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Police Blotter: Dead Snake Not a Welcome Delivery

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Española Firefighters Emery Baca and Stephen George shut off a leaking gas meter at Mr. Carpet on Fairview Lane May 3 as Ernest Silva looked on. The leak was noticed by a worker cleaning up weeds around the business. Natural gas leaks outside are often found where there is an unusual hissing noise, blowing dirt with no wind, or unusual dead or dry spots in ground vegetation New Mexico Gas Company’s website states.

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:

Too high

Apr. 25

12:07 a.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported people were harassing him and threw hot sauce at his car.

1:15 a.m. A South Monterey Lane caller reported her neighbor still had loud music playing.

1:33 a.m. A Dixon caller reported a woman broke a window to her son’s room and she wanted her removed.

2:47 a.m. A Middle San Pedro Road caller reported a woman with a knife was trying to fight her.

7:35 a.m. A Strawberry Road caller reported her daughter would not leave.

8:22 a.m. A Chama caller reported his grandson was on drugs and he wanted him to leave.

9:03 a.m. A Velarde caller said he was being harassed by a man who threw a water bottle into his car.

10:29 a.m. An El Llano Road caller reported neighborhood dogs killed his cat.

11:23 a.m. A State Road 581 caller reported his wife tried to run him over with her car.

3:44 p.m. A Medanales caller reported her sister was trying to hit her.

6:11 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported his son was beating him up and threatening to kill him.

11:12 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported he took mushrooms and oxycodone and did not want to live.

Machete parade

Apr. 26

1:14 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a couple in a very bad argument and the man was throwing chairs.

1:45 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported his Cannondale bicycle was stolen.

7:17 a.m. A Giant on North Riverside caller reported receiving a note that said “I don’t like to be a rat...” but named a local man and said he was planning to rob the store.

8:04 a.m. A Medanales caller reported someone was dumping trash illegally on his property.

9:31 a.m. A West Winesap Drive caller reported men hitting another man with a bat in the street.

10:50 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a man pulled out a gun and threatened her in a road rage incident.

11:22 a.m. A Calle del Sol caller reported her son was locked in the car.

2:18 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported city workers who were cutting weeds accidentally shattered her window.

2:20 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her daughter was using drugs.

3:05 p.m. A Taco Bell caller reported a man was in the restroom naked with condoms next to him and syringes in his hand.

3:56 p.m. An El Guique caller reported a brush fire.

7:59 p.m. A Calle Lucia caller reported seeing two men wearing all black walking around swinging machetes in the air.

It’s cake

Apr. 27

12:43 a.m. A Cañada Court caller reported her neighbor was being really loud and when she asked them to be quiet, they told her to go back inside her house.

4:51 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported her neighbors were banging on doors and windows and yelling at each other.

7:55 a.m. A Hunter Street caller reported hearing shots fired, but it was just someone butchering some pigs.

9:20 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a woman was illegally selling all of his deceased brother’s belongings.

9:57 a.m. A Sunset Drive caller reported a black Chevy Tahoe was following a man wearing a gray jacket.

10:14 a.m. A Velarde caller reported two people were taking propane tanks from her auntie’s yard.

11:53 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported a woman in polka-dot pajamas was causing a disturbance during her estate sale and she wanted her removed.

1:31 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported her cousin’s boyfriend was causing a disturbance.

2:32 p.m. A Dixon caller reported his son stole his pickup.

4:02 p.m. A Baskin Robin’s caller reported a guy named Jose stole a cake.

4:19 p.m. A Velarde caller reported his nephew stole a lot of tools from him.

Just add limes

Apr. 28

1:08 a.m. An Abiquiú caller reported his daughter was beat up by her boyfriend.

2:44 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her ex-boyfriend was at her house harassing her.

2:49 a.m. A Star Lane caller reported she saw someone running toward the bosque.

9:58 a.m. An Alcalde caller wanted officers to come arrest her boyfriend for outstanding warrants.

11:12 a.m. A Park Street caller reported getting in a fight after he caught his brother stealing.

12:18 p.m. A Las Vegas Street caller reported her neighbors were arguing.

1:07 p.m. A Velarde caller reported a woman pointed a rifle at her house.

1:19 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported her daughter stole her car.

1:30 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller reported a man walked out with two cases of Corona.

3:50 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller reported people were following her.

4:59 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported someone cut her son with a knife.

7:06 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a woman sitting near a church looked suspicious.

Imaginary threat

Apr. 29

12:41 a.m. A Calle Duran caller reported her boyfriend was at her house and would not leave.

2:25 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported two people in a pickup using narcotics.

2:36 a.m. A La Joya Street caller reported a man was at her door and ran away.

5:34 a.m. A Days Inn caller reported people holding him at gunpoint, but officers determined he was hallucinating.

7:09 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a flock of sheep in the road.

8:09 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a man was throwing chairs around because he was “grouchy.”

9:05 a.m. An East Jonathan Drive caller reported his car was stolen during the night.

3:59 p.m. An Angel Duran Drive caller reported someone with a hunting rifle in the bosque.

4:51 p.m. A James Thompson Lane caller reported fraudulent charges on her credit card.

4:54 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a head-on collision.

5:14 p.m. A Dixon caller reported her daughter took her vehicle repeatedly without permission.

7:28 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man was bleeding on the bathroom floor after attempting suicide.

Work-itude

Apr. 30

6:44 a.m. A Dixon caller reported a woman damaged her car and wanted deputies to tell the woman to fix it.

6:47 a.m. A Rodeway Inn caller reported a man was bringing a lot of people to his room and possibly using methamphethamines.

7:57 a.m. A Treasures of Enchantment caller reported an SUV crashed into the building.

8:04 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported her LANL badge was stolen from her car after she left it unlocked.

8:41 a.m. An Anytime Fitness caller reported a gym member’s vehicle was burglarized the day before.

8:49 a.m. A Calle Josefita caller reported she was missing one of the goats that had been delivered the day before.

10:33 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported someone stole their electric meter.

10:52 a.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a man looking into the liquor department windows.

11:13 a.m. A Pheasant Lane caller reported someone cut his swimming pool.

11:17 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported someone drove into a building.

11:47 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported he worked for a fireworks company and would be making loud noises throughout the afternoon.

12:37 p.m. A Star Lane caller reported an unknown person put a dead snake in his mailbox.

2:31 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a man wearing a hoodie looked suspicious.

4:01 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported someone stole her dog.

5:22 p.m. A Triple S caller reported a man wearing a black hat looked suspicious.

7:05 p.m. A Chama caller reported a man when hiking four days prior and had not returned.

7:19 p.m. A Calle de Pajarito caller reported a woman standing outside her car with a knife in her hands.

9:47 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported his wife recently started working and had been coming home with an “attitude,” he said he thought she was cheating on him.

Fashion fire

May 1

1:10 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a man having chest pains.

7:22 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported someone was shooting in the air near the Lighthouse church.

7:50 p.m. A Calle don Diego caller reported they were filming a movie and would be shooting blanks later in the day.

7:59 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported three brown horses running down the road.

9:48 a.m. A Chama caller reported three people released from the Rio Arriba County Detention Center were suspicious.

11:45 a.m. A West Hill Street caller reported her children’s father was suicidal.

11:57 a.m. A Keith Street caller reported a man overdosing.

2:21 p.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported her father was burning her clothes and shoes.

3:54 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported an intoxicated man in a wheelchair in the middle of the road.

4:31 p.m. A Calle Loma caller reported another man hit him after they argued over rent money.

4:52 p.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported her husband “launched a chair” into the hood of her car during an argument.

8:03 p.m. A Chamita caller reported a man was assaulted by his nephew.

8:31 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported Española Police dropped off a man without a shirt on.

9:20 p.m. A Johnny Roybal Industrial Park Road caller reported a “huge fight” at the softball field.

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