The Blotter 2/23/2013

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Magdalena Marshal’s Office
Jan. 20
• About 2:50 p.m., an officer was called to a domestic dispute where a gun was involved. The complainant reported children had been playing on a frozen pond at his residence. When the complainant confronted the neighbor, a gun was produced. Officers were called to defuse the situation. No charges have been filed.

Jan. 21
• About 9:30 a.m. an officer took a report of damage to property on state Road 107. A suspect was located and charges are pending. An entrance gate and post were hit with a trailer.

Jan. 26
• About 5:07 p.m., an officer assisted the U.S. Forest Service with the arrest of a man who was wanted on two outstanding bench warrants from Magdalena Municipal Court and Socorro County Magistrate Court for traffic violations. The man was taken to the Socorro County Detention Center.

Jan. 28
• About 6:30 p.m. an officer was called to a residence on Elm Street where the homeowner found his door had been broken in to. No items were stolen and the case is under investigation.

 

Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
Dec. 7, 2012
• A deputy traveling on Highway 304 noticed a vehicle not stop for a stop sign. When the deputy pulled the driver over, he found the driver’s license was suspended. The car was towed because it had no licensed driver.

Dec. 18, 2012
• A deputy met with two people involved in an accident about 5:15 p.m. near Highway 304 and Martino Road. The Cimarron man said he was looking for Martino Road and had his turn signal on when the other driver, a Veguita woman, struck his vehicle. The Veguita woman was ticketed.

Dec. 26, 2012
• A deputy was dispatched to a Veguita residence and learned a man there was unresponsive. EMTs were called but there were no signs of life. The Office of the Medical Investigator was called and the man was pronounced deceased.

Dec. 28, 2012
• A deputy was dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 25 about 10:50 p.m. When the deputy arrived, the vehicle was on fire about 75 feet from the shoulder of the northbound lanes. The driver, a Mountainair man, was transported to Socorro General Hospital, where he was medically evaluated and then released.

Jan. 1
• About 1 a.m. a deputy was contacted by an employee of the Lemitar truck stop after two men took two truck batteries and a power inverter from the store without paying. Video surveillance showed the two men walking around the store, one identified as a Socorro man, who pulled a power inverter from the locking device on the shelf and ran out the north doors. The other man grabbed two truck batteries and ran out. Both got into a silver two-door vehicle and drove away.

Jan. 4
• A deputy was dispatched to an accident about 8:11 p.m. on Interstate 25. A vehicle rolled into oncoming traffic, but there were no injuries.

Jan. 7
• A deputy was directed by 7th Judicial District Court to serve a warrant on a man incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

Jan. 8
• A Roswell man reported the license plate from his utility trailer missing. He was unsure whether the plate was stolen or fell off. He wanted to report it to ensure the plate would not be used illegally.

Jan. 9
• Alfonso Garcia willfully failed to comply with the registration requirements for sex offenders in the state of New Mexico from March 2007 until January 2013. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Jan. 11
• A San Antonio man reported his mailbox was damaged sometime between Jan. 10 and Jan. 11. The mailbox was broken off from the support post and left lying on the ground. The man said six other mailboxes were damaged on Bosquecito Road around the same time.

Jan. 12
• A deputy was called to a San Antonio residence. While there, the deputy requested a driver’s license check of the woman who lives there. The check indicated the woman had two outstanding warrants from Socorro Magistrate Court, so she was arrested without incident.
• A deputy was dispatched to a vehicle accident on I-25 at mile post 130. The driver told the deputy when she reached down for a cookie, she veered into the median and the vehicle spun around to stop facing south. She reported no injuries and refused medical assistance. She drove the vehicle from the scene.
• An Alamillo man requested a civil standby at his residence while his wife removed items from the residence. The deputy inspected the residence for damage prior to the wife’s arrival, then again with the wife. The man left the residence while the wife removed her personal items.

Jan. 14
• While assisting the county DWI Compliance Office, a deputy found a Socorro woman had three outstanding warrants. The woman was arrested without incident.
• A Luis Lopez woman with a 1-year-old child reported the child’s father is frustrated about not being able to see his child. She said the father has repeatedly threatened to take the child to Mexico. The father was in the Army but due to get out of service in February. The woman said she is in the process of getting an order of protection.

Jan. 17
• About 11:35 a.m. a 7th Judicial District judge revoked the conditions of release of a Socorro man, then remanded him to the custody of the Socorro County Detention Center. A deputy then processed and booked the man into SCDC.

Jan. 18
• A deputy was contacted about 3 p.m. by a BLM ranger as the ranger conducted an investigation of aluminum cable stolen from the Riverine Parks. During investigation a suspect was identified and the deputy was asked to assist in apprehending him. The deputy was able to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect, a Socorro man, who was questioned about the stolen aluminum cable. The suspect admitted to thefts of the cable during the interview. In addition, the suspect admitted to having his children, ages 4 and 10, serve as lookouts when stealing the aluminum cable.

Jan. 19
• A deputy was dispatched to mile post 139 on Interstate 25 to investigate the larceny of a metal building. The deputy met with a Los Lunas man, who said he was towing the 50-, 24- and 25-foot metal beams, which were the components of a metal building, when he was involved in an accident. The beams were thrown from the trailer onto the west side of the road as a result of the wreck. At the time of the accident, the Los Lunas man was unable to recover the beams. When he returned to recover them, they were gone. No suspects have been identified and investigation continues.

Jan. 20
• A deputy pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation about 1:52 a.m. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The driver then failed field sobriety tests. The driver was arrested and booked into jail. The driver also admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages.
• A deputy was dispatched to Reservoir Road in Socorro about 1:40 p.m. to take a report of harassment by the complainant’s former boyfriend. The complainant said she and her current boyfriend pulled in to the parking lot of a grocery store to shop when she saw her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle. She told her current boyfriend not to park but continue driving through the parking lot and wait until the ex-boyfriend had left the store. She saw the ex-boyfriend begin to leave the parking lot slowly, then stop. She then told her boyfriend to turn around and go home, and they would shop later. After they turned around, the ex-boyfriend rapidly accelerated out of the parking lot and drove up close to the complainant’s bumper, following until the car turned onto Meek Street. She said her ex-boyfriend had done this type of thing before. When the deputy met with the ex-boyfriend, he said he was simply going in the same direction. The deputy advised him to stay away from the complainant, and he agreed to do so.

Jan. 21
• About 11 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge where a vehicle had run off the road and hit a tree. The deputy responded and found the vehicle, which belonged to an Albuquerque woman who said she was watching ducks as she drove along the south loop. She said she swerved to the left and struck a tree at a slow rate of speed. The vehicle was moderately damaged but no injuries were reported.

Jan. 23
• A deputy was dispatched to Evergreen Drive in Socorro to take a trespassing report. The resident reported that at about 9:30 a.m. she saw a silver car in her driveway. She went outside and saw a ball of aluminum foil near her front porch. When she opened the ball, she saw what she thought was about an ounce of methamphetamine or bath salts. She became alarmed and flushed the substance down the toilet, then burned the aluminum foil in the fireplace. The deputy inspected the yard and did not find any other suspicious items.
• The Socorro County DWI Compliance Office requested a deputy’s help in conducting a welfare check on Lopezville Road. A deputy and a compliance officer conducted the check. The compliance officer spoke with the Lopezville Road resident, who appeared to be intoxicated. The deputy observed several bottles of beer and other alcoholic beverage containers in the residence. The alcoholic beverages were confiscated.

Jan. 24
• About 10:10 a.m. a Silver City man reported to the sheriff’s office and said he had been directed by Magistrate Court to turn himself in to serve three days’ incarceration. A deputy processed the man and jailed him without incident.
• About 10:25 a.m. while a deputy was booking one person into jail, an inmate being held in the temporary holding cell became abusive to a detention center officer. The officer was directed to move the inmate to a different cell due to his abusive behavior and threats of violence. The officer ordered the inmate to move back from the door of the cell. The inmate refused, and when the door was opened the detention officer attempted to restrain the inmate. The deputy helped the officer in restraining the inmate and then handcuffing him and moving him to another cell. The inmate continued to verbally threaten the detention officer throughout the incident.
• About 10:25 a.m. a deputy was called to the Socorro County Detention Center regarding an inmate who had broken a sprinkler in his cell. When the deputy arrived, he found large amounts of water in the floor of the jail coming from the broken sprinkler in the inmate’s cell. Cost of the damage was $1,620.98.
• A deputy was dispatched to state Highway 304 and Carlos Martinez Road in Veguita on the report of a rollover accident. When the deputy arrived, the driver, a Veguita woman, was sitting beside the overturned vehicle. While the deputy was speaking to her, she became nonresponsive to questions and a medical helicopter was requested. She was successfully evacuated.

Jan. 25
• A Lemitar man reported he has an ongoing property dispute with a neighbor and is concerned for his safety. The man said he pulled out of his driveway about 12:10 p.m. and the neighbor followed him into the driveway of another neighbor’s home. The man said the suspect confronted him, yelling at him, then told the man to hit him. The man refused to hit the suspect and said he would not fight him. The suspect told the man to stay off his property, saying he had a gun and seeming to hint that the gun may be in his truck. After yelling for several minutes, the suspect left the area.
• A deputy assigned to assist the county DWI Compliance Office did a random check on a Socorro man who was serving a court ordered period of probation. The check revealed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant from Magistrate Court, so he was arrested and jailed without incident.
• While conducting misdemeanor compliance checks with the county DWI Compliance Office, a deputy contacted a Socorro man and found the man had two outstanding warrants. The deputy arrested and jailed the man without incident.
• A deputy was dispatched to the Socorro County Detention Center about 8:15 p.m. regarding an inmate who had thrown a cup of urine on two other inmates. A review of security tapes showed the suspect stick his hand through the food slot and throw what appeared to be urine in the direction of several inmates. The urine struck two of the inmates, who wanted to press charges for battery. The suspect was charged.
• A deputy assigned to assist the county DWI Compliance Office in conducting random checks of people on probation went to a Socorro woman’s residence and could not find her there. The woman’s roommate said the woman was at a bar. On his way to the bar, the deputy saw the woman. An NCIC check revealed the woman had an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. She was arrested without incident.
• A deputy conducting misdemeanor compliance checks contacted a woman about 10:45 p.m. and found she had three outstanding warrants. The woman was arrested without incident.
• A deputy conducting misdemeanor compliance checks contacted a woman about 11:36 p.m. and found she had an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. The woman was arrested without incident.

Jan. 26
• A deputy was assisting another officer who was conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 60 at mile post 119 about 7:30 p.m. During the stop, the deputy ran a routine warrant check and determined the driver of the vehicle was wanted on a warrant issued by Socorro Magistrate Court. The driver was arrested and jailed without incident.
• A deputy was dispatched to a residence on Kelly Road in Magdalena about 11 p.m. to investigate a reported burglary of a vehicle and larceny. The resident said sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., she heard her dogs barking but didn’t go outside to see why. At some time after that, she went outside and noticed a set of four rims and tires missing from the front seat of her pickup. She said her former boyfriend had been served with a restraining order that afternoon, and he had returned to her residence to recover his personal items. The resident was concerned that her ex-boyfriend had returned and taken the rims and tires from her pickup. Investigation continues.

Jan. 28
• A deputy was dispatched about 1:30 a.m. to Chaparral Drive in Socorro to investigate a residential burglary. The resident said he left his home about 12:30 a.m. and was away for about 30 minutes. When he returned at 1 a.m. he found his door lock broken, and when he went inside found numerous items missing, including electronics and firearms. Investigation continues.
• A woman reported that on Jan. 26 her Internet stopped working. She went outside and discovered the satellite dish was missing. She could not find it in the yard and believes it was stolen sometime Jan. 26.
• A deputy was dispatched to Polvadera about 8 a.m. and met with a man who said his neighbor’s dog came at him and bit his pants, and that he scraped his hand on the dog’s teeth when he was trying to get free. The man wanted shot records for the dog. The deputy met with the dog’s owner, who said he just finished a pen for the dog. The owner said he would get the dog’s shot records to the bitten man.
• A deputy was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 169 by Magdalena about 1 p.m. The driver claimed defective steering was the cause, but the passenger claimed the driver went to sleep as they approached a curve and ran off the road.

Jan. 30
• A deputy arrested a Socorro man on a valid warrant about 9:20 a.m.

Jan. 31
• A deputy patrolling near San Antonio heard loud exhaust and then saw a vehicle accelerate rapidly. The deputy stopped the vehicle and smelled alcohol. After failing field sobriety tests, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, as well as charged with open container and careless driving.

 

Socorro Police Department
Jan. 3
• A Socorro woman violated conditions of probation so an arrest order was issued by the Adult Probation Office. The woman was arrested and booked into jail.
• An officer was dispatched to an argument at a bank, where he met with the victim and suspect. A Socorro woman reported the suspect, a Socorro man who lives with her, has become verbally and mentally abusive toward her. She said on one occasion, the violence became physical. She told the officer she was in the process of obtaining a protection order against the suspect and was told to file a report. She provided written statements on the incident. The officer met with the suspect and advised him reports were being filed on him and the victim was seeking a protection order. The officer told the suspect to have no more contact with the victim.
• An officer was dispatched to the Socorro County Detention Center to meet with an SCDC employee who said two suspects, a Lemitar man and a Socorro man, tested positive for narcotics and violated their condition of release. The suspects were arrested.
• A Socorro man was contacted outside his residence about 6 p.m. for being intoxicated. A National Crime Information Center check showed a valid warrant so the man was arrested and booked into jail.
• An AutoZone employee reported about 6:49 p.m. that a man and a woman left the store with merchandise they didn’t pay for — $97.39 worth of vehicle lights. The employee provided a receipt for the stolen items and a description of the suspects, but the officer was unable to find the suspects in the area.
• A Lemitar man turned himself in on a warrant about 8:20 p.m. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was served with a city of Socorro warrant at the detention center.

Jan. 4
• A Magdalena man was contacted about 5:15 p.m. outside a business on California Street. A National Crime Information Center check confirmed a warrant on the man, so he was arrested and booked into jail.
• A resident of Main Street reported an 8-year-old child was bitten by a white and brown pit bull dog while the child was riding a bicycle. The officer did not see an injury to the child’s right cheek. The complainant said the dog may be a stray in the area.
• About 10:40 p.m. a Socorro woman reported a Socorro man battered her. The suspect denied the allegations. The woman did not have signs of battery.

Jan. 5
• About 8:10 a.m., a Socorro man reported an unknown suspect stole a blue 250 cc Yamaha motorcycle from outside his residence during the night. The officer obtained the vehicle identification number and signed theft declaration, and the motorcycle was entered into the NCIC database. While off duty, the officer found the stolen motorcycle by Gordy’s Hill and contacted a sheriff’s deputy. The officer turned the motorcycle and suspect over to the deputy.
• A Socorro man reported the suspect, another Socorro man, was knocking on the door but had left before the officer arrived. The officer noticed a vehicle with flat tires, which belonged to the victim, a Socorro woman. The victim said she received a text message from the suspect threatening violence toward the complainant. The victim said she wanted the incident documented, and the suspect’s phone number was provided to the officer. When the officer spoke to the suspect, the suspect denied flattening the woman’s tires. The officer told the suspect to stay away from the victim and complainant.
• An officer found a Socorro man highly intoxicated and in full public view at Circle K about 3:10 p.m. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro woman was contacted in open space at the end of a roadway about 5:45 p.m. During contact, the officer found marijuana and paraphernalia in her vehicle. She was cited into court and the items logged into evidence.
• A Polvadera woman reported her vehicle stolen about 5:50 p.m. from the 4000 block of California Street. The vehicle was found abandoned a short time later with several items missing from it. Officers followed up on the case and arrested a Socorro woman for the theft.

Jan. 6
• A Socorro man reported about 1:39 p.m. another Socorro man attacked him while he was seated in his vehicle. The suspect fled before the officer arrived. The victim had signs of battery, but the officer was not able to locate the suspect.
• A Socorro woman reported another Socorro woman’s dogs running at large and attacking a Socorro man. The officer met with the dog owner and ticketed her.

Jan. 7
• A Socorro man reported about 10 a.m. the license plate was stolen off his trailer.
• A Socorro woman reported about 3:30 p.m. that a woman known only as “Jessica” stole her medication, clonazepan and amphetamine. The victim did not know where the suspect could be found.
• A Socorro man reported about 6:29 p.m. that an unknown suspect tried to break into his trailer and stole a power cord valued at $60. There were no leads to any suspect as of the time of the report.
• About 9:01 p.m. a Socorro woman reported a Socorro man was harassing her.

Jan. 8
• A Socorro man reported about 10 a.m. he’s been receiving threatening messages by phone and Internet. He said another Socorro man is sending the messages and had made threats of violence toward the victim. The victim provided the officer copies of the messages. The officer contacted the suspect, who said the messages would stop.
• A Socorro woman reported her laptop computer and Nextel phone missing about 1 p.m. She said she left the items outside and entered her home, but when she went back outside the items were missing. She was unable to provide a possible suspect or a serial number for the stolen items.
• An officer contacted suspects loading an object into a vehicle that looked like a body. When the officer checked the object, he found it was copper wire and a detective was called in. The detective spoke with a suspect, a Socorro man who said he got the wire from work but could not provide the name of the company he was employed by. The detective told him the wire would be confiscated pending proof of ownership. The detective later learned the wire belonged to CenturyLink and was possibly stolen in the county. A CenturyLink employee identified the copper wire and the detective completed an arrest warrant for the suspects.
• A Los Lunas man said when he saw a Belen man arguing with a Socorro woman in a vehicle, he confronted the Belen man, who then left. The Socorro woman said the Belen man was arguing with her but no violence took place. The Belen man  said he was arguing with the woman about a Children, Youth and Families Department drug test, but no violence occurred. No action was taken.
• A Socorro woman was arrested about 3 p.m. at McDonald’s on a warrant and booked into county jail.
• A Colorado Springs, Colo., woman reported about 3 p.m. that while she was at a gas station in Socorro, she left her purse in the bathroom with her belongings. She returned home and realized her purse was left behind. She said she had her ID, green card, daughters’ Social Security cards and bank account information in the purse.
• A Socorro man was arrested and booked into the detention center for violating a court order.

Jan. 9
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported a Socorro man was using electricity illegally after a meter was removed. The officer filed charges on the man.
• An officer served a Socorro man at the detention center a warrant.
• A Walmart employee reported two men came in the store, picked up a 32-inch television and ran out of the store fire exit into a waiting car, then left the scene. When the officer viewed security tapes, he identified one male suspect. The officer checked several locations and found the suspect, a Socorro man, at a residence. The suspect was mirandized. He denied involvement, but was taken to the police department. The suspect agreed to speak with an assisting officer and admitted to taking the TV, but would not name the other suspect in the store; however, he did name the driver of the getaway vehicle. The suspect also admitted being trespassed from Walmart stores previously. He did not provide the location of the stolen TV. He was processed and booked into jail. Officers met with a possible witness and obtained the second suspect’s name in the shoplifting case. Charges are pending.

Jan. 10
• A Socorro man violated conditions of probation, so an arrest order was issued and the man was arrested.
• A Socorro woman reported a Socorro man continues to harm her after they separated. The woman said the man passes her on the roadway and displays rude hand gestures to her. The officer contacted the man and told him to stay away from the woman. The man denied harassing her.
• An officer found an Alamo man highly intoxicated and in full public view on California Street. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro man was contacted for a traffic violation, and the officer identified him as a person of interest. The suspect was detained and met with a detective, then was served with an arrest warrant. He was booked into county jail.
• A Socorro woman was stopped for a traffic violation. During the stop, the officer learned the license plate was fictitious and the driver had no license. The vehicle was towed and the woman cited into court.

Jan. 11
• Salome Recycling Center reported an unknown suspect entered the property and stole 80 pounds of copper wire from inside a shed. The victim valued the wire at about $280.
• A Socorro man complained a Magdalena man was not welcome in his home. The officer removed the Magdalena man from the home, but once outside, the man said he was not going. The officer attempted to arrest the suspect, who began pulling away to avoid arrest. He was arrested and booked into jail on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.
• A Socorro man was contacted about 5:10 p.m. for having a warrant. A check with the National Crime Information Center confirmed the warrant and the man was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man reported a witness saw another Socorro man throw a rock at the first man’s vehicle the day before, causing damage estimated over $1,000 to the left rear door. The officer saw the damage and charges were filed in the case. The officer met with the witness, who identified the suspect.

Jan. 12
• A Socorro woman was contacted for a traffic violation about 12:30 a.m., and NCIC showed valid warrants. She was arrested on the warrants and cited for the traffic violations.
• About 10:15 p.m. a Socorro man reported finding a wallet containing narcotics and an ID belonging to an Alamogordo woman. The officer located the woman in a vehicle parked in a parking lot. The Alamogordo woman gave the officer a fake name and was arrested and booked into jail. The narcotics in the wallet tested positive for methamphetamine.
• A Buckeye, Ariz., man reported the suspect, a Socorro man, left the emergency room upset. The suspect later called the emergency room saying he would wait for the Buckeye man to leave in the morning. The Buckeye man took the suspect’s statement as a threat.

Jan. 13
• A Socorro man reported about 10 a.m. that someone stole $100 worth of firewood from his backyard.
• A San Antonio woman reported a Socorro woman slashed the two back tires on her vehicle after an argument. The victim did not want to pursue the charges.

Jan. 14
• A Socorro man reported the suspect, another Socorro man, assaulted him with a handgun and that the suspect does not like him because he is dating the suspect’s ex-girlfriend. A witness saw the suspect exit his vehicle and point a firearm at the victim. The suspect was contacted later and denied the allegations until he was told a witness saw the incident. The officer told the suspect to stay away from the victim.
• A Socorro man reported at 1 p.m. that someone entered his residence and stole his 32-inch television, valued at $400, while he was gone. The man later added other items to his report and said he had tracked down his laptop through its IP address. A detective following up on the burglary tracked down the stolen computer at a witness’ home. The witness said he bought the computer from the suspect, a Socorro man. Officers recovered the computer, went to the suspect’s home and obtained a search warrant. The suspect came home while the warrant was being completed. When the search warrant was completed, officers served it on the suspect’s home and found more stolen property. The suspect was detained and officers got an arrest warrant. The suspect’s girlfriend said the suspect brought the stolen items home and arranged the sale of computers to the witness. The suspect arrived and was advised of his rights. He denied taking the items. He was processed and booked into jail.
• A Socorro woman reported her mailbox was stolen from in front of her yard. Shortly after making the report about 2:58 p.m., the woman found her mailbox in a neighbor’s yard.
• A Socorro man was arrested and booked into county jail on an arrest order.
• A Socorro man reported a woman has been making reports against him for harassment. The man said the woman has actually been following him and harassing him.

Jan. 15
• A Socorro woman struck another Socorro woman on the left side of her face, causing a small cut. The striking woman was cited for battery.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported someone damaged a co-op transformer. The employee estimated cost of repair and cleanup at over $400.
• A Socorro man reported about 3 p.m. someone had taken his blue motor scooter from outside his apartment.
• A Socorro man reported someone stole a Thumpster Junior 90 motorcycle, valued at $1,200, from the front of his residence. The man signed a theft declaration and the motorcycle was entered into NCIC. Later, a Socorro woman reported she found the motorcycle on the roadway and returned it to the man.
• A Socorro man reported another Socorro man was following him through town about 9:45 p.m. The second man was contacted and told to stay away from the first man.

Jan. 16
• A Luis Lopez man reported about 8:30 a.m. someone had opened his truck door and stolen his pistol from behind the seat. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
• A Socorro resident was contacted about 1:50 p.m. at Burger King for having a warrant. A National Crime Information Center check confirmed the warrant was valid so the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro resident was contacted at District Court and arrested on an outstanding warrant about 4 p.m.
• A Socorro man was contacted because of an argument about 5 p.m. NCIC showed a valid warrant for the man so he was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Polvadera man was contacted about 7:20 p.m. for displaying a fictitious plate. He admitted to putting a fictitious plate on the vehicle and was ticketed.
• A Belen man contacted an officer about his outstanding warrant about 8 p.m. An NCIC check showed a valid warrant, so the man was arrested and booked into county jail.

Jan. 17
• A man reported someone cut a $25 chain holding a propane tank on Second Street in attempt to take the tank. The man could not identify a suspect.
• A Best Western employee reported about 1:21 p.m. that an unknown suspect called several times asking questions about rooms.
• A Socorro man contacted during a traffic stop about 2:30 p.m. had a warrant. The officer told the man about the warrant and tried to arrest him, but the man resisted. Assisting officers placed the man under arrest and his vehicle was towed. He was booked into county jail on charges.
• An officer saw a Socorro man urinating on the side of the road behind a local business about 4:50 p.m. The man was ticketed.
• A Socorro man was contacted about 7:10 p.m. on a warrant. The warrant was confirmed and the man arrested. A search of the man’s vehicle turned up narcotics and paraphernalia. The vehicle and a child were released to family. The suspect was booked into jail. Charges are pending drug results.
• An officer contacted a Fairacres woman about 8:40 p.m. on a civil matter, but found she had a warrant when her information was processed through NCIC. She was incarcerated.

Jan. 18
• A Socorro man was contacted about 9:02 a.m. for an outstanding warrant. NCIC confirmed the warrant and the man was arrested.
• A Socorro woman reported a Magdalena woman was handing out papers slandering city officials. An officer recovered several papers from city limits. The officer later contacted the suspect and told her to stop posting papers or charges could be filed. The woman agreed to stop posting the papers and was released.
• A Socorro woman reported a Socorro man battered her for hiding Cokes. The officer noticed visible signs of injury on the woman. The man fled the scene but was later located by officers and arrested.
• A Socorro man reported that his ex-girlfriend made comments in a store, then when he returned to his vehicle, he noticed a purse belonging to the victim, a Socorro woman, was missing. The victim said she had bank cards, an insurance card, her ID and $200 cash in the purse. The officer was unable to contact the ex-girlfriend as of the time of the report.
• An officer was dispatched to Cuba Road for a suspect wanting keys. The officer met with people involved and the suspect became loud, picking up his jacket and hitting the officer with it. The suspect, a Socorro man, was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man reported about 4 p.m. an unknown suspect took two batteries, valued at $100 each, from his tractor.

Jan. 19
• A Socorro man reported about 10 a.m. he woke up to a broken window. He could not provide a possible suspect.
• An officer found a suspect with a valid warrant, which was confirmed through NCIC. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported a Socorro woman’s meter was removed for nonpayment. The employee advised the co-op removed jumper wires from the meter. The officer was unable to contact the suspect but charges were filed.
• A Socorro man was contacted about 4 p.m. for having outstanding warrants. NCIC confirmed the warrants and the man was arrested.
• A Socorro woman was contacted about 5:15 p.m. on an outstanding warrant. NCIC confirmed the warrant and the woman was arrested.
• A San Acacia woman was contacted on West Place. She provided information for a warrants check and no record was found. The officer asked her consent to check her purse for ID and was given consent. While checking the purse, the officer found narcotics and paraphernalia. The woman was advised of her rights. She admitted the items were hers. She was arrested and booked into jail.
• An officer was dispatched to the 1100 block of Chaparral about 6:25 p.m. on the report of someone shooting at dogs. The officer met with a woman, who said a man named Lucky was shooting dogs in the area. The woman provided the officer with the air rifle the suspect was using. The air rifle was taken to the police department and logged as evidence.
• A Canoncito man was contacted about 7 p.m. for being highly intoxicated in the roadway. An NCIC check showed valid warrants for the man. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Socorro man reported about 9:35 p.m. another Socorro man was harassing him at a restaurant on California Street. The suspect was contacted, but denied harassing the other man. The suspect said he only wanted to talk to the other man. Police told the suspect to stay away from the other man.

Jan. 20
• A Socorro man was found at Clark Field and arrested on a warrant about 2 p.m.
• A woman reported about 2 p.m. a Socorro man followed her through town and was raising his hand at her. A witness also observed the incident. The officer was not able to locate the suspect.
• A Socorro man reported his brown Chevrolet pickup stolen about 2:40 p.m. He said the pickup did not run. He was not able to provide a license plate number or VIN.
• A Socorro woman reported about 11 p.m. she received nude photo messages of an unknown suspect about 10:45 p.m. She said the pictures were deleted and she received a phone call from an elderly man and woman making sexual comments. She provided the phone number to the officer. The victim added an elderly man had approached her in the store and made sexual comments to her. The officer got the video but was not able to identify the suspect.
• A Socorro woman said she was at another Socorro woman’s house earlier in the day when a man was kicking the door of the house. The victim opened the door and a man forced his way into the house. The victim pushed him out the door and shut it, and the suspect left the area on a bike. The victim was not able to identify the man.

Jan. 21
• A woman reported her residence burglarized and several items taken, including a 22-inch TV, Xbox and Xbox games. She said her door was locked when she left and still locked when she arrived home. She gave the name of a person of interest, adding the person has a key to her apartment. The officer was not able to locate the person.
• An officer was called to Walmart about 8 p.m. regarding a shoplifter fleeing the area. The officer found and detained the suspect. When the officer reviewed video from the store, he saw the suspect taking five bottles of Captain Morgan without paying. The suspect, a Socorro man, was booked into jail.

Jan. 22
• A Magdalena woman stopped for a traffic violation about 10:20 a.m. was found to have a valid warrant when her information was processed through the National Crime Information Center. She was arrested and taken before a judge. She was cited into court and released by the judge.
• An officer had a Socorro man’s vehicle towed from Second Street about 11:09 a.m. for causing a traffic hazard. The officer notified the owner.
• A Socorro man reported about 2:30 p.m. he received several threatening messages on the phone from another Socorro man. The officer read the messages and listened to phone conversations where the suspect threatened to kill the victim. The officer was unable to locate the suspect but charges were filed.
• A detective met with a Socorro woman to have her provide a urine sample. She provided a sample that tested positive for narcotics. She was arrested and booked into jail.
• An officer was called to a disturbance about 3:53 p.m. The officer met with a Socorro man who was highly intoxicated and yelling over a dispute with his neighbor. The man was asked several times to calm down but continued to yell. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro woman reported about 6 p.m. she allowed a Socorro man into her home to use the restroom. While the man was in the home, he took the woman’s black $720 Toshiba laptop computer. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.
• A Socorro woman reported a man took a $200 blue and silver Mongoose mountain bike from her yard.

Jan. 23
• A Socorro woman reported an unknown man called a business on the 1100 block of California Street, threatening to come to the business and harm employees. A Socorro man provided written statements on threats made by the suspect. The man also said the suspect has been calling for three years threatening employees of the business.
• A Socorro woman was contacted outside her residence about 11:30 a.m. The officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the woman. She provided the officer a metal marijuana pipe, and the officer did not find any other narcotics or paraphernalia in the vehicle. The woman was cited into court.
• A Socorro man reported he found the east door of his home open when he arrived home. An officer cleared the residence, and no one was found in the home. A detective was called to process the scene, taking latent prints from the entrance. The Socorro man reported medication was missing but did not know how much.
• An employee at a store on North California Street reported a Socorro woman entered the store with a shopping bag and wandered around the store putting items into the bag. The employee said the woman goes to the register and exchanges the items for cash. The officer was provided video of several incidents. The officer met with the woman and showed her the video. The woman admitted to taking items because of hard times. She was ticketed for the incident.
• A Socorro man reported about 3 p.m. he went to his uncle’s home to let him know a man was coming to clean the yard. He said the uncle came out and started hitting him immediately and continued hitting him. While he was on the ground, the man coming to clean the yard separated the two. The yard cleaner said the suspect came out of his home and started hitting the nephew, and then he separated the two. When the officer contacted the suspect, he noticed the man was highly intoxicated. The suspect said the victim attacked him and there were more incidents documented. The nephew said he had no choice but to protect himself and he struck his uncle. At 9:45 p.m. officers were called to the home again, but the uncle did not remember speaking to the officers.
• A Socorro woman reported about 5 p.m. a Socorro man was calling and threatening to beat the victim, another Socorro woman. The officer met with the victim, who said the suspect was trying to get people to fight her. The first woman provided the officer with a phone number for the suspect, but the officer was unable to speak with him.
• A Socorro man was contacted about 5:20 p.m. for having an outstanding warrant. The warrant was confirmed through the National Crime Information Center and the man was arrested.
• A Socorro man was contacted at his apartment about 6 p.m. NCIC showed a valid warrant. The man was arrested and booked into jail.
• An officer was called to North California Street about 7:59 p.m. to check on the occupant of a vehicle. The officer found a Socorro man passed out in a vehicle with a small child. A loaded firearm was removed from the vehicle and the man awakened. He appeared intoxicated. He performed poorly on a field sobriety test. He was arrested and submitted to a blood test, then booked into jail. The child was released to the mother.

 

New Mexico State Police District 11
Jan. 11
• Officers responded to a report of suspicious circumstances by the San Acacia dam about 9:05 a.m., but were unable to locate the issue.
• Officers assisted medical personnel about 9:44 a.m. on I-25 near Socorro. A victim was transported.
• Officers arrested someone about 11:12 a.m. in the Walmart parking lot in T or C.
• An officer responded to Socorro High School about 12:35 p.m. on the report of a runaway juvenile.
• An officer responded to an accident without injuries about 1:48 p.m. on I-25 near Socorro.
• An officer assisted medical personnel about 1:56 p.m. on I-25 near Socorro.
• An officer arrested someone about 11:22 p.m. near state Road 304 and Jaramillo Loop in Socorro.

Jan. 12
• An officer assisted another law enforcement agency about 9:42 a.m. in T or C.
• Officers responded to an accident without injuries about 10:18 a.m. on I-25.
• An officer assisted another law enforcement agency about 1:26 p.m. in Elephant Butte.
• An officer responded to a traffic hazard in the roadway about 2 p.m. on I-25 near Socorro.
• Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering about 3:05 p.m. in Veguita.
• Officers arrested a suspect about 3:27 p.m. on state Road 1 by San Antonio.
• Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle about 6:13 p.m. on I-25 near Socorro.
• Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person about 9:24 p.m. on Camino de Sabinal in Bosque, but were unable to locate the person.
• Officers assisted a motorist about 11:22 p.m. on I-25 near Socorro.

Jan. 13
• An officer arrested a suspect about 10:38 a.m. by state Road 187 and King Canyon.
• An officer took a report of larceny about 1:01 p.m. on I-25 near Socorro.
• An officer took a report of domestic violence about 2:21 p.m. in Lemitar.
• Officers assisted a motorist about 2:23 p.m. on U.S. 60 by Socorro.
• An officer arrested a suspect about 8:34 p.m. on I-25 in Sierra County.
• Officers responded to a report of livestock on the roadway on state Road 1 by San Antonio, but were unable to find the livestock.

Jan. 14
• Officers took a report of domestic violence about 7:51 a.m. in Socorro.
• An officer assisted another law enforcement agency about 7:58 a.m. at an apartment complex in T or C.
• Officers served an arrest warrant about 12:21 p.m. in Socorro.
• An officer took a report of suspicious circumstances about 1:43 p.m. at La Promesa.
• An officer assisted another law enforcement agency about 3:25 p.m. at Coleman and Third in T or C.
• Officers arrested a suspect about 4:51 p.m. at the DWI Compliance Office.
• Officers took a report of an accident without injuries about 5:55 p.m. on U.S. 60 by Magdalena.

Jan. 15
• An officer arrested a suspect about 12:34 a.m. in Magdalena.
• An officer assisted a fire department about 6:07 a.m.
• An officer responded to a report of domestic violence about 10:36 p.m. on U.S. 60.

Jan. 16
• An officer assisted another law enforcement agency about 12:31 p.m. on Champagne Road.
• An officer responded to a traffic hazard on the road about 2:27 p.m. on I-25 in Sierra County.
• An officer ticketed an erratic driver about 3:53 p.m. on I-25.
• An officer served a warrant at the Socorro County Detention Center about 4:04 p.m.
• An officer assisted a motorist about 4:08 p.m. on I-25 near Socorro.

Jan. 17
• An officer assisted a motorist about 8:01 a.m. on I-25 near Socorro.
• An officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle about 8:17 a.m. on I-25 near Socorro.