Socorro Police Department

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

May 17

An officer was called at 11:43 a.m. to S. Highway 85 in reference to a burglary of a storage unit. The officer met with the victim, who stated she was checking her storage unit when she noticed the lock to be damaged, and it appeared somebody had gone through her items. The victim could not provide the officer with a list of items taken.

An officer was dispatched at 7:47 p.m. to a residence in the 200 block of Otero Avenue. The officer met with a woman who said someone with a hammer tried breaking into her home through her front windows. The victim said she ran out the back door as the suspect was shattering her windows. She was able to describe what the suspect was wearing but could not identify him. She requested charges be filed. Her contact information was taken down and a report was written.

May 18

An officer was called at 9:27 a.m. to Sixth and Manzanares where a vehicle was vandalized. The victim showed the officer where one of the business vehicles was spray painted on the back window and lift gate area. The officer checked the area and located cameras, but the camera view was blocked by a tree.

An officer was dispatched at 8:14 p.m. to the 300 block of School of Mines Road in reference to a man reporting his bicycle stolen from his front yard. He described the bike as a blue and white Rock Creek Huffy with no front brakes. He said he did not want to file charges for anything but just wanted to make a report.

May 19

An officer met with a CYFD worker at 11:30 p.m. at the PMS clinic on Highway 60 who advised the officer that a girl she was transporting had fled on foot. The officer was told the juvenile was suicidal. The officer located the juvenile who was trying to harm herself. She was transported to Socorro General Hospital, where she was left with CYFD.

An officer was called at 3:03 a.m. to Sedillo Park on a report of someone with a gun. The officer met with two juveniles who stated they were in the park when they were approached by the suspect, who attempted to fight them. The officers contacted the juveniles’ parents to inform them of the police contact. The suspect’s parent arrived and stated the two juveniles attempted to jump the suspect. All children were released to their parents. The report was forwarded to JPPO.

An officer was sent at 12:43 p.m. to the Socorro Police Department to take a report. The officer met with a man who said that a woman almost stabbed him while loading some rocks in the 200 block of Otero. While the officer was speaking with him, the female suspect arrived. She was placed into handcuffs and was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center on a charge of aggravated assault.

May 20

An officer was called at 8:54 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of Bursum Place in reference to breaking and entering. The reporting person stated he was checking his rental property when he noticed the back door unlocked, and multiple storage containers opened. He said he noticed numerous items from inside the residence missing, including a bicycle. The officer requested a list of property missing from the reporting person.

An officer was called at 7:57 p.m. to the Circle K on S. Highway 85 in reference to a shoplifter. Dispatch advised the officer that the shoplifter left the store and provided a description. The officer spotted a woman matching the description given who was standing with some other subjects near a vehicle. All individuals were detained. The officer patted down the woman and located the stolen merchandise. She was placed in a patrol unit. The officer identified men in the vehicle, and a check with NCIC showed the driver had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and placed into a patrol unit. The officer checked on the woman and located more stolen merchandise on the rear seat of the patrol vehicle. The total value of shoplifted items was $96. The officer watched a video and observed the driver appear to make a narcotic transaction with a person in another vehicle, then place something into the radio area of his car. A tow inventory of the vehicle was conducted and narcotics were located in the radio area. The tow inventory was stopped and the vehicle was sealed pending a search warrant. It was towed to the Socorro Police Department and secured. The driver and woman were transported to SCDC and booked on their charges. The officer obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and secured the narcotics.

May 21

An officer was called to a residence on Stallion Circle in reference to a domestic. The officer arrived and was informed of the victim and suspect in the back bedroom. The officer entered the back bedroom, where the suspect was observed on top of the victim. The officer placed the suspect under arrest. The officer interviewed the son, who stated he heard the suspect and victim arguing and heard the suspect hit the victim but did not see it. The officer noticed signs of battery on the victim’s face and neck. The victim stated she was upset about the dishes and the suspect approached her, then pushed her and struck her in the face. The victim said she grabbed a knife for protection but threw it into another room instead. She said she returned to the kitchen, where the suspect was holding her gun, but then threw it into the garage. The victim stated the suspect then choked her while in the kitchen, but she was able to get away from him and run into a bedroom. The suspect chased her into the bedroom and placed a pillow on her face trying to smother her. The officer located the gun in the garage. The suspect was transported to the Socorro Police Department, where he stated the victim was mad at him, so he locked himself in a bedroom to stay away from her. He claimed she was beating on the door wanting her shoes from the room, and that he was just trying to talk with her when officers arrived. The suspect was transported to SCDC where he was booked on charges of domestic violence (battery, aggravated) and aggravated assault.

An officer was dispatched at 5:22 p.,m. to Calle Glorieta, where a man reported 11 potted plants were stolen from his residence. He could not name a suspect, and a report was filed.

An officer was dispatched at 3:56 p.m. to Tractor Supply, where an employee pointed out a woman who was slipping items into her purse. The officer stopped the woman and had her remove the items from her bag. She was given a non-traffic citation and was allowed to leave.

An officer was dispatched at 5:45 p.m. to a residence on Neal Avenue for an unresponsive woman. The officer arrived and was informed by EMTs the woman was deceased. The officer learned she had medical complications. The officer turned the scene over to OMI personnel.

An officer was patrolling at 4:11 a.m. in the vicinity of California and Abeyta Avenue and noticed a juvenile walking on the road. The officer stopped her and noticed she was holding a knife and was carrying a dog. The juvenile said she was going to kill the dog and then herself. The officer was able to grab the blade from the woman, who then started choking the dog. She was taken to Socorro General Hospital and the officer waited with her until a guardian arrived. A charge of cruelty to animals was filed.

An officer was dispatched at 2:50 p.m. to Tractor Supply for shoplifters leaving the property. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle given by dispatch. The officer was advised that two men had taken over $1,000 in merchandise. The officer asked for a video of the incident to try and identify the suspects.

May 23

An officer was dispatched at 6:38 a.m. to Comfort Inn for a report. The officer met with a woman who said she had discovered a camera in her room. The officer looked into the incident and called the manager. The manager advised the officer the device was not a camera but was to signal the remote to work with the satellite. The woman was shown another room that had the same remote.

May 24

An officer was called at 7:45 a.m. to the corner of School of Mines Road and Sunset Street regarding a theft. The reporting person stated when they arrived this morning two trees were found missing. The reporting person said they also noticed a tree uprooted and damaged on the ground, and another pulled out and drug down the alleyway and left at the end of the alley. The reporting person stated there is a camera pointing at the trees, but he does not have access to the pictures.

An officer was called at 2:50 p.m. in reference to a domestic on Sean Avenue. The officer met with the victim, who stated the suspect attacked her, her sister, and her mother. The victim said when they arrived home from the store, she noticed the suspect intoxicated and asked him to help with the groceries. The victim stated the suspect got upset and began attacking her sister. She attempted to stop the suspect, but he began attacking her. She said her mother attempted to use a broom to keep the suspect away from her, but the suspect attacked her mother anyway. When the victim stepped in between the suspect and her mother, the suspect attacked her again. The suspect was arrested and transported to SCDC and booked on his charge of domestic violence (battery).

Chieftain Staff Report