Police Blotter

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 2 - 7, 2021 Visit taosnews.com for a complete report.

June 2

1:24 a.m. Domestic Disturbance, Camino de la Placitas - Caller said a woman was lying on the ground and a male wearing orange shorts was standing over her.

6:48 a.m. Sick Person, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - Officers saw a man near the back of Albertsons who looked like he was beaten up. He was not beaten up, but rather had been in a culvert for three days. He was taken to Holy Cross.

3:43 p.m. Public Indecency, Randall Lane - Caller said a man was taking his clothes off in a field and was visible from the mailboxes. No contact was made with anyone in the field.

7:57 p.m Overdose, McDonalds - Caller said a man waiting in line at the drive-thru dove into the fence. He was given CPR and two doses of narcan were administered. He was taken to Holy Cross.

June 3

5:08 a.m. Trespassing, Smith's - Caller said a man was shining lights at all the vehicles and the store. The store was not open and he was refusing to leave. He told an officer he was collecting change and was asked to leave.

9:43 a.m. Welfare Check, Ace Hardware - Caller said a skinny man with no shirt dragging a cross was being followed by several guys in a truck, and they were flipping him off. Contact was made and the man said he was taking a cross up the hill and that the "end is soon."

11:29 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances, Allsup's Northside - Caller said a silver car had been at one of the pumps for an hour and wanted someone to check it out. The woman told officers she was ordering pizza.

June 4

7:04 a.m. Fire, Kit Carson Park - Caller said someone started a fire in one of the bathrooms by the baseball fields. The fire had burnt out by the time firefighters arrived.

8:55 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances, Youth and Family Center - Caller said a man was filming and acting strange. He left the property before an officer arrived.

5:19 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances, Nusenda - Caller said a man with dark hair was carrying a machete walking toward the plaza on the sidewalk. Officers took the machete from him and let him go.

June 5

7:13 a.m. Information Report, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Caller said he and his wife were high on marijuana and were fighting. He said the only weapon involved had been "coffee."

1:31 p.m. Disturbing the Peace, Rivera's Funeral Home - Caller said a man wearing a grey shirt was throwing rocks at cars in the roadway, and said the man looked angry. No contact was made.

4:32 p.m. Trespassing, Super 8 - Employee said a man was caught smoking marijuana in a room and was charged with a smoking fee, but that he was causing problems, saying that the staff was robbing him. He was removed from the property.

7:02 p.m. Domestic Disturbance, Quality Inn - Caller said her boyfriend beat her up in a car then dropped her off at the hotel. Officers got a description, but were unable to make contact.

10:01 p.m. Domestic Disturbance/Shots Fired, Camino de la Placitas - Multiple callers said they heard gunshots and a man and woman fighting and screaming. The firearm was secured and the man was arrested.

June 6

1:34 p.m. Disturbing the Peace, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - Caller said a man in a grey shirt was acting violent, irate and was making threats.

2:30 p.m. Traffic Accident, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Caller said there was a head-on collision by the El Prado car wash and one vehicle was smoking. Both drivers turned down medical attention.

10:07 p.m. Fire, Mary Medina Building - Caller said they could see flames coming from the back of the Mary Medina building. Firefighters found the shed behind the building completely engulfed in flames. The fire was put out and contained to the shed.

June 7

9:29 a.m. Theft of a Motor Vehicle - Caller said their mother left the car on and someone took off with it.

10:38 a.m. Property Lost, Smith's - Caller said her wallet was stolen out of her shopping cart while she was shopping.

9:11. p.m. Battery, Camino del Santiago - Caller said a man was at her house and destroyed the house, and an elderly woman fell in the commotion. They suspected he was under the influence.

- Compiled by Will Hooper

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