Taos Police blotter

Posted 6/13/19

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 5-10.

June 5

6:30 a.m. Psychiatric behavioral, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said her husband had been up all night …

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Taos Police blotter

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The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 5-10.

June 5

6:30 a.m. Psychiatric behavioral, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said her husband had been up all night and was acting strange. She said he had surgery on his ankle last week and was prescribed pain medication, but had stopped taking them.

1:28 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Medical Group – A caller said a couple possibly under the influence of narcotics was inside the building making a mess.

1:35 p.m. Animal stray, Ranchitos Road – A caller said there were four or five kittens by an office in the area that needed to be picked up by animal control.

6:42 p.m. Trespassing, Community Against Violence – A caller said a woman at the property was refusing to leave the premises and was threatening staff.

June 6

12:22 a.m. Welfare check, Guadalupe Church – A caller wanted an officer to check on a person who appeared to be sleeping in their vehicle.

3:56 a.m. Noise complaint, Kit Carson Park – A caller said loud music was coming from the park. It sounded like it was coming from some loud speakers.

9:49 a.m. Criminal damage, Taos Youth and Family Center – A caller wanted to report two broken windows at the family center.

10:22 a.m. Welfare check, Kit Carson Park – A caller said there were four men at the park who appeared to be "shotgunning" beers in the parking lot and throwing the beer cans on the ground.

1:32 a.m. Larceny, Albertsons – A man stole a 12-pack of beer and some other items, then took off running.

3:42 p.m. Information report, Copy Queen of Taos – A caller said their landlord went into the office, yelled in front of customers and grabbed her by the face, threatening not to renew her lease.

6:01 p.m. Information report, Salazar Road – A caller said she was walking on Salazar Road when a man pulled a gun on her. She said the man was wearing a red bandana.

6:11 p.m. Shots fired, Upper Ranchitos Road – A caller said that her neighbor was shooting at prairie dogs in the direction of her house.

9:55 p.m. Harassment, Walgreens – A caller said a man and a woman who were stealing from the store had threatened to stab him.

June 7

8:46 a.m. Suicide, Seco Lane – A caller said someone had shot himself and his son saw it happen. An officer came and secured the firearm used. The Office of the Medical Investigator was dispatched to the scene.

10:25 a.m. Animal abuse, Bear Claw Café – A caller said a dog was in a parked vehicle with its windows cracked, but said the dog was panting hard and there was no shade for the vehicle.

12:19 p.m. Psychiatric behavioral, Lower Las Colonias – A caller said a man with a cigarette in his mouth pounded on her door and said someone was trying to kill him. She said he then went into the house, pulled out a huge knife and locked the doors. Law enforcement later arrived at the home, took the man to Holy Cross Hospital and then to the Taos County Adult Detention Center.

2:07 p.m. Welfare check, It's a Small World Taos – A caller said a man asking for money threw an Otter Pop at him.

2:34 p.m. Animal abuse, Taos Plaza – A caller said a dog was panting in a hot car with Colorado license plates.

5:05 p.m. Larceny, Parson's Gallery – A caller said a load of wood had been stolen from the gallery.

9:15 p.m. Welfare check, Walmart – A caller was requesting frequent patrols because the power had gone out and the parking lot was very dark.

11:26 p.m. Welfare check, Wendy's – A caller said a man standing outside the restaurant was yelling at customers and spitting.

June 8

12:57 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A man said cameras at his residence kept picking up a man riding a bike in the area. He said the man looked suspicious.

7:20 a.m. Trespassing, Indian Hills Inn – A caller said there were some people trespassing in a room at the shuttered inn.

9:27 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Camino de la Placita – A caller reported an accident between two vehicles. The drivers were uninjured, but one of them was shaken up by the crash and could no longer drive.

12:07 p.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Walmart – A caller said their car had been swiped in the parking lot, but the caller didn't see it happen.

8:53 p.m. Larceny, Don Fernando de Taos – A caller said her son was walking his dog in the area, but someone pulled up in a vehicle and stole the animal. The man who took the dog later returned it.

10:43 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Gusdorf Road – A caller said he had just pulled a man out of his vehicle who was trying to steal it.

June 9

8:47 a.m. Traffic hazard, Camino de la Placita – A caller said there were some vehicle parts in the roadway. An officer later advised that the parts were probably from a crash the day before.

2:38 p.m. Animal stray, Smith's – A caller said a dog was tied to a tree near the gas station and did not have food or water.

9:21 p.m. DUI alcohol or drugs, McDonald's of Taos – An officer with Taos Police Department stopped a driver near McDonald's, administered field sobriety tests and later took the driver to the Taos County Adult Detention Center.

June 10

2:13 a.m. Criminal damage, Verizon Wireless – A caller, who is a security officer with High Desert Investigative Services, reported that a window to the Verizon store had been broken, but no one appeared to be inside.

2:33 p.m. Trespassing, New Life Pregnancy Center – A caller said her son was inside the business, harassing staff and refusing to leave.

4:40 p.m. Harassment, Herdner Road – A caller said their neighbor threatened to beat him up.

7:38 p.m. Public affray, Kit Carson Road – A caller said a man spit in his face, so he punched him.

– Compiled by John Miller

Taos Police

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