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:
12:09 a.m. A County Road 1 caller said she wanted to report a drug dealer who was in the area.
12:23 a.m. A Santa Clara Apartments caller said people in a green van were having sex.
10:41 a.m. A County Road 2 caller said she saw a woman in a white van, shooting up in her leg, and the woman’s children were crying in the vehicle.
12:25 p.m. A Wendy’s caller said a family was in the median, sitting on lawn chairs, with a sign, holding up traffic.
2:32 p.m. A Valdez Park caller said she was jumped.
3:02 p.m. A State Road 503 in Chimayó caller said a man was beating up her daughter.
3:21 p.m. A County Road 92 in Chimayó caller said he shot a dog with a pellet gun because it chases him every morning.
8:07 p.m. A County Road 51 in Velarde caller said someone broke into his house and stole jewelry boxes and a TV.
8:59 p.m. A State Road 399 in La Mesilla caller said her partner was not letting her leave the house with her dog. The man then called 911 to say deputies were threatening to kill him, and he then barricaded himself in his house. Deputies were able to get the man to come out of the house and talk to them.
9:05 p.m. A Pheasant Lane caller said someone was trying to get into his house with a screwdriver.
10:14 p.m. A Chili’s caller said a female patron went in, picked up an order and tipped the waiter with marijuana, who then gave it to the manager and the manager wanted an officer to respond.
10:24 p.m. A Bonecutter Lane caller said her friend was hitting his dog, so she asked him to leave.
11:41 p.m. A McDonald’s caller said a man, with a pistol in his belt, wearing a trench coat, was in the bathroom for a long time and had sliced himself on the bathroom door.
1 a.m. A Vista Del Rio Apartments caller said the neighbors above her were fighting.
10:27 a.m. A Calle Don Pedro caller said his irresponsible neighbor let her puppy get into his yard.
10:46 a.m. An East Paseo de Oñate caller said a woman was yelling inside of her parked van.
5:26 p.m. A State Road 76 in Chimayó caller said his house, car and garage were burglarized.
5:50 p.m. A County Road 59 in Velarde caller said three girls wanted to fight her daughter and they followed her.
6:31 p.m. A State Road 215 in El Rito caller said her sister’s house was broken into.
10:35 p.m. A County Road 18 caller said the neighborhood dogs were out, barking, and they had killed some chickens.
11:36 p.m. A North Yucca Street in Ohkay Owingeh caller said her husband and son-in-law were intoxicated and causing problems.
Early morning roller blading
1:18 a.m. A Valdez Park caller said she could hear noises coming from the park. An officer found it was a man and a woman, roller blading. He told them to leave.
1:33 a.m. A State Road 215 caller said she wanted deputies to remove her daughter and the girl’s boyfriend from the house. When dispatchers were able to call her back, the 16-year-old daughter said that her mother gets upset with her boyfriends and beats her siblings.
7:44 a.m. A Pine Avenue in Chama caller said she wanted State Police to come out to her house because her drunk son was harassing her.
10:21 a.m. A man walked into the Española Police Department to report he was being harassed by his soon-to-be-ex-wife.
11:13 a.m. A Motel 6 caller said a customer was threatening him. Tribal police escorted the man off the premises because he was a Nambé tribal member.
11:22 a.m. A County Road 129 in Hernandez caller said a woman on whom he has a restraining order, was blocking his driveway. The woman then called and said the man was blocking her in. Deputies found they were blocking each other.
12:09 p.m. A Bellas Lane caller said his son took money from his wallet and he wanted the son removed from his house.
2:04 p.m. A Calle Don Ignacio caller said a former tenant broke into a house she owns.
4:08 p.m. A Calle Don Ignacio caller said a man in a blue truck broke into his house.
Taco Bell throw-down
7 a.m. A South Paseo de Oñate caller said a woman was getting out of hand.
7:27 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said a work truck’s windshield was broken. Officers found beer bottles were used to break the windshield.
9:06 a.m. A Lower San Pedro Road caller said he saw a 16-year-old walking toward the community center with a hand gun.
10:11 a.m. A McCracken Lane caller said her boyfriend stole her car, then brought it back, but she still wanted to press charges against him.
12:32 p.m. A State Road 215 caller in El Rito said her juvenile sons burglarized her house.
2:25 p.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said three people were fist-fighting in the Taco Bell parking lot.
6:29 p.m. A State Road 233 in Medanales caller said she was just attacked by her sister and brother.
6:59 p.m. A Valdez Park caller said four men and a woman were drunk near the “kiddy section.”
7:03 p.m. A State Road 68 in Alcalde caller said a woman was located behind her yard and when asked what she was doing, she said she was looking for her boyfriend.
9:21 p.m. A Calle Bonita caller said he was trying to leave and his girlfriend was throwing things at him and not letting him leave.
10:13 p.m. A County Road 58 caller said her son parked her 2004 Jeep at the Dreamcatcher Theater and when he went back for it, it was gone.
10:18 p.m. A County Road 402 caller said her 18-year-old daughter got home and found a letter and cell phone on her bed from her ex-boyfriend. She said the daughter’s ex-boyfriend and his family are stalking the daughter and broke into the house.
What’s in the box?
12:03 a.m. A State Road 68 caller said a woman was walking on the road with a hospital band on her wrist.
1:55 a.m. A Roadrunner Drive in Ohkay Owingeh caller said a woman was trying to break into her house through a window. Officers found the woman wasn’t actually trying to break into the house and it was a verbal confrontation.
3:08 p.m. A Private Drive in Velarde caller said her niece and the niece’s live-in boyfriend were destroying the house and the boyfriend was saying that someone took his drugs.
3:41 a.m. A Santo Niño Lane caller said someone was on the road, trying to pull a box.
6:39 a.m. A JGN Lane caller said she is getting harassed by her ex-boyfriend. She was told to get a restraining order.
7:35 a.m. A Calle Don Leandro caller said someone ransacked the inside of his truck, but did not take anything.
8:14 a.m. A Calle Serrano caller said someone stole his grandfather’s pistol.
8:48 a.m. A South McCurdy Road caller said her niece was at her house, asking her grandfather for money and the niece has a drug problem.
10:15 a.m. A North Riverside Drive caller said several storage units were broken into.
11:32 a.m. An Española caller said a man was impersonating a U.S. Postal Service employee, which is a criminal offense. She said she works as an attorney in Chama and wanted to report the man.
2:49 p.m. A Fairview Lane caller said her ex-boyfriend made a key to her house, came in and stole clothing, a computer and her wallet.
Troubles with adult children
9:09 a.m. A County Road 57 caller reported that a woman said her house had been broken into.
10:13 a.m. A State Road 76 caller said her son and his girlfriend were fighting and she wanted an officer to check on them.
12:11 p.m. A State Road 215 caller in El Rito said her children burglarized the neighbor’s house.
12:45 p.m. A Calle Vigil caller said she has three vacant properties and squatters were in all of them.
3:17 p.m. A South Riverside Drive caller said he was chased from the hospital.
3:47 p.m. A County Road 140-A caller in Medanales said someone broke into his house.
8:15 p.m. A Pheasant Lane caller said someone was trying to get into his house through the back door.
9:02 p.m. A Private Drive in Alcalde caller said her sister called her to say their brother was having trouble with his son, 31, who was strung out on heroin.
Woman needs her pills
7:35 a.m. A State Road 111 in La Madera caller said someone stole a portable traffic light from a construction site.
10:07 a.m. An Ohkay Casino caller said a woman left her 2-year-old and 7-month-old children alone in a hotel room while she gambled for two hours. The woman was arrested on a warrant.
11:46 a.m. A Walgreens caller said a woman was trying to pry her medication from the electric dispensary machine with her keys. She said the electricity was out and the woman refused to stop.
1:30 p.m. A North McCurdy Road caller said two all-terrain vehicles were stolen from her. She said she had a deal with a contractor, to give him the vehicles when the work was completed, but he went to her house while she wasn’t home, searched for the keys and took the vehicles.
5:32 p.m. A County Road 93-A caller in Chimayó said his son stole his car.