Socorro Police Department

Socorro city police blotter

August 27

An officer was dispatched to pick up a male suspect for a warrant. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was called to a residence on Dolores for a missing person. The reporting party said his father was missing. He said his father gave a friend a ride the night before and had not returned home, but his pickup had appeared in the front yard this morning but is not sure how.

The officer asked him to check the residence and a trailer outside, but the father was not located. The officer left and was advised they had found the father, and he was unresponsive. The officer returned and was informed the male was deceased. OMI arrived and took possession of the body.

An officer was called to the scene of a fight in the 100 block of Peralta. The victim told the officer the female suspect came to her residence and confronted her over a vehicle being scratched with a key. When the victim denied the allegations and argued back, the suspect struck her on the head several times, breaking her hearing aid. The victim had visible signs of injury, and the hearing aid was broken. The officer met with a witness who said the suspect confronted the victim over the witness's vehicle being scratched. The suspect struck the victim and was told to leave by the witness. An ambulance was called to check on the victim. The suspect fled the scene and was not located. Charges are pending in the case.

August 28

An officer was called to the Probation and Parole office for an arrest order. The suspect was arrested and later booked into SCDC.

A man in the 200 block of Spring St. reported several tools were taken from his business. He said that the day before, a group of males arrived and had him change out some tires. He said he changed out the tires, but one of them was blocking his view of the others as he did the work. He stated that one of the males tried putting the tire in the trunk of the car but was yelled at by another male speaking Navajo. They left in a gold and tan four-door. The victim advised he arrived for work this morning and noticed his tools – one impact wrench, one hydraulic pump, and one air jack – were missing and suspected the males in the gold car of taking the tools. The tools were valued at $530.

An officer met with Probation and Parole officers at the suspect's residence in the 1100 block of Vermont. The suspect had violated her conditions, and an arrest order was issued. On contact with the suspect, she turned over narcotics paraphernalia with drug residue. Pipes were collected as evidence and will be sent to the lab for testing. She was arrested and booked into SCDC.

Officers were called to Walmart for a shoplifter. The shoplifter provided her name and information, and she was cited and released. On the following day, she again shoplifted but gave a different name and DOB. The new information was confirmed as correct. She was charged with new crimes by providing the wrong information and signing the citation under a different name. She was arrested for concealing her identity, shoplifting, forgery, and a valid arrest warrant.

A woman reported that as she was driving on Evergreen and approaching an intersection when the suspect drove past the stop sign and nearly struck her vehicle with his vehicle. She said she was with her two children and one child she shares with the suspect. She stated she was afraid of the suspect and has filed reports against him. The officer told her a report would be completed, and she should seek a protection order. She called back a short time later and said she received a text message from him that was threatening. The officer obtained a screenshot of the message. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney for charges.

An officer was called to Sixth and Otero on a report of a male carrying a large knife and dressed all in black. As the officer arrived in the patrol car, the male suspect was spotted running away on foot. He was followed by the officer as he ran south of Sixth Street. The officer then exited the police car and gave chase on foot and caught the suspect. The suspect claimed he ran because he thought he might have a warrant. His information was run through NCIC, which showed he did not have any warrants. But when he was searched, the officer found he was in possession of heroin. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC.

August 29

A suspect was contacted on West Place for having a valid warrant. She was arrested and booked into SCDC.

A woman reported that during a custody exchange in front of the courthouse, the suspect was upset and punched her car, causing a dent in the fender. She said she previously had a protection order against him and will be seeking a new order. Charges are pending in the case.

An officer was at Walmart and located a male suspect who was known to be prohibited from entering the store. The suspect was escorted to the office and confirmed he was trespassed. The suspect was cited and released.

An officer executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of Tierra Bonita. The suspect was located in a bedroom and detained and searched. He was found to be in possession of a syringe and a baggy of methamphetamine. The officer searched the home and did not locate any other narcotics. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC.

A caller on Harold Drive reported the suspect made threats to come over to her home and damage property if a computer tablet was not returned by the end of the day. The caller provided a contact number for the suspect that was not valid. Officer tried contacting the suspect at her residence, but she was not located. The information was passed on to the next shift.

Officers were called to a residence in the 1100 block of Chaparral for a verbal argument and met with one male who left the home. The male advised he was arguing with his boyfriend over a fan when the boyfriend took the fan away and caused a cut on his hand. He admitted to throwing silverware and screws on the floor. Officers then went to the residence and did find silverware on the floor. The second male was contacted and claimed he did not hit the other male, but that the other male had thrown the silverware and took the gate off the hinges as he was leaving, which cut his hand. The two parties were separated, and the case will be sent to the DA for review.

An officer was called to the 300 block of Center Street for a trespasser. The officer met with the caller, who said the suspect was sleeping on the porch of a vacant apartment. The officer woke up the sleeping suspect, who said she had been kicked out of her cousin’s home and had no place to go. The suspect was run through NCIC, which showed she had a valid warrant. She was arrested, and an inventory of her belongings turned up narcotics. She was processed and booked into SCDC.

An officer was called to a home in the 1100 block of Main St. on a domestic violence report. The officer found the victim outside the home, crying. She said the male suspect was upset over something on her phone, so he pushed her to the ground. The victim had red marks on her neck and chest. She said he left on his bicycle right before police arrived. Charges were filed on the suspect.

Officers obtained a search warrant on a residence on probable cause for narcotics. No one came to the door when officers knocked and announced, but then hear footsteps running from within. The door was breached, and officers entered. The suspect was located and detained and advised of his rights. He denied having any narcotics, but when officers completed a search of the premises, they ended up finding narcotics, along with scales and baggies. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC on two 1st degree felony charges of trafficking.

August 30

An officer was dispatched to John Brooks for trespassing. The manager showed the officer a signed trespass noticed for the male suspect. The officer located him across the street, and he was placed into handcuffs. A syringe containing a substance was discovered in his possession during the arrest. The substance was field tested and showed positive for methamphetamines. The male was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A caller reported that the juvenile suspect left home after being placed on an ankle monitor by Juvenile Probation. The officer entered the suspect as missing. The next day, August 31, the officer was called back to the home for the suspect returning. On questioning, the juvenile declined to say where he went.

Officers were called to the 1600 block of El Camino Real for a neighbor dispute, where there was an argument over dogs being loose. One neighbor was outside, yelling at the other. The two were separated and advised to call the police if the issue continued. And if the two entered into a fight, they could be charged with a crime.

A woman in 400 block of Nicholas reported some stolen jewelry. She said she suspected a female who had been to her home asking for food. While she was preparing food for the suspect, she heard a noise in the other room. After the suspect left, she could not find her perfume and jewelry. The victim said she did not actually see the suspect steal her things but suspected her because she had been at the home around the time the items were taken.

August 31

An officer was dispatched to a motel for a larceny. The female victim stated that someone had taken her wallet during the night. The officer noticed while speaking with the female that she appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic.

A caller contacted police about a break-in at a residence in the 200 block of Barreras. The caller said the victim was staying at their place due to a recent surgery. He said he went to check on the victim's home and noticed someone had forced entry. The front door glass was broken, and the screen door appeared to be pried. A lock was also cut off a shed door. Stolen included three TV sets, antique pistol, .22 rifle, several jewelry items, coin collection, four wrist watches, two pocket watches, earrings, rings, and other personal items. The estimated value of stolen items is $9,935. The officer did not locate any fingerprint evidence at the scene.

September 1

A male victim reported to an officer he was inside his residence in the 600 block of Park Street when he heard a vehicle drive by and his window shatter. He said he tried to put his shoes on, and by the time he was able to get outside, the vehicle was gone. The victim estimated the estimated damage is approximately $1,000.

September 2

An officer on patrol found a woman asleep in her car while stopped at the stop sign at Eaton and Garfield.The officer tried to waken the person up, but she was not responding, and an ambulance was called. The female finally woke up, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was noticed on her person. She admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages. She was given field sobriety tests and was later arrested. The suspect was advised of the New Mexico Implied Consent Warning and agreed to a breath test. She provided three breath samples with results being .19, .22, and .21. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC.

An officer was dispatched to a residence for damage in the 600 block of Alta Vista for damage to property. The officer noticed a window was broken, and the home was searched. The victim was told the officer would do patrols through the night. The officer did not see anyone in the area that night.

Trespassing was reported at a residence in the 600 block of Nicholas. The officer arrived and met with two trespassers, advising them they were both trespassed and not allowed back at the home. A CYFD report was called for two children who were present. The officer gave custody of the children to their grandmother. The officer was advised that security cameras were around the residence. The officer is waiting to view cams at the time of the report.

A female victim reported an unknown suspect broke a window and forced entry into her home on Calle Bonita. During the break-in, the suspect possibly cut themselves due to blood at the entry point and in the room. An assisting office collected samples of the blood and logged them as evidence. Officers are currently waiting for the lab report to identify a suspect.

September 3

A shoplifter at Circle K was caught by an officer, and an NCIC check showed he had a warrant for his arrest. The suspect was booked on the warrant and cited into court for shoplifting.

A caller advised her daughter was in a fight at Sarracino Middle School with other students after being punched in the stomach. The caller advised the two students were suspended from school. The caller said her daughter was being bullied by the other student who teases her daughter. The officer advised the caller to notify the school officer and report to the school. The officer documented the incident.

September 4

A male victim told an officer he was at his residence in the 900 block of Reservoir when his ex-wife came over. She asked if he was talking to someone else and took the phone away from him. He said she started to run outside with the phone, and when he tried to get his phone back, she began biting him on his arm, his ear, his stomach, and his hands. The officer met with the female suspect who said she had come to drop off the kids and confronted him about talking and seeing someone else. She admitted to taking his phone and that when he tried to take it back, she bit him. She was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the SCDC on charges.

An officer was called to the Senior Center on Ake St. where someone had stolen fuel from county vehicles. The caller told the officer she arrived for work and noticed the vehicles had the fuel siphoned out. The victim estimated the amount of fuel taken was 25 gallons. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer was called to a home in the 200 block of Abeyta for a male damaging property. On arrival, the officer found the man on the property. The suspect had been told not to be on the property unless the victim was home. The victim agreed to file charges on the suspect, who was present. The suspect was arrested and the search incident to arrest turned up a paper with narcotics. The narcotics were tested and showed positive for methamphetamine. The suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

An officer on patrol completed a traffic stop on vehicle hat failed to yield the right of way on B Street. During contact with the occupants, the officer noted a female who was known to have a valid arrest warrant. The officer obtained the other occupant's information and completed a check with NCIC, which showed a male passenger also to have an arrest warrant. The two suspects were arrested and booked into the SCDC.

September 5

A victim reported arriving home in the 500 block of Park St. and finding the window screen turned around as if someone had entered the home. She said nothing was missing at this time, but she suspected a maintenance man of taking items from other neighbors. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer was called to a home in the 1100 block of Chaparral for an argument. The female victim said she argued with the suspect over him talking to his ex-wife. She said during the argument, the suspect pulled a cord to a fan and pulled the fan out of the window, causing the window to break. She then admitted to getting into a physical fight with him. During the fight, the suspect was outside the room and kicked open the door, causing the door to come off the hinges. The victim did not show any signs of battery. The officer located the suspect a few days later, who said he did argue with her, but nothing was physical. He said the window was broken when he was removing some poles in the yard, and the door had been already broken when he moved in. The case was forwarded to the District Attorney for charges.

A victim in the 1200 block of N. Main reported finding holes in a window that could be caused by a BB gun. The officer checked the holes, and it did appear the holes were made by a BB or pellet gun. The damage was estimated at $150.

A victim in the 500 block of Sixth St. reported finding thorns in her tires and believing someone had purposely stuck the thorns in the tires. The officer checked the tires and did find thorns in the tires. The thorns did not appear to be intentionally placed, and it looked as if the vehicle had driven over the thorns.

September 7

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Park Street for criminal damage to a vehicle. The officer noticed where eggs were thrown at the car. The victim said this was the second time this incident has occurred with the same vehicle. No suspects at this time.

An officer dispatched to a gas station on S. Highway 85 for the theft of a jack. The male suspect said someone took his jack. Security video was viewed, but it did not show who might've taken the jack.