The Blotter (12/15/2012)
Socorro County Sheriff’s Office
• A San Antonio woman reported three diamond rings went missing from her bedside stand sometime between Sept. 12 and Sept. 19. She said she had hired a Socorro woman to clean her home and her daughter had seen the woman in the bedroom where the jewelry was kept. The deputy was still attempting to contact the suspect at the time of the report.
• A Veguita man said he learned another man was using his Social Security number at a place of employment in Lea County. The deputy contacted the Lea County business, and staff said they would investigate. The Veguita man will contact the Social Security Administration about the matter.
• A deputy pulled a Socorro resident over for a traffic violation about 11:25 a.m. on state Road 1 near mile marker 58. The deputy learned the man was driving on a license suspended/revoked with an arrest clause should the vehicle not be equipped with an interlock system, which the vehicle was not. The deputy arrested the man and transported him to the detention center.
• A deputy was dispatched to a crash on Interstate 25 near San Antonio about 8:08 p.m. The driver said when a coyote jumped out in front of his vehicle, he attempted to evade it but struck the concrete divider on I-25. The vehicle sustained damage.
• A deputy met with two complainants, a Datil man and a Magdalena man, who complained about various incidents involving a property dispute. The deputy advised the men that it was a civil matter that should be settled in civil court.
• A deputy responded to a crash on state Highway 169 near Alamo about 12:24 a.m. A Magdalena woman was driving north on the highway when she fell asleep at the wheel. When the vehicle left the road, the driver woke up and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll over. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
• A deputy assisting the county DWI Compliance Office was advised about 9:30 a.m. a Socorro man had a warrant for his arrest. The deputy confirmed the warrant, arrested the suspect and transported him to jail.
• A deputy assisting the county DWI Compliance Office was advised about 10 a.m. a Socorro man had a warrant for his arrest. The deputy confirmed the warrant, arrested the suspect and transported him to jail.
• A deputy was dispatched to Manzano Road in Veguita regarding a domestic issue. He met with a woman who said she only argued with her boyfriend. She requested the deputy contact the boyfriend and tell him he was no longer welcome at her home. The deputy attempted to locate the man, who had left before the deputy arrived, but made no contact as of the time of the report.
• A deputy assisting the county DWI Compliance Office was advised about 2 p.m. a Socorro man had a warrant for his arrest. The deputy confirmed the warrant, arrested the suspect and transported him to jail.
• A deputy was dispatched to meet with a Game and Fish officer about 3 p.m. The officer had made contact with a Socorro woman who had three outstanding warrants for her arrest. The deputy arrested the woman and transported her to jail.
• About 4 p.m. a deputy met with a La Joya man who said someone had damaged an irrigation shutoff valve. The man said the damage was possibly caused by hunters shooting in the area. Photos of the damage were taken.
• About 5:41 p.m. a deputy met with a Socorro man about child neglect. The man said he recently met with the mother of his 9-month-old child for a child exchange, and the child was only wearing a “onesy” and a diaper on a cold day. The man said he had no reason to believe the child was in imminent danger, but he was worried about possible ongoing neglect.
• A deputy served a Socorro man with an arrest warrant at about 5:20 p.m. at the Socorro County Detention Center.
• A Veguita woman reported she was afraid the listed suspect, a man who lives at the same residence, would batter her because she had taken money out of a bank account without his knowledge. The deputy spoke with the man, who said he was the woman’s caregiver and was more upset at the bank for allowing the woman access to the account, knowing that he is her caregiver and she should not have account access.
• A deputy responded to a single-vehicle crash about 6:40 a.m. on U.S. Highway 60. For unknown reasons, the vehicle swerved left off the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle swerved back and off the road on the right side. It rolled and the driver was ejected; he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The vehicle was extensively damaged and the driver was ticketed.
• About 9:46 a.m. in Veguita, a deputy met with a Belen woman who had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. While the deputy was confirming the warrant, the woman tried to flee. She was apprehended and arrested, then transported to jail.
• A deputy responded to a call about 8:45 p.m. at a residence on the 2300 block of state Road 1. The woman who lives there reported she and the man who lives there got into a verbal argument that escalated to the point she was battered by the man. She said he punched her numerous times. She said at one point, he pulled a pocket knife and threatened her with it. She did have physical evidence of being battered. The deputy spoke with the suspect, who said they had an argument and the woman was the one who became physical; he only struck back in self-defense. The suspect also had physical evidence of being battered. He denied pulling a knife on the woman.