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June 17, 9:02 a.m., Overflowing acequia, Vista del Sol Road — A man called police to report a nearby acequia was flooding his home.

Tony F. Medina is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant on charges of; Receiving Stolen Property (Retaining)(a Firearm)(4th degree Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance, to wit: Heroin (4th degree Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting, Evading or Obstructing an Officer, and Failure to Yield.

June 7, 10:20 a.m., Larceny, Mariposa Place — Three clay flower pots were stolen from a resident’s patio. The resident told police she felt very violated and unsafe.

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Tyler S. Baker is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Comply with Conditions of Release on charges of Trafficking Controlled Substances (Possession with Intent)(Narcotic or Meth)(1st Offense)(2nd degree Felony and Use of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (a misdemeanor).

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May 29, 5:21 p.m., Shoplifting, Paseo del Pueblo Sur — A woman at Albertson’s reportedly stuffed a coffee maker in her pants and left the store in a white Toyota T100.

Andrew Lucero is wanted on a Magistrate Court Arrest Warrant for Robbery and Assault with Intent to Commit a Violent Felony (Robbery).

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May 12, 8:55 a.m., Welfare check, Paseo del Pueblo Sur — A man with a black mohawk and woman wearing a black tank top were spotted pushing two children in a grocery store shopping cart down the road. A caller asked police check on the family.

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James L. Lawson is wanted on a Magistrate Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for a Pre-Trial Hearing on a charge of Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member.

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May 4, 1:46 a.m., Alexander Street — A woman attempted to break into a man’s home. He offered to drive her home. She then attacked [him].

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Noah Hardaway is wanted on a District Court Arrest Warrant for Receiving Stolen Property (Dispose)(over 2,500 but not more than 20,000)(4th Degree Felony).

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April 27, 5:58 p.m., Paseo del Pueblo Sur — A highly intoxicated man wandered into Baskin Robbins and passed out on a table.

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Morina V. Martinez is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Embezzlement. She also has a Municipal Court Bench Warrant for Driving While License is Suspended or Revoked.

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April 24, 11:56 a.m., Fraud, Ranchitos Road — A woman called police to report she had been scammed after ordering a dress online.

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April 13, 12:44 p.m., Des Georges Lane — A business owner complained to police about the strong smell of marijuana emanating from a neighbor’s residence. The business owner said their neighbor had a permit to grow marijuana but suggested the smell had become a nuisance.

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Adrian A. Martinez is wanted on two Municipal Court Bench Warrants, one for Resisting, Evading or Obstructing a Peace Officer and the other for Filing a False Police Report.

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April 9, 8:48 a.m., Shoplifting, Paseo del Pueblo Sur — A woman purchased groceries at SuperSave and then reportedly attempted to steal a burrito from the same store. When staff approached her, she begged they not call police. When they started to call police, she ran from the store, leaving behind the groceries she purchased.

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March 26, 12:14 p.m., Lost property, Camino de la Merced — A woman lost a diamond and turquoise ring in the parking lot of Smith’s Food and Drug. The ring was custom made, she told police, and stamped “Santa Fe.”

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March 21, 4:34 p.m., Accident with injuries, Herdner Road — A motorcyclist reportedly drove into a fence. The driver then pushed the motorcycle west on Herdner Road towards Salazar Road.

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March 15, 10:20 a.m., Breaking and entering, Don Fernando Road — A man was reported to be intruding in the rectory at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

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Angelo Maestas is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant on 2 counts of Conspiracy to Bring Contraband into a Juvenile Detention Facility; a Magistrate Court Warrant on a Traffic Citation and a Municipal Court Warrant for Shoplifting.

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March 4, 2015, 12:14 p.m., Alcohol offenses, State Road 150 — An intoxicated man was reportedly riding a bicycle, falling off repeatedly in the process.

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Jonathan Adrian Lopez is now wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant for Armed Robbery, as well as an Adult Probation & Parole Arrest Warrant for violation of his terms of Parole.

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Justin E. Trujillo is wanted on an Adult Probation & Parole Arrest Order for a Violation of his Probation by Failure to Report as Directed. He was Convicted of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Battery.

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9:47 a.m., Shoplifting, Paseo del Pueblo Sur — Staff at Walmart reported a woman refused to stop shoplifting items from the store. She reportedly left on foot heading west on Camino de la Merced. The woman was reported to have been wearing a red velour jumpsuit and carrying a black diaper bag.

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Joseph S. Tafoya is wanted on a Magistrate Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on charges of Great Bodily Harm by Vehicle, Aggravated DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident (with Great Bodily Harm of Death), Criminal Damage to Property, and Reckless Driving.

Feb. 14, 7:08 a.m., Paseo del Pueblo Sur — A caller said she bought a balloon the previous evening and was informed it would last approximately three months. The caller said she was promised the ability to exchange the balloon if it did not last. The balloon did not remain airborne for three months but the balloon retailer reportedly did not honor her offer to exchange the balloon and spoke profanely with the caller. The caller said she did not think the woman who sold her the balloon should be allowed to vend inside the town of Taos.

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Feb. 4, 2:59 p.m., Suspicious person, Montoya Road — Small children, estimated to be approximately 10 years of age, were reportedly driving a white truck.

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Raymond M. Martinez is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant on charges of: Criminal Sexual Penetration, 1st Degree (Child under 13), 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor (Child under 13)(Unclothed)(2 counts), 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor (Force or Coercion)

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Jan. 27, 8:03 a.m., Welfare check, Siler Road — A caller said it appeared a woman was using drugs and sharing them with her child.

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Bryan B. Howser is wanted on a 8th Judicial District Court Drug Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on charges of Burglary (4th degree felony), Larceny (4th degree felony) and Possession of Burglary Tools (4th degree felony).

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Jan. 25, 3 p.m., Trespass, Paseo del Pueblo Sur — A caller said two men were on her property trying to start a bonfire. The men were reportedly chased off by other tenants.

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Carlos DelValle is wanted on a Magistrate Court Arrest Warrant on charges of Forgery (2 counts)(both 4th degree felonies), Making False Affidavit-Perjury (2 counts)(both 4th degree felonies), Driving While License is Revoked (DWI), Concealing Identity, Speeding, and License to be Carried.

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Jan. 19, 11:02 p.m., Battery, Camino de la Merced — A caller said three or four men were fighting behind a store. The caller said she heard the men arguing and one man ask “please don’t hit me anymore.”

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Jan. 10, 12:44 p.m., Suspicious activity, Cruz Alta Road — A woman reported finding a bloody blanket and gun in a dumpster.

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Jan. 2, 5:18 p.m., Archuleta Lane — A caller said neighbors were harassing her. They took her to court, knocked over her wood pile, put things in her driveway to puncture her tires and cut her electric line, the woman alleged.

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Daniel Marcos Montoya is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant as well as an Adult Probation & Parole Arrest Order for Violations of his Probation/Parole for Failure to Comply with his Conditions of Probation on charges of Breaking and Entering, Battery upon a Household Member and Resisting/Evading an Officer.

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Dec. 27, 6:32 p.m. Taos Plaza — A caller said youths were breaking holiday lights at the gazebo in Taos Plaza.

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Richard F. Valerio is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on charges of False Imprisonment and Aggravated Battery Upon a Household Member.

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Dec. 16, 10:19 a.m., Disturbing the peace, Taos Plaza — A man was reportedly playing guitar and screaming profanity.

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Isaac Vigil is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on charges of Shoplifting and Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting (both felonies).

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Dec. 12, 8:42 p.m., Suspicious person, Paseo del Pueblo Norte — A man was seen walking between a local hotel and a museum with his pants down.

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Julian F. Sanchez is wanted on a Magistrate Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay Fines on a charge of Battery Against a Household Member and Violation of a Restraining Order Prohibiting Domestic Violence.

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Dec. 3, 8:14 a.m., Criminal damage, Weimer Road — A state vehicle was reportedly vandalized. A caller said it was written on and pelted with eggs.

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Jerome Dominguez, a/k/a Jerome Medina is wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant on a Grand Jury Indictment on a charge of Child Abuse (resulting in Great Bodily Harm)(a 1st degree felony).

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