Woman charged in two strong-arm robberies in Taos

By John Miller
jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 11/19/19

Police Chief David Trujillo said Officer Gabriel Blea responded to a report of a woman who stole another woman's purse, along with other items from the local grocery, around 3 p.m. on Monday.

You have exceeded your story limit for this 30-day period.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Woman charged in two strong-arm robberies in Taos

Posted

Updated Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Taos Police arrested a local woman, Corina Trujillo, on Monday (Nov. 18) in connection to two strong-arm robberies this week – one at Smith's grocery store and another a day earlier on Camino de la Placita.

Police Chief David Trujillo said Officer Gabriel Blea responded to a report of a woman who stole another woman's purse, along with other items from the local grocery, around 3 p.m. on Monday.

Outside the store, officer Blea caught Trujillo fleeing down Randall Lane. He chased her for a short distance before placing her under arrest.

Blea took Trujillo for questioning at Taos Police Department, where he found other stolen credit cards on her person that led him to believe she was responsible for another strong-arm robbery on Camino de la Placita on Sunday (Nov. 17). Chief Trujillo said that robbery was not reported to his department on Sunday, however, and did not provide other details regarding that incident.

Blea also found the suspect in possession of narcotics, drug paraphernalia and pepper spray.

Trujillo was booked at the Taos County jail on several charges, including two counts of robbery; two counts of receiving stolen property; battery; shoplifting; resisting, evading or obstructing an officer; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of marijuana. She also had a pending warrant out of Santa Fe County.

Brigittee Pauli-Barlos, another local woman, said that her purse was also stolen when she was shopping in the meat section of Smith's on Nov. 14. She said the bag contained all of her identification, credit cards and around $200 in cash.

Pauli-Barlos said the bag was taken from her shopping cart when she was looking for an item in the meat case, so she couldn't identify the suspect who stole it.

She claimed the store was uncooperative when she asked for help identifying the suspect. This week, she submitted a complaint with the chain's corporate offices. Aubriana Martindale, a spokesperson for the company, had not responded to a request for comment as of press time Wednesday (Nov. 20).

Smith's, theft

Comments


Private mode detected!

In order to read our site, please exit private/incognito mode or log in to continue.