The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Aug. 22 - 28.
2:22 a.m. Medical, Siler Road -A caller said they had been poisoned with salsa and could taste the chemical in the back of their throat. 3:05 a.m. Suspicious circumstance, Kit Carson Park - Underneath the stage, the caller said they heard beeping and spraying water as well as the bathroom door being slammed. 7:38 a.m. Civil complaint, World Cup - Caller said their son had taken their dog for emotional support and refused to return the animal. 10 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, Wiemer Road - A white SUV with flat tires and broken windows was left on the property. 10:48 a.m. Unknown problem, Paseo Del Pueblo Sur - Caller said a patient had become upset and threatened to jump off the Río Grande Gorge Bridge. 3:30 p.m. Obscene/threatening phone call, Cruz Alta Road - Caller received two phone calls from someone who said there was a warrant out for their arrest. The suspicious phone caller said they were from the Internal Revenue Service. 6:06 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Plaza
- A man in a white van was parked near the village shop taking pictures of women and looked “very creepy.” 9:44 p.m. Welfare check, John Dunn Shops - A well-dressed man was rambling on about his “mission to kill” while eating out of the garbage and talking about “the cartel.”
11:27 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Inn -A man was banging on the side door of the business and was not a guest at the hotel.
12:44 a.m. Disorderly conduct, Casa Valdez - A man was trying to break into the restaurant. 10:23 a.m. Suspicious
Circumstances, Camino de la Serna The caller wanted to report a man living in the attic of a property they were selling. Caller suspected drug use.
11:23 a.m. Gas leak, Placitas - Caller said there was a strong smell of gas. 11:43 a.m. Unknown problem,
The Body Shop - Caller said a man with signs was scaring people away from their business. 1:09 p.m. Battery, Gearing Up Bicycle Shop - Caller said they were hit by a man wielding a sign. 4:47 p.m. Unknown problem, Kit
Carson Road - A big white bus has been parked in the parking lot for 10 days and the caller said, “It is an eyesore.” 6:03 p.m. Alcohol offense, Walmart
- A man was drunk and harassing customers in the parking lot. 9:43 p.m. Shots fired, Calle
Palomita - Caller said a car pulled into their neighbors’ yard and shot something at them.
Aug. 24 7:55 a.m. Harassment, The Spotted
Bear - Caller said a woman was going to go to the shop and fight with them. 8:15 a.m. Criminal Damage, John Dunn Shops - Caller said two cuts were in their tires that they did not notice until
they drove off. 10:36 a.m. Welfare check, Salazar
Road - A man in a yellow shirt was walking down the road carrying a rifle. 1:03 p.m. Welfare check,
McDonald’s - A caller said a man in a van was punching someone in the van saying, “Wake up, slave. I’m not paying you to sleep.” 3:01 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Eco Park - A man in all black had been in the bathroom stall for a while and was not responding. 3:52 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Taos Plaza - A man was yelling at people in the plaza. 9:25 p.m. Theft of a motor vehicle,
Walgreens - A man wearing a hospital bracelet had stolen an ambulance and was driving it around the parking lot.
1:37 p.m. Breaking and entering,
Las Cruces Road - Caller said a red bike was in front of their house when they got home. 1:41 p.m. Animal stray, Rivera Funeral Home - Two German shepherds were walking into the road. 6 p.m. Harassment, Laughing Horse
- A man was swinging a knife threatening to slash someone’s tires. 10:25 p.m. Disturbing the peace
- Caller said someone in a brown car was “blasting music and smoking dope.”
1:28 a.m. Suspicious circumstance,
Montoya Street - Three men were walking around driveways with flashlights. 5:02 p.m. Larceny, Kachina Lodge
- Caller said their room had been broken into. 7:27 p.m. Shoplifting, Big 5 -A
group of men stole some shoes. 9:39 p.m. Traffic hazard, Paseo del Pueblo Sur - A German shepherd was running into traffic. 8:34 p.m. Shoplifting, Albertson’s A woman stole bottles of alcohol and took off south. 11:51 p.m. Suspicious
circumstances, El Pueblo Lodge -Aman with a black baseball cap and a flashlight. was looking into car windows. 11:59 p.m. Criminal damage, Allsup’s (north) - A vehicle was broken
6:35 a.m. Criminal damage, Siler
Road - Caller said their neighbor broke down the door thinking his girlfriend was inside. 8:04 a.m. Burglary, Sun Loan - The safe was broken into and the back room was “trashed.”
9:18 a.m. Welfare check, Stray
Hearts - A man walking toward the shelter spat at the caller and was yelling and cussing. 12:51 p.m. Unknown problem, Super Save - A man grabbed some money from a woman and ran toward the County Courthouse. 1:14 p.m. Juvenile problem, Taos High School - Caller said they heard students jumping over the back fence. 2:57 p.m. Disturbing the peace, Gusdorf Road - People were being loud and banging on their apartment walls. 4:45 p.m. Trespassing, Taos Public
Library - Caller said they had asked a man to leave but he refused. 7:10 p.m. Unknown problem, Walmart - Kids were taking pictures in the bathroom. 7:19 p.m. Warrant. Smith’s -
Customers stole some items and went across the street to the Indian Hills.