The Socorro County Sheriff’s Department is inside the county courthouse.

The following items were taken from reports at the Socorro County Sheriff’s office

Mar. 3

A deputy was dispatched at 2:30 p.m. to Pilar in reference to a juvenile fighting with foster parents. The victim said her foster child was fighting with her and had a piece of glass and was cutting herself with it. Her husband had to hold down the child while she forced the glass out of the child’s hand. The minor had numerous superficial cuts on both arms; around the wrist and forearm area. The minor was calmed down and was taken into custody by CYFD.

Mar. 4

A deputy met with a CYFD worker at 9 a.m. in Veguita after being called about a welfare check at an address on Adobe Road. The mother had denied entrance to the house every time the officers came to check on the child’s condition. On this occasion, they proceeded to the home and made contact with the mother of the child. She was very irate and argued with everything that was said, telling the officers to “try me” and “test me.” She was very uncooperative with CYFD when they tried to get her to sign a safety plan for the placement of the child. Due to her not signing the safety plan the child was placed into state custody with certified foster parents. She was taken by the CYFD officer and transported to the CYFD office in Los Lunas.

Mar. 5

An officer responded at 10 a.m. to a call of contraband found in the Socorro County Detention Center. The administrator said SCDC accepted an inmate from the Sierra County Sheriff’s office for incarceration. The suspect had been arrested in T or C on a charge of harboring a fugitive and was transported the night before to Socorro due to the lack of facilities in Sierra County. An x-ray scan, as part of the booking process, revealed a foreign object in his colon-rectal area, and he was placed in a “dry cell” in order to prevent him from passing the object unnoticed. At around 3:45 a.m. the suspect told the officers on duty that he needed to be escorted to a restroom. Per procedure, one officer searched the cell while another officer watched the suspect who was caught putting something in his mouth. When he was ordered to spit it out, he attempted to run but was taken to the floor. A plastic bag was pulled from his mouth, and he was x-ray scanned again. The object seen earlier was no longer inside him. The Sheriff’s deputy took possession of the plastic bag and found that it contained approximately three grams of what looked like, and field-tested positive for, black tar heroin, and more than 40 counterfeit Oxycodone hydrochloride tablets, which field-tested positive for fentanyl.

An officer on routine patrol at 3 p.m. overheard a Socorro city police officer asking if any Sheriff’s Department deputies were available to assist with an incident on South Fifth Street. Several officers were surrounding a blue Ford SUV which had crashed into a fire hydrant and it was learned the driver, who was refusing to exit the vehicle, had attempted to run someone over. Several officers attempted to speak to the driver but he continued refusing to get out of his car. Officers got on both sides of the SUV and as the Sheriff and a deputy began breaking the windows, the suspect pulled forward and backward several times, striking another city police vehicle and the fire hydrant again. A tire deflation device was placed behind the SUV, which deflated the rear tires. The suspect came to a stop and officers approached the SUV and pulled him out. After he was removed from the vehicle and placed in handcuffs, an ambulance arrived to check on him. Several taser prongs were removed and he was transported to the Socorro General Hospital.

Mar. 6

A deputy was dispatched at 8 a.m. to Twining Road in reference to criminal damage to a house, reported by a neighbor who lived in the area. The officer was shown the house which was completely gutted from the ground up and appeared to be a total loss. The neighbor stated that the house was valued at $300,000. The officer also noticed that a white van had been pushed off the edge of a cliff near the residence. No suspects at this time.

A deputy was dispatched at 9:38 p.m. to mile marker 150 on Interstate 25 northbound in reference to road rage. The victim said there was a red car following him on Highway 380 speeding up and slowing down. After getting onto the interstate, at around mile marker 149 someone threw a bottle out of the red car striking his windshield. The red car was not found and the victim wanted a report on the matter.