Police blotter

Posted 3/29/18

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from March 21-26.

March 21

6:24 a.m. Burglary commercial, Subway – The caller said that someone had broken into the …

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Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from March 21-26.

March 21

6:24 a.m. Burglary commercial, Subway – The caller said that someone had broken into the building, but wasn't sure if anyone was still inside.

8:29 a.m. Larceny, Cielo Azul – The caller said she wanted to report that someone had stolen her wallet.

8:45 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Allsup's, 1050 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said that a woman was hitting him outside the gas station.

9:42 a.m. Animal stray, Gusdorf Road – The caller said that her black and white pit bull mix had been scared off by a hot air balloon. The caller had been driving around looking for the dog, but couldn't find it.

10:40 a.m. Criminal damage, Bent Street – The caller said that someone had tried to break into a store and damaged a lock.

12:14 p.m. Narcotics offense, juvenile, Taos International School – The caller said they found a female student who was in possession of narcotics.

1:36 p.m. Welfare check, Tuesday Mornings – An older man appeared to be drunk and yelling at himself.

2:15 p.m. Animal stray, Taos Center for Natural Healing – Three chihuahuas were running back and forth between the business and the Taos High School parking lot.

3:43 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Diner II – A homeless man was beating the concrete with his hands.

10:11 p.m. Welfare check, Hinde Place – A man was standing outside of his house and appeared to be harming himself, slamming his head against a tree.

11:55 p.m. Criminal damage, It's a Small World Salon & Boutique – The window of the business had been shattered.

March 22

8:59 a.m. Psychiatric behavioral, Taos Living Center – An elderly woman was expressing suicidal ideations and threatening others at the center.

1 p.m. Larceny, La Posta Road – A walk-in at the police department wanted to speak with an officer about some people they believed had been stealing bikes from their property.

5:32 p.m. Harassment, Taos Charter School – The caller said that her son was being bullied at the school. She wanted to speak with an officer about it.

7:10 p.m. Larceny, Albertsons – The caller said they had a combative man in custody.

7:16 p.m. Larceny, Gusdorf Place – The caller said a boy's bicycle had been stolen from their yard.

March 23

10:15 a.m. Breaking and entering, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – There had been a break-in at a business in the area. Multiple items were missing.

12:02 p.m. Harassment, Enos Garcia Elementary – The caller said there had been another verbal threat from one student to another.

12:22 p.m. Welfare check, Kit Carson Road – A man in a denim jacket and a baseball cap was walking down the road flipping a butterfly knife all over the place.

12:32 p.m. Welfare check, Kachina Lodge – Someone in one of the rooms was having parties. The caller said they believed someone had overdosed in one of the rooms.

12:40 p.m. Be on the lookout, Ranchitos Road – A driver headed westbound was driving recklessly, almost causing head-on collisions.

1:07 p.m. Juvenile problem, Taos Police Department – A bus driver had recovered some smoking paraphernalia on the bus and wished to turn it into police.

1:54 p.m. Shoplifting, Walmart – A man had taken several items and then fled in a silver Kia four-door vehicle with tinted windows.

6:25 p.m. Trespassing, El Taoseño – A man was sitting on cars in the parking lot outside the restaurant and had just urinated.

March 24

 8:38 a.m. Animal stray, Blake's Lota Burger (North) – The caller wanted to report a dog that appeared to be starving outside the restaurant.

10:55 a.m. Larceny, Silva's Tires – Someone had stolen some tires from the shop.

12:07 p.m. Harassment, Taos Taproom – An ex-employee was threatening two people at the taproom.

5:54 p.m. Disturbing the peace, El Camino Lodge – A fight was going on in one of the rooms.

7:05 p.m. Shots fired, McDonald's – The caller said she had been shot at on Cantu Hill.

4:04 p.m. Medical unknown, Jaramillo Lane – A 35-year-old was withdrawing from alcohol and cocaine.

March 25

11:55 a.m. Animal wild, Cruz Alta Road – Ten dogs were running loose on the roadway.

12:30 p.m. Property found, Taos Community Auditorium – The caller found a used needle in the gravel parking lot in front of the TCA.

2:47 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Taos Java – The property owner wanted to report a man who has been sleeping in the parking lot in an older gray Jeep Cherokee.

3:31 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Community Auditorium – People with small kids were putting the kids on top of their green Subaru and doing donuts in the back parking lot.

March 26

5:38 a.m. Prowler, Sun God Motel – Several people were peering through the windows at the motel.

7:59 a.m. Animal stray, Cruz Alta Road – A large pack of dogs were running around between Cruz Alta and Los Pandos Road.

8:42 a.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Mariposa Apartments – The caller said that her 1997 Subaru Impressa had been stolen.

10:27 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Tri-County Community Services – Someone whose truck had been stolen claimed to have seen the suspect at Tri-County Community Services.

11:57 a.m. Criminal damage, Martinez Lane – The caller said that someone had tried kicking in her door sometime in the last couple of days, but was unable to gain entry.

12:56 p.m. Information report, Quechua Peruvian Restaurant – The caller said that he found burnt papers around his building and thought someone was trying to commit arson.

1:32 p.m. Traffic accident, private property, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller said that she accidentally backed into a man's motorcycle. She said the man had become very belligerent with her.

2:31 p.m. Larceny, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller said that someone ran up to his shop and stole his sign.

9:59 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Smith's – The caller said that her boyfriend was drunk and threatening to kill her.

10:53 p.m. Information report, Camino Cortez – The caller said that a man had just attempted to break into her residence. She said she did not get a good look at him because he only briefly stuck his head inside the residence.

– Compiled by John Miller


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