The Blotter (6/20/2013)
Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
• A Lemitar man was taken into custody by the Socorro Police Department and charges were filed there. The man had been an employee of the Socorro County Detention Center. The man took a radio from a storage room at SCDC sometime between July 2012 and March 14, 2013. The radio was valued at $816.67.
• A Socorro Electric Cooperative employee reported a woman on Foster had jumped electricity from the box.
• A county employee reported a vehicle had been parked at a rest area and appeared to have been broken in to. The vehicle was towed.
• About 11:08 p.m. a deputy saw a vehicle sitting halfway on San Lorenzo Road. The deputy found no one in the vehicle and had it towed.
• A deputy responded to a traffic crash on Interstate 25. A vehicle struck an elk with its driver’s side. No enforcement action was taken.
• A deputy met with three people at a woman’s home, but they were not supposed to be there. Their information was processed through the National Crime Information Center database. NCIC revealed one of the three, a Socorro man, had a valid bench warrant. He was arrested.
• A Socorro woman reported she turned on electric service in her name for an ex-boyfriend in 2002 and he never paid the bill. She now owes a bill of $1,900. She needs to turn on electricity now because her daughter needs it for her oxygen machine.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 380 about 12:05 a.m. and found a valid warrant on the driver, a Ruidoso Downs man. The man was arrested.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop by the Chevron about 7:55 p.m. When the deputy processed the registration information, the plates came back as registered to a black 1997 Jeep when the car was a gold 2007 Pontiac. The vehicle was towed for no registration and the driver, a Las Cruces man, was cited.
• A Socorro woman reported she noticed blood on her car when she returned home. She said she used the car many times throughout the day and never saw the blood until she returned home.
• A deputy met with an Illinois man at the sheriff’s office. The man reported he lost his wallet somewhere between Santa Fe and Madrid while he was riding his motorcycle.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 380. The driver, a Roswell man, had a suspended license, so he was cited.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop on I-25 about 7:45 p.m. When the deputy asked for the driver’s license, registration and insurance, the driver provided a Mexican driver’s license and a title for the vehicle. The vehicle was towed for no registration and no insurance, and the driver was cited for no insurance.
• A deputy was dispatched to a motorcycle fire on state Road 116 about 8:40 p.m. The deputy ran the VIN through the National Crime Information Center and it came back stolen. The deputy was unable to reach the owner, a Rio Rancho man. The motorcycle was towed.
• A deputy met with a Veguita woman about her dogs chasing people. She was told if her dogs get loose again she will be cited.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop about 11:31 p.m. by the plaza, and smelled the odor of alcohol. The driver, a Socorro man, failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He took a breath test with results of .13 and .13 breath alcohol content. He was booked into the detention center.
• A Magdalena man performed poorly on a field sobriety test about 12:19 a.m. on the north end of Chaparral Drive. He was arrested and taken to jail, where he took a breath test with results of .10 and .10. He was then booked into jail.
• A Louisiana man was stopped at a stop sign on frontage road with a Socorro man stopped in the vehicle behind him. The Louisiana man started to back up, colliding with the Socorro man’s vehicle and causing minor damage. The Louisiana man was cited for unsafe backing.
• A La Joya man was driving north on Highway 304 when he blacked out, losing control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled side over side, coming to rest on its wheels. The vehicle was severely damaged, but the man had no injuries. No enforcement action was taken.
• A deputy assisting the compliance office arrested a Rio Rancho woman on a valid bench warrant.
• A deputy met with a Socorro man about stolen pipe. The man said he had seen the pipe earlier in the week, then in the morning it was missing. He said he found the missing pipe at Amador’s. The owner of Amador’s said a man brought the pipe in and was paid $64.32 for it. The Socorro man’s neighbor said he found the pipe in the alley, picked it up and sold it to Amador’s. The Socorro man then called the deputy on the phone saying he knew who sold the pipe. He did not want to press charges; he just wanted his pipe back. The pipe was released to the Socorro man and no charges were filed.
• A deputy met with an employee of Roadrunner Travel Center and saw a video of a Socorro woman taking a pair of $11.99 sunglasses from a shelf and leaving without paying for them. The woman was cited.
• A deputy assisting the Socorro Police Department met with a Socorro woman and discovered she had a valid bench warrant. She was arrested and taken to jail.
• A Socorro woman reported after being with the suspect, an El Paso, Texas, man, for five years, she noticed some items were coming up missing over the last several months, as well as her boyfriend disappearing for periods of time. The missing items are valued at $4,000, and charges are pending.
• A deputy met with a Bosque woman about 11 a.m. for an emergency order of protection. The woman said she had gotten into an argument with the suspect, a Bosque man, about her buying him beer. He threw a beer bottle at her and it broke on the cement at her feet. The protection order was filled out, signed by a judge and served to the man.
• A Lemitar man reported the suspect, a Lemitar woman, was paroled to him four days before and she was upset with the place. She also said she would beat him with a bat if he did not quit smoking. The man was in fear for his life. The deputy contacted the woman’s parole officer, who said she would get an arrest order for the woman.
• About 2 p.m. a Los Lunas man reported he had just evicted a man, and he believed the man took a post hole digger, a post hole driver, a box of staples and some shelves from the kitchen.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop about 8:54 p.m. The driver, a Tularosa man, had a valid warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Socorro County Detention Center.
• A Socorro man reported a Socorro Police Department officer entered his home without his consent. The SPD officer said he was just dropping off some papers. The SPD officer told the man if he had a problem he could call the chief the next morning. No enforcement action was taken.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop. The driver, a Socorro woman, said she had a valid warrant. The warrant was confirmed and the woman transported to SCDC.
• A Polvadera woman reported she had not seen her dog, and she and her husband went to look for the dog but were unable to find it the night before. That morning, they found the dog dead on the ditch bank with two large bullet holes. They asked men in a truck if they knew anything, but the men said they did not.
• A deputy arrested a Socorro man at the compliance office on a bench warrant about 9 a.m.
• A deputy arrested a Socorro woman at the compliance office on a bench warrant about 9 a.m.
• A deputy arrested a Lemitar man at the compliance office on a bench warrant about 12 p.m.
• A deputy arrested a Socorro woman at the compliance office on a bench warrant about 3:50 p.m.
• A deputy arrested a Socorro man at the compliance office on a bench warrant about 5 p.m.
• A deputy conducted a traffic stop with a Socorro man about 5 p.m. and found him to have a valid warrant. The man was arrested.
• A deputy present for proceedings in Magistrate Court arrested a Socorro man on the judge’s order about 10 a.m.
• About 3:20 p.m., a deputy assisted a Socorro County Detention Center officer in taking a Socorro woman into custody for a violation of her conditions of release. Another deputy patted down the woman and transported her to jail.
• A deputy met with a Lemitar woman who said a Lemitar man would not leave her alone. As the deputy was talking to the woman, the man drove by. The deputy left to stop the man, who said the woman was driving him crazy. The deputy asked for the man’s driver’s license, registration and insurance. The man was unable to provide a vehicle registration or proof of insurance. When the deputy processed the man’s information through the National Crime Information Center, he found the man’s license was suspended/revoked. When the deputy patted the man down, he found a glass pipe with crystal residue. The man was arrested. A tow inventory on the vehicle revealed a pill bottle containing different pills.
• A deputy pulled over a Show Low, Ariz., man on Sixth Street by Clark Field. Assisted by the Socorro Police Department, the deputy met with the driver. The deputy saw an open container of alcohol in plain view in the vehicle, as well as two plastic straws with a white powder substance in them. The man was cited.
• About 9:25 p.m., a deputy stopped a Socorro woman who said she did not have a valid driver’s license. The deputy saw a child sitting on the floor of the truck with no restraint. When the deputy processed the woman’s information through NCIC, it revealed she had two valid warrants. She was arrested and taken to jail. The passenger, another Socorro woman, was cited for having no child restraint.
• A deputy stopped a Lemitar man about 11:33 p.m. on Calle de Lemitar. The man handed the deputy a driver’s license that indicated ignition interlock required. When asked if he had an interlock on the vehicle, the man said he did not. NCIC confirmed an interlock was required, and the man was arrested.
• A deputy assisting the compliance office arrested a Belen woman on a bench warrant about 12 p.m.
• A deputy assisting the compliance office arrested a Silver City man on a bench warrant about 12 p.m.
• A Socorro woman who works at the Walking Sand rest area reported about 2 p.m. that a power drill and a box of light bulbs were missing from the storage closet.
• Two Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District employees reported they had left heavy equipment parked on the ditch bank overnight. When they returned that day, they found someone had taken about 45 gallons of diesel fuel from the tanks.