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Española Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Apodaca approached the driver of a Ford July 22 on Keith Street after receiving reports of a person with a gun. He along with other officers found the driver had not broken any laws and was unarmed.

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:

‘Very suspicious’

July 18

12:00 a.m. A Bellas Lane caller reported four vehicles gathered in the area and said they might be there to party.

12:36 a.m. A Santa Clara Pueblo caller reported his wife was intoxicated and would not leave.

12:38 a.m. A Days Inn caller reported a man in the parking lot was “very suspicious,” but officers determined the man was a guest at the hotel.

12:57 a.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported a car parked on the street near his driveway was “very suspicious.”

1:02 a.m. A Monterey Lane caller reported someone fighting in the area.

1:35 a.m. An Allsup’s caller reported a man with no shirt or shoes was knocking on the window and would not leave.

2:57 a.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported some cardboard was on fire behind the store.

8:25 a.m. An Española Carwash caller reported a man was unconscious and possibly not breathing but when medics arrived, the man got up and ran away.

3:54 p.m. An Allsup’s caller reported a large group in the parking lot, but an officer across the street said he did not see any groups there.

4:28 p.m. A Calle Bustos caller reported people were driving too fast on the street.

5:47 p.m. A Park and Ride caller reported a group of people in the parking lot were arguing and looked like they were going to fight.

7:29 p.m. A North Coronado Avenue caller reported he was running with no socks or shoes after his father attacked him. He said he was bleeding from his face and needed an ambulance.

10:16 p.m. A Calle Vigil caller reported a man was holding her hostage at knifepoint. Officers took her to the crisis center, but did not file charges because both parties had conflicting stories.

10:29 p.m. A South McCurdy Road caller reported her neighbors were lighting fireworks and she wanted them to stop.

Pug for sale

July 19

2:32 a.m. A West Winesap Drive caller reported hearing someone talking outside and wanted officers to check and see if anyone was breaking into her car.

3:54 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her grandson was mentally ill and was not taking his medication.

9:08 a.m. A Camino de Leon caller reported his daughter’s dog killed his dog.

9:23 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported her neighbor’s dog was going into her yard scratching her and biting her car and house.

10:02 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported her sister was hallucinating after taking medication.

10:09 a.m. A Tesuque Drive caller reported finding a bag of syringes on the road near his home.

2:22 p.m. A Canjilon caller reported he was scouting for elk with a friend and the two were separated. He said he could not find the other man.

2:31 p.m. A Santa Cruz Post Office caller reported a woman tried to assault her and punched her car window.

5:57 p.m. The Española Police Department took a walk-in report from a man who said his ex was following him around.

6:36 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man that was “not from the community,” asked him if his house was for sale. He said the man had tattoos and “weird jewelry,” and told him he had an “enormous” amount of money.

7:09 p.m. A Children Youth and Families Department caller requested an officer to assist with emergency removal of a child who’s mother was accused of using crack and heroin in front of her 3-year-old son. When officers arrived, they found the mother was sober and the child was fine.

10:03 p.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported hearing seven gunshots in the area.

10:38 p.m. A Velarde caller reported someone stole her dog and was trying to sell it online. It was a tan-colored pug.

Dine and dash

July 20

12:57 a.m. A South Prince Drive caller reported their back porch was on fire.

2:52 a.m. A Dixon caller reported huge flames at his neighbor’s house.

4:41 a.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported a group of kids were partying in the area and he wanted them to stop making so much noise.

8:03 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported someone broke into the fruit stand and stole a lot of money.

8:42 a.m. An East Hill Street caller reported a dog bit his wife.

8:55 a.m. An El Guique caller reported an out of control fire.

9:55 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported three men lurking around in a truck.

10:25 a.m. An Abiquiú caller reported a man was mistreating his girlfriend.

10:42 a.m. A Coyote caller reported her husband was threatening to hurt her and her daughter.

12:54 p.m. A Sunset Drive caller requested an officer remove his father from the home for abusing his mother.

12:54 p.m. A Habitat for Humanity caller reported a man lying behind the bus stop might need help. Officers determined he was just waiting for the bus.

2:26 p.m. A Calle del Rio caller reported a man at her door would not leave.

7:10 p.m. A Pizza Hut caller reported three people came into the restaurant and ate but then left without paying.

7:38 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported his intoxicated brother was walking down the road and he wanted officers to check on him.

8:38 p.m. A Chama caller reported her nephew was drunk and threatening to hit her.

9:37 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported her brother attacked and drugged her and she did not know where she was.

10:40 p.m. A County Road 9 caller reported seeing a strange truck on the side of the road. A second caller said his truck was broken down and he was waiting on a ride but thought the neighbors had called police.

11:41 p.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller reported a white truck parked near her apartment. She said she did not know to whom it belonged.

Unwanted child

July 21

12:36 a.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported loud music in the area.

2:03 a.m. A Valdez Park caller reported gunshots in the area.

7:25 a.m. A Calle Chavez caller reported a man stopped in her yard. She asked for patrols in the area because the man had a lot of tattoos.

7:51 a.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported the elevators were locked and they needed the fire department to get them moving again.

9:48 a.m. A Bellas Lane caller reported her mother was there and they wanted her to leave.

10:17 a.m. A Starlighter Loop caller reported a woman came to his door demanding her refrigerator back. He said she used to live there and said she still had a key. When he called his landlord he learned the woman was her granddaughter.

10:35 a.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported a man in a Raiders t-shirt pushed him.

2:05 p.m. A Camino del Sol caller reported a woman was drinking and driving in the area.

4:09 p.m. A Star Lane caller reported some people were throwing a party.

6:27 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man was hallucinating and scratching himself.

7:14 p.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported a man threatened to kill him because of an eviction.

8:51 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported his friend was drunk and yelling at him.

9:33 p.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported a grandmother trying to return a child to a mother, but said the mother did not want to take the child.

11:01 p.m. A West Shadowwood Lane caller reported several cars in the area.

Dog island

July 22

6:34 a.m. A San Pedro Sonic caller reported a man asleep in the area who looked like he had been assaulted. She wanted officers to check on him.

7:45 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported a barn was on fire.

8:45 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a dog howling on an island in the middle of the river. She said she thought the dog was trapped by high water.

8:52 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller requested an ambulance for her boyfriend who took oxycodone and a suboxone.

10:21 a.m. An East Pueblo Street caller reported a burglary and said his tools and cameras were stolen.

11:24 a.m. A Calle Valdez caller reported a man walking and dancing looked suspicious.

2:30 p.m. A Chama caller reported two men were fighting and one had a knife.

4:45 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported an intoxicated man kept falling over.

5:20 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported rocks on the road near Bode’s.

6:29 p.m. A Keith Street caller reported three people fighting in the street with a gun, but officers arrived and found it was just three people talking.

6:36 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported her brother-in-law was beating up her boyfriend.

8:26 p.m. A Chama caller reported a man took a bottle of pills and then ran away from his parents. The medication was to treat a mental illness.

Spooky shadow

July 23

8:50 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported his son pushed him to the floor.

9:12 a.m. A Big 5 caller reported a woman was chasing a man who took her checkbook.

9:17 a.m. A North Prince Drive caller reported a child in a car unbuckled.

10:38 a.m. A Lumberton caller reported a carnival worker at the fairgrounds in Dulce was hit in the head and was unconscious and bleeding.

11:51 a.m. An Esparza Lane caller reported a landscaping truck was going to a drug dealer’s house on that street.

1:05 p.m. A North Orchard Lane caller reported a man acting crazy throwing rocks and 2x4s, trying to hurt “everyone.”

2:17 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a city street sweeper broke someone’s window while it was working.

2:31 p.m. A Dixon caller reported a stray cat was trying to get into the area under her roof.

6:40 p.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported he called the National Suicide Hotline and was upset when they transferred his call to Oregon.

10:55 p.m. A Rivera Mortuary caller reported seeing a shadow peeking through the window.

Cheating ex

July 24

12:53 a.m. A Calle Chavez caller reported someone parked in a parking lot.

7:56 a.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a woman was “following him around with a boulder” as he serviced the ATM.

1:16 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported someone stole his neighbor’s tiller from the yard and he followed them to Walgreen’s. Officers determined the person was borrowing the tiller with permission from the owner.

4:09 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported her neighbor threatened her husband.

5:27 p.m. A Valley Drive caller reported her ex-husband was cheating on her and pushed her when she was getting her belongings.

5:58 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported her son was intoxicated and taking his clothes off while hallucinating that there were spiders on his body.

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