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The following is a condensed version of Taos County police reports from Dec. 27-Jan. 1.

Dec. 27

7:54 a.m. Animal stray, Albright Street – A wolf that authorities had been trying to catch was seen around the area of the Taos County Courthouse Complex and the Super Save parking lot.

12:04 p.m. Welfare check, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A man with a cane was standing in the middle of the roadway trying to hitchhike.

3:52 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Premiere Medical – A very hostile man was threatening staff.

4:25 p.m. Burglary automobile, Taos Surgical Group – The caller said that someone had broken into her vehicle and stolen some items.

5:50 p.m. Animal stray, Los Pandos Road – The caller said that he had spotted a grey and white, husky wolf.

6 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Weimer Road – The caller said that a friend brought her children over to her house and stated that their grandmother was abusing them.

6:47 p.m. Trespassing, Taos post office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A man was camped out in the post office playing loud music and scaring customers.

Dec. 28

7:15 a.m. Welfare check, Taos post office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – An intoxicated woman was inside the post office.

10:20 a.m. Criminal damage, Michael McCormick and Sons Gallery – The windows at the gallery had been shot at.

10:47 a.m. Trespassing, Taos Community Auditorium – Some people in a white truck were camped out in the area. The caller wanted them removed.

2:02 p.m. Criminal damage, 110 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A business owner at this address reported that the establishment's windows had been shot at.

Dec. 29

3:50 a.m. Information report, St. Vincent's Hospital – A caller wanted to provide information regarding a male individual who had been making threats to cause harm in Taos.

10:35 a.m. Information report, Wendy's – The caller said she had gone to Wendy's and found two small bags with a yellow substance in the cup her granddaughter had been drinking out of.

11:26 a.m. Welfare check, El Camino Lodge – Three males looked as though they were about to fight.

12:47 p.m. Larceny, Walmart – The caller said they had some medication stolen while they were in the parking lot. They said that they were cleaning out the cab of their car and a whole basket full of items was stolen.

7:33 p.m. Stalking, Maria Lane – The caller wanted to report a stalker, for whom they have a restraining order filed in Taos District Court.

8:06 p.m. Welfare check, Indian Hills Inn – A man on a scooter holding a brown bag was standing in the middle of the roadway stopping traffic.

9:35 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Living Light Gallery – The caller said there was cardboard laid out, urine on the steps and cigarette butts littered all over.

10:17 p.m. Welfare check, Sonic Drive-In – A woman all in black was walking in the middle of the road.

10:54 p.m. Traffic accident, injury, Shell gas station – No report

Dec. 30

3:04 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Bella Vista Apartments – The caller said that their neighbor was making a lot of noise.

7:55 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Dolan Street – The caller said that his girlfriend locked him out of the house and that she has been up for four days and is under the influence of drugs. He also said she had been hitting him.

9:34 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said that someone stole some paintings from her back bedroom. She said that it happened a few weeks back and believes that someone has a key to her residence.

1:42 p.m. Welfare check, Walmart – Two vagrants were cussing at each other.

1:37 p.m. Larceny, High Altitude Fitness – The caller said his bike was stolen while he was inside, but no one witnessed it.

2:34 p.m. Larceny, Touchstone Gallery – The caller said some pieces were stolen from the shop and sold to Taos Rockers.

3:29 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Spa & Tennis Club – A man and a woman in the parking lot were seen snorting something off a pair of sunglasses.

6:55 p.m. Battery, Albertsons – A woman went inside the store and said that someone was stealing her car in the parking lot. The vehicle was described as a silver Pontiac with Colorado plates.

Dec. 31

2 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said he went to pick up his son and a woman, who was intoxicated and punched him in the back of the head.

11:20 a.m. Larceny, Total Arts Gallery – The caller advised that a small painting was taken from the gallery.

8:04 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Cruz Alta Road – The caller said there was a suspicious looking vehicle shining a light into a house that's under construction.

8:59 p.m. Public affray, Taos Plaza – A fight was reported in the area. One person reportedly had blood all over their face.

9:54 p.m. Medical unknown, Weimer Road – A 31-year-old man was eating his own poop.

Jan. 1

12:16 a.m. Animal noise, Couse Street – The caller wanted to speak with the chief of police regarding a neighbor dog that was barking constantly.

12:19 a.m. Shots fired, Loma Parda Apartments – Someone was shooting in the area.

5:40 a.m. Stabbing, Weimer Road – A 31-year-old man had stabbed himself in the chest three times.

3:36 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Allsup's, 507 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller said that Allsup's was stealing gas from him. He said that the price at the pump was wrong. When he complained, the cashier said there was nothing they could do about it.

10:10 p.m. Assault, Herdner Road – The caller said that a bunch of males were fighting at a residence in the area.

10:55 p.m. Missing juvenile, State Road 518 – The caller said that their brother had been missing since around 6 p.m. They were concerned for his welfare, and said that he may be traveling in a brown Chevy Tahoe.

11:47 p.m. Battery, Gusdorf Place – The caller said that someone was punching her and threatening her.

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Linda Nicholas

Thank you for providing this important information on crime in Taos. Wake up Taos. We need to acknowledge the elephant in the room. In this case, we’ve got to deal with the drug and alcohol addiction and associated crimes that plague our precious community.

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