Help Getting up

Española Police Department officers and emergency medical personnel responded Feb. 25 to an E-911 call for an unresponsive man in the parking lot at a child care center off North Paseo de Oñate. The man was unhurt, and awaiting an incident report, it was not clear if he was transported to the emergency room.

    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:

Stolen underwear

Feb. 14

    4:02 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller wanted a man at the shelter removed. She said he was threatening to stab people and refusing to go to bed. An Española Police officer took him to the Walgreens area and dropped him off.

    2:57 p.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller said a Chevy Blazer was driving fast and doing donuts in the parking lot and almost hit him.

    2:59 p.m. A West Pueblo Street caller reported a big water leak at the end of the road.

    3:49 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller said her sister was unconscious and not breathing. Two doses of Narcan were administered and the woman was transported to the emergency room.

    3:51 p.m. A private drive in Velarde caller reported someone stole her underwear and hacked her phone.

    7:56 p.m. A Chamita caller said a Toyota Camry had been abandoned at the end of the road. The caller’s sister saw a man walking away from the car. The homeowner was advised to have the vehicle towed.

    11:56 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller said a woman went to her house, crying but not really saying anything. The woman had been hit in the head and was bleeding.

Here kitty, kitty

Feb. 15

    12:03 a.m. A Fairview Lane and North McCurdy Road caller reported a man putting a blanket over his head and running into traffic. The caller said he’s possibly under the influence of something.

    5:54 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported a house fire and said flames were coming out of the top of the house.

    7:51 a.m. An Allsup’s caller said a woman spit in his face and took off toward the Dodge dealership.

    11:06 a.m. A Calle Duran caller reported a tall cop with a green vest was having sex with a woman. Officers determined it was a prank caller.

    11:52 a.m. An El Rito caller reported two masked men with guns were trying to break into the house. Deputies could not make contact with the caller.

    1:44 p.m. A Camino Cielo Grande caller said a woman was lying on the ground and having a hard time breathing because she had been choked. The caller also said someone took off with the woman’s car.

    5:11 p.m. A West Winesap Drive caller said her cat was stuck in a tree and wanted the fire department to help get it out.

    6:04 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh Laundromat caller reported her AirPods were stolen. She said she used an app to track the location and it showed they were in the laundromat. She suspected an 11-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl took them. The girls admitted to the theft.

    6:30 p.m. A Food King caller said an alarm was activated and there is a man passed out on the floor inside the store.

    8:27 p.m. A Speedway caller reported a man getting beaten up.

    11:31 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said three men were in the area, shooting a gun and partying. The caller was afraid the bullets would hit someone.

No donuts allowed

Feb. 16

    2:24 a.m. A Jemez View Street caller reported a 38-year-old woman not breathing and unresponsive.

    8:57 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported hearing six shots and said someone’s been threatening him. The caller said he could hear them talking bad about him in an apartment.

    9:35 a.m. A Familia Dental caller said a man is blocking the parking area and looks disoriented. He also said the man is kicking a blanket.

    10:45 a.m. A Walgreens caller said a dog is inside the store and requested animal control remove it.

    1:59 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a burglary at an abandoned house. Police responded but were unable to find anyone there.

    2:46 p.m. A Cañada Court caller said a care coordinator at the University of New Mexico Hospital filed a report on one of their patients because she’d been injected with heroin, involuntarily, by her boyfriend.

    5:11 p.m. A County Road 47 in Alcalde caller said a man was doing donuts in her yard.

    6:43 p.m. The intoxicated woman from the earlier call on Fry Street went to the Santa Claran gas station and said she was battered. The caller said she did have a black eye and was dirty, like she’d been dragged.

    9:29 p.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported two men and a woman were fighting. The caller said she also got hit.

    10:19 p.m. A Walgreens caller said a woman tried jumping out of a white-and-gray car and then jumped into a white one.

    10:45 p.m. A Sunset Drive caller reported a woman at his house, breaking things and not wanting to leave. She was transported to the emergency room.

    11:52 p.m. A West Don Filigonio caller said a four-door car went through the fence and was stuck in the field behind the fence.

Citizen of Earth

Feb. 17

    7:12 a.m. A State Road 76 caller reported someone hit her wall and abandoned the vehicle in her yard.

    7:53 a.m. An Old Hospital Road caller wanted a welfare check on a man because his vehicle was abandoned and crashed.

    8:17 a.m. A State Road 554 in Medanales caller reported damage to the gates on the property of the North Central Solid Waste Authority property.  

    10:31 a.m. A Calle del Rio caller said he heard a gunshot coming from a gray and black Saab. Police were unable to locate a vehicle matching that description.

    10:40 a.m. A West Roman Drive caller reported his license plate stolen. The plate did not come back as registered to the caller, so police could not enter it into the system.

    11:53 a.m. A Baker Lane caller said a woman is yelling at herself. When police arrived, they discovered she was under the influence. She said everyone was raping her and she is from the Earth and the police couldn’t help her.

    12:13 p.m. A Calle Redonda caller said her niece’s husband was locked in the bathroom and she broke the door down and found him unconscious with needles around him. She couldn’t see if he was breathing and couldn’t get a pulse.

    12:15 p.m. A Game Stop caller reported a man in front of Joji’s yelling and holding a needle.

    12:56 p.m. A Chimayó caller said someone was shooting at his residence and killed everyone.

    2:20 p.m. A Calle Chueco caller said she was doing a condemnation notice on a house and saw a large man on the property that doesn’t live there. She wanted an officer to stand by while she served the notice.

    5:32 p.m. A Calle Hacienda caller said two men were walking in the field near Darrin’s’ Place and one may be carrying a rifle. Police determined children were playing with a BB gun.

    6:17 p.m. An Illinois caller said a fraudulent purchase was made in the amount of $350, at Lowe’s Home Improvement. He said he hasn’t been to New Mexico for more than five years.

    6:27 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller said someone was making noise outside her window and when she looked down the hallways, she saw a man with a rifle, who ran out the back door.

    8:44 p.m. A Club Tropicana caller reported a man who’d been drinking either at the Speedway or near the Tropicana, was driving drunk.

    9:10 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller said he gave a woman from a nearby apartment a ride and now his wallet is missing. He called back to say she didn’t take the wallet.

    10:53 p.m. A Riverside Drive caller reported the tire shop in front of their house is making a lot of noise and they can’t sleep.

Throwing needles

Feb. 18

    8:29 a.m. A Chimayó caller said a man stabbed another in the back, intentionally.

    10:21 am. A South Riverside Drive caller reported a Dodge Charger following and tailgating him. He thinks the person in the vehicle is trying to hurt him.

    11:50 a.m. A Medanales caller said a man and woman are ransacking a car on the side of the road and the windshield is busted out. Deputies responded and found they were working on the vehicle.

    12:40 p.m. A Cook’s Mobile Home Park caller reported a man went to her home and told her to call the cops because someone battered his sister at her residence and stole their phone. He later decided he didn’t want to press charges after all.

    12:49 p.m. A Calle Ranchitos caller said a man, covered in a gray blanket, was sitting in the road. A second caller reported he was out of the road and jumping fences.

    1:28 p.m. A New Mexico Bank and Trust caller reported a man loitering near the ATM at the main door and yelling.

    2:47 p.m. A Union Hall caller said his company vehicle had been broken into. Nothing was taken, but the man who broke in got in the vehicle and was reaching around.

    5:06 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller said a man was passed out and sitting by the ice machine. They could not wake him up.

    5:13 p.m. A Cook’s Trailer Park caller reported two — and possibly three men in and out of a residence, and one was waving a gun.

    7:25 p.m. An AutoZone caller reported a man in a Nissan Altima throwing needles out of the car.

    8:49 p.m. A Century Bank caller reported a man sitting by the electrical boxes and yelling. The caller said the man charged at two janitorial workers as they were leaving the building.

    9:06 p.m. A Walgreens caller said a man in a car was parked in front of the propane tanks and was passed out. They banged on the window, but he was unresponsive. Police were able to wake the man and he was going to have a friend pick him up.

    9:29 p.m. A Days Inn caller wanted police to check on a Ford truck idling in the parking lot because there were no guests at the hotel.

    9:34 p.m. A Walmart caller said a man went into the store and harassed and threatened a store associate. He also stole $200 in merchandise.

    11:08 p.m. A Pumphouse Road in Jicarilla caller reported multiple unwanted people at his house. He also said he’s being followed and keeps hearing voices and a beeping noise and wants to be committed to jail.

Beaten at the


Feb. 19

    12:35 a.m. An Española Detention Center employee reported an inmate tried to escape from custody.

    1:44 a.m. A San Jose Church in Hernandez caller said there are people partying and fighting at the church again.

    7:18 a.m. An El Paisano Market caller reported all the front windows of the store were broken and money was taken.

    10:15 a.m. A private drive in Española caller said she and her sister ordered checks and after speaking with a bank employee, found out they were delivered to the wrong address and some were used. Close to $2,000 was taken.

    10:21 a.m. A Mike’s Mini Mart caller claims her landlord is making copies of the keys to her home and handing them out to people and telling them to break into her house and sexually assault her. She said the landlord’s husband is with the FBI and is blocking her from receiving phone calls.

    11:42 a.m. A Santa Claran Casino Hotel caller reported someone obtained her bank account information and withdrew more than $1,000 and attempted to withdraw another $1,000.

    3:16 p.m. An Alcalde caller said her neighbors shot their gun into her yard and a bullet landed in her yard. She wasn’t sure if it was intentional or accidental. Deputies determined it was a firework, not a bullet that landed in her yard.

    3:42 p.m. A Bubble Zone caller reported a man beat him up because the car in front of him would not go through the carwash.

    3:55 p.m. A Cook’s Mobile Home Park caller said a nine-year-old boy was bitten by a dog.

    4:06 p.m. An Old Hospital Road caller reported a 28-year-old man was out drinking with his friends and is now unconscious and barely breathing. The caller thinks someone laced his heroin. Narcan was administered.

    4:40 p.m. A Walgreens caller said a couple is cussing at and threatening her.

    6:31 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller said a man tried to steal three cases of alcohol and when she confronted him, he pushed her over.

    9:13 p.m. A private drive in Medanales caller reported people driving on the private drive to avoid a police checkpoint.

    10 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported man yelling for help. The caller called back to say the man was walking south on State Road 111, dragging an unknown item behind him.

    11:49 p.m. A Paseo de Paulina caller said he’s staying in his car because he’s homeless and someone knocked on his window. He called back to say his crutches fell down and that’s what startled him.


in their sleep

Feb. 20

    1:05 a.m. A caller said there was an abandoned vehicle behind Joji’s.

    6:11 a.m. An Española Hospital caller said a man in the emergency room was being disorderly and lighting cigarettes in the hospital.

    7:06 a.m. A Medanales caller reported the woman she takes care of is not breathing.

    8:17 a.m. An El Rito caller said a man is drunk and fighting with everyone. She called back to say he’s breaking windows and bleeding.

    11:40 a.m. A Family Dollar in Española caller said a man tried to return some laundry soap that was purchased at another store, then he took off.

    12:38 p.m. A Hernandez caller said she and her mother were home, asleep, when a woman and her daughter went into the house and punched them.

    2:39 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man is texting her and saying he’s having sex with her 17-year-old.

    3:08 p.m. A North Riverside drive caller said men were chasing the owners of Ortega’s and they were outside arguing.

    5:01 p.m. A Walmart caller reported a man fell from a standing position near the milk and butter aisle and hit his knee.

    5:19 p.m. A Metro PCS caller said customers were harassing employees and yelling. They refused to leave.

    6:34 p.m. An El Rito caller reported someone from Abiquiú shot his 26-year-old brother in the leg.

    8:38 p.m. An Alcalde caller said her 10-year-old daughter has been receiving dirty pictures from a man in Iraq.

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