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

June 23

An officer was dispatched to a home in the 800 block of Sunset Drive regarding death threats being made. Upon arrival, a woman told the officer that her uncle called the residence to make death threats. Other parties were also threatened by their uncle. The woman stated that her uncle initially had called to ask why his mother’s A\C was not turned on in the home. She said that after it was explained to him why it couldn’t be turned on, the uncle began to make threats towards everyone in the household, promising he would travel from Texas to Socorro and kill everyone in the house. She also stated the uncle has been violent before and wanted to make this report just to be safe. No contact with the uncle at this time.

An officer was dispatched at 9:28 a.m. to a New Mexico Tech parking lot about a stolen laptop. The officer contacted a woman who stated her computer was stolen from her vehicle, which had been parked at a residence on Texas Avenue. She said the laptop was in a turquoise bag along with her employee ID badge and had last seen the bag with the laptop in it at 4 p.m. yesterday. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle. The victim provided a sheet from New Mexico Tech, where she is employed, with the model of the laptop, serial number, and value of $2,995.

June 25

An officer was dispatched at 10:23 a.m. to an apartment on Walkway for a child who was left alone. The officer met with a woman who said she noticed a small child in a diaper by her window. She said she could not find the parents and went ahead and changed the child’s dirty diaper. The officer was able to make contact with the child’s grandmother, who stated she did not know the child was outside. The officer returned the child to the grandmother and advised her a report would be called in to CYFD on the incident. Charges of child abuse and abandonment of a child were filed.

An officer was dispatched at 1:35 p.m. to the 400 block of Bullock to take a vandalism report. The officer met with a woman who said her ex-boyfriend had written on her vehicle with spray paint and then put screws in three of her tires. She said she did not want to pursue charges but wanted the incident documented.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Park Street for a domestic. The officer met with a woman who showed signs of battery. She advised her boyfriend hit her because she did not want to turn their child over to him. The officer was also informed the boyfriend took her cell phone. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center on charges of domestic violence-battery, false imprisonment, deprivation of property of household member, and child abuse. He also had an outstanding warrant.

June 26

An officer was dispatched at 10:02 p.m. to RAK’s for an unresponsive individual. The officer arrived and entered the restroom where EMTs were working on a male. The officer was advised of him being in the men’s room for around twenty minutes before somebody went in to check on him. EMTs transported him to Socorro General Hospital.

An officer was dispatched at 12:43 p.m. to a local business in the 600 block of California Street, where someone was being irate. An employee said the man entered the business, asking what happened to his business. She said he grabbed the cell phone from her hands, placed it down, and left. She said she did not want to file charges but wanted the incident documented.

An officer was flagged down at 2:17 p.m. by a woman on Tierra Bonita. She told the officer an elderly woman passing by her fence was harassing her dogs. The officer was shown a video where the older woman walks by and throws sticks at the dogs. The officer advised her not to throw sticks at the dog.

An officer was advised at 5:01 p.m. of an individual in the 200 block of Park Street with an active warrant out of Socorro County Magistrate Court. The officer informed him that he had an active warrant and was placed into custody and taken to the police station for the warrant and booking paperwork. He refused medical clearance and was taken to Socorro County Detention Center for booking. Additional charges connected with the arrest include possession of a firearm by a felon and trafficking controlled substances.

June 27

An officer was called at 8:45 a.m. to Second Street in reference to a burglary. The officer met with the reporting person, who stated he has been checking on his parents’ residence due to them being out of town. He said when entering the home he noticed a screen knocked off of one of the windows. Once inside, he saw what appeared to be blood on the kitchen floor, but he had mopped up the blood. He said on checking the home, he only noticed one item missing. He said when his parents get back home, he would have them check the residence more thoroughly. After the parents returned, the officer was told they noticed two guns missing.

An officer was dispatched at 10:12 p.m. to the 900 block of Padilla Place on a stolen property call. The officer met with the victim, who stated the suspect was arguing with her and one of her sons. During the argument, she said the suspect threatened to kill her and her and her son. She stated he grabbed a knife and made a stabbing motion towards her. The son then stepped in front of her. The suspect then began stabbing her couch, saying he was going to kill them, and then attempted to light her mattress on fire. The victim stated her husband was able to calm down the suspect and walk him out of the residence. The suspect and her husband then got into her husband’s vehicle and left the area. The victim believes her husband was forced to go with the suspect. She called her husband’s cell phone and he said he was OK. The officer met with the other son who stated he wanted to pursue charges. Officers searched for the vehicle but were called back to the scene and informed of the car being northbound on Interstate 25. The victim later contacted dispatch and stated her husband was back home.

An officer was dispatched at 8:30 a.m. to Ambercare for the front window being shattered. There was glass and a rock inside the property. The caller said the window was not broken when the last person left the business at 6 p.m. the day before. Items were found moved around, but nothing was missing. There were no witnesses nor video footage of the suspect committing the crime. The estimated value to fix the damage was $500.

June 28

An officer was called at 7:04 a.m. to a residence in the 1100 block of Chaparral in reference to a domestic. The officer observed the victim to have swollen eyes and she stated the suspect struck her multiple times. She said she and the suspect have been in a relationship, and he accused her of something she did not do and then hit her numerous times. She said he also grabbed her, scratching the inside of her arms. The suspect was charged with Domestic Violence-Battery.

An officer was called at 11 a.m. for shots fired in the vicinity of Spring Street and Aspen. The officer met with the reporting person who stated he was in his house when he thought he heard fireworks and walked to his window and noticed a vehicle near the intersection. He said he walked out to the intersection and found bullet casings. The officer located ten 9mm bullet casings and took possession of the casings to be placed into evidence. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate any vehicles matching the description given by the reporting person.

Chieftain Staff Report