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The following is a condensed version of Taos Police Department reports from Jan. 31-Feb. 5.

Jan. 31

8:05 a.m. Animal stray, Cervantes Drive – A little black Chihuahua mutt was in the caller’s yard terrorizing his dog.

11:20 a.m. Animal stray, Super Save – The caller caught a dog near the grocery store and was requesting it be taken to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter.

12:30 p.m. Criminal damage, Camino del Medio – The caller said a residence in the area had sustained multiple instances of criminal damage.

1:38 p.m. Assault, Walmart – The caller said they were driving by the bus stop outside Walmart and saw someone beating up a woman.

3:23 p.m. Welfare check, Paseo del Pueblo Sur – A man with a gun on his side was walking in the roadway and appeared to be highly intoxicated.

4:13 p.m. Assault, El Taoseño – Two men were fighting in the dirt lot behind the restaurant.

4:35 p.m. Battery, Walgreens – The caller advised that a man in the area had been involved in a physical altercation. He had been kicked in the head multiple times, was bleeding and was having a hard time remembering.

Feb. 1

6:29 a.m. Traffic accident, no injury, Paseo del Cañon – The caller said that a truck’s camper shell was caught on the support wire for a power pole on the roadway.

9:48 a.m. Public affray, Vista Grande High School – The caller said that two males were fighting in the cafeteria.

10:42 a.m. Narcotics offense juvenile, Taos Middle School – A juvenile wearing all black was leaving campus. The caller said they had pot candies.

11:07 a.m. Welfare check, Juan Largo Lane – Two men in their 20s were throwing pallets around making a lot of noise.

2:26 p.m. Loitering, John Dunn Shops – The caller said that some musicians in the area were approved to play there, but that there were others unapproved who were playing music and loitering.

5:32 p.m. Assault, Walmart – A worker was outside on break and another man wearing all yellow spit in his face and made gang signs at him. The individual then got into a white Volvo and left northbound on Paseo del Pueblo Sur.

Feb. 2

11:36 a.m. Burglary automobile, Salazar Road – A man in the area said his vehicle had been broken into.

12:21 p.m. Trespassing, DreamTree Project – The caller said that someone had broken into a rental on the property and caused a lot of damage.

1:31 p.m. Parking violation, Smith’s – A white Corvette was parked in a handicapped parking area.

1:38 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Wendy’s – A man with a bottle was yelling “[Expletive] you” to people at the restaurant.

2:54 p.m. Fire, El Taoseño – Firefighters were on scene putting out a pallet fire.

7:02 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Water Tank Road – Cars were driving up to the water tank and turning off their headlights.

Feb. 3

12:59 p.m. Suspicious circumstance, Maria Lane – The caller said she thinks she is being stalked. She said the door to her greenhouse keeps getting opened by someone and her lights have been turned off and then get turned on again.

2:39 p.m. Fire, wildland, Lota Burger (north) – The caller said a tree in the area was on fire.

3:56 p.m. Public affray, McDonald’s – There was a fight in the lobby. A woman had been hit.

6:36 p.m. Taos Post Office, 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A man in a red jacket was swinging a rake at vehicles and yelling profanities.

9:50 p.m. Larceny, Allsup’s, 507 Paseo del Pueblo Norte – A man said his bike had been stolen.

Feb. 4

11:31 a.m. Domestic disturbance, Big 5 – A man said he saw another man hit his daughter in the parking lot.

2:25 p.m. Criminal damage, Zuni Street – A man said someone had egged and keyed his vehicle.

6:58 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Valverde Street – The caller reported a blue Toyota pickup stolen.

9:15 p.m. Law, unknown problem, Kachina Lodge – The caller said that she had heard shots fired near the meeting center.

Feb. 5

1:19 a.m. Theft of motor vehicle, Paseo del Cañon East – The caller said that their black 1991 Chevy was stolen from Walmart around 9 p.m. the night before.

10:33 a.m. Shots fired, Enos Garcia Elementary – The caller wanted to report that their child had been hit with a pellet gun on or about the first of the month.

11:57 a.m. Harassment, Pieces, 1024 Paseo del Pueblo Sur – The caller said she felt that she was being harassed by people she had on her property.

4:51 p.m. Criminal damage, Weimer Road – The caller said someone drove up to the hood of her car, jumped on her hood, caused a dent and then left the area.

8:44 p.m. Welfare check, Taos Mesa Brewing Taproom – A woman in the middle of the roadway was yelling that she had just been raped.

– Compiled by John Miller

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