Police arrest wanted man near Weimer Road in Taos

Arrest made following vehicle, foot pursuits


Updated May 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Police arrested a wanted Ranchos de Taos man near Weimer Road in Taos Monday afternoon (May 14).

Officers captured 30-year-old Andrew Duran around 3:30 p.m. in a small cul-de-sac on Delicado Lane, located off of La Luz Drive, following a vehicle and foot pursuit.

Taos Police Chief David Trujillo stated later on Monday that Duran had been wanted on a Taos Adult Probation & Parole "arrest order," for which Trujillo did not provide further detail.

According to Taos Central Dispatch reports, the incident began when a probation officer encountered Andrew Duran traveling in a vehicle on the south end of Taos just before 3 p.m.

When the officer attempted to apprehend Duran, the 30-year-old allegedly exited his vehicle, a 1996 Dodge, near La Luz Drive, not far south of the Taos Youth and Family Center and about a mile north of Holy Cross Hospital.

Duran evaded capture for about 30 minutes, before officers found him hiding underneath a vehicle and placed him under arrest without further incident.

Court records show multiple cases filed against Duran over the past several years – primarily for DWI and drug trafficking. His most recent case was opened in February 2014, showing a charge for aggravated DWI. Duran pleaded guilty to the charge and paid fines before the case was closed.

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