Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Feb. 14-19.

Feb. 14

8:57 a.m. Harassment, Enos Garcia Elementary - The caller said that a student threatened a teacher yesterday, and they wanted an officer.

3:01 p.m. Alcohol offense adult, King Mortgage - A highly intoxicated man was inside the building. The caller wanted an officer to remove him from the property.

6:46 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte - The caller had gone into the post office and encountered a homeless man yelling and banging on the mailboxes.

6:50 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Fernandez Lane - The caller advised that her boyfriend choked her and then left.

7:36 p.m. Larceny, Chevron, 823 Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A woman wearing a black jacket was stealing phone chargers.

10:35 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte - The caller said about six people were trespassing inside the post office.

Feb. 15

2:38 a.m. Domestic disturbance, El Camino Lodge - Some people in a room said the electricity was not working. One of them was on an oxygen machine.

4:18 a.m. Traffic hazard, Upper Ranchitos Road - A large tree was on the road.

4:29 a.m. Trespassing, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - A man was looking in a window and knocking on the door of a residence.

9:03 a.m. Breaking and entering, Taos Municipal Landfill - The caller said he had video of a break-in.

9:06 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, Hill Drive - A red pickup truck had been found in an arroyo in the area.

12:27 p.m. Battery, Taos Middle School - Two female students were involved in a fight.

1:11 p.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, Taos High School - A minor at the school had been caught with pipes, lighters and marijuana.

2:46 p.m. Larceny, El Monte Sagrado - The caller said that some jewelry had been stolen from their room during the night.

Feb. 16

12:21 a.m. Criminal damage, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A man had just broken windows on a residence and fled southbound in a gold Dodge Avenger.

10:39 a.m. Assault, Taos High School - A battery occurred, involving two girls who are sisters.

11:34 a.m. Graffiti, The Alley Cantina - The caller reported graffiti behind The Alley Cantina.

2:43 p.m. Traffic hazard, Padre Martinez Lane - A Comcast truck was blocking the caller's private driveway.

5:28 p.m. Welfare check, Albertsons - A drunk man was stumbling and falling into the roadway.

6:21 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, EnSueños Y Los Angelitos Development Center - The caller said they could see what appeared to be a toy gun on top of a black and red Ford Ranger in the parking lot.

Feb. 17

1:55 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Rosarita Lane - The caller said that her boyfriend was attacking her and trying to take their child.

2:48 a.m. Shots fired, La Lomita Road - The caller said that she had heard five to eight gunshots fired in an unknown direction.

7:45 a.m. Welfare check, Smith's - The caller said that a man in a leather jacket and red bandana was yelling and waving his arms, making threatening gestures.

9:26 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Walmart - The caller's girlfriend was having a breakdown in the parking lot and might need a mental health evaluation.

11:10 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Some individuals were leaving baby wipes and vodka bottles in front of the business. Several light bulbs were also unscrewed, leading the caller to believe they might be sleeping there.

1:09 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Some homeless men were inside the post office going through the trash and making a mess.

Feb. 18

11:39 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Santistevan Road - People were driving extremely fast down the street.

12:56 p.m. Agency assistance, Bertha Street - The caller said they had been pulled over and were being treated with hostility. They said that the officer attempted to get into the vehicle and threatened to arrest them when they refused to roll their windows down.

1:09 p.m. Welfare check, McDonald's - A man was passed out on an outside wall. He was breathing, but very cold.

3:17 p.m. Graffiti, Camino de la Placita - The caller said she had found graffiti on her wall and wanted to report it.

5:22 p.m. Larceny, Albertsons - A woman had been caught putting shampoo and tampons in her purse. A man with her was also taking things.

6:41 p.m. Be on the lookout, Holy Cross Hospital - An intoxicated male patient had taken off with an IV still in his arm.

11:54 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Zuni Street - The caller advised a bunch of boys were pounding on her doors and windows trying to get into her residence.

Feb. 19

8:02 a.m. Burglary commercial, Town of Taos Landfill - The caller said that someone broke into their building during the weekend and stole their safe and surveillance cameras.

8:40 a.m. Burglary commercial, The Boot Doctors - The caller said that someone broke into his business during the night. He said they kicked in the back door and broke into the cash register.

10 a.m. Burglary commercial, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - The caller said that someone broke into his business through the front door and stole some one-of-a-kind guitars.

10:45 a.m. Animal wild, Valverde Commons Drive - The caller said that two dogs had killed his birds.

10:53 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Dilia Lane - The caller said that another man had hit him.

12:35 p.m. Welfare check, Smith's - A man wearing a black beanie cap was urinating everywhere.

2:12 p.m. Assault, Smith's - The caller said that another woman hit her while she was walking down the street.

5:41 p.m. Domestic Disturbance, Santistevan Road- The caller said that her mother was threatening her. The mom said she was going to "kick her [expletive]."

7:21 p.m. Shoplifting, Dollar General - A woman had taken off headed southbound with a shopping cart full of stolen items.

- Compiled by John Miller


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