Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department Reports from Feb. 21-26.

Feb. 21

1:32 a.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Taos County Housing Authority – Someone reported that a stolen vehicle was parked in front of one of the houses.

8:52 a.m. Welfare check, Dreamcatcher Real Estate – The caller said that a man wearing a camouflage jacket was passed out in front of a stop sign.

8:56 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Adult Probation and Parole – The caller said that a man had been hit in the head with a tow hitch hook.

10:18 a.m. Civil complaint, Montoya Street – The caller said that his landlord was not paying his water bill. The caller said he pays rent in full, including utilities, but the water has been turned off. The water company said payment was overdue.

10:53 a.m. Information report, Taos Town Public Works – The caller said someone in the area had a bottle with gas in it and a rag coming out of it. They believed the person may have been trying to set fire to an electric pole.

1:13 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Enos Garcia Elementary – A kindergarten student had threatened a teacher. The student was in the office.

3:41 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Taos Public Library – The caller said that a female on Taos County Crime Stoppers was headed toward the library.

6:51 p.m. Criminal damage, Albertsons – The caller said that someone slashed her tires at the high school and then pulled into the Albertsons parking lot in a grey Dodge Dart.

Feb. 22

6:31 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Verde Road – The caller said that two trucks were circling the area.

8:42 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Salazar Road – A small white car with an unknown number of occupants had driven off the roadway into a ditch.

10:31 a.m. Information report, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps – A phone, bras, spandex, cash, debit cards, shoes and other items had been taken at Sand Dunes Recreation Area by a Rocky Mountain Youth Corps member.

1:33 p.m. Trespassing, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said they had a man on their bus who was irate and refusing to get off.

3:11 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Taos Inn – The caller said they saw a man with long hair dragging a woman.

Feb. 23

3:32 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Herdner Road – The caller said there was a man in a leather jacket crawling on the floor.

12:57 p.m. Assault, Taos Middle School – A student had threatened another student.

1:23 p.m. Fraud-forger, Lavadie Trailer Park – The caller said they had sold their Jeep to someone who sent them a fraudulent money order.

3:02 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Plaza – Two men were fighting on the sidewalk by the streetlight.

6:01 p.m. Warrant, Smith’s – The caller said that a man was shooting up in a red truck near the fence on the north side of the parking lot.

6:12 p.m. Welfare check, McDonald’s – A woman in black clothing was lying in the drive-through lane.

10:32 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Kit Carson Park – The caller said that their green 1996 Dodge Dakota had been stolen from the parking lot at Kit Carson Park.

Feb. 24

11:12 a.m. Missing juvenile, DreamTree Project – The caller said they had a 17-year-old male who had been missing since Wednesday night.

12:07 p.m. Civil standby, Brooks Street – The caller said she needed a civil standby at a residence. She said she had been involved in a domestic incident with a man who is a martial artist and has samurai swords.

12:18 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Juan Largo Lane – Four or five men were outside singing very loudly.

2:01 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Popolo’s Games – The caller said her vehicle had been stolen on Monday and was recovered; however, her Playstation 4 and Magic Cards were missing. She said she believed someone had stolen the items and was planning to sell them to someone at Popolo’s Games.

6:42 p.m. Traffic accident, fatal, State Road 150 – The caller said there had been a single-vehicle rollover with one ejection.

9:20 p.m. Harassment, Hinde Place – The caller said someone was harassing them and said, “They were going to burn [expletive] down.”

11:29 p.m. Loitering, Albertsons – The caller said that a bunch of juveniles were driving recklessly around the parking lot.

Feb. 25

4:14 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Holy Cross Hospital – A man and his significant other were causing trouble and destroying property in the waiting room.

1:14 p.m. Stalking, Dollar Tree – The caller said that some people were stalking him, following him everywhere.

2:11 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Smith’s – Two women were on the side of the building smoking something out of a pipe.

3:41 p.m. Welfare check, Walmart – The caller said they had an intoxicated man yelling and swearing on the north side of the building.

Feb. 26

8:02 a.m. Trespassing, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A highly intoxicated man was passed out in the lobby.

9:59 a.m. Law, unknown problem, La Posta Place – The caller said they had a message regarding finding coffee beans in one of the casitas at DreamTree Project. They wanted to speak to an officer.

11:26 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Enos Garcia Elementary – The caller was requesting Officer Henry Sanchez at the main building, stating that they had a student who they have been having problems with.

4 p.m. Reckless drivers, Camino de la Serna – People were driving multiple vehicles in the area at a high rate of speed.

4:44 p.m. Trespassing, Albertsons – Two men were harassing a manager and refusing to leave.

6:04 p.m. Larceny, Albertsons – A woman had been caught stealing makeup.

6:48 p.m. Be on the lookout, Overland Sheepskin Co. – A blue Toyota 4Runner was swerving in and out of lane post 47, last seen headed southbound into town by Overland Sheepskin.

7:05 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos High School – The caller said her 16-year-old son had come home and said that the word around school was that there would be four active shooters tomorrow.

7:39 p.m. Shots fired, Calle del Monte – The caller said they heard 20-30 gunshots, which sounded like they were coming from about a half-mile away.

7:48 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller said there were three suspicious males inside and two outside. The caller said they looked like “hippies.”

– Compiled by John Miller


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