Socorro Police Department

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

Mar. 14

An officer was dispatched at 11:28 p.m. to Walmart, where the manager had located drugs. The officer was given a small bag with drugs, which was taken to the Police Department and placed into evidence. The officer was unable to look at a video of the incident.

An officer was dispatched at 3:22 p.m. to the 100 block of Faulkner Street, where a small child wearing only a Pamper was walking down the road. The officer met with a reporting party who said the small child had been at her residence for about an hour, and the parents had not looked for the child. The officer met with the child’s mother, who showed signs of using drugs. The officer took the child and another child and placed both children into the custody of CYFD. The parent was charged with child abuse.

Mar. 15

An officer was patrolling at 4:50 p.m. and noticed a male known to have an active warrant for his arrest walking on Garfield Street. The officer turned the patrol unit around and approached the male, who fled from the officer. He was located and placed under arrest. He was carrying a backpack and claimed it wasn’t his backpack but his father’s. The father arrived and asked if the backpack was his. The father stated it was. A search of the backpack turned up narcotics, and the father was placed under arrest. Both were transported to the SCDC, where they were booked on multiple charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

An officer was dispatched at 9 p.m. to a residence in the 700 block of Bagley Avenue to conduct a welfare check on a child. The officer was provided a CPS report and determined the home not to be livable. The mother was informed that her son would be removed due to the living conditions in the residence. She said her mother-in-law would be able to take her son to that residence. An assisting officer stood by while the son gathered his clothing to go to Bosque with his grandmother.

An officer was called at 7:19 p.m. to Tamarack Street in reference to a battery. On arrival, the officer met with the reporting person, who stated she borrowed money from her friend a few days prior, and her friend confronted her about the money. She said her friend started putting her finger in her face, and she pushed it away, but her friend hit her in the face. She stated she did not want to press charges.

An officer was called at 11:42 a.m. to the 200 block of Second Street in reference to harassment. The victim said her children were in the yard when the suspect exited his residence, ran to the fence, and began flipping off her children. She stated she wanted a report on the incident. The officer met with the suspect, who said he had had no contact with the victim or the victim’s children. A female was present while the officer spoke with the suspect and asked to be included in the report, stating that the suspect’s attorney told her to be with him if she needed to testify as a witness.

Mar. 16

An officer was called at 11:05 p.m. to the 800 block of Neel Street regarding property damage. The victim said when she walked out of her residence, she noticed damage to her vehicle’s door handle. She stated she was in her car a short time earlier and did not notice the damage.

An officer was patrolling at 1:30 p.m. and noticed a male on Buena Vista known to have an active warrant for his arrest. The officer attempted to meet with the suspect, but he fled on foot. The suspect was caught and placed under arrest. He was transported to the SCDC, where he was booked on the charges of resisting or evading an officer, possession of a controlled substance, and the warrant.

An officer was called at 6:45 a.m. to Burger King regarding a theft. The reporting person said an employee took money from the office. The officer reviewed closed-circuit camera videos and observed the suspect in the office place cash into his pocket and then leave the property. The amount taken was $120. The officer attempted to make contact with the suspect but was unable to. The reporting person called the officer back and said the suspect was en route to the property to return the money. The officer arrived and met with the suspect’s girlfriend, who said the suspect was home. The officer met with the suspect, who admitted to taking the money. He was charged with embezzlement.

An officer was informed at 11:16 a.m. of a stolen vehicle at a residence on Fatima Road. A male at the scene said a male ran out of the back of his residence. The officer checked the back of the home and did not locate anybody and did not locate any footprints leaving the residence. The officer returned to the front door and heard what sounded like fighting in the yard. The officer entered the yard and located the same male telling two individuals to go into the residence. All individuals were detained. A check with NCIC showed the vehicle in the driveway was confirmed to be stolen. The male claimed he did not know the car was stolen. The officer contacted the District Attorney’s office, which said there was not enough evidence to make an arrest.

Mar. 17

An officer was called at 4:57 p.m. to the Socorro Police Department to meet with a female wanting to make a report. The female stated her boyfriend pushed her down and began choking her. She said he then took her car keys and made her leave the home. The boyfriend was charged with domestic violence battery.

An officer was called at 4:55 p.m. to College and Annette in regards to a domestic. The officer met with the victim, who said she and the suspect were at her sister’s residence when she asked who had texted him. The suspect got mad, and she asked him to leave her alone and started to leave. The victim stated she began walking down the road with the suspect following her. She told the suspect she was going to call law enforcement, and he hit her while she was attempting to make the call and then took her phone from her. She said the suspect fled the area and ran toward his sister’s residence. The officer checked the suspect’s sister’s home but was unable to locate him. He is facing charges of domestic violence-battery and false imprisonment.

An officer was called at 4:54 p.m. to a business in Adobe Plaza in reference to a possible theft. The officer met with the reporting person, who said he sells firearms and lost paperwork for one of the firearms he sold. He stated he did properly transfer the gun but had misplaced the paperwork. The reporting person provided the officer with the serial number and the firearm’s make and model. The reporting person said ATF wanted a report made and that they would handle their end.

Mar. 18

An officer was called at 2:40 p.m. to El Camino Real and Bullock in regard to harassment. The officer met with the reporting person, who stated her daughter was being harassed and bullied by another juvenile. She provided the name of the other juvenile involved, along with her parents’ names. The officer met with the other juvenile’s parents and informed them of the incident. The parents advised they would speak with their daughter.

Mar. 19

An officer was called at 7:30 p.m. to Stallion Circle and met by the reporting person on arrival, who stated he had a temporary order of protection from his wife. He said he had not been home in the last few months, and when he got back today, he noticed multiple items missing from the residence. The officer is waiting for an itemized list of all things.

Mar. 20

An officer was dispatched at 4:44 p.m. to the DWI Compliance Office to pick up a female suspect who was shown to have an outstanding warrant. She was transported to get a medical clearance and incarcerated at the SCDC on her warrant.

An officer was called at 9:14 a.m. to the South Chevron station in reference to a shoplifter. The officer was given the male’s description and was able to locate someone matching the description of the suspect. He was found to be in possession of the stolen merchandise. The merchandise was returned to the store, and the male was charged.

An officer was dispatched at 6:55 a.m. to Harriett Street in reference to a backpack left unattended near the road. On arrival, the officer located the backpack, which had several items inside it. The officer checked around the area in an attempt to find an owner, but no one was around. The backpack and its contents were taken to the police station, where they were inventoried and placed into evidence for safekeeping.

An officer met with a female at 10:39 a.m. in the lobby of the Socorro Police Department regarding a theft. She stated that on Mar. 18, her vehicle was parked in the driveway of her home on Leroy Place, and she had noticed that items were all scattered in her vehicle. It was not how she left it. She said the car was not damaged because it was left unlocked, but her white Apple Airpod Pros were missing. She said the AirPods were pinged at approximately 11:16 p.m. to an address on Bagley Avenue. She said she spoke with that homeowner, who reassured her they have no knowledge of the AirPods. The officer advised her that she would be contacted if her AirPods were found.

An officer was summoned at 2:10 p.m. to Socorro High School in regard to a fight. The reporting party advised the officer of a fight that occurred previously that day involving two students. A 17-year-old juvenile was the aggressor/suspect, and a 16-year-old youth was the victim. The reporting party told the officer the suspect had stared down the victim in the hallway before she approached her. The suspect began to attack the victim, and the victim fought back in self-defense. The school personnel chose the appropriate discipline for the fighting. No medical attention was needed or requested.

Mar. 21

Officers were dispatched at 1:13 p.m. to Sarricino Middle School for a fight between students. The principal identified the students involved and that one of the juveniles admitted to the fight being prearranged. The principal said after the fight started, they were able to separate the juveniles. The officer met with the victim in the presence of her mother. She stated the aggressor had bullied her for the last two weeks, and both had spoken with counselors who tried to mediate the situation. The victim’s mother told the officer she wanted charges filed for battery. The aggressor was spoken to in the presence of her father, and she stated she overheard that the victim was planning on fighting her, so she didn’t give her the chance by approaching her first. Once she approached the victim, she started hitting her. The father was advised a report was going to be filed and that JPPO would notify him.

An officer was dispatched to Red Roof Inn for damage to property. The officer viewed a security camera video of a male going into the laundry room and dismantling a commercial dryer to take money from the inside. The amount of damage caused was $2,000. The suspect was identified and charged with burglary and criminal damage to property.

Chieftain Staff Report