Police blotter

Compiled by John Miller
Posted 5/9/19

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from May 1-6.

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Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from May 1-6.

May 1

6:28 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Ranchitos Road – A caller said his wife was being physical with him.

9:01 a.m. Animal stray, Salazar Road – A caller said a chihuahua puppy was running around the area but wouldn’t let her pick it up.

11:35 a.m. Trespassing, Smith’s – A caller said a woman who had been coming into the store over the past two days was screaming profanities and ranting about politics.

11:50 a.m. Welfare check, Smith’s – A caller said a man with a man bun and a rag in his hair went running across the road and almost got hit by several vehicles.

11:58 a.m. Civil complaint, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said she was two blocks south of Hailcreek Road when a driver in a black Cadillac cut her off, got out of their vehicle and threw a rock at her vehicle.

3:47 p.m. Shots fired, Sharp Street – A caller said he heard four or five shots got off in the area, possibly coming from Santa Cruz Road.

5:47 p.m. Animal stray, Valverde Commons Drive – A caller said a black and white dog attacked some of his dogs and killed some of his chickens and ducks.

May 2

8:57 a.m. Unattended death, Berninghaus Street – An elderly woman was found unconscious and not breathing.

9:18 a.m. Animal stray, Taos Municipal Landfill – A callers said a black, pit bull-looking dog was found a bin.

12:02 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Walmart – A caller said three men were sitting in a maroon vehicle. The caller said they were getting out of the vehicle with a tool, trying to get into other vehicles in the parking lot.

12:19 p.m. Assault, Taos Inn – A caller said a driver in the parking lot robbed someone at gunpoint, hit a vehicle and left the area.

12:43 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Camino de la Placita – A caller at the office said they received a scam call that had asked them to go to Smith’s to purchase a voucher.

1:04 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Vista Grande High School – A caller said a man in an orange traffic vest was standing outside the fence staring at students who were let out for recess.

1:52 p.m. Property found, Camino de la Placita – A caller said an intoxicated elderly man was doing karate kicks.

2:58 p.m. Criminal damage, Morgan Road – A caller said some rock had been thrown through a window of a rental and a door had been busted open.

3:16 p.m. Loitering, Vagrant Heart – A caller said a man wearing an orange reflective jacket and a backpack full of beer was urinating in front of the business.

May 3

8:59 a.m. Welfare check, Salazar Road – A caller was concerned about a woman who was walking down the roadway yelling at no one in particular.

4:38 p.m. Sick person, Walgreens – A man was laying down near the RedBox machine who said he wasn’t feeling well and had a history of strokes.

4:56 p.m. Property found, Smith’s – A caller said she found a plastic bag full of needles by the picnic tables.

5:26 p.m. Larceny, John Dunn Shops – A caller said she returned to her vehicle to find a door broken and some money missing. She said a gun she had kept in the vehicle was not taken.

5:47 p.m. Shoplifting, Walmart – A caller said a man and a woman stole three tablets from the store and left in a grey four-door car.

11:05 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Vigil Street – A caller said someone was trying to steal her neighbor’s vehicle.

May 4

3:33 a.m. Reckless driver, Weimer Road and Santa Cruz Road – A caller said some drivers were racing cars at very high speeds in the area.

12:15 p.m. Larceny, Taos Youth and Family Center – A caller said someone stole a bag from one of the locker rooms. The caller said the theft was caught on camera.

1:45 p.m. Public affray, Walmart – A caller said a man in a brown shirt and a man in a camo shirt were fighting each other.

8:12 p.m. Warrant, Taos Pizza Outback – A caller said a man was threatening to hit a patron.

9:58 p.m. Welfare check, Dollar General – A caller said a woman outside the store appeared to be tweaking out.

11:34 p.m. Information report, Cohn Lane – A caller said there was a party going on in the area where drugs were being used.

May 5

12:57 a.m. Welfare check, McDonald’s – A caller said a man in the area was yelling the “f word.”

2:46 a.m. Welfare check, Weimer Road – A caller said his ex was outside the door wanting to take their kids but didn’t have custody.

10:06 a.m. Information report, Weimer Road – A caller said they found a syringe at Cielo Azul Apartments and wanted someone to come dispose of it properly.

1:23 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Spin and Sparkle Laundromat – A caller said a man had hit a woman during a fight at the laundromat.

8:17 p.m. Burglary residential, Calle del Oso – A caller said she had just caught four people trying to break into her house. She said her security alarm went off and they ran off.

May 6

6:05 a.m. Breaking and entering, IHOP – A caller said someone broke into the restaurant sometime during the night, but weren’t sure how they got in. The general manager of the restaurant later contacted police and said they reviewed surveillance video which showed the burglary prying open some equipment on the roof and climbing in through the ceiling.

8:26 a.m. Criminal damage, Water Waste Treatment Plant – A caller said someone had wrecked a car into a fence and left some car parts behind.

10:28 a.m. Warrant, Taos Adult Probation and Parole – A caller said a woman with a warrant wanted to turn herself in.

5:36 p.m. Welfare check, Chevron – A caller said a man was there who had a blood face and needed help.

7:27 p.m. Welfare check, Dollar Tree – A caller said two men were messing with an abandoned vehicle in the store parking lot.

8:03 p.m. Criminal damage, De Teves Lane – A caller said a man was breaking doors and windows at her residence. She was afraid he was going to hurt her father.

– Compiled by John Miller


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