Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from April 5-10.

April 5

12:40 a.m. Battery, Walmart - Caller advised there were two people fighting.

10:12 a.m. Citizen assist, Don Fernando and Padre Martinez - Caller advised that he was doing some tree work and would need some traffic control.

11:07 a.m. Robbery, Allsup's (south) - Caller advised that a young, possibly Hispanic or Native American male in a white jacket wearing a white face mask and blue jeans robbed the store and was running on foot. (See The Taos News story on this incident at taosnews.com/stories/suspect-in-allsups-robbery-apprehended.)

11:47 a.m. Alcohol offense, juvenile, Taos High School - Four students were caught drinking gin on school grounds.

11:58 a.m. Trespassing, Don Fernando - Two individuals, one in a yellow cap and a girl carrying a backpack with white lettering, were trying to get through the fence.

1:24 p.m. Animal noise, Acoma Street - Caller advised that a neighbor's German shepherd was in the owner's yard, but was constantly barking.

2:30 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Taos Plaza - Caller said that $1,000 was taken out of his account. He wanted to make a report.

7:54 p.m. Welfare check, Walgreens - There was a man lying under a tree in the grass on the north side of Walgreens. He was wearing black clothing. Caller didn't know how long he had been there.

April 6

1:30 a.m. Domestic disturbance, El Cerrito - Caller advised that her boyfriend got into an argument with her and took her money order that she was going to use to pay her rent.

12:57 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Kit Carson Park - There were two men fighting and chasing each other in the front parking lot. Caller was afraid they would hurt each other.

3:14 p.m. Trespassing, Mary Medina Building - Caller said that three kids who looked to be younger than 18 were entering from the back of the building.

3:15 p.m. Larceny, Albertsons - Caller stated that his wallet was stolen Saturday.

3:47 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Annex Center - Caller stated his mail was being held and it's against the law to do that.

3:47 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Randall Lumber - Signs were blocking the sidewalk, making it difficult for people to get through in front of Randall's.

4:34 p.m. Larceny, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - Caller stated that homeless people were staying on the property at night and stealing wood. They were also leaving trash and cigarette butts all over.

6:12 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Hinds & Hinds - Caller advised that he was locked in the storage yard. He advised that security saw him and drove off.

7:10 p.m. Battery, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A male and a female were seen walking around the parking lot trying to steal a car from Chalupp's. A driver hit the male.

8:59 p.m. Harassment, El Cerrito Apartments - Caller wanted to file a report against a female, stating that this individual harasses the kids and yells at them.

11:53 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Reed Street - Caller thought he heard something in his yard and saw a young male and a small girl take off walking toward Zeke's Auto Supply.

April 7

1:19 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Brooks Street - Some individuals were in a rental and had locked themselves out of the house. They were in the hot tub and were now freezing.

9:38 a.m. Animal noise, Randall Lane - Caller stated that their neighbor's dogs wouldn't stop barking all night and had been making noise since 3 a.m.

11:21 a.m. Reckless driver, Albertsons - Eight to 10 kids were driving recklessly in a black double-cab truck in the Albertsons parking lot.

1:48 p.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Caller stated she was doing laundry when something happened to the machine and the attendant started to harass and threaten her.

3:48 p.m. Missing juvenile, Taos Public Library - A female child had been missing since she was dropped off at 9:30 a.m. at the Taos library. She was wearing a black Tupac shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. She is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall.

3:50 p.m. Missing juvenile, Taos Middle School - Caller advised that her son was supposed to ride the bus home, but he never got on the bus. The child did not have a cellphone.

3:58 p.m. Loitering, Cottam's Ski Shop - There was a male individual in front of the business on the sidewalk who was stopping vehicles and panhandling. Male was wearing a beanie and a striped sweater.

9:17 p.m. Overdose, El Cerrito Apartments - An individual took heroin.

April 8

12:29 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Cielo Azul - There was a man in red shorts who was messing with cars.

3:39 a.m. Animal noise, Montoya Street - Caller advised that a dog had been barking for the past three hours.

9:44 a.m. Seizure or convulsion, Taos County Housing Authority - A woman said she had just had a seizure. She was sitting up and speaking at the time, but said she felt another one coming on.

12:14 p.m. Criminal damage, Quality Inn - A room had been destroyed the night before.

2:10 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Fernandez Lane - A woman was fighting with her son. It was only a verbal dispute at the time of the call.

3:36 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons - There was a female stealing alcohol.

4:54 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons - There was someone shoplifting.

6:31 p.m. Loitering, Kentucky Fried Chicken - There was a male on a bicycle knocking on the windows in the drive-thru.

7:01 p.m. Be on the lookout, Camino de la Placita - There was an older gray Dodge pickup heading southbound passing the fire department that was swerving in and out of the roadway and running other cars off the road.

April 9

7:25 a.m. Welfare check, Laughing Horse - Caller stated that there was a group of people that appeared to be drunk. The caller believed they might fall into the river.

9:57 a.m. Larceny, Kachina Lodge - Caller said they arrived in town the previous night and met a man online who owns a company called "mountain something." They said he took their money and left them stranded. The caller didn't know how to get back home and was crying.

10:38 a.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons - There was another shoplifting: a male in his mid-40s. Handcuffs were being prepared.

12:32 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Fred Baca Park - There was a whole van of teenagers that emptied out of the van yelling and destroying the wilderness area. There were also two middle-aged men with metal detectors digging with small shovels all around the park.

1:15 p.m. Juvenile problem, DreamTree Project - A child was refusing to go home with their parents. The child signed in with their family, but was refusing to leave.

7:40 p.m. Be on the lookout, State Road 42 - There was a white Honda Civic headed northbound crossing into oncoming traffic and driving at a high rate of speed.

9:05 p.m. Battery, Camino de la Serna - There was a male individual at the caller's residence who beat the caller up. He was outside the residence trying to start another fight with someone else.

9:33 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Linda Vista Lane - There was an intoxicated female fighting with her granddaughter.

April 10

7:47 a.m. Battery, Taos Middle School - Caller reported a fight between two females.

1:04 p.m. Welfare check, Kit Carson Park - Caller advised that there were some individuals in the park shooting up heroin.

1:39 p.m. Criminal damage, Electric Sheep - There were a couple of BB gun holes in the shop's windows.

2:21 p.m. Animal stray, Zuni Street - Three dogs that are always tied up were barking nonstop.

2:44 p.m. Child abuse or neglect, Human Services Dept. - There was a gray Crown Victoria with two children in car seats.

3:07 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Eye Associates of New Mexico - There was a male in a black Chevrolet with tinted windows and a Cowboys symbol following the caller. The male subject was parked in the parking lot at the time of the call.

3:17 p.m. Robbery, Camino de la Merced - Somebody in an older Ford F-150, dark blue in color, pulled up behind a male, pulled a pistol and then stole his backpack. The suspect has a music note on his right cheek. There was also a female passenger with red hair in the truck.

7:47 p.m. Animal stray, Taos Urgent Care - There was a black dog running in and out of the roadway.

10:41 p.m. Warrant, Walmart - A female with long red hair had just walked in and was heading toward electronics and apparel.

- Compiled by John Miller