The Blotter (11/24/2012)


Magdalena Marshal’s Office
Nov. 4
• About 6:30 p.m. an officer was called to a residence on Oak Street where a woman had abandoned her child. The officer made contact with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and made a referral for assistance.

Nov. 5
• About 1 p.m. an officer was called to a domestic situation on Eighth Street. Once the officer was there it became a civil standby. No charges were filed.
• About 2:35 p.m. an officer took a report where $10,000 worth of gems were stolen from a residence on Kelly Road. The case is open pending further information.
• About 5 p.m. an officer took a report of a burglary on Sixth Street. The reporting party stated $200 cash and laptops were stolen from the residence. The case is under investigation.

Nov. 7
• About 10 a.m. an officer was called to the Magdalena Schools in reference to a bomb threat. The case was unfounded.
• About 1 p.m. an officer took a report of a missing license plate from a flatbed trailer. The plate was entered into the New Mexico Crime Information Center database in an attempt to locate the plate.
Nov. 8  
• About 9:30 a.m. an officer took a report of a burglary on Elm Street. The reporting party said several items were missing from the residence, including a saddle and a washer and dryer. The case is under investigation.

Nov. 11
• About 4:30 p.m. an officer took a report on Pine Street in reference to tampering with an electric meter. The information was sent to Socorro Electric Cooperative for a possible suspect.

Nov. 16
• About 3 p.m. an officer responded to a fight in progress on Oak Street. A male subject was charged with criminal damage to property after he threw rocks through the window of a vehicle driven by one of the parties involved.

Nov. 17
• About 3:30 a.m. an officer responded to a domestic situation on Kelly Road. A man was transported to Socorro General Hospital for stitches. A woman reported the man kicking in the door of her residence. Charges are pending.

Socorro County Sheriff’s Office
Nov. 1
• About 9 a.m. a deputy transported a suspect by order of Magistrate Court from the Sandoval County Detention Center to Socorro for court, and then returned the suspect to Sandoval County Detention Center.

Nov. 2
• A deputy responded to a crash on state Highway 380 near San Antonio about 8:18 p.m. The victim’s vehicle was westbound on the highway when a Santa Fe resident’s vehicle was backing from a parking space onto the highway. The Santa Fe man failed to see the oncoming vehicle and was struck by it. Both vehicles sustained damage but the vehicle traveling on the highway had the right of way.

Nov. 7
• A deputy was dispatched to 7th Judicial District Court about 11:25 a.m. to take custody of a suspect and jail him. The deputy placed the suspect, a resident of the 500 block of Harold Drive, under arrested and escorted him to the jail.
• A deputy was eastbound on U.S. 60 in an unmarked sheriff’s unit when a Tucumcari resident passed him at a high rate of speed. The deputy pulled over the Tucumcari resident and arrested him for reckless driving.

Nov. 8
• A deputy met with a resident of county Road 91 about 11 a.m. The resident said she had argued with the suspect, a man who lives at the same address. She said the suspect got into a vehicle and was attempting to leave when she opened the passenger door and tried to get into the vehicle, not realizing that he had placed it in gear. She fell to the ground and was run over by the vehicle. She said the incident was an accident and did not want charges filed against the suspect.
• A deputy assisting the DWI Compliance Office at a residence on Bagley Street was advised the suspect who lived there had a warrant for his arrest. The deputy confirmed the warrant and arrested the suspect.

Socorro Police Department
Nov. 8
• A resident of the 700 block of Park Street reported someone may have stolen 80 prescription pills from her purse. The victim was unable to provide the exact location of the theft at the time of the report.
• An officer on patrol witnessed a resident of the 1200 block of North Sixth Street smoking possible narcotics. The woman was contacted and provided the officer with a marijuana pipe, admitting to smoking it as the officer arrived. The woman was ticketed.
• While the Children, Youth and Families Department was conducting a search of a residence on the 1100 block of Chaparral Drive, the CYFD worker found some paraphernalia in the child’s room. The items were confiscated and placed into evidence. The child was at the house at the time.
• A resident of the 800 block of Bursum Place said after a party at her home, a man made comments about damaging the resident’s block wall. The officer was shown the wall, which only had blocks stacked and no mortar between them. The victim provided the officer the suspect’s name and said he was a New Mexico Tech student. The officer tried unsuccessfully to contact the suspect through New Mexico Tech campus police. The victim estimated damage to the wall at $300.
• A resident of the 900 block of Belmont said someone entered his garage and took two rifles, a set of two-way radios, a blue gas can and two backpacks. The victim said he found the gas can south of his home and took it back home. The officer met with a family member of the victim who had entered the home twice that day — at 10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. — but had not noticed anything. The officer was able to get a serial number for one rifle and entered it into the National Crime Information Center database, but no information was available for the other stolen items. The officer later spoke with a neighbor who saw a small black truck in the area at 4 p.m. near the spot where the victim found the gas can. No other witnesses were located at the time of the report. Missing are one Weatherby rifle valued at $1,600, a Remington rifle valued at $832, backpacks valued at $200 and a two-way radio.
• A resident of the 600 block of Bagley Street reported that after losing her credit/debit card in Socorro, someone used it at four locations in Los Lunas and Belen purchasing items totaling $974.08. The complainant provided the officer with dates and locations of card use.
• A resident of the 700 block of Bursum Place reported someone spray painted on her wall. She did not see or hear the vandals. The officer saw the paint on the wall, which appeared to read “lost.”