The Blotter 3/9/2013
Magdalena Marshal’s Office
• About 4 p.m. an officer was called to a residence on South Chestnut where a dog attacked another dog. The dog’s owner was found and charged with having a vicious dog and not complying with the leash law. Both dogs were loose at the time of the incident.
• About 6:37 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a residence on Dakota Street where a man had struck his girlfriend. The man was arrested and charged in Socorro Magistrate Court.
• About 10 a.m. an officer took a report on a harassment case involving family members. The reporting party was referred to the domestic violence shelter to assist in a protection order.
• About 7:45 p.m. an officer responded to an accident with injuries near mile marker 1 on state Road 169. The driver lost control of a passenger car and left the roadway, striking two trees. The driver was transported to Socorro General Hospital for injuries.
• About 7:20 a.m. an officer responded to an accident with injuries at the corner of Fourth and Pine streets. A westbound vehicle entered the roadway on icy roads and struck a second vehicle on Pine Street. One driver was taken to Socorro General Hospital for back injuries.
• About 7:30 a.m. an officer took a report of a missing juvenile from Socorro. The child was located in Socorro a short time later. The case was turned over the state Children, Youth and Families Department.
• About 10 a.m. an officer responded to a domestic incident on First Street where a subject barricaded himself inside a residence. The officer contacted the subject’s father, who assisted in removing him from the home.
Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
• A deputy was dispatched to a vehicle accident on county Road 91 about 2:57 p.m. Dispatch notified the deputy the vehicle involved was leaving the scene. Following marks on the road from the vehicle, the deputy found the vehicle and met with the driver. The driver provided a license but no proof of insurance. The deputy found the license was suspended or revoked. The deputy ticketed and arrested the driver.
• A deputy was dispatched about 6:41 a.m. to Interstate 25 for a vehicle off the road. There was no one in the vehicle when the deputy arrived, and the deputy found no one when he did a search of the area. The deputy called a check on the vehicle and the owner was contacted. The owner said his son was driving the vehicle. The son was found and taken to Denny’s to wait for a family member to pick him up. The vehicle was towed from I-25.
• About 9:05 a.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Belen man. When the deputy ran the man’s license through the National Crime Information Center, he found the driver had three valid warrants and the license was suspended. The driver was ticketed and arrested.
• A deputy was dispatched to El Camino Real about 1:45 a.m. to investigate a report of battery on a household member. When the deputy arrived, he saw a man and woman arguing. The woman grabbed something from the man and ran toward the deputy. She was yelling for help as she ran holding a shotgun she took from the man. The woman said she thought the man had other firearms in the house. The deputy saw the man go inside the residence, but was able to get the man out. The woman claimed the man struck her and pushed her during an argument. The man said they argued and then because he could not find his children, he went outside to fire a shot from the shotgun as a signal to his children to come home. He was arrested and subsequently pleaded no contest to charges of battery on a household member and negligent use of a firearm.
• A deputy was dispatched to Luis Lopez to investigate a report of a vehicle stolen. A Luis Lopez man said he left home Feb. 2 and returned Feb. 3 to find his 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup had been stolen. He said the vehicle is inoperable and it appeared to have been towed from his yard. Investigation continues.
• While a deputy was traveling on U.S. 60 he locked radar on a vehicle speeding. The deputy pulled the driver over, then found the driver’s license was suspended or revoked. The driver, a San Domingo Pueblo man, was arrested.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop about 11:05 p.m. on Manzanares Street. The driver was found to have a valid warrant, so she was arrested and transported to jail.
• A deputy met with a suspect at the Socorro County Detention Center about 5 p.m. The suspect had a valid warrant from Valencia County, so he was transported to Valencia County where he was booked.
• About 6:30 p.m. a deputy met with a suspect at the Valencia County Detention Center. The suspect had a bench warrant from Socorro County, so he was transported to SCDC and booked.
• A deputy assisting the DWI Compliance Office arrested a Socorro woman with a valid warrant and transported her to jail.
• A deputy assisting the DWI Compliance Office found a Socorro woman had three valid bench warrants. She was arrested and walked to the Socorro County Detention Center.
• A deputy met with a Ruidoso man on Highway 380 about 9:05 p.m. The man said he hit an elk, and no injuries were reported.
• A deputy was dispatched to Gallegos Road about 5:21 p.m. on the report of a person trying to gain access to a garage. The victim said a man entered her garage. The deputy went in the garage and found a Magdalena man asleep under a trap. The deputy arrested the man and took him to SCDC, where jail staff said the man needed a medical clearance. The man was then taken to the hospital for a medical clearance, then taken back to SCDC where he was processed and booked.
• A deputy traveling north on Interstate 25 was passed by a speeding car. The deputy stopped the car and contacted the driver. The license check indicated the driver, a Las Cruces woman, was required to have an ignition interlock device. The car was a rental with no interlock. The driver was arrested and transported to SCDC.
• A deputy was dispatched to a crash on Interstate 25. A woman lost four hay bales form a vehicle, hitting a Socorro man’s car. The car was towed from the scene, but no injuries were reported.
• A deputy arrested a Magdalena man on a valid bench warrant about 4:46 p.m.
• A deputy was dispatched to a traffic accident on state Road 525 about 8:31 p.m. The driver, a Socorro man, had hit a cow in the road. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
• A deputy was called to the 7th Judicial District courthouse about 11:40 a.m. and ordered to arrest an Alamo man. The deputy arrested him and transported him to the detention center.
• A deputy met with a man who said a woman hit his vehicle with loose gravel. The woman had no knowledge of the incident.
• A deputy was dispatched to a Veguita residence for a woman not breathing. The deputy met with the reporting party and checked on the woman, who had no pulse. The Office of the Medical Investigator was called.
• A deputy met with a Lemitar woman and Albuquerque man about 9:21 a.m. in Lemitar. The woman said the two had been in an argument. The man said he was getting his personal belongings to leave when a can of paint was opened. The man began cleaning it up, then put it in the hair and on the face of the woman, as well as the walls and the floor of the home. The man was leaving the home when the woman threw a vase of roses at his back. The man then picked them up and threw them at her. The man was arrested and taken to jail.
• At the same Lemitar address as the above incident, the deputy met with the Albuquerque man, a Socorro woman and a Lemitar man. The Socorro woman said she came to pick up her son and when they were driving off, a rock was thrown in the rear passenger side window, breaking it. The Lemitar man said he threw the rock through the window because either the Socorro woman or the Albuquerque man threw something inside the house.
• A deputy met with a Polvadera woman involved in a vehicle crash about 5:16 p.m. The woman lost control of her vehicle and damaged 80 feet of fence along Interstate 25, but no injuries were reported. The woman was ticketed for careless driving and no insurance.
• A deputy met with an Alamogordo woman about 6:31 p.m. She said she was picking something up off the floor of the vehicle when she lost control, hitting the guard rail. She was ticketed for careless driving.
Socorro Police Department
• A Socorro man became very loud; he was swearing and yelling while officers were investigating another incident about 1:50 a.m. on Bullock. He refused to stop yelling and cussing, so he was ticketed.
• A Socorro man contacted for erratic driving about 9 a.m. had three valid warrants, which were discovered when police performed an NCIC check. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• The Adult Probation Office reported a Socorro man violated his probation. APO provided the arrest order and the man was arrested.
• A Socorro man reported a female suspect stole a dress valued at $20 from the hospital gift shop. The officer viewed security video that showed a woman take a dress, and the woman was later identified from the video. She was located and admitted to taking merchandise. The merchandise was paid for and the complainant did not want to pursue charges.
• A Socorro woman reported someone entered her residence through the bathroom window and stole a Wii game console valued at $200. She provided a possible suspect, and the officer was able to get fingerprints from the entry point.
• An officer found a Magdalena man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 3:50 p.m. near California and Church streets. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Walmart representative reported an Arrey man took money from the Socorro Walmart and forged a signature to hide it. The representative said the suspect was providing a written statement on the theft. The officer met with the suspect, who admitted to the theft. The officer was provided a copy of the forged document, and the suspect was arrested.
• An officer found a Magdalena man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 6:30 p.m. near Chaparral Drive and Giles. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• An officer on patrol found a Socorro man meeting with occupants of another Socorro man’s vehicle about 8:51 p.m. The first man was known to have a warrant. When the officer contacted the man, he noticed drug paraphernalia in the car. A juvenile in the car tried to conceal an object; the juvenile was removed from the vehicle. The first man tried to conceal narcotics but was arrested. The officer was given consent to search the vehicle and found narcotics. When questioned, the juvenile said the vehicle owner handed narcotics to the juvenile as the officer drove up. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers found more narcotics. An NCIC check showed both Socorro men had valid warrants; they were arrested and booked into jail.
• An officer pulled a Socorro man over for an equipment violation about 2:15 a.m. On contact, the officer saw drug paraphernalia. When the officer asked the suspect to surrender the paraphernalia, the officer saw narcotics. The officer asked the suspect to exit the vehicle, but the suspect refused and pulled away from the officer. The suspect was arrested and during the vehicle inventory, the officer found a .22-caliber rifle. The officer knew the suspect was a convicted felon. The suspect was booked into jail.
• An officer at Walmart witnessed a Magdalena man leave the store without paying for items. When the alarm sounded, the officer chased the man to his vehicle. During contact, the officer found paraphernalia and narcotics. The Magdalena man was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man reported someone entered his residence and stole a camera valued at $50 and a video recorder valued at $200.
• A Socorro man reported another Socorro man pushed a Socorro woman down. Another Socorro woman tried to get the suspect off the first woman, but he grabbed the second woman’s phone and broke it. The suspect was issued two citations.
• A Socorro woman was contacted about 7:08 p.m. on a traffic stop. An NCIC check showed three warrants, so the woman was arrested and booked into jail.
• About 1:39 a.m. an officer noticed a disturbance at a liquor establishment on California Street and entered the parking lot. Unidentified people pointed at a Magdalena man’s vehicle, which was leaving the scene, and told the officer he had pulled a gun. The officer followed the vehicle and saw the driver change lanes without signaling, so he stopped the man. The officer saw a handgun on the passenger seat during the stop. The Magdalena man performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The gun was secured and the man arrested. He refused chemical testing and was booked into county jail. The officer was not able to find the people involved in the disturbance because they left the area.
• An officer found a Socorro man highly intoxicated and in full public view near California and College about 8:20 a.m. The man was arrested for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro man was found acting out in a disorderly manner by the hospital about 3:50 p.m. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Circle K employee reported a Socorro man threw a store display, hitting her with it. The officer found the man and ticketed him. Later, the employee reported the Socorro man was in a vehicle and making threatening actions with the vehicle, making the employee believe she was in danger of being run over. The officer found the man and detained him. Further investigation of a receiving video showed that the Socorro man was not involved.
• An officer responded to a call about 6 p.m. on Park Street regarding a woman being loud and boisterous. On arrival, the officer saw the woman acting disorderly. She refused to calm down so she was arrested. She was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident.
• A Socorro woman reported about 7:30 p.m. someone broke into her residence and was still there. The officer searched the home and found a man hiding under a mattress. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• A woman at a school reported about 3:50 p.m. that a metal smoking pipe was found on the school’s playground. The pipe was given to an officer and tagged into evidence.
• An officer found an Albuquerque woman highly intoxicated and in full public view on Abeyta Avenue. The officer arrested the woman for her safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro man reported about 6:30 a.m. that people he didn’t know knocked on his door asking for buster cables. A large man took the man’s phone, and the other took his wallet and guns. A detective followed up on the case Feb. 11, finding a suspect in the theft. The detective took the suspect’s statement and was told the suspects, both Socorro men, were involved in taking items from the home and had already disposed of the property. The detective filed charges.
• An officer found and detained a Belen woman on an outstanding Valencia County warrant about 10:30 a.m.
• An officer found and arrested a Magdalena man on a bench warrant about 1 p.m. He was booked into county jail.
• An officer was assisting at a traffic stop about 11:30 p.m. when a Socorro woman arrived and began yelling at the officer. She was told to leave but refused. She was then arrested and booked into jail.
• An officer found a Magdalena woman highly intoxicated and in full public view about 2:30 p.m. on Manzanares Avenue. The officer arrested the woman for her safety and the safety of others.
• An officer found a Socorro woman highly intoxicated and in full public view about 2:50 p.m. by Sixth and Baca. The officer arrested the woman for her safety and the safety of others.
• A Walmart employee reported a Magdalena man took items from the store without paying. The man was found and advised of his rights. He turned over the stolen property. He was warned not to trespass at the store and issued tickets for shoplifting.
• A Socorro woman was contacted on a stop about 4:42 p.m. for possibly having narcotics. A detective brought out a K-9 for an exterior search. An assisting officer saw the woman trying to hold an object. She was detained for a search warrant. Her vehicle was towed to the police department. She disposed of narcotics in the parking lot of the police department, and an assisting officer found the narcotics and logged them as evidence. The woman was processed and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was contacted on a stop about 9:59 p.m. The officer noticed the odor of marijuana. The man turned over the marijuana and was cited into court.
• An officer was dispatched in reference to an alarm outside a tow yard about 11:33 p.m. The officer searched the area and found a Socorro man inside the tow yard. The man was read his Miranda rights and arrested. The officer also found pliers, which the man admitted to having to cut the fence.
• A Socorro woman reported losing her permanent residence card five years ago. She was advised by the Mexican consulate to file a report.
• An Elephant Butte woman reported she received a call in reference to a hotel losing her information. The woman thought it was odd the caller did not know what state she lived in and hung up the phone.
• A Socorro woman was contacted about 10:30 a.m. for having a warrant. The National Crime Information Center confirmed the warrant. The woman was taken to court to see the judge, and later released.
• An officer searching a residence for a Socorro man found the man hiding under a mattress. The man was arrested and booked into jail for three warrants.
• An Albuquerque man complained a Socorro man was at his business with his girlfriend and took a $600 iPad. The Albuquerque man said no other customers were in the area where the iPad was. The officer obtained a theft declaration and found the suspect in a vehicle. The suspect was advised of his rights and advised to turn over the iPad. The suspect said he had the iPad at home, and turned it over to the officer. The iPad was returned to the Albuquerque man and charges were filed.
• Socorro Electric Cooperative reported a Socorro woman was using power illegally and provided an officer with her information to file charges.
• A Socorro woman was contacted about 4:10 p.m. for driving on a suspended license. She was advised of her rights and agreed to speak to officers, saying she was aware her license was suspended possibly for a DWI. An NCIC check confirmed the license was suspended or revoked with the arrest clause, and the woman was arrested.
• A Socorro man reported a Socorro woman entered a business on California Street and made rude comments about him out loud. He said the woman stood face to face with him after making rude comments and before leaving the store. The officer met with the woman, who wanted to file charges on the man for calling her names. She said she was in the store first when the man approached her, calling her names. The officer spoke with two witnesses who gave conflicting statements. The officer ticketed the woman.
• An Aaron’s employee reported about 8:25 p.m. that during an inspection of a company vehicle, he noticed the license plate stolen.
• A Socorro man contacted on a stop about 9:25 p.m. had two valid warrants showed by NCIC. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Smith’s employee reported about 3:50 p.m. a Las Cruces man shoplifted from the store and pulled out a knife when confronted. The suspect fled on foot, but officers found him hiding under a nearby storage shed. The shoplifted items and the knife were found near the suspect. He was arrested and booked into county jail, and police also found he had two bench warrants.
• An officer found a Magdalena man at a laundromat who had a self-executing order stating he was under house arrest. He was arrested and the officer did an inventory of his vehicle, finding a syringe. The man was booked into county jail.
• An officer found a Magdalena man on California Street and arrested him on a bench warrant about 7:25 p.m.
• An officer saw a Socorro man make a turn at a high rate of speed about 8:56 p.m. The officer attempted to stop the man and he fled from the officer in a reckless manner. The man attempted to exit his vehicle while the vehicle was still in motion, crashing it into a fence. During the man’s arrest, the officer found a small amount of heroin on the man. The man was treated at the hospital for minor injuries and booked into jail.
• A Socorro woman complained a San Antonio man was harassing her, following her through town. The officer met with the man and told him to stay away from the woman.
• A Socorro man complained about 10 a.m. that another Socorro man was stealing electricity. The officer saw an extension cord running from the meter pole to the man’s residence, but was not able to contact the suspect as of the time of the report.
• An officer conducting a follow-up investigation on a burglary detained a Dumas, Texas, man because his vehicle was involved in the incident. The man allowed the officer to search his vehicle and the officer found a small amount of methamphetamine in the vehicle. The man was arrested and booked into county jail.
• An officer found a Magdalena man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 4 p.m. on Mount Carmel Avenue. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro woman complained a Socorro man was making threats by text messages. She did not want any action taken.
• A Socorro man reported another man threw a rock through the window at an apartment belonging to another Socorro man. The officer was not able to locate the suspect as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro man was arrested about 2:15 p.m. on an active warrant.
• A Socorro man was served with a warrant about 4 p.m. at the detention center.
• A Socorro woman was called in for taking someone’s vehicle without their consent. The officer found the vehicle and witnessed a traffic violation. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect did not stop and the officer followed her to her residence. The woman was taken into custody. The officer saw her empty a beer. The officer was given consent to search the vehicle; he found prescription pills and paraphernalia. The woman was arrested and given a field sobriety test. She was given the implied consent warning and agreed to give breath samples resulting in .13 breath alcohol content. She refused a blood test. She was processed and booked into jail.
• An Albuquerque man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. An officer called in a possible drunk driver found in the Walmart parking lot. The driver failed a field sobriety test. He had struck a vehicle in the parking lot.
• A Socorro man reported about 4:17 p.m. that he was trying to leave home when a Socorro woman hit him with a rock. He showed signs of battery. The officer was unable to locate the woman as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro woman reported about 5:30 p.m. that a Socorro man had left a handwritten letter on her door. The officer read the letter, which called the woman names. The woman requested the suspect not be contacted but wanted the incident documented.
• A Socorro man was contacted about 6:30 p.m. for having an outstanding warrant. NCIC confirmed the warrant and the man was arrested. The officer obtained consent to search the man’s vehicle and found several items of drug paraphernalia. The man was cited for infractions and booked into county jail.
• An officer was dispatched to the scene of a fight about 5 a.m. on Juniper Avenue. The officer met with both parties, a Socorro woman and a Corrales woman, and both said the other started the fight by hitting first. The women were separated, and both were cited into court.
• Two suspects, both Socorro residents, were contacted on Spring Street about 9:50 a.m. NCIC showed a valid warrant for one suspect, who was also found to have drug paraphernalia. The person was ticketed for the paraphernalia and arrested on the warrant.
• A Magdalena woman was contacted about 2 p.m. for having two warrants. NCIC confirmed the warrants and the woman was arrested.
• A Socorro man was contacted at the hospital about 3:45 p.m. NCIC showed a valid warrant so the man was arrested.
• A Socorro man reported two suspects were receiving his Social Security checks and were to send him the money. He said they sent him $950 out of $3,600 but was unable to provide documentation at the time. The officer filed a report on the incident.
• A Socorro man at the detention center was served two arrest warrants about 6:20 p.m.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported the co-op lost a license plate off one of its trailers. The report was taken, a declaration signed and information entered into the NCIC database.
• An Escondida man reported that after being incarcerated, a male suspect took items from his home. The man provided the name of a possible suspect and a list of items taken, including a $199.97 PlayStation 3, a $19.99 PS game and a $12.99 PS game.