Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Aug. 23–28.

Aug. 23

1:48 a.m. Medical unknown, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A woman was requesting an ambulance because her eyes had become swollen shut.

9:05 a.m. Parking violation, La Posta Road – An unknown vehicle was parked in front of a business, preventing employees from going to work.

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

9:14 a.m. Reckless driver, Walmart – A man stated that a driver was attempting to hit him with his vehicle. He further stated that if this individual were to continue, he would "put one in him."

11:34 a.m. Welfare check, Smith's – Two people appeared to be fighting inside a vehicle in the parking lot.

11:55 a.m. Citizen assist, Dragonfly Café – The caller was requesting to speak with a sergeant regarding squatters on his property.

12:26 p.m. Abandoned vehicle, Brodsky Bookshop – A vehicle was parked in the wrong direction in front of the bookstore. The caller stated it had been there for a few days.

1:05 p.m. Public affray, Taos High School – The caller wanted to report a fight at the high school.

1:58 p.m. Disturbing the peace, San Antonio Street – A woman wearing a black shirt and blue jeans was yelling at people passing by on the street and attempting to jump on vehicles. She could be seen carrying a bottle of vodka.

6:42 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Walgreens – There was a man riding a skateboard down the middle of the road.

Aug. 24

3:18 a.m. Welfare check, Cantu Hill – An individual was passed out on the roadway.

5:57 a.m. Burglary, commercial, Chevron – The caller advised that a window had been broken out and some beef jerky was taken.

8:22 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Middle School – Two males were fighting.

3:45 p.m. Fraud, forgery, Re–Threads – A customer bounced a check for 349.47 cents.

Aug. 25

1:02 a.m. Welfare check, Taos Retirement Village – A female resident wanted to report that someone had been knocking on her door for five minutes.

8:54 a.m. Missing adult, Taos Police Department – A woman who had been reported missing entered the police department.

9:14 a.m. Welfare check, Chevron – The caller advised that a woman just got out of her vehicle and a bunch of miniature liquor bottles fell out of the car.

11:45 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Sun God Lodge – The caller advised they had just terminated a female employee who was threatening to return and do damage to the building.

12:39 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Cid's Food Market – A woman called to report an accident that happened on Monday. She said she had not done so earlier because it had been raining.

2:38 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Del Norte Lane – The caller advised that a man was in his yard carrying a stick and was unsure what this individual was doing.

2:52 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Plaza – Caller advised that two heroin addicts were in his attic and he didn't feel safe.

5:28 p.m. Overdose, Albertsons – A woman appeared to be overdosing on the southwest side of the building.

9:12 p.m. Battery, Taos Mesa Brewing Taos Tap Room – Four men were fighting, but had fled the area by the time police arrived.

Aug. 26

11:26 a.m. Battery, McDonald's – There were two men fighting outside.

1:29 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Plaza – The caller advised that there was a group of people yelling and calling a man a pedophile. The caller said that it was becoming heated. They were requesting an officer to come check it out.

3:43 p.m. Property found, Be–You–Tiful Salon – The caller had discovered a bag outside that contained medications, spoons and other items.

7:18 p.m. Disturbing the peace, El Pueblo Lodge – The caller advised that there were about 25 or 30 motorcycles making lots of noise outside the hotel.

8:53 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Trujillo Lane – The caller advised that something was on her roof again.

Aug. 27

1:33 a.m. Breaking and entering, Sun God Motel – The caller heard glass breaking and thought that someone outside was breaking into a car in the parking lot.

12:18 p.m. Welfare check, Walmart – Two females were fighting and both appeared to be under the influence.

1:47 p.m. Law, unknown problem, El Camino Lodge – A guest was seen using heroin and was becoming very hostile.

7:43 p.m. Battery, Peoples Bank (north) – A woman advised that her son was pulling her hair.

8:31 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Sagebrush Inn – Caller advised that a guest seemed to have tampered with the lock on their room. The door wouldn't open, but the room smelled heavily of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was visible.

8:33 p.m. Reckless driver, Salazar Road Veterinary – Two white vehicles were lining up on the road as if they were about to race.

Aug. 28

1:02 a.m. Harassment, Otoño Road – The caller said her ex–boyfriend was threatening her. He said he was going to kick the door down and "smoke him" if she didn't open the door. There was a 2– and a 9–month–old in the residence.

12:16 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller stated that a gas worker had jumped their fence.

1:04 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Sagebrush Inn – Officers were in pursuit of Jude Salazar, who was traveling in a green car headed north on State Road 68.

1:42 p.m. Burglary, residential, Linda Vista Lane – A burglary was in progress and the caller had just sprayed the burglar with mace.

2:41 p.m. Shots fired, Fred Baca Park – Officers responded to the park to check on Requildo Cardenas and were requesting medical units.

5:46 p.m. Criminal damage, Siler Road – The caller advised that someone kicked in the front door of his house.

8:51 p.m. Robbery, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – Someone came in with a gun and took money from the register, then ran toward the Allsup's gas station. They were wearing dark clothing and a white hood.

– Compiled by John Miller