Taos Police blotter

Posted 10/18/19

The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Oct. 9-14.

Oct. 9

3:31 a.m. Missing adult, Calle de Romero – A caller said an employee at Stella’s Italian …

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Taos Police blotter

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The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Oct. 9-14.

Oct. 9

3:31 a.m. Missing adult, Calle de Romero – A caller said an employee at Stella’s Italian Restaurant had not shown up for work and had left her 7-year-old daughter at home. (The employee was later found safe).

8:17 a.m. Information report, Taos Police Department – A caller sent information over the National Crime Information Center about a student transferring to Taos Middle School at the end of the week. The report said the student intended to take a handgun to school hidden in his waistband to shoot other students, including one student he named as a particular target.

11:20 a.m. Larceny, Super Save – A caller said a man went into the store, stole a bunch of meats and was trying to sell what he had stolen in the parking lot of Ricky’s.

1:39 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Habitat for Humanity – A caller said some paperwork had gone missing. She said she believed it had to do with an employee who was recently let go.

11:14 p.m. Harassment, Allsup’s, 1050 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A caller said a coworker was threatening to hit her.

Oct. 10

9:03 a.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, Taos Middle School – A caller said a student was in the office who was found in possession of narcotics.

2:43 p.m. Animal stray, Camino de la Placita – A caller said a man was in the parking lot selling puppies out of a van.

3:21 p.m. Traffic accident, injury, McDonald’s – A caller said a truck hit a man on a bike. The man who was hit was walking around and didn’t appear to be bleeding.

5:51 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Smith’s – A caller said a man with no shirt on and a woman on a motorized cart were fighting.

7:50 p.m. Assault, Pizanos – A caller said a woman in the restaurant claimed a man she was with was going to murder her and bury her on the mesa. Responding officers attempted to stop them after they left the restaurant in a red van, but the driver would not comply. Officers finally stopped the van at the northside Speedway in El Prado, where one officer drew his firearm and held the couple at gunpoint. One of the officers reported that both the man and woman were highly intoxicated. The officer determined that only a traffic violation had been committed and issued them a verbal warning.

Oct. 11

5:38 a.m. Information report, Taos Middle School – A caller said she wanted an officer to call her about a student who had threatened to take a gun to school. She was concerned about her granddaughter and wanted to know what was being done about the threat.

6:55 a.m. Welfare check, Albright Street – A caller said a woman was sleeping across from Taos Men’s Shelter.

7:25 a.m. Information report, Taos Middle School – A caller was requesting an officer to give parents peace of mind while they drop off their kids at school because a student had threatened to bring a gun.

8:19 a.m. Welfare check, Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A caller said there was a drunk man inside the post office making weird noises.

2:20 p.m. Larceny, Super Save – A caller said a woman stole a bottle of liquor.

5:25 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Gusdorf Road – A caller said a woman who sounded drunk reported her champagne-colored Toyota Corolla was gone.

6:02 p.m. Welfare check, Fred Baca Park – A caller said two kids on bikes were pulling another younger kid in a grocery basket.

9:51 p.m. Welfare check, Albright Street – A caller said a woman was sleeping across the street from the men’s shelter.

Oct. 12

10:24 a.m. Trespassing, Tierra Montosa Apartments – A caller said a man was banging on her door trying to get her painkillers.

11:36 a.m. Traffic accident, injury, Salazar Road – A caller said two vehicles had crashed. One driver was bleeding from the head and the other driver had gone off the road into a ditch.

4:21 p.m. Criminal damage, Gusdorf Road – A caller said that he found his gold Lexus keyed when he left his apartment.

4:22 p.m. Domestic disturbance, Taos Diner II – A caller said her boyfriend hit her and then took off in her blue Ford Focus.

6:29 p.m. Property lost, Taos Plaza – A caller said she lost her black wallet at the Taos Farmers Market.

Oct. 13

4:20 p.m. Harassment, Camino de la Merced – A caller said a woman was at his residence harassing him.

5:28 p.m. Fire, structure, Carson Trailer Court – A caller said that a fire had been started under her trailer when she came home. She thought it might be arson.

7:51 p.m. Shots fired, Salazar Road – A caller said he heard a shot go off south of his house and wanted someone to go check it out.

Oct. 14

10:05 a.m. Traffic hazard, The Gorge Bar & Grill – A caller said there was a semitruck parked on the sidewalk causing a traffic jam.

1:36 a.m. Welfare check, McDonald’s – A man was standing under the portal of the restaurant with a samurai sword sticking out of his backpack.

5:04 p.m. Welfare check, Ranchitos Road – A caller said there were needles in a parking lot in the area.

– Compiled by John Miller

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