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:
Dead but spending
9 a.m. A Headstart on Railroad Avenue caller reported the school was broken into and vandalized the previous night. Nothing was taken.
9:01 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported a man broke into his house, threatened to kill him, then ran off.
11:17 a.m. A Pizza 9 caller reported a man was overdosing in the empty lot north of the store. The entry does not state what happened.
11:43 a.m. A Regional Transit District dispatcher reported a man unconscious and bleeding at a stop on North Riverside Drive. Medics treated the highly intoxicated man at the scene.
Noon - A Del Norte Credit Union caller reported a member died in 2014 and someone withdrew $40,000 over five years. The caller knows the suspect’s first name and has surveillance.
1:22 p.m. A Dixon caller reported there were wolf hybrids on the land near an RV park.
2:12 p.m. A Dairy Queen caller reported two men jumping into traffic, “trying to get hit.” An Española City Police officer contacted Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Police to handle the tribal members.
4:05 p.m. A Middle San Pedro Road caller reported his fence was cut and several pedal bikes were stolen. He needed to make a report so he could investigate his neighbors and “things might get bloody.”
7:01 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a neighbor continues to take pictures of the caller’s 12-year-old grandson. The neighbor has been told to stop but continues.
7:09 p.m. A State Road 74 in Ohkay Owingeh caller reported someone hung himself under the bridge. Tribal police found no one on or under the bridge.
7:16 p.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported her father found some dynamite. New Mexico State Police’s Explosive Ordinance Device team handled the call.
8:27 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported an elderly couple hauling a load of wood dropped some and threw wood at the caller. The truck left dragging a cooler.
9:04 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a neighbor was beating his wife with a belt. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man.
10:15 p.m. The Middle San Pedro Road caller who reported his pedal bikes stolen reported he was going to start shooting and “if he hits someone, good.”
10:38 p.m. A Calle Milagro caller reported people with flashlights had his house surrounded. An officer found no one there.
5:14 a.m. A Birch Lane caller reported a man was overdosing. He had been on methadone in jail for the past two weeks.
9:29 a.m. A Holy Cross Church caller reported a group was about to leave the church to bury someone and they want a law enforcement escort because “last time it turned into a large physical fight.”
9:53 a.m. A caller reported he heard he was reported missing and he “wasn’t too happy,” about that.
10:26 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said he was tired of his storage locker being broken into and then seeing homeless people wearing his clothes.
10:57 a.m. A woman reported she mailed an $800 check from the Española Post Office and it was stolen and fraudulently cashed. A police sergeant said she would track down where it was cashed.
12:27 p.m. A caller by Dreamcatcher Theater reported a green 4-door car heading south in the northbound lane.
1:22 p.m. A motorist passing Home Run Pizza in Alcalde reported a two-vehicle accident and a man in a Honda trapped. Medics assisted and one person was transported to the emergency room.
6:56 p.m. A Dollar Tree on Carr Lane caller reported a woman in the street, throwing rocks and screaming. Police talked to the woman who was upset she loaned her car to someone and it was not returned.
8:08 p.m. A woman on Carr Lane was reportedly screaming for help. Medics put the woman in an ambulance but she refused treatment and got out.
9:10 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported two men pushing a Lowe’s Home Improvement flat bed cart across the Valdez Bridge.
10:49 p.m. A Bond Street caller reported “about 100 kids” about to start a fight. Police said it was a group of friends hunting rocks.
Won’t check out
1:11 a.m. A Hindi Lane caller reported her nephew was in her house, drunk and breaking things. He allegedly assaulted her and was in the front yard. Police spoke to the woman, who would not press charges.
2:28 a.m. A Calle Ranchitos caller reported suspicious activity at the park. City police officers arrested two men.
8:05 a.m. The owner of Salas Auto Body reported the GBD Store was burglarized and there was merchandise on the street. The store did have surveillance and police were waiting for the building owner to provide it.
8:45 a.m. A Hopewell Lake caller reported he found his friend dead in his camping trailer. State Police handled the call.
10:14 a.m. A Valley View Church caller reported a man had been in the area for 24 hours and was now lying by the door. The man was transported to the emergency room.
11:33 a.m. A Calle Celestino caller reported his friend was overdosing. State Police took the call.
3:42 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported his trailer was stolen.
4:23 p.m. A State Road 68 caller in Velarde reported a two car accident. One man was transported to the emergency room.
10:53 p.m. An Elk Horn Lodge in Chama caller reported a man who would not leave the premises. A deputy found the man had a warrant from Phoenix, Ariz., but it was not extraditable. The man was transported to the Rio Arriba County Detention Center for detox.
1:16 a.m. A State Road 68 caller by Ohkay Owingeh reported a one car accident. A car rolled over in the median and the driver was out of the car.
1:17 a.m. A caller by Angelina’s on North Railroad Ave. reported about five men outside with a big gun. Officers found an unoccupied vehicle and the back door of the business was open.
3:15 a.m. An officer checked on a man sleeping in the dumpster behind Freddy’s. He refused medical attention.
5:25 a.m. A West Pueblo Street caller reported two men trying to break into his house. He banged on the window and they ran toward Fairview Pharmacy.
6:21 a.m. A Starbucks employee reported the same man sleeping in a dumpster. The man again refused medical attention and an officer got the man to move along.
12:41 p.m. A Cooks Trailer Park caller reported hearing someone yell, “Call 911.” Officers were told a woman hit her brother and he was bleeding but not at the trailer. Police were checking adult probation for violations.
2:41 p.m. A Starbucks employee reported a man was sleeping nude in his van. An officer asked the au naturelle sleeper to move on.
3:33 p.m. A Zia Credit Union caller reported a woman was trying to cash a stolen check. An officer arrested the woman, who had stolen another woman’s purse Aug. 22.
6:04 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported his friend had a seizure. He was initially combative but was treated on the scene.
6:33 p.m. A caller by Wendy’s reported an unconscious man by the bus stop. He was arrested for assault on a health care worker.
8:53 p.m. A Coyote caller reported a car on fire on State Road 96. Coyote Volunteer Fire fighters extinguished the car. They determined on scene it was arson and the state fire marshal was contacted.
9:55 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported a woman was have seizures from alcohol and heroin withdrawal. Deputies made contact with the woman but she was not transported to the hospital.
10:23 p.m. A call from Lybrook was transferred to San Juan County to have someone check on a man who had a bag on his head.
10:47 p.m. A man on North Riverside Drive reported four men tried to kidnap him but he got away. The alleged kidnappers went east on Valley Drive.
7:04 a.m. A Pacheco Lane caller reported her son took her purse that had about $1,000 in it.
8:05 a.m. A person in the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot reported a man being held down. Officers were told the man shoplifted from Lowe’s. He was arrested.
8:46 a.m. A Speedway on Paseo de Oñate reported a scam over $500 was perpetrated on the business.
12:19 p.m. An ATV rider near Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs reported he flipped his ATV on its side and he could not right it. He just had scrapes and bruises but requested assistance. Ojo Caliente Volunteer firefighters carried the man out in a carryall basket.
3:19 p.m. A Chimayó woman wanted to speak with a deputy because she was shot at the previous night.
6:21 p.m. A Monterey Lane caller reported people were taking things out of an abandoned trailer. Police spoke to the people who said they were moving their own belongings.
7:25 p.m. A San Pedro man reported he tried to buy gas with a $100 bill he had gotten from Wells Fargo earlier in the day and the gas station attendant told him it was counterfeit. The man said he’d talk to Wells Fargo the next day.
9:16 p.m. A Wendy’s caller reported a man lying on the ground in a blanket blocking the drive-thru. Ohkay Owingeh tribal was notified and took the man home.
10:42 p.m. A two-vehicle accident was reported at North Paseo de Oñate and Fairview Lane. There were no injuries. Both vehicles were towed.
12:04 a.m. A Walmart employee reported someone in a white Dodge doing donuts in the parking lot. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.
12:42 a.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported her boyfriend locked himself in the truck of her car. When police arrived the man tried to fight them. He was arrested but was not medically cleared for detention because of a blood alcohol content of .45. He was released.
1:52 a.m. The same man was reported passed out on Calle Redonda. Police requested assistance from Santa Fe County.
8:38 a.m. A Private Drive 1550 in Hernandez caller reported a woman was unconscious and not breathing. Office of Medical Investigators was called and the woman was declared dead.
10:33 a.m. A woman at Santa Cruz Country Store reported a woman was hitting a man outside the store because she was jealous of the cashier. Police separated the two and the man did not want to press charges.
1:18 p.m. A County Road 1 in Hernandez caller reported a child with a little motorcycle, which he “drives at 90 mph through the bumps.” Deputies could not find the child.
2:20 p.m. A deputy conducted a traffic stop in Brazos. After checking registration on a rifle and searching the driver’s vehicle, the driver was arrested.
3:25 p.m. An officer conducted a traffic stop in front of CVS. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.
4:11 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported an abandoned truck. A deputy informed dispatch he spoke with the owner the previous evening who said the truck was stuck.
6:12 p.m. A Lumberton caller complained of “Native individuals” on motorcycles and ATVs racing on County Road 536, outside the Jicarilla Nations. Dispatch advised Jicarilla tribal would handle the call after they finish working an ATV accident.
6:47 p.m. A Giant station on North Paseo de Oñate reported some side-by-side four-wheelers getting gas. City police officers educated the drivers.
7:29 p.m. A hit and run accident was reported at North Paseo de Oñate and Fairview Lane. A beige 2005 to 2007 Yukon or Equinox struck a motorcycle and left the scene. The motorcyclist was transported to the emergency room.
11:37 p.m. A North Railroad caller reported a woman was screaming. She was transported to the emergency room for evaluation.
3:05 a.m. A Dixon woman reported she was attacked by her roommate. Medics treated her on the scene.
5:53 a.m. An Allsups employee advised there was a man outside fighting the air.
7:58 a.m. An Espinoza Lane caller reported a truck left the road and went into an arroyo. It was tipped over. The woman driving the truck was arrested for DWI.
10:31 a.m. An El Caballo Quino Drive caller reported people cutting trees tried to stop her from passing but she went anyway, just as they were dropping a tree. It landed on her Nissan Rogue.
2:49 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported his wife was combative and erratic. She was transported to the emergency room.
4:23 p.m. A Valdez Park caller reported a man at the skate park fell off his bike, possibly overdosing. Medics found the man on North Railroad Avenue and tried to resuscitate him for almost 20 minutes but he died.
6:54 p.m. A CVS employee reported a man stole an employee’s phone and a couple bottles of alcohol and ran.
8:23 p.m. A Valencia County Sheriff’s Office detective driving a motorcycle hit a cow near Vallecitos. State Police had no one available. Rio Arriba County deputies arrived within 30 minutes. Ojo Caliente first responders and a nurse on scene tended to the driver. He was transported by ambulance to U.S. Highway 285 and transferred to Careflight.
9:56 p.m. An officer conducted a traffic stop on North Riverside and found a 14-year-old boy driving. They waited together for his parents to get him.
10:50 p.m. An officer conducted a traffic stop at Fairview and North Railroad. A pregnant woman was having pains and “the driver split, on foot.” He was tasered and arrested on a warrant.