Taos Police blotter

Posted 8/2/19

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from July 24-29.

July 24

11:16 a.m. Welfare check, Mondo Italiano – A caller said there were some people shooting up behind the …

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Taos Police blotter


The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from July 24-29.

July 24

11:16 a.m. Welfare check, Mondo Italiano – A caller said there were some people shooting up behind the restaurant.

12:06 p.m. Larceny, Dollar Tree, Herdner Road – A caller said a group of kids had left the store with a basketful of items in a white Nissan Maxima.

12:47 p.m. Larceny, Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said that his waste management trash can was stolen from his place of business.

3:38 p.m. Loitering, Bent Street Café & Deli – A caller said a man threw a banana peel and was loitering across from Michael McCormick Gallery.

4:14 p.m. Assault, Albertsons – A caller said an elderly man and another man were involved in an altercation and pulled into the Albertsons parking lot at a high rate of speed.

5:18 p.m. Larceny, Chevron, 823 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said he had accidentally left $1,500 in an envelope on the counter of the gas station. When he went back to speak with the employee, he said she started becoming hostile.

5:36 p.m. Shoplifting, Super Save – A caller said a man stole some beer and then ran off in the direction of McDonald’s.

11:19 p.m. Fire, structure, Camino de la Merced – A caller said there was a structure fire at a big metal building.

July 25

8:13 a.m. Welfare check, Weimer Road – A caller said there was a man lying on the side of the road who appeared to have passed out.

1:42 p.m. Kidnapping-abduction, Don Fernando de Taos – A caller said a man had kidnapped her and had been keeping her in a drug-induced state. The caller said the man took her money and her Mercedes from her. She said this man brainwashed her with peyote and mushrooms, gave her shots and starved her. A responding officer searched the hotel grounds, but reported to dispatch that he could not locate the woman.

4:03 p.m. Information report, Gusdorf Road – A caller said her 8-year-old daughter was playing in the playground when another boy pushed her and jumped on her, causing her back pain.

7:20 p.m. Animal stray, Valverde Street – A caller said their German shepherd, which has a collar and a tracking chip, ran away during the storm. An animal control officer notified dispatch they would keep an eye out for the dog.

9:58 p.m. Harassment, Allsup’s, 1050 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A woman said a man was following her around the gas station. She said she has a case against this man and a no-contact order against him.

July 26

8:35 a.m. Harassment, Paseo del Cañon – A caller said he asked his neighbor to turn down his music. His neighbor responded by coming over to his apartment and threatening him.

9:43 a.m. Information report, Taos Inn – A caller said one of his former coworkers was threatening him, stating he was going to go over there to beat him up.

10:21 a.m. Larceny, Walgreens – A caller said a man stole some pistachios and stuffed them down his pants.

11:18 a.m. Animal stray, Camino de la Serna – A caller said a pit bull with a red scarf on its neck was going from house to house.

11:27 a.m. Information report, Taco Bell – A caller said he ordered an item and paid more for “queso,” but they didn’t give him any. He then got into an argument with a female employee and a male employee pushed him, he said.

3:05 p.m. Suicide subject, Mariposa Place – A caller said his 15-year-old daughter was refusing to eat and wasn’t acting right.

3:14 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Calle del Llano – A caller said a man was trying to open the door without having knocked.

7:28 p.m. Trespassing, Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle – A caller said there were several homeless people partying in the loading dock area.

7:52 p.m. Welfare check, Walmart – A caller said a man was walking southbound, appeared to be very drunk and almost fell into traffic. The caller was concerned he was going to get run over.

10:44 p.m. Disturbing the peace, IHOP – A caller said three men were fighting after ordering about $50 worth of food without paying for it.

July 27

6:40 a.m. Reckless driver, Walgreens – A caller said a blue truck was weaving in and out of traffic going northbound, hitting construction barrels.

8:04 a.m. Welfare check, Apache Street – A caller said her mother is terminally ill and she hasn’t been able to get in touch with her.

9:52 a.m. Lockout, Tuesday Morning – A caller said her daughter locked her keys in her white Maxima and her 10-month-old baby was inside.

1:50 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Smith’s – A caller said she saw a blue van matching the description of a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run with her white Malibu.

1:55 p.m. Fraud-forgery, Blake’s Lotaburger – A caller said his manager received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Lotaburger corporate office, telling them they were being audited and to put the money from their safe onto a money pack card they needed to send to them.

5:28 p.m. Civil complaint, Gusdorf Road – A caller said that her landlord was forcing her out of her place after she had paid rent through the end of the month. She said she had not been served an eviction notice, but the landlord was already starting to move someone else’s property into the space she rents.

6:38 p.m. Traffic accident, injury, Mary Medina Building – A caller passing by the area said two vehicles had crashed and a man involved appeared to be bleeding from his head.

7:47 p.m. Animal bite, Dollar General – A caller said a dog ran through a fence and then bit him, puncturing his skin.

July 28

12:12 a.m. Burglary automobile, Cordoba Lane – A caller said she thought someone was trying to break into her car.

10:19 a.m. Traffic accident, private property, Hampton Inn – A caller said a car belonging to one of their guests was scraped during the night.

1:42 p.m. Loitering, Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle – A caller said three homeless men were out in front of the business and she wanted them removed.

6:16 p.m. Battery, Bella Vista Apartments – A caller said a man assaulted her and threw a bottle at her in her apartment.

8:18 p.m. Public affray, Guadalajara Grill (north) – A caller said several people were fighting inside the restaurant.

– Compiled by John Miller


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