Calle del Alamo bust

Two men were arrested by New Mexico State Police officers at about 11 a.m., Nov. 6 on Calle del Alamo. Officers sat at strategic positions along North Railroad Avenue, Calle del Rio and Chamisa Street waiting for two men to exit the home left of frame, on Calle del Alamo. A request for the incident report has been pending since Nov. 6.

    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:

Flying bullets

Oct. 25

    12:28 a.m. A Santo Niño Lane caller reported his girlfriend was raped a couple weeks prior and she was now at a party talking to the man who raped her. An Española City Police officer took a report.

    3:07 a.m. An officer conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver on an outstanding warrant.

    11:44 a.m. A Lumberton caller reported bullets were flying and almost hit his dog. A deputy could not make contact with the caller.

    12:42 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported her daughter does not have respect and won’t get out of the car.

    1:25 p.m. A woman by Shoe Department reported she was handing out food and a man was yelling at her.

    1:34 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a double-wide trailer was on fire. Several volunteer fire departments responded but the trailer burned completely. The state fire marshal was advised.

    2 p.m. Central dispatch advised they heard shots fired. Officers checked Calle del Rio and Chamisal but found nothing.

    3:37 p.m. A Sandy Lane caller reported his neighbor accused his children of breaking a window. He told the neighbor it was not his children and the neighbor threatened him with a knife.

    6:25 p.m. A detective performing follow-up on Calle del Rio reported locating a suspect vehicle. He and three officers chased the vehicle to Calle Roybal off Paseo de Oñate. Three people were detained, one was arrested and the vehicle was towed.

    10:56 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported owners trying to extinguish their trailer. Three volunteer fire departments responded and put out the fire.


Snow = crashes

Oct. 26

    12:23 a.m. A Chama caller reported intruders in his house. Medics transported the man to Española Hospital emergency room.

    1:22 a.m. A Velarde woman reported someone took over her phone and changed her password so they could frame her family. The call was transferred to New Mexico State Police.

    8:16 a.m. A Canjilon Lake caller reported two vehicles stuck in the snow.

    10:51 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a one-car accident just before the canyon. A vehicle hit a ditch and rolled over. There was a possible entrapment but there was no notice of transport to the emergency room.

    11:23 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported someone had a tent set up in front of their business. Police found the tent, but not the owner.

    1:41 p.m. A Lindrith caller reported he was hunting and his truck slid of the road. He had three children and three adults and could not run the truck for heat because of oil pressure. The call was transferred to State Police.

    2:06 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man overdosed on heroin. She gave him a dose of Narcan and he was breathing but not responsive. The woman called back and said the man had left.

    2:36 p.m. Agua Sana performed a search and rescue at Canjilon Lakes. They found several campers OK but could not locate who had called for help. Five hours later they were told everyone was found and fine.

    4:32 p.m. A Chimayó Post Office employee reported a two-car head-on accident. One man was passed out and the man in the other car “flew across the car and that he is still in the car and his legs are outside.” Medics responded, the victims’ conditions were not described.

    6:02 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a vehicle on its side, off the northbound lane of U.S. 84/285. Agua Sana Fire found the vehicle but no driver.

    8:28 p.m. A Medanales woman reported a cow eating her alfalfa. She would shoot it if she had a gun.

Flipped cars

Oct. 27

    12:08 a.m. A U.S. Hwy 285 caller reported a cow stuck in a cattle guard.

    1:19 a.m. A Rincon de Estrella caller reported someone in the yard with a shotgun. An officer could not locate anyone.

    2 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a man showed up on his porch who had been attacked. The man had a gash in his head and was transported to the emergency room.

    4:12 a.m. A Coyote caller reported her boyfriend and his nephew had gone looking for cows at 9 a.m. the previous day and were not back. She found their truck stuck but not the men. They were found at 11:30 a.m.

    6:52 a.m. A Medanales man reported he started his ATV and someone stole it from his yard.

    10:37 a.m. A State Road 68 caller at the Ohkay Owingeh turn reported an SUV flipped over. Everyone got out fine and no one was injured.

    2:48 p.m. A Velarde caller reported a car went off the road and landed in his yard. The caller wanted the car and the drunk driver removed from his property. A deputy deployed a Tazer trying to arrest the man, who was arrested for DWI, battery on a peace officer and resisting.

    4:12 p.m. A Chacoma Lane caller reported her friend’s father took her 2010 Challenger to put tires on it and did not return and was not answering his phone. The vehicle was eventually returned.

    8:29 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartment caller reported she knows who stole the laptop reported stolen two days ago.

    11:24 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller advised two men were breaking into a yellow house near his. Police made contact with the homeowner.


Sweet tooth

Oct. 28

    1:36 a.m. A man reported road rage on North Riverside Drive. He passed a man driving a Dodge Challenger yelling and hitting his girlfriend. The Challenger got behind the caller and tailgated him.

    2:22 a.m. A Medanales caller reported a trailer on fire in front of the church. Agua Sana and Abiquiú volunteer fire departments extinguished the fire by 3:10 a.m. The homeowner said he had left the oven on.

    3:56 a.m. An Alcalde man reported there was smoke coming from the wall between his trailer and the addition. Alcalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters determined there was a fire in the wall. It spread and three other volunteer departments helped extinguish it.

    5:19 a.m. An El Guique man reported a truck on County Road 57 fully engulfed. Chamita Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire.

    6:49 a.m. A Chimayó woman found a man in her front yard. He was conscious and barely breathing. She put a blanket on him. Medics transported him to the emergency room.

    9:38 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate man reported someone was dumping trash in his dumpster and he had mail they had thrown away.

    11:20 a.m. A Bellas Lane caller reported two dogs were attacking his sheep and he shot them.

    12:30 p.m. A caller at Pathways Shelter wanted some people dispersed.

    12:57 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported a man threw his trespass paper in the store and came inside opening packages and yelling at the manager.

    1:10 p.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller reported a man shoplifting. The man was arrested on a warrant.

    5:49 p.m A Velarde caller reported a white Toyota truck going north in the southbound lane.

    6:06 p.m. A La Fonda del Sol caller reported a woman trying to break into a vehicle came into the restaurant, grabbed some biscochitos and ran toward Railroad Ave.

    8:44 p.m. A man calling from the Española Hospital Emergency Room said he was at Wendy’s and a nurse is taking his order. A nurse got on with dispatch and advised the man was trying to call his brother.

    9:10 p.m. An Ash Loop caller reported hearing someone breaking into a vacant house. Police found a tent set up in the garage, but no people.

    9:17 p.m. A Middle San Pedro caller reported a man banging on his windows. Officers arrested the man.

Lost tire

stolen plate

Oct. 29

    12:43 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported an orange Jeep hit the Sonic sign and broke some water lines. The woman was arrested for DWI.

    4:22 a.m. An El Llano caller reported a man lying in the road by the cemetery.

    8:57 a.m. A Medanales man reported he had suicidal thoughts and had a .22 handgun. Abiquiú Fire Department responded to the call.

    10:21 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported her boyfriend had taken 20 pills and was trying to kill himself. Alcalde Volunteer Fire Department and deputies responded. The man was OK and did not want to harm himself.

    11:38 a.m. A Ghost Ranch caller reported a film will be shooting in the Ghost Ranch area through Dec. 16.

    11:52 a.m. A California caller reported his mother was scammed out of $15,000. The caller was referred to the state Attorney General’s Office.

    1:06 p.m. A Brown Street caller reported a 17-year-old teen shot himself in the leg. An officer reported the teen was shot in the head. He was transported to the emergency room and was met there by Careflight. His car was towed.

    2:44 p.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported finding a red Husky pedal bike.

    4 p.m. A South Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man who camps by the river came out of the bosque yelling for help. He told an officer he had abdominal pain. It was not stated whether he was transported to the hospital.

    5:10 p.m. An East Pueblo Street caller reported a man stopped at the stop sign on Riverside Drive and his tire fell off. The driver took his license plate and ran.

    6:08 p.m. An Agua Sana Volunteer Fire Department caller reported volunteers were enroute to Canyon Plaza to help locate a lost hunter. The log does not state if the hunter was found.

    6:46 p.m. A Vallecitos caller reported a neighbor’s house on fire on State Road 576. Several volunteer fire departments responded and the fire was extinguished by about 9 p.m.

    6:49 p.m. A Calle Loma caller reported her neighbor was overdosing. Medics determined he was fine.

    7:41 p.m. A Chimayó woman reported she came home to find someone in her house stealing her medication. He ran out the door and left in a black van.

    8:23 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported his car was stolen from his driveway. Police stopped the car at 9:18 p.m. and arrested the man who stole it.

    8:34 p.m. An East Chamisa Street caller reported green and red lights blinking on a wire going to the Rio Grande SUN. Police reported it was a drone caught in power lines.

    10:15 p.m. A Walmart security guard reported he had a man in custody who was stealing a jacket and a pie.

Dogs and ducks

Oct. 30

    6:27 a.m. An East Pueblo Street caller reported someone stole his trailer during the night.

    9:41 a.m. A Vista Del Rio apartments caller reported someone in a black Chrysler 300 shot at him. An officer assisted State Police, which located the alleged shooter.

    9:45 a.m. A Zia Credit Union caller reported a member mailed a check for $275 using the USPS box in San Pedro Plaza and someone came into the Credit Union trying to cash it.

    11:48 a.m. A Calle Sandoval caller reported her daughter left with a man in a black car. An officer states it is related to the 9:41 a.m. shooting call.

    1:50 p.m. A caller outside Walmart reported a man unconscious. An officer administered one dose of Narcan and the man regained consciousness.

    3:43 p.m. A Sandy, Utah caller reported buying a 2018 Tesla from Valley Auto Sales and the seller had not yet delivered it.

    3:49 p.m. A Calle Quintana caller reported dogs and ducks running around.

    5:57 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a group of people at the ball fields not wearing masks. They were educated.

    6:41 p.m. A construction worker’s tools were stolen from his truck while he was in Anthonys at the Delta.

    7:46 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported someone hit the electric signs in the construction zone on State Road 68. The driver was not injured. Traffic had to be directed until the contractor could replace the sign.

    9 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a woman was running into traffic in front of the State Police headquarters. She was transported to the emergency room.


Classy thief

Oct. 31

    12:26 a.m. A Chamita caller reported her sister in law across the street said her son had died from an overdose. Deputies found the man had died and requested Ohkay Owingeh and State Police take over because the victim was tribal.

    1:47 a.m. A Sunset Drive in Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a 22-year-old man was unconscious and not breathing. A deputy determined the man had died. The Office of Medical Investigators left the Chamita call to come declare this man dead.

    2:36 a.m. A Santa Clara Tribal police officer reported someone broke into the pro shop at the golf course and stole leather gloves, golf clubs and Oakley sun glasses.

    7:28 a.m. A Santa Cruz woman reported her daughter was almost raped by her boyfriend. Deputies took a report.

    9:46 a.m. A McDonalds on Riverside Drive had an activated smoke alarm. Employees had burned the bacon.

    11:39 a.m. A Century Bank caller reported a two-car collision on South Riverside Drive. One woman was taken to the emergency room. Both cars were towed.

    12:08 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported a driver hit a fence by the Rio Grande SUN. The driver had AAA and called his own tow truck.

    1:54 p.m. An Española YMCA Teen Center caller reported the Center was broken into and an expensive pedal bike was stolen. The director had surveillance of the burglary.

    2:37 p.m. A kidnapping call that started at O' Riley’s on North Riverside Drive, ended at 8:45 p.m. after a chase started and stopped through Chimayó and Santa Cruz. The two victims were found by State Police at 6:35 p.m. and the suspect was found near Jiron Street where shots fired was reported.

    3:15 p.m. A McCurdy Road caller reported squatters setting up tents in the vacant lot behind her house.

    5:57 p.m. An Ohkay Eagle Mart caller reported the store was closed but the keys were in the door. An employee had run inside quickly and was coming out.

    6:25 p.m. A Vallecitos caller reported he swerved to miss an elk and was off the road. State Police took the call.

    8:10 p.m. A Shoe Department caller complained of a drunk man trying to fight customers. An officer asked for Santa Clara Tribal police to come serve a federal warrant on the man. The man was arrested.

    10:03 p.m. A Family Dollar in Chama caller reported an attempted robbery. State Police took the call.

    10:16 p.m. An officer transporting a man to the Santa Fe Detention Center reported the prisoner kicked out the back window of the patrol unit. He was further restrained but continued to be combative. The man was eventually booked into the Center.

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