Man ar­rested for smash­ing win­dows, dam­ag­ing ve­hi­cle in Taos

The Taos News - - COPS, CRIME, COURTS - By John Miller jmiller@taos­news.com The Taos News

Taos Po­lice ar­rested Jordin John­son of Taos Mon­day af­ter­noon (Nov. 5) af­ter the man al­legedly smashed three win­dows at a lo­cal busi­ness, threw a rock that dam­aged a ve­hi­cle and fled from po­lice.

The in­ci­dent be­gan a bit be­fore 3 p.m. Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to an up­date from the Taos Po­lice De­part­ment, which in­di­cated that John­son be­gan by kick­ing and at­tempt­ing to throw news­pa­per racks in the area of Cantu Hill.

Ju­lia Fer­nan­dez, owner of The Body Shop, a fit­ness cen­ter lo­cated nearby, said John­son smashed three of her win­dows around the same time. A driver later told po­lice that John­son then threw a rock that dam­aged his 2001 BMW.

Mul­ti­ple Taos po­lice units con­verged on the area as the male sus­pect fled south, past Smith’s gro­cery store, onto Los Pan­dos Road.

Sgt. Ron­ald Mon­tez made con­tact with John­son on Los Pan­dos, but John­son fled and Mon­tez gave chase on foot.

Mon­tez caught up with John­son in­side Uni­corn Sup­plies and Sta­tion­ary, where John­son was sit­ting on the floor in the cen­ter of the store, ac­cord­ing to the sergeant’s in­ci­dent re­port.

John­son was placed un­der ar­rest and Of­fi­cer Elise Iringan trans­ported him to Holy Cross Hos­pi­tal to be as­sessed. While en route, Of­fi­cer Iringan re­ported over ra­dio chan­nels that John­son spit on her from the back seat.

John­son was later booked at the Taos County Adult De­ten­tion Cen­ter on charges that in­clude bat­tery upon a po­lice of­fi­cer, two counts of crim­i­nal dam­age ex­ceed­ing $1,000 and evad­ing, elud­ing and ob­struct­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer.

Jesse Moya

Taos Po­lice ar­rested Jordin John­son, of Taos, Mon­day af­ter­noon (Nov. 5) af­ter the man al­legedly smashed three win­dows at a lo­cal busi­ness, threw a rock that dam­aged a ve­hi­cle and fled from po­lice.

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