Blotter (01/11/2012)


Socorro Police Department
Nov. 21
• At 9 a.m., a Magdalena man reported that a Socorro woman had been calling him and making threats, as well as harassing him at work. Police did not attempt to contact the alleged harasser.
• At 10:50 a.m., police were contacted by a Socorro woman, who told an officer that a friend of hers had money stolen from him. Police did not contact the person named by the woman.
• At 11 a.m., a police officer was called in to district court to arrest a man identified as having a valid, outstanding warrant. The man was taken into custody, arrested and transported to Socorro County Detention Center.
• At 5:15 p.m., a local woman told police that a man accused her of owing him money, then choked her and threw her to the ground. The suspect was not on the scene when police arrived. Police searched for the suspect, but was unable to make contact.
• At 5:27 p.m., a woman called police and reported  an unknown party broke into the back door of her apartment and stole her air conditioner.
• At 9 p.m., a Socorro woman was stopped for a traffic violation and police located a substance suspected of being narcotics. The officer on the scene took all suspicious items from her, and she was given a traffic citation for speeding and released. Further action is pending testing of the found substances.
• At 5:54 p.m., a Socorro woman called police after she returned home to find her apartment broken into, with several items missing. She is compiling a list of the items and their serial numbers for entry into the National Crime Information Canter’s database. No further action was taken.

Nov. 22
• At 5 a.m., A Denny’s restaurant employee called police after a man came into the restaurant and left without paying. The employee described the man as wearing a gray sweater, jeans and riding a bike. Police checked the area, but did not encounter the suspect.
• At 10:45 a.m., a woman reported an unknown man approached her on Newberry Street and began arguing with her, then pushed her. After a call to police, an officer was dispatched, The man in question was found by police and was issued a citation for battery.
• At 3:30 p.m., a man who had been parked on Melody Lane reported his travel trailer was scratched and his keys stolen. Police were given a name of a suspect but officer was unable to make contact with the person in question.
• At 4:35 p.m. an employee at Auto Zone on California Street was reported to police as using his employee charge card,to allow non-employees to receive unauthorized price discounts. He admitted to the accusations and was cited and issued a no trespassing warning by Socorro police.
• At 6:21 p.m., a woman residing on Sixth Street heard dogs barking outside and saw a suspect yelling at her dogs. An argument ensued, with the man  hitting the woman, then leaving the scene. Officer located suspect, and assessed the  woman’s head injury as not significant.
• About 6:42 p.m., police received a report from a woman living on Newberry Street that someone went into her home and removed several items. An office was dispatched to the scene. There was no contact with suspect.
• At 9 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the home of a Socorro woman, based on a report of domestic  disturbance. The officer encountered a woman described as highly intoxicated and agitated.  When she could not calm down, police took her into custody, arrested and booked her. She was later incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

Nov. 23
• At 12:05 a.m., an officer responded to a disturbance call on Dolores Drive. The officer could hear a man yelling and when entering the residence, found the man appearing to be intoxicated. He was arrested and booked into the Socorro County Detention Center.
• At 2:35 a.m., a woman called police with a report of a domestic disturbance. An  officer was dispatched to the home on Second Street, where he found the woman and a man. The woman stated an argument ensued after she came home and the man questioned her, accusing her of coming home with no underwear. After admitting to cheating on the man, the woman stated she left the room to check on their young child. When the woman left the child’s room, the man claimed he was confronted by the woman holding a knife. The man claimed that he disarmed the woman and left. The woman reported to police that the man had pushed her during the argument, and that she had fled the home and was dragged back in by the man. Officer noted signs of battery.
• At 9:50 a.m., on Sixth Street, a suspect entered a yard and damaged an electric panel by removing wires. Police were dispatched to the scene, after a call was placed. The officer on the scene photographed the scene,  There are no suspects at time of report.
• At 11:40 a.m., police made contact with a suspect listed with the National Crime Information Center. The individual in question had a valid warrant. Suspect was arrested and booked into Socorro County Detention Center.
• At 1:30 p.m., a Socorro woman called police when she found damage to her vehicle after hearing something strike it. The woman saw a man she knew in the neighborhood near the scene, leave the area and enter his home. When officer contacted  the man, he admitted shooting bow & arrow in the direction of the woman’s vehicle.

Nov. 25
• A supervisor at Walmart called police after an attempted incident of shoplifting. An officer was dispatched to the scene.  A suspect was taken into custody, detained and cited into court.

Nov. 26
•At 9:15 a.m, a woman living in Los Lunas, reported to police that her was bicycle stolen from a storage shed on Lopezville Road.
• At 10:00 a.m., an officer located a man with a valid bench warrant. Suspect was arrested and booked into the Socorro County Detention Center.
• At 10:00 a.m., an officer located a man with a valid bench warrant. Suspect was arrested and booked into the Socorro County Detention Center
• At 10:35 a.m., an employee of the Economy Inn on California Street reported to police that a door to a room was damaged and described the suspects as a white and a Native American females.
•At 5:30 p. m., a Socorro man reported someone broke into home and shed on Chaparral Drive and stole several items. He provided video recordings but was unable to identify suspects at this time.
• At 7:30 p.m., a local man called police, stating someone stole his cell phone, and provided police with the name a woman he suspected of taking it. Police did not make contact with the woman.

Nov. 27
• At 12:33 p.m., a Socorro woman on Pena Street reported to police that her purse was stolen. She did not identify any suspects.

Nov. 28
• At 9:25 a.m., an employee of the Conoco station on U.S. 85,  contacted police and reported that a man had entered the restroom, broke several items in and stole a roll of toilet paper. The man was located by police a short time later. He admitted to police that he had taken items from the station and police issued a citation.
• At 7 p.m., police received a report that a brother and sister living an Central Avenue were arguing. The office on the scene found the brother was intoxicated, a routine check revealed that the man in question was also on probation. His probation officer was contacted, who advised officer to arrest the man. He was arrested and brought to the Socorro County Detention Center.
• At 12:05 a.m,, an officer  encountered  a highly intoxicated woman on Center Street. The woman was placed under arrest for her safety and the safety of others. She was booked and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

Nov. 29
• At 2:45 a.m., an officer arrested a suspect on an active warrant. He was booked and incarcerated.
• At 10:45 a.m,, police were dispatched to the scene of an incident. Upon arriving, the officer on the scene where learned the man in question had an valid arrest order. Suspect was arrested and booked into the Socorro County Detention Center.
• At 11:20 a.m., a Socorro man called police and reported a Bush Master .223 rifle had been stolen from his residence on Bagley Street. He provided the serial number for the rifle and it was entered into the National Crime Information Center database.
• At 12:40 p.m., a local woman residing on Midway Road called police and reported that an unknown person had broken out the rear window of one of her cars and the front windshield of another. Estimated cost of the damage is approximately $600. She could not provide any leads to police, and currently there are no suspects.
•  At 4:20 p.m.,  police received a report that a man had an valid arrest warrant. Police sought out the individual, found and arrested him. He was booked and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.
• At 5:30 p.m., a Socorro man contacted police and reported  when he attempted to apply for unemployment benefits, he as told  his social security number was being used by someone in Tennessee. There currently is no other additional information concerning use of the social security number.

Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
Nov. 30
• An officer met with a Belen property owner who stated his tenant moved out from a rental apartment took the telephone pole with him. Officer learned the man had bought the pole, and had the SEC remove it and take it to his new place. The landlord stated to police that the suspect had false documentation of ownership. The reporting officer advised  all parties this was a civil matter and would have to be taken up in civil court.
• At 12 p.m., a reporting officer met with a detention officer in regards to a man being found with drugs while in jail. The man in question admitted the substances were methamphetamine and marijuana. The substances were taken into evidence.
• At 9:56 p.m., officers pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The woman driving received was administered field sobriety test, which she failed. She was placed under arrest, given a breathalyzer test, transported to the hospital and given a blood test. Suspect was then transported to the Socorro County Detention Center where she was booked and incarcerated.

Dec. 1
•  At 7:56 p.m., a  south bound truck on I-25 drove over a large metal roof that had blown into the highway due to high winds. The vehicle ran over the metal causing damage to the tires and the passenger side bed. No enforcement action was taken.

Dec. 2
• At 7:30 a.m., an officer was sent to a residence on Olive Road in Lemitar, where a man reported his dog, a chow/lab mix, had been shot. The man was not able to list any suspects with police.