Police blotter

Posted 6/11/18

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from May 30-June 4.

May 30

8:45 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Metric Motors – A caller said there had been an accident …

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The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from May 30-June 4.

May 30

8:45 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Metric Motors – A caller said there had been an accident involving a white Jeep and a green pickup.

3:10 p.m. Harassment, Walmart – A man with a buzzed head entered the store and was threatening to kill employees. He then left in a tan Jeep Liberty with New Mexico license plates.

3:33 p.m. Burglary residential, Camino del Medio – A caller said their car battery and tire rims had been stolen.

7:27 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – A man had been detained for shoplifting.

8:12 p.m. Welfare check, Holy Cross Hospital – A woman had left the hospital with the IV still in her arm.

9:07 p.m. Welfare check, Hill Drive – A caller said there was a boy sitting on a porch with a weapon in his hand. The caller also said that a wildcat had killed their small house kitten recently.

9:26 p.m. Assault, Guadalajara Grill (north) – Some men and women were fighting at the restaurant.

11:34 p.m. Burglary automobile, Theodora Street – A caller said someone had broken into a vehicle in the past half hour and had stolen some important documents.

May 31

7:43 a.m. Animal stray, Este Es Road – Dogs were running loose in the area. One of them had a muzzle.

7:44 a.m. Traffic accident, injury, Civil Plaza Drive – A vehicle had struck a pedestrian, who was bleeding from the head, but was alert and awake.

10:11 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – Two men were fighting the park. One of them had a hatchet.

1:19 a.m. Animal stray, CAV Thrift Store – A dog was inside a white truck with the windows rolled up.

2:09 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Verizon – A caller said someone had dumped trash in their trash can.

3:57 p.m. Warrant, Gusdorf Road – A wanted individual had been taken into custody.

4:18 p.m. Animal stray, Stray Hearts Animal Shelter – A skunk, showing signs of rabies, bit a dog.

5:09 p.m. Larceny, Fred Baca Park – A caller said someone had stolen their car keys and a camera bag.

6:45 p.m. Larceny, Santistevan Road – A caller said that a man stole her purse from her as she was walking to Smith’s.

7:48 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Ranchitos Housing Authority – An officer was engaged in a foot pursuit with at least one suspect.

8:10 p.m. Harassment, Walgreens – A man was there panhandling and harassing customers.

9:16 p.m. Reckless driver, Walmart – Someone in a brown Blazer was driving recklessly in the parking lot.

June 1

8:34 a.m. Criminal damage, La Luz Drive – A caller said someone had destroyed landscaping and plants.

11:12 a.m. Animal abuse, Herdner Road – A caller said a brown pitbull was chained up without water or food.

12:55 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Ace Hardware (south) – A caller said three vehicles were involved in an accident.

1:50 p.m. Animal abuse, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said a dog was in a white pickup. They said the windows were all rolled up.

5:52 p.m. Welfare check, Kit Carson Park – A caller said a woman was passed out on a sidewalk.

6:28 p.m. Medical unknown, Sagebrush Inn – A caller said that a man across the street appeared to be bleeding from his side.

10:45 p.m. Alarm commercial, Taco Bell – A panic alarm had been activated at the restaurant.

June 2

3:15 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Weimer Road Community Wellness Center – A security officer at Holy Cross Hospital wanted to report that three people appeared to be sleeping inside a silver gray SUV outside the wellness center.

12:37 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Artwares Contemporary Jewelry – A group of women with children were begging and playing the banjo.

1:03 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Kachina Lodge – A caller had rented a room to some homeless men who were doing drugs in the room.

2 p.m. Larceny, Kachina Lodge – A housekeeping supervisor at the motel wanted to report that some occupants had stolen TVs and other items from the property.

6:18 p.m. Information report, Walmart – A caller said that someone stole her wallet from her cart while she was shopping.

6:31 p.m. Citizen assist, Hinds and Hinds Storage – A caller said that he had locked himself inside his storage unit.

7:36 p.m. Unconscious, fainting, Walgreens – A woman was passed out at the Redbox.

8:22 p.m. Assault, Kit Carson Park – A caller had seen a man hitting a woman near the cemetery. They said that the man saw them and charged at them. The caller described the man as “gangster looking.”

June 3

12:06 a.m. Fire, wildland, Kit Carson Road – A tree had fallen on some power lines. The lines sparked, but there was no fire at the time of the call.

3:19 p.m. Narcotics offense adult, Allsup’s (north) – A caller wanted a man who appeared to be on drugs removed from the store.

4:55 p.m. Trespassing, Ranchitos Housing Authority – A caller, who sounded intoxicated, wanted her son removed from her house because he was “being mean.”

June 4

1:20 a.m. Harassment, Vegas de Taos Road – A caller said that a woman was outside her residence yelling and ringing the doorbell nonstop.

6:59 a.m. Animal noise, Couse Street – A caller said that his neighbor’s dog had been barking all morning and hadn’t stopped. They said they have complained many times about the noise.

4:47 p.m. Welfare check, Kit Carson Park – A young girl was sitting alone in a truck with flowers painted on the side of it.

5:32 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller wanted to report that some homeless people with drug paraphernalia were near his office.

8:24 p.m. Alarm commercial, Sears – A caller advised that an alarm had gone off twice at Sears.

8:48 p.m. Animal noise, Sharp Street – A dog had been barking in the area. Previous complaints had not resolved the issue, the caller said.

11:41 p.m. Criminal damage, Taos Pizza Outback – Someone had broken a window at the restaurant.

– Compiled by John Miller

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