Police blotter – Jan. 23-28

By John Miller
Posted 1/31/19

January 24: Harassment, Smith’s – A caller said some men sitting at the tables outside the store were harassing customers.

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Police blotter – Jan. 23-28


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Jan. 23-28.

Jan. 23

3:19 a.m. Loitering, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said two men were sleeping inside the post office.

7:14 a.m. Criminal damage, Bent Street – A caller said waste management broke his window when they were putting a trash can back down.

8:27 a.m. Warrant, Walmart – A caller said a wanted man was trespassing at Walmart and had tried to steal something.

9:39 a.m. Traffic hazard, Albertsons – Some boxes were in the middle of the roadway.

10:22 a.m. Larceny, Pizza Hut – A caller said $100 was missing from the store safe.

11:11 a.m. Embezzlement, US Bank, Taos Plaza – A caller said a former employee had embezzled from several accounts for an amount totaling over $1,000.

1:44 p.m. Fire, vehicle, Smith’s – A caller said a vehicle had caught fire at Smith’s. The top of the hood and bottom of the vehicle were on fire.

3:46 p.m. Warrant, Mariposa Apartments – A caller said a man was trying to break into her apartment with a knife.

6:28 p.m. Information report, Taos Youth and Family Center – A 9-year-old girl said that her father was hitting her.

7:04 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Las Cruces Road – A caller was concerned someone was breaking into their barn.

8:09 p.m. Reckless driver, Camino de la Placita – A caller said a young man driving a black Dodge Charger ran over their dog and appeared to be racing on their street.

10:53 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Carson Trailer Park – A caller said her boyfriend was trying to run her over with a vehicle.

Jan. 24

10:58 a.m. Animal stray, La Posta Road – A large dark brown dog had bailing wire caught around his neck.

1:20 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Montoya Street – A caller said her nephew threw a soda at her and had a stick in his hand. She said he was threatening to kill her baby. She is eight months pregnant.

3:34 p.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, DreamTree Project – A caller said they found marijuana on two teenager girls.

6:18 p.m. Harassment, Smith’s – A caller said some men sitting at the tables outside the store were harassing customers.

7:17 p.m. DUI alcohol or drugs, Los Pandos Road – A caller said a drunk woman was stuck in the snow in his driveway.

Jan. 25

12:01 a.m. Trespassing, Zia Circle – A caller said her ex-boyfriend was at her residence and was drunk.

9:11 a.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, Taos Middle School – A male student was found in possession of marijuana.

11:11 a.m. Larceny, Salazar Road Veterinary Clinic – A caller said someone had stolen some paperwork related to controlled substances.

3:05 p.m. Larceny, Taco Bell – A caller said a man was using electricity at the restaurant without authorization.

5:02 p.m. Criminal damage, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said someone had slashed two tires on his truck.

Jan. 26

4:40 a.m. Breaking and entering, Mariposa Apartments – A caller said it sounded like someone was trying to break into her neighbor’s residence.

9:40 a.m. Choking, Smith’s – A caller said a man in front of the store appeared to be choking. A responding officer found the man breathing and highly intoxicated.

11:53 a.m. Larceny, Walmart – A caller said she asked for cash back from a cashier and then stepped away for a few seconds. When she returned a woman behind her had taken the cash and paid for her items with it. The woman later agreed to return the money she had taken.

1:21 p.m. Assault, Cielo Azul – A caller said a woman pulled a knife on her and then left, headed toward Taos Pueblo.

2:23 p.m. Unconscious fainting, Don Fernando de Taos – A gray-haired man was passed out on the sidewalk. A caller said he later woke up and said he was just resting.

2:37 p.m. Welfare check, Veteran’s Affairs Clinic – A man was passed out in front of the clinic.

3:56 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Gusdorf Road – A caller said someone was using her credit card information somewhere in Houston, Texas. She said her information had been used at two different ATMs. She said about $6,200 had been stolen.

Jan. 27

8:59 a.m. Harassment, Taos Inn – Caller said a man was yelling at her in the restaurant.

9:52 a.m. Wildland fire, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – Caller said it looked like a fire was starting in a field across the road from Mante’s Chow Cart on Paseo del Pueblo Sur. Firefighters arrived on scene and found small fire and a vagrant. Fire put out. Vagrant charged with a misdemeanor.

1:50 p.m. Larceny, Mineral and Fossil Gallery – Caller said a necklace had been stolen.

4:41 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Allsup’s Convenience Store, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – Caller reported a green SUV had been parked in lot for half an hour and thought someone inside was doing drugs.

5:53 p.m. Shoplifting, Walgreens – Two men reportedly took a basket of miscellaneous items from the store and refused to pay.

– Compiled by John Miller


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