Police blotter: Aug. 29-Sept. 3

Compiled by Jesse Moya and John Miller
jmoya@taosnews.com, jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 9/7/18

Aug. 29, 12:37 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Ranchitos Road – Two men were fighting. They were keeping a …

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Police blotter: Aug. 29-Sept. 3


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Aug. 29-Sept. 3.

Aug. 29

12:37 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Ranchitos Road – Two men were fighting. They were keeping a family in the area awake.

12:50 a.m. Harassment, Camino del Medio – A woman said a man was harassing her over Instagram. The man allegedly said he was going to her house to break down her door.

8:50 a.m. Harassment, Gusdorf Road – A caller was on the roundabout while another driver was in the wrong lane trying to make the same turn as the caller. The other driver was becoming aggressive.

9:31 a.m. Burglary commercial, DreamTree Project – A caller said they had been robbed during the night. They said some electronics and blankets were taken.

11:22 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Picuris Pueblo – A caller said he saw a man wearing a camouflage outfit and carrying a machine gun. Law enforcement later said the man was carrying a toy gun.

11:41 a.m. Law, unknown problem, Taos Diner II – A caller said they had been kicked out of Taos Diner and did not know why.

4:43 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Villa Maria Lane – When a caller returned home, they found a backpack and other items under their porch. She was concerned someone was sleeping there during the day while she’s not home.

5:44 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Fred Baca Park – A caller said she was attacked by a dog and fell down.

5:48 p.m. Welfare check, San Geronimo Church – A young boy and girl were fighting near a graveyard. One was chasing the other with a stick.

6:59 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Santistevan Road – A caller said she had captured video of someone stealing her vehicle.

7:18 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Chevron – A caller said someone was near the station wearing a mask. They wanted it checked out.

Aug. 30

7:10 a.m. Robbery, Subway - A man wearing a bandana and armed with a wrench robbed the store and ran west.

7:29 a.m. Unknown Problem, Taos Plaza - A man was giving a worker “a hard time” at the restrooms behind the alley.

8:42 a.m. Fire, Maestas Road - Caller said a large fire was burning at a residence.

9:03 a.m. Assault, The Alley Cantina - The caller said they were assaulted by the bouncer and wanted to make a report.

11:41 a.m. Welfare check, Taos Eco Park - A mobile dental unit was parked in the parking lot, and the caller wanted to make sure they were legitimate.

11:58 a.m. Animal abuse, La Luz Drive - A dog in a residence was chained up for over 12 hours.

12:21 p.m. Animal stray, Taos Public Library - A brown dog was tied to a picnic table.

1:16 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Walmart - A woman in her 60s was going through the parking lot asking people to blow in her interlock.

2:20 p.m. Theft of a motor vehicle, Dollar General - The caller said the person who had stolen their truck was parked at Dollar General. 

3:49 p.m. Fall, Chevron - A man fell by the air pump and was bleeding from his nose.

4:24 p.m. Animal stray, Taos Plaza - A man in a trenchcoat was walking his dog, which the caller said did not look good.

6:20 p.m. Welfare check, Pizza Hut - While highly intoxicated, a man collapsed on the pavement outside the restaurant.

6:55 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Ranchitos housing - Two people were selling drugs, one of them had a gun. Caller said the two people were going to molest them.

8:28 p.m. Trespassing, Siler Road - People were camping behind the Church of Christ.

Aug. 31

9:34 a.m. Animal Stray, Fred Baca Park - Dogs were running loose in the park.

10:28 a.m. Animal stray, Del Norte - A German Shepard chased the caller and tried to bite.

12:38 p.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A man was harassing the caller.

12:45 p.m. Animal abuse, Taos Community Auditorium - A puppy was being dragged down the street.

1:10 p.m. Larceny, Walmart - Caller wanted to report a missing wallet.

1:17 p.m. Domestic Disturbance, Otono Road - Caller said they were involved in a verbal dispute with their mother.

2:01 p.m. Animal abuse, Albright Street - A dog was in a vehicle with the windows rolled up.

2:33 p.m. Unknown problem, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Caller wanted to report that their neighbors had been stealing electricity.

2:49 p.m. Custody issue, Camino de la Placita - Caller said their sister took their son from school without permission.

2:58 p.m. Identity theft, Cavalry Road - Caller said they were getting calls from a potential scam.

3:55 p.m. Unknown problem, Taos Orthopedic - A man in a black tank top was looking through car windows in the parking lot. 

4:39 p.m. Information, CYFD - A man jumped over the fence and dropped money on the ground.

5:29 p.m. Shoplifting, Taos Plaza - A woman stole a pair of pants.

6:33 p.m. Harassment, Paseo del Pueblo Norte - A woman wanted to report that she was inappropriately touched by a male.

7:24 p.m. Traffic Hazard, Canon East - A woman in pink shorts and “rolling shoes” was in on coming traffic.

10:45 p.m. Theft of a motor vehicle, Ranchitos Road - A blue Honda was stolen from Alberton’s.

Sept. 1

12:11 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Sagebrush Inn - Security saw a man hit a woman during an argument.

3 a.m. Unknown, Indian Hills - All units did a walk-though of the hotel.

6:43 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Super 8 - A man was fighting with his daughter.

7:27 a.m. Welfare check, Cantu Plaza - A highly intoxicated man on a bike could not make it up the hill.

9:01 a.m. Criminal damage, Taos Plaza - Caller said someone hit their sign and pulled it off the wall.

12:49 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Cid’s - A man with a purple bandana was scoping the parking lot.

4:21 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Hill Drive - A man in a turkey mask tried to break into

a truck.

7:25 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Chevron - Caller said a naked man beat on a female.

– Compiled by Jesse Moya and John Miller


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