Police blotter: Dec. 12-17

Compiled by John Miller
Posted 12/21/18

Dec. 17, Taos Plaza – A caller said a “big hippie psychedelic bus” was parked in the parking spaces at U.S. Bank and was blocking traffic.

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Police blotter: Dec. 12-17


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Dec. 12-17.

Dec. 12

3:46 a.m. Trespassing, Shell, 1137 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A homeless woman was sleeping in the store, and her boyfriend was in the restroom. They refused to leave.

7:44 a.m. Public affray, Taos Middle School – Two girls were fighting in the principal’s office.

10:16 a.m. Criminal damage, John Dunn Shops – A caller said the bathrooms at the shops were being vandalized.

1:06 p.m. Assault, Zekes Auto Supply – A caller said he got into a road rage incident with someone who pulled a gun on him. He said he then pulled his own gun and had it on his lap.

3:14 p.m. Public affray, Kachina Lodge – A caller said she got into an argument with the supervisor about the hotel’s pet fee.

7:34 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Super 8 – A woman called 911 to say that her husband had been murdered. Upon investigation, police learned that the call was not accurate and that the caller was having some kind of mental issue.

Dec. 13

8:55 a.m. Larceny, Tierra Montosa Apartments – A caller said someone had broken in and stolen some checks that had since been cashed.

9:36 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Albertsons – A caller said someone had hit her vehicle in the parking lot and then left. Someone else gave her the driver’s information.

10:59 a.m. Fraud-forgery, Dry Creek Road – A caller said they had given $1,250 in Google Play cards to a caller at a Florida phone number, who had contacted them to say they worked for the IRS. The suspect had threatened the caller with jail time if they did not pay.

1:28 p.m. Juvenile problem, Butterfly Road – A caller said that a girl ran away from the area about an hour ago. They said the girl was last seen at DreamTree Project.

1:41 p.m. Welfare check, Salazar Road – A caller said a woman selling newspapers was in the roadway and might get hit.

3:56 p.m. Harassment, Siler Road – A caller said a man had been stalking her and watching her at night.

4:12 p.m. Trespassing, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said that two men were under the bridge near Sonic who needed to be removed.

6:41 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Sonic – A caller said they received a $100 bill from a customer who left in a silver four-door car.

8:33 p.m. Welfare check, Kachina Lodge – A caller said that the “Tarzan guy” was back and wanted to have an officer check on him.

Dec. 14

8:43 a.m. Harassment, Taos Middle School – A caller said a girl was making serious threats to another girl online.

2:41 p.m. Information report, Taos Sanitary Supply – A caller said they were going to terminate an employee who had dropped an open package of Suboxone.

2:59 p.m. Information report, Little Bug Child Development Center – A caller said someone was planning to report a woman to CYFD and other agencies regarding child abuse.

9:15 p.m. Welfare check, Mary Medina building – An officer said they had cleared the whole building but found one individual inside and advised them to leave the premises.

11:47 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Dolan Street – A caller said his neighbor called him to say that a man had come to her door asking for a ride. The woman said she was scared and requested an officer.

Dec. 15

1:07 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Vigil’s Trailer Park – A caller said her boyfriend was highly intoxicated and had pushed her.

1:42 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Smith’s – A caller said a man was at the tables who had a firearm.

3:05 p.m. Larceny, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said her Christmas ornaments had been taken from her business.

11:23 p.m. Shots fired, Kit Carson Road – A caller said there was a gunshot in the area.

Dec. 16

12:24 a.m. Trespassing, Quality Inn – A caller said someone in a room wasn’t supposed to be there and couldn’t be found in their computer system.

12:42 a.m. Fire, structure, State Highway 518 – A fire started in a two-story house with a wood stove. Firefighters put out the fire by 2:50 a.m.

5:09 a.m. Agency assistance, State Road 111 – A corporal driving to work came across what appeared to be a routine crash, but then found bullet holes in a vehicle. He also found a rifle and a handgun at the side of the road.

7:38 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Mariposa Apartments – A caller said a couple was arguing next to a red car by the office, and later said the man was beating up the woman and had her on the ground.

9:51 a.m. Burglary automobile, Las Cruces Road – A caller was sitting in their car when a man opened the door and grabbed a Ruger revolver off his passenger seat.

10:48 a.m. Criminal damage, Super Save – A caller said a man had come in and wanted to buy cigarettes. When the caller refused, he said the man broke a door.

5:56 p.m. Gas leak, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – A caller said they could smell a strong odor of gas.

9:58 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Cielo Azul – A caller said her boyfriend had piled her clothes against a door and broke her new phone and her glasses. She said he was armed with a weapon, either a .22-caliber rifle or a 9mm.

Dec. 17

2:21 p.m. Parking violation, Taos Plaza – A caller said a “big hippie psychedelic bus” was parked in the parking spaces at U.S. Bank and was blocking traffic.

5:17 p.m. Overdose, Cavalry Court – A caller said his wife had taken some medication and was breathing but not alert and wouldn’t wake up.

7:51 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Chevron – A man was high and hanging out near the gas station.

11:12 p.m. Medical unknown, Sagebrush Inn  – A man had been hit by a vehicle and was bleeding from his head. The vehicle did not appear to be in the area.


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