The following items were taken from reports at the Socorro Police Department
A male suspect was arrested and jailed on multiple counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools, breaking and entering, and criminal damage to property at Super 8.
An officer was called at 3:34 p.m. to the 300 block of Eaton Avenue in reference to a theft. The victim said someone came onto his property and left with multiple items. He provided the officer with a flash drive of the security camera video.
An officer was called at 5:50 p.m. to the 300 block of McCutcheon Street where a male was looking through items in the yard. On arrival the officer noticed the suspect, who began walking away when he saw the officer. He was told to stop multiple times but continued walking away. While following the suspect, the officer noticed a shopping cart with stolen property from a similar report in the neighborhood two hours earlier. The male was caught and placed under arrest. The stolen items were taken back to the victim who identified them as his, and they were returned to him. The suspect was transported to SCDC where he was booked on multiple charges of criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, and resisting/evading an officer.
An officer was called to the 500 block of Park Street on a report of someone breaking a window. While en route, the officer was given a description of the suspect, who was spotted and detained. The officer took the male back to the scene where a witness identified him as the one breaking the window. He was charged with criminal damage to property.
An officer was called at 8:19 p.m. to meet with a female on California Street in reference to harassment. She said she was driving when she noticed the female suspect driving behind her very closely. She said the suspect then drove around her, cutting her off, and when she went to drive around the other vehicle, the suspect attempted to crash into her. She was able to pull off the street into a business and contact authorities. The officer located the suspect who denied all accusations and claimed the victim has made multiple reports accusing her of other incidents.
An officer was called to the Valverde Hotel in reference to a theft. The victim stated he arrived last night and when he went to bed a paint sprayer was in the bed of his truck. This morning he noticed his paint sprayer valued at $12,000 was gone. A serial number was obtained, and it was entered into NCIC.
An officer was dispatched to a residence on Monte Vista Court on the report of a male who was trying to break into a home. The officer was given a description of the suspect, who was located in a ditch and found to have several warrants for his arrest. The female victim said he had been testing the door to see if it was locked, but could not enter.
An officer was called at 9:25 p.m. to Walmart in reference to a trespasser on the property. The reporting person stated a female who had been trespassed from the store was back and had placed items in her purse without paying for them. He was unable to provide a video due to the incident happening in an area of the store without cameras but said he did witness her put some items in her purse. The following day the officer was provided with a disk from the store but it was blank.
An officer was at Circle K at 12:27 a.m. and was being filmed by two males. The officer walked inside, and a store employee told them they could not record in the store. The employee wanted both males trespassed and the officer advised them they were trespassed and to leave the store.
An officer was called at 7:51 p.m. to an apartment on Walkway in reference to a runaway juvenile. The reporting person stated she had spoken with an officer earlier in the day about her son running away from school, but that she was not ready to officially make a runaway report. She provided the officer with the clothing description of her son, along with his last known location. The officer followed up at that location but did not locate anybody.
An officer was called at 9:21 p.m. to the 800 block of Spring Street where someone was attempting to break a door down with an axe. The officer located a male with an axe and had him drop it. He was placed under arrest for an active warrant. The victim said the suspect was striking his back door with the axe, but he does not want to press charges. The suspect was transported to SCDC where he was booked on his warrant.
An officer was called to the Socorro Police Department at 10:46 a.m. to take a report on fraud. The victim said she had written a check and dropped it in the drop box at the post office. She noticed the check was cashed to someone other than the person she made it out to. She requested a copy of the cashed check and noticed it was altered and cashed to the suspect. She stated the incident was already documented with the bank but needed a police report on the incident as well.
An officer was called at 1:23 p.m. to the 200 block of School of Mines to meet with a female wanting to make a report. The victim stated she signed up for a service a long time ago and just received a letter in the mail on how to participate. She was asked to deposit a check into her account and purchase multiple gift cards with the money and send pictures of the gift cards to a phone number provided. She complied, and the money on the cards was withdrawn. The victim said she was then unable to contact anybody to receive the payment she was promised. The officer attempted to contact the number provided but it was from a texting service and was unable to be tracked.
An officer was patrolling at 4:24 p.m. and noticed a driver having a difficult time parking correctly at 7-Eleven. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver appeared to be intoxicated. He failed standard field sobriety tests and was taken to the police station where his breath samples were over the legal limit. He was transported to SCDC where he was booked on his charges.
An officer was called at 4:24 p.m. to a residence on Tierra Bonita where the reporting person stated she has not seen her sister for two weeks, which is not like her. She provided the officer with a description of her sister and her address. The officer checked the address and then entered the female into NCIC as missing.
An officer was called at 1:54 p.m. to Best Western in reference to a disagreement. The reporting person stated a customer paid in cash for a room along with the room deposit. When the customer was checking out, they asked for their deposit back but were told the maid had checked the room and found it to be trashed. When the customer was informed she would not be receiving her deposit back, she became irate and refused to leave. She decided to leave before police arrived. The reporting person informed the officer she would like the incident documented.
An officer was dispatched at 12:49 p.m. to a residence on Bullock Blvd. to remove two males from the property. The two were run through NCIC and both had valid warrants for their arrest. Both were incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.
An officer was dispatched at 7:30 p.m. to Dollar Tree for a woman who was found to have shoplifted items in her bag. She was trespassed from the store and charges were filed.
An officer was called at 2:26 p.m. to meet with a male at the Socorro Police Department wanting to make a report. The victim said he was at a friend’s house with his ex-girlfriend and fell asleep. When he woke up, his truck was gone along with his ex-girlfriend. His theory was that his ex-girlfriend drove off in the vehicle, and he provided the officer with the information on the truck.
An officer was dispatched to a residence for a stolen handgun. The officer met with the reporting party who said a handgun was taken from her son’s vehicle. It was entered into NCIC.
An officer was called to Walmart for a shoplifting incident and on arrival located a male walking away from the property. The male had a black ball in his hands and was searched. Narcotics were located inside the black ball. He was placed under arrest and transported to SCDC and booked on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass.
An officer was called at 3:50 p.m. to a residence on Nicholas Avenue where an unknown suspect had broken a window. The victim stated she was at home when she heard what sounded like glass breaking. She showed the officer the window and evidence was collected. She said she did not notice any items missing from the residence, but then called the officer back to the scene later when she realized her laptop had been taken. The laptop was entered into NCIC as stolen.
An officer was called at 12:09 a.m. to a home in the 700 block of Lucero in reference to a burglary. The victim told the officer he left the residence the day before and when he returned he noticed multiple guns and other items had been taken from his residence. The officer collected fingerprints on one of the windows.
An officer was patrolling at 1:30 a.m. on Reservoir Road and pulled over a vehicle for no headlights. The driver did not have a driver’s license, registration, or proof of insurance for the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle arrived and said he had given the male permission to drive his vehicle. Citations were issued to both the driver and the owner, and the vehicle was towed.
An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Lucero where a female wanted to report that her neighbor was throwing rocks at her fence while her children were outside. The officer met with the neighbor who said she was putting rocks at the bottom of her fence.
An officer was called at 10:09 a.m. to the Socorro Senior Center on a stolen car report. The victim stated he arrived that morning and parked in the parking lot. Later in the day, he checked the lot and saw that his vehicle was gone. The officer reviewed the security camera video and observed a male walking around the parking lot near the victim’s vehicle. The officer informed other law enforcement agencies of the suspect’s description, and a deputy sheriff was able to produce a photo of the suspect. The vehicle was later located out of the city police jurisdiction with the suspect still in it.