Police blotter March 22-27


The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from March 22-27.

March 22

7:38 a.m. Battery, Martinez Lane – A mother said her son grabbed her and hurt her. She thought her son was on house arrest, but wasn’t sure.

8:38 a.m. Reckless driver, Herdner Road – Caller said there was a gold minivan that always speeds through the road going toward the Lavadie Trailer Park. They wanted a patrol in the mornings.

9:16 a.m. Warrant, Smith’s – A man wanted on an arrest warrant was in the parking lot. He was just driving out of the parking lot.

9:42 a.m. Harassment, incident address unknown – An individual was making threats against people. Caller stated the police would know what they were talking about.

10:11 a.m. Information report, Sun God Motel – Caller stated there were two little girls walking around and no one was with them. One of them went out of sight and the other one was trying to walk in the roadway.

11:13 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Hail Creek – An RTD bus hit a car at the intersection of Hail Creek and Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

12:06 p.m. Traffic accident, private property, Taos Town Public Works – Caller advised that he backed up into a parked vehicle when he was getting ready to leave the property.

12:33 p.m. Trespassing, old Taos gravel pit – Caller said that six ATVs and three motorcycles were racing and they should not be on city property.

2:25 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Martyrs Steakhouse – There was a male across the street who was holding a sign and disturbing the restaurant’s customers.

4:04 p.m. Animal bite, Vigil’s Trailer Park – Caller stated there was a brown dog that just attacked and killed her dog.

March 23

3:52 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Guadalajara Grill (north) – Caller reported hearing a lot of women screaming in the area.

9:33 a.m. Burglary, automobile, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – Caller advised that someone stole some items out of his vehicle, a 2010 black Chevrolet Silverado pickup, sometime during the night.

9:55 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Ace Hardware (north) – Caller stated an individual had five signs up and believed this individual was violating the law.

11:32 a.m. Suicide subject, Taco Bell – A caller was threatening to commit suicide if he didn’t get more drug money.

1:04 p.m. Suicide subject, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps – Caller advised that a youth left the premises on foot about 40 minutes earlier. This male had been talking about suicide.

1:26 p.m. Welfare check, La Luz Drive – There was an individual inside a white Ford F-150 who appeared to be using drugs. Caller was concerned because it is was happening in a kid-oriented neighborhood.

2:36 p.m. Poisoning, ingestion, Taos High School – Caller advised that a couple of male students had ingested some chemicals in the science lab.

2:51 p.m. Fraud, forgery, Ace Hardware (south) – Caller claimed to have camera footage of fraudulent use of a credit card at both stores. They said the fraud occurred Feb. 22.

3:24 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Aaron’s – The manager wanted to have some individuals removed from the back of the store. He said they were urinating on the building and being a nuisance.

4:42 p.m. Obscene, threatening phone call, Cervantes Drive – Caller stated that someone was harassing her through phone calls and Facebook.

4:43 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – Caller advised that there were some kids stealing bottles of booze. They got into a white Lincoln Navigator with New Mexico plates.

March 24

1:38 a.m. Disturbing the peace, El Camino Lodge – Caller advised they got a call from Room 120 and heard a couple screaming at each other.

10:17 a.m. Civil complaint, New Mexico Auction Company – Caller advised that he had a painting there to get framed. Since then, the company went out of business. He contacted the owner and advised him that the aunt used it to pay for $3,000 worth of labor.

2:58 p.m. Larceny, Taos Town Transportation Department – A 21-inch flat-screen TV was taken off the bus. It had been mounted on the bus.

4:15 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – A female shoplifter was detained. She had a small baby with her.

5:22 p.m. Animal stray, Taos Mountain Lane – There were 20 dogs headed toward Taos Mountain.

5:44 p.m. Warrant, Vigil’s Towing – There was a woman with an arrest warrant located on the property. The caller wanted her removed.

5:59 p.m. Welfare check, Ranchitos Housing – The caller believed her son was high on heroin. He wouldn’t eat anything. She would like an officer to come check on him.

10:22 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Ale House – A male was on a bike and appeared to be intoxicated. He was wearing a gray hoodie and a black backpack and was headed southbound down the middle of the road.

March 25

3:46 a.m. Welfare check, Lotaburger (north) – A man advised that he had been walking for 8 miles. He was wearing a black jacket.

8:21 a.m. Suicide subject, Santistevan Road – A male was fighting with his mom. He poured lighter fluid on his head and threatened to set himself on fire. He left on foot toward Ranchitos Road.

11:09 a.m. Animal bite, John Dunn Shops – A man advised that he was bitten by a dog in the area.

11:53 a.m. Welfare check, Walmart – A male stated that he drinks too much alcohol and smokes too much marijuana. He said he had taken another drug, but didn’t know what it was. He would like someone to come help him.

12:57 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Zia Street – Caller said the house to the right of her house had a back door wide open, but no one is supposed to be there, as the property has been foreclosed on.

3:02 p.m. Child abuse or neglect, Walgreens – Caller said there were two small children with a female in a wheelchair who was hitting them. Caller saw the woman run over one of the children and ram the other against a car. She asked the female to stop and then went inside the store.

4:59 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Paseo del Pueblo Sur and Siler Road – A male was playing guitar and being vulgar. He was cussing and being generally unpleasant.

5 p.m. Larceny, Este Es Road – Caller advised that someone had broken into his shed and taken a bunch of tools.

6:17 p.m. Larceny, Dragoon Lane – Caller found what appeared to be a stolen birth certificate.

11:58 p.m. Trespassing, DreamTree Project – Caller stated that he was getting beaten up by a female and requested that she be removed from the property.

March 26

8:55 a.m. Welfare check, Paseo del Pueblo Norte and Kit Carson Road – There was a male sitting in the middle of the intersection.

3:20 p.m. Shoplifting, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A male and a female suspected of shoplifting were sitting in a silver four-door Ford sedan. The male was wearing basketball shorts and a Chicago White Sox hat. The female had short blue or purple hair.

4:25 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Las Milpas Lane – Caller stated that someone who had been stalking her last summer was outside her door. She thought he might have a knife.

5:22 p.m. Welfare check, Ojitos Road – There was a children’s bicycle in the middle of the roadway and no one around.

5:30 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Montoya Street – Caller advised that he has a taxi business in Española and gave someone a ride to Pojoaque. The customer said he didn’t have money to pay the driver once they arrived.

7:37 p.m. Reckless driver, Agriculture Center – There was a truck and a little gray car that kept drag racing around the area. Caller wanted a patrol.

March 27

2:38 a.m. Welfare check, Taos Plaza – A male with a blanket over his head jumped in front of a car.

9:22 a.m. Animal stray, Del Norte Lane – Caller advised that her neighbor has a pack of dogs running loose. She had a video that she wanted to turn over to an officer.

9:24 a.m. Harassment, Taos Middle School – There was a student who was being harassed by another student.

9:35 a.m. Fire, hazmat, Kit Carson Road – Caller said that she had a strong smell of gas in her residence. She said she had smelled it since the previous night and was feeling very drowsy.

10:41 a.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – A man stole some steaks.

1:10 p.m. Larceny, incident address unknown – Caller advised that he had hired a female to clean his house and she only cleaned half of it.

1:23 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Cervantes Drive – A male wasn’t leaving the caller alone and had been calling her nonstop since he got out of jail, but the judge had told them not to speak to each other for two months.

2:43 p.m. Larceny, Sierra Vista Road – Caller advised there was a male on her property who went to her door, stated he was deaf and then got into her car – a 2015 Subaru Forester, which was dark gray in color. Caller heard that someone from El Pueblo Lodge had seen this individual get into one of the rooms there as well.

5:25 p.m. Welfare check, Mondo Italiano – There was a male in a wheelchair going down the roadway in the median.