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Socorro Police Department

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

Sep. 20

An officer was alerted at 6:59 p.m. to a possible drunk driver on California Street. A female at the Exxon station said she was nearly hit. She said she walked up to the male when he parked and was given keys to the vehicle and the male walked into the store. The officer met with him when he exited the store. He admitted to driving and had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. Standard field sobriety tests were conducted, and probable cause was determined. He was arrested and a check showed he also had an outstanding arrest warrant. The male was taken for a blood draw and then incarcerated at SCDC on his warrant.

An officer conducted a traffic stop at 2:42 a.m. on a driver known to have a suspended/revoked driver’s license at Nelson and Neel. He exited the vehicle, and the officer asked him if he had anything on his person he should know about. The male said he had a loaded handgun in his front jacket pocket. The officer removed the handgun and saw that it was loaded with one in the chamber. The male also turned over a knife. During a patdown, the officer found a small clear zip-lock bag with a white crystal-like substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine. The male was placed under arrest and secured in the back seat of the patrol unit. A tow truck was called, and a tow inventory turned up several pills recognized to be counterfeit fentanyl. The suspect was issued a traffic citation for driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license and booked into Socorro County Detention Center on three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

An officer was called at 12:15 p.m. for a trespasser at Walmart. The reporting person stated the suspect had come into the store but was now sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. The officer met with the suspect and observed the male to be in possession of narcotics. He was placed under arrest and transported to SCDC where he was booked on the charges of Possession of a controlled substance, trafficking of controlled substances/intent to distribute, and criminal trespass.

An officer met with a male at 11:44 a.m. at the police station who stated his storage unit in the 1400 block of Frontage Road had been broken into. He provided the officer with a list of stolen items valued at $2,095.

Sep. 23

An officer was dispatched at 7:25 p.m. to a residence in the 1200 block of Highway 60 on a fraud complaint. A female said she received a call from an unknown caller trying to get money. She told the officer she gave the random person her bank card number. The officer advised her it was a fraud and to cancel her bank card.

An officer was dispatched at 2:56 a.m. to a residence in the 200 block of Garfield for a breaking and entering. The officer was advised by the homeowner the male suspect had gained entrance and he had to physically push the suspect out of the residence. The officer encountered the suspect who was arrested and incarcerated at SCDC.

An officer met with a male at the police station on a possible order of protection. The officer ran the male through NCIC which showed he had a valid two valid warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and his vehicle was towed. During the tow inventory drugs were found in the cup holder, and the male was incarcerated on his charges.

Sep. 24

An officer was called to a residence on Montoya Place for a larceny. The officer met with the victim who stated her son had removed the battery from her vehicle along with a toolset that was in the vehicle.

An officer was called at 6:57 p.m. to the 1200 block of Highway 60 in reference to a male wanting to speak with an officer. The male stated he would like the officer to take possession of his firearm due to his being unable to secure it in his vehicle. The officer took possession of the firearm and placed it into evidence for safekeeping.

Sep. 25

An officer was called to the 1100 block of Lawndale in reference to a stolen trailer. The victim stated he rented the trailer from Tractor Supply the day prior and did not have any information on it. A neighbor in the area showed the officer a security camera video of a black truck leaving the area with the trailer. The officer met with the manager of Tractor Supply who provided him with the information for the trailer. The trailer was entered into NCIC.

Sep. 26

An officer was sent to Holiday Inn Express at 2 p.m. to take a report from the manager about a male who took items out of a room, including a blow dryer, a pillow and the room safe. Mail not belonging to the male was also found in the room, and there was possible drug use going on.

An officer met with the occupants of a white Ford on Mariposa Street which was parked facing the wrong way on the roadway at 10:33 p.m. While speaking with the driver the officer noticed a female known to have a valid warrant for her arrest sitting in the back seat. She was asked to step out of the vehicle and was placed in handcuffs. She was taken to the hospital where she refused medical clearance and then transported to Socorro County Detention center.

An officer met with a male at 10:45 a.m. at the Socorro Police Department who wanted to file a fraud report. The male stated that while reviewing his financial statements he realized two new credit cards had been opened in his name. One for The Home Depot in Albuquerque and another one at the Target off of Coors Blvd. He said he tried to cancel the card before any charges were made but the Target card already had a $115 balance. He said he filed a report in 2019 about fraud and believes this may possibly be the same individuals. No suspects at this time.

Sep. 27

An officer was dispatched to Lota Burger for a male refusing to leave the property, The officer met with the assistant manager who said an unknown male was harassing her and her employees. She said he finally left the area pushing a shopping cart. The officer searched the area and did not locate anyone pushing a shopping cart.

An officer was dispatched to the Verizon store on a larceny report. The manager told the officer a male walked into the store the day before yesterday, saying he was looking to upgrade his cell phone and was looking at an iPhone 13. She said she got on her cell phone to make a call as the man walked around the store. She stated as she was talking on the phone, the door alarm went off but at the time she did not think it was anything. When she did her merchandise check today she noticed the phone in question was missing. The value of the phone was $2,000. A theft declaration was signed and the cell phone was entered into NCIC.

An officer was patrolling the area of College Street at 9:48 p.m. and observed a black pickup truck make a left-hand turn onto Franklin without using a turn signal. The pickup continued at normal speed after the officer activated emergency equipment. It turned onto Nelson and then onto West Place, and finally pulled into a driveway in the 400 block of Blue Canyon. The driver was patted down and told he was being arrested for driving on a revoked driver’s license and resisting. When asked why he did not stop he said it was because he did not have insurance or a valid driver’s license and did not want to get his truck towed. A female passenger in the truck was found to have a valid warrant for her arrest and a check of her person turned up a brown substance which was field tested to be heroin. The male driver and female passenger were both arrested and booked into Socorro County Detention center. The pickup was towed.

Sep. 28

An officer was dispatched at 6:48 p.m. to a residence in the 1100 block of Sixth Street on a harassment complaint. The victim said she was being harassed ber her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. She stated she did not want to file charges but wanted the incident documented.

An officer was dispatched at 12:41 a.m. to a residence in the 700 block of Sunset Drive in reference to a possible trespasser. The homeowner said he has located a sleeping bag, a backpack and a few other items in a shed in his back yard and it appeared as if someone was possibly staying in his shed. He stated he has had a previous incident similar to this and had changed the lock to the shed but it appears the person is prying the door open. There was no damage caused to the shed. At this time there is no suspect and the incident was documented.

Sep. 29

An officer was dispatched to McDonald’s on a harassment call. A worker told the officer she was yelled at by her aunt, and that management wanted her trespassed. The officer spoke with the suspect who said her niece threw her food at her causing her to lose her temper. The aunt was advised not to return to the business.

An officer was called at 11:05 p.m. to the 700 block of Lucero in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, the officer separated two females who were yelling at each other. The officer met with one female who stated she was at her residence with her boyfriend when they got into an argument. Her boyfriend grabbed her phone and went to his vehicle and locked the door. The female said she picked up a metal object in the bed of his truck and smashed the back window trying to get her phone back. The boyfriend then exited his truck and grabbed her and broke the back window of her vehicle. The other female – the mother of the male – began yelling that her son is a minor and wants to press charges for rape. One of the females was given a ride to another residence. The case will be referred to the DA’s office.

Sep. 30

An officer was dispatched at 6:09 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Manzanares for a broken car window. The victim said someone had broken a window in their vehicle. The officer was advised of two sets of juveniles who were fighting. One juvenile threw a rock at another juvenile but missed and the rock hit the vehicle’s window.

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