Monterey Lane fire

This abandoned trailer on Monterey Lane quickly burned to the ground. Firefighters were called to the scene at 4:21 a.m., Dec. 12 after several calls reported the fire. Although they were on the scene six minutes after the first call, the trailer could not be saved. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    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:

Pizza complaint

Dec. 6

    2:03 a.m. A man passing Murphey’s Express reported a dumpster fire. Española Fire Department personnel handled the call.

    3:13 a.m. A Calle del Sol caller wanted a person removed. The person was no longer a guest.

    5:35 a.m. The Murphey’s Express dumpster fire relit. Firefighters returned and extinguished it.

    7:28 a.m. A Triple S employee reported a shoplifter. An Española Police Department officer arrested the man on North Railroad Avenue.

    11:47 a.m. A Pine Ave in Chama caller reported a power line sparking and something on fire. Chama Volunteer firefighters responded.

    Noon, A Camino Carlos caller reported a man in a black Lexus got out and started walking through people’s yards. When challenged he became violent. An officer moved him along.

    12:17 An Old Hospital Road caller reported his roommate locked him out of the apartment. An officer contacted the landlord who said the only person with a key was out of town.

    1:32 p.m. Several callers passing the Fairview Bridge reported many people around a car. A man was having a seizure and was transported to the emergency room.

    3:47 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported 10 shots fired from a spray-painted vehicle in the Oliver’s parking lot. The call was transferred to New Mexico State Police.

    3:57 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported he was shot in the arm. The message was passed to State Police.

    5:22 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller reported a red car struck a man walking through the old Johnny's Standard Motor parking lot. Officers could not find an injured man.

    5:45 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported a pack of dogs attacking a horse. An officer could not locate any dogs.

    6:04 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a mother left her six-hour-old baby at the hospital. CYFD was contacted and the disposition of the call is not given.

    6:38 p.m. A Dominos Pizza driver reported he tried to make a delivery on North McCurdy Road. He spoke with the homeowner, who went back in the home, came out with a rifle or handgun and shot at the delivery driver.

    7:36 p.m. A caller near Ghost Ranch reported possible poachers in the area. The call was transferred to State Police.

    7:48 p.m. A Calle Vigil caller reported a man in her back yard “digging up his stuff.” Before officers responded the woman called back and said the digger left.

    10:18 p.m. A Hamm Parkway caller reported a vehicle in the road. The driver told an officer he lost his room key at Motel 6 and was waiting for his brother.

Not in hot water

Dec. 7

    2:03 a.m. A Calle del Rio caller reported arguing in the street and then a vehicle leaving Calle del Alamo near where a known drug dealer lives.

    4:21 a.m. Several callers reported a house on fire on Monterey Lane. Officers and firefighters were on scene in six minutes. The condition of the abandoned trailer is not given in the dispatch log.

    9:02 a.m. Camino Arbolera callers complained about a pit bull attacking people. The owner was issued a warning.

    10:55 a.m. A Days Inn employee reported a guest’s RV was blocking the parking lot and the guest was at the front desk complaining about no hot water.

    12:11 p.m. A teacher requested a welfare check on a 14-year-old student who had not been attending classes and her mother was not answering calls. An officer did not find them at the address given and neighbors did not know where they were.

    1:30 p.m. An El Rito woman reported her friend may be suicidal. Deputies located the man about 3:30 p.m. by triangulating his phone signal. He was at the end of Forest Road 144, very drunk and was transported to the emergency room.

    2:38 p.m. An Anytime Fitness employee reported an erratic man behind the building who would not leave. The man was arrested.

    3:07 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man was overdosing. The man was transported to the emergency room.

    5:17 p.m. A deputy stopped a driver in Hernandez and arrested him for DWI.

    5:29 p.m. A Prince Drive caller reported a transformer blew.

    5:30 p.m. A Tierra Amarilla woman reported an employee at the Family Dollar was exposing himself. The call was transferred to State Police.

    5:43 p.m. Because of the blown transformer, power was out at the Fairview and Riverside Drive intersection.

    5:51 p.m. Two vehicles were in an accident at the same intersection. No one was injured. Both vehicles were towed.

    6:23 p.m. A woman passing Ohkay Travel reported someone taking metal from the construction site. An officer moved the metal-shopper along.

    8:15 p.m. An officer in the Rio Arriba County Detention Center reported an inmate tried to bring narcotics into the jail.

    10:47 p.m. A County Road 302 in Canjilon caller reported a vehicle on fire. State Police responded and Canjilon Volunteer firefighters extinguished the car.

Crushing dad

Dec. 8

    1:18 a.m. A Motel 6 caller reported a man with a lot of stuff was at the front desk and said his life was in danger. He told officers no one had threatened him directly.

    4:37 a.m. Pojoaque Pueblo Police Department requested a “be on the lookout” for a vehicle with a lot of front end damage involved in the burglary of a Pojoaque gas station.

    4:54 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported a truck in the northbound lane fully engulfed in flames. It was believed to be the vehicle used in the Pojoaque burglary. State Police took the call.

    6:37 a.m. A Chama caller reported her truck was broken into, her .22 rifles stolen.

    7:17 a.m. A Classic Auto on North Riverside Drive caller reported a truck stolen from his lot.

    10:46 a.m. A caller reported two people sleeping inside Security Finance. Santa Clara Pueblo Tribal Police handled the call.

    11:17 a.m. A County Road 63 caller reported a man was overdosing and not responding. A family member administered two doses of Narcan and the man regained consciousness. He refused medical treatment.

    12:10 p.m. A Chacoma Vista caller reported a man overdosing. He was transported to the emergency room.

    12:57 p.m. A caller reported a black Corvette had been sitting near H & A Automotive for about three weeks. Officers check the registration and found it belonged to a man in Santa Fe. The owner had it towed.

    1:33 p.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported a deputy who lived next to him was “messed up” and mean.

    4 p.m. A woman was arrested for shoplifting at Lowe’s Home Improvement.

    5:31 p.m. A CVS caller reported an employee was poked in the arm with a needle by a woman caught shoplifting. The employee did not require medical attention. Officers chased the woman to the Walgreens parking lot and arrested her.

    7:13 p.m. A Paseo de Oñate landlord reported one tenant had a pitbull that would not allow a neighbor tenant out of her car or house. Animal control responded.

    8:56 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported her overweight teenage son was fighting with his father and crushing him. The call was transferred to State Police who requested an ambulance but State Police ended up taking the father to the emergency room.

    10:24 p.m. An Española Hospital nurse and a security guard separately called to report a man who had been treated and was in the waiting room harassing people and refusing to leave. A family member came and got the man.

    11:50 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported an out of control man. State Police and Santa Fe County deputies responded and the man was transported to the emergency room.

Find the truth

Dec. 9

    3:02 a.m. An El Llano Road caller reported a woman in her yard insisting her friend was there but the caller is alone. The woman left.

    7:04 a.m. A Henry Valencia employee reported the business was broken into. The woman called again at 7:19 a.m. and said someone was in the building. Police arrived and chased the burglar. He was tasered and his hand was bleeding. He was arrested and transported to the emergency room.

    8:25 a.m. A Vallecitos man reported he ordered tires and the company told him they were delivered but he never received them. A deputy said the caller needed to find the truth regarding where the tires were delivered before he would complete a report.

    9:52 a.m. Several callers reported a one car accident three miles north of Abiquiú. It appeared the driver lost control and the car spun out. There was no driver present. At 10:16 a.m., Dec. 10 a woman called asking about the vehicle, which she had loaned to her boyfriend.

    10:04 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle fully engulfed in flames in front of Henry Valencia on North Paseo de Oñate. The car was overheating and steaming.

    10:44 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her boyfriend assaulted her with a door and she bit him on the face.

    12:48 p.m. Two Keith Street neighbors threatening to call 911 on each other to be arrested were told by an officer to knock it off.

    3:02 p.m. A Vallecitos caller reported someone crashed a truck into the church. There was no driver present.

    4:37 p.m. A deputy in Ojo Caliente took a phone away from a woman reporting a crash. He said she struck something that fell off a truck she was following. She had neck pain. Another vehicle was also involved but the dispatch log did not explain how.

    6:07 p.m. A caller by Rio Chama Chevron reported a red Toyota Tacoma hit a light pole. The truck and driver were gone when deputies arrived.

    8:24 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported when she went to lock her gate she was approached by a man who had recently shot her father. He left the area.

Playing with guns

Dec. 10

    12:03 a.m. A Motel 6 caller reported a man parked in the parking lot refusing to leave. An officer gave the couple a ride to Ohkay Owingeh.

    4:13 a.m. A Calle Duran caller reported water leaking in her front yard. A City Water Department supervisor advised water had been turned off to the whole street.

    7:41 a.m. A Dixon caller reported a vehicle slid off the road. A deputy and Dixon Volunteer Fire department personnel saw the skid marks but could find no vehicle, nor driver.

    10:45 a.m. A County Road 1 in Hernandez caller reported a cat that keeps attacking her and her cats. Dispatch said the animal control officer is out for the week.

    12:34 p.m. A social worker reported a student attending class online brandished a gun from his house on Monterey Lane. Officers made contact with the family. The child’s grandfather told them it was a toy gun and when he realized what the child was doing the grandfather broke the gun.

    1:07 p.m. Santa Fe Regional dispatch reported an operator could hear a couple fighting. An officer arrested the man.

    4:32 p.m. A Megill Street caller reported someone stole a check she wrote to Jemez Co-op and was trying to cash it at Zia Credit Union.

    5:06 p.m. A Coronado Avenue caller reported an elderly woman was on the couch not conscious, nor breathing. Medics responded and notified the Office of Medical Investigators.

    6:33 p.m. A Medanales caller reported his wife stole his car. While a deputy was speaking with the caller, the wife called and said everything was OK.

    8:40 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported he put his license plate on his girl friend's car and he wants it back. A deputy was checking warrants on the man but the results were not given in the call log.

    9:42 p.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported a man in front of her house playing music loud and harassing her. He was arrested for DWI.

E-911 or AAA

Dec. 11

    12:37 a.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported a woman yelling get out of my house. An officer detained six people and eventually arrested one man.

    9:46 a.m. An officer arrested a man for shoplifting at Lowe’s Home Improvement. The man would not identify himself so State Police sent a fingerprint kit to aid with the process.

    10:18 a.m. A Dixon caller reported she was out of gas. Volunteer firefighters responded and got her some gas.

    11:54 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported an elderly man unconscious and breathing. The man was transported to the emergency room.

    2:55 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported people park and do drugs in front of a day care center and they won’t leave when told to do so.

    3:56 p.m. A man on a pedal bike by Days Inn said a vehicle hit him. Officers could not locate the vehicle described by the man. He was not seriously injured.

    5:02 p.m. An officer witnessed an accident at Paseo de Oñate and Vietnam Veterans Road. There were unknown injuries.

    5:47 p.m. An officer stopped a driver for reckless driving and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

    6:11 p.m. A North Railroad caller reported someone had a fire going in the apartments behind the Rio Grande SUN. Española firefighters responded and extinguished the fire. One transient man was removed.

    7:44 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a truck dropped “a bunch” of bricks. City streets personnel cleared the debris.

    8:40 p.m. A woman reported a one-vehicle crash near Hernandez Elementary. The driver was transported to the emergency room and a blood draw was performed to determine his sobriety.

Not welcome

Dec. 12

    2:09 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a woman overdosing. Police could not locate the woman, nor the caller.

    8:36 a.m. A Camino Cielo Grande caller reported a man overdosing. Medics responded and said it was not an overdose but COVID-related symptoms. The patient declined transport.

    9:44 a.m. A Walgreens caller reported a man with a shopping cart full of merchandise heading toward Monterey Lane. Police could not locate him or the cart.

    1:02 p.m. A Calle Cunyo caller reported someone stole boxes from her mailbox.

    3:10 p.m. A Calle Chacoma Vista caller reported mail in the street, including torn up checks.

    4:02 p.m. An El Llano Road caller reported her brother had died. Medics responded and notified Office of Medical Investigators.

    6:16 p.m. A Days Inn employee reported a guest harassing her by phone. Officers told the guest to stop.

    7:46 p.m. A Camino Santa Cruz caller reported about 20 cars at a party. Dispatch asked State Police to enforce the meeting restriction order but a sergeant said they only respond to email complaints with all the information. The homeowner told officers it was a club and they would not meet any more.

    11:50 p.m. A Days Inn caller reported a guest broke their welcome sign and headed south.

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