Socorro Police Department

Socorro Police Department blotter

July 20

• An officer was dispatched to a residence on Sixth Street for a trespasser where a male suspect had broken into the home the night before. The officer located and arrested him and he was incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

• An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Annette on the report of an intoxicated female passed out in a driveway. The female had been dealt with earlier by another officer and she was placed into handcuffs and transported to Socorro Police Department. Once there she became sick and was transported to Socorro General Hospital. Charges were filed on her.

July 21

• An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Grant for criminal damage to property. A female showed the officer where her car window had been shattered and a brick on the floor. She said she did not know of anyone who could have wanted to damage her vehicle.

• Officers were called to Socorro General Hospital for a female who had been told to leave and refused to leave. She did leave when the officers arrived, but returned later in the evening. The officers were again called back to the hospital for the suspect acting out. She was observed by the officers yelling at the staff and demanding a blanket. The suspect was arrested and booked into the SCDC.

• An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Grant for a battery. On the way, the officer met with a male who was walking down the street with a pipe in his hand. He was detained and it was noticed he had a laceration to his head. At the scene the victim stated the male tried to hit him with the pipe, so he threw a piece of wood at him striking him in the head. The suspect was arrested and transported to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance then incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center. A short time later the officer was advised that narcotics were found on the male.

July 22

• A clerk at Smoker’s Discount on California reported that a female, who she had seen a few times, came into the store to buy something and handed the clerk a $100 bill. The clerk looked at the bill and told the female it was fake. The female then pulled out a $10 bill to pay for her purchase, and the clerk kept the $100 bill and called the police. The bill was tagged into evidence at the Socorro Police Department.

• A male complainant reported that he delivers merchandise to different stores and noticed a red truck everywhere he was driving and was not feeling safe. He said it was driven by a white male who was bald. The officer did not see the vehicle in question while taking the report and asked the complainant if the male had threatened him. He said no, he was just at all his stops.

• An officer was called to Adult Probation and Parole and was handed an arrest order for a male suspect. He was placed under arrest and was incarcerated at the SCDC.

• Police answered a report where a man was shooting at chickens in the 200 block of Lincoln. The officer met with the victim who said she was washing her dishes and noticed her neighbor shooting at her chickens. She said he had just gone into his house right before officers arrived. The officer went to the suspect’s residence and asked what was going on with the neighbor’s chickens. He said he was tired of hearing them at 4 a.m. and admitted to trying to shoot the rooster. The officer asked the victim what she wanted to do and she did not want any charges filed. The suspect was told to stop and to not do it again.

• A woman in the 1000 block of Lopezville Road reported that she has only been renting the residence for a few days, and when she arrived home today she noticed someone had gotten into her house. She said she had looked around her house and noticed she was missing her red Nikon camera and a necklace with a cross. There are no suspects at this time.

July 23

• An officer met with the owner of apartments on McCutcheon who said he had placed a refrigerator in the hallway at an apartment and when he came back the refrigerator was missing. A tenant told the officer he had seen the refrigerator in the hall when he left and when he got back home at about 9:30 p.m. it was gone. He said he thought the landlord had placed the refrigerator in the other apartment.

• A caller in the 1000 block of Spring Street filed a report that she had put rat poison out on a dish and in the morning the dish was gone. The caller thought she needed the incident documented in case someone used the rat poison for something else.

• A female reported she was not able to find a gold necklace that is usually left on the night stand. She said she took the necklace off the night before and left it on the night stand and on the following morning the necklace was missing. She said the only other person in the home was her caregiver. The officer checked the home and then met with the caregiver who stated she saw the victim wearing the necklace on the previous day and assisted in looking for the necklace. The necklace has not been found. The supervisor of the caregiver said she was removing the caregiver and explained the victim had Alzheimer's, and had lost items before. The supervisor advised she would meet with the victim and check the home. At this time it is not known who took the necklace.

• A complainant reported that a person had gotten inside the fenced area of the public library which is locked at night. The suspect was caught on cameras in the area and was identified and questioned by the staff when they opened in the morning. The staff noticed the chain used to secure the gate was missing and the suspect was seen on the video putting the chain in his back pocket. The staff asked that the suspect be trespassed from the property. Officers later located the suspect and he was trespassed from the property. An officer met with a Probation and Parole officer who provided an arrest order for the suspect. The suspect was arrested and booked into the SCDC.

• A vehicle was pulled over on Second Street for a traffic infraction and the officer noted signs of intoxication on the driver. Field sobriety tests were administered and the suspect was arrested. The suspect was advised of the New Mexico implied consent warning and refused a breath test. He was given an opportunity to provide a breath sample and still declined, and the IR-8000 was timed out as a refusal. He was charged and booked into the SCDC.

July 24

• Officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of Lopezville for a possible breaking and entering. The victim said there was a chain securing the front door, but when she arrived home the chain was removed and the door was open. The lock was not cut and was in working order and the door did not appear to be pried open. The victim said she believed her ex-husband hired people to harass her but she could not prove it. She added that she was previously living with another female and was not feeling well, so she went to the doctor and completed a drug test which showed she was positive for narcotics. She said she does not use narcotics and confronted the roommate and accused her of dating her ex-husband and putting drugs in her food and drink. The victim said the roommate did not deny the accusations when confronted. At this time there are no suspects.

• Police were called to the scene of a fight at Walmart. The suspect told the officer she was in the check out line when she began arguing with the victim, and the two began to fight. An assisting officer met with the victim who confirmed the two were arguing, when the suspect approached her and struck her. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. The officer reviewed the video of the incident that showed the two arguing and the suspect striking the victim. The officer cited the suspect for battery.

• The suspect was contacted on a traffic stop on Sixth Street, and a NCIC check showed he had a valid arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested and later booked into the SCDC. A child in the car was released to a family member and the car was released to the registered owner.

July 25

• Police were notified of a male subject that had been engaged in suspicious activity at Walmart. He had left the store, but an officer spotted him and completed a traffic stop. A check with NCIC showed him to have valid warrants. He was arrested and the vehicle towed.

• A man came to the Police Department to report that somebody had created a web page about him and making false accusations about him. The victim said he was not aware of who created the site and had not actually seen the website himself. The officer searched on the internet and was not able to find any website about him. Then incident was documented.

• An officer contacted the suspect on Otero on a traffic stop. The suspect was known to have a valid warrant. He was arrested and booked into the SCDC.

• A woman learned of having unauthorized activity on her checking account. She provided the officer with copy of a transaction at Walmart she had not authorized, and the signature was not the victim’s. The officer went to Walmart and was able to view video of the transaction and identify the person who used the check. Charges were filed on the suspect.

• A female victim reported going into the restroom at Walmart and leaving her wallet in the stall. When she realized she didn’t have it with her she went back to the stall and it was gone. The officer reviewed video and noted several people entering and leaving the bathroom. None of the females were identified and none were seen leaving with the wallet. At this time there are no suspects.

• An officer pulled a vehicle over on Bagley for a traffic infraction and the driver looked under the influence. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken to Socorro General Hospital for a blood draw. The driver was released pending blood results.

July 26

• Officers were called to Calle Bonita for gun shots. At the scene, the caller reported hearing several gun shots, and finding a 9mm gun casing near his home. The officer was shown the bullet casing and collected the casing as evidence. No bullet holes were located in the area, and no other calls of a shooting were received.

• An officer was called to a home in the 1300 block of Lopezville to assist Probation and Parole officers. At the scene Suspect 1 admitted to the possession of a loaded syringe that was found near him. Suspect 2 was on Probation and Parole and was in violation of being in a home with narcotics and paraphernalia. Both suspects were arrested and booked into SCDC.

• A victim reported her cell phone stolen at the city swimming pool. She did not see anyone take the phone and did not have any information for the cell phone.

• Officers were called to a home in the 100 block of Granada for an argument. An officer located the suspect walking in the area and detained him. The suspect was upset and was not obeying orders and resisting officers. The officer met with the caller who said he had been yelling at her but did not hit her. The officer noted while speaking with the victim that the suspect was yelling and kicking the inside of the police car. He was arrested and later booked into the SCDC.

• An officer was flagged down by a man who said he has not seen his neighbor in a week. Officers entered the home through a window and found the female deceased. No signs of trauma were noticed. The OMI office was called and processed the scene and the deceased was taken to Daniels Funeral Home.

• Officers were called to a home on Granada for a male yelling and damaging property. On arrival, the suspect was seen yelling at passing cars and neighbors. The suspect was advised he was under arrest and began resisting officers while being escorted to the patrol car. The suspect was placed in a patrol car and later booked into the SCDC.

July 27

• A man shoplifted a bottle of mouthwash from Dollar Tree and left the store. The suspect was located and taken back to the store where he was cited and then trespassed from the store. The mouthwash was returned to the store to be destroyed, as it had already been opened.

• Officers were called to Burger King where a male was yelling at people and causing a disturbance. When police arrived the man fled and ran across the street, trying to go into the dance studio. Then, as the officers approached, the suspect ran again. He was seen reaching into his waistband and was ordered to the ground. He complied and was placed under arrest. He admitted that he was reaching for a knife he had in his pants. He was escorted him to the patrol car and secured. The officer met with a female in the dance studio who said she stopped him from coming in by telling him no, and closing the door. The suspect was taken to the police department for processing and a search incident to his arrest turned up a syringe and small amount of marijuana. The suspect was processed and booked into the SCDC.

• Officers called to the 1000 block of California for a male subject trying to steal a forklift. At the scene the female victim told the officer the suspect attempted to take the forklift, but in doing so, crashed it into her car. He then fled on foot. A witness came forward and told the officer he took a video of the whole thing. The officer was able to identify the suspect as being in custody for a separate incident just before the call of the crash. The suspect was later processed and booked into the SCDC.

• An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Fifth Street for fraud. The victim told the officer a man called saying he owed money. The officer advised the victim it was a fraudulent call and the caller used a false name.