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Socorro Police Department

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

Nov. 1

An officer was called at 8:48 p.m. in reference to a caller stating she was being followed in a vehicle and harassed. The victim stated she and her ex-girlfriend broke up a few weeks ago, but when she was arriving home, she noticed the suspect waiting at the residence. The victim said she drove on past and the suspect started following her. She stated the suspect called and texted her multiple times and has been told not to contact her. The officer met with the suspect and informed her to no longer attempt to contact the victim.

An officer was called to a residence on Kathryn Court in reference to a domestic in progress. The officer arrived and met with the reporting person who said her grandson was hitting his mother. The officer separated the victim and the suspect. The victim stated the suspect bit her on her leg, and the officer saw that the bite had broken the skin. She said the suspect was hitting the table and when she told him to stop, the suspect told her he broke the table. When she went to check the table the suspect began hitting her. During the altercation, the suspect bit her on the leg. The suspect was transported to the Socorro Police Department and the officer contacted his probation officer who said he met the point criteria to be transported to a juvenile facility. The probation officer called back and informed the officer there were not any available, so the suspect was released to CYFD.

An officer was dispatched at 4:55 p.m. to Walmart where a shoplifter tried twice to push a shopping cart filled with $1,050 worth of merchandise out the door. He was being held in the theft protection room where the manager said he wanted to pursue charges. The suspect was formally trespassed from the store in addition to being arrested. He was processed and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

Nov. 2

An officer was patrolling at 2:28 a.m. and observed a male known to have an active warrant for his arrest at Circle K. He was handcuffed and taken to the Socorro County Detention Center.

Nov. 3

An officer was called to a residence on Melody Lane where the suspect had been advised several times to leave the property. She was advised by the officer if she did not leave the property, she would be arrested. The suspect attempted to roll up her window, but the officer was able to stop her. The officer opened the door to her vehicle and asked her again to leave. She told the officer she was not going to leave because the president told her to stay. She was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. The victim told the officer she had been trespassed a few weeks ago and keeps coming back. The suspect was charged with criminal trespass and resisting an officer. Her vehicle was towed.

An officer was dispatched at 6:03 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Manzanares for a welfare check on a juvenile. When the officer knocked on the door, it was answered by a child. The officer did not find anyone else in the residence. The mother was located walking in the yard. The residence was not suitable for a child. The child was taken from the mother and given to the grandparents. A report with CYFD was filed.

An officer was called to the New Mexico Tech campus to assist another officer with an assault. The officer met with the victim who stated she went to a residence belonging to the male suspect to hang out. The victim said she laid down on the suspect’s bed to watch movies, but she began to get tired and fell asleep. She said when she woke up, she became aware of the suspect sexually assaulting her while she was sleeping. She left the residence and began to walk home but stopped to rest due to her still being dizzy. She said the suspect came up and attempted to walk her home, and she told him that she knew he assaulted her. The victim said she did not want to pursue charges at this time. The officer requested the victim have a SANE examination done and the victim agreed. The officer contacted SANE and provided the nurse with the contact information for the victim.

An officer was informed by a male at 8:33 p.m. that he was involved in an accident on Main Street and when he was attempting to move his vehicle out of the roadway the other driver ran up to his vehicle. He said she grabbed him by the throat and began hitting him with a closed fist. He said he was not planning on attempting to leave, but that he was just moving his vehicle out of the road and that he would like to press charges against the female driver.

Nov. 4

An officer was called at 11:47 a.m. to the 200 block of Neel Street in reference to a theft. The victim stated she was in the back office when her phone was taken off of her desk. She said the phone came up on GPS as being in an empty field. The officer went to the empty lot and located the phone. The officer showed the victim the phone which she identified as hers.

An officer was asked to speak with a female at 1:05 p.m. at the police station about being harassed. The victim stated she has told the suspect to stop contacting her and had even blocked him, but he continues to find a way to contact her. The officer attempted to make contact with the suspect and inform him to not contact the victim any longer. The suspect stated he was not going to speak with officers unless a state police officer was present.

Nov. 5

An officer was dispatched at 6:48 p.m. to a vehicle crash on Chaparral Drive. At the crash scene, the officer noticed that the driver of one of the vehicles smelled of alcohol. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. At the Police Department, the driver gave a breath sample with results of .16 and .16. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was patrolling along Highway 85 at 11:32 p.m. and was almost struck by a vehicle that ran a stop sign. The vehicle was pulled over, and the officer noticed the female driver had an odor of alcohol. She was given field sobriety tests and after probable cause was determined, she was arrested. At the police department, she blew into the IR8000 Intoxilyzer with results being .16 and .15. She was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 5:47 p.m. to the 900 block of Sean Avenue for mailbox tampering. The officer noticed that two mailboxes had been pried open.

An officer was called at 11:14 p.m. to a residence on Calle Bonita in reference to a welfare check. On arrival, the officer located a male with a large cut on his hand. The male refused to give the officer a statement of how he got the cut on his hand. EMS arrived ad transported the male to the hospital. A short time later the male stated he was jumped but would not give details on the suspects.

Nov. 7

An officer was patrolling the area of Otero Avenue at 2:18 a.m. and spotted a male known to have an active warrant for his arrest. A check with NCIC confirmed the warrant and the male was stopped and arrested. He was booked into SCDC.

An officer was patrolling on Peralta Drive at 6:25 p.m. and noticed a male trying to conceal his face and then running off. The officer believed the male to have an active warrant for his arrest and chased the male, watching him run toward a residence. Officers continued checking the area until they were notified of a residence on the property being broken into and that trespassers were currently inside. Officers located three individuals in the residence, and the one who ran off had an active warrant for his arrest. He was booked into the SCDC on his warrant.

An officer was called at 1:55 p.m. to Nicholas Avenue to meet with a female. The reporting person stated her daughter’s cell phone was taken while on the school bus, and the GPS was showing the phone’s location. The officer met with the residents at the GPS location and they denied having the phone. The officer was provided with a video of the incident and noticed one of them reach over and take the phone.

Nov. 8

An officer patrolling in the vicinity of Bagley and Grant stopped a male at 1:10 a.m. known to have a warrant for his arrest. When the male stood up a folded foil fell from his lap. He was placed into handcuffs and searched, and the officer located drugs in the foil. The male was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was called to the 700 block of Mariposa Street in reference to a trespasser on the property. The reporting person stated his brother got mad at him earlier in the day due to him refusing to take him to buy some drugs. The brother left the property and returned shortly after, but the reporting person locked the door. The brother then picked up a rock and threw it at the back window of his vehicle and left.

An officer was called to the 300 block of Faulkner Road in reference to breaking and entering. The officer noticed signs of forced entry to the back door. The victim stated his tenant has been out of the residence for approximately a year.

An officer met with the reporting person at 10:58 a.m. who had found a phone and wanted to report it. The phone was placed in the evidence room for safekeeping.

Nov. 9

An officer was informed at 5:11 p.m. that two males were hanging around in the police department’s fenced-in parking lot area. The officer informed them that they were in a restricted area and were trespassing. When the officer requested the two individuals to identify themselves, they refused. They were arrested and booked into SCDC on the charges of concealing identity and criminal trespass.

An officer was tipped off at 7:01 p.m. about a male with an active warrant for his arrest at Walmart. The officer arrived and began looking for the male. He was located and placed under arrest. He was searched, and the officer found he was carrying narcotics. The male was transported to SCDC where he was booked on the charge of trafficking a controlled substance, as well as the warrant.

Nov. 10

An officer was patrolling California Street at 8 a.m. and pulled over a male driver not wearing his seatbelt. The officer met with the driver and got his information. A check with NCIC showed he had an active warrant for his arrest. He was transported to SCDC where he was booked on his warrant.

Chieftain Staff Report