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Socorro Police Department

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

Mar. 25

An Officer witnessed a suspect traveling at a high rate of speed on North Sixth Street at 6:25 p.m. while taking a call for service. After completing the call for service the officer located the suspect in a parking lot. Upon seeing the police car, the suspect drove away and in doing so committed a  traffic violation. The officer completed a traffic stop and noted signs of the driver being intoxicated. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested. The suspect’s vehicle was towed and the driver advised of the implied consent warning. He declined to be tested. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC.

A female reported at 4:56 p.m. that she was driving a vehicle with the male suspect and thought she was in danger. She stopped on B Street and got out. The suspect then got into the driver’s seat and drove off. The victim said she left her phone in the vehicle and had contacted the suspect who told her he did not have the vehicle.  She then went to her house but the vehicle was not there so she came into town and found it in Adobe Plaza with the suspect behind the wheel. When she pulled up he drove off. The officer continued to search for the suspect while the victim went to a friend’s house with WiFi so she could track her vehicle. Her vehicle was shown to be at her residence.  When she arrived home she didn’t want to approach the vehicle in case the suspect was still in it. New Mexico State Police arrived and confirmed the vehicle was at the residence and left. The victim contacted police on the following day and advised she did not want any charges filed.

Mar. 26

An officer received a call for service at the Red Roof Inn at 7:13 p.m. in reference to possible assault. Upon arrival a male and female told the officer a female who they identified intentionally drove her vehicle at them and they want to file charges on her. Both stated they were in their vehicle when the suspect attempted to strike their vehicle while in the parking lot next to the Nusenda ATM. Both said their child was also in the vehicle and felt in fear of her nearly striking them. They said during the incident the female rolled down her window and cussed and yelled at them. They said this has been going on for a while and they want to pursue charges.

An officer pulled a vehicle over at 8:55 p.m. on Interstate 25 at mile marker 152 for traffic violations. The driver could not produce a driver’s license, proof of insurance or registration, but did give the officer his name and date of birth. A check with NCIC showed him to have a suspended license. He was issued three citations. The officer told him he was free to leave and his vehicle was towed.

An officer called to the intersection of California and Wal Street at 2:48 a.m. for debris and vehicle parts in the roadway. The officer noticed a vehicle had crashed into a street sign and the driver left the area. The officer began checking the area and was able to locate a vehicle fitting the make of the vehicle parts in the area. Its damage was consistent with being in a crash. The suspect was in the driver seat with white powder that was a possible narcotic on his nose. The officer opened the driver’s door and attempted to wake the suspect, but he did not wake up initially, so an ambulance was called. When the ambulance arrived the suspect woke up and tried to exit the car but had to sit back down in the car. The officer had the suspect complete field sobriety tests but during the tests he nearly fell and the tests had to be stopped. The suspect was advised he was being arrested, but he questioned the arrest and pulled away from the officer and ran towards the car. The officer was able to take the suspect to the ground and place him in handcuffs. The vehicle was towed and the suspect taken to the police department where he refused testing. He was processed and booked into SCDC.

A caller reported arriving for work at 5:51 a.m. and finding his work truck parked in the 900 Block of S. Highway 85 had been gone through. The caller said on checking the truck he noticed several items missing and provided a list of items and the serial number for two of the items would be available once the office staff arrived. The officer was contacted by a supervisor and provided with the serial numbers and a tool that was located next to a hole that was cut in the fence. Shoe prints were also photographed. The supervisor completed a theft declaration for a handheld Bendix King radio and a Fire Quick flare pistol The items were entered into NCIC as stolen.

An officer checking the abandoned Sands Motel at 6:40 a.m. found four male suspects staying in the rooms. The males were identified and advised they were not supposed to be on the property. Two of the males had previously been told to stay off the property. The four suspects left the property, and charges were filed for trespassing, as the property does have signs posted.

An officer was dispatched at 9:21 a.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Park Street in reference to a juvenile who had made threats against Socorro High School and students the day before. On arrival, the student’s guardian told the officer the student had been suspended from school. She said the juvenile told her that the day before, a female student had walked by and began telling her stuff, so he got mad and told her, “You’re lucky I don’t shoot you up.” The officer asked to speak to the juvenile and asked what had happened the day before at school. The juvenile said he was sitting with his girlfriend and his ex-girlfriend came walking by him and heard her talking about him and he told her to shut up before he slaps her. He said he told her “I’m not like these other kids, I’ll shoot you up.” He was asked if he wanted to hurt himself or others and he said no. He was then asked if he made any threats to harm others or the school, and he said “No,” that the teacher must have heard him tell the female he would shoot her up and took it wrong.” He was advised to not have any further contact with them and to ignore anything they say about him. The officer also talked to the principal who said a teacher had heard the juvenile say he was going to bomb the school, and another teacher had heard him say he was going to shoot up the kids’ houses.

An officer was called at 11:10 a.m. to the Probation and Parole Office for a male with a warrant. The suspect’s information was obtained and a warrant check was completed. The suspect had a valid arrest warrant. He was arrested and booked into SCDC.

An officer was dispatched to Terry Street at 12:09 p.m. in reference to an unresponsive female. Upon arrival EMS was on scene and advised she was deceased. The officer made contact with a female who stayed at the residence who said they stayed up talking and went to bed around 1 a.m. She said she got up to go to the store and returned at around 9:30 a.m. and she was still asleep and did not bother her, as she thought she was tired from working two jobs and knew she didn’t have to go to work until 2 p.m. When the caller came to the house to wake her up she noticed she wasn’t breathing and called 911. OMI arrived and took possession of the body.

Mar. 29

A man on Baca Street told police at 10:50 a.m. he arrived home to find an unknown suspect had taken two propane tanks, and an air compressor from the home and camper. The victim checked the home and noticed three totes that contained food were also missing. The officer checked for fingerprints and did not locate any. The victim said he had cameras and would check the video to try and identify a suspect.

A caller in the 500 block of Old Highway 85 reported at 9:07 a.m. that someone cut through the chain link fence to gain access to his property. The caller estimated the cost to repair the damage at $100. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer pulled over a vehicle on California Street for a speed violation. During the stop the officer discovered the license plate did not belong on the vehicle. It belonged to a Lincoln and was being displayed on a Nissan. The suspect was cited and released. The plate was confiscated and logged as evidence.

Officers were called at 12:33 p.m. for a domestic in the 1000 block of Leroy. The officers met with a female in the garage who argued that she did not call police and could not give a statement due to HIPPA regulations. The officers met with the female victim who said the female suspect pushed her to the ground and scratched her. The officers met with the suspect in the garage and told her she was being arrested. The suspect resisted and pulled away. The officers continued to go hands on and she kicked an officer. She was handcuffed and requested her purse be brought. The officers retrieved the purse. The officers transported the suspect and purse to the office. During an inventory of the purse, the officers located a baggie with a crystal substance which was tested and showed positive for methamphetamine. The suspect was processed and later booked into SCDC.

Police responded at 2:36 p.m. to the Chevron station where someone attempted to break into the building. The officer did see damage to the door. The victim said no one entered the building. There are no suspects at this time.

A victim reported at 11:56 a.m. that while walking around the  trailer park on Chaparral, a black and white dog bit the victim. The victim was able to get a picture of the dog. The victim declined medical treatment. The officer located the dog in the area but it ran off and was not captured. The officer forwarded the information on the dog to the Animal Control office.

A woman at the Police Department reported that she was unable to locate her custom ring that was valued at $18,500. She described the ring as platinum in color with a middle diamond weighing 1.03 carats, with two smaller diamonds on the sides weighing .40 carats each, then around the three bigger diamonds there were 24 smaller diamonds weighing a total of .36 carats. The victim said she noticed the ring missing a few days prior and backtracked her steps but could not locate the ring.

A victim reported that someone tried to cash a check that was stolen a few days ago. The victim said he was notified by his bank that the suspect tried to cash the check in Belen. The officer is waiting on more information from the bank. At this time no information has been provided.

Mar. 30

A victim on Allen Court reported letting the suspect use their bank card to make purchases for groceries and other necessities. However, the victim said the suspect spent $1169.68 and some of the items were not groceries. The victim provided copies of the bank statement.

A caller reported at 2:30 p.m. that an unknown suspect damaged a window at the Juvenile Probation and Parole Office. The officer was shown the damage and a bottle that was used to break the window. The damage was estimated at $300.