blotter art 3-12-2020

Two vehicles were involved in an accident on Riverside Drive Monday, with both cars remaining in the center of the road while first responders arrived at the scene. Multiple ambulances, New Mexico State Police and Española Police Department patrol cars arrived at the scene, although neither vehicle was seriously damaged. No one was taken to the hospital for injuries.

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:

El Rito standoff

Feb. 20

4:45 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a woman brought in by State Police was assaulting staff.

5:59 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported security detained a man who fought with them.

7:11 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported a loose dog attacked her dog.

8:31 a.m. Officers arrested a man on a warrant in the Adult Probation Office.

10:31 a.m. Officers arrested a man for possession of a controlled substance at Española Magistrate Court.

11:07 a.m. An Española caller requested officers to remove her ex-boyfriend who was refusing to leave her home. Officers arrested the man.

11:12 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported his uncle shot at his father a few weeks ago and was back at their home.

12:26 p.m. An El Paisano Market caller reported a man was trying to open car doors in the parking lot. Officers found the man was helping someone load things into their car.

1:21 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported a man was shoplifting deodorant and soap. Officers arrested the man.

3:45 p.m. Officers arrested a man on a warrant near Española Valley High School.

3:56 p.m. Officers arrested a man on Calle Hacienda for unclear reasons.

5:40 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man went to her home and said he was a fugitive.

8:11 p.m. A Coyote caller reported her daughter was beating up her grandmother.

8:28 p.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported a man was being combative. Officers arrested the man.

8:59 p.m. A Taco Bell caller reported a man who could get violent was being disorderly and asking for free food. He left before officers arrived.

9:24 p.m. A Food King caller reported she left her boyfriend in her car to use the store’s restroom and when she came out, her car was gone.

11:07 p.m. An Española caller reported his teenage daughter with a serious intellectual disability was missing. State and city police officers recovered the child the next morning from her mother—who did not have custody—in El Rito. The mother was arrested after a standoff that ended peacefully.

Locked out

Feb. 21

3:17 a.m. A Western Winds Motel caller reported someone was on his roof and he was afraid. He would not step outside to speak with officers on the scene.

4:32 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a man tried to use a Taser on security.

11:48 a.m. An Española caller reported her husband was outside with a gun and was going to kill her. The call was transferred to State Police.

11:50 a.m. A Vallecitos caller reported dogs were going around killing other dogs and she was afraid they would kill children.

12:17 p.m. An Española caller reported a male tenant was hitting a woman.

1:25 p.m. A Canjilon caller reported a brush fire near a trailer. The Canjilon and Tierra Amarilla volunteer fire departments contained the fire.

4:43 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported someone went to his house, broke his door and fought with him.

7:28 p.m. Officers arrested a man for driving under the influence in Chimayó.

8:35 p.m. A Rue 21 caller reported they locked the doors so a man with a history of shoplifting could not get in and he was banging on the window.

8:48 p.m. A Walmart caller reported two shoplifters in the store were threatening employees. Officers arrested one man.

9:56 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported hearing shots fired near the elementary school.

10:50 p.m. An East Santa Clara Bridge Road caller reported eight vehicles were racing each other down the road.

Dollar store free day

Feb. 22

12:23 a.m. An Ohkay Eagle Mart caller reported a couple was fighting at the gas station.

12:41 a.m. A Dixon caller reported he was going outside his home with his pistol because someone was prowling the property and his wife got an email earlier saying to get out of Dixon. The call was transferred to State Police.

2:31 a.m. A Del Taco caller reported people in the drive-thru wanted to fight employees because they were refused service.

9:17 a.m. A Chimayó Family Dollar caller reported he got to the store and it was open but no one was inside.

11:48 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her boyfriend was being physically and verbally abusive and refused to leave.

12:12 p.m. Officers arrested a man on a warrant in Lower San Pedro.

12:55 p.m. Officers arrested a man near the North Paseo de Oñate Speedway for driving under the influence.

3:24 p.m. Officers arrested a man on a warrant on North Riverside Drive.

7:38 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported hearing two gunshots and seeing a silhouette on her property.

7:39 p.m. An Española caller reported a man was hitting a woman.

8:05 p.m. An Española caller reported her ex-boyfriend was pounding on the door drunk. He left before officers arrived.

8:45 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported hearing at least 10 gunshots. One minute later, a second caller reported hearing about 20 to 30 gunshots. Officers patrolled the area but found nothing.

8:58 p.m. A North Riverside Drive Speedway caller reported a drunk man with a baseball bat was threatening people.

Motivation to jog

Feb. 23

3:02 a.m. An Española caller reported her boyfriend would not let her leave. Officers safely escorted her off the property.

9:26 a.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported her father threw keys at her and threatened her with a knife.

10:41 a.m. An Española Valley High School caller reported he was an official at a sports game the night before and $440 was taken from his wallet in the locker room.

12:16 p.m. A Walmart caller reported a man pulled a knife on an employee who confronted him for shoplifting a surround sound system.

1:31 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man was throwing a woman around.

6:45 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller reported he was walking around the track and got locked in at the High School. A facilities manager unlocked the gate.

Hungry roommate

Feb. 24

2:19 a.m. A Camino Cielo Grande caller reported a woman was fighting with people.

12:45 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man who physically assaulted them before had just threatened them.

4:45 p.m. A Del Norte Credit Union caller reported a customer received death threats on her cell phone and was afraid to leave the building.

Feb. 25

12:37 a.m. A Walmart caller reported someone pulled a knife on an employee and two people left with about $1,500 in items.

10:55 a.m. A Methadone Clinic caller reported a man was hitting a woman in a car.

11:56 a.m. A Pizza 9 caller requested to make a missing persons report regarding an adult friend he had not seen in about 10 days.

2:21 p.m. A Santa Cruz Country Store caller reported a reckless driver. Another caller reported the car hit another car in front of the Santa Claran Casino and drove away. Officers found and arrested the driver for driving under the influence.

2:52 p.m. A Velarde caller reported her ex-boyfriend broke windows at her house and previously physically attacked her.

3:28 p.m. A Paseo Melendez caller reported a woman came to his home, harassed his girlfriend, and kicked in his door.

4:27 p.m. A Chamita caller reported her ex-boyfriend broke into her home and was still inside. The call was transferred to State Police.

5:05 p.m. A woman walked into the Española Police Department to report her adult daughter missing.

Poppin’ antibiotics

Feb. 25

5:49 a.m. A North Monterey Lane caller reported a man in a red car was flashing a gun out of the window.

9:33 a.m. An Española caller reported her child’s father hit her and would not leave her home. Officers arrested the man.

2:03 p.m. The previous North Monterey Lane caller reported the man with the gun came back. Officers arrested him on a warrant out of Colorado.

6:45 p.m. A Chamita caller reported his nephew took him to the pharmacy but beat him up and stole his antibiotics when they left.

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