Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 26-May 1. Read the full blotter at taosnews.com.

April 26

1:36 a.m. Warrant, Taos County Adult Detention Center – An inmate needed to be served with a warrant.

10:59 a.m. Burglary, commercial, Cruz Alta Road – Caller stated the back door was kicked in. They would like to make a report.

12:28 p.m. Harassment, Hotel La Fonda – Caller said a male was sitting out in front of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory harassing mostly women.

1:12 p.m. Lockout, The Coffee Apothecary – The caller had locked their keys in a black Subaru Forester.

1:25 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Lotaburger (south) – There was a male wearing glasses, a fishing cap and a faded orange jacket who was being disorderly.

4:32 p.m. Breaking and entering, Taos Living Center – The caller’s white 1999 Lexus was broken into and their purse was stolen.

8:10 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Walgreens – Caller advised of a male causing a disturbance. Subject was a Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s wearing a cap with skulls and a black thick jacket.

10:19 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller’s granddaughter and her boyfriend were fighting.

10:33 p.m. Welfare check, Holy Cross Hospital – Caller advised that her roommate was transported to the hospital early in the morning. She was waiting for them to call her for a ride, but they never did. She called the hospital, and its staff said that she had been released already. The caller was very concerned for her roommate’s welfare since she hadn’t showed up or called her. Caller advised that her roommate is disabled and under heavy medication and could have wandered off.

April 27

1:19 a.m. Shots fired, Ranchitos and Salazar Road – Caller stated that someone was shooting a gun. They said that at least five shots were fired. The weapon sounded like a handgun.

5:44 a.m. Trespassing, Montoya Street – Caller advised that there was someone inside the house.

8:32 a.m. Welfare check, New Life Pregnancy Center – Caller stated that there was a male sitting outside the doorway who was acting strange and talking crazy.

11:41 a.m. Traffic accident, private property, Albertsons – Caller stated that someone hit their car and then left.

2:32 p.m. Shoplifting, Smith’s – A male and female subject who had reportedly shoplifted boarded a four-door Lincoln and headed south.

3:18 p.m. Shoplifting, Super Save Discount Foods – Caller stated that three young kids had been caught shoplifting.

5:46 p.m. Trespassing, Chamisal and Salazar Road – There were two people racing four-wheelers/all-terrain vehicles in the gravel pits.

5:48 p.m. Loitering, Lambert’s of Taos – A couple of homeless men were there on the Martyr’s side of the restaurant.

6:22 p.m. Harassment, Juan Largo Street – Caller advised that some homeless people at their business were harassing the caller and calling him a rapist. He said he wanted to hit them.

7:35 p.m. Shoplifting, Chevron (south) – A female subject stole two fifths of alcohol at around 7:06 p.m. Subject was wearing a gray jacket and a white tank top and left the business in a vehicle. Caller was reviewing video footage to gather more information.

9:10 p.m. Fall, Sagebrush Inn & Suites – Caller advised that her female friend fell out of a tree and was in severe pain. It is unknown why she had been climbing the tree.

9:50 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Holy Cross Hospital – Caller advised they were in the emergency room with one of their clients. They believe someone has been using the client’s information to get their Social Security checks. The client hadn’t been getting them since January. The caller wanted to speak with an officer.

11:54 p.m. Breaking and entering, El Tros Road – Caller advised that someone was trying to get into their house. They could see a green Ford truck nearby and heard other people outside their bedroom.

April 28

8:25 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Gusdorf Place – Caller advised that there was a tall white male wearing black pants and a brown hoodie walking back and forth. The caller stated that she was very uncomfortable.

2:11 p.m. Harassment, 9 to 5 Print & Ship – Caller advised that an employee at the business had threatened to call the police on them. The caller wanted to speak with an officer about it.

4:11 p.m. Burglary, residential, Ranchitos Road – Caller wanted to file a report about someone breaking into their shed.

4:42 p.m. Assault, Michael McCormick Gallery – A man had pulled a knife on the caller more than an hour ago. The caller wanted to file a report.

7:04 p.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Sur –  Caller advised that her daughter and her friends had just been threatened by some teenagers. The teenagers had threatened to kill them.

8:12 p.m. Trespassing, Wendy’s – A male in his 70s who was wearing jeans, a red shirt, red jacket, brown shoes and walking with a cane was trespassing in the area.

9:05 p.m. Larceny, Walgreens – Caller advised that a male wearing a tan jacket had just stolen liquor and was heading south on foot.

9:36 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Gusdorf Place – Caller advised that they had spotted the suspect from Walgreens.

9:53 p.m. Shots fired, Santistevan Road – Seven shots seemed to be fired from a house nearby.

April 29

2:14 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Santistevan Road – Someone had been knocking on the caller’s window.

10:16 a.m. Breaking and entering, El Camino Lodge – An employee discovered an individual in one of the rooms.

12:52 p.m. Trespassing, Weather Kings – A man and his dog were asleep in the back right-hand corner of the building.

1:05 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Albertsons – The caller’s brother was in their vehicle and then left. She reported the vehicle stolen, but when the brother was called, he had just driven home.

1:54 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – A man in a tan jacket and black hoodie shoplifted and then took off running behind the barbershop.

11:27 p.m. Trespassing, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos Post Office – Two people were sleeping and smoking cigarettes in the Taos Post Office.

April 30

12:47 a.m. Medical unknown, Allsup’s Convenience Store (north) – There was a male in his 20s who had been in the bathroom for an hour. He had showed up drunk. The caller thought the male was passed out in the bathroom.

1:31 a.m. Traffic stop, Straight Arrow Road – Police were in pursuit of a driver in a gold vehicle driving at speed of 55 miles per hour. The driver had just gotten out and was running toward the airport.

8:09 a.m. Breaking and entering, Dreamcatcher Real Estate – Caller advised that they had just gotten back to the business and saw that some windows to the building were broken out.

10:36 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Beads Creations – A male wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans and a superhero backpack was headed southbound after attempting to sell a vendor an expensive piece of jewelry. The vendor believed the jewelry may have been stolen.

2:48 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – An individual was stealing bottles of liquor. A security officer was waiting at the door for them.

4:36 p.m. Assault, Taco Bell – One of the co-workers was assaulted.

6:17 p.m. Larceny, John Hugh’s Trailer Park – Caller advised that someone stole his tattoo equipment.

6:29 p.m. Welfare check, Smith’s – Three kids were riding skateboards in the middle of the roadway. The caller was afraid she might get hit. They were last seen heading north from Smith’s.

6:50 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Martyrs Steakhouse – Caller advised that she could hear what sounded like a verbal domestic dispute. The responding officer reported that the individuals were just dancing.

6:52 p.m. Citizen assist, Touchstone Gallery – Caller advised that there was a homeless individual who was eight months pregnant. The caller wanted to know if an officer could give her a ride to Community Against Violence.

9:15 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Taos Community Auditorium – Caller heard some yelling and screaming behind the TCA and was going to check it out.

May 1

12:19 a.m. Assault, Allsup’s (north) – A man with a bloody nose ran into the restroom and yelled, “Call me an ambulance.”

8:17 a.m. Burglary, commercial, Calle Conquistador – The caller said that someone had broken the windows into Vape Bros. The front window was shattered.

8:31 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Juan Largo Lane – Caller advised that some people had been arguing.

11:37 a.m. Larceny, Victor Court – Caller stated they had some items stolen. They also stated they had some items shipped that were not delivered.

11:43 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Gearing Up Bicycle Shop – There was a male individual sleeping in front of the business in a sleeping bag.

2:55 p.m. Welfare check, Siler Road – There was a man with a bald head with oxygen who was sitting on the ground slumped over.

2:59 p.m. Loitering, Taos Plaza – There was a man playing guitar and not letting pedestrians pass.

3:14 p.m. Welfare check, Our Lady of Guadalupe – A large van and a large trailer were in the parking lot in front of the school. The caller stated that the vehicle had been parked there for about one week and thought it was suspicious.

3:27 p.m. Law, unknown problem, John Dunn parking – There was a car on with kids and the keys inside.

7:52 p.m. Traffic hazard, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – People were protesting the circus.

– Compiled by John Miller


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