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Thomas Cata, 19, of Santa Fe, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving after he allegedly crashed his girlfriend’s red Toyota Camry into a vehicle at the intersection of Valley Drive and Riverside Drive. Cata allegedly left the area on foot leaving one of his shoes behind. He was later found near the Ohkay Owingeh Lakes, wearing only one shoe, a criminal complaint filed by Española Police Department Sgt. Cody Martinez states.

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:

Tree man

June 6

5:01 a.m. An Anytime Fitness caller reported a man sleeping outside.

9:17 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a man walking around with two sticks, hiding in the trees.

10:03 a.m. A La Mesilla caller reported his truck was stolen while he was on vacation.

10:29 a.m. A Velarde caller reported someone playing loud music.

12:04 p.m. An Ohkay Eagle Mart caller reported a man stole two cartons of cigarettes.

1:19 p.m. An El Rey Liquor caller reported a man threatened a store employee with a knife.

3:58 p.m. A Paseo de Paulina caller reported a man threw rocks at her house.

6:38 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported two men stole 10 bottles of liquor.

6:47 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller reported two people looking into windows.

7:38 p.m. A Camino del Sol caller reported a man hitting people with a crowbar.

10:12 p.m. A Sandia Drive caller reported a woman walking in the middle of the road.

11:27 p.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a woman left the hospital against medical advice.

11:31 p.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her son was punching walls.

Purse pile

June 7

2:17 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported a man hit him in the face.

3:28 a.m. A Medanales caller reported eight boys threatening his son.

7:27 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man broke a clock and was trying to stab himself with a piece of plastic.

8:58 a.m. A Calle Rivera caller reported a pile of purses across the street.

9:24 a.m. A Gil’s Rental caller reported all six tires were stolen from a U-Haul truck and it was left on blocks.

9:41 a.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a dog bit a boy.

10:24 a.m. A Guachupangue caller reported her stolen vehicle was returned.

10:39 a.m. An El Rito caller reported a car was parked in her driveway when she returned home the night before.

11:11 a.m. A Calle Milagro caller reported a man was bleeding from the head.

11:30 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported a suspicious man sitting on her porch.

11:35 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported that a tenant had not paid rent for two months.

2:39 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported his ex-wife was threatening to revoke his visitation with his child.

2:53 p.m. A Pinch-a-Penny Laundromat caller reported a man was sleeping in his car in the parking lot.

3:32 p.m. An Italian Infusion caller asked police to go with her to pick up her paycheck because her boss was threatening her.

4:07 p.m. A Jicarilla Apache Nation caller reported her daughter was throwing rocks at her car.

5:02 p.m. A Calle Loma caller reported her neighbors were using buckets as toilets and then dumping them in her yard.

5:39 p.m. A Milagro Village Mobile Home Park caller reported people were being disorderly after they were served an eviction notice.

6:07 p.m. A Walgreen’s caller reported her sister accused her of stealing drugs and money and hit her in the face.

7:11 p.m. A Dairy Queen caller reported a woman yelled and threw coke at her.

8:15 p.m. A Sandy Lane caller reported a man with no shirt stumbling all over.

9:17 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported her boyfriend hit her.

9:50 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported a woman and her sons were beating him up.

Honk if you’re angry

June 8

1:29 a.m. An East Roman Drive caller reported there was loud music in the area, but officers did not hear anything.

3:39 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported someone drove by and shot at his house and hit his vehicles.

7:52 a.m. An Allsup’s caller reported a man stole a 30-pack of beer.

9:36 a.m. A Carr Lane caller reported someone jaywalking.

11:01 a.m. A Chimayó caller reported her neighbor blocked her driveway and said it was an ongoing issue.

12:47 p.m. A Habitat for Humanity caller reported a man beating up a woman in a car.

4:44 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported a man said he was going to break into her house and hurt her.

5:37 p.m. A North Orchard Lane caller reported a man punched a woman in the head.

8:05 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported it sounded like someone was being murdered.

Lover’s lane

June 9

3:15 a.m. A Jiron Lane caller reported her ex-boyfriend was banging on her window and she wanted him to leave.

10:16 a.m. A Calle sin Nombre caller reported her neighbors were “burning a huge mountain of sticks and weeds.”

12:18 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported she hit a light pole in front of her house while trying to swat a bee out of her truck.

6:06 p.m. An Ohkay Owingeh caller reported a dog bit her son.

6:29 p.m. A Camino Arbolera caller reported his neighbor was threatening his son with jail time.

8:59 p.m. A North McCurdy Road caller reported a vehicle parked in the little bosque. Officers said the couple had gone back there to “you know.”

Dog thief

June 10

1:28 a.m. A Medanales caller reported her husband was sleepwalking and she did not know how to handle it, she asked for someone specialized in sleepwalking. Deputies reported later the man had gone back to bed.

7:55 a.m. A Rio Chama Chevron caller reported a man hitting a woman in a car.

12:23 p.m. A Tierra Amarilla caller reported a man just released from jail was looking into the old school buildings. Deputies determined he was waiting for a ride but told him to keep moving.

1:00 p.m. A Lopez Lane caller reported her dog liked to step on the phone and accidentally called 911.

1:35 p.m. An Old Hospital Road caller reported her son was banging his head on the floor.

4:02 p.m. A La Mesilla caller reported her ex-husband was intoxicated and violating the restraining order.

5:56 p.m. A Hernandez caller reported her husband was holding her hostage.

10:40 p.m. A Vista del Rio Apartments caller reported a man hit him in the face and stole his friend’s dog.

Music for the birds

June 11

1:52 a.m. A Cañada Court caller reported a man was beating up his girlfriend and trying to take her money.

5:31 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man and woman were fighting in the parking lot.

9:06 a.m. An Ojo Caliente caller reported her sister threatened to kill her.

2:04 p.m. A South McCurdy Road caller reported finding a friendly gray pitbull puppy in her yard and asked animal control to pick it up.

3:22 p.m. An Española Police Department walk-in person reported his license plate had been stolen and he was receiving fines and fees from Michigan.

3:45 p.m. A Velarde caller from earlier reported his neighbor was still playing loud music to “scare birds from his tree,” and had threatened nearby neighbors.

5:20 p.m. A La Joya Street caller reported people using drugs in a car with a child, but officers searched the vehicle and determined there were no drugs present.

5:36 p.m. An Abiquiú caller reported his children had been kidnapped, but then hung up and refused to talk to dispatchers.

Be nice to sellers

June 12

3:30 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller reported a customer had an “incest bite” and requested an ambulance.

10:57 a.m. An Española Hospital caller reported a man brought two women to the hospital and threatened to assault them while there.

1:34 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller reported a woman was selling the newspaper.

2:43 p.m. An East Bond Street caller reported two cars parked in the area using drugs. Officers determined the vehicles were parked there while the owners attended a class at the parish hall.

4:28 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller reported someone threw a soda can at him while he was selling the paper.

8:39 p.m. A Calle don Diego caller reported he was assaulted by two men, but officers found no sign of an attack.

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