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Socorro Police Department

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

Apr. 27

An officer served the suspect with an arrest warrant at the SCDC where the suspect was being held on another charge.

An officer stopped a vehicle at 3:03 a.m. for a traffic infraction at Lopezville Road and Drake Street. The officer saw that the driver was smoking narcotics in the vehicle. The officer was given consent to search the vehicle and asked the passenger to step out of the vehicle. Several narcotics were located in the vehicle. Officer called the on-call ADA and was advised to arrest both the passenger and driver. They were taken to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance then incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center on 18 counts of possession.

A female victim in the 1200 block of El Camino Real reported at 8:30 a.m. the female suspects forced entry into the home by breaking through the door. The victim said the two suspects entered her room and struck her several times before being chased from the home by a male. The victim’s small child was in the room when the incident occurred. The victim, who had a visible injury, identified the suspects, one being a teenager. The child was not injured during the incident. The suspects were not located and charges were filed. Officers followed up with the victim over an injury that was reported with an infant child. The victim advised she blacked out after being hit and did not see if the suspects were near or hit the child. The victim provided a photo of the scratch on the child’s back.

A caller in the 800 block of Reservoir reported at 1:07 p.m. that their ex-wife was at the home and left a cell phone and one of their children. The officer was aware the caller and ex-wife had a valid order of protection. The caller advised he did find text messages from other males on his ex-wife’s phone. The officer documented the incident.

A shoplifter attempted to take three cans of beer from John Brooks at 9:09 a.m. The manager was able to stop the suspect and recover the beer. The suspect was trespassed from the store. No charges were filed on the suspect at this time.

Apr. 28

Officers were called at 11:41 p.m. to a domestic violence call at the intersection of Spring and Aspen streets. As officers were obtaining a statement from the female victim, a male suspect arrived on the scene wanting to meet with her. The officer removed him, but the suspect walked back to the officers and again requested to speak with the victim. The suspect was again asked to wait at his vehicle while the other officer spoke with the victim. The suspect returned a third time. When asked to go back to his vehicle he became aggressive, and he was placed under arrest. The officer attempted to handcuff the suspect. When he pulled away he was taken to the ground and handcuffed. The officer completed the investigation into the fight, but the female said she did not want charges filed. The male suspect was taken away in handcuffs and booked into SCDC.

A male victim in the 300 block of Spring Street reported at 4:04 p.m. he checked his mailbox and found his mail torn up. Although he did not witness the incident, he suspected a neighbor of tearing the mail as she has done this in the past. The suspect has not been identified at the time of the report.

Apr. 29

A caller in the 800 block of Padilla complained to police at 8:06 p.m. of loud music coming from a neighbor’s home. The officer met with the neighbor and heard music coming from a backyard. The officer checked the nose level and determined the level to be under the allowed limit. The neighbor agreed to lower the music. The officer left the area.

A male victim in the 1200 block of Sixth Street reported at 3:38 p.m. of receiving mail from New Mexico WorkForce Solutions asking for him to come in and finish the paperwork for unemployment. The victim said he did not file for unemployment and was retired with a part-time job and suspected an unknown suspect was using his information to try and obtain benefits. The victim said he has filed reports with New Mexico WorkForce Solutions and the Federal Trade Commission. The officer was not able to obtain information from WorkForce Solutions, and at this time the suspect is not known.

A woman on Hannah Place said when she arrived home at 9:60 a.m. she noticed her mailbox was slightly open. She said some mail was missing and two packages were gone from the front porch. The victim had confirmation the packages were delivered but had been taken from the front porch. The victim provided a description and amounts of the stolen packages. There are no suspects at this time.

A male was contacted in the 400 block of Eaton Street for having valid warrants. The warrants were confirmed and the suspect was arrested. During a search incident to arrest the officers located a loaded syringe and a baggie with a dark brown substance. The items were collected as evidence and tested positive at the police department for narcotics. The suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

Officers were called at 5 p.m. to a home in the 300 block of Fisher for an argument. The female explained that she had arrived home after being gone for a few days. She and the victim got into an argument and when the victim took an aggressive stance toward her, she felt afraid and went and got a machete and came at the victim. The officer met with the victim, who stated the suspect came home intoxicated and started the argument, and when she pushed him he stood his ground. He said she went to a back room and came out with a machete and was holding it in an aggressive manner causing him to be in fear for his safety. The victim initially stated he did not want charges filed and just wanted her to leave him alone. The officer advised the suspect to avoid contact with the victim. The officers were later called back to the home for another argument. This time the victim wanted charges filed. The suspect and a different male later left the home. Charges were staffed with the District Attorney.

Apr. 30

A caller in the 600 block of Newberry reported at 5:05 p.m. checking their son’s phone and finding messages from another male asking the son to leave money in their mailbox. The father, posing as the son, texted, “for what?” The other male repeated the same message as before. The father searched the son’s room and found an E-cigarette and figured out the male was selling the E-cigs to his juvenile son, although there was no specific reference about the E-Cig being sold.

A female victim on Dolores Road reported at 8:55 a.m. that when she opened the car door to go to work she found that items from the glove box and center console were removed and placed on the seat. The victim said she was missing several crosses on necklaces, some cash money, and prescription pills belonging to another victim. The officer was provided with a list of the stolen items. The officers dusted several items for fingerprints but none were found. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer was called to the EconoLodge at 9 a.m. where a guest was refusing to pay for his room. The officer met with the clerk, who advised the manager wanted the guest in room 210 removed because the guest had not paid, and owed for the previous day and today’s date. The officer met with the guest, who conceded he had not paid for the previous day and did not owe for today because he had not yet checked out. The guest added that his employer was on the way to make the payment, and the clerk was notified of this. The manager advised the clerk there would be an additional $40 charge for having a pet. The guest was informed of the fee and argued that he was told the fees were not going to be charged in a verbal agreement with the manager. However, there was no record of the agreement so he was told he would have to pay the fees, and once the fees were paid he would have to leave the hotel. No action was taken at this time.

An officer was called at 1 p.m. to the police department to meet with a female at the office. The officer met with Female 1 who said she was driving behind Female 2 on B Street. Female 2 was driving very slow, harassing Female 1, so Female 1 passed Female 2. Female 1 said Female 2 then drove up alongside Female 1 and exited the car. She began making threats to Female 1 so Female 1 drove off to avoid a fight. The officer was then called to Female 2’s home. The officer met with female 2, who said Female 1 was behind Female 2 and passed Female 2 in an area where there was no passing, essentially cutting her off. Female 2 said she became upset and pulled alongside Female 1 and told Female 1 she was going to fight her. Female 1 drove off. The officer told Female 1 she should not have passed Female 2 as that instigated the incident. Female 2 was then advised she should not have followed Female 1 and exit the car threatening Female 1. The two were advised to avoid each other and the incident would be documented.

An officer was dispatched at 11:42 a.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Houghton for a stolen license plate. Officer met with the victim who advised the officer his license plate was missing from his red 1985 pickup. The victim said he last noticed his plate on the vehicle last week.