socorro police department

Socorro Police Department

May 12

An officer responded at 9:10 a.m. to a report of an explosion. On arrival, the landfill supervisor told the officer he had two employees dumping the dumpster at the Purto Seguro, and one was operating the controls at the rear of the truck compacting the trash into the truck when an explosion happened. Officer was advised metal had gone into the worker’s eye and started a fire on the truck. The worker was sent to the hospital to be checked. The fire was put out and the driver attempted to drive the trash to the landfill but had to empty the trash in the middle of the road because it had started the fire again. The officer went back to Puerto Seguro and was advised there were still several other bottles in the trash can. They were taken as evidence. While at Puerto Seguro the officer learned that the tanks belonged to a female. The officer later met with the female who admitted the bottle was hers, but that she had sold the trailer to a male subject and the bottles were inside the trailer but doesn’t know who threw the bottles in the trash. The officer met with the male who said he had taken the bottles out of the trailer but never put them in the trash, although he did set them near the trash can with several pieces of property that belonged to the female so she could come and get them. The video did not show who threw the bottle inside the trash bin at time of report.

Officers called at 1:34 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of Leroy for someone violating an order of protection. The victim stated that the suspect arrived at the home uninvited, and began yelling that no other man was going to work on the home. The suspect, who was standing across the street claimed he was called to the home by the victim, asking that he stand by because she did not feel safe with another male in the home, and also to show the electrician which outlets were not working. The suspect was placed under arrest for the violation of the order. He was asked to show the officer the phone calls and messages from the victim asking the suspect to come to the home but he was not able to. The officers also spoke with the electrician who stated he did not have any contact with the suspect and was not shown any outlets in the home by him. The suspect was processed and booked into the SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 11:02 a.m. to Socorro Police Department to take a report, where a  female said her neighbor was in her yard and also in her vehicle. She said she had cameras in her yard but the cameras did not pick up her neighbor. Officer advised her a report would be made.

Officers were called at 6:21 p.m. to a residence on Bagley for a person not being allowed to leave. The officers arrived and met with the two females involved. The victim said she was in an argument with the suspect over a social media post the suspect posted, that she did not like. The two argued and the victim exited the home. The victim went back inside and saw the suspect lying in bed. The victim walked over to the suspect and she kicked the victim in the face, then stood up and began hitting her. The victim did show signs of battery. The victim said the suspect would not let her leave the home and was holding her against a wall by the neck. The victim said she had damaged a pack of cigarettes during the incident and the suspect wanted them replaced before the victim was going to be allowed to leave. The officer met with the suspect, who advised the argument was over the social media post that the victim did not respond to. The suspect claimed the victim hit her first so she defended herself. The suspect did admit she was not letting the victim leave until she replaced the cigarettes. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to the SPD for processing. The suspect was later booked into the SCDC.

May 13

An officer was dispatched at 10:35 a.m. to a residence in the 200 block of Fifth Street for children having several absences from school. The officer met with the mother and was allowed to see that the children were online and in school. The mother was advised to have the video up when attendance was being called or they would be marked absent. The mother said the children would use video for roll call.

An officer was dispatched at 8:25 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of Spring Street for a battery. Officer met with a female who had signs of battery. She told the officer she was at a male’s residence and when she tried to leave he became upset and tried to get her to stay. When she tried to leave again she was struck by the male. Officer called EMT to check on her but she denied any medical treatment. The officer did notice her to be under the influence of alcohol.

An officer was dispatched at 9:04 p.m. to a residence on S. California St. for a juvenile who was acting out. The mother told the officer she took her daughter’s phone away because she was in trouble. Then her son told her that the daughter had another phone. The mother told her son to get the phone, and while the son was getting the phone he was attacked by his sister. The mother was trying to stop her daughter from fighting with her son and the mother was bit by her daughter. The mother agreed to let the child go with her father for the night.

An officer was called at 12:18 a.m. to an apartment on Spring St. for a loud noise complainant and possible drug use. The officer knocked on the door and met with a male who immediately shut the door after exiting the residence. The officer could hear someone running to the back of the apartment and asked who was in the residence. A short time later a male came to the door. He was run through NCIC and had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A female came to the police department and told an officer her identity may have been stolen. She believes someone is using her Social Security number, as she had recently got a letter from New Mexico Workforce Solutions. She said she has been in contact with Workforce Solutions about it and that she was retired from her job where she used her Social Security number. No more information at this time.

An officer met with a complainant at 6:41 p.m. who said some kids were trying to pick a fight with kids who were at a birthday party in the 500 block of S. California. The officer was advised that the kids went to use the restroom and the kids started again with the kids and she called the police. The officer went to the residence and met with the mother and she said she was inside the house and could hear someone yelling outside and told her kids to get back into their yard. The officer ran the mother through NCIC which showed she had a warrant for her arrest. She was placed under arrest and later incarcerated at the SCDC.

May 14

An officer was dispatched to Socorro Police Department for a male who wanted to report identity theft. He told the officer he received mail stating he had applied for unemployment benefits. He said he had not applied for unemployment benefits, and that he filed a report with New Mexico Workforce Solutions. The officer is investigating this case.

An officer was dispatched at 6:51 p.m. to an attempted break-in in the 600 block of Nicholas Avenue. The male victim said when he got into his vehicle a metal bar fell from the driver’s side door. Weatherstripping was damaged but no entry was made into the vehicle.

An officer received a CPS intake at 11:30 a.m. referencing a teenager who had inappropriately touched his younger sister. The incident had taken place approximately a year ago. The officer made contact with a female who stated she was aware of the situation and that CYFD was at her house yesterday. She said her daughter was in Albuquerque at a safe house for an interview today. A CYFD worker told the officer that New Mexico State Police had arranged the interview and had taken the case.

May 15

An officer was dispatched at 1:26 p.m. to a residence on Ivy St. for a bog bite. At the scene, a male said he was bit by a dog and showed the officer bite marks on his left arm. Officer met with a witness who saw him getting bit. The officer met with the dog’s owner and took possession of the dog for a ten-day quarantine. The dog’s owner was given a citation.

An officer was dispatched at 5 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of California St. for a missing juvenile. The juvenile’s older sister told the officer she was watching her younger sister who wanted to go outside to play with her dog. A little while later, the big sister went to check on her little sister and found she was gone. The officer spoke with the mother via cell phone who told the officer her daughter was grounded and not allowed to go anywhere. Possible addresses for the missing child were given to the officer, and she was located and given a ride back home. The child was in good health and was advised to stay home.

An officer was patrolling and noticed a green Ford automobile parked close to the running track at Clarke Field. The officer ran the plate and it came back as belonging to a silver Nissan. On contact, the male driver said he switched the plates from one vehicle to another. The officer took the plate from the vehicle and logged it into evidence at Socorro Police Department.

May 16

Officers were called to a residence in the 500 block of Spring St. for the suspect being in the yard and had another call for a female who was inside the residence. The officer attempted to meet with the female and when they called out to her she fled from the officers. Officers gave chase and when they caught up to her she began to resist and grabbed the finger of one officer when attempting to place her into handcuffs. The suspect was taken to the ground and placed into handcuffs. The victim spit on an officer and was placed into a patrol vehicle with a spit mask. The suspect was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation but refused to be seen. She was taken to the SCDC where she was incarcerated on charges.

An officer was dispatched to Grant Street in reference to a missing wallet. The victim stated he left his vehicle unlocked last night. Today he found his vehicle was rummaged through last night and his wallet was taken. He described the wallet as a silver stainless steel Stewart Stand wallet, containing his driver’s license and two cards. There are no clear suspects at this time.

An officer was dispatched at 10:33 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Manzanares for the removal of a male. The reporting party said two males were arguing and the reporting party wanted both males removed. The officer ran a male through NCIC which showed he had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 1:02 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of California St. for a female juvenile who was acting out. The officer met with the older sister who was watching the younger juvenile. The older sister said her sister was not cleaning up and started throwing things in the residence. The officer was advised that the younger female could be removed. The juvenile was taken by the officer to her father’s residence with the permission of the mother. The father was not home so the juvenile was dropped off at the grandmother’s residence with the permission of the mother.

May 17

Officers responded to a possible domestic at a residence on Garfield St. When officers arrived they could hear yelling coming from inside the residence. As the male suspect was telling officers they were arguing, a cut was noticed on his hand. He said he was fine and did not need any medical treatment. An officer met with the female who said the male had broken a window but didn’t want to pursue charges. The suspect was run through NCIC which showed he was on probation. The officer contacted the probation officer who ordered the male to be arrested and an arrest warrant was issued. The suspect was later incarcerated at the SCDC on warrants.

An officer was called at 5:33 p.m. to the hospital for a male wanting to file a report. The officer met with the male, who claimed he was under attack by the Freemasons. He said they fired a radio wave gun at him, and he showed the officers photos of old injuries. He said the attack occurred in another state. He was advised he would have to file a report in the state the incident occurred. No injuries were seen at the time of the report.

An officer was dispatched at 1:47 a.m. to Socorro General Hospital for a male who was trespassed. The officer was told that the male was at the hospital four times in 24 hours and was refusing to leave. The officer was told he just wanted food and a place to stay. The officer spoke with the male, who was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 2 p.m. to the 400 block of Spring St. for a female in the residence who was not allowed. The officer met with the victim who said an unknown female walked into her residence without permission. She wanted the female trespassed from her property but did not want to file charges. Officer met with the female who was verbally trespassed and allowed to leave.

May 18

Officers were called at 9:57 p.m. to Clarke Field for someone driving on the running track. The officers arrived and found the suspect parked in a fenced area of the picnic tables. Signs of being under the influence were noticed on the suspect and he failed field sobriety tests. The suspect was placed under arrest and the vehicle was towed. The New Mexico implied consent warning was given and the suspect refused testing. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana. He was processed and later booked SCDC.