Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Nov. 1-4.

Nov. 1

6:50 a.m. Burglary automobile, Hampton Inn – The caller said that his 2017 Ford F250 was broken into during the night.

7:09 a.m. Parking violation, Taos Inn – A delivery man had parked his vehicle on the crosswalk and was blocking signage.

8:13 a.m. Fraud-forgery, Taos Police Department – A man reported his credit cards had been used at different locations in Taos, including Big 5. He said he thought he lost the cards at Guadalajara Grill.

9:11 a.m. Burglary automobile, Super 8 – A screen on a Ford F150 had been broken and a shotgun was missing.

9:47 a.m. Missing juvenile, Taos Middle School – The caller advised that his son didn’t come home last night. His son went trick or treating with two friends, but the caller didn’t have contact with him because the kids didn’t have cell phones. The caller wanted to report his son missing.

10:56 a.m. Animal stray, Walmart – The caller said that her vehicle was towed from Super Save earlier in the day and her dog had been taken to Stray Hearts. She wanted to know what happened.

3:17 p.m. Harassment, Walmart – An older woman wearing a dark green, grayish jacket was threatening to harm employees with a weapon.

5:52 p.m. Battery, Upper Las Colonias Road – The caller advised that she was at a friend’s house and the friend attacked her.

Nov. 2

2:28 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Randall Lane – Dogs had been barking in the neighborhood for the past three hours. The caller wanted an officer to make contact with the owners.

8:27 a.m. Criminal damage, Coyote Club – The caller said that a portal near Coyote Club fell on his vehicle.

9:30 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said that music had been blaring through their walls for the past couple of hours.

10:05 a.m. Traffic accident, injury, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – The caller said that another vehicle hit her and the driver was about to leave. She said it was a man driving a white Ford sedan.

11:38 a.m. Burglary commercial, North Plaza – The caller said they had been flagged down by the owners of a café, who said that a Hispanic man had stolen their cash register.

11:54 a.m. Animal stray, Camino de la Merced – The caller said that a black lab was at his property and that the animal’s owner is in jail. They suspected that the dog had been left without food or water for weeks.

1:11 p.m. Welfare check, Paseo del Cañón – The caller said there was a man selling the paper with a handgun strapped to his side and a little girl.

8:45 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Walmart – A man in a black and blue baseball hat was walking around asking people for money aggressively.

8:53 p.m. Larceny, Albertsons – A man in a red jacket stole a bottle of liquor and was headed toward the southside of the parking lot.

Nov. 3

9:39 a.m. Criminal damage, Alley Cantina – Someone was in the men’s bathroom breaking all the dispensers.

9:43 p.m. Information report, Toalne Street – The caller said that she had just returned from the football game and someone had egged her 4Runner and her house, as well as a neighbor’s residence.

10:39 p.m. Assault, Taos Men’s Shelter – Two men were arguing. The caller was requesting an officer.

10:59 p.m. Shots fired, Walmart – The caller said they were in the parking lot and heard some shots and saw a flash.

11:15 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Paseo del Cañón East – There were three or four kids with flashlights at the bowling alley construction site.

Nov. 4

7:09 a.m. Welfare check, Super Save – A young man was running in the roadway trying to stop traffic.

8:05 a.m. Public indecency, Albright Street – A man wearing a black sweater and blue jeans was urinating in the parking lot.

8:33 a.m. Information report, Reed Street – The caller said that his girlfriend was drunk and had taken his car the night before. When the caller returned home, his windows were broken.

9:37 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Loma Parda Apartments – There was a U-Haul van parked by the bowling alley. The caller wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be there.

10:26 a.m. Larceny, Smith’s – The caller said that her wallet had been stolen at Smith’s. She described it as black with gold dots on the side. She said her cell phone and $100 were in the wallet.

12:56 p.m. Trespassing, Walmart – A man known for using and selling drugs was spotted near the back of the property.

2:53 p.m. 911 Hangup, Felicidad Lane – A man was cussing and yelling about football teams. The dispatcher said they were going to send an officer, and the man responded, “Good luck with that.”

4:55 p.m. Traffic accident, private property, Super Save – The caller said their truck had been hit by a shopping cart in the parking lot.

6:47 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Camino del Medio – The caller said that a woman was dealing drugs out of her residence.

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 ...

9:34 p.m. Larceny, Storyteller Theatre – The caller said that a man stole a computer from her car.

7:39 p.m. Alcohol offense adult, Taos Inn – There were four women sitting in the lobby. Two of them had glasses of chardonnay, and one fell out of her chair and hit her head.

– Compiled by John Miller

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