Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Oct. 18-23.

Oct. 18

7:08 a.m. Trespassing, Camino de la Merced – A suspicious-looking man appeared to be breaking into one of the new houses on Salazar Road and Camino de la Merced.

8:55 a.m. Animal noise, Valverde Street – The caller said that one of their neighbors kept letting their dogs out. The dogs were barking constantly.

9:02 a.m. Traffic accident, private property, Albertsons – The caller wanted to report a hit-and-run that occurred at Albertsons.

9:30 a.m. Animal, stray, Kit Carson Park – A German shepherd was roaming around the park. People were picking up sticks and rocks in an attempt to scare it away.

1:42 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Mauro Road – A man said his gray 1979 Ford F250 had been stolen. He said he had last seen the truck at 8:30 a.m. He said he had left his keys on the floorboard and the door unlocked.

4:12 p.m. Criminal damage, Gusdorf Road and Cruz Alta Road – The caller said that he had been involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend that morning. He said that she had busted out one of his windows.

4:19 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Holy Cross Hospital – A male patient was becoming irate because the hospital reportedly wouldn’t give him his clothes back.

5:51 p.m. Animal, stray, Ed Sandoval Gallery – The caller said that a puppy was hanging around the gallery. They were requesting that animal control come and pick it up.

7:45 p.m. Welfare check, Kachina Lodge – A man was making lots of noise and talking about the “wrath of God.”

Oct. 19

12:14 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Siler Road – A man had been getting out of a gray two-door car and knocking on doors for about 35 minutes.

9:15 a.m. Alcohol offense, adult, Wired? Café – A man was harassing people and threatening to kill them. He was in the parking lot in a blue Ford Ranger at the time of the call.

11:26 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, U.S. Bank, 1021 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A red Jeep Wagoneer appeared to have hit a curb and lost a tire.

11:58 a.m. Welfare check, Hinde Street – The caller said there were two men sitting in an empty lot near his house. They appeared to be using drugs.

12:50 p.m. Narcotics offense, adult, Walmart – A man and a woman were doing drugs in the parking lot. The caller said they have been known to steal things from the store.

2:21 p.m. Larceny, Bealls Department Store – Several suspects were running toward Walgreens. A suspicious vehicle with tape over its license plate was also spotted in the area.

Oct. 20

10:42 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Enos Garcia Elementary School – A silver Subaru sped past the school while kids were present.

2:54 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said he had some “illegals” working for him and wanted some information on how to report them.

3:58 p.m. Welfare check, Albertsons – A man in a black Chevrolet Impala covered with mud was seen vomiting into a soda box.

6:09 p.m. Larceny, Holly Circle – A woman returned home to find her front door ajar and two bottles of oxycodone missing.

6:44 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertsons – A Native American man in a plaid shirt was seen headed southbound carrying a bottle of alcohol.

Oct. 21

1:33 a.m. Traffic accident, injury, Spider Rock Road – A red pickup truck was flipped on its side. There were people still inside the vehicle.

9:18 a.m. Burglary, automobile, Villa Maria Lane – The caller said that their vehicle was being burglarized.

5:13 p.m. Welfare check, Dollar Tree – A man and a woman were sitting on a mattress behind a dumpster.

8:04 p.m. Harassment, Smith’s – A couple of homeless people were yelling and cussing at a worker in front of the store.

Oct. 22

3:45 a.m. Childbirth, Apache Street – The caller advised that her daughter just had a baby in the bathtub.

5:19 a.m. Trespassing, Hotel La Fonda de Taos – A woman was seeking shelter from the cold and wouldn’t leave. She was asleep and wouldn’t wake up.

8:51 a.m. Welfare check, Taos Men’s Shelter – A man lay on the ground in the field across from the shelter.

11:47 a.m. Reckless driver, Albertsons – A driver in a purple Toyota Tundra was swerving and yelling at other drivers.

4:10 p.m. Welfare check, Tuesday Morning – A woman was being chased by an older man, who was screaming at her.

11:17 p.m. Criminal damage, Taos Retirement Village – The caller said their tires had been slashed. They said this has happened to multiple workers over the past two weeks.

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.

4:21 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Linda Vista Lane – A man and a woman were yelling at each other and arguing. There were two children at the residence.

6:23 p.m. Traffic hazard, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A truck pulling a black trailer was broken down on the roadway, but its hazard lights were barely visible.

6:37 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Sueños de la Loma Condos – The caller said they received a package from UPS, but when they got home, the box had been opened. Nothing had been stolen.

6:53 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Hampton Inn – A woman wearing a black hoodie and pajama pants was walking around checking doors on vehicles.

7:11 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Domino’s Pizza – The caller said that someone in another vehicle threw a rock at his car as he was driving away.

– Compiled by John Miller

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