Taos Police blotter: Jan. 30 – Feb. 4

By John Miller
jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 2/7/19

February 1 – A caller said some Jehovah Witnesses from a nearby church keep showing up at his house. He wanted to see if there was a way he could make them stop.

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Taos Police blotter: Jan. 30 – Feb. 4

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The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Jan. 30 through Feb. 4.

Jan. 30

12:09 a.m. Traffic stop, Este Es – An officer said a driver in black pickup truck was refusing to stop and had the lights on the vehicle turned off. The driver later ran a red light and eventually stopped the vehicle, but got out and fled. The officer found a woman still inside the truck.

4:56 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Smith’s – A man with a gun was saying he was going to rob someone. He was last seen walking toward McDonald’s.

Jan. 31

12:21 a.m. Larceny, Centinel Bank, 512 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said someone was trying to steal his son’s truck. A woman who runs a car repossession company later told police she had repossessed the son’s vehicle.

9:23 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Ojitos Road – A caller said a man was in a tree yelling and cutting off branches.

10:39 a.m. Larceny, Super Save – A caller said a man was trying to steal bottles of alcohol.

11:54 a.m. Disturbing the peace, Kit Carson Park – A caller said some men were on the stage punching people and screaming. One of them wasn’t wearing a shirt.

12:01 p.m. Fraud-forgery, McDonald’s – A caller said a man had tried to pay with a counterfeit $100.

3:01 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Colorado Road – A caller said she was being stalked by someone who had been hypnotizing her since last summer. She suspected her stalker is someone rich and powerful.

11:42 p.m. Animal noise, Montoya Street – A caller said some dogs had been barking in the area and that there is a court order from a Taos District Court Judge for the animals’ owner to bring them in at a certain hour.

Feb. 1

8:18 a.m. Information report, Taos Middle School – A caller said a fraudulent email went out to his staff that had his name on it.

8:50 a.m. Civil stand by, Albright Street – A caller was requesting an escort from their vehicle to the courthouse because people were being threatening.

1:11 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said they were parked at a red light near the barbershop when another vehicle hit them from behind.

3:48 p.m. Larceny, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said she left her wallet in her shopping cart and when she came back it was gone.

5:03 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Quality Inn – A caller said a man had a woman in a headlock. The man later got into a blue Ford Explorer with a broken windshield and headed northbound.

11:54 p.m. Trespassing, Brooks Street – A caller said some Jehovah Witnesses from a nearby church keep showing up at his house. He wanted to see if there was a way he could make them stop.

Feb. 2

11:28 a.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Walmart – A caller said her 1965 Travel Trailer had been stolen.

2:53 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Cordoba Lane – A caller said a man keeps breaking into his bathroom somehow and it’s making him and his tenant very uncomfortable. He said the suspect is a heroin addict who was recently released from jail.

3:34 p.m. Assault, Taos Men’s Shelter – A caller said a man around 5 feet, 5 inches tall pulled a knife on some people at the shelter.

8:16 p.m. Warrant, Walmart – A caller said a man inside the store was listed on the Taos County Crime Stoppers wanted list.

Feb. 3

3:03 p.m. Larceny, Walgreens – A caller said a man wearing a black cap stole a can of beer from the store.

4 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Smith's – A caller said someone had used her credit card while she was out of town.

8:13 p.m. Shots fired, Lavadie Trailer Park – A caller said there were some shots fired and then a car took off in the area.

Feb. 4

11:03 a.m. Harassment, Herdner Road – A caller said an irate woman was in the store.

11:17 a.m. Assault, O'Reilly Auto Parts – A caller said a man at the shop started harassing him and pushing him around. He suspected this person was under the influence of something.

1:20 p.m. Welfare check, Adobe Road – A caller said a man was walking around the area attempting to get into their house.

1:21 p.m. Animal stray, John Dunn Shops – A caller said a kitten was living in the public bathrooms.

6:08 p.m. Protection order violation, Camino de Santiago – A caller said a man with a restraining order was at a resident's property in the area.

7:53 p.m. Medical unknown, Wendy's – A caller said a man in the bathroom was bleeding all over but was refusing thelp from the manager.

– Compiled by John Miller

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