Socorro Police Department

August 3

• A female shoplifter at Walmart was detained along with her small child. The officer arrived and escorted both mother and child an office and noticed the suspect’s child had a backpack. The officer checked the child’s backpack and found the stolen merchandise. The officer also found narcotics in a first aid kit. The suspect was left in the office with the staff and when the officer returned the narcotics were missing. A review of security video showed the mother speaking with the child and saw the child obtain the package the narcotics were in and hand it to the suspect. She placed the narcotics with the child who then exited the store. The officer recovered the wallet and the narcotics. The suspect was arrested and later booked into the SCDC on charges.

• Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Alta Vista for a male who was being aggressive. The victim told the officers she was trying to call 911 and the suspect took the phone from her. The male was arrested and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

• An officer called to Bullock for family members arguing because the female suspect was trying to take the children from the home in bad weather, and had no place to take them. This was listed as the reason for the fight. The officer met with the suspect's sister who stated she was struck by the suspect during the incident. Officer did see marks on the victim. The suspect was also said to be using drugs. The officer noted that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic. She admitted to using marijuana and later to using methamphetamine. The officer advised her the children were going to be placed with one of her sisters for a few days until CYFD could contact her. The suspect was escorted from the scene, but not before the officer searched her backpack and found a glass pipe with drug residue. The pipe was taken as evidence and the residue tested positive for methamphetamine. The pipe will be sent to the lab for testing. A CYFD report was called in.

August 4

• An officer was called to Walmart where a shoplifter had run out of the store and fled on foot. He was found hiding in some weeds and was detained. The complainant told the officer he had been caught stealing liquor from the store over several days, totaling $171 worth. The suspect was cited and trespassed from the store. He was later released.

• An officer was dispatched to EconoLodge for a male trying to start a fight with others. The male was highly intoxicated and could not care for himself. The officer arrested him and he was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

• A shoplifter was reported at John Brooks and the male had started running down the street. He had stolen a Four Loco and Camo Black Extra and was trying to drink them both as he ran. The officer found and stopped him and he was filed on for shoplifting.

• An officer was dispatched to Circle K for the removal of an intoxicated male. The officer met with the store manager who said the male who would not leave. When the officer asked him to leave he refused. He was into handcuffs and placed in the rear of a unit. While getting him out at Socorro Police Department the suspect spit on the officer. The male was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

August 5

• A woman in the 500 block of Calle Bonita reported that when she went to check on her property she found several windows broken on the home. Once inside she saw that her washer and dryer were gone, along with her stove and water heater. Also the motor for the furnace. She stated she has not been to the home for about one month and does not know who could have entered the property. At this time there are no suspects.

• An officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 60 for a traffic infraction. The driver was run through NIC which showed she had valid warrant. She was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

• An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of South Second Street residence for a break-in. Three doors and a garage door were damaged during the incident and a suitcase, tolls and miscellaneous items were taken. The officer was aware of a possible suspect who had been caught breaking into the home and was recently released with an ankle monitor. The officer requested the GPS signals for the monitor which showed the suspect being on the property of the victim. The officer obtained an arrest warrant for suspect, who was later arrested on the warrant.

• An officer was dispatched to Magistrate Court to arrest a male on a warrant. The suspect was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

• A woman came to the Police Department to report that her son had been hitting her while she was driving down the street. The officer located the male who was arrested and taken to Socorro General hospital for medical clearance and then to Socorro County Detention Center.

• An officer was provided with a warrant from Magistrate Court for a suspect who was in custody. The suspect was served with the warrant at the SCDC.

August 6

• A female victim on School of Mines called police about being defrauded. She said a person cashed a check by signing John Crowl on a check that was issued by CITI Bank. She had received the checks in the mail because she has a credit card with CITI Bank. The victim said she did not use the checks but somehow someone obtained one of the checks and signed the check and obtained money in the amount of $6,300. She said she contacted the fraud department at CITI Bank to file a fraud report. The officer obtained a copy of the check and the investigation is open.

• An officer was dispatched to the Flea Market property for a man damaging property. The caller told the officer that he picked up a rock and broke an electric meter then walked off. The officer located the suspect who was aggressive and not listening to the officer. The suspect continued to walk away from the officer and was not located again. Socorro Electric Co-op valued the meter at $180 and a tampering fee of $250 was also assessed. Charges are pending in the case.

• Officers were called to Sixth and Baca on a report of a man throwing rocks at cars. The suspect was located and detained. An officer met with the victim who said the suspect threw a rock at her windshield as she was passing by him. Although the officer did not see any damage to her car, the suspect was arrested and booked into the SCDC.

• An officer was called to the Probation and Parole Office for a female suspect with an arrest order. The suspect was present and was arrested and incarcerated.

• A caller reported a theft at Bubble Machine laundromat. The suspect was in the laundromat and took a neon sign that read “OPEN.” The caller told the officer he wanted the sign returned and no charges would be filed. The suspect was located and sign recovered. The suspect was advised to never return to the laundromat.

• A woman in the 400 block of Terry St. reported that the male suspect arrived at the home while she had friends over. She said he then got mad and damaged her vehicle's windshield and cut holes in two tires. The officer was not able to find the holes in the tires but did see the damage done to the windshield. The male suspect called the police and in his defense said he did go to the victim’s home to pick up a package, and as he was leaving she drove up behind him trying to hit him with her car. He admitted to picking up a rock to defend himself and threw it when tried to hit him.

• A male subject was picked up on Manzanares for having a valid warrant.He was placed under arrest and booked into the SCDC.

• A victim in the 300 block of Mt. Carmel reported someone stole a blue 49 CC moped scooter from the yard of her home. The victim said she still had the keys so the suspect would have had to push the scooter out of the yard. At this time there are no suspects.

August 7

• An officer was called to a home in the 600 block of Nicholas for an argument with her boyfriend that started over a bathtub being overfilled. During the incident, the boyfriend pushed her. She pushed him back and then he left. The female did not have any injuries. The officer met with the male who admitted the argument had occurred and he did push her and she pushed him back. He said he left after the incident. Neither party was injured. The report will be sent to the District Attorney for any charges. No charges were filed.

• A homeowner in the 400 block of Nicholas reported that the suspect was hired to do work on her home. She said on June 8 that he was able to get a hold of her bank card and withdraw $200 from her account without her permission. The victim was able to get her card back and changed her account information. She stated she recently purchased material for the suspect to fix the floor in the home, but he took the material back to the store and exchanged it for money without letting her know. The items were valued at $87. The victim asked that charges be filed in the case. The officer has attempted to locate the suspect but was not able to locate him for a statement at time of report.

• An officer was called to a fight on Texas Avenue. At the scene, one of the subjects fighting was recognized by the office as having a valid arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC.

• An officer in the area of Grant and Garfield Officer came into contact with a female suspect for having valid warrants. The suspect provided her information and two arrest warrants were confirmed. She was arrested and asked if she had any illegal items. The suspect provided several syringes and a baggie with methamphetamine. She was taken to the Police Department for processing and the methamphetamine was field tested and showed positive for the drug. The suspect was booked into SCDC.

• Police were called to the 1100 block of California for a suspicious male who was in a red truck. The officer observed the vehicle leaving the area and completed a traffic stop. The juvenile suspect told the officer he was just hanging out in the area. During the contact the suspect showed signs of being under the influence. An assisting officer arrived and had the suspect complete field sobriety tests. The suspect was determined to be under the influence of a possible narcotic. He was arrested advised of implied consent and agreed to a blood test at the hospital for the blood draw. The blood draw was not able to be completed due to an expired blood kit. He was taken back to the Police Department and cited for traffic violations and then released to his mother. The vehicle was towed.

August 8

• An officer was called to a home in the 800 block of Spring Street for an argument. The female victim said she was arguing with the male suspect over their child's birthday and during the argument the suspect threatened her and she fell to the ground. The suspect then would not let her leave the apartment. The officer met with a witness who said she was outside the apartment and through the window saw the suspect push the victim to the ground. The officer met with the suspect said the two were arguing over their child's birthday, but insisted he did not touch her and nothing ever got physical. He added that the witness came knocking on the door and told them they were being too loud. The victim then left with the witness. The officer walked outside and noticed the window to the apartment was covered with both blinds and a curtain which would prevent the witness to see inside. Meeting with the victim once again, she admitted she was not hit or pushed and only tripped over items on the floor during the incident. She was allowed to leave and no arrest was made. The case was staffed with the DA's office and no charges were approved.

• A male subject reported that he had picked up a prescription at Walmart but left the prescription in the shopping cart before leaving the parking lot. He returned and the prescription was gone. The officer viewed the video of the incident and saw him leave and then place shopping cart in the cart return. A male and female arrived and pick up the basket and entered the store. The male and female did not appear to have taken anything from the basket on video. The basket appears empty as the two entered the store. The two were not identified.

• A woman reported that she received paperwork showing that a check was used at Walmart that was not authorized. She provided the officer with a receipt that showed the date and time. The officer reviewed the video that showed a female suspect using the check to purchase several items. The suspect was identified as a healthcare worker for the victim. She is seen signing for the transaction. Charges will be filed on suspect.

• A man in the 400 block of California reported that the suspect and the suspect’s mother were at his residence. When the suspect was asked to leave at the same time his mother left, he became upset and began hitting the victim. The officer did see signs of battery on him. The suspect had left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival and was not located at time of report. Charges are pending in the case.• Police responded to a breaking and entering report in the 1000 block of Lopezville where the victim said she left and locked the door. But upon returning she noticed the chain used to secure the door was not locked the same way as when she left. She checked the home and noticed a shelf knocked over and two doors open that had been closed. The victim said she found no items missing. At this time there are no suspects.

• A caller on Mariposa reported being contacted by her granddaughter who wanted to live with the grandmother due to the mother's boyfriend being in the home and using drugs and alcohol. The caller said that on August 2, the police were called to the mother's home due to the boyfriend being passed out in the bathroom. The boyfriend left before police arrived and the mother did advise the officer she did not want the boyfriend to return. The caller stated the granddaughter and other siblings did not want to be in the home anymore due to the boyfriend's drug use and arguing. The caller said her daughter contacted the caller and told her not to pick up her children and take them to the caller's home because if the caller did “there would be a problem.” The caller was advised that if the mother came for her child, the child would have to go with the mother, since the boyfriend was said to be removed from the home. A CYFD SCI report was filed.

• A vehicle was pulled over at Bullock and Leroy for an equipment violation. During the stop the suspect revealed that he might have a warrant. An NCIC check confirmed the warrant. The suspect was arrested and the vehicle towed from the scene.