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Socorro Police Department

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

Mar. 3

An officer made contact with a male, who was known to have a valid arrest warrant, walking toward an apartment on Spring Street. The suspect was advised to stop but he continued to walk into his apartment. The officer followed the suspect into the apartment and attempted to arrest the suspect for the warrant, but he pulled away and took an aggressive stance. The suspect was taken to the ground. While on the ground began kicking the officer until he was placed in handcuffs. The suspect was taken in a police car and attempted to kick an assisting officer. A sheriff’s deputy arrived to assist and the suspect spit on the deputy. He was taken to the Socorro Police Department for processing and later booked SCDC on the warrant and 16 charges of resisting and battery on a peace officer.

Mar. 4

Officers were called at 2:36 p.m. to the 200 block of Manzanares for a male subject not being responsive. The officer met with the suspect who was found to be highly intoxicated. Officers helped him stand up and his information was obtained. The suspect was shown to have valid arrest warrants. He was arrested and booked into the SCDC.

A caller on Proto reported that a male was walking past the yard. The male then stopped and stood near the exterior wall, looking at the victim’s dogs. The victim walked around the back of the yard and leaned over the fence and told the male to stay off the property. The victim told the officer he wanted the suspect contacted and trespassed from the property. The suspect was contacted and advised to stay off the victim’s property.

An officer was called to a crash in the 700 block of North California Street. During the investigation, the officer checked the driver’s information and found the suspect had a suspended/revoked driver’s license with arrest pursuant.

An officer was called at 4:02 p.m. to a home on Avenida De Pajarito for an argument. The caller told the officer she was in an argument with her sister over yard maintenance. The caller said during the argument the sister pushed her into a bush causing her to suffer scratches. The officer met with the sister who explained the caller wanted to change the landscaping at the home. She said she told her sister the landlord had a rule that no changes could be made and the two argued over the issue. The sister claimed no physical contact was made. The officer advised the two that a report would be filed to document the incident. No charges were filed.

An officer saw a male at 8:10 a.m. going into a room at the abandoned Sands Motel on California St. The officer met with the suspect and told him he was not allowed on the property and needed to remove himself. The suspect stated he understood and left without incident.

An officer met with a male at the Socorro Police Department at 11:54 a.m. to take a report. The male said he was contacted by an unknown person who told him he had a warrant for his arrest and was asking him to purchase Apple cards from Walmart for payment for his warrant. The victim came to the Socorro Police Department where the officer advised him he was getting scammed.

Officers were called to a home in the 200 block of Fifth Street on a request to remove a male suspect. The officers arrived and were waved down by the male suspect. One officer met with the victims who said the suspect was not welcome back on the property because he kept walking around the property with a shovel telling the family he was protecting them. The officers met with the suspect, telling him he was not wanted back at the home and he was released. Before the officers drove away from the area they witnessed the suspect drive into the yard and try and run over a family member at the home. The officers pulled into the yard to arrest the suspect, who then drove toward the officers, turning before hitting the police unit. The suspect’s vehicle then ran through a small fence and into a fire hydrant. The officers gave the suspect commands to exit but he refused and remained barricaded in his vehicle. Assisting officers arrived and attempted to speak with the suspect to get him to exit the vehicle, but he continued to refuse and made threats with a shovel. The passenger side window was then broken out so an officer could deploy a Taser. The suspect then drove the vehicle back and forth striking two patrol cars and putting officers in danger. The driver side window was then busted out to gain access to the suspect and remove him from the vehicle. Officers deployed Tasers and were able to get the suspect out of the vehicle and onto the ground. He was placed in handcuffs and an ambulance called. The suspect was possibly under the influence of a narcotic and was transported to the hospital to get checked out and then booked into the SCDC on multiple charges. Two patrol cars were damaged during the incident.

Mar. 6

A driver was pulled over at NW Frontage Road and JO Gallego at 2:58 p.m. for multiple traffic violations. The officer noted an odor of an alcoholic beverage on the suspect along with other signs of intoxication. The suspect was asked to perform field sobriety tests and he initially agreed but then backed out before completing the test, telling the officers to go ahead and arrest him. The suspect was advised of the implied consent warning and he refused to be tested. The officer called for a tow truck and during an inventory of the truck the officers located two handguns. The handguns were removed and logged as safekeeping. The suspect was taken to the police department where he was given an opportunity to provide a breath test on the IR-8000 but he still declined. The suspect was processed and found to have a suspended/revoked license from a previous DWI. He was booked into the SCDC on his charges.

Mar. 7

An officer was dispatched at 1:57 p.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Eaton for damage to property. A female at the scene showed the officer a small burn spot on the outside wall. Photos of the area were taken and she was informed that a report would be made on the incident.

Officers were called at 9:44 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Dolores to remove a female. On arrival, the officer met with the male caller who said his daughter was acting strange and he had her cell phone. The officer retrieved the cell phone and ran her name through NCIC which showed she had a valid warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Officer stopped a vehicle at 12:32 a.m. for a traffic infraction at the Interstate 25 Escondida exit. Officer met with the driver who told the officer he knew there was a warrant out for his arrest. A check with NCIC confirmed the warrant. The officer had the driver step out of his vehicle and noticed him drop something to the ground before he was placed into handcuffs. It was identified as a plastic bag that contained narcotics. During the tow inventory of the vehicle, the officer noticed drug paraphernalia within and stopped the search. The vehicle was sealed pending a search warrant. The suspect was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center. The officer received a search warrant for the vehicle and located a narcotics scale and several baggies of narcotics.

Mar. 7

Police responded at 12:37 p.m. to a break-in at an apartment on Mt. Carmel. The victim said someone broke into the home through a window and removed several items. A list was provided. The officer did not see any other areas of forced entry.

Mar. 8

Officers were dispatched at 8:45 p.m. to the 700 block of Texas Street in reference to a female who had been beaten up by her boyfriend and was hiding in the trailer waiting for the police to arrive. The victim was crying and bleeding from her lip, and had a swollen eye. She said her boyfriend had beat her up because he was high and wanted her to give him some more money. She said when she told him she was not giving him any money he began hitting her in the head and face. She said he also choked her, almost making her lose consciousness and locked her in a van until she gave him the money he wanted. The victim said she began screaming for help and gave the money to the suspect who then fled to this residence. An officer stayed with the victim until she was seen by EMT’s but she refused to be transported to the hospital. The suspect was later located and arrested on outstanding warrants and charged with Aggravated Battery, Robbery, and False Imprisonment.

Mar. 9

Police were alerted at 12:57 p.m. about a small child who was found walking unaccompanied in the roadway in the 200 block of Avenida Adelaida. The child was taken home and returned to the parent. The parent said an older child opened the door and the smaller child exited the home, walking toward the roadway. The child, aged four, was safely at home and the officer documented the incident.

Officers were called at 11:39 p.m. to a home in the 300 block of Fifth Street for a domestic argument that turned physical. The officer met with the male and female victims outside the home. The female said the male suspect pushed her and twisted her leg. She did display signs of an injured leg. An officer met with the male victim who said the suspect was intoxicated and gets angry when he drinks. The male victim said he was laying down with the female victim when the suspect came in and began yelling at them both. The couple then got up and went into the living room where the male suspect pushed the female victim onto the couch and held her down by her shoulders, then pulled on her leg. The male victim said the suspect threatened to hit him, causing him to feel threatened. The officer met with the suspect who insisted that he did not attack the victims because they were his parents. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the SCDC.