Dangerous Dip

(SUNFoto by Robert Trapp)

Tribal police arrested this Santa Clara Pueblo man Monday morning on unknown charges on North Railroad Avenue. He struck a vehicle from behind, which was driven by Isaac Romero, who slowed for the dip at North Railroad Avenue and Chamisa Street. A witness said Romero suffered back and neck pain from the crash.

    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:

Stinky stuck

June 30

    9:03 a.m. A Chimayó woman reported her son pistol-whipped her and her nephew took her phone. The caller was transferred to New Mexico State Police.

    9:35 a.m. A Santa Clara Tribal Police officer requested another agency arrest a man he was holding behind Cook’s Trailer Park. An Española Police officer arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

    9:38 a.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported someone broke into and stole gasoline from Northern New Mexico College’s old auto shop.

    11:19 a.m. A Walgreens caller reported two men stole two 30-packs of beer and were sitting in front of El Paisano drinking the beer.

    11:41 a.m. A man came to the police station to report a hate crime that took place at Santa Clara Apartments.

    12:52 p.m. A dump truck dumping gravel sparked a grass fire, which caused damage to two nearby houses.

    2:47 p.m. A woman called to report an elderly woman walking down North Railroad Avenue on her walker. She told police she is fine and has to get away from her family sometimes.

    3:54 p.m. A man called the police station to report his mother had received a call about his girlfriend and her children being kidnapped for $3,000 ransom. Everyone was fine and accounted for.

    7:06 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a truck was stuck in her septic tank in the backyard. The driver returned and got it out.

    10:19 p.m. An Española Police officer pulled over two teens in a Chrysler, neither of whom had a license, and called their parents to pick them up.

    11:07 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a stolen cell phone was inside a car in the parking lot. A Rio Arriba County deputy could see the phone on the front seat and had security find the owner of the vehicle. The phone was recovered.

Slow mechanic

July 1

    1:58 a.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported a man was outside yelling at a woman to let him in.

    2:56 a.m. A McCurdy Road caller reported seeing a shadow.

    7 a.m. A Champions Express Carwash caller reported the car wash was broken into a second time in two weeks. Tools were stolen.

    9:12 a.m. An Oñate Center in Alcalde caller reported people in a dark blue Dodge Ram dumping mattresses, desks and trash in the arroyo. State Police caught the illegal dumpers and made them haul it away.

    9:23 a.m. A Godfrey Lane caller reported paying someone $23,000 to repair his vehicle 18 months ago and it is still not done.

    10:27 a.m. A Del Norte Credit Union caller reported he was not allowed in the drive-thru.

    11:39 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported he wanted his daughter removed. He said she is not under the influence, “She’s just crazy.”

    Noon. An Albuquerque caller reported his house on Calle Rodriguez was broken into and there were needles and food in the garage.

    12:54 p.m. A Cook’s Trailer Park caller reported a vehicle without a license plate blocking his home. It was towed. When the owner came looking for it he was told to go to the police station with proof of ownership.

    5:29 p.m. Two vehicles got in a fender bender in front of Food King. They were advised to go to the station to file a report. One woman would not leave and was blocking traffic.

    6:46 p.m. A caller in the Walmart parking lot reported two men trying to clean people’s windshields. He wanted them removed.

    8:05 p.m. A Walmart caller reported two boys on a Razor.

    9:39 p.m. A La Joya Carwash caller reported a man had broken into several lockers and stolen rifles. He had surveillance of the theft.

And your

little dog, too

July 2

    12:01 a.m. A La Mesilla woman reported her boyfriend was drunk, hitting her and breaking TVs. The dispatch log ends when he turned off and back on the power to the house.

    7:38 a.m. An Angel Duran Drive caller reported his neighbor was growing cannabis. Police could find none.

    8:28 a.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported someone was threatening to kill her father’s family, sending pictures of the family to him.

    9:33 a.m. A Pheasant Lane caller reported someone parked their truck in her driveway and would not move it. The driver would not cooperate with police, who arrested him for criminal trespass, towed his truck was and took his dog to the shelter.

    11:39 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported her son attacked her and trashed her house. Police arrested him for an outstanding warrant.

    1:51 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported an evicted tenant had returned and he wanted him removed.

    5:06 p.m. A County Road 20 caller reported an electric transformer popped and started a fire. The power pole and some brush were on fire and it was spreading. La Mesilla Volunteer Fired Department extinguished the fire.

    8:03 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported she locked herself out of her house. She was disoriented. She was turned over to Santa Clara Tribal Police.

    8:15 p.m. A Roman Drive caller requested help getting his wheelchair inside.

    8:32 p.m. A North Coronado Avenue caller said a friend from high school called and asked about Apple Pay. The caller gave her former friend her Apple Pay information and the she took money from her account.

    10:25 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported the front door to the post office was wide open. A deputy found it was propped open with a rock and no one was there. He locked up the building.

    11:05 p.m. A State Road 76 caller reported a car driving very slowly and swerving. Police stopped him and found he was not intoxicated, but was elderly.

Mellow mechanic

July 3

    12:15 a.m. A Lybrook caller reported a man was stabbed in the head and back of his leg. Central Dispatch and Crownpoint were arguing over jurisdiction and about where the stabbing occurred. State Police called Dispatch and said Crownpoint wold handle and that a woman had also been stabbed.

    7:42 a.m. Cooks Home Center was burglarized.

    7:50 a.m. A man on a pedal bike on Coronado Avenue advised he had been robbed of his cell phone at gun point.

    9:56 a.m. A woman on Paseo de Oñate reported she took her car to a mechanic and when she got it back, it had “marijuana pieces inside.”

    12:38 p.m. State Police wanted Española Police to be on the lookout for a woman who left the emergency room with an IV still in her arm.

    2:01 p.m. A deputy reported he was stopping traffic to let horses cross the road.

    3:44 p.m. A woman came to the Sheriff’s Office to report someone sexually touched her at a party.

    5:31 p.m. A deputy reported someone backed into his patrol car at Speedway on Paseo de Oñate.

    7:18 p.m. A State Road 76 caller wanted help getting her car back from her boyfriend.

    11:09 p.m. Several deputies stopped where several vehicles were off the road in Hernandez. A lowrider had lost the lug nuts on a tire and it had come off.

Fireworks O’plenty

July 4

    8:18 a.m. A Dairy Queen employee reported someone egged her business. Police took a report and then went to Allsup’s to try to identify people buying eggs there.

    9:58 a.m. A Los Alamos Police officer reported pursuing a maroon Ford F150 toward Española. Police set up at city limits but did not see the truck.

    12:12 p.m. A Chamita caller reported a fire near the bridge. Chamita volunteer firefighters extinguished a pile of brush that had been dumped and ignited.

    7:13 p.m. A Riverside Drive caller made several accusations against her ex. Two police officers responded because there were so many people there. However, their stories were not consistent.

    8:09 to 10:38 p.m. There were 20 fireworks complaints calls and five fires of various sizes reported around the Española Valley.

    10:58 p.m. A Calle Espinoza caller reported someone was breaking windows at his house. Four minutes later he complained police had not yet arrived. When police arrived at 11:07 p.m., they found no broken windows.

Done with truck

July 5

    12:07 a.m. Onstar contacted dispatchers to report a Ford dually hit a deer in Medanales and there were not injuries.

    5:41 a.m. An Ohkay Casino security reported she found a large amount of drugs on a man. State Police arrested him.

    10:53 a.m. A Medanales caller reported her grandfather poured gas on his truck, lit it on fire and left. Abiquiú Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the truck, which was sitting by the caller’s home.

    1:15 p.m. An Española Police officer near the Española Valley High School pulled over a driver and arrested them for outstanding warrants.

    4:59 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported an intoxicated man would not leave. He was arrested and transferred to the Española Detention Center.

    6:12 p.m. Española Hospital security reported a man who was shot in the leg in the emergency room. Security also found drugs on him. Police were looking for two different vehicles and went to the Santa Clara Apartments, where the shooting allegedly occurred.

    7:58 p.m. A deputy pulled over a man who had an open container and admitted to drinking. State Police took over the stop.

    9:34 p.m. An El Llano Road caller reported her stepfather was trying to break into her house. She threatened to stab him if he made entry. Before Santa Fe County responded she allegedly fought with him and he bit her.

    9:41 p.m. An El Guique caller reported a black bear in her front yard.

    10:32 p.m. A Paseo de Oñate caller reported someone in a small white car was dumping “large things” by Another Man’s Treasure.

    11:40 p.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported a man was hanging onto a car, being dragged. A truck and another car was following them and a woman was being battered. Police held everyone until parents picked them up.

Pinging in Dixon

July 6

    12:51 a.m. A Cañada Court caller reported a man beating a woman. She heard a gunshot and said four children are in the house. When police arrived, the woman would not cooperate.

    5:15 a.m. A Lindrith woman reported bullets hitting her house.

    7:10 a.m. Española Hospital security reported a man would not leave. He eventually went to the parking lot and waited for police, to whom he reported being sexually assaulted and his phone was hacked. His aunt picked him up.

    7:57 a.m. An El Centro Family Health employee wanted a man removed from the front porch.

    9:07 a.m. The same man from the 7:10 a.m. call was reported at Disability Claims on Riverside. The owner wanted him removed.

    10:09 a.m. Adult Protective Services called to report a Winesap Drive woman covered in feces in a stinky house, with no food. Police found the woman was fine, house clean and her daughter was bringing her food.

    11:06 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man left the hospital with an IV in his arm.

    2:23 p.m. An Albuquerque woman called to report her stolen phone was pinging at a home in Dixon. Deputies would not respond without the woman being present.

    2:55 p.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported her cat was burned in a fire set by her ex.

    4:33 p.m. Deputies destroyed cannabis evidence at the County compound.

    6:45 p.m. A woman was reported unconscious across from Domino’s Pizza. She was given a ride to a friend’s house.

    7:42 p.m. A man was reported unconscious in front of Rock Christian Church. Police arrested him.

    9:35 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported two girls were trying to get into his apartment. He said they live in the roof of the apartments.

    10:37 p.m. A Speedway on Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man stole alcohol and was walking toward the credit union. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Police were waiting to review surveillance.

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