Crime
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Mother of Taos bank burglar says son had suffered grand mal seizure, mental episodes

The question of why a Las Vegas man allegedly broke into a Taos community bank on Thursday (April 19) with no apparent motive could be explained by a seizure that nearly killed him last year, … more

Man accused in beating of two women tells his side of the story

Eli Crowe, a 47-year-old Montezuma man wanted on two counts of aggravated battery for the alleged Aug. 26 beating of two Pueblo women at Llano Hot Springs, recently reached out to local authorities … more

Bond lowered in fatal Rio Grande car crash case

A hearing held on Thursday (Oct. 5) in the case of Juan Espinoza - a 21-year-old Bakersfield, Calif. resident charged with multiple counts of homicide by vehicle connected to a car crash that killed … more

Suspect arraigned, vehicle recovered in Gorge Bridge hit-and-run

Juan Rodelas, a 22-year-old Ranchos de Taos man, was arraigned Wednesday morning (Aug. 9) in Taos County Magistrate Court on charges connected to a grisly hit-and-run Saturday (Aug. 5) near the … more

NM Supreme Court reverses indictment dismissals in KCEC robbery

The New Mexico Supreme Court this week reversed the dismissal of two indictments connected to the 2013 armed robbery of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative in Taos, holding that a former Taos District … more

Burglary defendants take pleas

When Taos Police made two arrests and recovered more than a dozen firearms matching a list of weapons stolen from a Taos gun store last spring, officers thought they had given the 8th Judicial … more

'That was a lapse that shouldn't have happened'

As a Rio Arriba County jail guard deals with paperwork, a shirtless Damian Herrera casually walks into view of a surveillance camera in the jail's booking area. After the guard gets up and goes into … more

Plea deal bungled, hearing delayed in child rape case

A proposed plea agreement signed by prosecution and defense attorneys in the case of Raymond Martinez, who was accused of raping and molesting children in 2015, fumbled its way into Taos District … more

Taos County Sheriff's Office Deputy arraigned

Sgt. Ricky M. Romero of the Taos County Sheriff's Office rose from the benches in Eighth Judicial District Court around 1:10 p.m. Monday (April 24) to be arraigned one count of Medicaid fraud, 10 … more

Police blotter

The following is a condensed version of Taos County police reports from Dec. 27-Jan. 1. more
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