An Española man playing his guitar outside his coffee shop, Sept. 7, near La Joya Street, was beaten by three other men and sent to the hospital.
The general manager of the Speedway gas station in Chama got an early morning scare on Aug. 20, when a man asked her for a cigarette, then told her he had three bombs in his car.
An Española man was arrested on Aug. 12, after running a red light at the intersection of South Riverside Drive and Upper San Pedro Road and plowing into a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Española Firefighters responded to a structure fire Oct. 1 on South Riverside Drive, near the Y. The structure belongs to Santa Clara Pueblo. Firefighters responded quickly but the building was a total loss. The house-like structure was once used as office space for a short-lived used car lo…
The Española Hospital was put on lockdown in the early morning hours of Aug. 21, following the beating of a couple at the Santo Niño Trailer Park, because they feared retaliation.
A Chimayó grandmother is suspected of taking her grandson to the Family Dollar in Chimayó, then driving the getaway car after he robbed the store.
Three Rio Arriba County residents are facing charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault, after they allegedly kidnapped a Chamita man Sept. 17 from Walgreens in Española, beat him and threatened to kill him over fentanyl pills.
Española Police Department Lt. Richard Trujillo pulled over a Taos woman near Walgreens Aug. 16, when he noticed she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
When Española Police Officer Anthony Martinez pulled over a 1990 blue Chevrolet Metro hatchback on Aug. 12, he was looking for a man who had broken into a Walmart cash register and taken cash. But he got much more than just a suspect.
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.