Angel Fire blotter


The following is a partial police blotter from Angel Fire for Aug. 24-27.

Aug. 24

5:34 p.m. Larceny - Officer was dispatched to a business at 3365 Mountain View Blvd. in reference to larceny of a bicycle. The bicycle was a red 26-inch Santa Cruz Superlight mountain bike, with red grips and a cut wood, beer can-shaped decal affixed to the frame and a High Gear Cyclery decal. It was taken sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A larceny report was taken.

Aug. 25

9:36 p.m. Animal complaint - Angel Fire police responded to a report of a dog struck by a car near 3617 Mountain View Blvd. Officers located the animal and were unable to locate an owner.

Aug. 26

2:15 p.m. Cattle out - The Angel Fire Police Department received a report of loose cattle on private property at Via de Maria.

3:50 p.m. Informational - The Angel Fire Police Department received a report of juveniles left in a vehicle alone at Valle Grande Trail North. Upon arrival, the fire department was with the children and their mother. Emergency medical technicians checked the children and there was no medical emergency discovered. Officers spoke with the mother and the father, admonishing them of the dangers of this behavior. Officers were reassured that this will never happen again.

Aug. 27

8:20 p.m. Suspicious person - Officer was dispatched to 3421 Mountain View Blvd. (Family Dollar) in reference to a suspicious Caucasian male with a ponytail driving a reddish older-model Chevrolet pickup truck with a camper shell. Officer observed the vehicle departing the parking lot upon arrival. Officer contacted the employees of the business, who advised the male was acting suspicious, but did not do anything. Approximately two hours prior to the call, the store employees advised he appeared to conduct a narcotics transaction with a female subject operating a small white passenger car with no bumper and the headlights intact. Officer conducted a close patrol of the area until the employees departed the business at closing.

9:38 p.m. Animal complaint - An officer responded to a call of a bear on the deck of a residence. The officer contacted the reporting person, who advised the bear, which weighed approximately 400 pounds, stood up outside the living room window on the southwest corner of the residence. Caller advised he yelled at the bear and the bear was unfazed by his presence. The caller has taken steps to keep the bear from returning by bringing hummingbird feeders down at night. Caller said the bear has been around the area for approximately one month and has been around other homes in the area, including sleeping outside an exterior door of a neighboring residence. A request was made for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to contact the officer in regards to the incident.