The Blotter (11/17/2012)


Socorro County Sheriff’s Office
Oct. 28
• A Las Cruces man was driving south on Interstate 25 when he swerved to avoid a box in the roadway, causing his car to go in the median. The front left rim was bent but the driver was able to regain control of the vehicle and stop it on the shoulder. The deputy removed the box from the road and the vehicle was towed.

Oct. 29
• An El Paso man driving south on I-25 said he fell asleep at the wheel and his vehicle struck a guard rail, then went into the median. The vehicle was towed away.
• An officer assisting a DWI compliance officer arrested a suspect on a warrant and transported her to the detention center.

Oct. 30
• A deputy was dispatched to the 70 block of Monica, Veguita, regarding the emergency protective placement of a woman with Adult Protective Services. Adult Protective Services met with the woman, performed an evaluation and determined she did not need to be transported. She was released to a brother.

Nov. 1
• A Socorro man said sometime after Oct. 27, the license plate of his 1999 Dodge truck went missing. He did not know if it had been taken off by someone or just lost.

Nov. 2
• A deputy responded to a crash on state Highway 1 about 7 a.m. A San Antonio man said when he put his vehicle in drive and pulled forward, the trailer his vehicle was towing struck another vehicle on the right side, dragging the passenger of the vehicle and injuring his arm. Both the vehicle and trailer were damaged. No enforcement action was taken.
• A deputy monitored a vehicle speeding, then witnessed the vehicle leave the road, go into the median and roll over one time, coming to rest on its top. All of the occupants exited, and one was transported to the hospital, treated and released. The vehicle was towed away, and the driver, a Las Cruces man, was cited for careless driving, speeding and driving without a license.
• A deputy responded to a crash about 2:39 p.m. in a parking lot off U.S. 380 in San Antonio. The suspect’s vehicle was parked in the middle of the lot behind the victim’s vehicle, which was parked in a parking area. The victim failed to see the parked vehicle behind and struck it while backing. Both vehicles were damaged, but no enforcement action was taken as the accident happened on private property.

Nov. 3
• A deputy met with a witness who said a vehicle crashed into a yard on the 1200 block of El Camino Real, Socorro, at about 9:15 a.m. The deputy noticed the vehicle traveling south on El Camino Real, and it was positively identified as the one that crashed into the yard. The deputy pulled the vehicle over, but the driver denied being involved in the crash. The deputy was met by Socorro Police Department officers, who said the suspect’s vehicle had knocked over a power pole in the yard. There was also damage to landscaping and vegetation. The driver was ticketed for reckless driving and duty upon striking a fixture, but the deputy had no contact with the owner of the unfortunate yard.

Nov. 6
• A vehicle driving south on state Highway 169 near Magdalena was damaged about 9 p.m. when it hit a deer that ran into the road.

Socorro Police Department
Oct. 28
• An officer found a suspect at the Conoco gas station and arrested him on three bench warrants. He was booked into county jail.
• A resident of the 800 block of Texas Street reported a woman who lives on his block was harassing him. The suspect woman was contacted and told to stay away from the man.
Oct. 29
• An officer responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 1200 block of El Camino Real. The victim reported the suspect accused her of cheating and grabbed her by the hair. The victim said she grabbed a knife to defend herself and the suspect grabbed the knife, cutting his hand. The suspect refused to speak to the officer. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.
• An employee of Smith’s reported a suspect shoplifting a $3 bottle of mouthwash. The suspect admitted to shoplifting and was arrested.
• A woman reported receiving several threatening messages from another woman. The officer wasn’t able to contact the suspect.
• A woman reported her wallet lost or stolen about 11:05 a.m.
• A resident of the 400 block of North Sixth Street reported an account was opened with Comcast without consent by her deceased sister.
• A resident of the 800 block of Chaparral Drive caught another resident’s dogs in his yard. The dogs were returned to their owner, and the owner was told he would be ticketed and his dogs would be taken to the pound if they were caught again. The dogs were once again caught so they were taken to the pound and the owner cited.
• A woman reported a Lemitar man shattered the window of a Socorro man’s vehicle and then fled the scene. The officer was not able to locate the suspect.
• An officer responded to a domestic disturbance on the 700 block of Neel Avenue at about 10:10 p.m. When the officer arrived at the scene, the suspect ran from the officer. The victim, who had visible signs of battery, would not make a statement. The suspect was found hiding inside the residence and was arrested. The suspect would not give the officer his identification when asked, and he was booked into county jail.
• An officer responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart at 11 p.m. and ticketed a woman for shoplifting. The woman also had a warrant for her arrest so the officer arrested her and booked her into county jail.

Oct. 30
• An officer stopped a suspect for a traffic violation and learned she had a warrant. She was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A woman complained a man asked for a ride and took her keys from her when she told him no. The suspect threw the victim’s keys in the parking lot and left on foot. The officer found the suspect and detained him during investigation. The officer viewed a video that showed the suspect approach the victim, but the incident moved out of the camera view. The suspect was arrested and booked into county jail. The officer also found a glass marijuana pipe on the suspect.

Oct. 31
• A resident of the 300 block of Otero reported another man was harassing him. The officer contacted the other man, who denied the allegations.
• A resident of the 1100 block of Chaparral reported two men, residents of the 1700 block of Chaparral, harassing him. The officer was unable to locate the suspects.
• A resident of the 400 block of Eaton reported his wallet stolen from his residence. The victim gave two names of persons of interest but did not know where to find them. The officer was not able to locate the suspects.

Nov. 1
• A Socorro man reported he was punched by another Socorro man about 1:25 a.m. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• A Magdalena woman reported her boyfriend battered her. The boyfriend admitted to slapping the victim. He was arrested and booked into jail for the battery and for a bench warrant.
• An employee of Socorro Electric Cooperative reported an electric meter registered to a woman at Wagon Wheel was removed and the woman was using electricity illegally by passing connections. The SEC employee said the suspect has done this several times and now owes SEC $1,250. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• A woman complained that a man and woman were arguing outside her residence. During the argument, the male suspect pushed the woman and the woman tore the suspect’s shirt. The caller said the man started damaging the woman’s vehicle before he left the property very fast with the caller’s small children in the yard. The caller said the woman also left the scene after she was told police were called. The officer was unable to locate the suspect or the victim for comment.