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

July 15

An officer was dispatched at 6:35 p.m. to a residence on Bagley Avenue for a deceased female. The officer did not see any signs of foul play. OMI arrived and took over.

July 16

An officer was called at 7:25 p.m. to the 500 block of Bagley Avenue in reference to a woman needing to be removed from the property. When the officer arrived, a male was noticed walking into the residence and closing the door. The officer heard something behind the house and on checking the backyard, found the suspect. The officer had prior knowledge of the suspect to have an active warrant for her arrest, and when told to stop, she tried to run away. She was caught and transported to the Socorro Police Department, where a search turned up narcotics in her possession. The suspect was transported to SCDC and booked on her warrants and possession of controlled substances.

An officer was dispatched at 12:23 a.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Manzanares where a woman reported that her son pulled a knife on her. She said they were in an argument and that her son was intoxicated. The son was arrested and incarcerated at SCDC for aggravated assault against a household member-deadly weapon.

An officer was dispatched at 11:31 a.m. to Economy Inn for a domestic. The officer met with a male who said he was arguing with his girlfriend of 12 months about her taking money from his wallet. The male was detained while the officer spoke with the female. She told the officer of her boyfriend blaming her for taking money from him and hitting her several times. She did show signs of being battered. The male was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center for domestic violence-battery, aggravated.

An officer was called at 8:39 a.m. to the 900 block of El Camino Real for a theft. While en route, the officer spotted a man matching the description given. The officer met with the suspect who had damaged two bottles of alcohol. The officer detained the suspect and took him back to the store where he was trespassed. The suspect was then transported to Socorro General Hospital due to him having thoughts of harming himself.

An officer was called at 12:14 p.m. to EconoLodge about a possible trespassing. The reporting person stated a guest had not paid for another day and had not left his room. He said he has tried knocking on the door but does not get an answer. The officer knocked and announced multiple times with no response and was then given a key to the room. The officer entered the room and located the male in the bathroom, kneeling on the floor with his head submerged in the bathtub. The officer attempted to render aid but the male was deceased and an ambulance was summoned. Due to the state of the room, the officer suspected the male to have not died by natural causes. The officer met with other guests and employees, and contacted the male’s wife, who stated she had not been with him for multiple years due to his drinking, but they were still married. She added that she rented the room for him. The State Police Crime Scene team arrived to process the scene and determined the death accidental. OMI conducted its investigation and Daniels Funeral Home came and took possession of the body.

An officer was dispatched at 10:25 p.m. to an apartment in the 800 block of Spring Street responding to a fight. The officer arrived and detained a man who was the suspect. Victim 1 said the suspect threw two punches at him, and he took the male to the ground, then police arrived. The officer spoke with Victim 2, who said the suspect almost struck one of the children outside the apartment. When Victim 2 confronted him about that, the suspect slammed Victim 2 to the floor. Victim 2 then struck the suspect several times. While the fight was happening, the suspect grabbed female Victim 3 by her hair, pulling her to the ground. Disorderly conduct and multiple battery charges were filed against the suspect and he was taken to SCDC.

July 18

An officer was patrolling at 6:35 p.m. when he noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on California Street. The officer attempted to pull the car over, but the driver fled. The officer conducted another traffic stop and asked the driver why he did not stop. The driver denied running from the officers. The officer met separately with a passenger who stated the driver did run from officers but was unsure why. The officer then met with a witness who stated he observed the vehicle run from officers and followed it to its present location. The officer arrested the driver and transported him to SCDC, where he was booked on his charges of reckless driving and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

An officer was called at 7:17 p.m. to a residence on Tamarack for a male requesting to speak with an officer. The victim stated he had been out of town for a few days and left his garage unlocked so his son could wash his clothing. He said his son informed him that on one of the days he was gone, the son arrived at the residence and discovered a male in the garage. The victim said when he came home, he noticed some of his property missing and would like a report on the incident.

An officer was advised of a burglary at a residence on Second Street and met with the reporting party. He said several items were missing from the night before, including a battery charger for a lawn mower in the garage and a 40-inch television from a spare room. He showed the officer a back sliding door where he believed somebody entered the residence. Partial prints were lifted from the window. The officer checked the windows on the home and noticed a few of them to have damage to the screens. The victim told the officer he would be putting up a trail camera—no further information at this time.

An officer was called at 11:16 a.m. to Walmart, where a male individual shoplifted alcohol and ran out of the store. The officer located the suspect and recovered the alcohol. The shoplifter was arrested due to having an active warrant. He was transported to SCDC where he was booked on his charges.

July 20

An officer was called at 11:44 a.m. to an apartment in the 1200 block of El Camino Real in reference to a battery. The officer met with the victim who stated she was with her boyfriend talking with a friend when the friend made a particular comment. She said that when they were done talking with the friend, the suspect got mad at her and punched her in the face, knocking her off her bike. She said after she got up, she went to McDonalds with the suspect, and when he went into the restroom, she left and went to her sister’s residence. The boyfriend was charged with domestic violence-battery.

An officer was called at 9:39 p.m. to the 1000 block of California scene on a complaint of trespassers. The officer arrived, and the two men were identified. A check with NCIC showed one of the males had an active warrant for his arrest. He was transported to SCDC and booked on his warrants. The other male was removed from the property.

July 21

An officer was called at 1:43 a.m. to a residence on Harold Drive in reference to a deceased male. The reporting person stated she was the caretaker for the male and that he had been transported to the hospital earlier in the day due to complications. He was released from the hospital and returned home. She said shortly after returning home, he passed away. The officer contacted OMI who arrived a short time later and conducted their investigation. Daniel’s Funeral Home came and took possession of the deceased.

An officer was called at 4:12 p.m. to the 500 block of Park Street in reference to a man punching his mother. The officer had prior knowledge of the suspect being on probation. The officer met with the victim, who stated she was standing at the door when the suspect walked up to her and punched her in the face. The officer observed signs of battery. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to SCDC, where he was booked for battery of a household member.

July 22

An officer was dispatched at 12:43 a.m. to meet a man standing in front of the Loma movie theater who wanted to report an incident between him and his wife while leaving Cooney’s. He said he discovered his wife was cheating on him and wanted to fight the male, but his wife would not let him, so as they were getting in their vehicle he got upset and hit the front window. He said his wife began to strike him for breaking the window and he tried to hold her back but she continued to hit him multiple times. The officer asked him what she was driving, and another officer noticed the vehicle in question driving back and forth several times. The assisting officer stopped the car and made contact with the suspect. She told the officer that while at Cooney’s, the victim began to get upset with her because she was on the phone with the friend her husband thinks she is cheating on him with. She said when they were leaving they began to argue, and after he struck the window she ended up hitting him in the face twice. She was placed under arrest for domestic violence and was escorted back to Socorro Police Department, where the proper paperwork could be completed. The suspect was offered medical attention but declined and was incarcerated in SCDC.

July 23

An officer was dispatched at 4:56 p.m. to the 400 block of Second Street for a possible theft. The reporting party said he received notification of the delivery of a package on July 17, but he never received it. The package contained a circular needing needle valued at $8.99. No suspects at this time

July 24

An officer was dispatched at 10:19 a.m. to the ice machine at Winkler and California. The reporting party said the ice machine was taking money, and he was upset about it not giving ice. He stated he had put in $2.50 three times to buy ice, and each time, the machine had taken his money and not provided bags of ice. Another man approached and told the victim he knew the owner and would contact him and advise him of the situation. He was assured the owner would be arriving shortly to fix the problem.

An officer was called at 3:45 p.m. to a residence on Fatima in reference to a male making a defamatory Facebook post about his grandmother and his mother wanting him to get evaluated. The male said he made the post because his grandmother would not let him leave, and he felt it was the only way he could get out of the house. He said he did not want to hurt himself, and the mother was told the officers could not force him to go to the hospital and that he seemed fine. The male was asked if he would delete his post about his grandmother, and he agreed to do so.

Chieftain Staff Report