Crash at Century

General Motors was well-represented in this four-car crash about noon, March 12 in front of Century Bank on North Riverside Drive. This Chevrolet Malibu appears to have struck a Chevrolet Silverado. As emergency responders gathered more information it became evident there was a Chevrolet Denali also involved as well as another unidentified vehicle. There were no serious injuries.

    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:

NSA wire tap

March 7

    12:04 a.m. A Holy Cross Church vicinity caller said she was running from four guys who were trying to rape her. She said she was hiding on the side of the church and hung up. Española City Police Department officers were unable to locate her.

    12:48 a.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller wanted an officer to go to her neighbor’s house because they were playing loud music and she couldn’t sleep.

    1:24 a.m. A traffic stop was conducted near the Rivera Mortuary and resulted in a man being arrested for possession of marijuana.

    2:23 a.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller said two women were in the parking lot, yelling at each other and being disorderly.

    7:50 a.m. A Cook’s Mobile Home Park caller reported a man took heroin, passed out, fell over and hit his head.

    8:15 a.m. A Rincon de Estrella caller said her landlord broke her window and door and was threatening to go into her house.

    8:45 a.m. A Chama caller requested a welfare check on his grandson because he went to his house but could not get in and reported an odd smell coming from the house.

    10:58 a.m. A police officer reported they found narcotics on a person in custody from a previous call at Rincon de Estrella.

    12:48 p.m. A Mr. Carpet caller said her son had a seizure outside of the store.

    1:30 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a 42-year-old woman was unconscious and not breathing. She was transported to the emergency room.

    2:06 p.m. An Alcalde caller said her neighbor across the street stole everything from her house. She didn’t want to file a report because the crooked NSA have her phones wire tapped.

    2:11 p.m. An El Guique caller said a shed was fully engulfed in flames and it’s close to a house. Firefighters determined it was a controlled burn that got out of control.

    3:31 p.m. A Jicarilla caller reported she took an overdose of ibuprofen and something out of another bottle.

    4:39 p.m. A U.S. Highway 64 caller wanted Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office deputies to do a welfare check on a man walking near Tres Piedras and acting very strange. A deputy gave the man a ride to Chama because of inclement weather.

    5:45 p.m. A Calle Loma caller reported a reckless driver. A police officer arrived and found the driver had wrecked in to a power box.

    7:08 p.m. A police officer issued a man a citation for jay walking near Starbucks.

    7:58 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported a man with a knife was arguing with a man holding rocks.

    8:01 p.m. A Lowe’s Chama Valley Supermarket caller said a man was highly intoxicated and trying to buy more liquor.

    8:21 p.m. A Burger King caller reported a panhandler in the drive-thru.

    8:23 p.m. A Truchas caller said he saw a red truck flipped over and blood stains near it. Deputies located the subjects involved on a forest road.

    8:35 p.m. A Walmart caller said a man threatened employees and security guards by swinging his fists at them.

Throwing chainsaws

March 8

    12:34 a.m. A Camino Cielo Grande caller said her ex is there, threatening to kill her and her children. The ex was arrested.

    1:22 a.m. An Alcalde caller said her 28-year-old brother collapsed on the floor after smoking heroin. He was taken to the hospital.

    5:32 a.m. A Blazing Graphics caller reported seeing a person in the building, via surveillance video.

    5:50 a.m. A New Moon Lodge in Ohkay Owingeh caller said a woman with a walker was trying to get onto the lodge property.

    9:42 a.m. A North McCurdy Road caller reported someone is trying to file unemployment in her name.

    11:55 a.m. A Truchas caller contacted a crisis hotline and said she was raped and pregnant and there are five other girls that were kidnapped and sexually assaulted. She was unable to provide her location. Deputies were going to contact the Internet provider.

    3:35 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported a fire between the trees on U.S. Highway 84. Firefighters determined an abandoned building was on fire.

    5:39 p.m. A Velarde caller said her husband was intoxicated and throwing tools and chainsaws at her and is attempting to drive.

    6:34 p.m. An Española Police officer said emergency room staff approached him regarding a woman brought in earlier by medics. They said she is being disorderly and requested his assistance.

    7:50 p.m. A Mike’s Mini Mart caller reported a big fire and 100-foot flames somewhere behind the building. Someone from the Velarde Fire Department said people think the whole world is ending, just let them know it’s a controlled burn done by the gas company.

    8:50 p.m. A Camino de las Animas caller wanted to speak with an officer because he said people are trying to steal his yucca plants. Dispatchers told him if he kept calling, he’d be charged with misusing 911 and to call only if there’s an emergency.

    9:41 p.m. A CVS employee requested a welfare check on a man in a car, who wasn’t responding. The caller said the man had his foot on the brake and the key was in the ignition, but the car was not turned on.

Too tired to talk

March 9

    3:39 a.m. The man who reported people stealing his yucca plants called back. Officers went to his home and called him, then asked him to step outside so they could talk to him, but he refused, saying he was too tired to get out of bed.

    5:33 a.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller said the apartment people put up “fake cameras” to see who comes around.

    7:56 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported a Toyota and Chevy truck road raging and cutting each other off.

    8:10 a.m. A Chama caller said their poly cart was stolen.

    11:43 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a pickup truck was driving on the wrong side of the road.

    1:20 p.m. A Pacheco Lane caller reported a man staying in a condemned house that was owned by his deceased mother.

    5:01 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller requested a tribal officer in regard to a man and woman in possession of drugs.

    7:37 p.m. An Avenida Cañada caller said a man was trying to open the electric box by his yard.

    8:16 p.m. A Lumberton caller reported hitting an elk.

    9:23 p.m. A CVS employee said they are getting ready to close and there’s a person rummaging through the dumpster.

    11:11 p.m. A State Road 76 caller reported four or five people around the Holy Cross School, acting suspicious.

Just kicking it

March 10

    12:30 a.m. An East Sanchez Street caller requested officers check the area because she is hearing bells outside.

    12:59 a.m. A Camino Cielo Grande caller said there was a woman outside her door crying. Police made contact with the woman who was intoxicated and said she was bitten on the neck by a dog. She was taken to the emergency room.

    1:05 a.m. An emergency room caller said a man ran in there, saying his girlfriend is at the intersection of Coronado Street and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Road and is bleeding from the head. He said she fell in the shower, but she said she just fell.

    4:12 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller said a 32-year-old man was on the floor and they couldn’t wake him, but he has a pulse. They said he probably OD’d on heroin and sternum rubs aren’t working. The caller called back to say the man was awake and ran out the back door.

    7:36 a.m. A Calle Duran caller requested an officer in regard to the entire family fighting. He said the mother was holding the daughter on the floor.

    7:43 a.m. A Washington Federal Credit Union caller wanted to file a fraud report. She said checks were stolen from her mailbox and one for $1,500 was cashed at Washington Federal.

    9:41 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported four Black Angus cows in his yard.

    10:41 a.m. A North McCurdy Road caller wants animal control to pick up her dog and take it to the shelter because she wants to surrender it.

    11:11 a.m. A Pizza Hut caller said there’s a woman in a wheelchair in the southbound lanes. Police were unable to locate the woman.

    1:57 p.m. An Ash Looper caller said there was a man outside by the apartment complex yelling profanities, singing and dancing.

    2:59 p.m. A Medanales caller requested a New Mexico State Police officer because her husband just got out of jail and is acting crazy.

    3:11 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported someone burning weeds and said it’s getting out of control.

    3:49 p.m. A Family Dollar in Española employee said a man is threatening to come back and rob the store.

    6:08 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller said a man was leaning against the ice machine and he doesn’t look good.

    6:23 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported her daughter fell off a wall, hit branches and was bleeding.

    8:20 p.m. An El Llano Road caller said there was a body on the ground between Española Valley High School and cemetery and someone was kicking it. Police were unable to locate the body.

    8:55 p.m. A Rio Chama Chevron caller reported a truck fully engulfed in flames.

    10:01 p.m. An East Solano Lane caller said there was a possible water leak because their yard is full of water.

    10:26 p.m. An officer said a Silverado and a Tacoma pickup truck were road raging. He pulled over the Silverado, but the Tacoma fled. He discovered the drivers are friends. He cited the Silverado driver, who led him to the home of the Tacoma driver, who was also going to be cited.

    11:29 p.m. A Freddy’s caller reported a woman screaming by the drive-thru and possibly being chased by three men. Police discovered the parties were just arguing.

Senior prank

March 11

    12:10 a.m. A Chamita caller reported hearing screaming and shots fired on County Road 56. State Police discovered one woman with a laceration to her head, one man possibly shot in the head and two gunshot victims.

    8:39 a.m. A La Mesilla caller said a dog killed her dog the previous day and she wanted to speak with animal control.

    8:48 a.m. An El Rito caller reported a 76-year-old man fell and was requesting a lift assist.

    10:45 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported a car he sold to someone in Velarde has been involved in a robbery.

    11;31 a.m. A Food King caller said a man and woman on a pedal bike were hit by a car.

    12:24 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller found an abandoned three-year-old child behind the apartments. The child’s mother called and said her son ran out of the apartment when she was getting quarters.

    1:05 p.m. A Hernandez caller said a man is stalking her and her girlfriend.

    1:52 p.m. A State Road 76 caller said two people are digging a hole on the side of the roadway and it looks like they’re putting something in the hole.

    2:45 p.m. A Schwann’s driver said he was by Gallegos Motors in Chamita and someone placed an order, then took off with the items and didn’t pay him.

    3:01 p.m. A Velarde caller who sounded intoxicated reported that someone broke his wrist, but he didn’t know his address. He said he was going to call his wife to get his address and would call back.

    3:30 p.m. An Alcalde caller said she loaned her EBT card to her neighbor and he spent all her food stamp money.

    3:43 p.m. A Chama caller reported selling a phone via the Internet to someone in Houston. He said he sent the phone, but the person never sent him the money.

    4:53 p.m. A Santa Clara Drive caller said a boy was riding around on a bike, asking people for money and looking into yards.

    5:56 p.m. A Cañada Court caller said there is an open sewer line on the street.

    6:22 p.m. A Center Market caller reported a man and woman beat up another man.

    8:17 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a patient that had been discharged was being abusive with the staff.

    8:43 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller said there was a boot on fire in the Autopoint Sales parking lot.

    8:46 p.m. A McCurdy School caller reported teenagers at the school, “trashing” it and toilet papering the new building. Police discovered the teens were doing a senior prank that had been cleared with the security guard.

    9:41 p.m. A Chimayó caller said someone stabbed her son and he’s laying on the porch. She then said he was running up the road because he thinks he has a warrant. It was later determined that the man stabbed himself.

    11:53 p.m. A McDonald’s caller said someone shot at the cashier’s window and wasn’t sure, but thought they might have used a BB gun.

Jump around

March 12

    12:08 a.m. A Chimayó man reported a man was stabbed and was lying on the floor, bleeding. The man refused medical treatment.

    7:38 a.m. A Santa Clara caller said a child was standing near the roadway. Police located the child’s family and determined the child wandered off while the grandmother was asleep.

    8:12 a.m. A Camino Santa Cruz caller reported a woman in a white Chrysler 300 stole packages from the front door of her home.

    10:35 a.m. A woman walked into the Española Police Department to report someone cashed a fraudulent check.

    10:43 a.m. A Mike’s Mini Mart caller reported a woman walking near the Velarde Fire Department, yelling at cars.

    11:33 a.m. A Velarde caller said a woman is harassing her and is in her yard, cutting the lock on her shed.

    12:37 p.m. An Angel Duran Drive caller reported their neighbors are stealing things from their home and they have dug a hole to go under the house.

    2:40 p.m. An Alcalde caller said there was a man walking with a rifle near the Adobe Factory.

    5:39 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a man across the street, curled up in a ball.

    5:49 p.m. A Giant on Paseo de Oñate caller said there’s a woman passed out in a van by the pumps with a needle in her arm.

    6:36 p.m. A Chamita caller reported the church off County Road 56 was broken into. He said the window is broken and things were thrown outside.

    9:06 p.m. A Giant on Riverside Drive caller said a man with dreadlocks was yelling and jumping around the parking lot and telling people off.

    9:35 p.m. An Española Police officer attempted to make a traffic stop near Dairy Queen, but the vehicle fled.

    10:54 p.m. An El Guique caller said there are five horses on the road.

    10:58 p.m. A Camino Carlos caller waved police down to tell them a man was trying to break into her vehicle.

Knocking with an ax

March 13

    5:06 a.m. A Jicarilla Nation caller reported a drunk man on the side of the road and wanted police to do a welfare check.

    5:42 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller said someone has a remote and is messing with his heart. He wanted to get checked out by medics.

    5:50 a.m. An unattended death was reported in Abiquiú.

    8:33 a.m. A McCracken Lane caller said she has video showing a Rent-A-Center truck hitting her fence.

    9:51 a.m. A Holy Cross Church caller wanted help getting a needle out of the molding in the door.

    11:06 a.m. An Española man called to complain about people speeding and no traffic control on Industrial Park Road.

    11:48 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a group of individuals fighting and one male bleeding from the mouth.

    2:21 p.m. A Family Dollar in Española manager said an employee took a $1,220.15 deposit.

    2:56 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her brother is overdosing and they needed help. The line disconnected and when dispatch called her back, she said they don’t need help anymore, the brother is fine and he’s upset because she called 911.

    3:13 p.m. An El Llano Road caller said a truck lost cement on the road.

    3:16 p.m. A Chama caller reported he got to his parents house and found his brother bleeding from a large gash on his head. The brother refused to say how he got the gash.

    3:21 p.m. A Monterey Lane caller said five young children threw rocks at her car and shattered her windshield.

    4:20 p.m. An Ohkay Casino security guard reported three children were unattended in a vehicle and they had been there for about 30 minutes.

    5:38 p.m. A Rincon de Estrella caller said her father was pounding on her door with an ax.

    6:49 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported a car almost hit her vehicle, then a lady jumped into her car and said she needed help. The caller gave her a ride and the lady refused to get out of the car.

    7:58 p.m. A La Mesilla caller said a man in a small import car was shooting a handgun. He said he saw the flash from the gun’s barrel through his binoculars.

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