The Blotter (8/8/2013)

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Socorro Police Department
June 14
• A Socorro man was contacted on a traffic stop for having no registration about 11:28 a.m. by Fifth Street and Otero Avenue. He also didn’t have a valid driver’s license. Another officer noticed the man had a loaded syringe in the vehicle. The man was asked to exit the vehicle, and police removed the syringe and several credit and debit cards with other people’s names on them. The man said the cards were not his, but his girlfriend’s. The man’s vehicle was towed. When the officer went to the home to speak to the man’s girlfriend, the officer found narcotics and paraphernalia within reach of children. The children were removed from the home, and the man and his girlfriend were arrested.
• Two Socorro men were fighting in the street near Grant and Bagley about 5 p.m. Both denied starting the fight. One man was on probation, so he was arrested for violating his conditions of probation. The other man was cited into court.
• A Socorro man was contacted on a valid arrest warrant and booked into county jail. His property was released to his girlfriend.
• A Socorro woman was contacted during a traffic stop about 10:35 p.m. near California and Proto streets. The officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana. The woman admitted her cousin had smoked weed in the car earlier and there were two burnt marijuana cigarettes. The woman was cited.
• A Magdalena woman was contacted during a traffic stop about 11:25 p.m. near Vigil and Fifth Street, and the officer knew there was a warrant for her arrest. She consented to a search and the officer found syringes, spoons and cotton in the woman’s purse. The woman was arrested on the warrant and cited for having drug paraphernalia.

June 15
• A Socorro woman reported another Socorro woman broke into her residence on Texas Street and stole a flag and some clothing. The officer was not able to locate the suspect as of the time of the report.
• Walmart staff reported they had caught a Socorro man and woman shoplifting a battery and some markers. The man left before the officer arrived, but the woman was still there and was arrested. The officer contacted the man, who said he had the battery but could not return it to the store because of a flat tire. The officer went to the suspects’ home on El Camino Real, but the man had left, leaving the battery on the steps of the house.
• A Socorro woman reported that a Socorro man approached her at Walmart and slapped her. The man said the woman had approached him and attacked him, so he pushed her away. No enforcement action was taken.
• An officer found an Alamo man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 7:40 p.m. by Walmart. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• An officer responded to a disturbance call about 8:42 p.m. on  Spring Street. The suspect, a Socorro man, refused to comply with the officer’s commands and was detained. He attempted to hit an assisting officer. The victim, a Socorro woman, reported the man had attacked her with a knife and shovel, causing minor injury. The Socorro man was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man reported his backpack containing medication was stolen out of his vehicle on Lucero.

June 16
• An officer responded to a fight call about 12:15 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus involving at least five Socorro women. On arrival, the officer saw one woman fighting with another. When the officer attempted to detain the first woman, the officer was attacked by two others, along with several more  unidentified suspects. The party was shut down and all the people were released pending charges.
• About 6:45 a.m., a Socorro man asked an officer to remove a Socorro woman from his residence on U.S. Highway 60. While meeting with the woman, the officer found drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Socorro man reported that another Socorro man stayed over at his home and stole his cellphone sometime during the night. The officer was unable to contact the phone thief as of the time of the report.

June 17
• A Socorro woman reported someone broke into her home on Calle Bonita but did not take any items. Police had no suspects at the time of the report.
• An officer was called to Harold Drive about 9:10 p.m. regarding a man inside a residence. The woman said she was in her living room and saw a man walk from the back room. She said she yelled at the man and he fled through the back door, getting into a vehicle waiting down the road.
• An officer found a Magdalena man highly intoxicated and in full public view about 3 p.m. on California Street. The man was arrested for his safety and the safety of others. A different officer located the same Magdalena man in the same condition June 18 about 7:45 p.m., again on California Street. He was jailed again.

June 18
• A Socorro woman reported someone broke into her house on North Sixth Street and stole several items, including a Vizio TV, TV receiver, Dell computer, Smith & Wesson handgun, tools, jewelry, lock box, lawnmower, golf clubs and bronze statue. She had not been home since Tuesday the week before. No fingerprints were found and there were no suspects as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro man reported his $600 Trek mountain bike stolen from his residence on Santa Fe Lane. He named a person of interest but police were not able to find the person as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro woman reported someone drew profane pictures on her and her roommate’s vehicles with permanent marker. One of the women was able to wash it off the vehicle without causing damage.

June 19
• A Socorro woman reported that a Socorro man confronted her on Vigil Street and battered her. The officer found the man walking down the road. The man denied battering the woman. A records check showed the man had two valid warrants for his arrest. He was arrested on the warrants and cited for battery.
• A Socorro man reported he was about to enter his home on Calle Bonita when two Native American men battered him, and he had signs of battery. The officer met with several neighbors who said they hadn’t seen anyone. The officer was unable to find any suspects in the area.
• An officer found an Alamo man highly intoxicated and in full public view bout 11:30 a.m. on California Street. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• An officer found a Magdalena man highly intoxicated and in full public view bout 7:45 p.m. on Sixth Street. The officer arrested the man for his safety and the safety of others.
• A Socorro man was contacted about 11 p.m. In the area of a noise complaint on Mount Carmel. The officer knew the man to be on conditions of release through the court system. The officer detained the man, obtaining an arrest order from the detention center. The man was arrested. During a search of the man, detention center staff found narcotics in the man’s underwear.

June 20
• A Socorro man reported he found his back gate open at his residence on Eaton when he returned home from work. He checked his property and found several tools and a toolbox were missing. The man estimated property loss at $100. He later reported a $150 Skill grinder was also missing.
• A Socorro woman was contacted about 2:37 p.m on Mount Carmel. The officer asked for consent to search, which was granted. The woman provided her purse but concealed an object from her purse in her hand. The woman was detained and the officer found narcotic paraphernalia. She was cited into court.
• A Socorro man reported someone scratched his vehicle while it was parked at a store on California Street. He estimated damage at $1,000.
• A Socorro woman reported arguing with a Socorro man the previous day over pills. She said he pushed her into the porch, and the officer noticed she had bruising. The woman was taken to the hospital, and the officer could not find the man as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro man turned himself in on a warrant about 5:30 p.m. and was booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was contacted on Grant Street about 6:55 p.m. for having a valid warrant. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was contacted about 7:20 p.m. at Circle K for having two warrants. He was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man contacted about 9:05 p.m. at a residence on Neil Street was known to have a valid warrant. He was arrested and booked into jail.

June 21
• A restaurant employee reported about 3:18 a.m. a woman said she was paying for meals for the two men she was with. After the meal was eaten, the woman refused to pay and left. One suspect, a Socorro man, was left behind, and he was found to have outstanding warrants. He was arrested.
• An officer was dispatched to an alarm call about 5:29 a.m. at Aerojet. The officer found a Socorro man sitting on the sidewalk in front of the building. He seemed to be under the influence, and looked very pale with dark circles under his eyes. The man said he had a syringe in his pocket and was cited for paraphernalia.
• An officer picked up a Socorro man at his residence about 10 a.m. The man made several statements about his child. The officer contacted the child but did not notice any problems.
• A Socorro woman was contacted at her residence for giving wrong information on the previous day. The officer obtained the correct information and found the woman had two warrants. She was arrested and booked into county jail.
• A Socorro woman reported some unknown person tampered with her mailbox, and she was advised by postal workers to make a report with police.
• A Socorro woman reported that on June 13 someone took her purse from the human services office. She said the purse contained three Social Security cards, two driver’s licenses and two prepaid cards.
• A Socorro woman reported a man was at her residence and took off through the back door. She said the man fled with her $300 HP laptop computer. The officer was unable to find the man as of the time of the report.
• A Socorro man was served a search warrant on his home on Lopezville Road. Police found narcotics and paraphernalia, so the man was arrested.
• A Socorro woman was contacted at the scene of a search warrant being executed on Lopezville Road. She had a valid warrant so she was arrested.
• A Lemitar man was served a search warrant on his home on Chambone Road. Police found narcotics pills, marijuana and paraphernalia. The man was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was served a search warrant on his home on Calle Bonita. During contact, the man provided the location of narcotics and turned over the drugs he had on his person. Police also found a handgun and paraphernalia. The man was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man reported a suspect made verbal threats to him at a business on California Street. The officer told the suspect to stay away from the man.

June 22
• An officer was dispatched to a vehicle that was stuck on Spring Street about 2:20 a.m. The officer could not find the driver and called for a tow truck. The vehicle’s owner arrived on scene and rejected the tow truck, then called a different tow company to get the vehicle.
• A San Antonio man reported about 2:52 a.m. that someone took the stock tailgate from his truck at the Capitol Bar. The man valued the tailgate at about $750.
• An officer dispatched to Walmart on a fight call about 12:38 a.m. found a Socorro man with signs of battery. The man was treated by ambulance personnel then taken to the hospital by his family. At the hospital, an officer found a vehicle belonging to the suspect, another Socorro man, with damage, but did not find the suspect. Police later met with a witness who said he confronted the victim about taking his property. The suspect then argued with the victim and struck him, causing him to fall. The suspect was later found at the hospital where he was treated for injuries to his hand. He admitted to striking the victim, saying it was self defense. He added some unknown person damaged his vehicle while he was at the hospital.
• About 3:53 a.m., a Socorro man reported someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked at the hospital. He said he was in an altercation just before his vehicle was damaged. The officer had no contact with any suspect as of the time of the report.
• An officer was called to a scene where a Socorro man yelling in the road by Sixth Street and Vigil about 11:45 a.m. When the officer arrived, he found the man yelling and making threats. The man was arrested and booked into jail.
• A Socorro man was stopped for not having a valid driver’s license. The National Crime Information Center database confirmed the man’s license was suspended. The man was cited and the vehicle was towed.
• A Socorro woman reported about 11 p.m. that a Socorro man threw a firework at her vehicle when she was passing his home on Mariposa. The officer was unable to find the man as of the time of the report.

June 23
• A Socorro woman reported about 1:40 a.m. that a Socorro man entered her home, beat her up and would not let her leave. The officer was unable to find the man as of the time of the report.
• An officer conducted a civil standby about 11 a.m. on Juniper Street.
• An officer stopped a Socorro man about 11 a.m. on West Place. NCIC confirmed the man’s license was suspended or revoked and he was arrested.
• An officer arrested a Socorro woman and a Socorro man on valid warrants about 4:15 p.m.