Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from May 3-8.

May 3

11:37 a.m. Welfare check, Juniper Road – A male was being verbally abusive toward the caller, who stated they were going to take their own life with a shotgun.

1:01 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Kit Carson Park – A male in a baseball cap was flipping off some children.

1:50 p.m. Juvenile problem, Taos Middle School – Caller advised they had a male in the office who was carrying a knife.

2:37 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Hinde Street – Caller advised that he paid his rent until the fourth of the month, but when he left on vacation, his landlord went into the apartment, took all of his belongings and sold them. The caller was out of state at the time of the call.

3:58 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Fire Department – A young male on a bicycle who was riding in the Bent Street area was being careless and veering into the roadway.

4:33 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – A woman wearing a blue sweater and a pink shirt was accused of shoplifting.

5:20 p.m. Medical unknown, Manzanares Street – There was a male advising that he could not breathe.

5:59 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Dreamcatcher Real Estate – There were clothes and books all over the sidewalk.

8:49 p.m. Law, unknown problem, City Council Chambers – The caller advised they just had a meeting and they were having trouble locking the doors. They were requesting assistance.

9:27 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – There was an individual inside the store who was stealing a bunch of liquor.

9:41 p.m. Criminal damage, Loma Parda Apartments – Caller advised that someone had scratched their mint-colored 2010 Honda sometime on Tuesday.

10:46 p.m. Warrant, Albertsons – There was an individual in a hoodie and a T-shirt with an outstanding warrant.

May 4

10:20 a.m. Seizure or convulsion, Doña Ana Drive – Caller advised that their friend was having a seizure and needed help.

11:13 a.m. Narcotics offense, juvenile, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps – A classroom smelled like marijuana. Caller wanted an officer to go check it out and talk to the students about it.

4:37 p.m. Warrant, 575 Sports & Co. – Police were attempting to serve a warrant on an individual.

5:21 p.m. Alcohol offense, adult, Taos Community Auditorium – There were some males drinking behind the building.

6:29 p.m. Law, unknown problem, UPS Customer Center – The caller was requesting frequent patrols in reference to some of the facilities being broken into.

6:56 p.m. Warrant, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A female wearing a white Kobe Bryant jersey took some shampoo and ran toward Nusenda Credit Union.

7:51 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Walmart – Caller advised that a male in an older green Pontiac pulled in front of him and hit his black 2016 Camaro in front of Walmart.

May 5

12:23 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Felicidad Lane – A male and female were hitting each other.

1:36 a.m. Trespassing, Linda Vista Lane – There was someone in the caller’s attic. The caller said they had gone outside and had a flashlight.

3:42 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – Caller advised she could hear some movement outside and their dogs were barking.

9:42 a.m. Missing juvenile, Nonviolence Works – There was a male on the run who had been hanging out in the area. The individual was wearing black Adidas sweats and a gray-orange hoodie.

3:07 p.m. Larceny, McDonald’s – Caller stated there was a male transient who stole a mountain bike on the bike rack by cutting off the bike cable. The male was still in the parking lot, where other transients were hanging out.

3:58 p.m. Missing juvenile, Valdez Road – A child wearing a black sweater, hoodie and jeans did not come off the bus. A Taos Middle School teacher said they last saw the child near Baskin-Robbins.

4:21 p.m. Shoplifting, Smith’s – A female was caught shoplifting.

4:24 p.m. Larceny, Taos Housing Authority – The caller’s boyfriend bit her on Tuesday (May 2) and stole her stuff on April 10. The caller noticed today that two comforters and a pair of earrings were missing.

6:18 p.m. Reckless driver, Taos High School – A red Toyota Celica was speeding around the high school and almost hit some pedestrians in the parking lot. The driver seemed to be doing race laps around school property.

11:15 p.m. Traffic accident, injury, Albertsons – Caller advised that she was rear-ended pretty hard. The caller was still on the roadway and was complaining of neck pain.

May 6

9:19 a.m. Battery, El Ranchito Trailer Park – Caller stated that an individual held him down, beat him up and took his phone and his wallet. The caller said he has dentures and his mouth was hurting, but didn’t want any medical assistance.

11:30 a.m. Harassment, Kit Carson Park – Two people were threatened by a male individual in the park. The male stated that he would “put them in the ground.” There was no physical altercation, just verbal. The male was sitting alone by the cemetery wearing brown khaki pants, an off-white T-shirt and a hat.

3:22 p.m. Criminal damage, Kit Carson Park – Some kids were playing with baseballs and shattered the caller’s windshield on their 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The caller spoke with the kids’ parents, who stated there was nothing they could do it about it at that time.

4:56 p.m. Theft of a motor vehicle, Salazar Road – A caller wanted to make a report that his car was stolen.

6:23 p.m. Alcohol offense, adult, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – Caller advised that there was a drunk lady crying and throwing up outside. It was grossing out customers.

6:24 p.m. Suicide subject, Carson Trail – Caller stated that her family member tried hanging himself and slit his wrist. When they found him, he became irate and starting beating them up.

7 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Ale House – Caller advised there was a tall male wearing a hat and a blue vest who was not intoxicated, but was becoming irate and threatening the staff.

8:21 p.m. Fall, Juniper Road – An elderly male had fallen and was unable to get up. He was requesting assistance.

8:31 p.m. Battery, Community Against Violence – An individual was jumped by two females a few minutes before the call. The caller wanted to make a report.

8:44 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Cohn Lane – Caller advised there was a female screaming in her front yard. The caller didn’t know why.

9:02 p.m. Traffic hazard, Taos Urgent Care – A large tree in front of Mante’s Chow Cart that was blocking traffic.

9:37 p.m. Battery, Dea Lane – About 50 people were engaged in a fight. It was unknown if there were any weapons.

9:57 p.m. Larceny, Sagebrush Inn – Caller advised they had traveled to Taos on the bus from Santa Fe. When they got out, the driver took off with all of the caller’s belongings.

May 7

11:23 a.m. Trespassing, Chevron – There was a male individual at the gas station whom the clerk had been asking to leave and not return. The male had stolen from the store and was asking customers for change. He was sitting by the air pumps at the time of the call.

12:01 p.m. Welfare check, Kit Carson Park – There was a lifted black Nissan Titan without a license plate that was driving very fast around the park.

1:59 p.m. Traffic accident, injury, Quality Inn – A black Jeep Cherokee and a motorcycle collided. There were two individuals lying on the ground, both awake and alert.

6:11 p.m. Alcohol offense, juvenile, Taos Community Auditorium – There were three cars parked behind the TCA with individuals drinking, possibly minors. The caller had just passed by and saw them.

7:10 p.m. Criminal damage, Taos High School – The passenger-side windows of the caller’s car had been vandalized, etched and keyed. The caller wanted to make a report and stated that the incident might have happened a week ago.

7:31 p.m. Battery, Taos Community Auditorium – There was a report of a lot of people yelling and screaming in the TCA parking lot.

10:37 p.m. Criminal damage, Walmart – The caller advised that someone had slashed the tires on his blue PT Cruiser.

May 8

1:45 a.m. Shots fired, La Morada Lane – Caller stated that shots had been fired inside her aunt’s house.

8:44 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Camino de la Serna – Somebody went to the caller’s window, banged on it, but when the caller went to check it out, no one was there.

9:40 a.m. Harassment, Taos Men’s Shelter – Caller advised that he had been receiving threatening texts from an individual at the men’s shelter. This individual has told him that if he ever goes back, he will “teach him a lesson.”

11:29 a.m. Criminal damage, Electric Sheep – A BB gun had been shot through the front window for the second time in one month.

2:18 p.m. Criminal damage, Historic County Courthouse, North Plaza – Someone had spray-painted on one side of the building. The individual had made holes in the roof where they were getting up.

3:52 p.m. Animal stray, Kit Carson Park – There was a dog running loose with a purple bandana.

3:59 p.m. Overdose, Paseo del Cañón East – There was a male in his 40s whom the caller could not wake up.

4:15 p.m. Animal bite, Ziggy’s Frozen Yogurt – The caller said that Ziggy the dog attacked the caller’s service dogs when they walked in, but it turned out that the dogs just barked at each other.

4:18 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – There was a male individual with a bottle in his pants.

4:55 p.m. Trespassing, Salazar Road and Chamisa Road – There were three young boys riding off-road vehicles through the gravel pits.

5:30 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Retirement Village – The caller had some outdated leftover medications that belonged to her husband. She wanted an officer to come pick them up.

7:20 p.m. Loitering, Walgreens – The caller advised that there were three males asking people for money. One of them had just passed out in the grass.

7:33 p.m. Trespassing, El Camino Lodge – There was a male who was trying to get into a room, but then left toward Wendy’s. The caller believed the male might have a master key to the hotel and that this was his third break-in attempt.

7:37 p.m. Battery, Taos Plaza – An older white male individual kicked another male who had a white husky. The suspect then took off.

– Compiled by John Miller


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