The Police Blotter is published to give readers a brief overview of criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. This is simply an illustration of what local, taxpayer-funded law enforcement has to deal with on a daily basis throughout the Española Valley.
Officers from the Spanish Police, Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Police, Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputies, or State Police responded to the following calls:
6:24 a.m. A Ford F250 reportedly caught fire on Manzanita Drive in Chama, after the battery exploded.
7:05 a.m. A caller from Ohkay Travel Center requested a wellness check on a passed out man in the middle of the parking lot.
1:38 p.m. A Kentucky Fried Chicken manager wanted to speak to an officer because other officers were telling his employees where to park.
1:43 p.m. A caller from Chimayó said a man had been jumped and it didn’t make much sense. He was taken to the emergency room and couldn’t decide if he wanted to press charges.
4:32 p.m. A caller from Private Drive 1414 in Chimayó reported that his son had threatened his other son.
4:35 p.m. Darrin’s Place correspondent said a man might have a warrant. The police ran their information and there was no warrant. The caller said she hoped he would be arrested on the warrant if he had one.
7:56 p.m. A caller from Walmart said a woman and three men were fighting outside the store entrance. The caller said the woman was chasing the men with a hammer.
8:02 p.m. A caller from El Rito reported hitting a deer on the way home. She said she needed a report for her insurance, but she didn’t want the deputies to come too late because she had to work in the morning.
8:28 p.m. A caller from Del Taco said people in a car were throwing eggs at businesses and cars along Riverside Drive. He said that if the police did nothing, he would take matters into his own hands.
10:12 p.m. A CVS caller reported a suspicious person walking back and forth. Police determined the man saw a bag on the ground and was interested in its contents, but he was now leaving.
11:55 p.m. A caller from Walmart said someone was stuck in the donation box. The police helped pull the woman out.
Pit bulls at daycare
1:56 a.m. A police officer arrested a man on North Railroad Avenue, who was carrying a piece of art with a mirror. He said he took it out of Walmart’s donation box.
7:25 a.m. A caller from Kreations Station daycare said two non-aggressive Pitbulls were hanging around the daycare and trying to get inside. The caller wanted an animal control officer to pick them up.
9:07 a.m. A caller from West Winesap Drive said someone broke into his van and threw change and other things everywhere.
11:03 a.m. A Hernandez caller reported a structural fire.
1:58 p.m. Caller said they were pushed by a stranger at Valdez Park.
2:11 p.m. A caller from County Road 41 in Velarde reported that there were “sex twerps” running in Velarde.
2:54 p.m. A caller from North Railroad Avenue said a man pointed a shotgun at her and stole her SUV, as she went to check her mail.
3:55 p.m. A Park and Ride caller on Paseo de Oñate reported a man shooting another man. A police officer said he was near the area and did not hear any gunshots.
4:20 p.m. One person died in a motorcycle accident on US Highway 84 and County Road 140 in Medanales.
7:49 p.m. A caller from Hunter Street said his friend did not want to leave.
8:44 p.m. A caller from Camino Cielo Grande said his daughter asked him to call the police because someone was knocking on his back door. Police determined that a stray dog was scratching at the door.
9:46 p.m. A Metro caller reported that seven people were inside the business, fighting and throwing eggs.
Extended to Allsup’s
6:59 a.m. A Calle Don Leandro caller said his car was broken into after he left the doors unlocked and someone stole a backpack with his wallet and computer inside. She also said someone tried to use one of her credit cards at Speedway and Allsup’s.
7:41 a.m. A Calle de la Paz caller reported that a dog had killed his sheep and the dog was still in the field.
8:44 a.m. A caller from Middle San Pedro Road said a car hit a pole last night and was then abandoned in a yard.
10:21 am A caller from Little John wanted to speak to an officer regarding an egg production incident that occurred at the business.
10:42 a.m. A caller from El Llano Road said they were clearing the ditch and found a Glock handgun.
11:31 a.m. A caller from Darrin’s Place said a customer was throwing objects at employees.
12:39 p.m. A caller from County Road 73 in Ojo Sarco reported someone was illegally dumping trash in his yard.
1:08 p.m. A caller from Del Norte Credit Union said someone broke into the storage shed and took lawnmowers, pressure washers and hedge trimmers.
2:57 p.m. A Food King caller reported that two people assaulted another person, saying he owed them $400.
3:46 p.m. A caller from National Route 76 in Chimayó said his house had been broken into and the front door had been damaged.
4:49 p.m. An Allsup caller reported that a man and two women, one of whom was “short and fat,” were watching her and following her out of the store. She jumped into her vehicle and drove off, but believed the man had a gun because of the way he was holding her hand. She didn’t really see any.
11:01 p.m. A caller from Española Hospital said a patient had just been discharged from the emergency room with an IV still in place.
no tear gas
5:04 a.m. A caller from South McCurdy Road said he had been beaten. He got aggressive with the dispatcher and hung up.
10:12 a.m. A caller from Hernandez reported that someone had overturned an SUV and was on the side of the freeway.
10:47 a.m. A caller from Española Mobile Homes said someone broke into one of the trailers and took something from the electrical box.
12:23 p.m. A caller from Northern New Mexico College reported that someone had duplicated a check and altered it for $1,400, then cashed it.
1:04 p.m. A Cricket Wireless caller reported that a man had entered the store and attempted to take the phones on display.
2:50 p.m. A caller from Walgreens said two women were fighting in the middle of the road.
4:01 p.m. A caller from Tierra Amarilla Clinic reported a man harassing them and knocking on doors. She said he was now banging his head against the windows.
4:42 p.m. A Title Max employee says a former chief executive made several questionable transactions, including loans to family members.
8:20 p.m. A caller from Santa Clara Apartments said someone had fired tear gas. Police determined that the security guard sprayed someone in the stairwell.
5:05 a.m. A caller from Fairview Lane let someone she knew from school stay at home and the woman walked away with a 60-inch television she could carry on her own. She said she was going to sell television because “it’s the new trend”.
10:23 a.m. A man said he drove a woman home after seeing her outside Insurance Del Norte. He said she was bruised and bleeding and looked like she had been beaten. He took her to a house on Bonecutter Lane, then she asked him for money, saying her boyfriend would beat her if she had no money.
1:49 p.m. A caller from Rock Christian Fellowship requested a wellness check on a man lying against the wall.
2:46 p.m. A caller from National Route 76 in Chimayó said a man was in his front yard, bleeding and asking for his son.
2:50 p.m. A caller from Gray Pheasant reported being dragged by a car.
2:53 p.m. A caller from County Road 86A in Chimayó said his 22-year-old nephew cut his hand on a broken window and was bleeding and passed out. She called back to say he was unconscious and foaming at the mouth. A deputy was trying to find the man because he left the appellant’s house on foot.
3:23 p.m. A caller from Private Drive 1330 in Spanish reported that Experian was texting him, saying someone was applying for loans under his name.
4:08 p.m. A caller from Brandy Lane said a man was punching and kicking. She said he broke into her brother’s house and threatened to stab her sister.
5:14 p.m. A caller from Starbucks reported that four people were hanging around the dumpster and when asked to leave, they began to insult employees and wave at them.
7:25 p.m. A caller from San Pedro Sonic said a man was outside bothering customers and demanding money.
9 p.m. A caller from Hernandez reported a drunk woman trying to leave the house and fighting with everyone.
9:56 p.m. A caller from County Road 137A in Alcalde said someone had just broken into his shed and was running down the road.
What’s in the bag?
02:32 An officer was reported to Ohkay Owingeh, to watch a person lying on the side of the road.
9.46am A reckless driver was reported at Fairview Lane and North McCurdy Road. The police arrested a man who was on probation.
10:22 a.m. A caller from La Mesilla said a car had been abandoned on his property and he wanted to make sure it hadn’t been stolen.
12:31 p.m. A caller from the Speedway said she believed there was a body bag on the side of the road and wanted it checked out. The police could not find a bag.
12:54 p.m. A caller from Starbucks reported a man begging in the drive-thru.
2:14 p.m. A caller from Homerun Pizza said there was a van parked in the parking lot and they had been there overnight.
2:44 a.m. A caller from Carr Lane reported a woman had been hit in the head with a rock and was in and out of consciousness.
3:44 a.m. A caller from Fairview Lane said a woman in a car was outside her house honking her horn nonstop.
8:32 a.m. A CVS caller said an excavator had been vandalized.
10:08 a.m. An abandoned trailer was reportedly on fire at Private Drive 1617 in Medanales.
11:19 a.m. A caller from Lowe’s Home Improvement said two men walked out with more than $400 wire transfer.
12:31 p.m. A caller from Vista del Rio Apartments asked for courtesy rounds because someone was leaving needles in the hallway.
12:54 p.m. A caller from Lowdermilk Lane said someone was dancing in the middle of the road and they weren’t sure if he was drunk or on to something.
5:58 p.m. A caller from North McCurdy Road reported appliances and tools were taken from the back porch.
8:45 p.m. A caller from Private Drive 1066 in Alcalde reported a 31-year-old man cut his throat with a knife and was bleeding.
10:23 p.m. A caller from North Calle de Amor said people in a house downstairs were fighting and there was a lot of activity at the end of the road. The caller asked them to stop and they insulted her.