The Police Notebook is published to give readers a brief overview of criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It just goes to show what taxpayer-funded local law enforcement has to deal with every day throughout the Española Valley.
Española Police, Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Police, Rio Arriba County Sheriff or State Police responded to the following calls:
Go for a spin at Lowe’s
At 2:30 a.m., an Española city police officer conducted a courtesy round in the Las Lomas apartment area after hearing gunfire.
12:17 pm A caller said several people had parked illegally and blocked the driveway at Cook Mobile Home Park.
Callers at 44A A County Road 44A in Alcalde at 12:48 a.m. reported a man taking drugs and destroying homes.
At 11:46 a.m., a caller to a dollar tree in Española asked for a welfare check on a man leaning against the building.
At 12:24 p.m., a caller from the shoe department reported a barefooted person lying nearby, breathing shallowly.
At 2:29 p.m., the caller called 911 and said no one would help him, then hung up.
At 2:31 p.m., a Walmart caller reported that a man in a truck had shot at a homeless man.
At 5:11pm, a caller from Carr Lane said he heard five shots.
Callers in East Calle Celestino at 5:42 p.m. reported that a man was assaulting a woman. Dispatchers can hear a man screaming in the background, saying “I’m going to strangle you.”
At 6.45pm, a caller at 1060 Private Drive in Alcalde said a woman had been affected in some way, yelling at her family and saying they were lucky she had no bullets in her gun.
7:16 pm Ohkay Owingeh Caller asks for a welfare check on a man who was in and out of traffic at a Chevron gas station.
A caller on North Monterey Lane at 7:36 p.m. said she saw two people get into an abandoned trailer. The police told them to leave and not to come back.
8:09 p.m. A Northern New Mexico University caller demands a welfare check for a person who passed out in an SUV.
At 8:10 p.m., a caller to Lowe’s Home Improvement said there was a group of “kids” who were pushy, wrestling with each other and yelling at each other. They want groups to spread out.
fight at school
At 2.28am, a Yungue caller in Ohkay Owingeh reported that a drunk man outside her home said he needed help and asked her to call 911. He said he was stabbed, but he wasn’t bleeding or anything.
At 6:51 a.m., the caller at 1602 Private Drive in Hernandez said her 32-year-old daughter was there, taking narcotics and taking blue pills, threatening them with a knife and throwing things.
A caller down San Pedro Road at 8:44 a.m. said his side-by-side car was stolen from his home.
At 11:17 a.m., a Camino Santa Cruz caller said someone was trying to break into her house.
At 12:31 p.m. an MC Electric caller said the catalytic converter had been stolen from his truck.
1:57 p.m. A caller at 1708 Private Drive in Abiquiú said someone threatened to kill a woman he met outside a Walmart. He said someone texted him saying they wanted $200 or they would kill her.
At 2:51pm, a caller from Barbee Street reported that neighbours frequently walked across her yard, lifting heavy objects and cutting her locks.
A caller on Calle Lopez at 2.16pm said a nine-year-old girl had been bitten by a dog.
At 3:04pm, a caller reported a man fighting a woman in his truck while recklessly driving down the road near Ash Loop and East Pueblo Street.
At 3:58 p.m., a Big 5 caller said a man threatened employees and was asked to leave, but he refused.
4:14 p.m. Two girls fight at Española Valley High School, and their parents want to press charges.
At 6:35 p.m., a caller on Las Vegas Street reported that an 11-year-old girl had been bitten by a neighbor’s dog.
8:08 pm Hernandez The caller asked for a welfare check on a young boy who was close to the highway and was alone.
8:32 p.m. A Camino del Sol caller said he heard someone walking around his yard last night and realized his tools were missing.
At 9:01 p.m., a caller on County Road 323 in Tierra Amarilla reported that her neighbor’s 14-year-old daughter was fleeing her grandfather because the man was drunk and tried to hit her.
shouting at the sky
12:09 am A caller said her nephew was jumped at Cook’s mobile home park.
Callers at 12:58 am Santa Clara Apartments reported that people were being thrown out on the second floor.
At 8.15am a Food King manager reported that a man was jumping around to take off his clothes.
9:58am Callers demanded a welfare check of a man near Fairview Lane and North McCurdy Road because he had blood on his face.
A caller on Lower San Pedro Road at 10:02 a.m. said a man was in his yard and threatened to stone him. He said the man left, but would shoot him if he returned to his yard.
2:02 pm A caller said a girl sexually harassed her daughter and other students at Chimayó Elementary School. She believes the girl has been abused at home and is showing it.
A Dixon caller at 2.43pm said her son had smashed the windows of her car with a crowbar as they got into an argument over herding cattle.
At 2.43pm, a caller on Grove Avenue in Chama asked for a welfare check on an 8-year-old girl because she had head lice.
At 1:58 p.m. the caller said a man was going crazy, yelling into the sky and jumping up and down.
At 4 p.m. the caller reported that her 13-year-old daughter was beaten by another student at Española Junior High. She said the girl had a large lump on the back of her head and an open wound.
At 4:12 p.m., the caller on county road 189 in Abiquiú said her neighbors were arguing and yelling when she heard gunshots. One was shot in the head.
4:29pm A caller on Old Hospital Road reported that her two sons were fighting, one was choking on the other. The person who caused the suffocation was bleeding and she couldn’t separate them.
At 4:49 p.m., a caller on County Road 130A in Hernandez said a man was bleeding from his eyes and nose.
At 6.40pm, an Abiquiú caller reported that a man was walking around the post office and entered the lobby.
At 6:56 p.m., a caller at Valdez Park said a man got into a trash can and was now throwing rubbish ahead.
Callers on State Highway 74 at 8:54 a.m. reported that a 25-year-old woman was unconscious. She overdose on fentanyl.
At 8:59 a.m., a caller on County Road 22 in Española said someone had thrown trash, foil and needles from the car.
At 11:45 a.m., a caller at the Las Lomas apartment said a man was yelling at the main office.
The caller to Camino Cielo Grande at 1:53 p.m. reported that he had been drinking too much and wasn’t sure if he needed an ambulance.
At 2:24 p.m. an El Rito caller said he picked up a man, they had an argument, and the man jumped on top of him in the car. He stopped the car, elbowed the man, got him out of the car, and left him there.
Callers at the Santa Clara apartment at 3:25 p.m. reported a man walking around with a gun.
At 4.36pm, an Abiquiú caller asked for a welfare check on his mother after she called him to say her husband threatened to kill her.
A caller at a Santa Clara apartment at 7:15 p.m. said she went to the hospital and that security got the keys to her apartment so they could take care of her dog. The security guard admitted to “borrowing” $100 from her wallet and watching her DVDs, she said.
At 9:17 p.m., a caller on South Monterey Lane reported that someone was in the house with a flashlight, and no one should have been there.
call the FBI
A giant called at 7.52am to say a man had charged up in the car and a woman had passed out in the passenger seat.
At 9.02am, a caller on North Riverside Drive reported that a man was trying to snatch her car. He said the bank sent him, but her car paid off. The dispatch center then received a call from a man in the car recycling business, saying the woman locked the door and wouldn’t let him leave. He also said she tried to hit him with a cane.
At 5 p.m. AutoZone callers demanded a response from city officials after a woman passed out in her car.
5:10 p.m. A caller at the Santa Clara casino reported that he was in the parking lot and called the FBI because the cartel believed he was an informant. When he tried to make a phone call, two Native American men attacked him.
9:49 p.m. Mike’s Mini Mart in Velarde calls for a welfare check on a man who hitches and jumps up and down. The man’s wrists appeared to be tied together, he said.
Callers at 12:54 am Santa Clara Apartments reported that a man and a woman were trying to open all the apartment doors. He said he was going to shoot them in the legs.
At 2.13am, a caller on West Roman Drive said a man had been knocking on his door and was turning the handle to try to get in.
At 3:02 p.m., a caller from Santa Clara Apartments reported that a woman had set off the fire because of “blues.”
At 6:10 a.m., a caller from North Paseo de Oñate said a man was on top of Garcia’s Auto’s garage.
Police rescued the man from the roof.
At 7.50am, a caller from Desert Sun Motors reported that three catalytic converters had been stolen from the vehicle overnight.
A caller on Valley Drive at 12:05pm said her mother was drunk and was hitting the vehicle with a metal pole.
At 12:15pm, a CVS caller reported two people passing by and a man with a machete throwing rocks at a woman. He said one of the stones hit his car.
A police officer was involved in a foot chase after trying to serve a man with a search warrant on Roadrunner Drive in Ohkay Owingeh at 12.29pm.
At 1:35 p.m. a La Mesilla caller said his sister had kicked him in the face. He doesn’t want to file a report.
A caller from North McCurdy Road at 4:01pm said his family had been burgled and abused. An old woman was tied up and someone stole all her money, he said. They do the same to sons and fathers.
A caller from Lumberton said a set of plows had been taken from his home at 7.12pm.
A caller at the Santa Clara apartment at 9:33 p.m. reported that several people who didn’t live there were taking fentanyl and other drugs, and she wanted police to check and disperse them.
ready to detox
At 4.24am, a Calle Milagro caller reported a man headbutted her. She then said the man was barricaded inside the house with a weapon. An ambulance was called as the man was stabbed with a fork.
At 8:05 am Freddy’s manager said a man was walking around the parking lot, fell and was practicing kickboxing.
Callers at the 12:20 p.m. Santa Clara Hotel-Casino said they found a backpack in the parking lot with drugs and a gun inside.
At 5:34 p.m., a caller on Highway 1 in Hernandez County said a 39-year-old man was drinking and trying to detox.
At 5:38 p.m., a caller reported that teenage boys were throwing rocks across the street near the old La Cocina restaurant on Guachupangue Road.
At 5.58pm, a caller on Juan Medina Road reported a naked man on the road.
At 6.41pm, a caller from the footwear department asked for a welfare check on a man who had passed out with his pants off.
A caller at 7:06 pm Valdez Park said two young men were fighting at the skatepark.
At 7:43 p.m., a caller to a Las Lomas apartment reported that a man with a weapon was trying to get into her front door.
At 9:35 p.m., a caller to Lowe’s Home Improvement said a group of teens had a fight with an AirSoft gun in a parking lot.
At 11 p.m., a caller from Santa Clara Apartments reported that a woman who had stolen money was in the building. She also said a man who lived with the security guard also stole money from her.
A Fairview Lane caller at 1.21pm said her nephew was vandalising things in the house and using vulgar language.