Warrant service on Railroad

Española Police Officer Jerome Broyles was dispatched to 308 Railroad Avenue at 9:25 a.m., May 25 to assist Planning and Zoning staff as they evicted some squatters from the residence. Detectives were standing by to arrest the man in the red shirt (right) on felony warrants once he had removed his personal belongings from the building.

    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:

Creepy customer

May 23

    6:26 a.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement manager said there were vehicles and ATVs doing donuts in the parking lot and he doesn’t want to open the store if they keep driving recklessly.

    8:34 a.m. A Water Department employee said one of the water trucks was involved in a collision on Industrial Park Road.

    11:25 a.m. An El Rito caller reported a man had a gun and was banging on a window. He left before police arrived.

    12:27 p.m. A Family Dollar in Española caller said a man and woman have been inside the store for about 20 minutes and the man is creeping out the workers.

    12:28 p.m. A Bubble Zone caller reported a man is walking around the parking lot, stumbling and asking people for money.

    1:06 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller said a man is overdosing outside.

    1:48 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a car vs. motorcycle collision and said the driver was bleeding from his ears and is barely breathing. The caller then said he was not breathing anymore and his bones were broken.

    2:44 p.m. A South Prince Drive and North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a truck with a wood box is trying to run other drivers off the road.

    3:03 p.m. A Murphy’s Express employee said a man is inside the store and is trying to get behind the counter.

    3:14 p.m. A State Road 581 in Española caller said her son showed up and is drunk and beaten up.

    5:05 p.m. A County Road 93 in Chimayó caller reported her mother was released from the emergency room at 1 p.m. and died about half an hour ago.

    6:28 p.m. A caller said he wanted to file a complaint because an Española Police officer was driving fast and almost ran him off the road in Alcalde.

    6:50 p.m. A Private Drive 1127 in Dixon caller said she is not feeling good and is hallucinating and wants an ambulance to respond.

    7:17 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh Express Mart employee reported a customer was maced and he is trying to wash his eyes.

    8:31 p.m. A Medanales caller requested a welfare check on a woman between mile markers 206 and 207, who is carrying a shovel.


at the park

May 24

    8:04 a.m. An RTD employee wanted to file a report because someone damaged the maintenance truck and stole tools.

    10:07 a.m. A Chama caller said three men are fighting on the roadway.

    10:14 a.m. A Calle Serrano caller requested an ambulance for her unresponsive sister. It was determined the woman was overdosing.

    12:13 p.m. A West Granada Street caller reported that an elderly neighbor is asking people to take her to the hospital.

    12:24 p.m. A Vista del Valle caller wanted to file a report because he received an email from his employer telling him that his Social Security number was used to file for unemployment benefits.

    12:51 p.m. A Walmart caller said she put her purse down and someone stole it and her car keys are in it.

    1:37 p.m. A Burger King caller reported a truck hit the menu board and damaged it, then took off.

    4:26 p.m. An East Shadowood Lane caller said there’s a man walking around with a rifle and he pointed it at her dogs because they were barking.

    4:28 p.m. A Dixon caller reported a man was hit while riding a motorcycle in the canyon. The driver picked him up and the man has a broken arm.

    5:48 p.m. A Valdez Park caller reported two men are trying to talk to children at the park and they are catcalling the ladies there, too.

    6:10 p.m. A Speedway caller said a woman is lying under the no loitering sign.

    7:24 p.m. A County Road 211 in Coyote caller reported finding her son passed out in the driveway by his car. She said he’s unresponsive and snoring.

    9:58 p.m. A Cook’s Mobile Home Park caller said a truck almost hit him and the driver pulled a gun on him.

    10:44 p.m. A Private Drive 1690A in Ojo Caliente caller reported a camper on the side of their driveway is fully engulfed in flames.

    11:55 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller said she got kicked out of the casino and there are a lot of people following her.


May 25

    2:27 a.m. A security guard at the Española Hospital said there’s a vehicle driving back and forth near the church on Spruce Street and it is driving in circles, then the lights are turned off.

    5:29 a.m. A County Road 91 in Chimayó caller reported his yard is flooded because the irrigation ditch is overflowing.

    5:36 a.m. A Medanales caller requested a welfare check on a woman that was running down the road and tried to get in his car.

    6:23 a.m. A Santa Clara Bridge caller said there’s a woman there trying to jump off the bridge.

    6:58 a.m. A Center Market caller wanted help in removing a homeless man that’s been sleeping behind the store.

    8:18 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller said his truck is on fire.

    10:33 a.m. A Lumberton caller wanted to talk to a deputy because her neighbor keeps going to her house, stealing her child’s cats and giving them away.

    11:32 a.m. An RTD caller said a man is at the bus stop in front of the office and has a rifle. Police determined it was a plastic gun.

    12:47 p.m. A Truchas caller wanted to speak with a deputy because her niece and nephew are hacking her phone and posting things on Facebook, causing people to follow her.

    2:40 p.m. An Alcalde caller said there’s a man lying on the side of the road, near the stop sign.

    4:02 p.m. A Private Drive 1301 in Truchas caller said while she was sleeping, someone went into her house and took her keys.

    4:47 p.m. A Sena’s Radiator caller reported four men hitting and choking a man on the ground.

    6:33 p.m. A County Road 56 in Chama caller reported the Capilla de San Pedro was broken into.

    8:51 p.m. A Calle Solo Pino in Medanales caller reported a car is on fire.

Bad customer


May 26

    1:32 a.m. A Tsigo Bugeh Road in Ohkay Owingeh caller said there’s a fight outside and if it doesn’t stop, he’ll handle it.

    3:31 a.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller said a Blazer is in the parking lot doing donuts and hitting shopping carts.

    7:56 a.m. An Upper San Pedro Road caller said a man went to a nearby house and busted all the windows.

    8:53 a.m. A Garcia’s Automotive caller reported a semi truck with an oversized load hit the northbound traffic lights and broke them.

    9:27 a.m. A Chama caller said someone in a car is shooting at a man who’s on the side of the road.

    9:35 a.m. A 420 Emporia caller requested medical attention for a woman who’s possibly overdosing. Narcan was administered and the woman left.

    10:07 a.m. A Private Drive 1301 in Truchas caller said a woman went to her house and asked for help because she had a cut on her head.

    10:40 a.m. A North Central Solid Waste caller reported someone intercepted and deposited a check that was meant to go to the company that supplies their gas.

    11:38 a.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller said a man and woman on probation are in the parking lot with “lots of” drug paraphernalia and substances.

    12:55 p.m. A report was filed at the Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office for a stolen poly cart.

    1:26 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a drunk man was walking by Title Max and might fall into traffic.

    4:32 p.m. A Loan Max caller said she got robbed by a man who came in, held a gun to her head and told her to drive him around town.

    7:10 p.m. A County Road 79 in Truchas caller said a woman is fighting with a man and destroying the house.

    8:22 p.m. An Escondito Road in Chama caller reported her husband went to Subway and the restaurant’s owner was mean to him and started harassing him and taking pictures of his license plate.

    9:39 p.m. An Eagle Village caller requested a welfare check on a 30-year-old woman who was drunk and left in the room. She’s worried about the woman’s safety.

    10:27 p.m. A Taco Bell caller said a car was drifting in the parking lot and almost hit a homeless person.

    10:52 p.m. A Speedway on North Paseo de Oñate caller said a truck hit the guardrail and took off.

    10:58 p.m. An Ash Loop caller reported a man is selling drugs in a camper behind a house and there’s so much traffic from street walkers and people in the area, that she’s afraid her house will be robbed.

Noisy geese

May 27

    3:23 a.m. A State Road 68 in Velarde caller said he came across a vehicle flipped on its side.

    9:25 a.m. A Calle Duran caller requested a welfare check on a sixth-grader who’s been doing remote learning, but has been missing school.

    10:05 a.m. A North McCurdy caller said she heard gunshots  the previous night and in the morning, she noticed about 16 bullet casings and wants to speak with an officer.

    10:36 a.m. An Allsups’ manager reported there’s a man at pump three, taking off his clothing in front of customers.

    10:46 a.m. An East Jiron Street caller said six people are arguing and one man has a gun.

    11:57 a.m. A Calle del Alamo caller said his neighbors took his package of insulin yesterday and then threw it on the doorstep.

    12:21 p.m. A County Road 70 in Dixon caller said there’s a woman outside his house having a psychotic episode. He said she’s banging her feet on the car. Deputies determined the woman had run out of gas.

    12:35 p.m. A Lindrith caller reported an unattended death.

    2:53 p.m. An Española City police officer saw a car traveling at a high rate of speed and followed it to the emergency room. He learned the driver was transporting her unconscious 12-year-old daughter.

    3 p.m. A Lucero Center caller reported a man is tagging the building.

    4:46 p.m. A Mountain Center caller reported a 32-year-old female is in and out of psychosis. She is using meth and having imaginary thoughts and homicidal ideations.

    6:10 p.m. A Private Drive 1509 in Hernandez caller reported his grandfather died.

    6:58 p.m. A Coyote caller said her father was driving and a propane tank in the vehicle exploded.

    9:08 p.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller said young “kids” in trucks are speeding and hitting parked cars.

    10:17 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller requested a welfare check on a highly intoxicated man.

    11:17 p.m. A Martinez Lane caller said geese are making noise.

Getting drunk,

falling down

May 28

  7:32 a.m. A Vista del Rio Lodge in Chama caller said a man is outside, lying on a bench and he’s unconscious and won’t wake up.

    9:04 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a vehicle hit a gas meter behind the building.

    9:31 a.m. A Vallecitos caller said a 74-year-old woman was bitten by a dog.

    1:49 p.m. A Union Hall caller requested a welfare check on a man who fell in the parking lot and isn’t getting up.

    2:41 p.m. A Title Max employee said a man keeps going in and out of the store and spitting on everything.

    3:09 p.m. A Motel 6 caller reported a 50-year-old man is overdosing.

    7:43 p.m. An Española Police officer assisted the Santa Clara Police Department with an overdose.

    8:25 p.m. A Chili’s caller said her brother and his friend took her purse.

    8:54 p.m. A Rue 21 caller requested a welfare check on a person behind the Dollar Tree, in a sleeping bag.

    9:19 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller said several people are outside bothering customers.

    9:46 p.m. A Rio Arriba Sheriff’s deputy at the Rio Chama Chevron called for an ambulance because a 16-year-old girl had a bloody nose and fat lip. He learned she was drunk and fell down and hit a rock.

    11:05 p.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement manager requested the dispersal of 30 cars from the parking lot.

    11:38 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller said a truck with a utility trailer jumped the curb and they’re on the side of the highway where there’s no road.

Not his Razr

May 29

    1:19 a.m. A Bode’s General Store caller said her 24-year-old boyfriend is drunk and vomiting blood.

    1:41 a.m. A County Road 57 in Velarde caller reported two people were hit with a vehicle.

    3:10 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a bag with drug paraphernalia was found.

    8:33 a.m. A Walmart caller said a man went through the clothes donation bin and left the clothes on the ground.

    10:37 a.m. A La Luz Trail in Medanales caller reported she gave her friend a ride and he jumped out of the truck and took off in a Razr that wasn’t his.

    2:23 p.m. An East Shadowood Lane caller said she went to see her cousin at the Vista del Rio Apartments and another one of her cousins pulled a gun on her.

    2:42 p.m. A Rio Arriba Sheriff’s deputy closed down the northbound and southbound lanes on U.S. Highway 64 to help some cowboys cross the road.

    3:33 p.m. A Forest Road 207 caller said people in a camper drove to his house and said they were being harassed by people in a side-by-side, who fired shots in the air.

    4:26 p.m. A Walgreens caller requested a welfare check on a woman who looks disoriented and has one shoe on.

    6:32 p.m. A County Road 115 in Hernandez caller said a man is very drunk and hanging onto a barbed wire fence.

    6:40 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported his storage shed was broken into.

    7:51 p.m. A Santa Clara caller said someone shot up two of her vehicles and wants to file a report.

    9:31 p.m. A Children Youth and Families worker requested assistance in making contact with a six-year-old child who has been neglected.

    11:37 p.m. A McCurdy School caller reported a man is trying to push a girl into his vehicle.

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