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:
Lost their drugs?
2:08 a.m. A Chimayó caller said she just got death threats from gang members.
10:21 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported drugs were found in a room and there are two people hanging out by the room.
11:14 a.m. An Abiquiú caller said she has a gas leak in her kitchen.
12:57 p.m. A Century Bank caller said a drunk person is lying down in front of the building and is passed out. An officer determined the man was not drunk, he was sleeping.
1:42 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported someone breaking and entering a neighbor’s house. He said someone pulled into the yard and the person went behind the trailer, then inside. The caller called back to say it wasn’t a burglar, it was the property owner going into his house.
1:42 p.m. An Enchanted Mesa Mobile Home Park caller said an 89-year-old man is not breathing and not responsive.
2:48 p.m. A Velarde caller said he was doing a burn without a permit and the fire got out of control. The Velarde Fire Department was unable to locate the fire.
3:01 p.m. A Riverside Drive caller reported a car wrecked into Classic Motor Company and the people are hiding something behind the dumpster.
3:47 p.m. A Santa Clara caller said her brother is shooting at her tires.
6:55 p.m. A Trujillo Loop caller said a man was walking in the road and looked disoriented. Deputies made contact with the man and he told them he was walking from one friend’s house to another’s house.
8:53 p.m. A Riverside Drive caller said he was in a church parking lot, taking photos and his credit cards fell out of his pocket. He wanted to report them as lost.
11:16 p.m. A Vallecitos caller said someone is outside shutting doors and he is not going to look through the windows. He is on probation and an ankle bracelet and people are messing with his head. He didn’t know his address.
on the tail light
10:04 a.m. A Riverside Drive caller said a black car was chasing a gold SUV and the occupants of the car pulled a gun and fired a shot.
10:41 a.m. A River Bend Lodge in Chama caller said a man was overdosing on heroin and he was stiff and hard. When he Tierra Amarilla EMS arrived, they confirmed the man was dead.
11:02 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported three children sleeping in a car the previous night. The caller said they were playing in the playground, then would go back to the car. The parents were in an apartment and had not checked on the children.
1:17 p.m. A City of Española caller requested police assistance to disperse homeless people behind Ranchitos park.
2:46 p.m. A Calle del Sol caller wanted to file a report because someone urinated on the driver’s side tail light of his car.
4:54 p.m. A Rincon de Estrella caller said the landlord’s father threw a stick at her window and broke it.
Can’t yell if
you’re passed out
5:24 a.m. A security guard at the Ohkay Casino requested a tribal officer to assist with an uncooperative woman who dropped a box with a black substance. An ambulance was requested because the woman said she’s pregnant.
8:05 a.m. A Century Bank caller said there was a man sleeping under the portal, in a sleeping bag.
9:04 a.m. A San Pedro Shell station caller wanted to speak with an officer because his mother was trying to kill him.
9:51 a.m. A Walmart caller said a vehicle had been parked there for four hours and wanted officers to check it out.
10:26 a.m. A Paseo de Oñate and Fairview Lane caller reported two city vehicles involved in a traffic collision.
10:50 a.m. A Zia Credit Union caller said $475 had been taken from her account and wanted to file a fraud report.
1:41 p.m. An Upper San Pedro caller said her father found her aunt dead.
1:42 p.m. A Santuario de Chimayó caller reported a woman in the bottom parking lot of the Santuario, yelling for help or passed out. The caller believed the woman may have been on narcotics.
2:03 p.m. A Loan Max caller said a person was behind the building with a pedal bike and has been sitting there since the morning and hasn’t moved.
2:23 p.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller reported a black car went to his apartment and shot at him from the road. He said it sounded like a .22 and the bullets hit his wall and he didn’t know who the shooter was, but he was going to just shoot back.
2:50 p.m. A Del Norte Credit Union caller said $1,000 was taken from his bank account.
3:34 p.m. A Corlett Road caller reported a reckless driver. The caller said the driver ran over a tote bag and almost hit several cars before running off the roadway. When officers made contact with the driver, she tried to grab the officer’s equipment in the “taser area.”
4:45 p.m. A man that works for a homeless charity went into the Española Police Department to report one of his volunteers was being threatened. He said the threats were ongoing.
5:24 p.m. A private drive in Velarde caller reported there were three people shooting and arguing in the area.
9:08 p.m. An East Pueblo Street caller said her son had been in a fight with another teen boy at Lowe’s Home Improvement and the son had a small cut under his right eye.
8:47 a.m. An El Rito caller said her neighbor stole her phone and barricaded himself inside his house. She said he won’t come out and give the phone back.
11:13 a.m. A Meadow View Lane caller reported an overflowing manhole.
12:39 p.m. A Suburban Propane caller said his business was broken into and the barbed wire fence was cut, but nothing was taken.
2:34 p.m. A State Road 76 and North Riverside Drive caller reported a passenger in a vehicle smoking something from foil and using a dollar bill as a straw.
6:24 p.m. A Walmart caller said someone damaged a co-worker’s vehicle in the parking lot.
7:45 p.m. A Santa Clara Bridge caller reported a male screaming and throwing things at the Desert Storm Memorial sign. When officers made contact, the man said he was singing happily.
8:13 p.m. A Chimayó caller said someone in a truck pulled up behind him and shot in the air and then toward his vehicle, in a road rage incident.
8:18 p.m. A Northern New Mexico College caller reported a bag the size of a duffel bag in the middle of the road.
8:40 p.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller said someone switched the license plate on his vehicle. He called back to say he found his plate on another vehicle at the apartment complex. Officers advised him to take the plate off the other car.
12:51 a.m. A Days Inn caller said he took a lot of narcotics and was freaking out and having an anxiety attack. He said he was under the influence of bath salts and is schizophrenic.
5:54 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller said he was almost hit by a drunk driver in front of the Snow Bird Gas Station in Ranchitos.
6:48 a.m. An El Llano Road caller reported a horse running in the street. The horse ran to the hills near the high school before returning to its owner’s house.
7:05 a.m. A Harbor Freight caller said the store was broken into and he was unsure what was taken.
7:45 a.m. A Rock Christian Fellowship caller wanted a man removed from the front of the building. The caller said the man was acting crazy, was possibly on meth and dropped suboxones in their daycare area.
9:08 a.m. A Riverside Drive caller said she was harassed and chased by an ex-employee who pointed a gun at her.
3:25 p.m. A McCracken Lane caller reported a man walking up and down the roadway near the baseball field. The caller said the man did a drug deal with someone in an SUV and walked toward the road.
6:55 p.m. A Dandy Burger caller said a man on a pedal bike in front of the drive thru is yelling at customers and refusing to leave. He’s also urinating on the cars.
8:01 p.m. A Del Norte Credit Union caller reported a car driving in the wrong lane.
9:27 p.m. A San Pedro Sonic caller said he wanted police to go get him because he stabbed a man. When police arrived, they determined he had not stabbed anyone and was possibly suffering from schizophrenia.
Not a dressing room
12:47 a.m. An El Llano Road caller said a car was driving recklessly and bottles were being thrown out the window.
1:04 a.m. A Shoe Department caller said a man is in the parking lot yelling and throwing rocks at cars.
2:03 a.m. A Carr Lane caller reported a man screaming and yelling behind the Dollar Tree. They said it’s the man who was at the Shoe Department earlier.
7:41 a.m. A Coyote caller reported a man was cold to the touch and not breathing. Paramedics confirmed he was dead.
11:36 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man walked in and said someone tried to shove him into a vehicle.
11:46 a.m. A Speedway caller said a man was in the store refusing to leave and he was undressing, then getting dressed again.
1:22 p.m. A Sacred Heart of Jesus Church caller reported a man in the parking lot, holding something in his hand, which he thought might be a gun.
1:24 p.m. A Zia Credit Union caller said someone took money from her account at Zia and her Wells Fargo account, totaling $27,000.
2:55 pm. An Alcalde caller said St. Ann’s Church was broken into and many statues and saints were taken.
7:04 p.m. A San Pedro Sonic caller reported a fight in the parking lot between two employees.
10:09 p.m. A private drive in Española caller said her brother is purple and not breathing. He may have hit his head because he’s bleeding from the top of his head.
No quiero Taco Bell
10:07 a.m. A Vista del Valle caller said a man and woman in a vehicle picked up a teen girl and put her in the car and sped off. She said she has the incident on camera.
11:30 a.m. A Rock Christian Fellowship caller reported a man high on meth was trying to get into the building.
12:01 p.m. A 420 Emporia caller reported a dog bit him inside the business.
12:13 p.m. An officer requested assistance at the Española Detention Center, for a man who was “tangled up.”
3:28 p.m. A Rincon de Estrella caller said a drunk man was outside banging on the door with a hammer.
9:32 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a truck in the middle of the road near Socorro’s restaurant. The caller said the truck lights were off and wasn’t sure if anyone was inside.
9:32 p.m. A Taco Bell caller said a person had a hand gun and was pointing it at others in the area.
10:29 p.m. A female taken to the Española Hospital Emergency room said she was assaulted by someone “random.”