Police blotter July 5-10


This is a condensed version of the Taos Police Department blotter from July 5-10.

July 5

12:14 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Ranchitos Housing Authority - Caller advised that their neighbors were beating up a man.

12:42 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Mariposa Apartments - A woman stated that she could hear someone breaking into her house.

10:09 a.m. Larceny, Los Pandos Road - Caller advised that a rear tire was stolen off their gray Chevy Blazer.

10:22 a.m Harassment, Vigil Street - A caller wanted to report a neighbor who was harassing him and his children for lighting fireworks on July 4. Caller stated this individual was being racist and was verbally assaulting his children.

1:30 p.m. Fraud, forgery, U.S. Bank (Taos Plaza) - Caller advised that an individual was cashing fraudulent checks on the Plaza.

2:33 p.m. Criminal damage, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Caller advised that the windows on two units were shot out.

2:51 p.m. Protection order violation, Taos Public Library - A woman was walking out of the library and encountered another woman who shouted obscenities at her. The woman wanted to report that she has a restraining order against the woman who was shouting at her.

4:42 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative - An individual was at the Taos Police Department wanting to report a hit-and-run that occurred in the Kit Carson Electric Co-op parking lot.

8:16 p.m. Fireworks, Taos Community Auditorium - There was a group of people shooting off fireworks in the parking lot behind the auditorium.

July 6

12:35 a.m. Welfare check, Taco Bell - There was a male passed out behind the building. The caller could not wake him up.

8:06 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, La Cocina de Taos - A semitruck had taken out a power line right across from the restaurant.

8:12 a.m. Burglary, commercial, Vape Bros - The shop was broken into. The front door and front window were broken.

4:32 p.m. Harassment, Taos Plaza - A merchant was trying to sell and advertise his wares around the Plaza, but was continually being harassed.

11:44 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Montoya Street - A male individual had beaten up a female. The woman was bleeding from her head and arm. The caller stated the male had hit her with lamps, an air conditioner, a belt and his fists. The woman left the house and was waiting for law enforcement and a medical unit.

July 7

9:58 a.m. Assault, Taos Living Center - Caller advised that someone was threatening one of the staff members.

2:46 p.m. Lockout, 720 Paseo del Pueblo Norte - A woman had left her wallet in the restroom. It was returned. There was $250 in cash in it.

4:27 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Smith's - A male individual was carrying around a bottle of pills. The caller suspected they may be painkillers.

8:38 p.m. Trespassing, Smith's - There was a male in a white muscle shirt wearing sunglasses who had been kicked out of the store several times, but was refusing to leave.

9:05 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Taos Inn - A male and female guest were having an argument in the lobby. The woman was hitting the man with a cord.

July 8

12:21 a.m. Citizen assist, Sun God Lodge - Caller advised they were locked out of their room and couldn't reach management.

6:02 a.m. Shots fired, Camino de la Merced - Caller advised that someone wearing a gray hoodie had just fired a rifle at their residence.

6:27 a.m. Harassment, Kit Carson Park - People near the tennis courts had a dog and were being harassed by a woman who said animals weren't allowed near her.

10:10 a.m. Animal abuse, Taos Gems & Minerals - A dog was found in a green Subaru with the windows rolled up. No one seemed to be around.

3 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Taos County Housing Authority - An individual wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans had been sitting on a bench for a while watching kids in the area.

10:34 p.m. Assault, Jaramillo Road - A caller reported that their nephew had threatened them with a firearm and had "run" them over.

July 9

1:16 a.m. Battery, Old Martina's Hall - Caller advised that there were about 30 people fighting and stated, "There is blood everywhere." A deputy later reported that his vehicle was struck by a motorcycle driven by a man attempting to flee the scene.

7:09 a.m. Trespassing, Sunset Park - A group of campers had set up a campsite near a trail.

10:50 a.m. Battery, Hatchery Road - Caller reported that a man who had been staying at his residence attacked him the night of July 8. The caller stated that this man had attacked him before.

3:42 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons - An individual took a basket full of groceries and took off in a Chevrolet Blazer.

5:05 p.m. Medical unknown, Taos Tap Room - A man wearing a green shirt and green pants keeled over in the parking lot.

5:32 p.m. Harassment, Shank Salon - Two men were sitting on the side of the road outside the salon yelling at people passing by.

8:39 p.m. Animal noise, Arroyo de Coyotes - Caller advised that several dogs were barking in the area. They sounded as though they were in distress.

July 10

8:01 a.m. Disturbing the peace, First Baptist Church - Caller advised that a man was picketing in front of the church with signs and that they would start their Bible school at 9 a.m. The caller wanted the man removed.

8:07 a.m. Burglary, automobile, Super 8 - Caller that someone stole the license plate off their white camper shell.

10:12 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Caller advised that a male individual was in front of their business talking about and against the First Baptist Church. Caller said this man was being a nuisance.

10:32 a.m. Breaking and entering, Sun God Lodge - A back window was found open and money from a cash register had been stolen.

12:33 p.m. Civil standby, Sun God Lodge - Caller was requesting an officer to escort her as she goes to pick up her paycheck from the front desk.

12:37 p.m. Harassment, First Baptist Church - Caller wanted to report that a male individual was pushing him, bumping him and harassing him.

1:44 p.m. Fraud, forgery, La Loma Plaza - Caller advised that someone was trying to obtain their personal information.

3:04 p.m. Property found, Acoma Street - Caller advised there was a mountain bike left on the street that didn't belong to anyone who lives there.

5:23 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Paseo del Cañón East - Caller advised there is a two-story house nearby where he has heard "a lot of stuff going on" for the past couple of days. The caller could hear a male and a female arguing loudly.

5:45 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons - Caller advised that there was a female in a cap, black vest, shorts and a Superman shirt putting a lot of makeup in her pockets.

7:13 p.m. Breaking and entering, Montano Lane - There was someone attempting to break into an apartment.

8:21 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Sun God Lodge - A male individual advised that some other individuals pulled a knife on him.

10:39 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Kachina Lodge - There was a drunk naked female in the pool. Children were present. The woman was refusing to leave.

- Compiled by John Miller