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Socorro Police Department

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

Dec. 3

An officer was dispatched at 5:07 p.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Nicholas St. for a break-in. The homeowner showed the officer where the suspect gained access to the residence. The officer located a handprint but it was smeared and the officer was unable to lift the print. Two items were missing from the residence. The officer advised the homeowner to get security lights to try and deter future break-ins.

An officer was called at 12:25 a.m. to Socorro General Hospital for an incident with a child. The ambulance staff said they were dispatched to a residence on El Camino Real and when they arrived, they found a child that was not responsive with CPR being completed by a witness and a dose of Narcan being administered. The child was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The officer met with the suspect who said she had done narcotics the night before and the child may have got a hold of residue that was in the room. The suspect said the child was unresponsive and the witness performed CPR and administered Narcan. The suspect was arrested and processed and booked into the SCDC. The officer completed a search warrant for the home. In the suspect’s bedroom was paraphernalia with drug residue. The officers were able to interview the witness who said she saw the suspect outside with the child and was arguing with another female when the child became unresponsive. The witness had the suspect put the child down and noticed the child was blue and not breathing. The witness did not locate a heartbeat and began CPR and administered Narcan.

Dec. 4

An officer was dispatched at 10:45 p.m. to Economy Inn for a possible gunshot. The officer arrived and met with a male who had his foot in a plastic bag. The male told officers he shot himself in the foot. Later he said someone else shot him, but he was not a snitch and was not going to tell who shot him.

An officer met with animal control at 10 a.m. and recovered a dog trap that was set across the street but was now in the yard of a residence on Memory Lane. The officer contacted the homeowner who stated he did not know where the cage came from as he was out at the bar all night.

Dec. 5

An officer was called at 9:22 a.m. to the 100 block of McCutcheon for someone breaking the windows of a vehicle. The officer arrived and saw the suspect leaving in a vehicle. The suspect was contacted and said she was looking for her boyfriend at her mother’s home, but no one answered the door, so she proceeded to smash the windows on her mother’s car. The officer met with the victim, who said there had been a party at the home, and this morning her daughter came over banging on the door. When the door was not answered, the daughter was seen breaking windows and police were called. The suspect was arrested.

Dec. 6

An officer was dispatched at 10:36 a.m. to a residence on Faulkner Road for a larceny of a firearm. The officer met with the victim who said she was actually missing 28 guns. The officer was shown two safes that had contained several firearms. The officer saw that the combinations to the safes were written right on the top of the safes. The victim said she did not have any information on the missing firearms. Officer did not see any signs of forced entry into the residence.

An officer was called at 2 p.m. to Sarracino Middle School for a student who was found with marijuana. The staff member said a teacher’s phone was missing so the students were removed from the class. The staff went through the students’ backpacks and located a cigarette box with a small amount of marijuana. The parents were called and advised of the incident. The incident was documented and forwarded to JPPO.

An officer was dispatched at 10:28 p.m. to an apartment on Walkway where the victim female said she left her car running and ran back inside to get some baby clothing. When she came back out the car was missing. A theft declaration was signed, and the vehicle was entered into NCIC as a stolen motor vehicle.

Dec. 7

A victim in the 200 block of Second Street reported that the suspect was continually harassing her and her children. She said that he was standing on the property line and throwing beer cans at her vehicle. The suspect has also been shining a light into her home at night. The suspect already has one pending case with the victim.

Dec. 8

An officer pulled over a driver on Highway 85 for a traffic violation. An NCIC check showed the suspect had a suspended/revoked license with arrest pursuant. The officer was standing at the driver’s door waiting for the suspect to provide insurance and registration and noticed a plastic baggie with several pills that were identified as a controlled substances. The suspect was placed under arrest. The officer recovered the pills and gained consent to search the car. No other illegal substances were found. The suspect’s vehicle was towed, and the suspect was booked into the SCDC on the charges,

A victim reported being notified of someone attempting to obtain unemployment benefits using the victim’s information. The victim said she was recently notified that the suspect was able to obtain $6,000 of her unemployment benefits. The victim was not provided with where the payments were sent or the identity of the suspect. At this time the incident was documented.

Officers were called at 4:45 p.m. to Socorro Electric Cooperative for a report and met with the caller who said a female came into the co-op upset after her electricity was turned off for non-payment. The caller said the female was very aggressive and has been aggressive in the past with staff, even to the point of spitting on a manager. Another female paid her bill to have the power turned on. The suspect’s son stood near the door refusing to wear a face-covering as required by state mandate. Once police were notified, the suspect and her family began to leave. The suspect made a threat to the cashier that she would find out who she was and where she lives and if the suspect sees the victim crossing the roadway, she would run her over. The threat concerned the victim and the caller due to the aggressiveness of the suspect. The staff asked that the suspect be contacted and told not to return to the business in person and to handle any of her business and payments online or by phone. The suspect was contacted, and she claimed the cashier made a rude comment that set her off. The suspect agreed to have her son go in and make future payments.

Dec. 9

Officers were called at 8:04 p.m. to a home in the 400 block of Bullock Blvd. for a domestic. Officers met with the caller, who said he was called to the home where the victim and suspect were arguing and separated the two. The officer met with the victim who said he asked the suspect what was for dinner and she told him what she made. The victim did not want what was made, so the suspect made him a sandwich and threw it at him. The victim then went to another room with the suspect following. The victim said she was upset and struck him several times on the head and face. The victim admitted to striking her in self-defense. The officer met with the suspect who said she did throw a sandwich at him and walked to another room with him following her. She said she was upset over the victim following her and struck him several times before he struck back. The suspect was seen by ambulance staff. The suspect was arrested and booked into the SCDC.

A victim in the 200 block of Tamarack Street reported hearing a noise on his porch and then hearing an engine start. He said he keeps his mini motorcycle on the porch and when he exited the home he saw a female subject leaving the yard on his mini-bike. The officer checked the area and did not locate the motorcycle or suspect. Charges are pending.

Dec. 11

An officer was dispatched at 2 p.m. to a residence on Ivy Street to take a report from a female who said all of her accounts had been hacked. She noticed that her playlist on YouTube was different and that someone had sent a message to her saying her account was hacked. No money was taken. A report on the incident was made.

Dec. 12

A caller in the 500 block of N. Sixth Street reported that the victim had gone into the bathroom and fallen over. The caller said the victim was not breathing. The caller told the officers the victim has not eaten in weeks and has been drinking liquor. The ambulance staff arrived and did not find a pulse. The officers called for OMI officials. The scene was processed, and the victim was removed.

Dec. 13

A woman who had a valid arrest warrant and had been trespassed from Walmart previously was arrested after being at the store again. A search turned up illegal narcotics in her possession. She was booked into SCDC and the evidence was logged at the police department.

A victim in the 1100 block of Cassidy reported that the suspect’s dogs came to the victim’s yard and attacked two of the victim’s dogs. The dogs had minor injuries. The officer was advised that the owner of the dogs was not home and had been out of town for a few weeks. The suspect’s dogs were taken to the Animal Shelter by animal control.

Dec. 14

A victim on Gibson Circle reported at 1:36 p.m. that she was picking up her child from the suspect when he began hitting her. The victim did have a torn shirt and scratches, along with her hair being a mess. She said the suspect also took their small child and left. The officer staffed the case with the District Attorney’s office. Charges were filed on the suspect and an SCI report was made with CYFD.

Officers were called at 1:48 p.m. to Parkview Elementary School for a possible bomb threat. The staff said they were advised of a written threat found in the bathroom. The officer had the school evacuated and a check of the school was done. No device was located. The officers interviewed the students who located the written threat, and their parents. No one was identified as the suspect who wrote the note.

Dec. 16

An officer was called at 3:30 p.m. to a home in the 1100 block of Chaparral Drive for a fight between two males. At the scene, the victim stated his boyfriend hit him in the face. The officer noticed signs of battery on the victim. The officer met with the suspect, who stated he is unsure of how the victim sustained an injury, but possibly it was from him tripping over a dog and landing on the victim. The officer determined the suspect was the aggressor and placed him under arrest and transported him to the Socorro County Detention Center.

Officers were called to a home in the 1100 block of Chaparral Drive for a domestic. Officer met with a male who said he and the victim were in a verbal argument, but no physical violence took place, and the female victim left. The officer located the victim walking. She said there was a verbal argument that occurred but concurred that no physical violence took place. The female arrived at the Police Department a while later and told officers the suspect slapped her several times and choked her during the argument. She said she tried to leave but was pulled back into the home by the suspect. The victim admitted she did slap the suspect to get away from him and then left the home. The victim was declining to press charges.

An officer was called to an apartment on El Camino Real for an unresponsive male. The officer met with the reporting person who took the officer to where the male was in the apartment. EMS arrived shortly after and checked the male and informed the officer the male was deceased. OMI arrived and photographed the scene and secured the male for Daniels Funeral Home.

Dec. 17

An officer was dispatched at 11:50 p.m. to a vehicle crash at Highway 60 and Spring Street where a vehicle had been hit from the back. A female in the vehicle said she was hit by another car and gave a description of the male who was in the other vehicle and had left the area. The officer located the male a short time later and was taken back to the area. The officer ran the vehicle the male was in and it came back as stolen. The suspect was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 1:18 p.m. to the 100 block of Manzanares for a vehicle that had been stolen. The victim told the officer she was about to leave for lunch and her vehicle was gone. The officer viewed the video with the vehicle gone at about 12:21 p.m. The officer was advised of a suspect arrested in a stolen vehicle and interviewed the suspect at the SCDC. The suspect said he was there when another male took the victim’s car. The male said he heard the suspect say he was going to take the car to Los Lunas and leave at one of two locations. The male provided the names and nicknames of the male suspect. The officer notified the Valencia County Sheriffs Department which did locate the stolen car and engaged in a pursuit that ended in a crash. The driver fled on foot and was not located.

Dec. 18

An officer was patrolling at 8:34 p.m. and noticed a male near a bridge. The male said he was going to jump off the bridge and kill himself. The officer was able to have the male start walking toward him, but he stopped and told the officer to kill him and then walked back towards the bridge. The officer was able to grab him and place him in handcuffs. He was being secured in the rear of the unit and was kicking and head-butting the officer. He was taken to Socorro General Hospital where he was admitted for a mental evaluation.

Dec. 19

An officer was called at 5:23 p.m. to speak with a male suspect, who was waiting at the cemetery and wanted an officer to come shoot him. The officer was able to contact him via cell phone. The male was asked to come to Socorro Police Department for safety concerns. The officer was able to meet with him and he was taken to Socorro General Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Dec. 20

A caller reported at 7:30 p.m. locating a small baggie with a crystal substance in the 100 block of Bullock Blvd. The officer asked if the surveillance system was working. The caller said it was not at the time. The baggie and narcotics were turned over to police and logged as evidence.

Dec. 21

An officer followed up on a CPS report of a child born in Albuquerque. The child was born addicted to narcotics and the mother has stopped visiting the child in the hospital. The officer went to a grandmother’s home in Socorro. The grandmother has not seen or heard from her granddaughter and does not know where she is staying.

Dec. 22

A caller in the 700 block of Sunset Street reported seeing a gray hatchback back into a neighbor’s driveway. A female was seen exiting the car and taking two packages from the victim’s porch and leaving. The witness was able to obtain a license plate for the car. The officer spoke to the victim by phone who valued the packages at $100. The officer located the vehicle two days later. The occupant of the car claimed she left the vehicle with her children and was not in town on the day of the theft. The female in the car did not match the description of the suspect on the day of the theft.

Dec. 23

Officers assisting the Socorro County Sheriff’s Department on a vehicle crash located the crash site and a male subject standing by the crashed vehicle. The officers escorted the male to a police car and asked the male to have a seat until the investigation agency arrived. The male subject became combative and refused officers’ commands, pushing past officers and striking an officer on the chin. The suspect was restrained and taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs. The suspect was turned over to SCSO.