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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
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
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
Donna Motsinger was shopping at Smith's grocery store in Taos on Thursday (April 26) when she got the call she said put to rest decades of fear, shame and frustration she and so many other women had … more
David Santistevan, 36, of Ranchos de Taos, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to killing a Forth Worth, Texas, man in 2016 while driving drunk on the wrong side of … more
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
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 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
New Mexico State Police identified an abandoned vehicle belonging to missing Albuquerque man Ignacio Perez Jr. on Friday (May 18) at the Río Grande Gorge Bridge parking lot, but did not locate … 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
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
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 6-11. For the complete blotter, visit taosnews.com. June 6 12:38 a.m. Welfare check, Taos Inn – A caller said an … more
The following is a selected overview of case activity in or related to the Taos County court system. All dates and times are subject to change. Trials June 25 John Rael, jury trial – … more
Suspicious roadside fires that grew in the Talpa area late Wednesday night (June 13) drew Taos volunteer firefighters to combat the flames and Taos County Sheriff's deputies to seek a suspected … more
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