The Blotter (03/07/2012)

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Socorro County Sheriff’s Department

Feb. 2
• About 9 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a location on Fullerway Road in Rio Rancho. Upon arrival, the officer met with a male complainant. It was found that unknown suspects had gained entry to the property by recutting a hole in a chain link fence on the southwest corner of the property. The suspects then cut copper ground wire at nine different locations. Four copper clamps were also removed. The suspects also drained the oil from a transformer but left it in the yard. No suspects at time of report.

Feb. 3
• About 6:48 p.m., an officer drove up to a checkpoint on Highway 380 mile marker 3 in San Antonio that was being conducted by the sheriff’s department. The officer met with a male suspect and detected a odor of an alcoholic beverage. The officer then had the suspect pull the vehicle off line and had the suspect exit the vehicle. The officer conducted field sobriety tests which the suspect failed.  The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the detention center. The vehicle was towed.
• About 9:34 p.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle on the Plaza for a traffic violation. The officer then met with the driver and learned that he was driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without a license. The driver was cited and the vehicle towed.

Feb. 4
• About 4:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a call on Highway 60. The officer met with the parties at the residence. It was learned that the female complainant/victim had a “statutory power of attorney” executed by the father of the witnesses. The victim has been caring for the witnesses’ father for many years. Apparently, the father went to visit witness No. 1 at her home, and at that time, witness No. 1 changed the power of attorney to her own name. The Fifth Judicial Court did not have knowledge of the ongoing power of attorney that the victim possesses. All parties were advised that this was a civil matter and would have to be resolved in civil court.
• About 4:37 p.m., an officer saw a male suspect on Oak Street in Magdalena. The officer had prior knowledge that the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The officer made contact with the suspect and confirmed the warrant. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported, booked and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.
• About 7 p.m., an officer assisted the CDWI compliance office. The officer advised that the male suspect had a warrant for his arrest. The officer confirmed the warrant and the suspect was placed under arrest and transported, booked and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.
• About 10:40 p.m., an officer assisted the CDWI compliance office. The officer advised that the male suspect had a warrant for his arrest. The officer confirmed the warrant and the suspect was placed under arrest and transported, booked and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.
• About 11 p.m., an officer on US 60 near mile marker 128 noticed a vehicle had a broken rear windshield, which made it impossible for the driver to see traffic behind her. The officer met with the suspect/driver who produced an ID card and not a license to drive. The officer ran a check on the suspect and learned that she was driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license with an arrest clause. The officer placed the suspect under arrest and transported her to the detention center. While running a check on a second suspect the officer found that he also had a warrant for his arrest. The officer placed the male suspect under arrest also and transported, booked and incarcerated him at the Socorro County Detention Center.

Feb. 5
• About 8:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Patricia Avenue in Veguita. Upon arrival the officer met with a male victim. The victim stated that an unknown suspect was under his truck and another suspect was in the sleeper of the truck. The victim did not look closely in order to see who or what was in these locations. The officer checked the areas but found no one.
• About 10 a.m., an officer was patrolling an area on Highway 60 near mile marker 167 and came upon an area where a cattle guard had been taken. The officer noticed deep tire impressions and drag marks in the ground where the cattle guard had been removed and then possibly loaded into a truck. The officer contacted the victim’s office and advised them of the theft and regarding the hole left in the roadway as a result of the theft.
• About 2:35 p.m., an officer met with a female complaint/victim and witness on Kimball Street. The victim stated that the male suspect was coming over to her house uninvited. The victim stated that she does not want him to go to her residence and wants him notified of this. The officer met with the suspect and advised him to stay away. The suspect stated that he only wants to see his child. The officer advised the suspect he would have to get visitation privileges through the courts or at the victim’s discretion.
• About 6 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Romero Drive in Veguita. The officer met with a male complainant that stated a male suspect had resided in the residence prior to this date, but had left property in the home. The listed suspect returned to the residence and took his items, plus others belonging to the victim. The victim stated that he had received a call from the victim apologizing for the break in and wanted to return his property to him. The victim did recover some of his property, but not from the suspect, but from another man and two females. The suspect is wanted by the FBI who has a warrant for his arrest.

Feb. 6
• About 12:33 p.m., an officer assisted the CDWI compliance office. The officer advised that the male suspect had a warrant for his arrest. The officer confirmed the warrant and the suspect was placed under arrest and transported, booked and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.