Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Nov. 29-Dec. 4.

Nov. 29

1:26 a.m. Welfare check, Metric Motors – The caller said that a vehicle that may have crashed still had its lights on.

8:51 a.m. Parking violation, Phenoix Mechanical – Several vehicles had parked illegally around a fire hydrant.

9:48 a.m. Harassment, Taos Public Library – A man with a dog was holding a rock and making threats, yelling like a maniac.

10:14 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Randall Lane – A man was walking up and down the street looking in houses.

10:58 a.m. Assault, Baskin Robbins – Two men were fighting and punching each other near Baskin Robbins.

2:49 p.m. Trespassing, First Baptist Church – A man parked in the back of the church was refusing to leave.

6:41 p.m. Shots fired, Gusdorf Place – The caller said he heard six shots and was concerned.

7:30 p.m. Suicide subject, Weimer Road – The caller said that he has a friend who is suicidal.

9:59 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Walmart – A man was screaming at customers in the parking lot.

10:20 p.m. Criminal damage, Valencia Trailer Park – The caller said that a neighbor busted out a window on her trailer.

10:53 p.m. Welfare check, Holy Cross Hospital – The caller said that a patient left the hospital with the IV still in their arm.

Nov. 30

9:37 a.m. Disorderly conduct, Holy Cross Hospital – A security guard advised that there was an irate, aggressive man in the emergency room.

11:10 a.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, Taos High School – The caller wanted to make a report regarding drug paraphernalia that was found on a student.

1:34 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Enos Garcia Elementary – The caller wanted to report an aggressive mother.

3:14 p.m. Loitering, Albertsons – There were some high school kids doing burnouts in the parking lot.

3:36 p.m. Battery, Taos High School – There were about 10 males fighting.

5:54 p.m. Warrant, Gusdorf Housing – The caller was requesting local law enforcement units for a wanted man, who had barricaded himself inside a residence in the area.

10:40 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Taos Plaza – The caller was requesting a welfare check on their sister, who was grabbed by her husband in the plaza. He threw her in the truck and then drove off.

Dec. 1

10:48 a.m. Trespassing, Taos Public Library – A man was sitting at a computer saying inappropriate things.

1:33 p.m. Welfare check, Comanche Street – The caller said that a woman was passed out across from Tuesday Morning on "wino hill."

2:28 p.m. Welfare check, Walgreens – A man was lying on the ground next to a white van. The caller said he was not moving at all.

3:02 p.m. Welfare check, Camino de la Placita – A man was urinating by the central offices.

4:36 p.m. Suicide attempt, Rosarita Lane – The caller advised they had just received a call from someone who said they had cut themselves before hanging up the phone.

6:57 p.m. Harassment, Bent Street – A woman was backing her car out of her business, and a male started to flip her off and said, "You put your [expletive] lights on me." He then put his hands on her car and said, "This is Indian country."

Dec. 2

4:38 a.m. Assault, El Pueblo Lodge – A man was hit in the head with a bat.

10:02 a.m. Law unknown problem, El Pueblo Lodge – The caller reported finding drugs, needles, paraphernalia and blood in a room.

1:45 p.m. Public indecency, Taos Public Library – There was a man in his underwear in the children's area. He was refusing to leave.

2:15 p.m. Larceny, Taos Public Library – Someone stole a phone from the library that had been plugged into a wall. The caller suspected two males, one of whom had left the library.

6:26 p.m. Larceny, Chevron – Two young men stole two bottles of alcohol and ran behind El Taoseño.

6:31 p.m. Welfare check, John Dunn Shops – A woman was crying along the brick walkway. She looked homeless and said she was upset because she was hungry.

Dec. 3

7:39 a.m. Burglary automobile, Santistevan Road – The caller said they woke up to find that both vehicles had been burglarized at their residence. Wallets and some other items were missing. They were asking to speak with a deputy.

2:55 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Hawk Mechanic – The caller said that he went into the gas station and witnessed two males get into his van and take off southbound.

3:19 p.m. Larceny, Subway – The caller said that his wallet was stolen a day earlier. The manager said they had a picture of the suspect.

4:23 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Integrated School of the Arts – The caller said that two Hispanic men wearing baseball caps were trespassing. They were near the playground and may have been doing drugs.

4:50 p.m. Trespassing, First Baptist Church – A homeless man was trying to sleep behind the church.

Dec. 4

10:40 a.m. Welfare check, Walmart – A man outside the store appeared to have been beaten up.

11:46 a.m. Harassment, Enos Garcia Elementary – The caller said that he wanted to make a report of harassment against his grandson.

1:21 p.m. Animal stray, Montoya Street – The caller said that there was a light brown pit bull in the yard without food or water. They were concerned the animal wouldn't make it through the cold.

11:41 p.m. Welfare check, Holy Cross Hospital – A man left the hospital with an IV in his arm.

– Compiled by John Miller