socorro police department

Socorro Police Department

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

Jan. 1

Officers were called to a home in the 600 block of Medley for a domestic violence incident. The officer met with the victim at the front door, who said the suspect was in the bathroom. The suspect was contacted and detained. The victim said she and the suspect were in an argument and the suspect was throwing objects at her, striking her body. The officer did note signs of being struck. The suspect denied doing anything wrong. He was arrested and booked SCDC.

An officer was called to Elias Baca for a suspicious vehicle in the area. The officer was able to locate the vehicle and two occupants parked at a residence. The officer noted smoke coming from the vehicle that had an odor of heroin being smoked. During the contact with the suspects, the officer observed a pen tube with heroin residue on the driver’s lap. When she was asked about the tube she tried to conceal it. She was asked to exit the car. Officers searched where the occupants were seated and located narcotics. The officers located a lockbox and asked the driver to open the lockbox, but she said they must obtain a search warrant. She was placed under arrest and the car was sealed pending a search warrant. The suspect was taken to the police department along with the car. The suspect was searched by a New Mexico Tech female officer who located narcotics on her person. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC. A search warrant for the car was approved and officers found methamphetamine in the lockbox.

An officer on patrol on Highway 60 watched a driver pull out of a side street and cross both lanes of traffic and driving onto the median. The driver backed up, but drove forward and struck the median again. The officer initiated a traffic stop and noted signs of intoxication on the suspect. She was asked to exit the vehicle and perform field sobriety tests. Failing the tests the suspect was placed under arrest and after she was advised of the Implied Consent Warning, she agreed to be tested. She provided two breath samples with results being .21 and .21; over twice the legal limit. The suspect was processed and taken to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance, then booked into SCDC.

A woman was trespassed from John Brooks after trying to return gift cards that had already been used. The officer contacted her and told her she was not allowed in the store anymore. No charges were filed.

Jan. 2

A man was caught smoking marijuana on the Valverde Hotel property. The victim told the officer the suspect had been previously trespassed but had returned, and when he was told to leave the suspect made threats against the victim. The officer filed charges.

An officer was contacted by Child Protective Services about a woman giving birth at her home and then being taken to the Socorro General Hospital. At the hospital, the suspect and child both tested positive for methamphetamine. The child was sent to Albuquerque for treatment. The suspect admitted to using methamphetamine prior to giving birth. She declined an offer of drug counseling. The officer staffed the case with the District Attorney’s office and charges were initially approved. The officer was later notified that no charges could be filed, due to recent changes in the law.

Jan. 3

An officer was called to Holiday Inn in reference to a male who was demanding to know the room number where the victim was staying. The clerk described the male as wearing a black hoodie with marijuana plant-patterned pants. The clerk said he was very rude and kicked a sign. The victim told the officer she had a domestic with the suspect. She did not want to be near him and her mother turned off the phones so they would not have contact with one another. The suspect left prior to the officer arriving and was not located at the time of report.

Jan. 4

Officers received a Child Protective Services report for child educational neglect on the suspect for her child not attending school. The CPS report documents several contacts with the parent, who has stated she has no internet or has missed appointments to get internet at her home. The school has provided the parent with a Wi-Fi hot spot. The parent made other reasons for the child not attending. The child was dis-enrolled from school. The officer staffed the case with the DA’s office.

Jan. 5

A male reported receiving a call from a female claiming she received explicit pictures from his work email. He said she sounded intoxicated and heard a male was talking in the background. The victim did not know who the female was and did not know the phone number. At this time there are no suspects.

Jan. 6

Police took a report from a male in the 1100 block of Santa Fe Lane in reference to extortion. The victim said he had been messaging a girl online and had shared explicit images with her. The female suspect then advised him to pay her $500 or she would forward the images to his friends and family. The victim provided documentation of the incident to the officer. The incident was documented at this time. The suspect is not known.

Officers were called to a home in the 1100 block of Chaparral for a female making threats to harm herself while on the phone with Magistrate Court. While meeting with the female and family, officers located a container with methamphetamine in the Livingroom. The occupants all said the container wasn’t theirs and denied knowing how it got there. An officer was able to take the female to the hospital to be evaluated. The container with narcotics was logged as evidence.

Jan. 7

Officer called to a residence on Cuba Road for a suicidal female. The officer met with the caller who stated he was playing a video game and got mad, throwing the video game controller to the floor. The controller hit the ground and bounced up hitting the female. She got mad and started yelling at him, so he locked himself in his room. The female broke the door to get in the room and stated she was going to harm herself. The officer met with the female who gave the same story and admitted to damaging the door. She insisted she did not want to hurt herself. The officer completed a report on the incident. Charges are pending.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of Main Street where a delivered package had been stolen. The victim told the officer she was informed her package had been delivered but when she checked her porch the package was not there. The officer completed a report on the incident and advised the victim to make contact with the company.

A man in the 500 block of Manzanares called police after a man and woman stole his bag of aluminum cans. A security camera caught the suspects on video and one was identified. The suspect was contacted and admitted to taking the cans and still having the cans. The officer contacted the victim and asked if he wanted the bag of cans back. The victim said he did not and did not want charges filed. He only wanted the suspect trespassed from the property.

Jan. 8

An officer on patrol spotted a male known to have a valid warrant walking at the corner of School of Mines and Mt. Carmel. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC.

Police were called by a citizen about a woman behaving suspiciously on California Street. The officer located the suspect who was known to have a valid warrant. She was arrested and her car towed.

An officer was called to City Hall where a male subject was trying to enter through the back door that the staff uses. He was banging on the door, yelling at the employees inside. The suspect then left, walking away from City hall. The officer attempted to locate the male suspect to trespass him from the City hall. The suspect was not located at this time.

Officers were called to the 700 block of Hope Farm Road where two men were on the ground fighting. The two were detained until assisting officers arrived. The suspect was found in possession of pills that were identified as Fentanyl. The victim said the suspect was at his home after being trespassed and when he checked his toolbox saw his tools were missing. When he confronted the suspect over the missing tools, the suspect became upset and attempted to stab the victim with an uncapped syringe. He was able to take the suspect to the ground until officers arrived. The suspect was arrested and taken to the police department where he was searched and found to be in possession of three separate bindles of heroin. He was processed and booked into the SCDC.

A woman was intoxicated at the shelter and was removed after being seen by ambulance personnel. She was taken to a family member’s home on Spring Street. As the officer was unloading the female, she fell over and struck her head, causing a cut to her head. An ambulance was called to treat her and take her to SGH for medical clearance.

A woman in the 200 block of Sixth Street reported that someone damaged her vehicle’s window and tail lights. The victim said the vehicle has not been moved and was damaged on her property. The officer checked the area but did not locate any cameras that would show a suspect.

Officers were called to Walmart where a man was threatening others with a knife. The officers arrived and were directed to a car wash where the suspect ran. The officers found him laying on the ground and he ignored their commands several times. He was placed under arrest and found in possession of a large knife, a small amount of marijuana and clothes he had stolen from Walmart. A witness told police that the male suspect was seen exiting the store following after a female. The female was in fear of the suspect and called for help over her portable radio to other staff members. The officer was advised the suspect has been trespassed from the store and had entered and stole the items. The suspect was processed and booked into the SCDC.

A caller reported finding a baggie with a crystal substance in the parking lot of John Brooks. The substance was turned over to the officer. It field-tested positive for methamphetamine and was logged into the police department for destruction.

Jan. 9

A man called police about his old Facebook account being used to send messages to other people. THe was not able to provide any information on the old accounts and asked that the incidents be documented.

A man in the 500 block of Central reported lending his Chrysler sedan to a couple. And now they were refusing to return the car. The victim said he tried flagging the man and woman down several times but they would not stop. Officers located his car and took him to where it was parked. The officers knocked on the door to the home several times to retrieve the keys to the car, but no one would come to the door. The officer was able to get ahold of a male who turned over the keys. The victim took possession of the car and did not want charges filed.

Jan. 10

An officer met with a complainant in the 100 block of Sixth Street who said the male suspect was threatening her and throwing out her belongings and she wanted him evicted off the property. The male claimed that she was the one who broke the window and he wanted her to leave the apartment. The complainant said she was going to stay with her daughter who lives two doors down for the night. Both stated there was no physical contact between them and the officer left the area. Officers were called back as the suspect was at the complainant’s daughter’s apartment, banging on the door threatening to hit her with a bat. She stated she did not want to pursue any charges and just wanted officers to make contact with him and advise him to stay away from her for the day. The suspect was told to stay away and the officers left.

Officers were called back for the third time for the suspect throwing out her shoes, her bicycle helmet and her makeup. He told the officer he was sorry for breaking her makeup. He was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the SCDC.