Police Blotter: Car Burglar Stops for Sandwich, Smoke

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blotter 6-6-19

A two-car accident slowed traffic June 1 at the intersection of Fairview Lane and Paseo de Oñate during the 4th Annual El Centro Family Health Run for Life, but did not stop the annual event’s progress.

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:

Friendly neighbors

May 23

8:50 a.m. A Domino’s Pizza caller reported finding several broken windows at the business.

9:34 a.m. A Food King caller reported security was fighting with a man.

9:40 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a man was disoriented and had not been eating.

10:45 a.m. A Valdez Park caller reported a woman had a glass object near her mouth.

11:00 a.m. A Chama caller reported he was being harassed.

11:35 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her neighbor’s house had been burglarized.

11:45 a.m. An Española Police Department caller reported a light pole fell in the parking lot, but did not hit any cars.

12:35 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported a 3-year-old boy had poked himself with an EpiPen that did not belong to him.

12:42 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a man kept going inside and stealing liquor.

1:42 p.m. A Calle Chacoma Vista caller reported someone broke into his Jeep, smoked a cigarette, ate a sandwich and stole some items.

5:06 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a man in a gray hoodie went into the pawn shop with his fists up.

5:27 p.m. A Dixon caller reported someone crashed into his Tesla and drove away.

5:39 p.m. A Corlett Road caller reported “vagrants” in the area.

6:09 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her neighbors were going back and forth from each other’s houses.

7:07 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported there were kids on ATVs making a lot of noise in the area.

Frequent fires

May 24

3:07 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a woman who stole a purse in February had returned to the casino.

3:12 a.m. A Corlett Road caller reported hearing several gunshots in the area.

9:17 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her neighbor had a ton of dogs he was not caring for properly.

9:51 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported there were a lot of vehicles driving back and forth in the area.

11:45 a.m. A Velarde caller reported someone broke into a neighbor’s home.

11:55 a.m. A La Cocina caller reported someone had hit a pole in the parking lot.

12:08 p.m. A Taco Bell caller reported someone stole her purse.

12:27 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported he hit a gas meter with his tractor.

1:41 p.m. A Calle del Sol caller reported someone took a tire from her house.

2:20 p.m. A Medanales caller reported a 19-year-old woman on a motorcycle was throwing rocks and driving fast.

2:57 p.m. A Velarde caller reported smoke in the bosque. Volunteer firefighters reported it was “one of our frequent flyers (sic) that refuses to get a permit.”

3:44 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a neighbor was burning trash that included plastics and chemicals.

3:59 p.m. A Pizza Hut caller reported two people were verbally assaulting him and pushing him.

4:01 p.m. An EZ Way Laundry caller reported a man was suspiciously looking at the dryers.

4:17 p.m. A Velarde caller reported someone broke into their garage and left a half-dead dog.

5:01 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported loud music in the area.

5:20 p.m. A Juanitas Court caller reported her tia pushed her and tried to take her phone.

11:51 p.m. A Days Inn caller reported a tree fell on the roof.

Good fences, good neighbors

May 25

12:12 a.m. An Allsup’s caller reported her ex stole her car.

3:41 a.m. An El Llano Road caller reported being burned after dropping a cigarette near alcohol.

4:27 a.m. A Sunset Drive caller reported her daughter’s boyfriend was banging on the door and she was afraid he would hurt her.

6:18 a.m. A Medanales caller reported a woman walking around in a nightie with a flashlight.

8:05 a.m. A Greenfield Road caller reported her son had a knife and was mad at her.

8:25 a.m. A Jemez View Street caller reported her boyfriend hit her and broke her phone while intoxicated.

10:04 a.m. A Chamita caller reported someone stole his vehicle after he left his keys in it.

10:30 a.m. A Meadow View Lane caller reported a woman with a bunch of boxes in the area.

11:07 a.m. A Chama caller reported a motorcycle hit a deer.

11:09 a.m. A Truchas caller reported a man and woman on a motorcycle crashed going around a curve.

12:28 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a lot of traffic in the area.

12:31 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a lot of people were going into the store and stealing liquor.

12:51 p.m. A Fry Street caller reported his wife stole money from him.

1:18 p.m. A Calle Chueco caller reported her father-in-law was being disrespectful and she wanted him removed from the home.

3:49 p.m. A Family Dollar in Hernandez caller reported a woman was there trying to fight everyone and steal things.

5:49 p.m. A Wendy’s caller reported a man selling heroin.

8:37 p.m. A Jemez View Street caller reported his neighbor came and knocked down his fence.

11:14 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported a rattlesnake in the front yard and asked for assistance removing it. Officers determined it was a bullsnake, and they scared it away.

Disturbing the peace

May 26

12:34 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported his neighbors were playing loud music and it was very disturbing.

1:11 a.m. A West Roman Drive caller reported she was in a bathroom and someone was going to steal her car.

2:20 p.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported her husband kicked her out of the house but her two children were still inside.

8:30 a.m. A South Orchard Lane caller reported someone broke into her house, and that it might have been her sister.

9:45 a.m. A Giant on North Riverside caller reported a man walking in the area annoying customers.

9:58 a.m. A Lumberton caller reported she was 8 months pregnant and her son’s dad pushed her.

10:59 a.m. An Ojo Caliente woman reported her neighbor cut the wires to her fence.

11:56 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported an 18-year-old boy attacked her husband.

2:35 p.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported someone stole his glasses, and there was security footage of the theft.

4:56 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported she was being harassed by family members for not putting jackets on her children.

6:23 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported a man on a motorcycle was intoxicated and drove away.

7:13 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported an elderly woman with a walker was in the area.

Wall jumpers

May 27

9:02 a.m. A Dairy Queen caller reported she bought a blizzard the night before and found a nickel in the bottom of it.

10:29 a.m. A Coyote caller reported his girlfriend got violent with him.

12:28 p.m. A Velarde caller reported there was drumming in the area.

12:39 p.m. An Abiquiú Lake caller reported catching two people trying to steal signs.

1:33 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported her car was stolen, but later called and said it had been returned.

2:03 p.m. A Velarde caller reported a man punched him in the face after he served him with an eviction notice.

2:17 p.m. A Ranchitos Park caller reported two boys jumped the wall at the swimming pool.

2:58 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported three horses running in the roadway.

3:05 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a man passed out on top of a grave at the cemetery.

4:49 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported someone stole the cash box from the car wash.

6:53 p.m. A South McCurdy Road caller reported a burglary.

7:20 p.m. A Carr Lane caller reported a man walking in the middle of the street.

11:40 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported 10 horses in the roadway.

Brokenhearted

May 28

8:12 a.m. A Villa del Norte Apartments caller reported a man was harassing a tenant.

8:55 a.m. An Esparza lane caller reported a woman was staying in the area and selling drugs.

9:26 a.m. A Medanales caller reported his girlfriend hit him the day before.

9:51 a.m. An Upper San Pedro Road caller reported her neighbors were using their children to harass her.

10:33 a.m. An Española Valley Mobile Homes caller reported someone stole copper from the homes.

11:19 a.m. A Chamita caller reported a fence was on fire.

11:36 a.m. A Blue Heron Brewing caller reported a propane bottle he was transporting was leaking.

12:39 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported someone stole two vehicle batteries and tried taking tires, but left a jack behind.

1:54 p.m. A Medanales caller reported he was kicked out of his girlfriend’s house, but was having a heart attack. He was taken to Española Hospital.

2:13 p.m. A Tesuque Drive caller reported her stepson stole from her while he was supposed to be house sitting.

2:56 p.m. A Calle Ranchitos caller reported a man and woman arguing in the area.

3:05 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a 15-year-old was shot in the chest with a BB gun.

4:28 p.m. A Calle Duran caller reported a strange smell in the area.

5:14 p.m. A Homerun Pizza caller reported a man lying behind the building in a “weird position.”

5:46 p.m. A Velarde caller reported someone broke into her shed.

5:52 p.m. A Simmons Lane caller requested officers remove her son from the house because he was not following her rules.

8:14 p.m. A Heron Lake Campground caller reported someone was giving her dirty looks, and it seemed suspicious.

8:27 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported her a dog bit her son.

9:43 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported her husband hit her.

10:29 p.m. A Calle del Sol caller reported his dad was acting crazy, yelling and throwing things.

Purse-free store

May 29

1:25 a.m. A Dairy Queen caller reported a woman was intoxicated and did not want to leave.

5:03 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported her son was acting up, possibly because he was using cocaine.

6:34 a.m. New Mexico State Police asked Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office to assist in a pursuit involving a silver Toyota Camry with California license plates, but they later canceled the pursuit.

8:34 a.m. A Calle Duran caller reported her mother-in-law was staying there, but she wanted her to leave.

9:38 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported people were harassing him.

9:52 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported someone dug up her backyard and took her TV stand.

10:27 a.m. An Española Valley Mobile Homes caller reported someone stole a door from one of the homes.

11:02 a.m. A Speedy Loans caller reported a man was “unloading all his belongings in front of their front door,” while cursing and screaming.

11:10 a.m. A Sacred Heart Church caller reported $775 was stolen from the church office.

12:33 p.m. A Paseo de Paulina caller reported someone stole his air conditioner.

1:21 p.m. A Food King caller reported a man in the store approached her with a taser and told her she could not take her purse inside.

2:03 p.m. A Hernandez caller said he let his friend borrow his lawnmower a couple months prior and it had not been returned.

2:45 p.m. A McCraken Lane caller reported some kids were driving an ATV in the area.

6:16 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a 97-year-old man was having an allergic reaction to herbal tea.

8:44 p.m. A Medanales caller reported her neighbors were outside yelling and doing drugs.

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