Police blotter Feb. 7-12


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Feb. 7-12.

Feb. 7

 7:10 a.m. Harassment, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – Two or three people were being very irate. Postal workers had asked them to leave, but they were refusing.

7:53 a.m. Welfare check, Vista Grande High School – A man was lying on the other side of the fence in the arroyo between the two schools.

8:39 a.m. Fraud-forgery, Super Save – A customer paid with a counterfeit $10 dollar bill, but said they didn’t know where it had come from.

8:43 a.m. Larceny, Holy Cross Hospital – The caller said they had $200 stolen sometime on Monday or Tuesday. They said their daughter had left the money in a purse in a rented vehicle in the parking lot.

8:52 a.m. Larceny, Taos Police Department – A walk-in said that some bracelets, rings and earrings had been stolen.

10:07 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, Taos Youth and Family Center – The caller said there was a blue Mustang in the dirt with the trunk open.

11:30 a.m. Assault, Sun God Lodge – A guest was throwing rocks at a motel worker.

12:10 a.m. Agency assistance, Fred Baca Park – A waste management worker had pulled someone over who had been driving without a tarp on their truck and was throwing trash all over.

1:20 p.m. Drug dealing, Sun God Lodge – The caller said that the maintenance guy was trafficking heroin and methamphetamine. They said his girlfriend is a known drug user and drives a blue car that had just pulled up to the room.

1:33 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Albertsons – A tall Hispanic man with a shaved head was trying to get into vehicles parked on the side of the grocery store.

5:51 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – Two women were putting makeup in their purses.

7:05 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Council Chambers – The caller said there was a hot-topic meeting happening. They wanted someone to stand by and keep the peace.

8:11 p.m. Welfare check, World Cup – The caller wanted an officer to call the women’s shelter to see if they could take in a woman for the night.

Feb. 8

1:38 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Montoya Street – The caller said that a man had just beaten her up. She said she was trying to drive away “for her life.”

9:52 a.m. Animal stray, Blumenschein Street – The caller said there was a white dog roaming the neighborhood that almost attacked her when she was taking out the trash.

6:25 p.m. Criminal damage, Shell gas station, 1137 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A man in a dark-colored jacket was breaking a window on a vehicle. The caller said there was someone inside the vehicle.

10:03 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Mariposa Lane – The caller said their upstairs neighbors were being loud. She had asked them to quiet it down, but they refused. The caller had a child in the home that was trying to sleep.

10:35 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Roberts Lane – Someone was trying to break into a car across the street.

11:33 p.m. Alcohol offense adult, Allsup’s, 507 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller said that two men were drunk in a green Ford truck. They were trying to fight a customer for no reason.

Feb. 9

1 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Deal Lane – The caller said it sounded like a party was going on in the warehouse across the street from the Eagle’s Club.

11:23 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Walmart – The caller said he found a purse and a license plate in the bed of his truck.

11:48 a.m. Larceny, Cordoba Lane – The caller wanted to report larceny at their home. They said that someone had stolen jewelry, including a pearl necklace.

12:42 p.m. Assault, Dea Lane – A man had choked another man in the area sometime during the night.

1:36 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Albertsons – The caller said his vehicle was stolen, but then revised his report when he found that someone had just driven it behind the grocery store.

1:39 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Community Against Violence – The caller said they needed an officer right away to deal with a disruptive woman who was becoming violent.

3:37 p.m. Explosion, Five Star Burger – A 30-year-old man was working in the kitchen when a grill exploded. The man said he heard a loud bang and then started experiencing chest pains.

5:51 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Calle Conquistador – The caller said she had sold a car to a man who was refusing to pay her.

6:53 p.m. Alcohol offense adult, Five Star Burger – A highly intoxicated woman was leaving the restaurant, driving a silver Toyota Prius.

8:31 p.m. Public affray, Pizza Hut – The caller said there were three individuals fighting in the back.

8:51 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Holy Cross Hospital – The caller said they had just discharged someone from a room and found something in a bag that looked like heroin.

9:11 p.m. Suspicious circumstance,  Paseo del Cañon – The caller said they could hear someone walking around on their roof.

Feb. 10

1:36 p.m. Welfare check, Gusdorf Place – The caller wanted to report a woman who was possibly overdosing. The caller said she thought the woman could be dying.

8:49 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Camino de la Merced – The caller said a blacked out truck was parked across from Towing Unlimited that had four to five people in it. They wanted an officer to check out what they were doing.

Feb. 11

11:27 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Bent Museum – The caller said a man with long hair was trying to attack a woman. They said this man had been living there and had been urinating all over the museum.

11:33 a.m. Assault, Ledoux Street – The caller said she had received a death threat from an unknown individual.

12:05 p.m. DUI alcohol or drugs, Allsup’s, 507 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A man driving a green Ford truck with bullet holes in it had been making threats to shoot up Blake’s Lota Burger on the north side.

4:40 p.m. Shots fired, Peralta Road – The caller said they had heard three shots fired within the last minute.

5:15 p.m. Animal abuse, Challup’s Pizza – A man wearing a black coat carrying a guitar was seen kicking a dog.

Feb. 12

10:25 a.m. Property found, DreamTree Project – The caller said they had found stolen property from Wired Café in one of their residences: two big bags of coffee beans.

12:32 p.m. Burglary commercial, Taos Municipal Landfill – The caller wanted to speak to an officer regarding a break-in that occurred on Friday. They said they have security footage of the break-in.

1:19 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, La Lomita Road – The caller advised that a suspicious man was carrying a large brown canvas duffel bag.

2:13 p.m. Lockout, Cuchilla Road – The caller said they had locked their keys in their car. They said that their small child was in the car, too.

2:23 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Seco Lane – The caretaker of a home in the area said that someone was sleeping on the porch in a sleeping bag.

2:57 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Kit Carson Park – A guy driving a four-wheeler near the stage had apparently broken down.

3:16 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – A man with a shaved head had just stolen two bottles of alcohol.

3:33 p.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, Taos Academy – The caller reported that someone was possibly in possession of drugs.

4:19 p.m. Trespassing, Mary Medina Building – There were some teenagers climbing on the building, trying to get to the roof.

5:22 p.m. Harassment, Kit Carson Road – The caller said a man was threatening her via text message.

6:41 p.m. Fire, wildland, Camino del Medio – Grass and tumbleweeds were on fire across from the old Fridays.

– Compiled by John Miller


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