The Blotter


Socorro Police Department

Oct. 7
• A man met with officers to give a statement about an incident and completed the statement form.

Oct. 8
• A woman called police at 6:46 p.m. and reported that she saw another woman give someone a controlled substance at 700 N. Sixth St. Officers met with the suspect, who admitted to conducting the transaction. She was arrested and booked into county jail.

Oct. 9
• Officers located a highly intoxicated man in full public view in the area of Spring Street and U.S. Highway 60. The man was arrested for his own safety and that of the public.
• A man trying to buy alcohol at 700 N. Sixth St. was refused because the clerk refused to sell it to an intoxicated person. The man became upset and struck the clerk with a shopping cart. Officers advised the man not to return to the business.
• A man and a woman shoplifting a CD player and toiletries from Walmart were reported, arrested and booked into the county jail.
• A woman reported receiving a harassing text message from an unknown suspect while she was at 407 Center Ave.

Oct. 10
• A man reported damaged glass on the door of a business on the 200 block of Fisher. Damage is estimated at $600.
• A man reported his girlfriend struck him on the face during an argument on the 500 block of Park. Officers were unable to locate the girlfriend.
• An employee of Pump & Save, 508 U.S. Highway 85, reported an unidentified man pumped $56 worth of fuel and left without paying just before 11:30 a.m.
• An officer responded to a domestic disturbance call about 3:25 p.m. in the area of Neel and California. The victim had redness to her face and appeared to have been crying. A witness reported he saw the suspect batter the victim. The suspect was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A woman reported someone threw a rock through the window of her residence on the 1500 block of Fatima. The woman didn’t know who threw the rock, and damage is estimated at $200.

Oct. 11
• A man reported his license place lost, or possibly stolen. He was unsure when or where the plate disappeared.
• A woman living on the 500 block of El Camino Real complained a man keeps coming to her house and fighting with her sister, who lives with her. She wants the suspect to stop coming over. Police did not contact the suspect.
• A woman complained another woman approached her angrily and threatened her. The complaining woman seemed frightened of the suspect and wanted to be left alone. The suspect drove up to the police department and police told her to leave the victim alone and that the victim did not want to speak with her.
• A man living on the 500 block of Bagley was being loud and disorderly with officers, and said he wanted officers to arrest him. He then ran from officers, and they placed him into custody using the force necessary.
• A woman complained about 6 p.m. that someone had sprayed elk urine into the vents of her vehicle while it was parked in the 700 block of North Sixth Street, and that it was the second time this happened. Officers viewed a video of the area and did not see anyone go near the vehicle while it was parked there.
• A man living on the 900 block of Belmont reported someone kicked in the door to his home and stole about $3,491 worth of his belongings, including a Pioneer receiver, Pioneer Elite DVD player, Bose speakers, 32-inch Samsung flat screen television and a MacBook computer. The officer met with a neighbor who saw a maroon truck in the area. The case was turned over to detectives for follow-up.
• Officers arrested two people living at the same address on the 500 block of Bagley on warrants issued.
• An officer responded to the hospital in reference to a battery reported at 11:15 p.m. and met with the victim and his sister. The victim’s sister said a man walked up to the victim and began battering him in the 300 block of Fifth Street. The officer went to the scene and located evidence of the incident, as well as a man who fit the description of the batterer. Officers showed the victim a photo of the man they found, but the victim said it was not him.

Oct. 12
• An employee of Lincare, 512 S. U.S. Highway 85, reported a window to the business had been broken. There are no suspects at this time.
• A woman was ticketed for shoplifting at Walmart after she tripped security monitors when leaving the store, then ran from the store. She was located on the 700 block of North Sixth Street, and she admitted to shoplifting. She was ticketed and warned not to trespass at Walmart.
• A man reported another man pointed a handgun at him in the parking lot of a business on the 900 block of North California Street. The man with the gun then exited the parking lot and was not located. Officers met with a witness, who said the suspect left the store and put the handgun in his holster as he entered his vehicle to leave the parking lot.
• At 7:30 p.m. a woman reported a man verbally threatened her on the 900 block of California when he and another person were asked about not attending a birthday party. An argument ensued involving two more suspects, one of whom hit the hood of a car of someone trying to leave. Officers separated the parties and told them to stay away from each other.
• A woman reported that another woman was harassing her during a football game at the high school. Officers directed her to have no further contact with the suspect.

Oct. 13
• A man was stopped for a traffic violation about 3:35 a.m. The man performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested, then refused to submit to further testing. He was booked into county jail.
• A woman reported someone harassing her at 11 a.m. at her home on the 1100 block of Chaparral. Officers were not able to locate the suspect.
• A woman reported someone delivered a harassing letter to her at her place of employment, Pizza Hut. The letter was from another woman, whom officers attempted to locate without success. The letter was delivered by a third unidentified person.

Oct. 14
• An officer responded to a 911 call in the 400 block of Manzanares and found a woman who had an arrest warrant. She was arrested and booked into the county jail.
• A man reported his duffel bag containing clothing was stolen from his motel room at the Best Western.
• A woman reported someone was harassing her at her place of employment on the 500 block of Otero. Police did not make contact with the suspect.

Oct. 15
• An officer located and arrested a suspect on a bench warrant in the area of California Street and Bullock.
• A woman complained that another woman attacked her, starting a fight. The officer met with the suspect, who admitted to starting a fight. The officer told both women to stay away from each other.
• An off-duty officer observed a man put an alcoholic beverage in his pants and leave Walmart without paying for it. On-duty police were called and arrested the suspect, who was booked on the shoplifting charge and an arrest warrant.

Oct. 16
• An officer learned saddles were being stolen from a San Antonio man and was told another man, who lives on the 200 block of Manzanares in Socorro, had the saddles. The suspect gave consent to search his residence, but later withdrew his consent. The officer then obtained a search warrant and recovered four of the five saddles stolen from the San Antonio man. The suspect was then arrested and booked into county jail. The estimated value of the five saddles is $15,000.
• An officer served a suspect with a warrant at the county jail.
• A woman reported her vehicle broke down on the side of the road on Northeast Frontage Road, then the steering column and wiring was damaged. She later reported the vehicle stolen from where she left it. Police learned through investigation that a suspect took the vehicle and tried to sell it. Officers were not able to locate the suspect or vehicle.
• At 3:50 p.m. somebody reported their license plate lost off their vehicle.
• Someone reported a woman stealing merchandise from Walmart. The woman admitted to stealing the goods and was cited.
• A man reported another man was intoxicated and disorderly at their residence on the 500 block of Delores. The officer saw the disorderly suspect for himself, arrested the man and booked him into county jail.

Oct. 17
• A representative of the electric co-op complained that a woman on the 600 block of Mariposa was obtaining electricity illegally by connecting to the meter illegally.
• A man was contacted in the area of Spring and Central because he was loud and disorderly. A National Crime Information Center database check showed the suspect to have a valid warrant, so he was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A resident of the 1000 block of Goad reported a suspect was selling magazine subscriptions door to door. The resident purchased a magazine order but has not received magazines, although he did pay for them. The resident researched the company the suspect worked for and found the company does not follow through with its sales offers. Police checked into company name and the suspect’s name to verify a city business license to sell magazines, but no documentation was located so police filed a report.
• An officer located an Alamo man highly intoxicated and in full public view. The officer arrested the suspect for the safety of both him and the public, and the man was booked and jailed.

Oct. 18
• A resident of Wagon Wheel Trailer Park complained that another man came to his home, threatened him verbally and then left. The resident only wanted to have police document the incident, not file charges. Police did not contact the suspect.
• A woman advised that while she was visiting family at the suspect’s residence on the 300 block of Baca, the suspect’s dog bit her on the leg. The suspect was contacted and told police the dog followed the woman outside and as she entered the home, the dog bit her. The suspect said the dog does not have shots, so police took the dog to the animal shelter.
• Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress on the 600 block of Bagley. Police separated all the people involved and found a knife in a suspect’s vehicle, as well as narcotics and paraphernalia. No action was taken at the time.

Oct. 19
• Two men under age 21 were contacted with a large group of people for knocking over trash cans in the area of El Camino Real and Proto. Alcoholic beverages were found in their possession, so they were cited into court.