Socorro Police Department

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

Feb. 19

Officers assisted with serving a search warrant at a residence on Tierra Bonita. Officers conducted the search warrant and located a female whose information was run through NCIC, showing her to have active warrants for her arrest. She was transported to SCDC and booked on her warrants.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Nicholas Avenue on a report of a male threatening to burn the house down. The officer met with the male, who claimed he never said he would burn the house down. The officer spoke with a female who said the male threw his pampers at her. While speaking with the male again, he became aggressive toward officers and yelled at the female. He was arrested and incarcerated on a charge of domestic violence (assault).

An officer was called at 5:55 p.m. to the 500 block of School of Mines Road about a male with a possible firearm. The officer met with the reporting person, who stated he was contacted by his daughter, who was having problems with her boyfriend. He said he went to his daughter’s location and confronted the boyfriend. The boyfriend pulled something out of his pocket and pointed it at him. The reporting person stated that all he could see was a barrel, which appeared to be a gun. The boyfriend was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

An officer was dispatched at 1:41 a.m. to the Socorro General Hospital emergency room in reference to a male arriving with a gunshot wound. The officer met with the male and his mother and asked the male how he got shot. He stated that he was at a party in El Cerro Mission talking with a female, and her boyfriend was angry that he was talking to her. He said he began walking away, and the boyfriend pulled out a gun. He started running away, and the boyfriend shot him in the back. The officer contacted Valencia County dispatch and informed them of the male with a gunshot wound. A detective arrived a short time later.

An officer was called at 6:19 p.m. to EconoLodge regarding property damage. The officer met with the reporting person, who said that when she arrived at work, she noticed the height sign for the front of the building on the ground. The officer attempted to review the video but was unable to.

Officers served a search warrant at 7:30 a.m. on a residence in the 500 block of Sixth Street. The front door had to be breached, and officers located the male suspect walking in the hallway in the center of the residence. The male had valid warrants and was placed in handcuffs behind his back. An officer located a second male who was also placed in handcuffs. Officers located a glass pipe containing a burnt crystal-like substance on the bed near where the second male was kneeling. Officers also located a loaded Black Shadow 9mm handgun on a TV stand in the first male’s bedroom. In addition, officers located 142 9MM ammo rounds, 13 .22 caliber rounds, three 28 GA shells, two 12 GA shells, several primers for ammunition, a gun cleaning kit, scope, and other parts to a rifle in the bedroom. Also located in the bedroom were several pills, including Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Buspirone, and one pill marked as Benadryl. Officers located a large box containing two empty Rockford Fosgate speaker boxes with a receipt addressed to a female. The first male was asked about the speakers. He said they were in his mother’s car and a subwoofer box in the trunk. The officer ran the vehicle’s license plate, which was towed to the police department pending a search warrant. At the Socorro Police Department, the crystal substance in the pipe was field tested and was found to be methamphetamine. The speakers in the car were found to be stolen, and they were logged in as evidence. The two males were transported to the hospital for medical clearance and then to the Socorro County Detention Center, where they were incarcerated on their charges, including receiving stolen property, firearm possession by a felon, outstanding warrants, and possession of controlled substances.

Feb. 20

An officer was dispatched at 11:47 p.m. to a residence in the 100 block of J.O. Gallegos for an argument. The officer arrived and noticed a brother and sister arguing. The sister agreed to leave. When leaving, the sister started to hit another female who was present. The officer tried to separate the females but could not and had to drive-stun the female suspect. She was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 9:53 p.m. to the 500 block of Reservoir Road in response to a male trespassing at the residence. The reporting party stated that the male was not allowed to be in her home but continued to come over without her permission. The officer met with the male who was informed he was being placed under arrest for trespassing. He was transported to Socorro County Detention Center after processing and medical clearance.

Feb. 21

An officer was dispatched at 6:56 a.m. to the District Attorney’s office on a report of vandalism. The reporting party said he arrived at work and noticed broken windshield wipers on two vehicles in the south side parking lot. One vehicle had the driver’s side window forced down, and items were scattered all over the vehicle. The second vehicle had the rear windshield wiper and operator arm broken. The reporting party stated that the power was shut off at the breaker, but no visible damage was observed. The officer also was shown where a screen to a window of the building was taken off, but nothing seemed to be broken and there was no entry into the building. No suspects or any other damage was located on the property.

Officers were dispatched at 1:19 p.m. to Socorro High School for a possible fight. The officer met with the principal, who said a group of females were arguing over a lunchroom table. No physical altercation had occurred.

An officer was dispatched at 3:05 p.m. to the intersection of Bagley and Grant streets in reference to a female who had reported that her red bicycle had been stolen and that she saw a male riding it. She stated she was driving around when she spotted the male individual riding the bike on the train tracks and saw the individual taking the bike into a house on Bagley. The officer went to the residence and detained a male individual, who said the bike belonged to a friend of his and it was lent to him. He brought the bike out of the house and was advised he was being detained because the bike he was just on was reported stolen. The victim was asked if the bike was hers, and she confirmed it was. The suspect was arrested on the charge of receiving stolen property. The stolen bike was photographed and returned to the rightful owner.

An officer was dispatched at 2:18 p.m. to La Mesa Road where a female was requesting an officer about the theft of her bicycle. The victim said she and her friend live at the address, and both their bikes were stolen. Both victims said they saw the bikes on the side of the house where they left them at 9:30 a.m., but when they returned at 2 p.m., the bikes were gone. They did not see anything unusual, nor did they have an idea of who would have taken them. The officer started driving around in an attempt to locate the bicycles and was informed that a male was spotted riding one of the stolen bikes. The officer located him and he was arrested. The bike was returned to the owner, but the other bike had not been located at the time of the report.

Chieftain Staff Report