Socorro Police Department, 407 Center Street

May 1

An officer was called to the Socorro Police Department at 9:41 a.m. to speak with a woman regarding harassment. She said her ex-husband had been sending voicemails threatening her and her new boyfriend. The officer spoke with the suspect, who said he had not contacted her since an order of protection went into effect. He claimed the voicemails were old and the calls were made before the order of protection. Charges were filed.

An officer was dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to meet with a woman who said her son was acting strange at school after picking the child up from the father. She took the child to the hospital, where the child tested positive for drugs. The officer made a report with CYFD and was contacted by an investigator.

May 2

An officer was called at 8:34 a.m. to Socorro General Hospital on a report of a man walking out with an IV connected to his arm. The officer located him, and a check showed he had an active warrant for his arrest. He was taken back to the hospital for medical clearance, but the hospital staff advised the officer he would not be cleared for incarceration.

An officer was dispatched at 9:14 a.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Second Street for a breaking and entering. The officer met with the victim, who said someone entered his home. The officer located a point of entry and noticed the residence was rummaged through. The victim said the value of the property taken was $10.

An officer was called at 3:32 p.m. to Adult Probation and Parole for a woman needing to be arrested. The officer arrested the suspect and transported her to SCDC, where she was booked on her warrant.

An officer was called at 1:35 p.m. to an apartment on Montoya Place in reference to an incident in the home. The officer met with the victim, who stated her son kicked in her back door and attempted to open her safe box. The officer noticed signs of forced entry. She said this wasn’t the first time her son had broken in and taken money. The victim wanted the incident documented.

An officer was patrolling at 9:19 p.m. and noticed a man and woman known to have warrants for their arrest walking on Highway 85. They were both arrested on the warrants. Both were searched, and the woman was found to be hiding a clear plastic baggie containing seven Fentanyl pills in her waistband. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and both were incarcerated in Socorro County Detention Center.

May 3

An officer was called at 9:07 a.m. to the 700 block of Caine Street in reference to harassment. The reporting person stated the suspect used to be roommates with her daughter and has been harassing her daughter through text messages and phone calls. She said the suspect came to her residence attempting to speak with her daughter. The officer met with the suspect and advised him to contact the reporting person or family no longer.

An officer was dispatched at 3:35 p.m. to Walmart regarding an altercation in the store. On arrival, the officer met with two men involved in the altercation. The two stated another man tried to fight them inside the store, so one of the men said he pulled out his Taser to defend himself. The security camera video showed the two reporting persons taunting the third man with the Taser inside the store and following him into the parking lot. The officer spoke with the third man, who stated he wanted to make a report but not file any charges.

May 4

An officer was called at 9:09 a.m. to the 900 block of Walkway and, on arrival, noticed a woman in the parking lot whose face was red. She was holding a baby and crying. She told the officer she had deleted some personal videos of her from her boyfriend’s cell phone, and he got upset. She said she was sitting on the couch when he slapped her in the face and began yelling at her. She said she then tried to leave the residence with her daughter, but her boyfriend was not allowing her to go. She said she was holding her daughter as he pushed her down to the ground and took the child from her. She said she attempted to call for a ride to leave the residence, but he grabbed her phone and would not return it. The boyfriend then drove off with the child. The suspect was known to the officer, who attempted to locate him at his father’s residence, but he wasn’t there. Charges of domestic violence (battery), child abuse, larceny, false imprisonment, and interference with communications were filed against the suspect.

May 6

An officer was dispatched at 12:49 a.m. to Cooney’s Liquors for a fight. As the officer arrived, a vehicle was leaving at a high rate of speed. Another officer radioed that the exact vehicle had attempted to hit him. The officer chased the car and was able to pull it over. The woman driving showed signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests at the Police Department. After probable cause, she was arrested for DWI. She refused to give a breath sample on the IR8000 and was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center on the charges of aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a peace officer/deadly weapon, and aggravated driving while under the influence (refusal to submit Blood or Breath).

An officer met with a woman at the Police Department who wanted a handgun destroyed. The officer advised her the gun would be scheduled for destruction.

An officer was dispatched at 8:20 p.m. to the 200 block of Willow Street for a trespassing. While en route, the officer was waved down by a woman who advised the officer the suspect was running through some yards on Memory Lane. Officers attempted to locate the man but did not find him. The officer met with the reporting victim, watched a security camera video, and identified the male suspect. The victim explained they are remodeling the trailer to try and sell it. She said they had just got done cutting a tree on the property a few hours ago, and when they came back to check on the property, they found the man inside the house. She said she had recorded him as he grabbed his stuff and left through the back door. She stated she wanted to file charges.

An officer was dispatched at 11:17 p.m. to meet with a woman at the Capitol Bar for a theft. She said she let a friend borrow her car, but he had not returned the vehicle, and she could no longer contact him. The officer located the car and met with the driver. A check with NCIC showed he had two valid warrants for his arrest. He was also in possession of drugs and was arrested and taken to Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was called to a residence in the 1100 block of Chaparral Drive, where a burglary was reported. The reporting person stated her daughter was currently in jail, so she was checking on her residence for her. She said the front door was damaged when she arrived, and the trailer inside was trashed. The officer checked and noticed that somebody had gone through the residence. The reporting person stated she believes the suspect to be the victim’s ex-girlfriend. The officer met with the trailer park manager, who had a video of the incident and observed the suspect force open the front door. The suspect was in the residence for a few minutes – along with other suspects – and then left the home carrying things out. Charges of larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor were filed.

May 7

An officer took a phone call report at 11:42 p.m. from a man in the 300 block of Highway 60. The victim said his landlord told him to place money orders in the mailbox to pay his security deposit. He checked the mailbox the following day and the money orders were gone, so he called his landlord, who said he did not have them. He requested a report on the incident.

May 8

An officer on patrol at 1:14 a.m. located a vehicle on the ditch bank at Hope Farms and Otero. The driver was spoken to, and a check through NCIC showed him to have a warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested, and a tow inventory of the vehicle turned up a black Ruger Mark II .22 caliber handgun. The gun was collected for safekeeping, the vehicle was towed, and the suspect was incarcerated on his warrant at the SCDC.

An officer was called at 10:21 a.m. to the 400 block of Eaton to speak with a woman about fraud. She stated she posted an item for sale on Craigslist and was contacted by the suspect, who offered more than her asking price. The suspect sent her a check in the mail, but after depositing it at the bank, it came back as a bad check.

An officer took a report at 6:50 p.m. from a man who had his wallet stolen while he was at the Chevron on N. California. He stated there have been multiple fraudulent charges on his debit card totaling $171.50. The victim called back and informed the officer of an air tag in his wallet last pinging on Interstate 25 in Socorro.

An officer was called at 8:13 p.m. to the 800 block of Lucero Avenue to take a report from a woman who wanted to press charges against her boyfriend. She stated she went to her boyfriend’s residence, and they began arguing. When she attempted to leave, he grabbed her by the hair, threw her to the ground and hit her with a piece of wood. The officer observed signs of battery on the victim. The officer met with the suspect, who said the victim arrived at his residence while he was working on a ladder. He said she knocked him off the ladder and threw a drill at him. The officer met with the victim again and informed her she was no longer allowed on the boyfriend’s property.

May 9

Officers were called at 1:30 a.m. to remove a man from the ER at Socorro General Hospital. The security officer said the man was repeatedly asked to leave but kept refusing. Officers advised the individual to leave the property, as hospital staff wanted him removed. He refused to leave, was arrested for trespassing, and booked into Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was called at 5:54 p.m. to Kathryn Court in reference to a juvenile breaking windows. The officer met with the suspect and his grandmother. The grandmother stated her daughter and the suspect got into an argument, and he began breaking the windows on her vehicle. The officer spoke with the juvenile suspect, who said he was tired of his mother treating him badly. While the officer was talking with him, the mother walked out of the residence and stated she did not want him and more. The suspect said that’s the reason for the incident. He got tired of being mistreated. The officer met with the grandmother, who said the incident started because the juvenile told his grandfather that he should just “die already” due to his cancer. The grandmother said they told him to stop saying that, and he got upset and slammed the door while leaving the house. The juvenile then began punching out the windows on his mother’s vehicle and threw a rock through the back window. The grandmother stated her daughter attempted to stop the suspect, but he hit her in the head with a rock. The officer met with the mother, who confirmed the suspect was upset because he was told to stop telling his grandfather that he should die. The officer contacted JPPO, who was able to get the suspect a bed at San Juan Juvenile Detention Center, where he was booked on charges of battery against a household member, and criminal damage to property of a household member, deprivation of property of household member.

An officer was called at 7:31 p.m. to El Matador Lounge in reference to a bar fight and met with a man and a woman. The man stated another man in the bar walked up and punched him in the face. The officer met with the other man, who said the other one attacked him first, so he punched him. The officer watched the video of the incident and noticed the two men arguing and one walking away. Then, the first man ran at the other man and got punched. The manager asked the officer to trespass the individuals involved. The officer was contacted again by the manager who informed him the individuals he trespassed did not pay their tab.

An officer was called at 8:41 a.m. to the 600 block of Park Street on a harassment report. The officer met with the suspect’s son, who said his mother drove up to the victim’s residence honking the horn. The suspect then exited her vehicle and began threatening the victim. The officer met with the victim, who confirmed the suspect had arrived at her residence and started honking. She said when she walked outside, the suspect was slapping the hood of her vehicle, and she felt that the woman would hit her. The officer met with the suspect, who stated she arrived at the victim’s residence upset because her daughter, who stays with the victim, was not in school. The suspect said she allows her daughter to stay with the victim but now wants her home. The suspect could not provide the proper paperwork for custody.

An officer was dispatched at 5:05 p.m. to John Brooks Supermart to take a report. A man at the scene told the officer he and his girlfriend were having a smoke break outside the store when his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend passed by and flipped them off. He stated that after a few minutes, the ex-boyfriend returned on a motorcycle and went to fight him in the back door of John Brooks. The officer was told the ex-boyfriend threw a punch and hit the current boyfriend in his arm. The girlfriend got in between them to stop the fight. The man stated he was tired of the ex-boyfriend harassing them both and wanted to file charges because he didn’t want to get fired from his job. The manager said he wanted the ex-boyfriend trespassed from the store because he feared he would return with a weapon. The officer searched around the area and went by the suspect’s residence but did not locate him by the time of the report.

An officer was advised by another officer at 3:27 a.m. of a man running from a traffic stop and was given a description. The officer spotted a truck pulling into the Holiday Inn Express parking lot and observed a man cross the parking lot and walk toward the vehicle. The man, known to the officer, opened the rear right passenger door and began putting on a sweater over his shirt. He was covered in dirt and leaves, as if he had been hiding on the ground. The officer met with him and told him to walk to the front of the patrol unit, advising him why he was making contact. The officer also noticed another man and a woman in the vehicle and a pile of clothes in the vehicle. A search turned up a revolver hidden under the pile of clothes. The officer knew the suspect to have been convicted of domestic violence and the other man in the vehicle to be a convicted felon. The officer collected the firearm and took it to the police department, where it was logged into evidence.

Chieftain Staff Report