Socorro Police Department

The following items were taken from reports at the Socorro Police Department

May 29

•A man on Maria Montano Road reported he shot one of the dogs that were in his yard killing his chickens. The victim showed officers the chickens were caged in and blood on the front porch from the dead chickens. The dog was recovered from his property. The officer attempted to locate the owner of the dogs, but he was not home. The officer did see several loose dogs in the yard and one with blood on the dog’s face. The owner was contacted by phone and advised of the incident. The owner was advised to contact animal control.

May 31

•Officers were dispatched to a local vacant motel on California Street. Officers found broken windows and several items in the rooms. A man was found in one of the rooms. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

June 1

•Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Meek Street for a shots fired call. The victim said she was inside her home and heard gunshots. She said her residence smelled of gas and officers were able to see the gas stove was hit with a bullet. Several shell casings were found and officers were able to see two exit holes in the residence and one bullet. A security camera video of the incident showed a tall man wearing a white shirt walk to the side of the residence then followed by muzzle blasts. The officer did not locate the man in the video.

•A caller reported someone had broken into an RV parked on private property in the 1100 block of N. California St. The officer was shown a brick used to break the glass to gain entry. Items in the inside of the RV had been rummaged through and the bed appeared to have been slept in. The caller estimated the damage to the window at $285. The officer viewed the security camera video of the incident but was not able to identify the suspect.

•A caller in the 100 block of Sixth Street told an officer a man was taking tires and rims from his vehicle. The officer met with the caller who said he purchased the tires and rims from another man, who claimed he was the owner of the car. The officer attempted to locate the man who sold the tires and rims, but he could not. The vehicle plate was checked and the owner was identified but was not the person who sold the tires and rims. The man did not take the tires and rims.

•An officer was dispatched to Luna Tires on California Street for a breaking and entering. The officer saw the damage to the door and entrance into the business. A cash register with money inside was missing, and a camera. The officer was shown a security camera video of two men who had broken into the business. A short time after the two male suspects were located. The suspects told the officer the cash register was in a motel room. Consent was given to search the room and the register was recovered. Both suspects were arrested and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

•A woman reported a female suspect took money from her home in the 600 block of Dolores. She told the officer the suspect was the only other person who knew where the money was. She said $3,000 of $5,000 was taken. The officer attempted to locate the female suspect at her home. The victim later called and said there an additional $500 were missing. The officer later located the suspect, who denied taking the money or being at the home. There were no witnesses to the theft. No charges have been filed at this time.

•Officers were called to a home in the 500 block of Manzanares for a couple fighting, during which the woman may have stabbed the man. The officers arrived and found the man and woman on the ground, fighting. The two were separated and placed in handcuffs. The man had signs of being cut with a knife. He said the woman chased him out of the home, threatening to kill him, then the two went to the ground and he held her down. The woman told another officer the man held her in a room overnight, not allowing her to leave. She said she was struck with a glass while at the home. The two then exited and began to struggle. She said he gave her the knife and told her to stab him. Neighbors told police he was holding the woman down and hitting her, yelling that she stabbed him. Both the man and woman were arrested. The officer completed an inventory of a backpack found outside. During a check of the backpack the officer located drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and heroin. Both suspects were processed and later booked into the SCDC.

June 2

•An officer was dispatched to El Camino Restaurant for a possible drug transaction. The officer met with a woman in a vehicle who was putting items in her bra. The officer was given consent to search the vehicle and found narcotics. The woman was arrested, her vehicle towed and she was incarcerated the at Socorro County Detention Center.

June 3

•Police received a call about a possible scam. A woman received a check in the mail that said it was a promotion from Walmart. It came with a letter of instructions. The officer believed the check and letter were an attempt to scam the victim into cashing the check. The officer advised the caller not to cash the check and notify the sender the police were called.

•An officer was called to Walmart for a woman refusing to wear a face covering while in the store. When the officer told her she must wear a face covering, she refused. She was escorted outside and was given a trespass citation from the store, verbally by the officer but refused to sign a trespass form. She used vulgar language and a man walking past asked the suspect to mind her manners. She cursed at him, and he told the officer he felt threatened by the woman. A second customer heard the suspect cursing and reminded her she had children with her. The officer placed the suspect under arrest. She calmed down and was issued non-traffic citations to appear in court.

June 4

•An officer was dispatched to the 7-Eleven gas station to take a report of a man who said another man had punched his window, causing it to shatter. The officer was able to view a video of the incident where the suspect walked up to the victim’s vehicle and punch the window. The victim grabs something from the vehicle and words are exchanged. The victim said there were three witnesses who will write statements.

•An officer was called to the 700 block of Bursum for a domestic dispute. The victim told the officer that his roommate of nine years had two knives and was threatening to kill him. The officer met with the other male who refused to exit the apartment when told to do so. The officer drew his department-issued Taser and ordered the man out. The suspect complied and was given orders to place his hands on the patrol vehicle. As the officer was placing handcuffs on him, he pulled away. The suspect was taken to the ground and another officer assisted in placing him into custody. He was taken for medical treatment and then incarcerated at the SCDC on charges of aggravated domestic and resisting arrest.