SPD Blotter Sept. 24 – 30

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Socorro Police Department

Sept. 24
• An officer observed a highly intoxicated individual on Garfield Street. The officer arrested the individual and booked him into the county jail.

Sept. 25
• An officer responded to a call from a resident on Sixth Street who complained about a highly intoxicated individual who would not leave her home. The officer told the suspect to leave, but the suspect returned after a short time. The suspect refused to leave and was placed under arrest. While being seated in the police car, the suspect kicked the officer. While being booked at the county jail, the suspect began battering the assisting officer.
• An officer served a warrant at the county jail.
• An officer located a suspect on Fifth Street and arrested the suspect for a bench warrant.
• At 6:30 p.m., an individual on Eastwood Loop called an officer to report that a dog running at large had bitten her. The officer cited the dog owner.
• An officer was trying to serve an arrest order on an individual when he began resisting and had to be taken into custody by force.
• At 4:30 p.m., an officer responded to a call about a highly intoxicated individual at John Brooks grocery store. The officer arrested the individual and booked him into the county jail.
• The loss prevention office advised the Socorro Police Dept. that shoplifters were using a small child in the commission of crimes at Walmart. Officers located the suspect in the parking lot. The suspects admitted to the crimes.
• An officer observed a highly intoxicated individual in the Plaza at 6:15 p.m. The officer arrested the individual and booked him into the county jail.
• A victim reported to the police department that a suspect had made a verbal threat to her during a phone call. An officer met with the suspect, who denied threatening the victim.
• At 2:11 p.m., a victim reported that unknown suspects had taken parts off his motorcycle located on Northeast Frontage Road in Socorro.
• A resident of Reservoir Street reported a suspect acting in a disorderly manner was refusing to leave her home. When the resident tried to remove the suspect from her property, the suspect began fighting with her. The responding officer separated the two women.

Sept. 26
• A woman living on Peralta Street called officers to report that her estranged husband may have entered the home. The responding officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• A victim contacted the police department to report that a suspect involved in an on-going case with the victim had made a threatening phone call.
• An officer was dispatched to El Camino Restaurant at 7:20 p.m. where a victim alleged a suspect had pushed her during an argument. The suspect denied the allegations, saying the victim had attempted to grab him. The officer advised the suspect to leave the victim alone.
• A resident of Honeysuckle Lane in Socorro reported that she had left her house at about 5:00 p.m. and returned at 12:30 a.m. to find her 42-inch TV taken from the home, possibly through the back door which she always leaves open. No suspects were located.
• Walmart staff reported a person with a trespass order was seen in the store at 6:55 p.m. The suspect told the responding officer she was unaware of the order. The officer cited the suspect for trespassing.

Sept. 27
• A resident of Fifth Street called at 12:30 a.m. to report that someone had damaged the screen door while attempting to enter the home. No suspects were located.
• A victim reported a named suspect had left a threatening message on her phone. An officer contacted the suspect who admitted leaving the message. She was advised to stop calling the victim.
• An officer responded at 3:05 p.m. to a fight in progress inside a residence on Hill Top Street in Socorro. A victim complained that the suspect had struck him first during an argument over household groceries that then escalated into a fight. The victim did not want to file charges.
• At 4:30 p.m., an officer located a suspect on Bullock Avenue who had an arrest order. The suspect was arrested.
• Family Dollar store staff called to report a suspected shoplifter. The store staff had recovered the property, but the suspect had left the scene. An officer later contacted the suspect who said she had mistakenly taken the items out of the store and then was too embarrassed to return them. The suspect was cited for shoplifting.
• At 6:20 p.m., an officer contacted a suspect at the Clarke Field skate park on a follow-up report. The suspect denied all charges, but admitted to having narcotics on his person. He gave the narcotics to the officer and was cited into court.
• Officers were called to the scene of a dog fight on Chaparral Drive at 7:05 p.m. Two victims told the officer that while they were trying to separate their dog from a fight with the suspect’s dog, the suspect’s dog had bitten both victims. The victims had visible injuries and were treated at the scene by ambulance staff. The suspect’s dog was located and taken to the animal shelter. The suspect was cited into court.
• The victim called the police to report that during an argument with the suspect, the suspect had turned off the car while she was driving and then taken the car keys out of the ignition. She and their minor child then got out of the car, but was convinced to get back in. Then the argument resumed and the suspect elbowed the victim. The officer contacted the suspect who denied the charges.
Sept. 28
• An officer on patrol at 10:30 a.m. saw a suspect at Adobe Plaza with a marijuana pipe in his hand. The officer stopped the suspect who denied having the pipe. The suspect consented to a search of his vehicle, where the officer located a marijuana grinder. The officer located the marijuana pipe in the possession of a second suspect at the scene. The suspects were cited into court.
• At 4:15 p.m., an officer responded to a report of a dog attack on some sheep located on Main Street. The sheep showed signs of injury, but the dog had left the area. Later on, the officer contacted the dog’s owner and cited him into court.
• At 6 p.m., an officer stopped a suspect on El Camino Real for questioning and found that he had an outstanding warrant. The suspect was arrested and booked into the county jail.
• An officer stopped a suspect for a traffic violation on Otero Street and found he had an outstanding warrant. Suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the county jail.
• An officer stopped a suspect for a traffic violation near Garfield and Park Streets. The suspect showed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. Suspect was taken in for a blood draw and released pending the results.

Sept. 29
• Officers responded to a call about damage to a residence on Garfield Street. The victim said curtains had been burned and a ceiling fan had been broken inside the home. No signs of forcible entry were noted. The shed in the back of the property also had been entered, but no items had been taken.
• Officers contacted two suspects with outstanding warrants and booked them into the county jail.

Sept. 30
• At 5:45 p.m., an officer was called to the scene of a fight on California Street. The officer arrested the suspect who was lying on the ground. The suspect was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The victim stated the suspect had attacked him and that he had hit back in self defense, knocking out the suspect. A witness reporting seeing the suspect attacking the victim,
• An officer responded to a call at 6:00 p.m. about another fight in progress at a different location on California Street. A witness said the suspect punched the victim first. The victim did not want to press charges.
• An officer was dispatched to another fight at 6:15 p.m. at the same location on California Street where the 6 p.m. fight had taken place. A victim reported that the suspect had attacked her, hitting her on the face. A witness, who had separated the victim from the suspect, said the suspect had started the fight. The officer was not able to locate the suspect.
• An officer stopped a suspect for a traffic violation on Abeyta Avenue at 7 p.m. and ran an National Crime Information Center check and found there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The suspect was booked into the county jail.
• An officer was called three times around 11 p.m. to the scene of a disturbance on Mount Carmel. The first time was for an argument between the victims and the suspect. The second time, the suspect had approached one of the victims and then thrown a beer through the screen door of their apartment. The final time, the suspect started yelling at another victim and then chased her car as she drove away. The suspect was told each time to stay away from the victims.