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Police Blotter: Stray Cats Send Chama Man to Hospital

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blotter 5-16-19

Española Police Department Officer Summer Mirabal broke a car window May 10 to help a driver who suffered a medical issue that resulted in a crash. The driver was unable to unlock the doors and officers had to act quickly.

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:

Thin man

May 2

8:07 a.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported her purse was stolen from her car during the night.

12:11 p.m. A Calle Josefita caller reported her goat was missing.

1:00 p.m. A Chacoma Lane caller reported a goat was trapped inside his garage and he wanted animal control to pick it up.

1:42 p.m. A Giant on North Riverside Drive caller reported a man was there making threats and they wanted him to leave.

3:51 p.m. A Santa Clara Pueblo caller reported her mother was keeping her benefit checks from her.

4:34 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller wanted officers to remove a man standing outside of his window threatening him.

4:41 p.m. A Coyote caller reported two cows were in the road.

5:26 p.m. A Medanales caller reported he was beat up by another man.

5:41 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported someone tried to break into her house and there was blood on the walls.

9:50 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported a tall skinny man was yelling and cussing.

Hat in pajamas

May 3

12:47 a.m. A Las Lomas Apartment caller reported a gang or group of young men talking to each other.

6:26 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported a “little old man walking with a bag and a cowboy hat wearing pajamas.”

9:01 a.m. A Gobernador Camp caller reported losing a pistol off the back of an ATV over the weekend.

10:04 a.m. A State Road 76 caller reported his neighbor was always causing problems.

1:26 p.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported his neighbors were dumping their camping trailer sewage into his septic.

1:37 p.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported a dumpster was smoking.

2:15 p.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported finding a computer at the Park and Ride.

2:45 p.m. A Subway on North Riverside Drive caller reported someone was asleep in the lobby.

4:29 p.m. A Burger King caller reported a woman outside the business was yelling and harassing employees.

5:31 p.m. A Medanales caller reported his son was at his house and had active warrants.

9:23 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a man and woman fighting in a gold SUV.

10:02 p.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported a lot of drug activity and said when dispatchers called officers over the radio the people “scatter” and then come back after officers leave.

10:07 p.m. A Vista de Corral caller reported she was drunk and needed a ride home.

10:09 p.m. A Calle Senaida caller reported her father was trying to kill her.

11:03 p.m. An Arroyo Seco caller reported he ran away from Santa Fe and had nowhere to go. He wanted to turn himself in.

Hammer time

May 4

12:34 a.m. An Alcalde caller reported a car parked at the post office was running but had its lights off.

1:46 a.m. An Avenida Cañada caller reported someone trying to break into his house, but officers determined it was just people walking around the area.

1:52 a.m. A Chimayó Post Office caller reported two men flagged him down saying they had been in an accident.

2:12 a.m. A La Joya Street caller reported her neighbor had his truck’s lights on and they were shining into her window.

2:34 a.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported a man was climbing into a hatchback car.

4:17 a.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller reported a teenage boy shot a window with a BB gun and it shattered.

5:06 a.m. A Navajo Dam Campground caller reported he took his friend’s gun away to prevent him from committing suicide.

12:19 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported someone was trying to steal their air conditioning units.

12:31 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a woman with a suspended license was driving very drunk.

2:05 p.m. An El Rito caller reported a man in a wheelchair fell out of the wheelchair and asked for a ride to the hospital, but the caller refused because the man seemed intoxicated.

2:43 p.m. A North Monterey Lane caller reported a severely intoxicated man was throwing hammers and other items.

3:52 p.m. A Calle Redonda caller reported suspicious people in an abandoned house.

5:06 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported his nephew was driving with a suspended license.

5:13 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a trespassing woman was crazy and yelling.

5:26 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man in a black muscle shirt passed out in his driveway.

6:15 p.m. A Sacred Heart Church caller reported a woman lying down might need assistance, officers determined she was praying for her daughter.

Wet Bandits

May 5

12:33 a.m. A Santa Clara Drive caller reported a house party with underage drinking in the area.

5:43 a.m. A Chimayó caller requested officers remove his nephew from the house.

8:11 a.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported a suspicious person walking in the area.

12:55 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man driving a pickup toward Española was drunk.

1:10 p.m. A Hindi Lane caller reported loud music in the area.

1:23 p.m. A Chama caller reported hearing approximately 20 shots fired in the area.

1:35 p.m. A Lucero Center caller reported a family was having a party at the park without a permit.

2:01 p.m. A Santa Claran Casino caller reported a woman in the restroom was unconscious.

3:03 p.m. A Holy Cross Church caller reported a boy attacked her son.

3:37 p.m. An Allsup’s caller reported two people used foul language with her.

4:23 p.m. An El Caballo Quino Drive caller reported someone stole two televisions and left the water running during the burglary so the house was full of water.

4:46 p.m. A Medanales caller reported kids “driving up and down the road on ATVs making a lot of noise” and wanted an officer to talk to them about safety.

7:34 p.m. An East Calle Celestino caller reported a man threatened him with a gun.

7:43 p.m. Another East Calle Celestino caller reported his neighbors were outside making noise.

7:48 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported another man was threatening to hit him.

Cat fight

May 6

12:04 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported she could hear the neighbors arguing.

12:11 a.m. A Rincon de Estrella caller reported her neighbors were arguing and it sounded like one of them was pushed into a wall.

12:48 a.m. A South Riverside Drive caller reported a man and woman yelling and screaming with each other.

1:36 a.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller reported a woman lying face down in the ditch.

1:57 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported her daughter was on drugs.

5:47 a.m. A Ghost Ranch caller reported two people who had rented a room left their identification behind. He said he had concerns about their mental status.

7:04 a.m. An El Llano Road caller reported a gas leak.

8:37 a.m. An East Montana Vista Street caller reported her car was burglarized during the night.

8:56 a.m. A Santa Clara Drive caller requested animal control to take her dog to the vet.

9:53 a.m. A North Paseo de Oñate caller reported two people passed out at a gas pump.

10:56 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported trash falling from the back of a truck.

11:07 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported two people broke into a maintenance room.

11:16 a.m. A Camino Rio Vista caller reported someone stole a cellphone from his vehicle.

11:28 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported a man under the influence of drugs hit her in the face.

2:00 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported a neighbor was blocking his driveway as a form of harassment.

2:16 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported she saw a man holding an unknown object under his arm.

2:54 p.m. A Chama caller reported he was mowing his lawn and a rock flew up and shattered a passerby’s window.

2:57 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a truck was on fire.

3:17 p.m. An Alcalde caller reported a large dog that had ticks kept coming into her yard.

5:56 p.m. A Las Lomas Apartments caller reported his ex-girlfriend took his cat and he wanted it back.

7:11 p.m. A Chamita caller reported some people staying at her house had trashed it; she wanted officers to remove them.

8:49 p.m. A Corlett Road caller reported his brother got into a fight with their mom’s boyfriend.

11:33 p.m. A Dixon caller reported his niece was drunk, cussing, being violent and throwing things around inside the house.

Cockroach issue

May 7

12:02 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported two men were yelling at her aunt.

12:21 a.m. Officers conducted a welfare check at a Santa Clara Apartments after hearing children crying and a woman yelling; they found out the family was dealing with a cockroach issue.

3:56 a.m. A Calle Cielito Lindo caller reported hearing dogs barking in the area.

7:30 a.m. A New Mexico Treatment Services caller reported being hit by a taxi.

8:17 a.m. A Desert Vista Drive caller reported their vehicle was broken into during the night.

9:12 a.m. An Esparza Lane caller requested extra patrols in the area.

9:32 a.m. An Ash Loop caller reported someone was stripping copper from a home.

11:39 a.m. A Chama caller reported a bunch of stray cats knocked her husband down and she had to take him to the hospital.

12:45 p.m. A Chimayó caller reported his neighbor had a big white dog that was left alone.

2:57 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported her nephew hit her on the head with his fist.

4:12 p.m. A Wal-Mart caller reported being assaulted by a store greeter.

5:01 p.m. A South Monterey Lane caller reported a woman was knocking on doors asking for help.

6:49 p.m. A Murphy’s Express caller reported a man’s pants kept falling off while he was putting gas in the car.

9:51 p.m. A Medanales caller reported he was going blind after falling in a ditch and hitting his head.

Noisy bullets

May 8

12:22 a.m. An Anytime Fitness caller reported a man got upset and said she could not tell him what to do.

8:42 a.m. A Chamita caller reported a horse loose in the road.

10:44 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller reported someone broke into his apartment with a crow-bar.

11:27 a.m. A West Jonathan Drive caller reported a girl passed out in a car with children sitting on the ground outside it.

11:51 a.m. A Truchas caller reported a woman was calling her mom names and being verbally abusive.

2:33 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a dump truck was tailgating and speeding past him.

4:52 p.m. A Middle San Pedro Road caller reported two men fighting in a gray car.

5:45 p.m. A Velarde caller reported a man in a red Dodge pickup threatened him with a gun during a road rage incident.

6:50 p.m. A North Railroad Avenue caller reported being bitten by a German Shepard.

9:47 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported hearing a bunch of “bullets” in the area.

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