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The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from July 24-29. July 24 11:16 a.m. Welfare check, Mondo Italiano – A caller said there were some people shooting up behind the … more
The Taos District Attorney’s Office this month determined that a Taos Police investigation into whether a woman was drugged and possibly raped at the Taos Inn on May 16 turned up no evidence to … more
Patrick Larkin, owner of World Cup Café in Taos, was reported missing on Tuesday (Aug. 27), a day before law enforcement found an unidentified body in the sagebrush near Cuchilla Road in … more
For their next Taos Magistrate Court judge, Taos County residents will have three choices come this primary election day: Edwardo Martinez, a veteran New Mexico State Police lieutenant and a graduate … more
Law enforcement is still trying to determine why an Indiana man and his girlfriend sped through Taos during a police pursuit that began in Río Arriba County and ended in Colfax County Tuesday … more
A woman who lost her brother to alcoholism. A mother raising her grandchild after her son became addicted to methamphetamine. A tribal judge who sees addiction every day in the defendants who come … more
The following is a selected overview of recent case activity in or related to the Taos County court system. All dates and times are subject to change. Editor's note: A jury trial that had been … more
Three men accused in an armed robbery of a Peñasco food market this week appeared for arraignments in Taos Magistrate Court on Thursday (Nov. 14). Terance Quintana, 22, who New Mexico State … more
A man accused of raping and kidnapping a woman in Española this month was arrested Monday night in Taos after evading apprehension for nearly six months on separate charges. Rafael Orozco, 25, is facing one count each of criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and interference with communication, along with several other charges. more
A prosecutor with the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in early May dismissed one of two rape cases filed against a male student at Taos High School in 2018, laying the blame for … more
A district court judge in Taos issued a preliminary injunction today (April 2) that prevents a loose association of water protestors from staging further action at a water well in El Prado. Buck … more
January 24: Harassment, Smith’s – A caller said some men sitting at the tables outside the store were harassing customers. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 3-8. April 3 7:32 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Valverde Street – A caller said there was a man in his mid-30s … more
Watching video footage of George Floyd's last moments - gasping for air as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck - triggers vivid memories for Walter Turner.His son Daniel Turner, 40, also … more
Andrew Montoya, a lieutenant at the Taos County jail, learned a long time ago that corrections work requires officers to maintain a high level of integrity, while also placing them within reach of … more
When he was 12 years old, John Gamble's face peered out from behind a football helmet on the front page of the Carlsbad Current-Argus -- he was the quarterback for the Spartans, a local youth team. A few years later, Gamble was on the front page for a different reason -- at 16, he had killed a friend. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder, and a judge sent him to prison for 60 years. more
Dec. 17, Taos Plaza – A caller said a “big hippie psychedelic bus” was parked in the parking spaces at U.S. Bank and was blocking traffic. more
Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said unidentified remains had been found Monday (Aug. 6) at a remote compound in Northern New Mexico where two men had been arrested and 11 children taken into … more
New Mexico State Police named Mark Fitch on Thursday (May 30) as the Angel Fire Police Officer who fatally shot the owner of a home that burned May 5 near Monte Verde Lake. Fitch encountered the … more
Nov. 22, 8:10 p.m., Weimer Road – A caller said a golden lab looked like it had been shot across the street. An animal control officer found the dog dead when they arrived. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Nov. 20-25. Find more blotter for the week at 2012:07 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Valverde Street - A caller said … more
The crash killed 25-year-old Hannah Metzger and 33-year-old Cedrick Kober. A third passenger, Cody Woolard, then 26, suffered life-threatening injuries, including a traumatic brain injury that left him partially paralyzed. more
A man was shot dead near the Talpa Community Center in Taos County late Thursday afternoon (Oct. 25), according to Taos County Emergency Services Chief Chris Medina. more
Jan. 13, Callejon Road – A green Chevy truck hauling a camper went off the road and landed face down in a ditch. more
Five adults accused of keeping 11 children in sordid conditions at a remote compound in Northern New Mexico appeared for an arraignment Wednesday (Aug. 8) in Taos Magistrate Court, but prosecutors … more
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