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Socorro Police Department

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

Mar. 10

Officers were called at 3:40 p.m. to the 1100 block of California on a report of vehicles chasing another vehicle. As officers were looking for the vehicles, dispatch radioed that the victim was on Harold Drive. Officers met with victim 1 who said he was confronted by the suspects for an unknown reason, and fled. He said when he pulled into the driveway of his home, the suspect tried to confront him at the residence. Victim 2 stated one male suspect was about to kick open the door but the door was open. Victim 2 told them he was calling police and the suspects left. Victim 1 said he did not want any charges filed but was able to identify three of the suspects. The officers were able to contact two of the suspects. One stated he was trying to contact victim 1 because he took a wallet from one of his family members. The officer met with victim 1 and asked about the theft of the wallet. He denied taking the wallet. The officer then met with the family member who had the wallet stolen. He said victim 1 approached him and took the wallet by force, but that he was able to get his wallet back after following victim 1 to his home. The male stated he did not want charges filed for the theft of his wallet.

An officer pulled over a vehicle at 6:18 p.m. at College and California for equipment violation. The driver was shown to have a valid warrant and was arrested. The officer obtained consent to search the vehicle and located a wallet belonging to a female passenger. The female suspect granted consent to search the wallet. The officer located a crystal substance that was identified as methamphetamine. The female suspect was arrested. Both suspects were processed and booked into the SCDC. The evidence was logged at the Socorro Police Department.

Mar. 11

An officer spotted a male suspect wearing a red bandana who was known to have an outstanding warrant walking in the area of California and San Miguel at 6:48 p.m. . The warrant was confirmed and the suspect was arrested on Terry Street and brought to the police department. During a search of the suspect, an officer found two stolen credit cards, a small key and a locked black box. The officer used the key to open the box and inside found methamphetamine and heroin, along with a set of keys that were confirmed to unlock the doors of C Bar D Trailer Sales & Service. Inside the suspect’s backpack, the officer found a red flashlight known to have been stolen from C Bar D. The male has been the main suspect in the C bar D burglary, as well as another burglary.

Officers were called at 8:18 a.m. to a home on Tierra Bonita for an argument. The officer met with a male who said the female suspect spent the night at his home and he woke to find her gone and several items missing. The officer spoke with the female, who claimed the male and another person broke into her home and took a backpack. The male was contacted and said he would return the suspect’s backpack. He returned with the backpack, but she said the items were not in the backpack. The female suspect had a valid arrest warrant and was placed under arrest. She was being booked at the jail when staff located a round container with a crystal substance. A field test was completed and a positive reaction was given for methamphetamine. The suspect was charged on the warrant and with possession.

An officer was called at 12:42 p.m. to a hotel in the 1000 block of California for a child being left alone in a room and was heard by hotel staff crying. The manager checked the room and did not find any adults, so the police were called. The staff said a male and female were seen leaving in a black car with another child. While the officer was still at the scene the black car pulled into the parking lot and the female entered the hotel and walked to the room the child was in. The officer asked for identification. The female asked why. The officer explained he was conducting an investigation on the child being left unattended and she said she thought it was okay to leave the child for a short period of time. The male suspect came up and began looking for an ID at the request of the officer. The two suspects then left with the children and went out to get in the car, but were stopped by the officer. The female declared they could not be held at the scene and requested the officer to move. The officer again advised the two they were not free to leave and stood in the doorway of the driver’s side. The female exited, asking the officer to get out of the way, and she was told she was being detained. When the officer attempted to place handcuffs on her, she resisted and pushed the officer away. After the handcuffs were placed on her she was told to sit on the sidewalk. The officer called for additional police units. An employee informed an officer the male was seen throwing a small bag under the car. The bag was recovered and collected as evidence. The children were taken to the police department by an assisting agency and the male and female were taken to the police department. An officer removed the personal items from the hotel room which were also taken to the Police Department. Although the suspects denied using the safe in the hotel room, the officer had the manager open it and found THC products. The officers later gained consent to search the vehicle from the Hertz rental company. The company representative said the vehicle was supposed to be returned by the male suspect in December. A crystal substance and a handgun holster were located in the car. Once the suspects were processed and booked into the jail, the male suspect was found to have a pill bottle concealed on his person. The pill bottle contained a crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The officer completed a search warrant on the bag found under the car and the suitcases removed from the room. In the bag thrown under the car were a handgun, a scale, baggies and pills. In one of the suitcases, officers discovered a glass jar of marijuana. The remaining items were kept as safekeeping. The officer learned that the male suspect has a previous felony conviction. The charges for both suspects were updated and filed. All evidence was logged at the Socorro Police Department.

An officer took a report at 3 p.m. from a victim at a tire shop who said the suspect took the victim’s cell phone and then became angry with the victim when the victim requested the phone be returned. The officer located the suspect and was able to recover the phone, which was returned to the victim. The victim declined to press charges on the suspect.

An officer went to a residence on Mt. Carmel at 11:10 p.m. where a female with a valid arrest warrant was staying. On seeing the female through the window, the officer commanded her to open the door.  The female refused to open the door, but when the officer kicked the door twice she came to the door. She was placed into handcuffs and was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 9 a.m. to a business in the 900 block of California for a male yelling at the owner. The officer met with the owner who said the man was on her property yelling at her. The officer was able to find him and told him he was not allowed back on the property.

An officer was dispatched at 11 a.m. to the Dollar General store for a shoplifter. Officer met with the manager who said he took items from her store. The officer met with male and told him he was no longer allowed at the store. The manager did not want to press charges.

An officer was dispatched at 10:33 a.m. to Walmart where a male left the store wearing several layers of clothing he did not pay for but left his suitcase behind. The officer attempted to locate the shoplifter but did not find him. The suitcase logged into safekeeping at the Socorro Police Department.

A complainant in the 500 block of Sixth Street reported at 1:52 p.m. she had been following a male on TikTok who said he was a millionaire and was giving out free money. She was asked by the TikTok man to send him $200. She never sent the person any money or bank information or Social Security number but said that she did give him her name, address and phone number. The incident was documented.

Mar. 14

An officer met with a female on Reservoir at 3:28 p.m. who said she was laying down and her father got mad for no reason and began yelling at her, threatening to harm her and her dog with a knife. She was asked if her father had pulled out a knife and she said no but that her dad has several knives. The officer knocked on the door and met with the father, and asked him what was going on. He stated he asked his daughter to take care of her dog because it was defecating in the house. He was then asked if he had threatened to harm the dog and his daughter and the suspect said no. The victim told the officer she wanted to get her jacket and leave for a while and did not want to pursue charges.

Mar. 15

A male on Grant Street reported the female suspect was calling the victim making threats to damage the victim’s home and vehicles. The victim asked that the threats be documented in case the suspect does cause damage. The victim advised the suspect also has his wallet but was not worried about the wallet at this time. The victim was advised to contact El Puente to obtain a protection order.

A man in the 700 block of Hefner reported at 11:40 a.m. that some men were standing outside his home, making threats to shoot him and damage his property, and he wanted to press charges. The officer met with a witness who heard the male making threats and observed a second suspect take off his shirt and call the victim out to the street to fight. The male suspects left walking and were not located. The male suspect was a juvenile and a report was sent to JPPO.

Mar. 16

Officers were getting calls of a male stating he was stabbed and was in the area behind RAKS. Officers searched for the male but no one was there and they left. Several other calls from the male in question were received and he was able to tell officers he was sitting inside a red Dodge. Officers met with him and noticed he had not been stabbed and was not bleeding, but did notice that he was under the influence of possible narcotics. He was told to stop calling 911 unless it was an emergency. Once the officers departed, the suspect called 911 again. Officer went back and this time the suspect was placed under arrest for the abuse of 911, having called 14 times between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. He was cleared for incarceration at Socorro General Hospital and booked into the SCDC.