County Sheriff's Office

The following items were taken fom reports at the Socorro County Sheriff's Department

May 5

Officers were dispatched at 7:50 a.m. to a farm on Highway 408 where the owner reported that someone had flooded his field the night before. The owner told the officers that he had been irrigating another field the night before, and had checked on it multiple times throughout the night. At 7 a.m. today he and one of his employees went to turn on the water and noticed the field had been flooded. St first he thought the canal had broken but when he approached the field he noticed the check and turnout for that field were completely open. The officers were shown the field that was flooded. Multiple sets of tire tracks near the turnout were photographed, but no footprints were found. The victim offered names of those he suspected of being involved.

June 7

A deputy was dispatched at 5:48 p.m. for an active trespass in Polvadera. The victim said she moved into the home on Bonita with her grandmother to escape her former boyfriend. She stated he had just got out of jail and came over uninvited. She said he walked into the yard and started yelling that he was going to get her arrested. She and her grandmother both asked to have him Trespassed from the property. After leaving the residence the officer found the suspect walking down the NE Frontage road in Polvadera. He stated he had dropped off her children and was confused about why she called the cops. The officer informed him that she did not want him around and he was trespassed from the property. The victim will be getting an order of protection against him.

June 10

An officer was called by the sheriff 1:30 p.m. to West Frontage Road to investigate a reported fight. According to the victim, he was getting ready to move a semi out of a garage, and as he was unlocking the semi he felt something hit him in the back, like a bat or a bar. He stumbled back and fell to the ground. When he looked up he saw the suspect standing over him yelling. The suspect continued to yell at him until the owner of the property arrived and pushed him away from the victim. The suspect then left the area. The owner stated that the suspect was not allowed on the property because he had been stealing from the property. The victim was taken to the Socorro General Hospital for multiple injuries. The suspect was later located at his mother’s house on State Road 1. He was read his Miranda warnings and claimed that he did not go to the residence in question but later changed his story that he did go there but did not hurt anyone. He was placed under arrest and taken to the Socorro detention center where he was booked and incarcerated.

June 17

An officer was making a sweep and clearing the rooms at the vacant Sands Motel at 11:50 p.m. for any active trespassers. Several doors at the motel had been forced open. After clearing the property the officer decided to park across the street in the old King's Furniture parking area. After approximately 10 minutes a male with a red sweater, black hat, and blue jeans was seen walking east on Baca Street to the corner of California. The male looked around and turned back around west to the Sands Motel. Returning to the motel the officer found him male lying on the bed in room 121. He stated he was homeless and was just trying to find a place to sleep. He had no active warrants and did not break entry into the hotel room. The deputy noticed that the door had already been broken in half and open on the earlier sweep. The male was detained and trespassed from the property.

Deputies were requested to a residence on Midway Road in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress . Upon arrival officers were directed to a back bedroom where a male and female were screaming at each other and the female complaining of a broken leg. After being separated, the male told the officer that he was home when she and her son arrived and they were baging on the door saying it was locked. He and the son got into a verbal dispute and the son began striking him. The officer noted numerous signs of battery on the male. When asked how the female got hurt he said that he and the son fell on top of her. The officer went back inside to speak with the female who said the male began arguing with her son and they began to fight. When she tried to intervene the two fell on her, and she believed her leg had been broken. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Her statement that she was injured when both subjects fell on her shows there was no intent to injure her. Neither males wanted to press charges, but a check with NCIC showed the son had an active warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and a 9mm pistol on his person was taken for safekeeping.

June 18

A deputy arrested a male subject wanted on a warrant at 11 a.m. at his home in the 200 block of Sixth Street. He was transported to the Socorro County Detention Center where he was booked and given copies of his arrest documents.

Deputies were called at 4 p.m. to assist a Sheriff's detective in executing a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of Honeysuckle in Socorro. The search warrant covered all vehicles on the property. Officers found three subjects and a baby in a car on the property. In the vehicle narcotics were found in the back seat where the baby was located. The narcotics were field tested positive for Methamphetamines and Heroin. Some of the narcotics were located inside the baby’s diaper bag in the back seat. Custody of the child was handed over to CYFD. All parties were medically cleared and taken to SCDC for incarceration.

June 20

Deputies were dispatched at 1 a.m. to Interstate 25 mile marker 143 in reference to a vehicle crash. At the scene was a green 6-wheel ATV laying on its side over a barbed wire fence which separates the interstate from State road 1. There were many items laying on the ground around the ATV which had been in the bed, but had been thrown during the crash. There was no driver on or around the ATV and the officers searched the area to make sure they weren’t injured somewhere. Socorro General Hospital was called but no one had been admitted for being in a crash in the last few hours. It was noticed that an AT&T facility was about a quarter mile away, and the ATV could have been taken from that facility. Deputies flipped the ATV upright on its wheels revealing an AT&T logo on the vehicle. Deputies went to the facility and found a large hole cut in the fence of the compound and a large bay-door to the main building open. it was clear that the building had been broken into and many items had been gone through. Photographs were taken and evidence collected. Based on the evidence from the scene it was clear to the officers that whoever had broken into the facility had spent several hours there going through the building. The ATV and all the items around it were taken by Baca’s towing. The total value of all items damaged or stolen was estimated at $15,000. The fingerprints were sent to the SLD for analysis.

June 22

A deputy was dispatched at 10:30 a.m. to a residence in Lemitar for a welfare check on a runaway. The foster parent said the juvenile left the home and traveled south into the bushes before she lost sight of him. The officer searched the area and found the juvenile hiding in a vacant mobile home. As instructed by JPPO the juvenile was released back to the custody of the foster parent with no further incident. The foster parent stated she would take him to be checked if he had any issues.

June 23

A deputy received a dispatch report at 9:29 p.m. about a runaway in Lemitar. At the residence, the officer was told that the juvenile was given his sleeping medications but stayed outside afterward. The foster mother said she went back outside to call him for bed but he was gone. She also stated that her husband saw him at the Lemitar Truckstop but he was gone by the time the husband was able to turn his vehicle around. The foster mother stated he might either be trying to get back home to Roswell or Albuquerque. Law enforcement was notified.