Crime

Taos Police blotter: Feb. 13-18

Compiled by John Miller
jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 2/22/19

Feb. 131:21 a.m. Burglary residential, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said his window had been broken and his dog was missing. An officer later discovered the dog inside the home and suspected the caller was drunk.

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Crime

Taos Police blotter: Feb. 13-18

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

Feb. 13

1:21 a.m. Burglary residential, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said his window had been broken and his dog was missing. An officer later discovered the dog inside the home and suspected the caller was drunk.

7:20 a.m. Welfare check, Cruz Alta Road – A caller was requesting frequent patrols in the area because they suspected someone was trying to break into vehicles and houses along Camino de la Serna.

9:31 a.m. Public affray, Taos Middle School – A caller wanted to report two male students who were fighting in a school office.

9:34 a.m. Criminal damage, Town Hall Drive – A caller said someone had tried to break into his house on Feb. 12 around 5 p.m. An officer later found that someone had damaged the fence behind the caller's property.

1:58 p.m. Information report, DreamTree Project – A caller said a youth had been receiving threatening and obscene text messages from a male individual.

2:40 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Cruz Alta Road – A caller said a Hispanic man was chasing a young girl down the street and yelling at her.

10:11 p.m. Fire, Leatherman Lane – A caller said a garbage can had caught fire. An officer later learned the homeowners had put hot embers in the trash.

Feb. 14

10:15 a.m. Harassment, Taos Middle School – A caller said that another student had been bullying her child.

10:36 a.m. Burglary automobile, South Trapper Road – A caller said his car had been broken into during the night. Someone had taken a bunch of keys he had kept in the tray between the seats.

1:32 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Los Pandos Road – A caller said she had been in a bad accident with another woman who provided her with insurance information that turned out to be false.

4:12 p.m. Warrant, IHop – An officer detained a wanted individual near the restaurant.

4:16 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Albertsons – A caller said she had received text messages from her boss’s phone asking her to buy some gift cards for a meeting. She later learned the messages were not from her boss and that the request was a scam.

5:50 p.m. Lockout, Enos Garcia Elementary – A caller said that he and his son had been accidentally locked inside the school.

9:37 p.m. Natural disaster, Archuleta Lane – A caller said she was concerned her home was going to start flooding. She said the water kept rising and she was worried she was going to have to fight it all night.

Feb. 15

12:05 a.m. Welfare check, Cavalry Court – A woman was sending messages threatening to kill herself.

4:47 a.m. Prowler, Gusdorf Place – A caller said he heard someone trying to get in through the door. He and his father were inside the residence and wanted a patrol of the area.

6:34 a.m. Traffic accident, injury, State Highway 522 – A caller said his vehicle had hit some ice near San Cristóbal and flipped onto the driver’s side. There was another person in the vehicle, but no one had been pinned by the vehicle.

9:01 a.m. Sex offense adult, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said that she was getting a massage a year ago and was inappropriately touched.

10:31 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said a driver in a black Chevy truck had driven very slowly past her residence. She felt it was suspicious.

10:38 a.m. Welfare check, Walgreens – A caller said a woman was going around checking doors on vehicles as if she were trying to break in.

11:29 a.m. Information report, Taos High School – A caller said some kids had heard someone was going to come shoot up the school. The reports were later confirmed to be not credible.

4:06 p.m. Shoplifting, Dollar General – A caller said a woman had stolen an item from the store.

5:39 p.m. Larceny, Super Save – A 17-year-old caught stealing liquor had been taken to the store’s office.

9:45 p.m. Trespassing, Sagebrush Inn – A caller said staff had kicked out a man from the dance who was then trying to get back inside and fight people.

Feb. 16

7:58 a.m. Animal stray, Lund Street – A caller said some people staying next door had some animals and were letting them out to “do their business,” but weren’t cleaning up after them.

8:53 a.m. Alcohol offense adult, Taos Public Library – A man in front was drinking whiskey.

9:04 a.m. Shoplifting, Super Save – A caller said someone had stolen about $120 worth of items on Valentine’s Day.

11:27 a.m. Animal stray, Santistevan Road – A caller said her neighbor let her two pit bulls out in the front yard and they came after her.

11:35 a.m. Battery, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said someone had waved them down and told them they had been beaten up.

1:14 p.m. Shoplifting, Walgreens – A caller said a man had stolen some items from the store.

1:34 p.m. 911 Hang-up, Siler Road – A caller was yelling for help and then hung up the phone.

Feb. 17

8:05 a.m. Civil complaint, Gusdorf Road – A caller wanted an officer present when he went to get his child from the child’s mother. He said he needed to present the mother with some paperwork, but wanted to first speak with an officer.

11:12 a.m. Harassment, Valverde Street – A caller said that her soon-to-be ex-husband had hacked her phone somehow.

6:38 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Taos Ale House – A caller said a man in a white T-shirt was slamming a woman against a fence. A responding Taos Police Officer fired a taser at the individual upon arrival, but later reported her body cam wasn’t working.

Feb. 18

1:35 a.m. Information report, Bella Vista Apartments – A caller said someone was trying to break into their apartment by kicking down their door. She said she had a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old with her inside.

10:27 a.m. Information report, El Cerrito Apartments – A caller said a woman had stolen his rental vehicle sometime during the night.

3:54 p.m. Information report, DreamTree Project – A caller said that a client said her boyfriend had brandished a firearm and pointed it at her.

10:26 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Chevron, 823 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said he was at midtown and saw a guy in a white 2014 Malibu turn off his lights and pull out a gun.

– Compiled by John Miller

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