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Socorro Police Department

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

Apr. 24

An officer was called to Grant Street on the report of a man being stabbed. The officer met with the male suspect who said he was traveling home and passed through the plaza, where another male in a Chevy Blazer honked at him. He kept driving home and said the driver of the Blazer began following him and honking. He claimed that when he stopped to drop off his girlfriend and he saw that the other male exit his vehicle. He got out and the other male came up to him and started hitting and stabbing him. The officer saw that he did have injuries to his arms and hands. The officers were also called to a home on Bullock where the male subject lived and the victim was detained. The family of the victim wanted charges filed on the suspect for damaging the victim’s vehicle. One of the family members struck the officer in the face and groin. That person was detained. The officer transported the male victim to the Police Department and advised him of his rights. The male victim explained he was traveling to a friend’s home and was behind the suspect’s vehicle. He said the suspect stopped in the middle of the street and exited the vehicle holding a small black baseball bat. Then proceeded to smash his vehicle’s windows with the bat. The victim said he feared for his life and exited the car to defend himself. He said he struck the suspect several times before leaving the scene. The officers completed a search of both vehicles. The victim’s vehicle had damage to the windows. Found in the victim’s home were three knives; one in the sink and two in a room that had a red coloring consistent with blood. The knives were logged as evidence. The case was staffed with the District Attorneys ADA. The ADA approved charges on the suspect. The suspect was contacted and arrested.

Apr. 25

An officer was dispatched at 2:10 a.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Manzanares for a male who was calling 911 several times and yelling at operators. The officer met with an intoxicated male and advised him to stop calling unless he had a good reason to call. The officer left but waited a short distance down the road. The male called again and when the officer drove back to the residence the male ran inside. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 12:26 a.m. to Second Street to speak with a female about a fight. The female had a laceration over her right eye. She also had an odor of alcohol emitting from her person. She said she was walking from the river and some high school-age kids in a blue truck offered her a ride. The female said she was attacked by a passenger and then thrown out of the truck. Officer called for an ambulance and the female was transported. The officer looked for the vehicle through his shift with no success.

An officer was dispatched at 8:53 p.m. on the report of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on California Street. The officer was able to identify the vehicle and pulled it over. The female driver gave the officer the wrong name and date of birth, and she was asked to step out of the vehicle. She could not provide proof of insurance or registration and was driving on a suspended license. Signs of intoxication were observed and she was given standard field sobriety tests, which she failed. She was transported to Socorro Police Department where she gave two breath samples with results of .25 and .26. She was arrested for DUI and two outstanding warrants and was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

The victim was staying at a hotel in the 400 block of California Street overnight and woke up not able to locate his wallet. The victim advised he checked his bank account and noted an attempted transaction on his bank card at Wal-Mart online. The officer was able to view a security camera video of a suspect wearing a grey hoodie and dark-colored pants. The suspect enters the doorway and goes into room 17 and leaves a few seconds later. The video was not good and it was not discernable whether the suspect was male or female. The victim was advised to cancel the bank cards.

An officer was dispatched at 5:51 p.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Manzanares for a possible domestic. At the residence, a female admitted to scratching her husband. She was arrested and taken to the Police Department. While there she said she needed to use the bathroom but then fled from officers. The officer detained her again and as she was being escorted she started grabbing and trying to bite the officers. At Socorro General Hospital for her medical clearance, she continued being uncooperative, and when leaving she battered officers and grabbed an officer’s Taser. An officer was able to break off the battery and she was incarcerated on multiple charges at Socorro County Detention Center.

A victim on Harold Drive said he was receiving messages from a friend on Facebook. The victim said the friend would not send messages like that, asking him to get rid of “her guns.” The victim believed another person was sending the messages.

A caller reported he was parked at Burger King and when he returned home noticed damage to the vehicle’s door. The caller provided documentation of the damage. The officers checked the security camera at Burger King video but did not witness any vehicles strike the caller’s vehicle while the vehicle was parked at the business. The incident was documented.

A citizen called police at 9:49 a.m. about a driver on California on the wrong side of the roadway. The officer located the suspect at the traffic light at Frontage Road and California. The suspect was asleep at the wheel with the vehicle running. The officer woke the suspect up and asked him to step out of the vehicle and if he had any weapons. The suspect said he did have a handgun on his hip. The officer removed a loaded handgun from his hip and had him complete field sobriety tests. The suspect was placed under arrest and upon checking the vehicle for the tow inventory the officer located another handgun and narcotics. The officers sealed the vehicle and completed a search warrant. The suspect was advised of the implied consent warning and agreed to a breath test, with results .00. When the officer advised the suspect of the implied consent warning for a blood test, he refused to be tested. At the hospital for medical clearance, the suspect was asked again if he wanted to provide a blood sample and he again declined. He was booked into SCDC. Upon obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle the officer recovered heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription pills, as well as a scale and baggies used for packaging. The officer was later called about a theft on  El Camino Real with the suspect captured on video stealing items. The items were located in the suspect’s vehicle. Additional charges were filed.

An officer was dispatched at 6:58 p.m. to Wal-Mart where a female in the parking lot was trying to get into vehicles. The driver of a blue truck said the female had jumped in the rear of his truck. She was acting strange and admitted to taking drugs. Upon questioning, the female gave the officer several wrong names. She was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Apr. 26

An officer was provided at 10:25 a.m. with arrest warrants for two suspects. The officer served the two with their warrants at the SCDC where they were being held.

An officer was called to Parkview Elementary School to meet with staff. The officer met with the principal and victim and was advised the suspect’s son was involved in an altercation with two other students. The victim said he followed school protocol and suspended the students and called the parents. The victim said the suspect arrived and picked up the student, who was sent to the vehicle. The suspect was upset and made threatening comments to the victim before leaving. The victim declined to press charges but asked that the suspect be trespassed. The officer spoke with the suspect and advised the suspect he was trespassed from school property

A woman in the 700 block of Bursum reported at 10:06 a.m. that she had been robbed of her 50 inch TV. The victim said she had been away for a week and upon returning home found her TV gone. The officer noticed pry marks on the door to enter the home and photographed the doorway. The victim was able to locate a receipt for the TV that had the serial number. She signed a theft declaration and the TV was entered NCIC. The officer met with a neighbor who saw a male in a red jersey by the victim’s home on two different occasions. The male was not identified by the neighbor. There are no suspects at this time.

An officer was provided at 3:35 p.m. with an arrest warrant from the District Attorney’s office. The suspect was served with the warrant at the SCDC.

A caller from John Brooks reported at 8:02 a.m. of the suspect captured on video shoplifting. The caller said he did not want charges filed but wanted the suspect trespassed. The suspect was contacted and the merchandise was recovered. The suspect was trespassed from the store.

A victim in the 1700 block of El Camino Real reported at 10:18 a.m. that the male suspect took several items from outside of her home. The victim said she checked her surveillance camera which showed the male taking the items from the porch and placing them in a car. The suspect was contacted on a separate incident and the vehicle was towed. The officers completed a search warrant and located the stolen items in the car. The officer filed charges on the suspect.

A caller in the 1100 block of El Camino Real reported she was standing outside her apartment when a female from another apartment began mocking her and taking photos of her. The caller added that the landlord was a witness to the incident. The officer contacted the landlord who said she did not see this particular incident occur but has taken several complaints from the female in that other apartment. The officer documented the incident.

An officer stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of California for no headlights at 9:01 p.m. The male driver was advised why he was stopped and the officer noticed he had signs of intoxication. A check with NCIC showed he had a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The officer asked him to step out of the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests, but the driver refused to perform the tests. A strong odor of alcohol was coming from the driver’s person and he was transported to Socorro Police Department where he was given another opportunity to perform tests but the male still refused. He was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Apr. 27

A male in the 400 block of Eaton reported at 1:03 p.m. he was receiving threatening calls from a nephew of his. The officer was provided with a number for the nephew and called the number but did not get an answer. The officer was provided with a number for a niece and she was contacted. The niece said her uncle was calling her and the nephew threatening to come to their home in Albuquerque with his daughter and get the two. The parties were advised not to contact each other.