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The president of Oklevueha Native American Church, a controversial religious organization that uses certain narcotics in "healing ceremonies," says that a Carson resident arrested last month for … more
Ray Wilson, a public information officer with New Mexico State Police, said as of press time Wednesday (Sept. 11) that investigators had released no new information regarding the investigation into … more
A fugitive wanted on a traffic case out of Taos Magistrate Court led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Ranchos de Taos Monday morning (Sept. 9) that ended after the wanted man turned into … more
Renezmae Calzada, 5, is missing, last seen Sunday (Sept. 8) at 9:30 a.m. in an unspecified location in Española, according to an amber alert issued by the New Mexico Department of Public … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30.Aug. 2812:22 a.m. Welfare check, Subway - A caller said an employee appeared to have left a door open. An officer … more
A 59-year-old Carson woman is facing felony drug charges after New Mexico State Police said they found a sizeable marijuana grow operation, psychadelic mushrooms and peyote at her property on the … more
The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator confirmed this month that Dr. Jon Young, an 80-year-old archaeologist who lived in El Prado, died in a fire that consumed his home in January, but … more
Since O'Donnell's post circulated on social media, Montoya said his office had received multiple phone calls from callers asking whether the information in the post came from an official source … more
An arrest could be imminent in connection to the death of Patrick Larkin, the owner of World Cup Cafe in Taos whose body was found by the roadside in Llano Quemado this week. "We're looking at a … more
Larkin's death is being investigated as a homicide, according to Lt. Mark Soriano, a  Department of Public Safety spokesman.  "The investigation is ongoing," said Soriano in an email … more
Three former New Mexico law enforcement officials received a total of $900,000 after accusing former New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas of … 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
Tranquelino Romero, who is now 18 but was 17 when charged, will serve six months of probation supervised by members of the Taos Juvenile Probation & Parole Office … more
Rafael Orozco, a Taos man with three prior felony convictions, pleaded guilty on Monday (Aug. 19) to receiving a package of Suboxone strips inside the Taos County jail and deliberately setting off a … more
Doctors at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas who have been treating an Ojo Caliente man charged with killing three of his family members and two strangers on June 15, 2017 say … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Aug. 14-19. Aug. 14 10:17 a.m. Harassment, University of New Mexico-Taos – A caller said a man wearing a hat with feathers … more
Authorities say a detainee at the Taos County jail who was charged in connection to several burglaries in 2018 has been slowly chiseling through his cell wall in an apparent attempt to escape. more
Questions about Herrera's mental health have resulted in multiple delays to each case over the last two years … more
Other reports released from the investigation conclude that the cause of the house fire was arson and that a homicide investigation has been opened into the death of Herrera’s wife, Dianne Herrera … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from July 31 through Aug. 5. July 31 5:23 a.m. Welfare check, Civic Plaza Drive – A caller said an irate woman was cussing at … 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 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
A search warrant made public Tuesday (July 30) offers new details about the July 11 murder-suicide of a well-known local singer and her husband. 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
In his first months as DA, Montoya said he plans to settle in and absorb the dynamics of the office, but eventually, he said, there are areas where the DA's office can improve its operations … more
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