The Blotter 2/16/2013

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Socorro Police Department
Jan. 2
• A Socorro man reported about 7 p.m. an unknown suspect was calling asking for a female suspect. The man told the caller several times the woman did not live at his residence and the caller had the wrong number. The officer obtained the suspect’s number and contacted a man at the number, advising him to stop calling.
• A Socorro man reported about 7:40 p.m. that the suspect, another Socorro man, struck his vehicle while leaving his yard. Another officer found the suspect’s vehicle and the suspect was later apprehended, showing signs of intoxication. The suspect denied driving and was taken to the police department for a field sobriety test. The suspect was arrested. He consented to a breath test, with results of .16 and .15. He was processed and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was driving a vehicle on Manzanares with no tail lights about 11:25 p.m. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect refused to stop, instead entering a private driveway. The driver was arrested and placed in the patrol vehicle, and the officer contacted the passenger in the vehicle. An assisting officer found marijuana on the driver and began an inventory of the vehicle, where he found cocaine also. The officers obtained the owner’s consent to search the vehicle, and no other narcotics were found. The driver was taken to the police department where he took a field sobriety test. He refused to take a breath test and was later booked into county jail. Officers later learned the suspect was not providing correct information, so a detective followed up on the case and obtained the suspect’s correct information. The suspect was then charged with new crimes.

Jan. 3
• An officer was dispatched to the scene of an argument involving a gun at a car wash about 12 p.m. Dispatch advised the officer the suspect was leaving in a gray pickup. The officer contacted the suspect, a Moriarty man, who said he contacted a Socorro man to retrieve money the man owed him. The suspect said during the argument, the Socorro man appeared to be reaching for a weapon. The officer met with the Socorro man, who said the suspect came to his work asking for payment. When the officer asked about the gun being used, the Socorro man said he did not have a gun and said to tell the suspect not to return to his place of work.
• A detention center employee reported about 1:30 p.m. that during intake of a Lemitar man, the employee found possible narcotics on the man. They were turned over to police pending drug test results.