Police Blotter: Man Told to Call Police, Not Shoot People

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blotter 6-13-19

The Española Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire June 2 in an unoccupied house on Fairview Lane. The fire was reported by a nearby resident. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and flames contained in a single bedroom. Firefighters did not say what started the blaze, but found no one in the house when they arrived.

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:


May 30

8:07 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported finding a safe in a ditch nearby, deputies suspected it was the safe from the Alcalde Post Office, which was burglarized April 3.

9:15 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a dead dog in the road.

10:19 a.m. A Star Lane caller reported a lot of people visiting a house were probably buying drugs.

10:47 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported plywood flying out of the back of a truck.

10:53 a.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported a man wearing a green shirt seemed suspicious.

11:16 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported having a package delivered but said the neighbor stole it.

11:22 a.m. A Chama caller reported some people were near an abandoned house.

11:23 a.m. A Valley Drive caller reported her parents were helping a homeless man but she wanted him to leave.

11:43 a.m. An Abiquiú caller reported a cow and a calf in the road.

1:18 p.m. A Clayton Homes caller reported one of the model homes were broken into and the people were still asleep inside.

5:17 p.m. A Food King security caller reported a man in the store had a gun but officers found that was not true.

7:56 p.m. A Calle del Alamo caller reported a drug dealer dropping off drugs to another drug dealer.

8:47 p.m. A Nolan Drive caller said someone was in the area looking for houses to break into and he would “take care of it himself,” if officers did not hurry.

9:04 p.m. A Chama caller requested help from law enforcement because her son had a mental disability and was suicidal.

Nailed it

May 31

9:37 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported someone standing outside.

9:42 a.m. A Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative employee asked an officer to accompany him to shut off the electricity at a house in Coyote, after the owner refused to allow him to access the property.

10:00 a.m. An Anytime Fitness caller reported a man in the area was stalking the business.

10:10 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported a dog chained to a tree.

10:28 a.m. A Food King caller reported a man had a knife.

11:00 a.m. A La Joya Street caller reported her son and daughter were using drugs and fighting.

11:45 a.m. A Murphy’s Express caller reported a customer was refusing to pay for his fuel.

12:20 p.m. A city of Española employee reported hitting a pole with his truck.

12:26 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported his neighbor put nails in his driveway to damage his tires.

2:04 p.m. A Calle Serrano caller reported his ex-girlfriend was at his house and would not leave.

2:06 p.m. A Dixon caller reported his neighbor was burning debris and the fire had crossed his property line.

3:35 p.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported that a man assaulted her.

4:54 p.m. A Medanales caller reported her sister-in-law intentionally crashed into her vehicle.

5:59 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported two people arguing at the car wash.

6:16 p.m. A State Road 76 caller reported a foul odor coming from a house, officers discovered a dead dog nearby.

10:36 p.m. A Calle Vigil caller reported people were breaking into houses and doing drugs.

11:19 p.m. A Chamita caller reported her ex-boyfriend was acting strange.

11:25 p.m. A Dixon caller reported seeing two people with flashlights behind the fire station.

Loose log

June 1

2:51 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported he was beat up and wanted help.

7:21 a.m. A Pinch-A-Penny Laundromat caller reported a man was bothering people inside the business.

8:04 a.m. A Hacienda Home Center caller reported a burglary.

8:15 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported her boyfriend stole her car.

8:23 a.m. A Calle de Amor caller reported his house was burglarized the previous week and there were men unloading a car with what appeared to be stolen items.

10:08 a.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported her husband’s truck was on fire.

11:18 a.m. A Dixon caller reported someone wrecked into his fence and damaged it.

11:59 a.m. A Chama caller reported a motorcycle crash.

12:11 p.m. A Valdez Park caller reported someone was smoking weed in the park.

12:43 p.m. An Anthony’s at the Delta caller reported an employee stole a computer and harassed the owner to Kenz Cuisine.

1:30 p.m. An Española Police Department walk-in person reported they gave a ride to some people and later learned those people had stolen beer from a gas station.

1:49 p.m. A Rancho Vista Street caller reported her son was hitting his brother.

2:09 p.m. A Calle Flores caller reported her ex-boyfriend stole her dog and was sending her harassing text messages.

2:40 p.m. A Chama caller reported his house was burglarized.

4:54 p.m. A Chamita caller reported her neighbors shot at her with a 9 mm handgun with an extra-long clip.

5:54 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported a burglary at his body shop.

8:46 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a log fell off another truck and hit her truck.

10:36 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a woman said someone attacked her in the area.

Seven years bad luck

June 2

12:29 a.m. A Sandy Lane caller reported someone burglarized his home and stole his shotgun.

1:55 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a man at her house tried to drown her in the bathtub.

4:04 a.m. A Calle Tecolote caller reported her father locked her out of the house because she went to a party.

4:44 a.m. An El Guique caller reported he was cold and asked for help.

11:06 a.m. A Pizza Hut caller reported two men in front of the business getting drunk.

12:00 p.m. An El Vado Lake caller reported finding some bones, but deputies determined they were not human.

12:20 p.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported a woman had her dog and refused to give it back.

3:02 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported someone stole her television.

3:25 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported his friend was bleeding from the hand because he got mad and punched several mirrors.

4:17 p.m. An Alcalde woman asked for help because she was suicidal.

5:26 p.m. A Jicarilla Apache Nation caller reported the home where a murder-suicide occurred in January had burned to the ground.

5:26 p.m. A Calle de Pajarito caller reported a woman outside yelling and cussing.

9:06 p.m. A North Prince Drive caller reported hearing two shots fired in the area.

9:42 p.m. A West Bond Street caller reported a man wearing a hoodie was walking in the area.

9:43 p.m. An El Llano Road caller reported she might be overdosing on prescription medication, but called back 10 minutes later and said she smoked a cigarette and felt better.

11:16 p.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported a man was drinking alcohol in the store.

Vicious pups

June 3

2:16 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported her ex-boyfriend was harassing her and threatening to have her raped.

3:35 a.m. A Calle del Sol caller reported “weird things sound like they are going on.”

8:13 a.m. A Cooks Mobile Home Park caller reported someone broke into her house but nothing of value was taken.

10:51 a.m. An El Rito caller reported some dogs and puppies were attacking his sheep.

6:46 p.m. A Tesuque Drive caller reported several tenants called him to report a man threatening to kill everyone.


June 4

4:29 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported someone burglarized his home earlier and were hiding in the bushes, he wanted to know if he could shoot them. Dispatchers said, “It is not a good idea to shoot them,” and advised him to call police.

9:19 a.m. A Chamisa Street caller reported she was trying to install anti-virus software on her computer, and it said she had been hacked. She asked for an officer to come see who was hacking her computer.

10:17 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her ex-husband was threatening to kill her.

11:48 a.m. A San Pedro Plaza caller reported “everyone” was harassing him “in this town.”

3:15 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported five dogs came into her yard and killed her dog.

Hot kitchen

June 5

1:26 a.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported she was barricaded in her house and that her son and his girlfriend were “doing something bad.”

1:24 p.m. A Calle Valdez caller reported her neighbor had a fire in his kitchen.

7:55 p.m. An El Rito caller reported his father was drunk and beating him up.

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