Police Blotter, CVS

Paramedics render aid to a person Monday afternoon in the CVS parking. The 911 call was for a person having difficulty breathing. No report was available by presstime.  

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:

Lurking shadow

Aug. 8

1:25 a.m. A Walmart caller reported her boyfriend and a group of men are drinking and he threw a fifth of alcohol at her. She said the boyfriend is on an ankle monitor and is not supposed to be there.

2:12 a.m. The woman from the earlier call at Walmart said a man is being jumped by a couple of guys.

10:04 a.m. A Domino’s Pizza caller said someone broke two windows, the phone box and the alarm box.

11:56 a.m. A caller near El Rey Liquor reported a truck hit him while he was riding his pedal bike.

2:52 p.m. An Alcalde caller said she pulled off the road, going through the construction area, so cars that were tailgating could pass her. She’s upset because they ran her off the road and were driving too fast.

4:39 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller said a man wearing only boxers is standing on the road, trying to flag down passersby.

5:42 p.m. A Walgreens employee reported a woman is shoplifting, has a knife and taser and threatened to kill her.

7:32 p.m. A White Swan in Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a man is beating his girlfriend.

7:33 p.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller said there are several people outside, near vehicles and they’re waving guns around. Police didn’t find anyone waving guns, but found a man rewiring his car radio.

7:52 p.m. A Wendy’s employee said a man is outside, swinging a rifle around. Police determined it was a pellet gun.

11:47 p.m. A Private Drive 1690 in Ojo Caliente caller wanted to speak with State Police because she needs help with her sister and doesn’t feel safe. She said she doesn’t trust being around “them” and she saw a shadow around the house.

‘Batty’ about lunch

Aug. 9

5:39 a.m. A Sixth Street in Chama caller asked for a fire unit to check the house north of her because she can smell burning wires.

7:55 a.m. A Dandy Burger caller reported a man is passed out in an SUV with a needle and lighter.

7:56 a.m. A break-in was reported at Española Elementary. Multiple Chromebooks and other items were taken.

10:02 a.m. A Champion Carwash caller said a man is arguing with the manager and complaining about water seeping out of the trim on his SUV.

10:12 a.m. In response to possibly not being issued a permit, a customer at City Hall told an employee, “you’re going to see.” 

10:33 a.m. A Rio Arriba Empowerment Center caller reported catalytic converters from two vans were stolen.

10:58 a.m. A Family Dollar in Hernandez caller said guys were underneath a truck. A Frito-Lay employee called shortly thereafter and reported some men stole his truck’s catalytic converter.

12:11 p.m. An Española Post Office employee keeps asking a man to stop parking in the handicapped parking spot, but he refuses.

12:11 a.m. An Española Elementary employee wants animal control to remove a bat on the cafeteria wall.

12:42 p.m. An Española Pathways Shelter caller said his tool box was stolen.

6:30 p.m. A Kennedy Loop caller reported someone is throwing notes in her dog’s kennel. The notes say she doesn’t take care of the dog.

6:32 p.m. A Santa Clara Peak caller said a man flipped his truck, got out and began walking away and there’s gas leaking from it. 

7:19 p.m. A La Cocina employee reported a customer skipped out on a $84.86 bill and when the caller walked outside to confront them, they wanted to fight him.

8:27 p.m. A Jemez View Street caller wanted homeless people dispersed from behind her house.

8:29 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported a pregnant woman in a Cadillac full of children is smoking something off a piece of foil.

11:47 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a 20-year-old woman took fentanyl and is barely breathing.

No one answers 911

Aug. 10

1:59 a.m. A Hernandez caller said someone hit a horse near the Rio Chama Chevron gas station and it’s in the middle of the road and can’t get up.

3:33 a.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported she and her boyfriend, who’s on meth and heroin, got into a fight in which a knife, lamp and golf club were used. She said she has a broken finger and he has a broken rib.

12:32 p.m. A Riana Campground in Abiquiú caller said they found an older man who’s unconscious and not breathing. 

1:59 p.m. A Velarde caller said his son went to his house last night and beat him up. He said he’s been calling 911 since last night and no one answers.

2:01 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller requested an officer in regard to a student in possession of drugs.

4:41 p.m. A County Road 136B in Hernandez caller reported his son was getting off the bus and two men went up to him and threatened to “skank” him for his backpack. When the caller went looking for them, they threatened to shoot him.

5:47 p.m. An Agua Sana in Hernandez caller reported a car is parked by the bay door and despite searching, they can’t find a VIN.

6:21 p.m. A Family Dollar in Española caller reported she was threatened by a man who always goes into the store to steal. 

6:37 p.m. An Abiquiú Inn caller said a room was broken into and money from his daughter’s wallet was taken.

11:49 p.m. A Private Drive 1718 in Lindrith caller reported someone came to the house and pulled a gun on her boyfriend and threatened to kill him, then left. 

Unneighborly dog

Aug. 11

1:46 a.m. A Dixon caller said a vehicle rolled over and he is not sure if anyone is injured.

6:37 a.m. A North McCurdy Road and Bellas Lane caller reported seeing a mother bear and her cub.

9:33 a.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller said his house is getting broken into.

9:36 a.m. An El Llano Road caller reported a 23-year-old woman is overdosing.

11 a.m. A man went to the Española Police Department to file a report for fraud.

11:01 a.m. A County Road 91 in Chimayó caller said she was feeding her cats when her neighbor’s dog bit her.

11:44 a.m. A Walmart security guard reported someone broke into the cash register in the cosmetics department and took $592.

1:17 p.m. A Speedway caller said a man is by the pumps and is not responding.

2 p.m. An Eagle Drive in Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a fight. One man needed medical attention.

2:19 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller said a student was in possession of marijuana wax.

3:01 p.m. A Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s deputy said he found a stolen backhoe.

3:35 p.m. An Española Middle School caller requested a welfare check on a woman that appears to be unconscious in a vehicle. She told police she just got out of work and fell asleep.

4:22 p.m. A Northern New Mexico College caller reported a woman is harassing an employee. He said she went on campus this morning and was removed, but she keeps calling.

5:14 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller said an extremely obese woman fell on the floor and can’t get up by herself and is sitting on the floor.

6:37 p.m. A Nambé Lake caller reported he’s lost on the trail and his car is parked at the ski hill in Santa Fe.

6:42 p.m. A Rio Arriba County deputy said he found a stolen vehicle.

7:38 a.m. A Cook Street caller reported a shirtless man came out of the arroyo and is walking up the street with two black bags that look like TVs.

9:19 p.m. A Medanales caller said he was having car trouble and two men stopped to help but instead, tried to take his money.

9:46 p.m. A Velarde caller reported a woman is trying to take barrels off the highway in the construction zone and she is in the middle of the road.

10:27 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a woman on a motorcycle fired a shot above the house.

10:46 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller said a man has been asked to leave and he keeps refusing and arguing.

Hiding Hennessey

Aug. 12

1:25 a.m. An El Llano Road and North McCurdy Road caller said a pickup truck is flipped over and the man was ejected from the vehicle.

2:41 a.m. An Española Police officer got waved down by a woman sticking half-way out of a car.

8:05 a.m. An Española Middle School caller reported some offices were broken into and radios were taken.

8:38 a.m. A Mesa Vista High School caller said a student is in possession of drugs and a knife.

10:31 a.m. A Sesame Street in Ohkay Owingeh caller said a 45-year-old man is unconscious, not breathing and stiff. The Office of the Medical Investigator was called.

11:40 a.m. A Speedway caller reported an older man is lying down by Taco Bell and is unconscious but breathing and is surrounded by people.

11:49 a.m. An unattended death was reported on Po Pay Avenue in Ohkay Owingeh.

12:21 p.m. A Dixon caller said a seven-year-old girl locked herself inside the car.

2:33 p.m. An EZ Way Laundry caller reported a man has what appears to be a gun, sticking out of his shorts.

2:47 p.m. An Alcalde caller said lightning struck a tree and it’s smoldering behind the Los Luceros historic building.

2:56 p.m. A caller reported her phone was stolen yesterday and she tracked it to the Santa Clara Apartments.

4:10 p.m. A Food King caller reported a man by the produce section needs a medic because he might be drunk.

5:26 p.m. A County Road 310 in Cañones caller said someone on the property next to hers is shooting “aggressively.”

6:44 p.m. A La Cocina caller said a 55-year-old woman is yelling at the caller’s children and wants to fight her.

8:17 p.m. A woman said a man in a wheelchair by Henry Valencia, Inc. is asking people for a ride.

10:21 p.m. A Food King caller reported a man pulled a gun on her friend and took her money.

10:37 p.m. A White Swan Road in Ohkay Owingeh caller reported an unattended death.

10:53 p.m. A State Road 76 caller phoned 911 and said she is fine and not in danger, but she wants justice. She said it’s her day off and she bought a fifth of Hennessey from Walgreens and they’re hiding it from her and it’s not fair.


Passed out by bar

Aug. 13

7:40 a.m. A Days Inn caller said his truck and trailer with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on it was stolen the previous night.

8:10 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a man is asleep by the collection bin and there are several needles around him and a knife next to him.

8:48 a.m. A Darrin’s Place caller reported ex-employees keep going over there, calling and harassing her.

12:17 p.m. A Club Tropicana caller reported a woman is passed out by the bar.

12:50 p.m. A State Road 110 in El Rito caller said two cars here in an accident and one of the drivers was assaulted.

2:31 p.m. A city Planning and Zoning employee said a car is parked in the middle of Cañada Court and she wants an officer to have it towed. She said a man is there and trying to start the car on fire.

3:57 p.m. A Private Drive 1329 in Española caller reported a man is lying down on her porch.

4 p.m. A Simmons Lane caller said someone broke into his house.

4:15 p.m. A Henry Valencia, Inc., caller wants to file a report because items were stolen from his truck.

4:28 p.m. A County Road 51 in Velarde caller said a woman is lying in the middle of the road by Arroyo Ojito.

7:20 p.m. A 60-year-old woman with cuts to her face and a black eye, flagged down an Española police officer and said she got beat up in Velarde.

7:48 p.m. An Española Police officer chased a man on a pedal bike, who had a knife.

8:13 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a man behind Wendy’s who’s wearing all camouflage and said he needed help.

9:10 p.m. An East Jiron Street caller said shots were fired behind Big 5 and she can hear two women calling each other names and saying they are going to finish “this.”

10:13 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a man was asked to leave and is refusing.

10:57 p.m. An East Pueblo Street caller said her 47-year-old son took too much medication and is overdosing.

11:51 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a drunk man is trying to drive off in his truck.

Murder conspiracy

Aug. 14

4:03 a.m. A Calle Chueco caller said a 29-year-old man is having trouble breathing and CPR is in progress.

6:33 a.m. A Cañones caller reported a car rolled over and the male driver is trapped inside.

1:15 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a truck is swerving all over the road and almost went head-on with oncoming traffic.

1:53 p.m. A Darrin’s Place caller said a client lost her debit card and another client found it and took $2,000 in cash from it, then gave the card back to her.

1:59 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a neighbor is trying to pass fake $100 bills.

2:35 p.m. A Camino Carlos caller reported a man stole her son’s bike and tried to sell it to the neighbors.

4:16 p.m. An East Shadowood Lane caller said four people are outside in the yard and yelling that they burned themselves. The caller thinks they’re drunk. He called back and said they’ve now taken off their clothes and are wandering the yard, nude.

6:05 p.m. An Ohkay Casino security guard said a woman is on the ground in the parking lot and has a small cut on her nose.

7:08 p.m. A Simmons Lane caller reported her 53-year-old uncle fell and it looks like he’s stiff and not breathing.

7:09 p.m. A woman called and said she’s being harassed by people in a car and SUV and they are threatening to shoot her with a 9mm gun. She called back and said she doesn’t want contact with police because she’s driving on a revoked license.

7:50 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a 70-year-old possibly having a heart attack.

10:13 p.m. A Birch Lane caller reported a 14-year-old boy threatened her 13-year-old granddaughter after he’d been drinking. She said he grabbed the girl by the throat and threatened to shoot at her house.

10:49 p.m. A Sandy Lane caller said his 47-year-old son is on the floor, bleeding from either his head or nose and is stiff and cold to the touch.

11:08 p.m. A Pine Avenue and Third Street in Chama caller reported a man is lying in the road.

11:32 p.m. A Walmart caller said a woman is “tripping” on something and asking for help. She told police her friend was hit by a car and left in a ditch. Police found the man near Calle Miramontes.

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