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Socorro Police Department

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

Aug. 10

An officer was called to the 1100 block of Chaparral in reference to a male wanting to make a report. The victim stated two males arrived at his residence and attempted to spray him with pepper spray. He said he was able to close his door and the suspects ran from the residence. One suspect was charged with aggravated battery (deadly weapon) and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

Officers were dispatched at 3:38 a.m. to a residence in the 1000 block of Spring Street on a call of a male juvenile battering his mother and breaking property. The female victim stated her son and her son’s girlfriend were confronted about not helping out around the house. The son became extremely agitated, striking his mother on the left side of her face with a closed fist more than once and throwing white paint on her and on her vehicle. Officers took pictures of the paint and the woman’s bruised face. The victim stated she does not want the son to return to the property and would like to have him removed because she feels that he has become uncontrollable. She was advised that since the son is a juvenile he will have to return home to her custody if he does not score enough points for incarceration. Officers patrolled the area and continued to look for the son and his girlfriend with no signs of either one of the individuals in the area.

An officer was dispatched at 4:34 p.m. to meet with a male needing to make a report about fraud. The victim said this morning his worker received a call at his business on Faulkner Street from someone who claimed to be from PNM and told him if he did not pay the fee for changing the meter, his worker’s electricity would be turned off. He did not want his employees to be without power, so he went and got a prepaid debit card in the amount of $305 from the dollar store. They advised him the card did not go through and he went and got another card, but when he called back, they would not answer, and never got through the second time to get the second number he bought. The victim realized he was being scammed and needed a report.

Aug. 11

An officer received a call for service at a residence in the 900 block of Walkway in reference to a theft. The male victim said he is on home health care and has a caregiver who comes and provides caregiving services to him through Ambercare. He said he leaves his door unlocked in case of emergency so EMTs can enter his apartment. He told the officer he believes that person came into his apartment while he was asleep and stole pills out of his pill organizer. The officer asked if he was sure the caregiver was the person who came inside his house. The victim said he was not sure but that was just his assumption. The victim added that he has made comments to her about the Gabapentin that he takes for pain management. He said is aware her boyfriend suffers from some kind of pain and he believes she took the pills for her boyfriend. The officer attempted to locate the caregiver through her place of employment and learned she has not shown up for work in the past week.

Officers were dispatched to the Valero station in reference to a theft. The manager showed the officers security footage from the night before in which a male individual wearing a white tank top was seen getting a handful of items and taking them to the front of the store. The male, who was identified by the officer, does not pay for the items and the employee turns to return them to the shelves. While the clerk’s back was turned the suspect starts jamming multiple beef jerky sticks into the waistband of his shorts and then proceeds to exit the business. The officer counted eight jerky sticks in total, valued at $15. The suspect was charged with shoplifting.

An officer received a call for service at 12:50 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Reservoir Road in reference to a trespasser on the property. On arrival, the male victim was visibly upset. He said another male who was sitting nearby was throwing items at him and yelling. He stated the property where the male is staying belongs to someone else, who did not want the suspect on the property. The victim also said the suspect struck his vehicle several times with several different objects and showed the officer a small dent to the driver-side door. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to the SCDC on charges of criminal trespass/not posted, battery, and criminal damage to property. While at the detention facility he was given a more thorough search, which turned up a white crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Possession of a controlled substance was added to his charges.

An officer was called at 5:02 p.m. to meet a male wanting to make a report at the Socorro Police Department. The victim stated he was at a friend’s residence when a male knocked on the door. When he opened the door, two males suddenly sprayed him with pepper spray and began punching and kicking him. The victim said his friend was able to pull the males off of him and have them leave the residence. He stated he did sustain injuries from the incident.


An officer was called at 4:16 p.m. to speak with a female wanting to file a report on a vehicle. She stated she recently purchased a vehicle and allowed the suspect to work on it for her. As of this date, the suspect has not returned her vehicle and she has been unable to make contact with him. Her vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen.

Aug. 13

An officer responded at 11:04 p.m. to a vehicle crash on Melody Lane. The male driver showed signs of intoxication and following his failure of standard field sobriety tests he was handcuffed and secured in the rear of the unit. At the Socorro Police Department, he provided a breath sample of .14 and was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched to Melody Lane in reference to a female wandering the neighborhood who appears to be confused and does not know where she lives. Officers contacted the individual a few houses south of her address and were able to get her home. She had locked herself out of the house, but officers were able to gain entry without force. Officers did a walk-through of the residence and observed the living room and kitchen to be cluttered with random items. The refrigerator did have food and the house had running water. EMS was called to the scene to evaluate her and she was cleared. She refused medical, saying she is perfectly healthy and does not need any medical help.

An officer was dispatched at 7:02 p.m. to Dollar General in reference to a female shoplifter. Employees stated that the suspect, who was known to them, came into the store with a backpack. When she was leaving the store, it was noticed that she did not have the shopping basket any longer and her backpack was significantly larger than when she entered. When confronted the suspect shouted a vulgar epithet and left the property heading south toward the Valero Gas station. The officer was told they reviewed security footage and food items stolen amounted to approximately $150.

Aug. 14

An officer was dispatched at 5:46 p.m. to the Rodeo Complex in reference to check on a vehicle that has been parked on the south end with a flat tire. Speaking with the male, the officer noticed a blood glucose reader and asked the individual if he was diabetic. The male acknowledged he was and appeared to be confused. An ambulance was requested to check on him and he went willingly to be transported to Socorro General Hospital.

An officer was dispatched at 10:50 p.m. to the 900 block of Liles in reference to a landlord trying to kick out the caller. The officer met with a male who claimed to have a lease agreement and doesn’t understand why the landlord is trying to evict him. When asked to provide a lease agreement the male was unable to provide one. The owner of the property stated he only does month-to-month leases and the male had not signed another lease with him and was allowing him to remove his property. Both males were advised it was a civil issue and would have to be settled in Civil Court. The male tenant gathered the rest of his property and left the residence.

An officer was dispatched at 7:48 a.m. to Tom’s RV Park for a theft of a wallet. The victim said an unknown individual had made entry into her trailer by opening the unlocked door and taking her wallet. She suggested two possible suspects. The victim only believes it was one of the two and did not see them take it.

An officer was dispatched at 12:39 p.m. to the Plaza park for a female who was being harassed. The officer was speaking with the female and the male suspect started yelling curse words at the female. When advised to stop, the suspect continued to yell. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center for disorderly conduct.

Aug. 15

Officers were dispatched at 5:54 p.m. to the 200 block of Lincoln Street in reference to a male making threats toward his neighbors. Two males told the officer the neighbor who lives in an adjacent trailer has been yelling and making threats toward them for no reason. One of the males said he was in his backyard moving mulch when the neighbor started yelling at him and threatening him. The officer met with the neighbor and while speaking to him, he was not making sense in his statements appearing to be intoxicated. While at the residence, officers could see trash overflowing in his trailer and smelled rotting food. He was advised to clean his property and leave his neighbors alone.

Officers were called at 7:45 p.m. to Reservoir Road for a drunk family member. The family was advised to contact Adult Protective Services and they can send a case worker to make an evaluation.

An officer was dispatched at 11:09 a.m. to the 300 block of Otero in reference to a Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer requesting a juvenile be arrested on her warrant. The officers knocked on the front door of the residence and the juvenile suspect answered the door and was told they had a warrant for her arrest. The juvenile stated her child was inside the residence. A relative was summoned to pick up the child. She was transported to the Socorro Police Department and then transported to the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center where she was booked in on her warrant.

An officer was called to the 500 block of Spring Street in reference to a female wanting to make a report. The victim stated she wanted to make a report on an incident that occurred the day prior. She said she and the suspect got into a physical altercation after an argument, where the victim was asking for money. The victim said the suspect struck her multiple times. She stated the suspect left the area and returned later in the night without her knowledge and entered her residence. The officer noticed signs of forced entry and signs of battery on the victim. The victim said she did not want to pursue charges against the suspect.