Socorro Police Department

Socorro Police Department blotter

August 10

An officer had a vehicle towed from the vacant lot at Sixth Street and Wal Street that did not have a license plate.

August 17

An officer was called about a suspect at Walmart known to have a valid warrant. When the officer was just getting to the parking lot, the suspect was leaving in a gold-colored vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over and a check with NCIC confirmed the warrant. The suspect was placed under arrest. The children in the car were turned over to the mother, who also took the vehicle. The suspect was incarcerated at the SCDC.

August 18

A complainant reported his daughter had run away sometime during the night. He told police a neighbor thought they had seen the juvenile leaving this morning wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts with a black backpack. The complainant said the daughter is always with a guy, and also with a female, but is unsure where either of them lives. He named the two people, and the officer gathered all information and entered the suspect into NCIC. The officer also collected a letter that was left for her father. Later, an officer was dispatched to McDonalds concerning the missing juvenile. The father advised the officer a female had brought his daughter back to him. The officer made contact with the youth, who was crying and appeared to be suicidal. She was transported to Socorro General Hospital for a mental evaluation.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Calle Bonita on a report of a domestic where a female had been battered. When she was interviewed she said nothing had happened. The officer noticed three children in the residence, and the female's mother was called to care for the children. An ambulance was called for the female. She was transported to Socorro General Hospital, and the children were cared for by the grandmother.

An officer responded to a call about a missing male juvenile. The juvenile had not returned home all night. Later the officer was dispatched to a location where he was seen and had run from his parents. He was located later by officers on a ditch bank. The juvenile was taken to the Socorro Police Department and later released to his parents.

A caller on Garfield reported having a previous conflict with a male and female who adopted her grandchildren. She said she tried to speak with the two and make peace, but was told to stay away from the couple. The female told her to stay away from them, or she would fight with her. The officer met with the male and female, who said the caller had walked up behind them and grabbed the female by the arm. The two turned around and were told the parties needed to end the conflict. The female said she told the caller to stay away from them. The two parties were advised to have no further contact with each other.

August 19

The victim reported to police that he lost his wallet at an unknown location. The wallet held his driver's license, bank cards, and passport. He said he took care of the bank cards and passport.

A male suspect was picked up Walmart for having a valid warrant. He was booked into the SCDC.

A caller reported a theft at a business in the 1000 block of California St. The caller said the suspect was in the office and became upset at the staff. She left the building and removed an XM Satellite radio antenna from the side of the building and walked off with the antenna. The antenna was valued at $30. The suspect was located and charged with Larceny.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of Main Street on the report of a theft. The female suspect had left, but was located and detained by an officer. The suspect claimed she was looking for her child. Witnesses stated that she had been looking through the victim's vehicle and had taken some items. The suspect was Mirandized and agreed to talk with officers, admitting she took a shirt and an air pump from the vehicle. She was arrested. At the Police Department the officer met with a second victim who reported the suspect tried running him over with her car. He wanted charges filed. She was charged with Larceny, Burglary of a Vehicle, and Assault.

An officer stopped a male suspect at California and Baca for having a valid warrant, but prior to the encounter, the suspect tossed an object to the ground. The officer arrested the suspect and completed a search of the suspect, who was found in possession of narcotics. The officer also located the package that was thrown. The package contained syringes. The suspect was processed and later booked into the SCDC.

An officer was dispatched to Walmart for a previously trespassed male. The officer met with the manager who had the male in the office who had been legally trespassed. He was issued a non-traffic citation and allowed to leave.

August 20

Police were called to the 200 block of Manzanares for a female suspect trespassing on the property. The suspect had been arrested on the property the night before, and told officers she was looking for her son who, she claimed, had been injured. However, her son was known to be with the grandmother and safe. The suspect was under the influence and left the scene when officers advised her to so. While an officer was speaking with the landlord, the suspect returned. She was placed under arrest, and as she was being escorted to the police car, she attempted to run from the officers. The suspect was captured and placed in a patrol car. She was processed and booked into the SCDC.

A female victim in the 700 block of Lucero reported being struck by the suspect while at her grandmother's home. The victim stated she was staying with her grandmother when the female suspect came over and wanted the room in which she was staying. The victim did not move her belongings, and the suspect began throwing the victim's belongings out. The victim said she was picking up her items, and the suspect became angry and struck her and pulled her hair. The victim was able to get out of the home and get away. The suspect had left the home before police arrived. A criminal complaint for Battery was filed on the suspect.

A vehicle was pulled over on Highway 85 for a traffic infraction. The driver was wanted on a valid warrant, and she was arrested and incarcerated at the SCDC.

Police were called about the suspect getting into someone else's apartment in the 900 block of Walkway. The caller said the suspect asked him for tissue and was allowed in the home. But then he found her in his room taking some items. The caller said he only wanted the incident documented.

Officers met with a male at a residence on Park Street known to be wanted on warrants. The suspect was escorted outside, and as he was being seated in a police car, he kicked two officers. The suspect's warrants were confirmed, and the suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

An officer was called to a residence on Neel Street and noticed that a male subject was standing on a ladder and had a rope around his neck. EMTs advised the officer that the male was deceased. The officer spoke to a third party who said the victim always goes and sees his wife every morning, and when he did not show up this morning to see her, he went to check on him. He said he knocked on the door and did not get an answer, so he went around the side and saw him on a ladder hanging from a rope. OMI arrived on the scene and took possession of the body.

August 21

Police responded to Cottonwood Valley Charter School on a report of the theft of a seismometer. The victim said the seismic activity recording device was set up on the school campus. The device had a small solar panel and a transparent plastic box that contained the seismic recorder. The cost of the equipment was estimated at $1,000.

A female victim in the 900 block of Walkway reported that someone got into her vehicle and stole two new fishing poles and a bag used to hold fishing items. She said there were unknown subjects outside the apartment overnight, but she did not see who they were and whether the subjects were responsible for the theft. The victim added that there was a lot of traffic to other apartments in the complex.

A man arrived home in the 400 block of School of Mines Road to find someone had broken into his residence; stealing several possessions. Stolen items included a .45 1911 Colt handgun, a Toshiba laptop, a ratchet set, three wrench sets, a recorder, 70 Magic The Gathering game cards, and a jar of change from the home. The officer was shown a window that had been forced open with the name of a possible suspect written in pencil on the window sill. The victim was able to provide a serial number for the handgun. The handgun was Entered as stolen in NCIC. No suspects at time of report.

August 22

A caller in the 200 block of Mt. Carmel reported arriving home to find the neighbor’s front door forced open. The officer checked the home and noticed the front door had been forced open, damaging the frame and wall. The owner arrived, and he had his maintenance man with him. The repair cost for the damage was estimated at between $500 and $2,500. No witnesses were found in the area.

An officer on California Street spotted a male who was known to have a warrant for his arrest. The suspect was arrested and incarcerated at the SCDC on the warrant.

An officer was called to a residence in the 100 block of Peralta for a male suspect being aggressive towards the female victim. The suspect was detained, and the officer made contact with the victim next door. She told the officer the suspect was making threats to harm her, and she did feel threatened by him. A witness stated she also saw and heard the suspect make the threats. The suspect was arrested and later booked into the SCDC.

August 23

A woman reported that her son cut off his ankle monitor and ran away from home sometime during the night. She said he took with him his PlayStation, clothes, and his medications. The caller stated the suspect had tried to commit suicide two years ago and did not know where the suspect would be at this time. The officer contacted the JPPO officer, who confirmed the suspect cut off the monitor at 4:30 a.m. The JPPO officer also said a warrant was going to be issued for the suspect since he was on probation.

Police were called about the theft of electricity meters from homes and businesses in the 200 block of Manzanares. Socorro Electric Cooperative provided serial numbers for the four residential meters and two industrial meters. Theft declarations were obtained for the meters, which were entered NCIC as stolen. The officer checked the locations and did not see any cameras that would identify a possible suspect.

A woman contacted police about being harassed by two men. She was advised of a truck with two males parking in front of her home, then leaving. The victim stated she went work and noticed a gray Ford truck following her from the parking lot and around town. She then drove to a local barbershop and asked a friend to call her if the truck followed her when she left. She left, and she was called and told the truck left as she did. The victim said she was able to pull into a gas station and asked the two men why they were following her. They told her they were there to pick up the car for another female. She told them she paid for the car and to inform the other female to stop sending people for the car. When one male made a threat to kill the victim and began getting out of the car, the victim drove off. The truck passed her, and she was able to obtain a license plate for the vehicle. The plate was checked through NCIC and was shown to be a stolen plate. The victim called the original owner of the vehicle and was advised the vehicle had been paid for in full, but the owner could not urn over the title because of a title loan. The two males were not located.

An officer located a male subject in the 700 block of Loma Encantada lying by a vehicle. The officer checked on the male, who was not waking and called for an ambulance. Upon awakening, the male declined medical attention. The male appeared to be under the influence, and it was not known how long he had been there. The male was determined to be at his home, and he was advised to lock his vehicle and not drive.

August 25

A caller reported an unknown male suspect was seen placing things into an ice chest and then walking to the garden center and throwing the items over the fence. Then, a black vehicle drove up, and another person took possession of the items. The male was not identified.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of El Camino Real for a fight. At the scene, the male suspect said he had been in a fight with his dad. The suspect was transported back to his residence, and the officer spoke with the victim who said the suspect was arguing with his mother and then attacked him. The victim said he was hit with a bat during the incident. The suspect and the victim were both checked out by EMT's and released. The suspect was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer stopped a vehicle on California Street for a traffic infraction and noticed a male passenger who had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Officers were called to the scene a structure fire in the 100 block of Church Street and arrived with fire personnel. The fire was in an office building, and flames could be seen in a room. The fire was extinguished and the office was inspected. An officer located broken glass on the floor, and the fire was determined to be intentional. The fire investigator was called in, and the scene was secured until the investigator arrived. The scene was turned over to the investigator. The next day, August 26, a bottle with a rag was found in a park near the office building. The bottle was collected as evidence and later turned over to the fire investigator.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Neel on a harassment report. The officer was advised by the female caller a male threatened her son with a bar. She said she thought her son was going to be hit by him. The officer knocked at the residence but no one came to the door. He was charged with Aggravated Assault.

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Neel for a male who needed to be removed. An officer met with the father, who advised his son was acting crazy and told officers his son had battered him. Officers were let into the residence, and the male was placed into handcuffs. He was transported to Socorro County Detention Center where he was incarcerated.

August 26

A woman reported to an officer that she had was leaving to pick up her daughter from her ex-boyfriend’s house, and as she was leaving, he punched her tail light. She also showed the officer a text message sent to him that he had broken her tail light. The suspect texted that if she brought her car back, he would fix it. The suspect also texted her, saying he had cut his hand. The victim said she wanted to pursue charges on him.

Officers on Second and Ivy had a search warrant in hand for the suspect’s vehicle and were en route when the male suspect’s vehicle was noticed coming out of a driveway. Officers followed the car down Ivy headed west and turned right onto 2nd Street. The suspect’s vehicle turned left headed towards Otero St. and then onto NE Frontage Road where the vehicle was pulled over near North Melody Loop. The suspect was told there was a search warrant for his vehicle and was asked if he had any narcotics in the vehicle. He told the officer he did not have any drugs in the vehicle. The officer then asked the suspect if he had anything on his person, or any weapons, before he was patted down. The suspect said he had drugs, reached into his right pocket, and pulled out a baggie with a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. The suspect also confirmed it was methamphetamine. The suspect was asked if he had anything else, and he said he had cash and pulled out some money from his left pocket and a cell phone. His vehicle was searched, and nothing was located. A female passenger known to have a warrant was also in the car, and she was arrested on the warrant. She was also in possession of heroin. The suspected methamphetamine was field-tested and was positive for meth. Both suspects were charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

August 27

A caller on Tierra Bonita reported that the suspect sent messages to her admitting to sexual contact with the victim, who is a juvenile. The caller said the suspect asked her not to say anything about the incident. The caller said the victim lived with another family member. The officer met with the guardian of the victim, who said she was aware of the Facebook messages, but none involved the victim.

An officer was on patrol in the 1000 block of California and noticed ATM wires had been removed. Also, while looking, the officer saw water running at a gas station. The officer was able to contact a manager who allowed the officer to review the video. The male was identified and was located down the street, and admitted to leaving water running and taking wires off of the ATM. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was called to Socorro High School to meet with parents and the victim. The victim advised three other female students attacked her in a hallway. The victim said she could not identify the female suspects. The officer was advised the video of the area where the incident occurred showed two female students walk into the area and exit through a different area of a band room. The victim was in the area and later left the area to report to a staff member. No other students were seen in the area.