has possibly overdosed. The caller is not sure if he is breathing. The male told police he was sleeping.

    5:09 p.m. A Fairview Lane and N. McCurdy Road caller said two boys are throwing fireworks in the road and putting fireworks in mailboxes.

    5:36 p.m. A State Road 30 caller said she wants a woman to leave her house. She should not be there, as she raped the caller’s daughter when she was a small child.

    7:20 p.m. A Cook Street caller said her neighbor threatened her with a gun under his shirt.

    7:31 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said there are three males breaking into a vacuum machine at Murphy’s Express.


Water balloon Strength

June 26

    10:43 a.m. A Vista los Cerros caller said he is 61 years old and was jumped by several people. He said he has lacerations on his face and believes he has broken ribs.

    11:54 a.m. A County Road 56 caller in Chama said he found an injured dog under his stairs. He does not know who it belongs to, but it is bleeding.

    12:40 p.m. A Spruce Street caller said a female with black hair and a busted lip left the ER 10 minutes ago with an IV.

    1:39 p.m. A Calle Redonda caller said she heard a homeowner is using drugs, and his three children, 14-year-old twins and an 8 year old, are left alone when he is at work. She would like someone to check on the children.

    5:59 p.m. A North McCurdy Road caller said someone threw a water balloon at her car, shattering her windshield.

    11:50 p.m. An El Llano Road caller said a male on the east side of the road is laying down with one arm up.


Batteries for cash

June 27

    9:30 a.m. A male said his ex-brother-in-law, who is known to carry a weapon, threatened him at work. The person reporting this said he is concerned for his safety.

    10:26 a.m. A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Road said two adults are dragging a little boy wearing a diaper up the road.

    10:43 a.m. A State Road 399 caller in La Mesilla said his son, who is emotionally unstable, depressed and needs medical attention, has been drinking for three days straight.

    2:35 p.m. A Calle Gallegos caller said two large batteries were stolen from his camper and taken to Gallegos Scrap Metal to be recycled for cash.

    4:42 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a car almost hit a smoke shop. The male driver and female passenger are intoxicated. A young child is in the car without a seatbelt.

    5:50 p.m. A Escondito Road caller in Chimayó said he is conscious and breathing but someone hit him intentionally with a glass mug.

    7:05 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said her boyfriend’s 15-year-old daughter is threatening suicide.

    11:14 p.m. A Calle de Pajarito caller said his daughter is making death threats against him.

    11:21 p.m. A County Road 137C caller in Alcalde said a male is laying on the ground.

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