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Police Blotter: Boyfriend Who 'Liked High-Speed Chases' Borrows Car

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blotter 5-23-19

Española Police Department Sgt. George Martinez talked to Jacob Smith, who witnessed a two-car accident May 12 near Wal-Mart. No one was seriously injured.

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:

Pepperoni and spit

May 9

3:45 a.m. A Chama caller reported a man threw her out of his house and said if he saw her in town, he would shoot her.

7:27 a.m. A Santa Clara Pueblo caller reported her son was kicking her walls and threatening to break her windows.

8:53 a.m. A Camino Santa Cruz caller reported someone broke into his truck and stole all his stuff.

8:57 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported two men with warrants beat up her friend.

9:45 a.m. A Center Market caller reported two of their employees were smoking a “wax marijuana pen” in the meat department area.

11:58 a.m. A La Mesilla Fire Department caller reported someone broke in a window and went inside.

12:24 p.m. A Camino Santa Cruz caller reported someone stole tools from their car.

12:43 p.m. A North Central Regional Transit District office caller reported finding a bottle of eye drops that they suspected were some kind of narcotics. Officers determined it was Visine.

1:10 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a man in the bathroom smoking something that smelled really bad.

4:10 p.m. A Domino’s Pizza caller reported an employee was harassing a customer and threatened to clock out and “kick (the) customer’s butt,” then said he would spit on the customer’s food.

5:52 p.m. A Continental Loans caller reported receiving a notice that he was past due on a loan payment, but he said he had never obtained a loan from the business.

6:38 p.m. A Medanales caller reported he was driving into his driveway when another man blocked his path and waived a gun at him.

7:35 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported seeing people walking around.

9:21 p.m. An East Roman Drive caller reported her husband locked her in her room and wouldn’t let her out.

11:01 p.m. An East Pueblo Street caller reported seeing people jumping over her fence.

Deliveries delayed

May 10

2:11 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported someone broke a window to her house.

5:33 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported someone trying to get into an apartment using a knife.

8:13 a.m. A Cook’s Mobile Home Park caller reported an intoxicated man outside talking to himself.

9:10 a.m. A South Riverside Drive caller reported an intoxicated man with no shoes was harassing people.

1:32 p.m. A Fed Ex driver in Coyote asked dispatchers to connect him to his boss to request a tow truck.

2:11 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man was hurting an elderly woman he lived with.

2:27 p.m. A Pojoaque High School caller reported his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend was harassing him.

3:41 p.m. A North Monterey Lane caller reported her daughter moved in with a friend and was using a lot of drugs.

3:54 p.m. An East Calle Celestino caller reported a man threw his bike into the arroyo.

4:24 p.m. An Arroyo Seco Circle caller reported his girlfriend took a whole bottle of pills.

5:38 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported her ex-boyfriend was harassing her.

Fake-up

May 11

1:29 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported his girlfriend was trying to take his car and threw a fan at him.

7:00 a.m. A Canjilon caller reported some people stuck in the mud overnight.

8:39 a.m. A Family Dollar in Dulce caller reported an employee stole approximately $2,000 from the safe.

10:41 a.m. An El Paragua caller reported she left her wallet at the table the night before.

1:18 p.m. An Alcalde Catholic Church caller reported a truck parked there seemed suspicious.

4:18 p.m. A Camino Santa Cruz caller reported a woman with a shopping cart was stealing from people’s yards, but could not say what she had taken.

4:47 p.m. A Hindi Lane caller reported a lot of loud music coming from a nearby house. Officers reported it was “pretty quiet” in the area.

7:19 p.m. Officers reported a local man had found Halloween paint and decided to “paint his face to make it look like he had been battered,” but he had not.

8:04 p.m. A Medanales caller reported a woman undressing by the road.

8:31 p.m. A Pizza Hut caller reported receiving a counterfeit $100 bill during a delivery.

9:46 p.m. A Chama caller reported seeing a truck parked on the street.

11:00 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported a car parked on the side of the road.

11:08 p.m. A Blue Heron Brewing caller reported a man asked them when they did the bank drop, and it seemed suspicious.

Cartel connection

May 12

12:17 a.m. A North Prince Drive caller reported a big party nearby was keeping her awake.

1:37 a.m. An Abiquiú caller reported his cousin stole his pickup.

1:54 a.m. A Medanales caller reported her daughter stole her car.

5:00 a.m. An El Guique caller reported a car blocking his driveway.

5:29 a.m. A Paseo de Paulina caller reported a woman walking around yelling about the cartel cutting people’s heads off.

11:23 a.m. A Mountain View Elementary caller reported someone broke into the gym.

12:20 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a 16-year-old woman was assaulted by her boyfriend.

1:52 p.m. An Española Police Officer reported his rear emergency lights would not turn off.

2:56 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a woman leaning on her front gate.

4:21 p.m. A Center Market caller reported someone was selling drugs at the store.

4:29 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported two people in a blue Audi threatened another driver with a gun.

4:54 p.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported her daughter was at her house in violation of a restraining order.

5:44 p.m. An intoxicated Bellas Lane caller reported her sister created a “hit list” that included other family members.

6:15 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man was planning to commit “suicide by cop,” and was last seen driving a red pickup armed with a handgun.

7:06 p.m. An East Jonathan Drive caller reported a man came to her house, in her car that had been reported stolen days prior, asking her for the title to the vehicle.

7:42 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a burglary in progress and said there was one person running around inside and another running around outside.

7:42 p.m. An El Caballo Quino Drive caller reported she loaned her car to her boyfriend. She said he likes to go on high-speed chases.

9:34 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a drug dealer was making derogatory comments about him.

Suspicious package

May 13

12:12 a.m. A Calle Tecolote caller reported she came home and found her boyfriend drunk.

6:14 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported someone broke into his house and stole a wood stove.

8:21 a.m. A Las Vegas Street caller reported someone was staying in their front yard.

10:15 a.m. A Medanales caller reported seeing someone breaking into a house.

10:31 a.m. A Valdez Park caller reported he was attacked by two men.

11:20 a.m. A Calle Duran caller reported a lot of “drug activity” at a house.

11:27 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported his neighbor’s dog killed five of his sheep.

11:49 a.m. A Center Market caller reported a car followed her back to the store from the bank.

12:05 a.m. A Baskin Robins caller reported a man came inside, used the restroom, and left with two ice cream cones.

4:40 p.m. A Chama caller reported someone stole her checkbook and cashed a check.

5:01 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man was hitting her husband and her mother-in-law.

5:06 p.m. A Valdez Park caller reported a man inhaling narcotics.

5:43 p.m. A Truchas caller reported a man put a package in her car and she wanted law enforcement to see what was inside because he was “a very odd person.”

6:11 p.m. A North Orchard Lane caller reported his car was missing and he thought his son stole it.
 7:13 p.m. A Chama caller requested an officer remove her boyfriend from her home.

7:50 a.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported an intoxicated man in the middle of the road. Deputies determined the man had been hitchhiking from Chimayó to Hernandez and was dropped off in Tierra Amarilla.

9:31 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported people were smoking drugs in a vehicle.

Backhoe back

May 14

1:24 a.m. A Chimayó caller requested a welfare check on her children while she was at work.

1:41 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported someone trying to break into his house.

7:24 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a backhoe was stolen from a construction site.

9:03 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her neighbor’s dogs were mistreated.

9:23 a.m. A Del Norte Credit Union caller reported someone stole her debit card and used it to withdraw money from the ATM.

9:34 a.m. A Chamita caller reported finding a backhoe that was stolen from Ohkay Owingeh earlier.

12:08 p.m. A Camino de Roberto caller reported people were trying to kill him.

12:31 p.m. A Velarde caller reported his car was stolen sometime during the morning.

4:46 p.m. An El Llano Road caller reported a dead dog in the road.

6:08 p.m. A Jiron Lane caller requested officers remove a woman from the yard.

6:23 p.m. A Taos Lane caller reported two men wearing muscle shirts looked suspicious.

6:49 p.m. A Calle de Pajarito caller reported two kids on the roof that refused to get down.

7:32 p.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported someone “took his neighbors” and wanted something from him. He said he had been drinking all day.

7:51 p.m. A Kentucky Fried Chicken caller reported a man was in the women’s restroom.

8:38 p.m. An El Rey Liquors caller reported a man was threatening employees.

8:46 p.m. An El Rey Liquors caller reported a man in a tank top was still threatening workers and might have a weapon.

9:49 p.m. A County Road 5 caller reported the wind blew a tree into some power lines.

Pony problems

May 15

12:13 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a man was harassing and threatening him.

7:48 a.m. A Valley Drive caller reported seeing a stolen truck in the area.

8:52 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported a white pony loose near the road.

10:43 a.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported a woman asleep in a car.

12:12 p.m. A Calle del Rio caller reported her neighbors have a lot of visitors.

12:29 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported finding a white pony in her yard.

1:00 p.m. A Hunter Street caller reported seeing three people on the roof of an unoccupied building.

2:07 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a man was throwing shoes in the middle of the street.

3:13 p.m. A Medanales caller reported 11 cows roamed onto her property.

4:03 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported seeing a man push a woman.

4:49 p.m. a Calle Chueco caller reported her husband went to the liquor store with her landlord.

5:19 p.m. A Boneyard Court caller reported someone tried to scrap her stolen car.

10:15 p.m. A Santa Clara Pueblo caller reported a man kept coming to her door and would not leave.

10:26 p.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported a man punched his vehicle and damaged it.

10:28 p.m. A Tesuque Drive caller reported her mom was intoxicated and would not let her go to sleep.

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