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Police Blotter: Kittens Escape from Box in Woman's Office

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blotter 7-11-19

Española Fire Department Lt. Ron Padilla poured diatomaceous earth exorbant powder on the ground around this car that rolled after hitting another car July 4 on State Road 76. Officers at the scene said Matthew Fernandez may have over-corrected after striking another vehicle at the intersection with Holy Cross Street.

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:

Casual arsonist

June 27

10:37 a.m. A Velarde caller reported someone was trying to kill her and then hung up. When dispatchers called back, she did not need help and wanted dispatchers to stop calling.

11:46 a.m. An E Street caller reported there were kittens on her porch and they were born an hour before she called.

3:35 p.m. An Oñate Bridge caller reported a huge dead skunk in the middle of the road smelled really bad.

5:05 p.m. A Santa Clara Pueblo caller reported a man came out of a house carrying things.

6:04 p.m. A Forest Road 144 caller reported she was locked inside a property where she was monitoring a mine and needed someone with bolt cutters to help her cut the lock.

9:10 p.m. A Medanales caller reported her husband assaulted her.

9:12 p.m. A Monterey Lane caller reported a man walking by said he was going to burn down a house.

‘The finger’

June 28

8:49 a.m. A West Winesap Drive caller reported a man hit a woman in the face and slammed her head into a wall.

9:46 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a car crashed with a water truck and said there were water bottles all over the road. When officers arrived they found no crash, and no bottles.

10:01 a.m. A Little Creations Daycare caller reported a woman attacked one of her employees.

10:55 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a dog bit her.

11:49 a.m. A Days Inn caller reported the hotel owner was very rude to her.

1:21 p.m. A Cook’s Mobile Home Park caller reported she returned home to find her son getting high and drunk with a friend and his 13-year-old sister.

2:02 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported a man stole alcohol and threatened customers with a knife.

2:09 p.m. A Sacred Heart Church caller reported an intoxicated man was scaring other parishioners.

4:45 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a woman was harassing her and children in the vehicle made obscene gestures toward her.

11:33 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a man gave him “the finger,” and he wanted officers to remove him from the area.

Chicken crossing

June 29

12:11 a.m. A Park Street caller reported a man walking around with a bat.

12:36 a.m. An Anthony’s at the Delta caller reported people in the parking lot wanted to fight.

2:16 a.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported a “kid” was running through the parking lot yelling for help. Officers found an intoxicated man passed out when they arrived.

8:18 a.m. A Speedway on Riverside caller reported a man was talking to someone and she thought it was about her. She said he was “Mexican.” She wanted officers to come to the area.

1:57 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported some chickens trying to cross the road by the elementary school.

2:54 p.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported his toilet broke and was leaking all over his house.

3:51 p.m. A Lybrook caller reported some people were in caves hiding out and trying to shoot him, but he had a gun and was going to shoot them first.


June 30

12:01 a.m. A Jemez View Street caller reported a lot of fighting, yelling and screaming in the area.

1:29 a.m. A Cumbres & Toltec Train Station in Chama caller reported two men broke into the location and blew the whistle to the locomotive. When deputies arrived, the manager did not want to press charges, he “just wanted to scare the male.”

9:36 a.m. A Blake’s Lotaburger caller reported a man was fighting with an elderly man.

1:00 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported an adult mountain lion in his backyard all day.

2:06 p.m. A Velarde caller reported a dog bit him.

2:44 p.m. A Valley Drive caller reported a man in a van under a tree had all his doors open. Officers determined the man was just parked there for shade.

Hair pulling

July 1

12:40 a.m. A Taco Bell caller reported two women fighting and pulling each other’s hair out.

4:07 a.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported her car was stolen and she had walked from Chimayó. She asked officers to help find her car and said people were trying to hurt her. Officers gave her a ride home.

4:55 a.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported two women fighting in the street. Officers determined it was the woman from the previous call fighting with her mother after the two returned to try and locate her car.

7:06 a.m. A County Road 18 caller reported two dogs chased her on her bike the previous day and caused her to crash.

7:08 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller asked for firemen to help get a cat out of a tree.

9:52 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported homeless people and drug activity at an abandoned house, but officers found the house empty.

12:02 p.m. Mayor Javier Sanchez reported “squatters” under the Fairview Bridge, but officers found no one there.

6:30 p.m. A Dixon caller reported his neighbor had a backhoe and was destroying everything.

Street sweep

July 2

1:04 a.m. A Paseo de Paulina caller reported a man accused him of stealing narcotics, drove him to the mountains near Chama and tried to attack him with a knife.

1:05 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported her boyfriend assaulted her.

11:04 a.m. A West Winesap Drive caller reported a city worker using a mower caused a rock to hit her windshield and damaged it.

12:30 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported his dog was fighting with another dog, and then his neighbor ran over his dog.

2:05 p.m. A Chama caller reported a man and woman fighting outside.

2:27 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported her car was on fire.

3:08 p.m. A Camino de Roberto caller reported a woman threw rocks and sand at him.

7:24 p.m. A Carr Lane caller reported people standing outside and wanted officers to “clean up the streets.”

11:40 p.m. A Chamita caller reported a man in his underwear walking through her property.

Kittens escape

July 3

8:50 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported collecting a box of kittens from a client that she was planning to take to the shelter. She said the kittens escaped in her office and she needed help catching them.

10:23 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her neighbor’s dog was in a fight and was having puppies.

2:28 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported her son and daughter were fighting.

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