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ARMED ROBBERY


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"SLIDER" ATTACK

PLEASE NOTE: This incident is very similar to the "Slider Incident" that occurred at the Smith's Gas Station in September of last year. You can read about that incident on this webpage under the Tab, "ACTIVE CASE FILES", and look for "SLIDER COUPLE".

Ladies and in particularly older ladies, you are the target!

LADIES! Please be mindful of SLIDER THIEVES! Keep your vehicle doors LOCKED and windows UP. Do not leave your purse in view, even for a few moments. This is particularly important now that the weather is warming up. From viewing the Smith's security video, we can see that this thief was TROLLING the parking lot looking for a Victim!

TPD Case # D14000101
Location: Smith's Food & Drug Store Parking Lot - Taos
Date/Time of Occurrence: April 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm
Crime: Larceny (by 'SLIDER')
Amount of Loss: $100 cash and the Victim's purse and contents
Items Stolen: Lady's Purse
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

On this date, just before 5:20 pm as a female shopper was preparing to drive out of the parking lot after shopping, an early 20s Hispanic male wearing a gray zippered, hooded sweatshirt opened her passenger side door and stole her purse which was sitting on the passenger seat.
The male subject then ran through the parking lot and "dove" into a white two door car, possibly a Thunderbird or a Cougar. This car appears to have had a black "bra" on the front end.
A male bystander who chased and attempted to stop the thief was struck by the escaping car. He was not seriously injured.
If you were in the Smith's parking lot and observed this incident and can offer any other descriptions please contact Taos Crime Stoppers or the Taos Police Department at 575-758-2216 or 575-758-2217.

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.

LARCENY

DO YOU KNOW THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOS?

TPD Case # D14000033
Location: Super Save in Taos
Date/Time of Occurrence: April 06, 2014
Crime: Larceny
Amount of Loss: Undisclosed
Items Stolen: Social Security Card & Money
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
During the late afternoon of April 6, 2014 an elderly shopper inadvertently left her handbag in a shopping cart at the Taos Super Save after loading her groceries into her vehicle. It was later discovered that another female shopper who found the handbag in the cart and took it back into the Super Save store where she rummaged through the purse removing several items and then concealed the handbag in the store.
Taos Police Officers would like to speak with the pictured adult female in reference to this case.

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.

BURGLARY

Angel Fire Police Department Case # 1404-2013
Location: Alpine Lumber Co., Angel Fire, NM
Date/Time of Occurrence: Between Sunday evening, April 6th and the next morning
Crime: Burglary
Amount of Loss: In excess of $5,000
Items Stolen: Power tools
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

Between the hours of 8:00 pm Sunday afternoon (April 6th) and the next morning (Monday April 7th) an unidentified individual illegally forced entry into the Alpine Lumber Co. in Angel Fire, NM. The individual stole a number of Stihl chainsaws as well as other Stihl power tools. Altogether, at least 11 Stihl tools were stolen.

Investigators of the Angel Fire Police Department are seeking any information that will lead to the identification and apprehension of the person or persons responsible for this burglary.

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.

BURGLARY

TPD Case # A14000089
Location: Monterey Drive, Taos
Date/Time of Occurrence: January 15th between 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm
Crime: Residential Burglary
Amount of Loss: In excess of $12,000
Items Stolen: Musical keyboards, amplifiers, synthesizers, computer equipment, TV, kitchen knives.
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

During the afternoon hours of Wednesday, January 15th, an unknown person or persons illegally and forcefully entered a residence on Monterey Drive and stole a large amount of musical equipment including the Korg Kronos X88 (pictured below) and the Roland V-Synth GT (pictured below), electronic equipment as well as a set of Wusthof Chefs' knives.

Investigators at the Town of Taos Police Department are searching for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in this crime.


Korg Kronos X88


Roland V-Synth GT

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.

BURGLARY

TCSO Case # AS14000024
Location: Deer Mesa Road in Valdez, NM
Date/Time of Occurrence: January 9, 2014, between 4:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Crime: Residential Burglary
Amount of Loss: Over $35,000
Items Stolen: 4-Firearms, Indian Artifacts, numerous bottles of wine.
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

During the late afternoon and/or late evening hours of Thursday, January 9th, a person or persons unknown illegally entered a private residence on Deer Mesa Road in Valdez. The perpetrators illegally removed the following rifles:

1. Remington Model 550 .22lr semi-automatic rifle
2. 1946 M1 carbine rifle with "banana" magazines
3. Japanese 7.7 caliber bolt action rifle
4. Remington model 1100, 12 gage shotgun

Also stolen was the following Native American Artifacts:

1. Mescalero Apache Beaded Shirt, ca. 1890
2. Arapaho bow case & quiver w/bow and arrows, ca. 1880
3. Navajo twill nine-spot transitional child's blanket, ca. 1885
4. Rio Grande striped blanket, orange coloring, ca. 1890
5. Rio Grande striped blanket, yellow coloring, ca. 1890

Additional items:

1. An old saddle made by: F. Vela, Floresville, TX
2. South East Asian silk weaving, indigo coloring
3. Cabela's fly fishing system
4. 10 bottles of Chateneuf-du-Pape vintage 2009 wine
5. Bottle of Opolo wine in a wooden gift box w/opener
6. 6 bottles of miscellaneous wine, valued at $20 each

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.

SHOPLIFTING

Taos Police Department Case # L13000070
Location: Rio Grande ACE Hardware-South
Date/Time of Occurrence: Saturday, December 7, 2013 between 5:00pm and 5:10pm
Crime: Shoplifting
Amount of Loss: $300.00
Items Stolen: Security Camera
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THIS INDIVIDUAL?
WE WANT HIS NAME, NOT YOURS!

Late on Saturday afternoon, December 7th, this individual (photograph attached) is suspected of Shoplifting a Wireless DVR Security Camera from the south side Rio Grande ACE Hardware store. The Suspect left in a silver with white top Toyota FJ Cruiser (photograph attached).
Any information would be helpful.



REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.


RECOVERED HAND TOOLS

Taos Police Department Case # L13000063
Location: Somewhere in Taos County
Date/Time of Occurrence: Anytime within the last week or two
Crime: Burglary/Larceny
Amount of Loss: Over $1,000
Items Stolen: Hand Tools
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

On Thursday, December 12th, 2013, Patrol Officers of the Taos Police Department recovered a number of air powered hand tools as well as a battery powered drill. These tools appear to have been stolen from a building contractor or a construction site.
If you have suffered the theft of hand tools such as those described and if you can identify these tools please contact Detective Holfelder during business hours at 575-779-7569 or call Taos Central Dispatch at 575-758-2217, 24/7.

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.

ARMED ROBBERY

On Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at about 2:30 AM, the person pictured forced entry into a service room at Wal Mart. Once inside the suspect took several bank bags containing cash and checks. This male is believed to be of average size and not as stocky as he appears in the photo.

Taos Police are asking for your help to identify this person.

If you recognize this suspect or have any information please contact Taos Police Detectives at 737-2625 or Anonymously to Taos County Crime Stoppers at 758-HALT or texting TAOS to 274637 on your cell phone.

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.

LARCENY

TPD Case # K13000103
Location: Randall Lumber and Hardware, 315 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos
Date/Time of Occurrence: Between October 15th and November 15th of 2013
Crime: Larceny
Amount of Loss: About $1,000
Items Stolen: Numerous Senco Brand Staple Guns (used in construction).
Suspects:
None.
Information Sought: Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
Amount of Reward Requested: Standard Reward.

Over the past month or so, a number of Senco staple guns have been shoplifted/stolen from
Randall Lumber and Hardware in Taos.
The Taos Police Department is interested in any information that would lead to the arrest and/or indictment of those responsible for these thefts.

Sample photos attached, not actual staplers stolen!

You could earn a CASH REWARD if you can provide information that will lead to the arrest and indictment of this individual.

REMEMBER, WE WANT WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT YOUR NAME!

If you have any information on this or any other crimes, please call 758-HALT (4258),
by clicking on the 'Submit A Tip' button at the top of this page or texting your tip to 274637 keyword: TAOS.

Any information would be helpful.



RUN - HIDE - FIGHT
Surviving an Active Shooter Event

The City of Houston has released a video designed to teach people how to react during a workplace shooting by emphasizing a three-word mantra: run, hide, fight. The video was funded with $200,000 in federal grants and was released following last month's movie theater shooting in Colorado. We hope that you will find this video instructive and helpful in both your work environment and your everyday life. Please feel free to forward this around as you see fit to inform others in your company or those close to you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0&feature=youtu.be

This is a short very informative video regarding "active shooter" scenario!
This might apply to you or someone you know in your family or workplace.
It is better to be prepared than caught by surprise! Please pass along to your family & friends!


 







Local Law Enforcement Agencies Need Your Help

The State Police and the Taos Police Department have recovered numerous items they believe to have been stolen. These items were recovered during traffic stops of known burglary suspects or from persons with suspicious property which these persons could not account for.

The police agencies are asking for any citizen that has recently been burglarized to make a police report so that the recovered items may by identified and returned to the rightful owners. The police have construction tools, jewelry, household electronics and other property.

To make a claim for any recovered item, the owner must be able to prove ownership. The owner must supply proof with receipts, serial numbers, or a photo inventory list to make identification possible and have the property returned.

Take time now to make sure that you can provide proof of ownership for all of your possessions. Proof can be provided with sales receipts, a written list of inventory items with descriptions and serial numbers, photos or videos of your property items. The rightful owner must be able to identify their own property from that of their neighbors.

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