Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 12-17.

April 12

11:58 a.m. Juvenile problem, Taos Middle School – A female was possibly in possession of a knife.

2:43 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Kit Carson Road and Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A semitruck hit the stop light.

3:30 p.m. Breaking and entering, Bertha Street – A door was broken down across from Mountain Self Storage.

3:58 p.m. Harassment, Ranchitos Road – Caller stated that he collected rent from an individual whose boyfriend threatened him.

4:13 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – Caller stated that an individual wearing all black had just shoplifted and was heading toward Bealls.

6:40 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Taos Community Auditorium – A male and a female were on the ground in the parking lot behind the auditorium. Another male and a canine were also present.

7:13 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Kit Carson Park – There was a small white car doing donuts inside the park.

7:58 p.m. Narcotics offense, adult, Walmart – Someone in a white Chevrolet Avalanche in the Walmart parking lot by the garden center appeared to be shooting up.

8:18 p.m. Law, unknown problem, 575 Sports & Co. – There was a male individual at the bar who appeared to be intoxicated and was throwing stuff around and refusing to leave.

9:25 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Spa and Tennis Club – There were about five or six people outside, just standing there. The caller was closing up and wanted a patrol of the area.

10:46 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, El Monte Sagrado – Caller stated that a female wrecked into her white Mazda Tribute in the parking lot. The female left her phone number with the valet and then took off.

11:56 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Mariposa Apartments – Caller stated her neighbors were screaming and yelling at each other. The female was yelling for help.

April 13

1:12 a.m. Domestic disturbance, La Posta Road – Caller stated that he and his girlfriend got into an argument and she was refusing to leave the residence.

9:32 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Super Save – Two males were becoming physical and violent. Both males were booked at 10:04 a.m.

11:31 a.m. Harassment, Taos Living Center – Caller stated that someone was calling and harassing the employees.

1:37 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, El Pueblo Lodge – Caller stated that someone took in a female who was all bloody the previous night. The person rented her a room for the night and now the female was trying to extend her stay with a credit card. When they told her, “No,” she left with a male. There were needles all over her room.

2:53 p.m. Warrant, Taos High School – There was a tan Chevrolet Astro van with a male driver. A female in the vehicle had a warrant.

4:08 p.m. Animal abuse, Walmart – In the second row, there was a white truck with dogs inside. It was hot outside.

4:23 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Taos Community Auditorium – There were kids on the roof with bats.

7:43 p.m. Welfare check, Mabel Dodge Lane – Caller stated he had court the day before with his ex-wife, who ordered him to spend time with his children, but the children advised they were afraid of the man who lives with the ex-wife and claimed they are abused by him. Caller stated the mother was going to pick up the children at 8 p.m. that night.

8:36 p.m. Welfare check, Mariposa Apartments – There was a man laying on the roadway at the entrance to Mariposa Apartments off of Kit Carson Road wearing a blue shirt and dark pants.

8:37 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Super Save – Caller was hard to understand, but it sounded like he and a female were getting into a domestic dispute and that the female was walking toward him with a knife. They were in the parking lot.

9:33 p.m. Law, unknown problem, 96 State Road 240 – Wife had threatened to kill herself about a month ago and packed up the baby and her belongings between 5-9 p.m. She might have been heading toward Farmington or Aztec. The caller just went home to check on the baby and noticed they were gone.

April 14

4:09 a.m. Larceny, El Monte Sagrado – Caller advised that between April 2 and April 13, someone stole a painting. They were looking for it, thinking it had been misplaced, but then wanted to report it stolen.

5:20 a.m. Trespassing, Camino del Medio – Caller stated that it sounded like someone was trying to get into the residence. Caller was in her room and could hear a lot of knocking.

7:29 a.m. Criminal damage, Gusdorf Road – Caller advised that someone had hit the fence that morning and then left the area. It was a shuttle that was picking up the caller’s mother-in-law.

9:15 a.m. Trespassing, Salazar and Chamiso Road – A dirt bike was in the gravel pit. Caller wanted them to be issued a warning.

9:22 a.m. Assault, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A female who was getting on the bus at the Lotaburger was assaulted by a male who kicked her in the knee. She wanted to make a report. The male was headed to the stop near Mondo Italiano.

6:09 p.m. Loitering, Taos Plaza – Caller advised that there were skateboarders on the Plaza skating on the benches.

6:36 p.m. Burglary, residential, Cañón Court – Caller advised that a rock appeared to have been thrown through his backdoor to his patio when he got home, but nothing was missing or moved.

7:37 p.m. Criminal damage, Espinoza Road – Caller advised that they have been having problems with a tenant who had just broken the windows to their apartment. The tenant was home, but wasn’t answering the door.

8:20 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Ranchitos Housing – Caller wanted her son removed from the residence. He was intoxicated and had a knife he had been sharpening all day.

April 15

10:35 a.m. Larceny, Cohn Lane – Caller advised that four days ago, her son switched her TV for a TV that was his that does not work.

3:19 p.m. Stalking, Albertsons – Caller advised that a male was stalking her.

6:17 p.m. Missing juvenile, DreamTree Project – Caller advised that a juvenile took off about 30 minutes ago wearing a pink top with blue jeans and black sneakers. Missing juvenile has short strawberry blonde hair.

9:01 p.m. Welfare check, La Lomita Road – Caller advised that she lives in Washington and was trying to make contact with somebody regarding a death in the family.

11:48 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Sharp Street – Caller advised that her dog had been barking for a while.

April 16

1:29 a.m. Welfare check, El Pueblo Lodge – Caller advised there was an older, possibly Hispanic male wearing a dark navy shirt or sweater and blue jeans was jumping out in front of traffic as they were passing by.

3:29 p.m. Assault, Holy Cross Hospital – (Report unavailable.)

4:47 p.m. Trespassing, Camino de la Serna – Caller advised that his brother was out of control and breaking stuff.

6:31 p.m. Assault, Cielo Azul – Caller stated there was a male in a brown Jeep who pointed a gun at them. He was parked across from an apartment on Weimer in an older Jeep Cherokee. Caller was no longer in the area.

9:18 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Gusdorf Place – There was a black Chevrolet – a newer model – parked outside for at least a half-hour.

April 17

2:51 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Guadalajara Grill (north) – Caller advised that there was a lot of noise coming from the auto body shop and wanted someone to go check it out.

9:45 a.m. Harassment, Gusdorf Road – Caller needed to make a report that [someone] was threatening her at Dr. Vigil’s.

11:48 a.m. Missing juvenile, Camino del Medio – Caller’s niece had been missing for a month.

12:37 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Kit Carson Park – Caller stated there were two kids fighting in the back of the bandstand. One was threatening the other with a knife.

2 p.m. Burglary, commercial, Shell (south) – Caller wanted to report shoplifting. A young person who was in line stole two-fifths of Crown Royal from the station. The clerk said it took her a half-hour to call it in because they were really busy.

4:07 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Cruz Alta Road – Caller wanted to report two suspicious vehicles that were parked on the property of the church. There were people in both vehicles acting suspicious.

4:29 p.m. Harassment, Taos Winnelson Co. – Caller wanted to report that his nephew had threatened to kill him.

4:37 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Plaza – There were two horses in the middle of the Plaza.

4:43 p.m. Assault, Taos Inn – Caller wanted to report that there was a verbal altercation between two employees. One employee left, stating they were going for their gun and would come back to the Taos Inn.

5:47 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Gusdorf and Albright Street – There was a drug deal going on near the baseball field.

7:18 p.m. Welfare check, Metric Motors – There was a female passed out in her vehicle.

7:19 p.m. Shoplifting, Walmart – Caller advised that a female went into the store and took a couple of items. Caller did recover a pair of shorts from her, but the female was able to leave with the other things she stole.

8:45 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Shell (south) – There were numerous vehicles parked at the gas pumps, but none were getting gas. There were about eight vehicles.

11 p.m. Reckless driver, Vigil Street – A white Chevrolet Impala and a small SUV were racing up and down the road.

Compiled by John Miller