Police blotter: June 13-18

Compiled by John Miller
Posted 6/21/18

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 13-18. June 13 7:31 a.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - A caller said that a woman who lives in the back of her restaurant …

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Police blotter: June 13-18


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 13-18.

June 13

7:31 a.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - A caller said that a woman who lives in the back of her restaurant was harassing her and accusing the caller of stealing her dog.

9:21 a.m. Theft of a motor vehicle, Fernandez Lane - A woman had left her keys in her green Subaru at Cruz Alta Road and Apple Court. When she came to where she had parked, the vehicle was stolen.

9:41 a.m. Animal noise, Weimer Road - A caller said her neighbor's dogs were barking and crying constantly on Weimer Road. The neighbor would not bring the dogs inside the home, the caller said.

9:50 a.m. Breaking and entering, Waste Water Treatment Plant - Someone had cut the fence to the treatment plant and stolen some items.

1 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Five Star Burger - A caller said that a driver in a white 2006 Jeep Commander hit their vehicle and then left the area. The caller said there were other witnesses to the hit-and-run.

3:38 p.m. Welfare check, Walgreens - An intoxicated man and woman were harassing people and trying to beat them up at the bus stop.

3:48 p.m. Welfare check, Cavalry Court - A domestic dispute was developing between a man and his wife.

4:59 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Civic Plaza Drive - A man was seen hitting a woman walking east along the roadway.

9:22 p.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A caller said that a man was harassing her and punched out her window.

10:06 p.m. Reckless driver, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church - A caller said a driver in an SUV was doing donuts in the parking lot.

June 14

6:46 a.m. Burglary commercial, Taos Ale House - Someone was inside the bar, trying to steal some wine. A window was shattered on the business. A male suspect, possibly a former employee, was on foot headed toward the Verizon store.

10:06 a.m. Animal stray, Camino de la Placita - A caller said that their neighbor's cats kept coming into her yard.

12:19 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Morada Lane - A caller had gone to the dentist. When she returned home, she noticed that her deadbolt was unlocked and her security alarm had been turned off. She said she was sure she had locked the door and activated the alarm before she left.

12:56 p.m. Animal stray, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A caller said a cat was caught in a trap that needed to be picked up.

2:50 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A man in a Volkswagen stopped his vehicle in front of a store, threw his keys and walked away.

4:53 p.m. Theft-identity, Toalne Street - A caller said he was scammed on Craigslist. He said that his identity, social security number and license number were all stolen.

5:29 p.m. Law, unknown problem, The Alley Cantina - A caller said he was having a nice night with his friend when he got into an argument with a bartender. He said the bouncer then picked him up and threw him outside on the sidewalk.

8:06 p.m. Alcohol offense adult, Mondo Italiano - A caller said a woman had shown up drunk at the restaurant.

9:08 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Trujillo Lane - A driver hit a stop sign, causing the sign to fly into the middle of the street. The driver then fled the area.

June 15

8:30 a.m. Law, unknown problem, El Camino Lodge - A caller wanted to report that a license plate had been stolen from a vehicle in the motel's parking lot.

11:06 a.m. Traffic accident, injury, Walgreens - A caller said there had been an accident, and the individuals involved were screaming at each other.

11:38 a.m. Burglary automobile, Zuni Street - A caller said her vehicle had been broken into.

1:36 p.m. Trespassing, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A group of vagrants had bought some alcohol from Walmart and were getting rowdy, disturbing a tenant in the area.

6:49 p.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A caller said someone was threatening to harm her. When asked who she was or where she was, the caller became irate.

June 16

2:42 a.m. Fire, structure, Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic - A passerby said they saw smoke at the veterinary clinic.

8:22 a.m. Warrant, Cordoba Lane - A caller said his friend showed up at his house with a shotgun and asked him to take it away from him. The caller said his friend has a history of mental illness and should not have weapons.

11:53 a.m. Larceny, Walmart - A caller said his wallet had been stolen from Walmart on Thursday.

7:04 p.m. Welfare check, Spin and Sparkle Laundromat - A man wearing all black was stumbling into the roadway.

9:07 p.m. DUI alcohol or drugs, El Camino Lodge - A caller said a two-vehicle accident had occurred with injuries. One of the people involved was on his knees in the roadway.

9:47 p.m. Trespassing, Las Milpas - Two homeless men were squatting at a residence in the area.

10:14 p.m. Larceny, Berninghaus Street - A caller said someone had stolen their spare key from outside their home sometime in the morning.

June 17

2:39 a.m. Welfare check, Bud's Cut Flowers & More - A man in a wheelchair had been passed out at the side of the store for about three hours.

11:02 a.m. Assault, Seco Lane - A caller said she was visiting her father when he attacked her.

12:42 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Urgent Care - A man was continually calling 911 from Sandoval County and was becoming hostile.

1:23 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, La Posta Road - A man with a chisel was doing something suspicious to the waterhole cover.

1:05 p.m. Battery, Holy Cross Hospital - A man checking in at the hospital punched a clipboard, which hit a nurse.

2:40 p.m. Shoplifting, Taos Mercantile Co. - A man came into the store, stole some socks and then ran toward Taos Mountain Candles.

5:04 p.m. Disorderly conduct, McDonald's - A caller said that a deputy was fighting with a woman and trying to get her into handcuffs.

7:56 p.m. Fall, Smith's - A 68-year-old man fell in the parking lot and was bleeding from the head.

8:34 p.m. Larceny, Taos Community Auditorium - A man wearing a backpack walked into the theater and stole money out of a wallet that was in a side room.

June 18

7:41 a.m. Animal stray, Smith's - A caller wanted to speak to animal control regarding a skinny dog that was running loose in the area.

9:21 a.m. Agency assistance, Bent Street - A caller was about to cut down a large tree on Paseo del Pueblo Norte in front of the Taos Center for the Arts. They needed to speak with someone about scheduling a road closure because they would need to get a crane in there.

11:20 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A man on the side of a building in the area was yelling and cursing while on the phone, making people uncomfortable.

11:37 a.m. Shots fired, Valverde Commons Drive - A caller said some people at a house at the corner of the roadway appeared to be target shooting. They were concerned about a ricochet bullet.

11:45 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Apache Street - A man in a gray truck parked off of Sipapu was shooting a BB gun at prairie dogs.

12:11 p.m. Welfare check, Nusenda Federal Credit Union- A man was passed out in the bushes.

1:09 p.m. Harassment, Kentucky Fried Chicken - Some people were harassing customers at the restaurant.

3:24 p.m. Missing juvenile, DreamTree Project - A 17-year-old male had run away from the area.

3:47 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Taco Bell - A man was seen hitting a woman in a blue Chevy in the drive-thru lane.

6:12 p.m. Welfare check, Antigua de Mexico Imports - Two men were drinking and smoking behind Graystone Furniture. The caller was concerned they were about to start a fire.

10:09 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons - A man wearing a white T-shirt and baggy pants was attempting to steal a bottle of alcohol.


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