The Blotter (10/13/12)
Socorro Police Department
• An officer stopped a vehicle on California Street for a traffic violation at 2:20 a.m., and observed the driver showing signs of impairment. The driver performed poorly on a field sobriety test and refused to undergo more testing. Another officer was called to assist at the scene. The suspect was arrested and booked into the county jail.
• A victim reported his cell phone had been stolen from a shopping cart at 600 N. California St. at 10:30 a.m. An officer called to the scene reviewed the store’s surveillance video, but the incident had not been recorded.
• At noon, an officer was called to a location on Bullock to assist in collecting stolen property belonging to a victim.
• A victim called the dept. at noon to report her bag had been stolen out of a vehicle on Bullock Street. A witness videotaped the incident. An officer located the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle’s owner reported the suspect had been using the vehicle at the time of the incident.
• At 1:15 p.m., a victim reported his trailer containing a generator located on School of Mines had been stolen. The victim believed the thieves were taking the trailer to Magdalena. The officer informed the Magdalena marshal’s office of the incident.
• At 3:00 p.m., an officer responded to a domestic dispute on West Place involving rock throwing by both parties which had resulted in damage to a vehicle belonging to one of the parties. The officer was unable to contact the suspect who had damaged the vehicle.
• At 5:10 p.m., a priest reported graffiti on a wall at San Miguel Church. No suspects were identified.
• At 8:20 p.m., an officer observed a suspect on Sixth Street in a highly intoxicated state in full public view. The officer placed the suspect under arrest and booked him into the county jail.
• At 12:04 p.m., an officer served a warrant at the county jail.
• An off-duty officer observed a suspect attempting to sell a controlled substance at 1:50 p.m. on Center Street. The officer identified himself to the suspect, who began to fight with the officer. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the county jail.
• An officer was dispatched to the scene of a disturbance at Clarke Field at 5:30 p.m. The suspect resisted arrest, but was taken into custody and booked into the county jail.
• At 6:00 p.m., an officer responded to a call about a disturbance at 107 N. California St. The victim said one of the suspects was drunk and had forcibly entered her vehicle after he and another suspect had pushed another victim against the car door, but had exited when she pulled over near another male friend. The suspect believed to be the cause of the disturbance had left the scene, but was later located and arrested.
• An officer at the Magistrate Court observed a suspect with an outstanding warrant. The officer ran a National Crime Information Center check which confirmed the warrant. The suspect was arrested and booked into the county jail.
• A woman contacted the police dept. to report that a suspect posted a harassing message on Facebook. The victim provided copies of the message to the police. A police officer contacted the suspect who admitted posting the message, but she said the victim had been sending her phone text messages.
• An officer was dispatched to a Santa Fe Lane residence at 1:17 a.m. where a victim showing signs of battery named a suspect she alleged had been bothering her. Another officer was called in to assist at the scene. The suspect admitted to pushing the victim. The officer arrested the suspect and booked him into the county jail.
• Walmart staff reported seeing a suspect steal a plastic cover from a concrete pole in front of the store at 3:10 a.m. The responding officer located the suspect at the suspect’s Nelson Street residence. The suspect admitted taking the pole cover and returned it to the officer. The suspect was cited.
• An officer met with a victim at a residence on Fatima Lane at 10:30 a.m. who told him an unknown person had entered her residence and attacked her. She said the suspect was approximately six feet tall with wide shoulders and was wearing a blue hoodie and dark glasses. The victim thought the suspect could have been her ex-boyfriend. The officer contacted the ex-boyfriend who said he had been on his way to school in Valencia County at the time of the alleged attack and said the victim has lived with his family and knows what kind of hoodies he wears because she used to wear them herself. The suspect denied being around the victim and gave the officer permission to go to his house and examine his clothing. The officer found a sweat shirt with a large Dodgers logo and a small tag on the left side. The victim now stated that there was a small red tag on the right side of the hoodie the suspect had been wearing, and that she now thought there had been a Dodgers logo on it and a picture of a baseball player, which the suspect’s hoodie did not have. Because of inconsistencies in the victim’s report, no charges were filed.
• A victim called the police at 11:07 a.m. to report an unknown suspect had damaged his vehicle at a Sixth Street location. The damage may be in retaliation for incidents that have occurred at work.
• At 4:36 p.m., an office responded to a tip about possible drug abuse. The officer arrived at a El Camino Real residence and met with the suspect and the owner of the home. The officer noted an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the residence and saw a marijuana pipe inside. The suspect gave the officer permission to search the house, and he found marijuana and more paraphernalia. The suspect admitted owning the items. The suspect was cited into court.
• At 4:55 p.m., officers responded to a report of a suspect at Sunset Liquor store who had entered the store again after being told to leave and stay away from the property. The store owner had told the suspect again to leave, but the suspect threatened him with a knife instead. The suspect then fled the store on foot and was later located by an officer called in to assist at the scene. The officer issued a trespass notice ordering the suspect to stay away from the store.
• An officer was dispatched to an apartment building on Bullock Street at 7:55 p.m. where a victim said a suspect threatened to beat him up as the victim walked past him. The victim wanted charges filed. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• At 4:15 p.m., an officer observed a man on Highway 60 in a highly intoxicated state in full public view. The officer placed the suspect under arrest for his own safety and for the safety of others. The suspect was booked into the county jail.
• At 4:30 p.m., an officer was called on a probation violation at 116 Mechem St. The suspect was arrested and booked into the county jail.
• An officer was called to a Fatima Street apartment where a woman complained that a named suspect had been sending her unwanted text messages. She showed the officer her phone with the suspect’s number listed next to the text messages in question. The officer met with the suspect and a witness. The suspect said he hadn’t sent the text messages, and the witness showed the officer the phone company printout showing that the suspect had not sent the text messages. No report was filed.
• At 1:01 a.m., an officer stopped a driver on Manzanares Street for having no license plate light. The suspect could not provide a valid registration, insurance, or driver’s license. The officer learned the license plate on the vehicle was a fake. Suspect was cited and the license plate seized.
• At 4:01 a.m., an officer responded to a report by a suspect denying that sexual abuse had happened at a location on Center Street. The victim alleged the suspect, her friend’s father, had touched her in a sexual manner. The suspect called the police to deny the incident had taken place. A detective was called in to investigate the case.
• A victim reported to police at 2:46 p.m. alleging a suspect had taken her purse from her residence on Mariposa Street. The purse contained $60 in cash,a cell phone worth $300, and a ring worth $25.
• At 9 p.m., an officer was dispatched to deal with a disruptive individual on Spring Street. The officer observed the suspect being loud and boisterous. The officer arrested the suspect and booked her into the county jail.
• A victim at a California Street location called police to report a suspect had attacked her during a custody exchange at 6:00 p.m. The victim showed signs of battery on her person. The suspect left the area before the officer arrived and could not be located.
• A Terry Street resident called police at 7:00 p.m. to report unknown suspects had damaged a window screen at her residence. No suspects could be identified.
• At 8:00 p.m., officers were called to Smith’s grocery store where a manager reported two females had been shoplifting, but could not identify the items stolen. The manager identified one of the suspects. Officers were not able to located the suspect.
• On Aug. 21, about 2:00 a.m., an officer took a report of a battery on North Chestnut Street. A female was charged with the crime along with possession of a controlled substance.
• On Aug. 24, about 5:50 a.m., an officer was called to an accident located at Mile Marker 115 on U.S. Highway 60 where a vehicle struck a deer. No citations were issued.
• On Aug. 27, about 9:10 a.m., an officer took a report of an attempted burglary at the Lynchburg Mine, south of Magdalena.
• On Aug. 28, about 3:15 p.m., an officer took a report of phone harassment where an individual was receiving many calls during the day and night.
• On Aug. 31, about 2:40 p.m., an officer took a report on a stolen vehicle from a residence on N.M. 169. Evidence at the scene indicated the vehicle may have went north on N.M. 169. The vehicle was entered into NCIC in an attempt to locate the vehicle.
• On Sept. 3, about 7 p.m., an officer took a report of damage to property on Sixth Street. A female had entered a vehicle after breaking a window.
• On Sept. 5, about 6 p.m., an officer took a damage report on U.S. Highway 60 where a vehicle was damaged by a passing cement truck.
On Sept. 7, about 7:48 p.m., an • officer responded to a report of juveniles in a fight at the Magdalena Schools. Upon arrival it was found that three juveniles were involved. The case was referred to Juvenile Probation and Parole.
• On Sept. 7, about 5:12 p.m., an officer took a report of damage to property where a window was shot out with a pellet gun. No suspects have been located.
• On Sept. 9, about 9 a.m., an officer responded to a vehicle accident near Mile Marker 122 where a vehicle ran off the roadway to avoid an antelope. The vehicle ran through the driveway fence. No injuries were reported.
• On Sept. 15, about 4:02 p.m., an officer took a report of a stolen license plate.
• On Sept. 16, about 9 a.m., an officer took a report of a vicious dog at Third and Pine streets. The owners were asked to contain the dog.
• On Sept. 17, about 4:26 p.m., an officer responded to a possible overdose on U.S. Highway 60. The juvenile female was transported to Socorro General Hospital for treatment and referred to Socorro Mental Health.
• On Sept. 18, about 9:18 a.m., an officer responded to a theft where someone had taken fuel from a vehicle. The case is still under investigation.
• On Sept. 25, about 08:30 a.m., an officer responded to a burglary at AX Propane. The suspects broke in and stole a cash box. The case is under investigation.
• On Sept. 26, about 10:15 a.m., an officer took a report of ID theft. The case has been referred to California where the case originated.
• On Sept. 27, about 4 p.m., an officer took a report of phone threats. The case was sent to Alabama where the calls originated.
• On Sept. 28, about 11:30 p.m., an officer was called to a vehicle fire located near N.M. 102 on U.S. Highway 60. Magdalena Fire Department and Hop Canyon Fire Departments were called to extinguish the blaze. The vehicle, a 38 foot motor home, was owned by an El Paso resident. The vehicle was a total loss.
• On Sept. 30, about 9:33 p.m., an officer located a male subject unresponsive on U.S. Highway 60. The male subject was transported to Socorro General Hospital where he was treated.
• On Oct. 1, about 10 a.m., an officer was contacted by the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department where a newborn child had tested positive for five different drugs. The child, less than a month old, was taken into custody by NMCYFD. The case is ongoing.
Socorro Sheriff’s Department
• An officer was dispatched to the scene of a crash at the intersection of California and Bullock. Two cars had been stopped at a red light. The driver of the second vehicle was talking on her cell phone when she started forward, thinking that the light had turned green, and crashed into the rear if the first car, causing minor damage to both cars. No citations were issued.
• A victim called the department to report that she had heard a named suspect telling someone that she was going to harm her, her pets and her property. The suspect stated the victim had been verbally harassing her while arguing over the victim’s dog’s behavior.
• An officer responded to a call about a suspect at a Carolina Court location in Veguita who had walked away from a treatment facility and had cut off his ankle bracelet. The officer met with the suspect and confirmed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The man was transported to the county jail.