The Blotter 4/11/2013
Socorro Police Department
• A Socorro woman reported another Socorro woman’s purse was found inside a third Socorro woman’s sweater. The reporting woman said she learned from the victim, an elder woman, that an American Express card was missing from the purse. When the reporting woman confronted the suspect, the suspect denied taking the card and left. The reporting woman canceled the card and was told by the company a transaction just occurred at a local ATM machine. The officer attempted to find the suspect but was unsuccessful as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro man said while he was at the flea market, another Socorro man confronted him, threatening him harm. The officer met with the suspect, who said he argued with the victim and both men made verbal threats toward each other. Both men were told to stay away from each other.
• A Socorro man reported an unknown suspect took a propane bottle from outside his home. He estimated the value of the bottle at $60.
• A Socorro woman reported arguing with a Socorro man, who pushed her and damaged property in her home. She said she hit the man with a two-by-four, then he hit her and attempted to choke her before leaving the home. The officer noted signs of battery on the woman, but was unsuccessful in locating the man.
• A Socorro woman was arrested on a warrant. An officer investigating a credit card theft went to speak with her, and she admitted taking the card and using it.
• About 6 a.m., officers served a search warrant on a Socorro man’s residence. The man, who was inside, was detained. During search, the officers found two different types of narcotics packaged for sale, along with cash and a cell phone. The man was arrested and booked into jail.
• About 6:15 a.m. officers served a search warrant on a Socorro man, who was found inside his residence and detained. Two young children were also found in the home with the man. The man told officers where to find narcotics. The officers found the drugs, along with scales and bags. While executing the search warrant, officers also found a .22-caliber rifle and a police issued bullet resistant vest. The man was processed and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man reported his wallet missing about 1:40 p.m. Police had no suspect as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro man reported about 2:10 p.m. he arrived home and found his vehicle door open, as well as a pistol that was in the vehicle missing. He signed a theft declaration and the pistol was entered into National Crime Information Center database. The missing pistol is a .380-caliber Colt.
• A store employee reported about 10 a.m. that an intoxicated Socorro man tried to buy alcohol then drove away. The officer found the man’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, during which the man performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was arrested and gave breath samples with results of .17 and .16 breath alcohol content. He was booked into jail.
• About 3 p.m. a Socorro man reported someone entered his shed and stole tools, including a $150 porter cable, $199 Dewalt drill, $79 Mokita grinder and a $98 nail gun.
• A Socorro woman reported about 5:30 p.m. her purse stolen from her vehicle.
• About 1:45 a.m. an officer found an Albuquerque woman with a bench warrant and arrested her.
• About 8:30 a.m. Socorro woman reported two windows at a business on Neel Street were shot with an air gun. Damage is estimated at $1,000.
• An officer arrested a Socorro man on an arrest order about 8:30 a.m.
• An officer found a Magdalena man with a bench warrant about 11:50 a.m. and arrested him.
• About 8:50 a.m. a Socorro woman reported that on March 1 a Socorro man yelled at her, making her feel harassed or stalked. The man denied everything, and no witnesses were named.
• An officer served a Socorro woman an arrest warrant at the county jail.
• An officer stopped a Socorro woman for improper equipment and found her driver’s license was revoked. She was arrested for driving on a revoked license and ticketed for the traffic violation, and the car was towed.
• A Socorro woman reported she was gone all night and returned home to find someone broke into her home, stealing her TV and Xbox. The television is valued at $250 and the Xbox, valued at $250.
• A Walmart employee reported a Socorro man shoplifting about 2 p.m. and that he left the area on foot. The officer attempted to locate the shoplifter without success.
• An Albuquerque woman reported a Socorro woman made fraudulent transactions on an Albuquerque man’s debit card. She said the transactions were made in the Socorro area. The officer found the business where the transactions were made.
• An officer responded to a domestic dispute where a Socorro woman reported a Socorro man battered her. She had signs of battery, and the man was arrested.
• About 7:26 a.m. a Socorro man reported another Socorro man arrived at his residence intoxicated. The man asked the suspect to leave but he did not leave. The man then armed himself with a firearm and told the suspect to leave. When the officer met with the suspect, he said he lost his hat at the armed man’s house the night before and wanted to retrieve it, but the man became upset and pulled a firearm so the suspect left. The officer told the suspect to stay away from the man’s home.
• A Socorro man reported someone damaged the chain link gate at the skate park. He said the gate can’t be repaired and estimated replacement cost is $165.
• About 11 a.m. a Socorro man at the detention center was served with a warrant.
• A Socorro woman reported arguing with a Socorro man at his home. She left and the man came to her house, entered with a key and began taking the DVD player and other property. He began looking for the woman’s phone, and she went to the other room to call police. The man followed, hitting her in the eye with a finger. He took the phone after a physical altercation and told her to pay him back $40 to get the phone back. She brought the money to his house and the man wouldn’t give her phone back, or return the keys to her vehicle. The woman filed a police report and wanted an officer to go with her to get her phone and vehicle. She found her tires damaged and pointed that out to the officer. She received her property and charges are pending.
• An officer found a Socorro man highly intoxicated in public about 3:45 p.m. The officer arrested him for his safety and the safety of others.
• About 8:40 p.m. an officer found a Socorro man with a warrant, but the man fled. Another officer found the man hiding behind a wall. He was arrested and taken to the hospital for a medical clearance because of an injury, then booked into jail.
• An officer conducting a traffic stop about 2:50 a.m. discovered the driver had an active arrest warrant. The driver, a Socorro man, was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Socorro woman reported she hears a neighbor yelling at night. She said if he sees her outside, he makes verbal threats toward her.
• An officer stopped a Socorro man about 8:53 a.m. for a traffic violation and discovered the man had a driver’s license suspended/revoked with the arrest clause. He was arrested and ticketed for the traffic violation.
• A Socorro woman reported she was arguing with a Roswell man when an altercation occurred, damaging her door. She said he may have punched holes in her wall too, but she did not see that. The Roswell man said when they were arguing, the woman kicked and choked him, then damaged the door and walls. No charges were filed in the incident.
• About 11 a.m. an officer placed a 72-hour removal tag on a vehicle abandoned at Baca and Bernard.
• A Socorro woman reported a Socorro man continues to harass her by yelling threats at her through the windows. She said the man has also entered her home at night and damaged a fan and mirrors. The officer was unable to locate the man.
• A Socorro man was arrested about 3:20 p.m. on an Adult Probation Office order for violating the terms of his probation.
• A city employee reported someone damaged the door to the concession stand at the city gym. The officer documented the door was damaged from someone forcing it open. The recreation manager said no items were taken, and no witness was found.
• An inmate at the detention center was served with a warrant.
• An Alamo man was picked up on Manzanares Avenue about 7:30 a.m. on a Magistrate Court warrant.
• A Socorro man was ticketed about 8 a.m. for harassing a Socorro woman on Mariposa with whom he was involved in a domestic dispute earlier in the week.
• A Datil woman reported her purse lost, possibly at the funeral home. She canceled all the credit cards, but it contained a camera and cell phone worth $150.
• During a traffic stop about 3:03 p.m., an officer found a San Antonio man on probation but under the influence of narcotics; his probation officer was called and an arrest order was issued. Three others in the car, a San Acacia woman and two Socorro men, were found in possession of drug paraphernalia and ticketed. The vehicle was towed. Officers got a search warrant for the vehicle and found a controlled substance, then obtained arrest orders for the suspects and entered them into the National Crime Information Center database.
• A Socorro man reported his wallet stolen and a transaction done in Lemitar on his bank card. He provided a suspect, a woman who used the restroom at his house while his wallet was in there. The wallet also contained his Social Security card.
• An officer met with a Socorro man, who said a Socorro woman followed him from Sonic and has been harassing him. He said the woman ran into him at Sonic and wanted to speak to him about a phone he had got for their son for his birthday.
• A Socorro man reported about 2 a.m. his $300 32-inch television taken sometime while he was sleeping. He said the screen on the door was damaged to enter the home, and a soda can outside may be from the suspect. The officer took the can as evidence and found a fingerprint on the screen.
• During a traffic stop on Mineral Way, a Socorro man fled the vehicle and another vehicle occupant identified him. A National Crime Information Center check showed a valid warrant on the man, but he was not found.
• A Socorro woman found at a residence on El Camino Real had a valid warrant, so she was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Socorro man reported never receiving a vehicle he found on eBay, although he paid for it with a MoneyGram. He provided copies of the transaction with the Texas suspect with whom he communicated by email.
• An officer found a Socorro man with a warrant by Walmart and arrested him about 12:30 p.m.
• A Socorro man stopped on a traffic violation about 10:11 p.m. had two outstanding warrants. He was arrested.
• A Socorro woman reported another woman made harassing phone calls, but the caller was not found.
• A Socorro woman who was the passenger in a vehicle was ticketed for having a marijuana pipe.
• A Socorro man reported a Socorro woman stole an $80 vehicle battery and $20 flashlight. The officer was not able to locate the suspect.
• A Los Lunas man reported a Socorro man stole his cellphone from his vehicle and left the area on foot. A witness saw the Socorro man flee and enter a residence. The suspect was found and admitted to stealing the phone. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• An officer served a Socorro man a warrant at the detention center about 1 p.m.
• A Socorro man reported someone broke into his home and stole his prescription medications, including klonopin, soma and hydrocodone. There were no leads to a suspect.
• A Socorro woman was stopped about 2:49 p.m. and ticketed for driving on a suspended or revoked license and not having a proper child passenger restraint.
• An officer saw a Reserve man act out in a disorderly manner about 3:30 p.m. near Grant and Blue Canyon. The man was arrested.
• A Socorro woman reported someone entered a Socorro man’s residence and left the area on foot. The officer did not find a suspect.
• An officer found a Socorro man and arrested him on warrants about 7 p.m.
• An officer arrested a San Acacia woman on a warrant. During a search of the woman while taking her into custody, police found a blue container with a rock formed substance inside that tested positive for methamphetamine.
• A Socorro man was arrested on warrants about 11:30 a.m.
• About 11:50 a.m. a detective found a Socorro man on the road who had two valid warrants. The man was booked into county jail.
• An officer arrived at Mariposa and El Camino Real about 2:29 p.m. at the scene of a crash where a Socorro woman was passed out in the driver’s seat. She had struck a barrier protecting a telephone box on the side of the road, and was showing signs of intoxication. She was too intoxicated to take a field sobriety test. She was arrested and submitted to breath samples, with results of .28 and .26. She was processed and later booked into jail.
• A Socorro man and a Magdalena man were called in about 2:30 p.m. for fighting in public. The officer found the men and noticed they were highly intoxicated. They were arrested.
• A Socorro woman reported that while she was at Finley Gym, someone stole her $400 Android phone.
• A Socorro woman reported someone scratched her vehicle’s window. The officer tried to find a possible suspect without success.
• An Albuquerque woman reported about 6:15 p.m. she was battered by another woman in front of a witness’ house. The officer noticed she had signs of battery. She was only able to provide the suspect’s first name, Sherry.
• An officer found a Magdalena man highly intoxicated and in full public view. The man was arrested for his safety and the safety of others.
• An officer arrived at an alarm call about 10:52 p.m. on Manzanares and noticed several buildings had been gone through. Police noticed shoe prints on the ground by a building, and more matching shoe prints by a fence. A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee said she would call in the morning when an inventory was made and the surveillance video could be shown to officers.
• An officer contacted a Socorro man about 11:58 p.m. for traffic violations and noticed signs of intoxication. The man was unable to complete a field sobriety test. He was arrested and submitted two breath samples, then was booked into jail.
• A Socorro man in jail was served with a warrant about 11 a.m.
• A Socorro woman complained a neighbor was shooting at her dog with a BB gun. The neighbor denied shooting dogs with a BB gun, but admitted to shooting a BB gun in city limits. He was ticketed and his BB gun seized.
• A Socorro man was stopped for drag racing about 4:45 p.m. The man’s license was suspended, so he was ticketed for unlawful use of a license. He was also ticketed a few weeks before and knew his license was suspended.
• A Socorro Mental Health employee reported someone stole two computers, a computer docking station and a computer sleeve sometime that week, but could not give a date. The employee signed a theft declaration for the computers, which were later entered into the National Crime Information Center database as stolen.
• A Socorro man found a large roll of wire on Channel Road that belonged to Socorro Electric Co-op. A co-op employee came and identified the wire, and the wire was returned to the co-op.
• Two Socorro men were fighting. One man said the other walked to the road to fight and both engaged in the fight. The other man said the first man stopped in the road and initiated the fight with him. One man sprayed the other with mace. A witness reported seeing both men willfully fight each other. Both fighters were ticketed. A third Socorro man on the scene was told several times to leave and stop yelling, but did not obey. He was detained and later ticketed as well.
• A Socorro woman reported another Socorro woman came to her house and accused a third Socorro woman of cheating with another person. The suspect then looked through the victim’s phone, then grabbed her by the throat and began hitting her. The victim also said the suspect grabbed her and hit her. The suspect denied hitting or touching the victim. Officers found the suspect had two valid warrants, so she was arrested and booked into jail.
• Someone called in a Socorro man for being suspicious. The man was known to be on conditions of release from custody, but he admitted to using narcotics and a urinalysis showed positive for narcotics. He was arrested and booked into the detention center, where he was found in possession of three syringes concealed in his anus. He was also ticketed.
• A Socorro woman reported a Socorro man battered her, and she had signs of battery. A witness said the two argued, then the man struck the woman. The officer was unable to locate the man as of the time of the report but charges were filed.
• A Socorro woman reported someone entered a locked yard and stole $6,000 worth of copper wire and a $1,000 Coleman generator. She said the person entered the building by breaking a window and stole a set of bolt cutters, which were used to cut the copper wire. She provided the officer with video of the incident.
• A Socorro man was contacted about noon on an arrest order. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Socorro man reported his neighbor’s dog was running loose and attacked his dogs. The neighbor said the other man’s dog runs loose and has attacked his dog in the past, but relinquished his dog to the city pound and was ticketed.
• A Socorro woman contacted for a traffic violation about 3:45 p.m. had her license suspended or revoked with an arrest clause. She was arrested and booked into jail.
• A detective on patrol found a man and woman meeting at a car wash. The detective made contact as they were conducting a drug transaction. The woman attempted to swallow narcotics, but the detective was able to detain her on the ground and found the drugs she spit out. The man exited the woman’s vehicle and ran at the detective. The detective showed force and the man fled the scene. The woman also bit the detective’s finger during the struggle. She was arrested and taken to the hospital to be treated for swallowing drugs. Another officer found the man who fled and arrested him on an Adult Probation Office order.
• A Socorro woman reported a $400 ring stolen from her residence. She said two Socorro men and another Socorro woman were at her home when the ring went missing. The officer met with the suspects, who denied taking the ring.
• A Socorro man complained that a Socorro woman who was entrusted with another woman’s medication has not been giving the medication to the woman. The woman contacted the suspect, who said she destroyed the pills. The officer met with the suspect, who denied destroying the pills and said the pills were returned several days before.
• An officer found an Albuquerque man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 11:42 p.m. near Comfort Inn. The man was arrested for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro man reported another Socorro man was harassing him. The officer was not able to locate the suspect as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro woman reported her credit card was fraudulently used at a store in town.
• A Socorro man reported money stolen from his residence. He gave the name of a person of interest but police were not able to locate the person.
• A Socorro woman reported several items stolen from her home. She gave the name of a possible suspect but police had no contact with the person as of the time of the report. Stolen were $4,000 worth of assorted jewelry, a Nintendo DS valued at $200 and a Dell laptop valued at $600.
• A Socorro woman reported about 11:50 a.m. that another Socorro woman was harassing her. The officer contacted the suspect, who admitted to having problems with the victim. No action was taken.
• An officer found a Socorro man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 4:25 p.m. on Fifth Street. The man was arrested for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported a Socorro man was stealing electricity. The officer was not able to locate the suspect.
• A Socorro man reported the rear window was damaged on his vehicle. The window appeared to have been shot with an air rifle.
• An officer found a Socorro man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 10:10 a.m. near Fisher and Eaton. The man was arrested for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro man was stopped for a traffic violation, and his vehicle was displaying a fictitious plate. The plate was removed from the vehicle and the man was ticketed.
• An officer found a Socorro man with a bench warrant about 1:19 p.m. and arrested him.
• A Socorro man reported someone entered his residence while he was gone and stole several power tools valued at $1,600. There were no leads to a suspect.
• A Lemitar man was in possession of a controlled substance — Spice, a synthetic cannabinoid — and a pipe about 9:09 p.m. on Neel Avenue. The man was booked into the detention center.
• An officer arrested a Socorro man on a bench warrant about 9:40 p.m. on Highway 85. Officers also found a controlled substance in the vehicle during the tow inventory.
• An Albuquerque man said he stayed the night at a Socorro man’s house and lost his wallet. He said he got his wallet back but it didn’t have his EBT card in it. No enforcement action was taken.
• An officer doing a welfare check about 11:30 a.m. entered a home on Spring Street and found a Socorro man in the home. The officer also noticed the odor of marijuana in the home. The Socorro man admitted to smoking and later turned over a bag of marijuana. The man was cited into court.
• A Socorro man was caught shoplifting at Walmart by altering a price tag. Police viewed surveillance video showing the man scanning items with the incorrect price tag. The man was cited into court.
• A Socorro woman reported someone stole a .22-caliber handgun from her residence sometime within the last two months. No suspects were provided. The handgun has a pearl handle with “MP” etched on the bottom and is valued at $800.
• A Socorro man reported lending a cell phone to his brother, who took it to the high school, where it was stolen. It was an iPhone 4 valued at $600.
• A Socorro man was arrested about 4:45 p.m. for violating his conditions of release. At the same residence, another officer met with another Socorro man after seeing him conceal items in a dog house. The officer recovered the items, including a 9mm High Point handgun. The officer was given consent to search and found narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The second Socorro man was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro woman reported a Socorro man spit in her face during an argument. The man admitted to spitting on the woman, and the two were separated. The woman is filing a protection order and the officer is filing charges.
• A middle school employee reported a student was found with a marijuana cigarette. The student reported buying the marijuana from another student. The first student was suspended from school. The officer met with the second student, who denied any knowledge. The officer checked the student’s property and found nothing. The officer later met with the first student and that student’s guardian to tell them a report would be filed.
• A Socorro woman reported that during an argument with a Socorro man, he grabbed her by the arm and shook her. She left the residence because the man was aggressive and intoxicated. She said the man was violating his conditions of release because he was drinking alcohol. Police obtained her consent to enter her home to find the man, as well as an arrest order. Officers found the man consuming beer and arrested him. Charges were also filed against the man for battery.
• A Holiday Inn employee reported smelling marijuana coming from a Colorado man’s room. The employee opened the room with an officer, who found marijuana and identification for the Colorado man and his companion. The employee had all the items removed from the room, and it was all taken to the police department for safekeeping. The Colorado man was later contacted, and he said he had a medical marijuana card issued by the state of Colorado. The officer contacted the District Attorney’s office and was informed a medical card from Colorado was not valid in New Mexico. The man was cited into court.
• About 11:15 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Dolores. The officer tried to contact a Socorro man who was involved in the domestic when a different Socorro man interfered and was arrested. The officer met with the victim, a Socorro woman, who said the Socorro man argued with her and kicked her out of bed for refusing to have sex with him. The man then went into the children’s room and pulled a child out of bed, telling the child to go next door. The man grabbed the woman’s throat and pushed her over a crib. The woman showed signs of battery. The man was arrested. He said the argument was over sex but denied hitting the woman, saying he was only keeping her from hitting him.
• A highly intoxicated Socorro man was at his mother’s house trying to get a gun about 3:10 a.m. He was upset because he and his sister were fighting. He said he wouldn’t hit his sister, but he would shoot her. He was arrested.
• A Socorro man was contacted about noon for causing a disturbance at a home on Cuba Road. When he was told not to return to that property, he became loud and started cursing the officer. He was arrested. A Socorro woman was also arrested for public nuisance.
• A Lemitar man was arrested on a warrant about 2 p.m.
• A Socorro woman reported a teacher pushed her child into a wall during school. The officer met with the child, who said the teacher pulled the child from class and pushed the child into a wall, causing the child’s head to be hit. The child reported feeling sick from the incident. The officer attempted to contact school staff about the incident but did not make contact as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro woman reported another Socorro woman was throwing rocks at her residence, and when she entered, the suspect struck her. The officer did not see signs of battery on the victim, and was unable to locate the suspect.
• A Smith’s employee reported a woman picked up three alcoholic beverages from the shelf and left the store. The officer viewed surveillance video and saw the suspect pick up the beers, but did not see her leave the store with them. The officer tried to locate the woman for comment without success.
• An officer found an Alamo man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 4:15 p.m. on California Street. The man was arrested for his safety and the safety of others.
• Socorro residents reported someone entered their home through a window and took a black Sanyo television valued at $150. Police found footprints by the window and fingerprints on the window. Photos were taken and latent prints collected.
• A Socorro man reported an elder neighbor on Sixth Street tried to have children enter his home for candy. The suspect said he never spoke with the children, and that the complainant verbally threatened him over the incident.
• A Socorro man reported about 2:10 a.m. that he woke up to the sound of his vehicle starting. When he looked outside, his vehicle was on fire. He said he put the fire out and noticed the car stereo was gone. The officer noticed the stereo, a $600 Pioneer, had been taken and wires were hanging out of the stereo compartment. The man named a person of interest.
• A Socorro woman reported someone was sending her sexually oriented text messages. She was unable to list a suspect because the messages came from a blocked number. She forwarded all the messages to the police department email.
• A Socorro man was stopped by an officer who knew he had a valid warrant and a suspended license. The warrant was confirmed and the man arrested. While on scene, the officer learned the vehicle the man was driving was reported stolen from Valencia County.
• A Socorro woman reported another Socorro woman approached her in a parking lot and began hitting her. The victim showed signs of battery. She said it happened because the suspect was jealous over the victim dating the suspect’s ex-husband, who also witnessed the battery and yelled for the suspect to stop hitting the victim. The suspect left in a vehicle and was not located.
• A Walmart employee reported about 10 p.m. a Socorro man was trying to take items from the store without paying. The Socorro man was found in possession of stolen property and was arrested. Police had the man’s vehicle towed from the scene. During a tow inventory, police located foil with drug residue and orange straw items that were taken as evidence.
• A second Socorro man was contacted at the scene of the above shoplifting incident. He was detained and searched, and officers found drug paraphernalia. A National Crime Information Center check also revealed a valid arrest warrant. He was arrested on the warrant and ticketed for the drug paraphernalia.
• A Socorro man stopped on a traffic violation about 1:30 a.m. had an outstanding arrest warrant. When he was arrested, police found a needle in his front pocket. He was ticketed for paraphernalia in addition to the traffic violation.
• A Socorro man reported about 2:33 a.m. he was trying to leave his residence when the woman at the residence attacked him. She was highly intoxicated, and the man showed signs of battery. The woman was arrested.
• A Socorro woman reported someone tried to break into her apartment and damaged the door frame. There were no suspects at the time of the report.