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Española Police Department Lt. Richard Trujillo (left) gathered information at the scene of a minor car accident July 31 on North Riverside Drive. No one was seriously injured in the crash.

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: 

Soap bandit

July 25

12:40 a.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller reported hearing shots fired. A second caller reported someone setting off “huge” fireworks in the area.

1:15 a.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported an intoxicated man was laying on the ground.

4:03 a.m. A Medanales caller reported a man stole her animal, she said the pet cost $200, and the thief was her ex-boyfriend.

6:41 a.m. A JoAnn’s Rancho de Casados caller requested officers file a report regarding guns stolen during a burglary.

6:54 a.m. A Middle San Pedro road caller reported a silver car parked near the road.

7:16 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported someone illegally dumping trash.

7:23 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported another vehicle was following him.

7:55 a.m. An East Jiron Street reported her neighbor’s son was in the area.

9:16 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported someone sleeping at the bus stop. Officers determined the man was waiting for the bus.

1:02 p.m. A Pegasus Auto Sales caller reported a car had no registration, a child without a car seat, and the passenger was doing drugs.

1:29 p.m. A Club Lumina caller reported someone stole his phone and backpack from his work truck.

2:15 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man kept going into her yard and knocking on her door.

3:40 p.m. A Dixon caller reported she gave her tenant a verbal eviction notice and wanted officers to remove the person. Deputies advised her she would have to go through the court system for formal documents to remove the tenant.

5:33 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a 1-year-old child sitting in the front seat of a car without a car seat.

5:34 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man walking down the middle of the road waving a gun in the air.

6:15 p.m. A Dollar General in Hernandez caller reported someone stole “lots of soap.”

 

Busy mom

July 26

1:51 a.m. A Speedway on North Riverside Drive caller reported two men were threatening a store manager.

7:38 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a man walking down the road with a hammer seemed suspicious.

8:12 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported two dogs were destroying things in his yard.

9:42 a.m. A Fairview Pharmacy caller reported someone left a couch in front of their dumpster.

9:57 a.m. A Food King caller reported a woman left a child in the car and went inside. The caller called back two minutes later to say the woman returned and left in the vehicle.

10:20 a.m. The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office took a walk-in report from a woman who said she was selling her vehicle to a man but he took the car and never paid her.

11:56 a.m. A Chamita caller reported a woman was taking a two-month-old baby on a camping trip and he wanted law enforcement to stop her.

12:28 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a woman was sitting on the side of the road drunk while her dog ran back and forth through traffic. He said it had been going on for a couple of months.

12:44 p.m. A Carr Lane caller reported two men were inside a condemned house.

12:53 p.m. A Medanales caller reported his neighbor was standing outside his gate in violation of a restraining order.

1:05 p.m. A Titlemax caller reported someone wrecked a vehicle into their store and then left the area.

3:17 p.m. A Spruce Street caller reported a Blue Bus passenger was acting up and would not get out of the bus.

3:20 p.m. A Clayton Homes caller reported a man was trying to steal a staircase.

4:01 p.m. A Corlett Road caller reported a man was “forcing himself” on a woman in the area. Officers determined the couple was taking photos together and there was nothing illegal going on.

 

Driver door

July 27

12:00 a.m. A Sacred Heart Church caller reported a man in the area asking people to buy drugs.

1:25 a.m. A JoJi’s caller reported a man and two women behind the store. The caller said the man had a knife.

2:18 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a woman was not behaving, and was also intoxicated.

9:16 a.m. A South McCurdy Road caller reported a white Jeep was following her, then said a black truck was following her.

9:43 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a man in a brown pick-up was dumping trash in front of the Snowbird.

11:22 a.m. An El Paisano caller reported a man stole beef jerky and coke.

12:30 p.m. A Truchas caller reported a man in a motorcycle accident broke his arm and leg.

12:35 p.m. A Jiron Lane caller reported her dad hit her and gave her a black eye. Officers determined the woman was intoxicated and the bruise was over a week old.

1:21 p.m. A Dairy Queen caller reported a man was in front of the business pulling his pants down and scaring customers.

1:46 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a neighbor was cutting down her trees.

2:14 p.m. A Camino de Roberto caller reported a man was revving his motorcycle engine in an effort to annoy neighbors.

2:52 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported his neighbor shot his dog with a pellet gun and the dog was bleeding from his stomach.

3:15 p.m. A West Roman Drive caller reported that his previously stolen vehicle appeared in his driveway. He said he did not know who had brought it back.

3:23 p.m. A Camino de Las Animas caller reported a dog bit him while he was walking.

3:53 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported someone opened their car door and tried to hit him as he was walking.

6:18 p.m. A Hernandez caller requested officers come talk to a 9-year-old boy who he said was being verbally abusive to his grandmother and saying bad words.

8:22 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported a man told her in a text message he was going to kill himself.

10:36 p.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported two men fighting in the middle of the road.

 

Drug dealers

July 28

12:19 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported about 20 men fighting with each other.

1:25 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported a man with a ponytail was hitting a woman.

5:24 a.m. A Cañada Court caller reported her ex-boyfriend took her car keys and left on foot.

10:59 a.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a pregnant woman was stealing from the store.

11:18 a.m. A Chama caller reported an intoxicated man in an orange and yellow vest laying in the middle of a parking lot.

4:41 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a man was harassing and arguing with her boyfriend.

6:18 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported an intoxicated man could not stay on his feet.

7:39 p.m. An AutoZone caller reported two men drinking in the parking lot.

7:47 p.m. A Camino Cielo Grande caller reported a man stabbed himself in the neck and cut his wrists.

8:37 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a man came to her house and took the keys to her car.

8:48 p.m. A Camino de Las Animas caller reported several people walking up and down the street who he said he knew were drug dealers.

11:28 p.m. A Chamita caller reported a man with a flashlight was yelling for help.

 

Puppy pincher

July 29

12:41 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported he was stabbed.

2:12 a.m. A Santo Niño Lane caller reported some people were walking in the area.

6:40 a.m. A McDonald’s caller reported one customer was harassing other customers.

7:38 a.m. An O’Reilly Auto Parts caller reported his car was burglarized in the parking lot.

8:09 a.m. A Calle Alamosa caller reported she was sliding off her bed and needed help getting back on.

11:15 a.m. A West Chamisa Street caller reported children crying in the area.

11:50 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported a pack of wild dogs in the area.

3:48 p.m. A Calle Lopez caller reported someone took her dog to the animal shelter and it was adopted out to another person. She said she had paperwork proving ownership and was trying to buy the animal back.

3:52 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a man sleeping on the ground.

5:33 p.m. A Food King caller reported an intoxicated man outside.

7:44 p.m. A Pizza Hut caller reported a man on a bicycle was trying to get someone to exit the restaurant and fight with him.

8:23 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported his son threatened to kill him.

10:01 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported a man on the side of the road had been hit by a pickup.

10:31 p.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported a red car parked in the area.

 

Hospital theft

July 30

12:07 a.m. A Taos Lane caller reported a red car in the area was occupied by drug dealers.

6:10 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported a vehicle in the ditch.

11:28 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported her car was burglarized after she left it unlocked.

11:59 a.m. The Española Police Department took a walk-in report from a man who said his tailgate was stolen the day before while parked at the Española Hospital.

1:23 p.m. A Medanales caller reported his ex-girlfriend was at his house after he filed for a restraining order. Deputies determined she had not yet been served with the court documents.

2:02 p.m. A North Prince Drive caller reported a black car driving back and forth.

3:54 p.m. A Dixon caller reported a neighbor was fighting with her and her family trying to make them leave the property.5:24 p.m. An Ohkay Eagle Mart caller reported a man came in and stole cigarettes.

6:46 p.m. A Family Dollar in Chimayó caller reported a shoplifter threatened to give her AIDS.

8:19 p.m. An Española Middle School caller reported they were locked in the school parking lot.

 

Ponytail & knife

July 31

1:25 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported seeing someone walking around the area and asked for increased patrols throughout the night.

1:46 a.m. A North McCurdy Road caller reported a man running in the middle of the road seemed to be intoxicated. Officers determined he was a juvenile and gave him a ride home.

3:04 a.m. A Corlett Road caller reported a man was pulling a wagon down the street.

7:23 a.m. A Chacoma Lane caller reported a man came out of her garage, but she did not know if he stole anything.

9:32 a.m. A Carr Lane caller reported someone broke into a condemned house.

9:43 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a man there was very disturbed and asked officers to remove him.

11:38 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported his neighbor’s dogs bark “all night and day.”

12:33 p.m. A Velarde caller reported someone threw bricks at him and his vehicle.

12:44 p.m. An Allsup’s caller reported a man with a ponytail and a knife was harassing people in the parking lot.

5:40 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported a man walking down the street was carrying a handgun.

6:07 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported her grandson was highly intoxicated and broke the bedroom door. She said he was only wearing his underwear.

8:51 p.m. A Velarde caller reported her ex-boyfriend’s dad threatened to break her arm.

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