Best of 2017 Blotter favorites in text and cartoon


Jan. 7, 11:14 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Dolan Street – Caller advised that at the fourth house on the left-hand side, there is a big willow tree and people were fighting. The caller could also hear a loud chainsaw and wanted someone to check it out.

Jan. 8, 10:29 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Youth and Family Center – Caller stated that they were having a hockey game with El Paso, and the families were getting upset. They wanted an officer to go by, so there wouldn’t be a fight.

Jan. 18, 1:34 p.m. Fraud-forgery, 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Peoples Bank – There were two individuals wanting to file charges against their child for withdrawing money from their account.

Jan. 30, 8:25 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Walmart – Caller advised that he and his friend ran into Walmart. When they came back, his white 1995 Ford F-150 extended cab with Iowa plates had been stolen.

March 12, 11:54 a.m. Warrant, Walmart – A subject was at Walmart in the men’s department. When the man saw an off-duty officer, he hid in the clothes.

April 7, 1:19 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Brooks Street - Some individuals were in a rental and had locked themselves out of the house. They were in the hot tub and were now freezing.

June 11, 12:54 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Kachina Lodge - There was an IV bag alongside other surgical instruments in a big box that was found in one of the rooms.

June 16, 3:32 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Paseo del Cañón East - Someone reported that a man gave a clerk at the KFC drive-through a brand-new $100 bill. The manager at the window apparently had given the man the “old bill” and subsequently refused to take the new bill and told the man to leave.

July 19, 7:04 p.m. Animal abuse, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – People in the Lotaburger parking lot were allegedly throwing rocks at crows; they claimed that a crow had attacked them.

July 22, 5:31 a.m. Trespassing, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A vagrant was reportedly trespassing on the Hampton Inn’s property; “the individual and his burrito” were escorted off the premises.

Aug. 18, 8:31 a.m. Animal stray, Kit Carson Park – The “donkey guy” was grazing his donkeys in the park. The caller was unsure if he was picking up after them.

4:35 p.m. Narcotics offense adult, Phil’s Electrica – There was a man and a woman with tattoos who were shooting up drugs into their feet across from the store.

Aug. 23, 9:14 a.m. Welfare check, Salazar Road – A man was laying on the ground in a sleeping bag eating donuts and napping.

Sept. 3, 2:52 p.m. Property lost, Allsup’s (south) – A man called from Raton and stated that he had been at the gas station in Taos and thought he had left his 9 mm Glock 43 in the bathroom.

Sept. 7, 4:11 p.m. Traffic hazard, Walmart – There were some donkeys and a wagon blocking traffic in front of Walmart.

Sept. 13, 7:15 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – Two shoplifters, who had taken tomato salsa and salad dressing, were being held upstairs.

Oct. 23, 12:59 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, World Cup – A man kept going into the coffee shop and asking for hugs, but no one wanted to give him any.

Oct. 27, 9:51 p.m. Citizen assist, Quality Inn – The caller said they hit a moose in the morning on their way into Taos.

Nov. 4, 9:09 p.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, DreamTree Project – A male caller said that he was smoking K2. He said that the aliens came and got him and took him to Jupiter ...

Nov. 16, 11:47 a.m. Law, unknown problem, La Lomita Trailer Park – The caller said that there was a travel trailer at the trailer park with 46 parakeet birds in it. They said that the owners are breeding and selling the birds.

Nov. 17, 3:40 p.m. Welfare check, Dea Lane – The caller said there was a couple having sex in a vehicle, other people arguing and a “tall woman who dropped her teeth.” The caller advised they would get a shotgun and “wait.”

Dec. 9, 6:20 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Inn – There was a naked man in the bathroom asking for cocaine.

Dec. 13, 6:26 p.m. Criminal damage, Cid’s – A suspicious looking male was damaging items in the store and walked out into the parking lot. The man was wearing a long blue cape, gold dress and a monkey hat.