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Española Police Department and New Mexico State Police officers on March 20 chased this driver south on North Riverside Drive and onto State Road 30 after the driver allegedly drove over the speed limit and failed to stop at a stop sign. Officers called off the pursuit minutes after the driver went outside city limits.

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:

Toilet fire

March 5

2:40 a.m. A Velarde caller requested officers to remove his son, who was on probation, from his home.

8:09 a.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported her boyfriend was breaking things in her home. The call was transferred to State Police.

10:07 a.m. A student resource officer reported a fire in a toilet at Española Middle School.

10:44 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man tried to jump into her car.

12:46 p.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller reported a man throwing rocks at employees.

12:50 p.m. A Chili’s caller reported a man threw rocks at her when she would not give him money.

2:24 p.m. Several Abiquiú callers reported trees and brush on fire. The Abiquiú, Agua Sana, La Mesilla, and El Rito volunteer fire departments extinguished the fire.

3:10 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported her home was broken into.

6:09 p.m. An officer arrested two people for shoplifting at Walmart.

9:09 p.m. Officers arrested a man on a warrant after an Ohkay Casino caller reported two men were trying to get into a car.

9:34 p.m. Officers arrested a man for shoplifting at Walmart.

11:02 p.m. A Tres Piedras caller reported they hit horses on the road.

11:22 p.m. Officers arrested another man for shoplifting at Walmart.

Joy ride

March 22

2:58 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man with a gun chased him on North Railroad Avenue.

3:10 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported her ex-boyfriend broke into her home.

6:50 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported two pit bulls tried to attack him and his son in his yard.

9:51 a.m. A school resource officer reported not an assault but “more like a kid being weird with another one” at Española Valley High School.

10:18 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her boyfriend threatened her with a knife.

10:28 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported two women were in her yard. An officer arrested one woman for possession of narcotics and reported she tried to hide narcotics in his vehicle.

12:09 p.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller reported hearing shots fired from a car.

3:09 p.m. A Dr. Bruce Rael caller reported someone in the office seemed under the influence and became aggressive. She left and officers arrested her.

3:21 p.m. An Abiquiú Elementary School caller reported a woman threatened to fight her.

4:37 p.m. A Dairy Queen caller reported a man was stealing ice cream.

6:02 p.m. An Indian Way caller reported someone broke into her house and stole her belongings.

7:23 p.m. A Medanales caller reported her 14-year-old son stole her car because he was upset she took items away from him.

9:07 p.m. A North Monterey Lane caller reported his 8-year-old son found a pair of handcuffs on the side of the road and cuffed his leg. They requested an officer to come help them remove the cuffs.

9:40 p.m. A Carr Lane caller reported lots of people were fighting outside.

Pizza too slow

March 7

12:30 a.m. An Española caller reported people left their child with him and said they would be right back, but came back late with people high on methamphetamine and heroin and assaulted the caller.

2:54 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a very intoxicated man wrecked into another car. State Police arrested the man.

4:15 a.m. A Chamita caller reported someone in a car shot into the air and he thought the shooter was after him. He said he had a gun and would shoot at the car. The call was transferred to State Police.

11:35 a.m. Officers arrested a woman at Walmart on a warrant.

12:45 p.m. The Dixon, Ohkay Owingeh, and Velarde volunteer fire departments extinguished a brush fire in Velarde.

3:10 p.m. An El Guique caller reported someone broke into her home and stole items.

5:12 p.m. A Santa Clara Pueblo caller requested to have a drunk woman removed from his home.

5:53 p.m. The Chamita Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a brush fire in Chamita.

7:14 p.m. A Carr Lane caller reported someone was trying to hit a person with a car.

9:15 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported two women fought over a purse in the toy section.

9:25 p.m. A Pizza Hut caller reported she waited too long for her pizza.

A boy and his dog

March 8

3:43 a.m. An East Jiron Street caller reported someone was shooting at a trailer from a truck. She said a man in her yard told her that he was being shot at and she told him to leave.

11:08 a.m. An Española caller reported her adult daughter was missing.

1:28 p.m. A Camino Carlos caller reported her car was stolen overnight.

1:35 p.m. An Española  caller reported a man threatened to shoot up her car if she did not pay a debt.

4:08 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a rape.

5:06 p.m. A Dixon caller reported a man sideswiped her car in a parking lot and drove away.

7:38 p.m. A Lower San Pedro caller reported a man on probation was drinking and might fight with elderly family members. She called back to report he was chasing people. Officers arrested the man.

7:59 p.m. An East Shadowood Lane caller reported someone jumped his backyard fence and stole his dog. He called back to cancel the call because his son had just taken the dog to the lake.

8:46 p.m. A Chili’s caller reported six to eight men at the bar were yelling at each other over a bill.

9:35 p.m. An Ash Loop caller reported someone in a car shot at a house.

Chicken craving

March 9

12:19 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a man shoved her against her book case and hurt her.

10:40 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a mentally unstable man left and needed to be brought back.

11:28 a.m. Officers arrested a man on a warrant after a traffic stop on North Riverside Drive.

11:51 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a man screaming outside Kentucky Fried Chicken.

1:02 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a stray dog kept attacking her dog in her yard.

1:08 p.m. A McCurdy Charter School caller requested an officer stand by during a parent meeting because the parent had a history of getting out of hand.

1:22 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a rape.

3:52 p.m. A Medanales caller reported a black truck appeared to be casing homes.

4:29 p.m. Walmart callers reported a man in the parking lot was yelling obscenities at customers and saying he would cut off his head.

6:53 p.m. A Hernandez caller requested a welfare check on children who she said were being neglected. A deputy found their home was clean and the children were in good spirits.

7:07 p.m. Officers arrested a man after a traffic stop on Fairview Lane.

8:01 p.m. An Española caller reported a woman was yelling for help from her home. Officers found the woman wanted a man removed from her home but he left before they arrived.

9:00 p.m. A Food King caller reported a woman without a placard was refusing to move her car from a handicap parking spot. An officer issued her a citation.

9:16 p.m. An Española caller reported her ex was flattening her tires.

10:14 p.m. Officers arrested two people outside Domino’s Pizza on a warrant.

11:48 p.m. An 11-year-old caller reported a man was trying to get into his old house on Indian Way but that he was at a friend’s house. The reported intruder left before officers arrived.

11:51 p.m. Officers arrested a person on a warrant after a traffic stop on Day Lily Lane.

Heavy biting

March 10

3:18 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported his teenage daughter was missing and may have run away after an argument with her mother.

8:22 a.m. Officers arrested a man after a traffic stop outside Cook’s Home Center.

10:10 a.m. A Paseo Melendez caller reported someone stole his trailer.

12:44 p.m. An Española caller reported she took her car to a dealership and noticed a few things missing when she got it back.

1:13 p.m. A Camino Carlos caller reported a man had a trailer on his property without his permission. Officers arrested a man on the scene.

7:41 p.m. An Española caller reported a man was violating a restraining order and trying to contact her in person and over the phone.

9:21 p.m. An inmate being transported to the Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Center fought with an officer and bit him on the arm.

Good Samaritan

March 11

12:35 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported patients and visitors were getting arrogant with nurses because security staff wanted to check them for drug paraphernalia.

4:28 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported a woman she did not know showed up at her door coming down from heroin and she wanted to get the woman help but did not want her to get into trouble.

8:16 a.m. An East Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man kept knocking on her door telling her to open up. Officers arrested the man.

4:17 p.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported a family member tried to break into her apartment.

11:57 p.m. A detention officer reported catching someone trying to smuggle narcotics into the jail.

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