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

Mar. 1

An officer was contacted at 4:50 p.m. by a deputy and provided information on a case. The officer was informed of the suspect cashing a check and a money order that did not belong to her at Landers Enterprise. The deputy provided the officer with bank statements stating stop payments for the check and money order.

Mar. 2

An officer was called at 12:43 p.m. to Spring Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. The officer met with the reporting person, who stated she rented a U-Haul vehicle to the suspect, who had not returned the vehicle. She said she had attempted to contact him, but he had not answered. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen. The suspect was charged with embezzlement of a vehicle.

An officer was dispatched at 11 a.m. to the 600 block of Mariposa to assist Animal Control. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a male acting suspiciously, and a check with NCIC showed he had warrants for his arrest. He was transported to the police station for booking paperwork. While taking the suspect outside, he made a statement to the officer about a male who was trying to find someone who would tamper with officers’ personal vehicles. He stated the person was attempting to target the personal vehicles of three officers. The suspect was transported to the Socorro County Detention Center and booked on his warrants.

An officer was called at 11:30 a.m. to a fight in the 1400 block of El Camino Real. At the scene, a juvenile was on the ground with her head bandaged. EMS arrived and checked her out. A second juvenile had an injury to her left eye area. The officer interviewed two juveniles involved. She stated the first juvenile approached her and confronted her about another female, saying they were talking badly about her. The second two juveniles denied it and began to walk away when the first juvenile threw a cup striking one of the second juveniles, and began to punch her. The sister of the second female noticed her sister was injured, so she threw her cup at the first female, hitting her in the head and causing her to bleed. EMS transported the first juvenile, and the other two juveniles were released to their father. Both juveniles were charged with aggravated battery.

An officer was called at 4:45 p.m. to the 700 block of Second Street in reference to fraud. The reporting person stated she received a statement for medical expenses for the suspect in her daughter’s name. She believes the suspect is using her daughter’s information.

Mar. 3

An officer was called at 10:16 a.m. to Puerto Seguro about a theft. The officer met with the reporting person, who stated an item had been taken from the property earlier in the day. The item was valued at $119.

An officer was called at 8:26 p.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Miller Avenue on the report of a female stabbing herself. Officers met with the reporting person, who stated the female ran off right before officers arrived. The officers searched the area and found the female hiding under a vehicle. In an interview with officers, EMTs checked her over and said her injuries were all self-inflicted and her boyfriend did not hurt her. The female was transported to the hospital due to her injuries.

An officer was called at 10:56 a.m. to Willow Lane in reference to threats. The victim stated the suspect scheduled an appointment, but the victim missed it due to a family emergency. The suspect came back today without an appointment. The victim told the suspect he was unable to meet today but could at a later time. The victim stated the suspect walked outside and said, “Come outside and see what happens.” The suspect then left the area, and the victim wants the suspect trespassed.

An officer was called at 6:22 a.m. to A Street in reference to a female shot accidentally. The officer arrived just as a female was being placed into a wheelchair to take to the hospital. The male at the scene stated he was loading his firearm and was attempting to let the hammer down when he accidentally fired the gun. When he realized he had shot his wife, he threw the gun on the ground and moved her to the passenger seat, intending to drive her to the hospital. The officer asked him if he and his wife were in any kind of argument or altercation. He said no. The officer met with the female, who said she was waiting in the vehicle for him to load his firearm when it went off, striking her in the legs. The officer asked the female if she and her husband were in any kind of argument or altercation. She also stated no.

Mar. 4

An officer was called at 10:25 p.m. to the 700 block of Sean Avenue to take a report. The officer met the reporting person, who stated he woke up to the sound of what he thought was his son hitting the wall. He said he walked outside and noticed a large number of golf balls in his front and back yards. The reporting person stated he did not locate any damage.

An officer was called at 11:13 p.m. to the 1200 block of El Camino Real in reference to a fight. The officer met with the reporting person, who stated a male entered her apartment and began fighting with the father of her child. The reporting person stated her daughter and her friend stayed with her the night prior and now were with another female in Albuquerque. The reporting person said the female stated the juveniles told her the male staying with her smelled their hair.

An officer patrolling noticed the suspect walking in the area of Walmart at 2:30 a.m. and believed him to have active warrants for his arrest. The officer detained the male as he attempted to reach into his front pocket. He was searched and narcotics were found. He was transported to SCDC, where he was booked on his charges.

Mar. 5

An officer received information from dispatch at 4:30 a.m. of a female on Manzanares wanting to speak with an officer. The officer contacted the victim, who stated she and the suspect had been arguing all night. The victim explained she went into her son’s room to ask the suspect to come to bed. She walked into the room and believed her son had pooped his diaper and got in the suspect’s face trying to wake him up. He then pushed her and told her he did not want to go to bed with her.

Mar. 6

An officer was dispatched to the DWI Compliance office for a female who had drugs on her person. The compliance officer said the female was there to give a urine sample and that a baggie of blue pills was found on her in her possession. The baggie was turned over to the officer, and the female was arrested. The pills were recognized as fentanyl. Another officer counted the pills, which ended up being 98, more than a single-user amount. The female had a previous arrest for trafficking in December and was charged with possession with the intent to distribute again. The suspected blue fentanyl pills were sent to the crime lab for confirmation. The suspect was cleared by Socorro General Hospital and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 7:35 p.m. to the 1600 block of El Camino Real for a Spanish-speaking only female who saw a light on in an abandoned trailer without permission to enter. The officer cleared the abandoned trailer and did not find anyone inside. The reporting party said she believed it was a grandson and advised she does not want to press charges at this time, just an information report.

An officer was transferred a call from dispatch to speak with a female who said her daughter had lost her wallet at McDonald’s. The wallet had a cow print with a zipper on top. She said a Mastercard taken from the wallet was used at several locations, including Walmart for $87.65, Magdalena for $23.75, and T’iis Tśoh Mini Mart in Alamo for $30.01. The wallet also contained a driver’s license, a Gold Challenge coin and some cash. The officer went to Walmart to try to find a match of the total figure for purchases there with register tapes. The manager could not find a match and said the card could have been used online and would not show up in the local system. There are no suspects at this time.

An officer was dispatched at 6:57 a.m. to the public schools’ transportation office in reference to thefts. The reporting party told the officer three school vehicles on the property were damaged. The officer was shown where the chain link fence in the back was cut. Somebody cut three catalytic converters off three vehicles. The reporting person told the officer he would try and see if the cameras caught anything. There are no suspects at this time.

An officer was dispatched at 9:29 a.m. to the Socorro City Yard located on NM-1 to file a report for theft. The reporting party advised three vehicles had their catalytic converters cut off and stolen. The unknown suspects entered the yard by cutting a hole in the south end of the yard through the chain link fence. No witnesses were reported, but a shoe print of a possible suspect was observed close to the damaged vehicles.

An officer was called at 10:59 a.m. to meet with a juvenile who walked away from his teacher while on a class field trip. The juvenile told the officer he had to walk away before he had an anxiety attack. The officer transported the juvenile back to school, where his father picked him up and was advised of the incident.

An officer met with a female at Socorro Police Department at 12:47 p.m. to take a report. The female said she had sent an unknown person money not to hurt her family. She then called her family, and everyone was fine. The officer advised her the incident was a fraud and not to send any more money.

An officer was dispatched at 7:10 p.m. to B Street for a male hitting a female. The officer met with the male, who stated he was looking for his girlfriend. The officer then walked up to the vehicle and noticed a battered and crying female that was missing pieces of her hair. She said her boyfriend had beaten her and was choking her and pulling her hair. The male admitted to battering his girlfriend and was arrested. He was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center on the charges of domestic violence-battery (aggravated), false imprisonment and criminal damage to property of a household member (deprivation of property.)

Mar. 7

An officer was dispatched at 10 a.m. to Lemitar Lane on a report of fraud. The reporting party said he received a call from a female who did not identify herself and told him she was involved in a vehicle collision with his daughter. He didn’t see his daughter’s car in the driveway, so he believed it, and the unknown female told him if he sent her $1,500, she would not report the accident to the police. As he was asking her questions about the accident, his daughter stepped out of her room and told him it was a scam. The unknown caller hung up the phone. The officer advised the reporting party it was an excellent decision not to pay the money and disregard the call because it was a scam. The number that the reporting party gave was unable to be reached.

Chieftain Staff Report