Police Blotter: Man Accused of Theft Just Looking for Change

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Española emergency services responded to reports of a woman bleeding from the head Jan. 29 on Railroad Avenue. Medics transported the woman to Española Hospital.

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:

Recovered car

Jan. 16

12:32 a.m. A Bellas Lane caller reported his car was stolen from his yard. He called back later to report his son brought the car home.

1:07 a.m. An Española caller reported a young man was suicidal and threatening to kill three people.

8:13 a.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported a man threatened to kill the caller’s wife.

8:53 a.m. A San Pedro caller reported her son’s girlfriend broke into their home and was refusing to leave. Officers arrested the son on an outstanding warrant.

9:51 a.m. A Walmart caller reported their car was stolen from the parking lot. Officers recovered the car at Northern New Mexico College.

10:39 a.m. Law enforcement received reports that an Española child was thrown out of a car by a family member.

11:50 a.m. A Rio Arriba County Detention Center caller requested an officer to make a report regarding an inmate with narcotics. They later decided not to make a report.

11:53 a.m. An Escalante High School caller reported a student had a knife.

1:16 p.m. A Victory Faith Church caller reported they were having a funeral and there was a fight in the parking lot.

4:39 p.m. A Walgreens caller reported a woman threw a coke can at a security guard when she was asked to leave.

6:29 p.m. A Bond House caller reported a car was doing donuts in the field behind the house.

7:46 p.m. A Velarde caller reported someone broke into his home through his back window and stole tools.

10:28 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported he had video of someone breaking into his house that morning.

11:54 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported people upstairs were making noise and he did not want to go out and shoot them in the leg.

Street sharpening

Jan. 17

3:31 a.m. A Yucca Street caller reported someone tried to get into her house.

3:48 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported someone was yelling outside and banging on metal. She called back to report she heard shots fired and something hit her window.

3:54 a.m. An Ash Loop caller reported a shirtless man outside had been swinging an axe for hours and started shooting off fireworks.

8:36 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported Homerun Pizza was burglarized.

1:09 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate Speedway caller reported a man with a baton attacked him.

1:20 p.m. An Ultra Health caller reported a patient was denied services and threatened to attack an employee.

1:58 p.m. Officers arrested a man for shoplifting at Lowe’s Home Improvement.

4:11 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported her daughter was being violent and throwing things around.

4:41 p.m. A Boost Mobile caller reported a man was sharpening two knives and threatening people with them. Officers took a man to the store for them to identify him and it was not the same man.

6:16 p.m. A Fairview Lane and North McCurdy Road caller reported two men were jumping in front of cars trying to stop traffic. A second caller reported the men attacked him and held a gun to his head.

8:50 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported a man in the Pizza Hut parking lot was harassing employees and threatening to shoot people.

Monopoly money

Jan. 18

9:56 a.m. An Ash Loop caller reported a man was standing outside shirtless “acting like a ninja.” An officer found the man was OK and on his own property.

11:17 a.m. A Motel 6 caller reported people were fighting inside a room. Officers arrested a woman at the scene.

1:07 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a man and woman were fighting.

1:35 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate Speedway caller reported an employee was sexually harassed.

2:55 p.m. An Española caller reported her brother hit her in the head and destroyed her bedroom over a debt.

5:30 p.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported he loaned his car to a woman and she stole his gun from inside the car.

7:07 p.m. A Walmart caller reported a man appeared to be casing the cars in the parking lot. An officer found he was picking up change in the area and told him to leave.

7:17 p.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported someone used a counterfeit $100 bill.

10:25 p.m. An East Sanchez Street caller reported hearing shots fired in the area.

11:16 p.m. A Blake’s Lotaburger caller reported he put his keys on the counter and someone stole them.

Power of Christ

Jan. 19

12:51 a.m. An Española caller reported a domestic violence incident.

1:02 a.m. A Chacoma Lane caller reported her sister was trespassing.

1:36 a.m. A North Calle don Leandro caller reported a man was knocking on her window and trying to get in the door. Officers responded to the home and the caller was safe.

1:53 a.m. An Española caller reported her husband was out of control and fought with their son.

6:20 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported security detained two people in relation to a domestic violence incident.

12:42 p.m. A New Creations in Christ caller reported someone was stealing power from the church with an extension cord running into an abandoned mobile home. The Española Fire Department extinguished a fire inside the mobile home.

2:29 p.m. A Calle Olivas caller reported a man selling mattresses on the side of the road was blocking the roadway. Officers found he was not in the way.

3:47 p.m. A Canjilon caller reported she put a pie in the oven and the oven filled with smoke.

4:54 p.m. A Santa Clara caller reported a man was doing donuts in his car in the caller’s yard to intimidate him.

8:54 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported a dog tried to attack her and her children.

Car in a haystack

Jan. 20

12:52 a.m. A Calle Lucero caller reported three people in hoodies appeared to be casing houses in the area.

7:32 a.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported a man was walking on and off the property holding a screwdriver.

9:37 a.m. An Arroyo Seco caller reported her niece’s boyfriend was shooting at her door.

10:35 a.m. A North Riverside Drive Allsup’s caller reported a man was messing with the ATM.

2:34 p.m. Officers arrested a man with a “man bun” near Rock Christian Fellowship for unclear reasons.

4:48 p.m. A Fairview Lane and North McCurdy Road caller reported seeing a woman with multiple outstanding warrants.

5:24 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man with a gun was outside his house.

6:09 p.m. A San Pedro Shell caller reported a man in a red sedan brandished a gun at another driver.

6:30 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man went to her home and pulled a gun on her.

7:18 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported he drove into a bale of hay in the road. Deputies removed as much hay from the road as they could and found there was no damage to his vehicle but the man was very intoxicated. His girlfriend drove them away.

8:47 p.m. A Rock Christian Fellowship caller reported a man was lying in the middle of the road.

10:09 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported he was working on his wife’s car outside and someone shot at him. Another caller reported hearing shots in the area.

Dog climbs tree

Jan. 21

10:41 a.m. A Dixon caller reported someone in a Toyota Corolla shot at them.

12:29 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller reported a teenage girl was being left alone with her young siblings.

1:15 p.m. A Henry Valencia caller requested officers remove a man from the property.

1:25 p.m. An officer took a report at the Española Police Department about pornographic photos posted online.

1:38 p.m. A Calle Duran caller reported her dog had been missing since yesterday and they found it in a tree.

3:55 p.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported he saw someone breaking into a house. Officers checked the area and found no one.

4:21 p.m. Officers chased and arrested a woman on outstanding warrants near Walgreens.

4:23 p.m. A Bode’s General Store caller requested officers remove a man who had just been released from jail and refused to leave.

6:54 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported hearing a woman screaming at the top of her lungs for someone to let her in because she was cold.

7:40 p.m. Deputies arrested a drunk driver in Abiquiú.

8:36 p.m. An Española caller reported her ex-husband was harassing her.

10:28 p.m. A Harbor Freight caller reported someone smashed his truck’s window and stole two guns.

Eventful haircut

Jan. 22

2:14 a.m. Someone was treated at the Española Hospital for an accidental gunshot wound that occurred near Century Bank.

6:14 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man ran off with two IV’s in his arm.

8:06 a.m. A Blake’s Lotaburger caller reported a woman in a long blue dress claiming to be a nun was harassing customers and telling the female employees they dress inappropriately.

11:39 a.m. A Calle Adelante caller reported his wife told him their son was taken hostage. The caller’s wife told police someone called her saying they had taken her son. As police investigated, the parents found their son was getting a haircut.

11:43 a.m. A Desert Sun Motors caller reported hearing several shots fired behind Allsup’s.

1:44 p.m. Officers arrested a man on Avenida Cañada for outstanding warrants.

2:33 p.m. Officers arrested a woman at Chili’s for unclear reasons.

3:16 p.m. A Northern New Mexico College caller reported a woman in a parked gray BMW was pounding on the windshield and screaming for help. Officers found no such vehicle in the parking lot and the caller had to go to class.

5:01 p.m. A 420 Emporia reported people kept coming up to a car in the parking lot to buy drugs from a woman with narcotics in her bra.

5:44 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller reported a man threatened to hurt him at work.

9:31 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller reported a man and woman were walking south of the school and appeared to be fighting.

10:59 p.m. A Calle Verde caller reported a person he has a restraining order against put a Walmart bag on his front door.

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