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The Taos County Courthouse on Albright Street in Taos was placed on a lockdown Wednesday morning after an unidentified individual threatened at least one judge. According to reports overheard on … more
An El Prado man was charged with homicide by vehicle after he crashed into a tree on Sunday (June 28) while driving on State Road 240 in Ranchos de Taos, killing a Taos woman who was riding with him. more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday pardoned 19 people convicted of crimes in the state, the first time she has granted clemency during her administration.Most of the people on the list had been … more
Amid calls for increased scrutiny of law enforcement, the House of Representatives voted 44-26 on Monday (June 22) to approve a measure that would require all … more
Law enforcement officers across New Mexico will be required to wear body cameras while on duty if Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill that passed the state House of Representatives 44-26 Monday afternoon. more
Investigators at Taos Police Department are looking into the death of a woman whose body was found on Cohn Lane in Taos Saturday night (June 20). Taos Police Chief John Wentz confirmed scanner … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 10-15. more
By John Millerjmiller@taosnews.comA man sentenced to prison in 2017 for fatally shooting a woman outside his home in Taos is trying to persuade the courts that he should be temporarily transferred to … more
Isaac Valerio, a Taoseño who reached the rank of captain with New Mexico State Police in Albuquerque in 2017, retired in April and has since returned to Taos County.   more
Taos County's jail director of less than five months and its health care assistance program director are under investigation and have been placed on administrative … more
Watching video footage of George Floyd's last moments - gasping for air as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck - triggers vivid memories for Walter Turner.His son Daniel Turner, 40, also … more
Updated June 8 at 11:30 a.m. A male suspect driving a stolen white Lexus was taken into custody before 1 a.m. Thursday morning (June 6) on State Road 518 south of Taos after leading law enforcement on a 30-minute chase, … more
Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan was arrested Thursday morning (May 21) as Española police were executing a search warrant on his phone. Sgt. Jeremy Apodaca, a spokesman for the Española Police Department, said, "The sheriff did resist, and evaded and obstructed our officers, and he was subsequently arrested." more
For their next Taos Magistrate Court judge, Taos County residents will have three choices come this primary election day: Edwardo Martinez, a veteran New Mexico State Police lieutenant and a graduate … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from May 6-11. more
A man charged with attempting to shoot and kill his neighbor in Ranchos de Taos in April, one week after he was placed on supervised probation for an aggravated battery felony conviction, will be … more
New Mexico State Police shared an amber alert Tuesday night (May 5) for missing Arizona teen Kaleb Smith, who is believed to be traveling on Interstate 40 through New Mexico with an older man. more
A Peñasco man was charged with possession of a controlled substance this week after a Taos County Sheriff's Sergeant who stopped him for driving with a broken windshield found heroin, … more
Rafael Orozco was arrested in Taos last week on a probation violation and is now being held on two additional cases: one for allegedly kicking a Taos County … more
A modern police car proved no match for a horse last Friday (April 24) in the mountains southwest of Taos,  where a New Mexico State Police officer was eluded by a wanted man – whose steed … more
Alan Maestas, a private defense attorney in Taos known for taking on tough cases, has withdrawn as counsel for a man charged in 2019 with shooting and killing his … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 22-26. For a complete report, visit more
A man accused of raping and kidnapping a woman in Española this month was arrested Monday night in Taos after evading apprehension for nearly six months on separate charges. Rafael Orozco, 25, is facing one count each of criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and interference with communication, along with several other charges. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 15-20. more
Grady - who prefers not to publish his last name - is a preschool teacher and a full-time student who has had to move to online platforms since the stay-at-home mandate by the state four weeks ago. However, he lives off the grid and has to come into town to his preschool office every day in order to access the internet for school and unemployment benefits. more
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