The Blotter (12/19/2012)
Socorro Police Department
• An officer met with a highly intoxicated Socorro man on Meek Street. When the officer ran the man’s information through dispatch, it turned out the man had a warrant for his arrest so he was arrested and jailed.
• An officer booked a Socorro man from District Court per a judge’s arrest order about 11 a.m.
• A resident of the 1300 block of Lopezville Road reported someone removed a chain link fence from the pole. The fence has to be repaired. The woman was unable to provide a suspect.
• The Adult Probation Office provided an officer with an arrest order for a Socorro man. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Lemitar man was stopped for a traffic violation about 8 p.m., and an officer found an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. The suspect was under age 21. The suspect said the alcohol belonged to another man who was not in the vehicle. The alcoholic beverage was confiscated and logged in at the police department.
• A Lemitar man was contacted for a traffic violation about 8:34 p.m. and asked to perform a field sobriety test. When the man got out of the vehicle, the officer found a metal pipe with residue. It appeared to be Spice, a synthetic marijuana product. The suspect admitted the substance in the pipe was Spice and he had been smoking it. The field sobriety test was given and no arrest was made. The suspect consented to a search and the officer found a small Baggie of Spice, which the suspect admitted was Spice. The suspect was ticketed for narcotics and paraphernalia and released.
• A resident of the 500 block of Manzanares complained that a resident of the 500 block of Carmen Place struck him during an argument over the victim calling police about a vehicle alarm. The Manzanares resident showed signs of battery. The suspect was contacted and denied striking the victim. He was arrested for battery against a household member. A National Crime Information Center check showed the suspect also had a valid warrant. He was processed and booked into county jail.
• A Fairview man was contacted for a traffic violation on Carmen Place about 2 a.m. The officer noticed signs of intoxication and gave the suspect field sobriety tests, then arrested the suspect. The suspect agreed to a breath test, and results were .17 and .17. He was booked into county jail.
• An officer investigating a possible fight in the 200 block of Willow about 11:20 a.m. found drug paraphernalia in the residence. The resident claimed ownership of the paraphernalia and was cited into court.
• A resident of the 200 block of Mount Carmel reported a man who lives at the same residence pushed her several times after they argued about the man being intoxicated. A second officer found the man behind the home hiding by a dumpster. The man admitted to pushing the woman, but said she pushed him first. The man was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A neighbor called the police about 11:42 p.m. on a battery they had witnessed at a residence in the 400 block of Bullock; a man had knocked a woman unconscious. When the officers arrived, no contact was made and the officers breached the door, making contact with the suspect and victim. The woman showed signs of battery, including an injury to her head, and officers found blood on the floor of the home. The man was later arrested on the statement provided.
• An officer was dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of Spring Street about 9:45 a.m. regarding a woman being loud and disorderly. The officer met with the homeowner, who said the woman was in the residence causing problems and was nude. The officer spoke to the nude woman and found she was highly intoxicated, then arrested her and booked her into jail.
• A Socorro man reported that while working for a local rental company, he and other employees were removing items from a house on the 900 block of Texas Avenue. The Socorro man tried to remove the last item when the resident of the house grabbed a knife and started threatening him. The officer met with the resident of the house, who said the object picked up was a piece of wood. The resident said he was upset because the company was not to take the stove because he had made a payment on the stove. The officer got statements from the witness and victim. Charges were filed.
• An officer assisting on a traffic stop on Northwest Frontage Road about 12:15 p.m. took possession of drug paraphernalia and logged the items into evidence.
• A Socorro man reported that while walking his dog at Clark Field, another man began yelling at him because his dog wasn’t on a leash. They exchanged words and the Socorro man said he noticed the other man had pulled out a firearm and was pointing it at him. The Socorro man continued to walk with his dog and noticed the suspect moved his vehicle to the other side of the park and pointed another firearm at him. The dog walker said he called the police and the suspect left in a gray compact car. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• An officer observed a Socorro man conduct a quick exchange with an unknown suspect on J.O. Gallegos Road about 4:40 p.m. The officer conducted a traffic stop, found two prescription pills in the Socorro man’s vehicle and cited him.
• A San Diego man reported that a Socorro woman, the victim, called him about the suspect damaging something in their home on the 900 block of Walkway. An officer found the suspect walking in town. The suspect said he was upset over the victim belittling him. The officer was told the suspect had made a comment about hitting the child. The officer met with the victim and child, as well as noticed a TV and DVD player on the ground outside the home. The victim said the suspect threw the items outside from the second floor. The child said the suspect kicked the victim in the head twice. The officer found redness on the child. The suspect’s sister also said she saw the suspect strike the child. The suspect was later found and arrested.
• A Socorro man said while he was at a friend’s house, he asked another man to return a jacket. He said the other man began battering him. The officer noted signs of battery on the victim. The officer attempted to locate the suspect without success.
• A Los Lunas man was contacted for a traffic violation and for nearly causing a crash. The officer noticed signs of intoxication. The suspect admitted to drinking six drinks. He was given field sobriety tests and arrested. The man’s vehicle also displayed an incorrect license plate for the vehicle. During inventory the officer found an open container of beer. The suspect agreed to breath test, and results were .07 and .06 breath alcohol content. The suspect was taken to the hospital for a blood draw then booked into county jail.
• A Socorro woman was contacted for a traffic violation. The officer noticed signs of intoxication and gave her field sobriety tests. The officer arrested the woman and she agreed to breath tests, which resulted in .13 and .13 breath alcohol content. The suspect also provided blood samples. She was processed and booked into jail.
• An Albuquerque man was stopped for speeding. A National Crime Information Center check showed him to have a license suspended or revoked with the arrest clause. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
• An officer stopped a Polvadera woman for avoiding a road block. She showed signs of intoxication. A Spanish speaking officer was called in to complete the field sobriety test. The officer completed the breath test on an IR-8000 breath analyzer. The suspect was arrested and taken to the police department. She provided two breath samples with results of .15 and .14 blood alcohol content. The suspect was booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was contacted for a traffic violation on Northwest Frontage Road. Another officer was called in to complete the field sobriety test. The man was arrested and advised of implied consent warning. He agreed to a breath test, with results of .18 and .17 breath alcohol content. He was booked into county jail.
• A Socorro woman was stopped for a traffic violation on California Street. The officer learned she had a bench warrant so she was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro woman reported a suspect from Kentucky purchased items from her online business in the amount of $350. The suspect paid with a check in the amount of $1,865 and requested change be sent by money order. The Socorro woman did not cash the check but gave it to the police. She believed it was a scam.
• A Walmart employee reported two men came in the store and left with a $300 welder without paying for it. The employee said one man he did not know, and the other he identified as a Socorro man. The officer conducted a follow-up and retained a warrant for the Socorro man’s arrest. The warrant was entered into NCIC but the suspect was not located as of the time of the report.
• A resident of the 900 block of Walkway reported two grills and a bike were stolen from his house. He said the items were chained to a pole. There were no leads to a suspect. The bike is valued at $85 and the grills at $25 each.
• A resident of the 100 block of Faulkner reported about 7:30 a.m. an unknown suspect threw a block of wood through the window of his residence, causing damage.
• A Socorro man reported a newspaper machine valued at $500 was stolen from a place on the 100 block of Manzanares.
• Leseburg’s Auto & Towing reported an unknown suspect stole $160 worth of diesel fuel from a tow truck.
• A resident of the 900 block of Cuba Road reported someone entered his storage shed and stole two propane tanks valued at $60 each. He reported seeing his propane tanks at a pawn shop. The case is pending investigation.
• A judge contacted the police and advised a Socorro man had two bench warrants. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Veguita man reported fuel was stolen from his truck while it was parked at Walmart. The officer viewed the video but did not see anyone go near the truck.
• A Conoco employee reported some unknown woman paid her bill with a counterfeit dollar bill. The employee did not realize the bill was fake and passed it to another customer. The counterfeit bill was secured by security at Hard Rock Casino. The case is pending investigation.
• Jaramillo’s Plumbing reported rolls of copper wire stolen and a vehicle damaged. The officer took a hit-and-run crash report and the damage to the vehicle matched damage at the crash scene. The owner of the business reported the vehicle was taken without consent and returned. He gave the name of a person of interest but the officer was unable to locate the person.
• A Walmart employee reported a Socorro man took merchandise, two $7 bottles of vodka and two pair of $5 earrings, without paying. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail. He also had a bench warrant for his arrest.
New Mexico State Police, District 11
• An officer assisted a motorist about 2:45 a.m. on Interstate 25.
• An officer responded to an accident without injuries on U.S. 60 about 6:05 a.m. A report was taken.
• An officer responded to an accident with injuries about 12:43 p.m. on I-25. A report was taken.
• An officer assisted another law enforcement agency about 1:56 p.m. on the 400 block of North Elm Street, Truth or Consequences. No report was taken.
• Officers responded to a general assault about 3:56 p.m. on J.O. Torres Road in Socorro. A report was taken.
• An officer assisted EMS personnel on state Road 116 about 5:24 p.m. No report was taken.
• Officers responded to a report of child abuse about 5:41 p.m. on state Road 1. A report was taken.
• An officer responded to a request to talk to an officer about 8:53 p.m. on 11th Street, San Antonio. No report was taken.
• An officer assisted another law enforcement agency and EMS personnel in Alamo about 8:53 a.m. No report was taken.
• Officers responded to a report of an erratic driver about 10:24 a.m. on I-25. They were unable to locate the driver.
• An officer responded about 6:41 p.m. to a report of a runaway juvenile on state Road 116 near Bosque. No report was taken.
• Officers assisted on a shots fired call about 8:17 p.m. at Magdalena Schools. A report was taken.