Here's your police blotter from Feb. 15 to Feb. 20


The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from Feb. 15-20.

Feb. 15

10:11 a.m. Civil Standby, Los Pandos Road – A caller stated that his sister locked him out of his house forcefully. He was going to try and gain re-entry.

10:12 a.m. Medical unknown, Taos High School – On the southwest side by the little gym, a student took a controlled substance and was pretty out of it.

12:29 p.m. Welfare check, Walgreens – There was a male standing in the roadway wearing a red jacket and a cowboy hat and carrying a cane.

1:04 p.m. Welfare check, Gusdorf Road – There was a male in a silver Ford Focus who seemed to be passed out.

3:18 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Smith’s – Caller stated that the signs on the sidewalk were impeding foot traffic.

4:35 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – Caller advised he was rear-ended in front of Michael’s Kitchen.

Feb. 16

1:05 a.m. Gas leak, Maria Elena – A truck hit the gas line about a half-hour ago. The caller already called the New Mexico Gas Co.

10 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Police Department – A person lied about an incident and would like to make it right.

11:09 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos County Housing Authority – A male had been abusing his daughter, but left the area. The caller would like the officers to be aware that this individual is hanging around the schools.

12:43 p.m. Theft – identity, Taos Police Department – A woman was doing her taxes and they got rejected because someone else was using her information.

5:26 p.m. Disturbing the piece, Gusdorf Place – There was someone outside yelling at everyone, including some little kids.

6:19 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Taos Police Department – Someone advised that their 1999 black Nissan Pathfinder was taken from Super 8 the previous night.

Feb. 17

10:01 a.m. Fraud-forgery, Camino de la Placita – Caller advised that she lost her debit card. She believes someone was using it.

12:18 p.m. Animal stray, Palomita Court – There were two stray dogs, one white and the other black. The black one is very aggressive. Caller stated they can’t even go outside because of the black one.

3 p.m. Welfare check, Bella Vista Apartments – Caller would like a welfare check on one of his tenants. She is in her 60s. No one had heard or seen her for the last week. They had tried calling her and knocking on her door, but there was no answer.

3:59 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Sagebrush Inn & Suites – A former employee was at the front desk causing a disturbance. She was  yelling profanity and harassing the employees. They wanted her removed.

10 p.m. Harassment, De Teves Lane – The caller’s son was being aggressive and threw punches. He is 33, intoxicated, but has no weapons. Caller advised they left him in front of the courthouse on Albright Street.

Feb. 18

4:56 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Manzanares Street – Caller advised that she was hearing walking on her roof on and off all night. She advised that she also heard someone walking by her bedroom window.

8:25 p.m. Battery, Taos Inn – Caller advised that there were individuals fighting toward the front of the inn. One of the bartenders was holding down a customer to keep them from fighting. It was unknown how many individuals were involved or if there were any weapons.

10:09 p.m. Burglary, automobile, Sagebrush Inn & Suites – Caller advised that someone took her purse out of her silver Toyota RAV4 while she was loading luggage into it.

10:59 p.m. Domestic disturbance, H&R Block – There was a domestic dispute between a male and a female.

Feb. 19

12:27 a.m. Traffic accident, private property, Cartunes – Caller wanted to report that they saw a dark green Toyota clip a Honda Civic with Colorado plates.

5:30 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Taos Police Department – Someone wanted to report a stolen vehicle.

7:25 p.m. Alcohol offense, adult, Dollar Tree – A highly intoxicated male fell and was cut. He was bleeding everywhere.

11:09 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Retirement Village – Caller advised there was a male in the waiting room who had been waiting for a ride since 9 p.m. He was starting to get uneasy.

Feb. 20

12:16 a.m. Shots fired, El Camino Lodge – The caller heard about seven gunshots in front of room 126.

10:16 a.m. Burglary, automobile, El Camino Lodge – Caller advised that his clothes were stolen from his mobile home.

11:36 a.m. Traffic accident, injury, Albertsons – There was a black truck and a van with its airbags deployed. Caller was just passing by.

11:37 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Taos Police Department – Someone wanted to report a hit-and-run that took place on Saturday.

4:06 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Taos Police Department – Someone advised that a cellphone account was opened in her name without her permission.

6:16 p.m. Welfare check, Smith’s – Caller advised there was a male individual wearing a ball cap, black sweater and jeans walking in the area of Smith’s, flipping off vehicles as they passed.


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