Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 4-9.

April 4

11:19 a.m. Criminal damage, Kit Carson Road – The caller said that someone had wrecked into her fence.

12:04 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, El Camino Lodge – A brown car was parked in front of a room. The caller suspected the driver was selling drugs.

4:16 p.m. Harassment, Linda Vista Lane – The caller said that their neighbor was harassing them.

4:37 p.m. Welfare check, Walmart – The caller said that two or three children had been left unattended in a maroon Chevy Tahoe in the parking lot for about 30 minutes.

8:13 p.m. Information report, Walgreens – The caller reported a grass fire across from Walgreens.

10:33 p.m. Harassment, Chevron – Some people in the store were drunk and had been refused service.

April 5

8:20 a.m. Criminal damage, Deliberately Fit – Some people were urinating on the building.

8:44 a.m. Alcohol offense adult, Walgreens – Four men were drinking behind the store. The caller wanted them removed.

8:54 a.m. Civil complaint, La Luz Drive – The caller sold her truck to her neighbor for parts. They said that the neighbor was refusing to make the last couple of payments.

12:09 p.m. Trespassing, El Camino Lodge – A man in one of the rooms hadn’t paid for his stay the last couple of days and was refusing to leave.

1:02 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Herdner Road – A man was carrying a shovel, had rocks in his pocket and appeared to be under the influence of something.

2:43 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Taos Plaza – Two transients were getting ready to fight each other near the intersection.

4:59 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury – A woman in an older model Nissan Pathfinder hit the caller’s vehicle and then left the area headed southbound.

9:25 p.m. Trespassing, Walgreens – A man had passed out by the Redbox.

10:35 p.m. Welfare check, Morada Lane – A man was screaming “help” over and over.

April 6

3:44 a.m. Shots fired, La Lomita Road – The caller said that she went outside and heard two gunshots.

5:38 a.m. Burglary commercial, Morada Lane – The caller said that someone had broken into a business in the area, but weren’t sure if they were still inside.

8:08 a.m. Be on the lookout, Camino de la Placitas – A driver in a black Ford Fiesta was headed northbound driving aggressively and flipping people off.

10:10 a.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, Taos Middle School – A 13-year-old male student was in the office for having a weed pipe.

11:31 a.m. Larceny, Silva’s Tire – The caller said that someone stole tires and rims off a car that was for sale. They were going to review surveillance footage to see who might have done it.

1:25 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Middle School – A 14-year-old student had run away and was staying with people who she shouldn’t be staying with, the caller said.

2:44 p.m. Welfare check, Wendy’s – A woman sitting under one of the pine trees was acting strangely and appeared to be under the influence of something.

3:49 p.m. Traffic accident, injury, Taos Rockers – An older Subaru and a newer Buick had crashed.

6:48 p.m. Unconscious, Taos Community Auditorium – A man behind the dumpster was unconscious but still breathing.

11:04 p.m. Trespassing, Kachina Lodge – A man had returned to the property and broke into a room. The caller said the man was wearing a green backpack and had a knife in his pocket.

April 7

12:41 p.m. Alcohol offense adult, Super Save – The caller said that a highly intoxicated Native American man was sitting on a bench in front of the store. They wanted him removed from the property.

2:01 p.m. Alcohol offense adult, Kachina Lodge – The caller said that a wedding party was bringing liquor into the establishment and wanted to speak to an officer about it.

2:21 p.m. Trespassing, Church of Christ – Several people were drinking behind the church.

2:35 p.m. Narcotics offense adult, Walmart – Two white cars were parked close to the traffic light and appeared to be dealing drugs.

3:03 p.m. Information report, Morada Lane – The caller said that someone had broken into an apartment in the area on March 14. They said that a car was vandalized and some medical marijuana had been stolen.

5:21 p.m. Burglary residential, Morgan Road – Someone stole several items from the caller’s garage at some point during the day. The caller said they had been home all day.

7:20 p.m. Law, unknown problem, El Camino Lodge – The caller said that someone in one of the rooms was “trafficking” people in and out of their room. Several people in the room were highly intoxicated.

11:36 p.m. Welfare check, Kit Carson Road – A highly intoxicated woman was walking along the roadway.

April 8

12:45 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Linda Vista Lane – Someone was revving their engine loudly and keeping people awake in the area.

7:53 a.m. Property found, Nusenda Credit Union – The caller found a card in the ATM machine and wished to turn it in.

9:41 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Friday Motors – Some people were walking around the FedEx trucks parked behind Friday Motors.

10:24 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said the flag was flying upside down at the VA clinic. They wanted someone to take it down before it got ripped off.

10:46 a.m. Missing adult, Paseo del Cañon East – The caller said that his ex-girlfriend called him to say that her new boyfriend had her at knifepoint.

1:22 p.m. Criminal damage, Los Pandos Road – The caller said that there was damage to her fence. She suspected that someone had hit it.

2:12 p.m. Criminal damage, Oakley Lane – The caller said that someone had broken into his vehicle and stolen his wallet. When he checked his account activity, he saw that someone had charged $250 to his credit card.

7:25 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Linda Vista Lane – The caller said that a man was beating up his girlfriend, punching her in the face.

7:57 p.m. Information report, Cielo Azul – A woman was washing her clothes when another woman started pushing her, threatening her and throwing things.

April 9

8:05 a.m. Battery, Taos Middle School – An officer was at the school in reference to a fight that happened on Friday (April 6).

8:45 a.m. Information report, Paseo del Cañon East – The caller advised they had some tenants who kept sneaking into his unit to sleep in it. They had already been kicked out once.

8:49 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Water Tank Road – Several cars were parked by the water tank.

8:54 a.m. Custody issue, Gusdorf Road – The caller said that her ex had taken her child from her arms and put her three-year-old in a car without a car seat.

9:25 a.m. Welfare check, Quesnel Street – A bipolar woman told the caller that she was planning to kill a man. She does not take any medication.

10:05 a.m. Narcotics offense adult, Des Georges Lane – The caller said there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from one of the rooms.

10:32 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Walgreens – The caller said that a man had hit her car and was becoming irate because he didn’t want her to call the cops.

11:18 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, State Farm Insurance – The caller said that a man walked by her office throwing up his arms. When she checked outside, she found the man’s wallet and other items left by the mailboxes in front of the business.

11:28 a.m. Larceny, Taos Police Department – A walk-in said that someone stole a sign off her vehicle while she was at Super Save.

1:41 p.m. Larceny, Taos Living Center – A patient who was admitted to the living center had his wallet stolen.

2:10 p.m. Harassment, Taos Academy – The caller reported that her daughter was receiving threatening texts.

8:05 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, The Coffee Spot – A man with a beard was tossing a hammer attached to a string into the air and pulling branches off the trees.

8:25 p.m. Welfare check, CAV Thrift Store – A woman was passed out behind the store.

11:58 p.m. Harassment, Walmart – A man parked in a U-Haul truck in front of the store was threatening another man, stating he had slept with the man’s wife.

– Compiled by John Miller