The Blotter (12/21/2012)
Socorro Police Department
• A vehicle was found abandoned in the roadway on El Camino Real about 2:23 a.m. The vehicle was towed.
• A Socorro woman complained a Socorro man stole her son’s MP3 player. The officer was not able to locate the man.
• An employee of Socorro Electric Cooperative reported a resident on the 1200 block of El Camino Real was using jumpers to steal electricity. The employee removed the jumpers from the meter box, but the officer was not able to locate the suspect. SEC estimated the suspect used $200 worth of electricity without paying.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee complained a resident of the 300 block of Manzanares was stealing electricity by using jumpers. SEC removed the jumpers from the meter box. The officer met with the suspect and issued citations. SEC estimated the suspect used $157 worth of electricity without paying.
• A resident of the 600 block of Franklin reported Christmas decorations valued at $250 were stolen from her front yard.
• A Socorro man reported about 5:50 p.m. his oxygen and acetylene bottles, along with a dolly cart, were stolen. The officer followed tracks to a residence but was unable to locate any occupants. The oxygen and acetylene bottles are valued at $300 apiece, and the dolly cart is valued at $100. The officer contacted the suspect, a Socorro man, on the follow-up report of the stolen tanks. The suspect said he also had tanks and a grinder stolen, and showed officers where his fence was cut. The officer said the fence was not cut and police are going to look further into the incident.
• A woman who lives on the 1200 block of El Camino Real reported a Los Lunas man was following her and harassing her. She further reported the suspect battered her earlier in the morning. She had signs of battery, but the officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• An employee of Smith’s reported a Socorro woman entered the store and took merchandise without paying. The officer was unable to locate the suspect. Stolen were a $15 blanket, $44 worth of Christmas lights and a $2 gift bag.
• A Socorro man reported a woman who lives in his house was receiving sexually explicit text messages and photo messages from an unknown suspect. The officer attempted to contact the suspect by the phone number given but did not get any answer.
• A Circle K employee reported about 10 a.m. someone entered the store and took an 18 pack of beer without paying.
• A resident of the 1100 block of Texas complained a neighbor’s dogs entered her yard and attacked her dog while it was tied up, causing injury to the dog. The suspect admitted her dogs entered the victim’s yard and were fighting with the victim’s dog before she could get her dogs out of the victim’s yard. The suspect was cited into court.
• An officer conducted a traffic stop on a Socorro man. A National Crime Information Center check showed the suspect had a driver’s license suspended or revoked with the arrest clause. A second officer assisted on the stop, and they arrested the man and booked him into county jail.
• A Socorro woman reported an unknown suspect entered her home on the 400 block of Eaton Avenue and stole several prescription pills. She listed a person of interest but no witness could identify the suspect at the time of the report.
• A Socorro woman said she received email from two email accounts, and that she already filed a report in the past over emails. The officer obtained copies of the email and attached it to the report.
• The officer was dispatched to the probation and parole office for a Socorro woman with a warrant. A NCIC check showed a valid warrant on the suspect, so she was arrested and booked into county jail.
• An officer contacted a homeless man for stopping traffic and asking for money. The officer noted the man was drinking so he was arrested and booked into the detention center.
• The officer met with a Walmart employee who showed the officer video of a Socorro man taking merchandise. The officer was unable to identify the suspect at the time. The officer later located the suspect’s vehicle while off duty and identified suspects 1 and 2, two Socorro men, as being in the vehicle. The officer obtained the vehicle license plate the next day when the officer was assisting on a hit-and-run crash, noting the suspect’s vehicle was involved in the crash. Suspect 1 arrived to check on his vehicle and the vehicle was towed from the scene of the crash. The officer, while completing the tow inventory, located the items stolen from Walmart. The officer confirmed the items by serial numbers and detained the first suspect. The officer secured the suspect’s backpack with stolen items inside, and the suspect denied any knowledge of the stolen items. An assisting officer located the second suspect and arrested him. The second suspect attempted to resist arrest, but was taken to the police department with the help of a third officer. He was positively identified by photos from the store, but refused to give a statement. The two suspects were processed and booked into jail.
• A Socorro woman reported at 8:50 p.m. that while she was cooking dinner for a Socorro man, he became upset and started damaging his own property. The woman yelled at the man to stop, and the man walked up to her and struck her on the face. The officer noted signs of battery on the woman, who said the suspect left the scene. An assisting officer found the man at a family member’s home, and officers arrested him. The man declined to give a statement and was booked into county jail.
• Officers were dispatched to the scene of a fight in the area of Lemitar Lane and Hefner. When they arrived, they found a Socorro woman pulling on a male suspect who had damaged another victim’s vehicle door by kicking it. Male Victim 1 said he tried to avoid speaking with the female victim. After an argument, the female suspect continued to follow male Suspect 1. The female suspect contacted male Suspect 1 after the vehicle she was in struck the male victim’s vehicle from behind. Male Suspect 2 exited the vehicle and struck Victim 3’s vehicle, causing damage. NCIC showed the male suspect had a warrant, so he was arrested and cited for damaging the victim’s vehicle. The officer met with a witness who said the female suspect struck male Suspect 1 then kicked the witness’ vehicle, damaging the head lamp. The female suspect was released but charges were filed.
• A Socorro woman reported about 10 a.m. that the suspect, another woman, used rude hand gestures toward her in the parking lot of Circle K and the man with the suspect threatened to harm her before the suspect left the parking lot. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported a Socorro woman was stealing electricity by using jumpers. The officer wasn’t able to locate the suspect.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported a Socorro man was stealing electricity by using jumpers. The officer wasn’t able to locate the suspect.
• A Family Dollar employee reported a Socorro female took a candy bar from the store and left without paying. The officer was unable to locate the suspect at the time of the report.
• A Socorro man was contacted for a traffic violation. NCIC showed the man had a license suspended or revoked with the arrest clause. The officer arrested the man and booked him into county jail.
• A Socorro woman was stopped for a traffic violation. The officer noticed signs of intoxication so gave the suspect a field sobriety test, then arrested her. She was advised of implied consent warning and provided breath samples with results of .17 and .17. She was processed and booked into county jail.
• A Socorro woman reported that while walking home to the 1200 block of Chaparral, a brown dog bit her leg. The officer was shown the bite marks and he photographed the injury. The woman told the officer where the dog was but the officer was unable to make contact with the dog’s owner.
• A Socorro woman stopped for a traffic violation appeared to be intoxicated so she was given a field sobriety test and performed poorly. She was arrested and gave two breath samples with results of .12 and .13 breath alcohol content. She was booked into jail.
• An officer found a Pine Hill woman sleeping under a tree about 1:20 a.m. An NCIC check showed a valid warrant for her arrest so she was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Mescalero man stopped for a traffic violation near Motel 6 about 2 a.m. appeared to be intoxicated, so he was given a field sobriety test and performed poorly. He was arrested and gave two breath samples, with results of .15 and .15 breath alcohol content. He was booked into county jail.
• A Socorro woman reported a Socorro man broke the window on the front door to her residence on the 200 block of Faulkner. Damage is estimated at $200.