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

July 8

An officer was dispatched at 7:53 p.m. to a residence in the 600 block of S. California for a deceased individual. The officer arrived and saw that the man had been dead for several hours. OMI arrived for their investigation, and no signs of foul play were found. Daniels Funeral Home picked up the body.

July 9

An officer was called to speak with someone who said he believed a female juvenile was in a relationship with an adult male. The officer spoke with the juvenile’s mother, who said her daughter sneaks out at night and does not return for a few days. She stated she knew her daughter was seeing the person but did not think he was overage until she was told he was 21. The mother said she is aware that her daughter and him are sleeping together. The officer was able to locate the man and get his information. The officer called to see if he could speak with the daughter, but the mother said the girl was not home. The officer is attempting to set up a safe house interview.

An officer was dispatched at 8:03 p.m. to the 1200 block of Santa Fe Lane for a theft. The victim said someone stole his black mountain bike with silver lettering. He had the bicycle locked up to the deck post, and someone cut the cut. He wasn’t sure who might’ve taken his bike but did notice a suspicious-looking person walking up and down his street recently. He valued the bike at $160 and the lock at $10.

An officer was dispatched at 4:37 p.m. to a residence on Hilltop Street for a disturbance. The officer met with a man who stated he was showing his daughter a video on his phone when his daughter’s boyfriend came over and was upset. He said the boyfriend was kicking his front door and hitting the door window as if he wanted to break in. After he failed to make entry, he broke a plant pot before he left the property. The officer noticed the door frame was damaged and the broken plant pot on the floor. The caller requested an escort to an address on Tierra Bonita to retrieve his vehicle from the daughter’s and the suspect’s residence. The officer attempted to make contact with the suspect, but the girlfriend said he was not there. The caller retrieved his vehicle and stated he wanted to press charges. The estimate for repairing the door was $330. A charge of criminal damage to property was filed.

An officer picked up a man at 7:30 p.m. at Blake’s Lota Burger for trying to steal a gallon of Fireball alcohol from the new Circle K on California Street. The officer had been informed of the attempted theft by a worker at Circle K a few minutes before and wanted him to be trespassed from the store. A check with NCIC showed he had three valid arrest warrants. He was incarcerated at SCDC.

July 10

An officer was dispatched at 5:35 p.m. to a residence on Granada Street for a domestic fight. The male had already left the area when the officer arrived. The officer spoke with the female victim who said her son had threatened to kill her. The officer filed a domestic violence-assault charge on the grandson.

A woman on Otero Street flagged down an officer at 7:18 a.m. and wanted to report that she was being harassed by her sister. While speaking with the woman, the officer saw that she was holding a piece of chalk and then noticed graffiti drawn in chalk on the concrete pillars under Interstate 25. She was charged with unauthorized graffiti.

An officer was dispatched at 9:03 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Second Street for a break-in. The officer was shown damage to the back door and door frame where the point of entry was made. The victim said nothing was missing from the home.

July 11

An officer was called at 8:33 p.m. to the 500 block of Manzanares in reference to a female wanting to make a report. The reporting person said her daughter had a gun pulled on her. She explained that her daughter was parked in a parking lot when the suspect’s vehicle pulled up beside her. She stated her daughter told her the suspect then pulled a gun on her. She believes it was due to an incident from the night prior. The officer met with the victim, who said she was parked in the parking lot when the suspect’s vehicle approached her and saw the gun pointing out of the car. She believed the passenger was the one with the gun. The officer located the suspect and the vehicle and performed a traffic stop, and all occupants were asked to exit the car. The officer met with the suspect, who stated she allowed the passenger to have her vehicle while she was at work during the day when the incident occurred. All the other occupants denied being in the vehicle until recently and denied pointing a gun at the victim. The suspect allowed officers to search her vehicle, and no gun was found.

An officer was dispatched at 6:18 a.m. to Montano Vista Apartments in reference to someone who tried to steal gasoline overnight. The officer noticed vehicles in the parking lot with their gas caps open but could not find anyone else at this time. The complainant said she had checked her car, and no gas was siphoned. The officer checked with the manager to have access to security camera videos.

An officer was dispatched at 10:24 a.m. for a break-in at a residence in the 700 block of Giles Road. On arrival, the officer knocked several times and did not get an answer. The officer tried knocking a second time and still there was no answer. The officer looked through the windows but could see no movement. The officer was getting ready to leave when a female approached and asked if everything was OK at the residence because it belonged to her sister, who had recently passed away. The officer explained that an anonymous caller reported a break-in. The woman stated her nephew is sometimes at the house, but she hadn’t seen him today. She opened the door for officers to enter the residence to see if the house had any signs of forced entry or damage. No signs of forced entry or damage to the home were noted.

An officer was called at 1:23 p.m. to the police station to take a report. A male who said he worked for the City of Socorro told the officer he witnessed three individuals remove a tree from a residence in the 300 block of Grant Street. He said he followed them to a home in the 700 block of Reservoir Road. He gave detailed descriptions of the two men and one woman. The officer was unable to make contact with individuals at the address provided at the time of the report.

An officer was dispatched at 3:45 p.m. to the Adult Probation and Parole Office, where a male in custody had violated his conditions of release for providing a fraudulent urine sample. The APP officer handed the officer his arrest warrant, and the individual was transported to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance and then to Socorro County Detention Center.

Officers were dispatched at 6:31 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Bagley about stolen trash bins. The reporting party said her trash bin was stolen along with her neighbor’s. She said she located the trash bins in front of a residence in the 700 block of Grant Street. Officers advised her to meet at that address to retrieve the bin. Upon arrival, the officer observed a man and a woman run toward the residence and attempt to hide behind a camper trailer. The officer knew the male had a valid warrant for his arrest and advised him to stop running. When he continued running the officer deployed his Taser striking the suspect with only one prong and it was unsuccessful. The suspect continued to run towards a fence with barbed wire and stopped. He was placed in handcuffs and secured in the rear passenger seat of the patrol unit. The female had also fled, but the officer found her hiding inside a camper trailer with a male. Both had warrants which were confirmed, and both were arrested. After being medically cleared, the three individuals were transported to the Socorro County Detention Center where they were booked.

July 12

An officer was dispatched at 10:27 p.m. to the 300 block of Houghton to take a report on fraud. The officer met with a woman who explained she was trying to rent a home and sent money for the down payment. She said when she went to the residence she found it was already occupied. She said she was able to speak with the landlord, who said he had never put a post about the home being for rent. The officer called the number the woman was given, which turned out to be fraudulent.

July 13

An officer was dispatched at 12:21 a.m. to a residence on La Vega Road for a man hitting a vehicle. The officer met with the suspect, who was placed into handcuffs. The female caller said she did not know why he was damaging her property. While speaking with officers, the male was texting the female. The male was arrested for criminal damage to property and bribery/intimidation of a witness. His vehicle was towed from the yard.

July 14

An officer was dispatched at 9:12 p.m. to a residence in the 1200 block of Main Street for damage to property. A woman at the scene showed the officer where someone had shattered her car window with a screwdriver. The officer did notice that the vehicle also had a scratch below the window. She listed the damages at $400.

An officer was dispatched at 9:26 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Grant Street for a CPS Intake on no air conditioning in the home. The officer met with a female who was already working with CYFD. The child in question was taken to a safe place with air conditioning.

July 15

An officer was called at 10:58 p.m. to a home in the 400 block of Manzanares where a man and woman were arguing. The officer met with the woman, who stated she had been calling her boyfriend all day. He has not been answering and he has their son with him. The officer then met with the male who confirmed she has been calling him all day. He added that he has full custody of their son. He said when she arrived, it sounded like she hit the window with something hard, resulting in the window breaking. The female was charged with criminal damage to property.

An officer was dispatched at 3:03 a.m. to Super 8 for a car alarm going off. The officer met with a woman who drove up at the same time. She showed signs of intoxication and performed standard field sobriety tests. After probable cause was determined, she was arrested. A check with NCIC showed she also had a warrant for her arrest. She was taken to Socorro County Detention Center, where she was searched and drugs were found. Charges of driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance were filed.

Chieftain Staff Report