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Socorro Police Department

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

Apr. 9

An officer was dispatched at 8:16 p.m. to a residence in the 1100 block of Chaparral for a dog bite. The victim told the officer he was bitten by a German shepherd-looking dog, breaking the skin on his hand. After speaking with the victim the officer attempted to locate the dog in the vicinity the incident occurred. The dog was not located.

An officer was called to a ditch bank on Otero at 12:48 a.m. for two people being involved in an argument. The officer checked the area and did not locate the suspects, but on a follow-up search several minutes later the suspects were found. One suspect was known to have a valid warrant for her arrest. The second suspect was asked for her information and provided a name belonging to another family member. She was identified by another officer and the correct information was obtained. She was through NCIC which showed a valid warrant for her arrest. Both suspects were arrested and booked into the SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 2:49 p.m. to Parkview Elementary and spoke with the principal about a juvenile who had been having problems with students on the bus. The principal was trying to get hold of the guardian to give the juvenile a ride but was unable to contact him. The officer said he would give the juvenile ride home, but on their way out the grandfather showed up. The grandfather was informed of the incident and the officer advised him to speak with the principal.

An officer was dispatched at 7:36 a.m. to a business in the 400 block of California where windows had been broken. The officer located a male on the property who said he did not know anything about the windows. The officer was advised that there was another male who had left the area. He was trespassed from the property.

An officer was checking the abandoned Sands Motel at 2 p.m. and found a male inside. The officer also noticed a syringe with brown liquid in the room and a baggie holding pills. The officer was given consent to search the male. He was run through NCIC which showed he had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was taken to Socorro Police Department for processing. The pills were an illegal substance and the liquid tested positive for heroin.

An officer was dispatched at 1:36 p.m. to a residence on Lopezville Road for a CPS intake. The officer met with a juvenile for claims of possible self-harm. The juvenile was in good health with no indications of self-harm. The officer spoke with both guardians about there being no concern about self-harm.

Officers followed up on a CPS report of child neglect at 1:35 p.m. The officer met with the mother of the child who said the daughter did not live with her anymore and was staying with an aunt. The mother then became upset and wanted the officers to leave the home. The officer spoke with the juvenile by phone who said she was living with an aunt for a while and was safe.

Apr. 10

An officer contacted a man at the Sands Motel who was known to have been trespassed from the property. The officer reminded the suspect he was not to be on the property and he said he was aware of that fact, and as he was gathering his belongings he dropped a piece of plastic. The officer collected the plastic item and located a brown substance that was identified as heroin. The suspect was arrested and processed. The narcotics tested positive for heroin. The suspect was booked into the SCDC and the narcotics were logged as evidence.

An officer was dispatched at 7:31 p.m. to a residence on Melody Lane for mail theft. When the officer got there the victim said his neighbor had returned mail, but the mail had been opened. The victim said a witness noticed some juveniles taking mail from his box. The officer questioned a juvenile with the mother present. The juvenile said he did not take any mail.

An officer was dispatched at 10 p.m. to the Socorro Police Department where a victim wanted to make a complaint. The victim stated his vehicle was punched by a juvenile, and he confronted the juvenile. At a later time, the juvenile got hold of his daughter and was threatening her. The victim did not want the juvenile contacted but wanted a report made.

An officer was dispatched at 9:47 a.m. to an apartment on J O Gallegos Road for a welfare check on a female. The female was not located and the officer called the reporting person back. The reporting person said he arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment to give her a ride, and when he walked into her apartment she was passed out next to syringes. He said he photographed the incident. The officer was advised the female was now OK, but since she was on probation he wanted a report made.

A victim called police about the suspect coming to her residence in the 500 block of Leroy several times overnight but left after being asked. She said she woke up this morning and saw the suspect walking out of a spare bedroom in the home and believed he spent the night there. The victim said there was a valid order of protection restraining the suspect from being around her. The suspect was located walking on Reservoir and claimed the victim called him and asked him to drop off a vehicle at the home. The suspect was advised charges would be filed.

An officer was dispatched at 3:20 p.m. to a residence on Lucero where a juvenile took a vehicle. The victim stated that her thirteen-year-old daughter took her vehicle without permission. She said the juvenile had also taken her vehicle the night before. The officer was advised the juvenile was on her way back home. On arrival, she told the officer she had gone to pick up her younger sister at a friend’s house. The officer told the juvenile she could not take any vehicle. A report to SCI on the incident was filed.

Apr. 11

An officer was checking the vacant Sands Motel where squatters were reported. Two suspects were found in a room. Both had been told a few times not to be on the property and were placed under arrest. The officer was searching for one of the suspects incident to the arrest and located methamphetamine. One of the males conceded that he had a syringe in a container in his jacket pocket. The officer also retrieved other items from inside the room, including more suspected narcotics. Both suspects were brought to the Socorro Police Department.

A complainant called about a male outside of her residence and she did not want him on the property. The officer arrived and informed the male that he was not wanted on the property. The officer met with the complainant who said she wanted him to leave. The male told her she should have told him to leave instead of calling the police. He was told not to return to the property.

An officer was dispatched at 7:13 p.m. to a residence on Proto for a dispute. A juvenile in the yard told the officer he asked his stepfather for money and was denied. An argument ensued. The juvenile said he felt threatened by his stepfather and picked up a bat and held it while speaking with him. The officer met with the juvenile’s mother who said her son has always had a problem with authority. A report was made and filed with JPPO.

An officer was dispatched at 1:41 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Center Street for an attempted break-in. The reporting person said there were pry marks on the front and back doors. The officer noted the pry marks but no entry into the residence was made. The estimated cost of the damage was $300.

Apr. 12

An officer was called to a home in the 900 block of Texas for a dispute. The suspect said she purchased an ATV from the victim and her husband before the victim’s husband passed away. The officer spoke with the victim, who stated the suspect still owed her $400 for the ATV, and that she must pay her before the title would be turned over. As the officer and the victim were talking the suspect came into the home and threw $400 at the victim, yelling at her and threatened to beat her up. The suspect was removed from the home. The victim said she would turn over the ATV title now that she was paid, but wanted charges filed for the threat. The suspect was advised charges would be filed for making the threat and released.

An officer was dispatched at 11:41 p.m. to a residence in the 1100 block of Santa Fe Lane for a female who was waving knives and possibly had a firearm. The officer made contact with the female who was armed with a BB gun. She was run through NCIC which showed she had a valid warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 1:02 p.m. to the Chevron on California Street for a trespasser. The officer was advised of a male who was trespassed the night before and had come onto the property again today. The officer was advised he would be getting video on the incident but still had not received the video of the incident.

An officer was advised at 4:28 p.m. of a male juvenile missing schoolwork and was not attending in-person schooling. An officer went to the address provided for the mother but upon arrival found the address was not a residence. An officer was able to locate a different address and went to the Red Roof Inn where it was learned that the mother had checked out yesterday and had said she was moving to Magdalena. The officer updated the information to a CPS worker.

An officer was dispatched at 5:06 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Harold Drive on a harassment complaint. The victim told the officer she hired a contractor to put an antenna on her roof, but that it had fallen off twice, but after she called the contractor with her complaints, the contractor began calling her and threatening to sue her for slander. Officer advised the victim to block the number and call back if the contractor continues to harass her.

An officer on patrol at 9:53 p.m. attempted to stop a vehicle on Sixth Street for a traffic infraction. The driver fled from the officer, but then the vehicle stopped and the driver and passenger both fled on foot. The officer arrested the male a short time later, and the passenger was also arrested. Both driver and passenger had valid warrants for their arrest. Both were incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Apr. 13

An officer met with a female at the police station who explained she had a child exchange with her ex-boyfriend. She said her ex was telling their son the police were at her residence when he was with her last. She believed he was making their son cry, saying their son did not want to go with her. She said she started a new job and the ex-boyfriend was at her work in the parking lot and want to report on the incident.

An officer attempted to contact the parent of a child not attending school for the last 10 days. The mother could not be contacted, but the officer did contact a cousin, who said he did not know why the child had not been going to school but would attempt to contact the mother, and the school directly to find out what was going on. No other information at this time.

An officer was dispatched at 10:05 a.m. to the 300 block of Park Street where windows had been broken. The reporting person showed the officer four windows around the property that had been shot with a BB gun. The officer was advised the building next to the property had cameras. The estimated amount to repair the damage was $800.