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Police Blotter: Officer Told to Enforce Nonexistent Ordinance

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Blotter photo fight at park ends in arrest

Española Fire Department Firefighter Ron Padilla wiped the face of a suspect after someone reported an altercation between a man and woman May 22 at Valdez Park.

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:

Stolen tips

May 16

4:56 a.m. A Calle Armada caller reported hearing a dog whimpering nearby sounded like it was dying.

8:45 a.m. A Calle Chavez caller reported someone looking into vehicles near Valley Collision.

9:22 a.m. A Coyote caller reported someone stole her neighbor’s truck, but by the time deputies arrived, the truck had been returned. The owner said he had not given anyone permission to borrow it, but did not want to press charges.

10:44 a.m. A Calle Serrano caller requested officers remove his ex-girlfriend from the residence.

12:02 p.m. A Calle Duran caller reported someone loading bags of drugs in a truck.

1:56 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a man hit a car window.

2:01 p.m. A McCurdy School caller requested police help with a civil standby regarding a court custody order. The Española Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office refused to go.

2:02 p.m. A Carr Lane caller reported three men fighting in the area.

3:05 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported two people stole his cell phone.

3:31 p.m. A Velarde caller reported a man lost control of his truck when he suffered a stroke while driving.

3:39 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller reported a “big dead raccoon” near the school.

5:59 p.m. A Camino Miramontes caller reported a man was hitting his parents.

6:52 p.m. A Tortas Rainbow caller reported a man walked into the business and stole the tip jar.

9:10 p.m. A Velarde caller reported her cousin was intoxicated and causing a disturbance.

11:20 p.m. A South Calle don Leandro caller reported there was arguing “all night” at a house, but was now quiet. He wanted officers to check it out.

Daycare drug deals

May 17

7:20 a.m. A Medanales caller reported red pickup in her driveway that did not belong to her.

9:00 a.m. An Old Hospital Road caller reported his home security system alerted him to motion inside his home, but he didn’t see anyone on the security camera.

10:37 a.m. A Little Warrior’s Daycare caller reported an upstairs tenant was selling drugs in the parking lot. The caller said “they can’t have this going on there in the parking lot of the daycare.”

10:41 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller said “some lady” got into an argument with him the day before.

10:48 a.m. An Española Water Department employee reported someone backed into a city vehicle on Camino Carlos.

11:53 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a pickup seemed suspicious because it drove by twice.

12:08 p.m. A West Jonathan Drive caller reported another man hit him in the face.

12:24 p.m. A Juvenile Probation Officer requested police arrest two juveniles at their office with new warrants.

12:28 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a dump truck smashed their gate.

1:05 p.m. A Cook’s Mobile Home Park caller reported a man she did not know was in her yard harassing her.

1:18 p.m. A Dandy Burger caller reported people in the area going around and doing drugs.

1:24 p.m. An Española Valley High School caller reported a rattle snake in front of the main building.

2:26 p.m. A McCurdy School caller reported four students involved in an altercation.

2:40 p.m. A Hunter Street caller reported her son and his girlfriend came to her office and they were fighting.

3:11 p.m. A Calle del Rio caller reported his neighbor tried to punch him in the face.

3:20 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller reported someone stole copper wiring from a building.

Trespassers will

May 18

12:53 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man injecting heroin in a restroom.

8:34 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported finding a goat in her yard that was not hers.

9:43 a.m. A State Road 106 caller reported her daughter left a house in La Mesilla and was driving drunk.

11:33 a.m. A Dixon caller reported the driver of a gray Toyota Tundra was swerving all over the road.

11:49 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported someone broke into her aunt’s house.

12:07 p.m. An El Llano Road caller reported a burglary.

1:01 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported he had trapped a horse on his property that had been running around the area for the past couple days.

1:03 p.m. A North McCurdy Road caller reported a man in a hoodie was talking about a car on his phone and was likely a car thief.

1:28 p.m. An Espinoza Lane caller reported her sister-in-law drank a pint of vodka and likely did cocaine.

1:36 p.m. A Zuni Lane caller reported a man and woman were “caught in her yard,” and then ran away.

2:06 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported two people in a house where they did not belong.

2:16 p.m. A South McCurdy Road caller reported a group of men waving guns and trying to shoot each other, but an officer in the area at the time said no one was in the area that matched the description.

3:05 p.m. A South Calle de Amor caller reported someone burglarized a shed.

4:42 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported someone tried to threaten him.

5:40 p.m. A Triple S caller reported a drunk person in the area.

6:19 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported seeing a drug deal in progress.

6:31 p.m. A Lindrith caller reported someone shot his “No Trespassing” signs.

7:10 p.m. An East Calle Celestino caller reported hearing six gunshots.

8:25 p.m. A Rincon de Estrella caller reported some guys were fighting with her son.

11:11 p.m. A Taco Bell caller reported a man wearing a “Romero for Sheriff” shirt was asking people to buy him food.

11:20 p.m. A Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy reported finding the Family Dollar in Medanales was burglarized.

Cane fencing

May 19

1:23 a.m. A Hindi Lane caller reported someone was yelling in the area.

1:28 a.m. A Vista de Corral caller reported some women yelling and acting “boliderate.”

2:41 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported he was jumped.

3:01 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller requested officers remove a man from her home.

4:35 a.m. A Roadway Inn caller reported someone was after him, but officers determined he was intoxicated.

7:40 a.m. A Family Dollar in Abiquiú caller reported seeing someone inside the closed store. Deputies determined it was the manager who had to stay there over night to guard the store following a prior burglary.

9:57 a.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller requested officers come pick him up and return him to Albuqueruque where he was listed as a runaway.

10:50 a.m. A Hindi Lane caller reported a woman hit his mother and had active warrants.

11:57 a.m. A Velarde caller reported a young girl walking down the road asking people for rides.

12:45 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported two people driving around in a truck “visibly smoking marijuana.”

2:04 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported she was lost after going for a walk.

3:10 p.m. A South Orchard Lane caller reported he was assaulted by his girlfriend’s son.

3:22 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported her intoxicated son was suicidal.

3:50 p.m. An Ohkay Travel Center caller reported a fight in progress and said they were using a cane to hit each other.

6:48 p.m. A Velarde caller reported people coming to his house were unwelcome.

8:57 p.m. An El Paragua caller reported three men in a car with a gun.

Panhandling again

May 20

1:01 a.m. A North Monterey Lane caller reported hearing gunshots in the area.

1:08 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported a lot of suspicious activity in the hallway.

2:04 a.m. A DeVargas Funeral Home caller reported a woman was filming in the area.

5:07 a.m. A Camino Cielo Grande caller reported someone scratched his car.

6:34 a.m. A Calle del Rio caller reported someone drove down the street with a motorcycle.

7:02 a.m. An East Shadowwood Lane caller reported his guns, keys, and a radar detector were stolen from his pickup.

8:51 a.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported her neighbors were harassing her.

8:59 a.m. A Calle del Sol caller requested officers remove her daughter’s boyfriend from the residence.

9:32 a.m. A Medanales caller reported she was looking out her door and a woman on a motorcycle flipped her off.

11:00 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a car was parked outside.

11:10 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported her ex-boyfriend was at her house harassing her.

11:28 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her son tried to run over her.

11:48 a.m. An Española Police officer reported that Lt. Richard Trujillo ordered him to locate a panhandler called into dispatch. The officer located the man, and told him to be careful, he also said he advised him “we’re not enforcing panhandling at this time.”

1:00 p.m. A Center Market caller reported a man with a white bandana looked suspicious.

2:31 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported a lot of dogs on a property and said they were mistreated.

2:47 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported his landlord threatened to kill him.

4:29 p.m. A Calle del Rio caller requested officers remove his son from the house.

5:32 p.m. A Camino de Roberto caller reported her neighbors were sexually harassing her daughter.

5:36 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported his girlfriend came home with an “attitude” that led to an altercation.

5:57 p.m. A Dixon caller reported three men fighting with knives.

No doghouse

May 21

12:40 a.m. A McDonald’s caller reported someone picked her up from her baby daddy’s house because she needed a ride home.

1:56 a.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported someone knocking at his door.

8:03 a.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported a car went around a bus when children were getting on.

8:26 a.m. A Mesa Vista High School caller reported a student threatened a teacher.

9:01 a.m. A Tesuque Drive caller requested officers stand by while she made a man working on her house fix something and gather his things. She said she was afraid things would get violent.

9:05 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man broke into a house wearing red sweatpants.

9:05 a.m. A Calle Duran caller reported a small dog did not have a house.

10:06 a.m. A Calle Don Rancho resident reported someone broke into her vehicle and took $1,000 worth of items.

10:16 a.m. A Josephina Way caller reported a boy showed up at his door asking to be taken to the homeless shelter.

12:09 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported her uncle stole a vehicle from her grandparent’s house.

12:43 p.m. A Camino Santa Cruz caller reported a bunch of people walking around.

4:28 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a neighbor was outside removing the fence between their properties.

5:03 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported an employee’s car was hit in the parking lot.

6:09 p.m. A Carr Lane caller reported a purse in the middle of the street.

7:34 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a woman was knocking on the door.

Tequila heist

May 22

12:21 a.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported her ex-boyfriend was at her house and would not leave.

3:33 a.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported a big party going on with loud music and “minors involved.”

3:42 a.m. An Esparza Lane caller reported an unexpected vehicle in her driveway. Officers determined it was a designated driver trying to get people home.

5:06 a.m. An East Jiron Street caller reported someone threatened him with a gun, but an officer determined the man was hallucinating. They gave him a ride to Wal-Mart so he could “feel safe.”

6:06 a.m. A San Pedro Shell caller reported an officer gave him a ride there, but he did not feel safe. Officers reported the man was hallucinating.

7:09 a.m. A Santa Clara Drive caller reported a person was calling a state legislator in Texas and harassing them.

8:36 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported a dark blue car ran off the road.

9:36 a.m. A Lowe’s Home Improvement caller reported tools were stolen from his truck.

10:10 a.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported a woman walking around the parking lot might have sold her son some drugs.

11:09 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported her alarm was going off.

12:51 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported his wife hit him and he recorded it.

12:55 p.m. An Alcalde caller at the same address reported she filed for divorce and her husband was refusing to allow her to pick up her belongings.

5:02 p.m. A Las Lomas Apartment caller reported a couple doing drugs in the laundry room.

6:23 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported people kept coming in to steal tequila. They said seven or eight bottles had been stolen so far and “different people keep coming in.”

6:32 p.m. A Taco Bell caller reported a woman drug a small child into the restroom and he was crying.

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