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Socorro Police Department

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

May 18

An officer met with the victim who said he had received a letter in the mail telling him he had qualified for unemployment and was going to be receiving $169 a week. The victim was afraid someone had stolen his identity and had already made a fraud report with the unemployment department, but needed the incident documented.

An officer was called at 12:29 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart, which may have just dumped off a lawnmower. The suspect had left the parking lot in a gray vehicle. The officer was able to locate the vehicle pulling into the parking lot of Burger King and coming to a stop in the drive-thru. The male driver was asked about being at Walmart and was found to have a suspended/revoked driver’s license. He was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the SCDC.

A victim on Bagley reported at 8:33 a.m. that an unknown suspect damaged three windows on a vacant home. The victim said the windows had not been damaged two days prior. The cost to repair the windows was $50 each. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer was called at 7:21 p.m. to the Sports Complex for a male suspect threatening people. The officer was provided with a description and located the suspect leaving the complex. The suspect claimed he was looking for his daughter who had taken his vehicle. He said he saw the victim’s car, thinking it was his, so he followed the car. The suspect was released. The officer then met with the female victim, who stated the suspect began following her and continued to follow her to the complex. She said when she parked she noticed him glaring at her in an angry manner. She was in fear and drove to the complex custodian’s residence. The female victim said the suspect then followed her to that location. A male victim said he saw the two vehicles drive to his location. When he walked outside he noticed the suspect walking around the female victim’s car and advised the suspect that he needed to leave the complex. He said the male suspect then raised his hands in a threatening manner and began walking toward him, causing him to be in fear of being in an altercation. The male victim told the suspect he needed to leave again, and that the police were being called. He said he wanted charges filed for assault.

May 19

Officers were called at 9:11 p.m. to the area for a female suspect on the side of the roadway. The officer was aware of the female and this was the second call on her. The female was highly intoxicated and posed a hazard to public safety. She was arrested and taken to the police department and placed in a holding cell. While in the holding cell the suspect spit on the back of an assisting officer. An officer entered the holding cell so a spit mask could be placed on her, but she had to be restrained. While the suspect was being restrained she kicked two separate officers during the incident. The suspect was processed and booked into the SCDC.

Officers called at 8:19 p.m. to the 1100 block of Chaparral for a fight. The officer met with the suspect who said her family brought her to Socorro to visit and she ended up fighting with her. She declined any medical attention. The officer met with the victim, who explained she was sitting outside in her yard and saw the suspect and others fighting. She said the suspect then walked over to her and kicked her in the back for no reason. The officer checked and did not locate any injury on the victim, but she was seen by EMT staff on the scene.

An officer met with a complainant in the 1100 block of Main Street who said he had gone to his ex-girlfriend’s house to charge his phone and talk to her. They began to argue and the ex-girlfriend got mad and backhanded him causing his nose to bleed. The complainant had a friend pick him up and take him to her house on Chaparral, where he called the police. While speaking with the complainant the officer noted that he was under the influence of alcohol. The officer then went to see the suspect, who said the complainant came to her residence and wanted to drink and charge his phone. She allowed him to come inside the residence and they went into her room because that is the only place there is an air conditioner. She said they started arguing and the complainant tore down a picture he made for her and began to raise his voice at her stating, “What else do I have in here?” She then asked him to leave. She said he became aggressive and walked toward her asking if she was going to hit him. She said she began walking out of the bedroom and he came closer to her and she was in fear, so she backhanded him and ran to her mother’s house next door. She said she had watched him go back inside her house for a few minutes, and then come outside and was pacing between her mom’s and her house. She told him several times to leave and he finally left the house. She told the officer of their past domestics and does not want him back at her residence.

An officer responded at 5:50 p.m. to a shots fired call on Reservoir. The officer drove west on Spring St. and noticed two individuals on the shoulder pointing to a residence in the 900 block of Reservoir. They told the officer a male was last seen near the residence with the rifle. Other officers were advised of the situation and were able to make contact with a male and he was detained and searched. Officers located three unspent .22 caliber bullets in the suspect’s pocket. He was placed into a patrol vehicle and secured. The officer made contact with the male and female victims who said they were inside the residence and heard a loud gunshot and went outside to see who was shooting because their kids were outside. They walked toward Spring Street and saw the neighbor outside near his house with a rifle. The victims said they saw the suspect shoot twice at them and they ducked down. When they looked up the suspect was about 50 yards closer to them and shot at them again. The victims said he had shot at them three times and had pointed the rifle at them five times. While the officer was transporting the suspect to the police department the suspect told the officer they were going to find a rifle inside his residence but it had not been fired. He also claimed that the male victim had driven to his residence and began arguing about a motor the victim was working on for him and had pulled out what he thought was a 9mm handgun, but never pointed it at him. A search warrant for the suspect’s residence was obtained and officers located a rifle. The suspect was advised he was under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and shooting at an inhabited dwelling. The suspect was taken for medical clearance and incarcerated at the SCDC.

May 20

A victim contacted police at 5:02 p.m. about being notified by bank staff that her bank account was overdrawn. The victim told the officer the suspect asked to use her bank account since the suspect lost his ID. The victim turned her bank card over to the suspect and allowed the suspect to deposit a check. She was notified the suspect deposited several bad checks and withdrew the money causing the negative balance. The victim was asked to provide any documentation for the transactions. The suspect has not been located.

An officer was called at 3:40 a.m. to a residence on North Sixth Street where a female was deceased. The officer met with the owner of the residence, who said her stepdaughter had not been feeling good for the last several months and had called her to help her get off the floor in her bedroom. She said she went there but was too weak to help her up and left the room to call EMS and when she went back to check on the woman she was not breathing right. When EMS came she was not breathing and when they checked, she had flat-lined and was deceased. OMI arrived and did an investigation and took possession of the body. The owner of the residence told the officer the female had checked herself out of Rust Medical Hospital and the family knew she was not doing so well. Family members advised OMI that the deceased woman had a chronic drinking problem.

A caller contacted an officer at 6:09 p.m. about renting an apartment to the suspect. The caller said the suspect placed a lock on the water meter that was now in the caller’s name and showed the officer proof that the meter was in the caller’s name. The suspect was given the opportunity to remove the lock, but the suspect declined. The officers cut the lock and removed it from the meter. No charges were filed.

A victim on Melody Lane reported at 2:10 p.m. the suspect took a vehicle without permission and was not returning the car. The victim completed a theft declaration so the vehicle could be entered into NCIC. In the meantime, the officer was able to locate the vehicle in an empty dirt lot on NW Frontage Road. The juvenile suspect was found in the driver’s seat and was placed in handcuffs. At that point, a second suspect who had been in the vehicle began threatening officers. The second suspect was detained and was resisting arrest. Both suspects were taken to the Police Department. The vehicle was released to the victim. The on-call JPPO officer was contacted and determined the suspects did not meet the criteria for detention. The suspect was given conditions of release and taken home and released to the guardians.

A victim on Hope Farms Road reported being notified by their employer of an unknown suspect filing for unemployment using the victim’s Social Security information. The victim said her employer stopped the application for the unemployment fraud and informed her. The victim’s employer advised her to contact Workforce Solutions. At this time there are no suspects.

May 21

Officers were called at 11:13 p.m. to the 800 block of Padilla on a loud music complaint. The officers were unable to locate any loud music in the area.

Officers were called to the 1000 block of California on a report of a female who was possibly injured during an argument. The female suspect was located and advised she was not involved in an altercation and was fine. An NCIC check showed she had a valid warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and booked into SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 1:23 p.m. to a residence in the 1100 block of State Road 1 where a man was reportedly lighting his clothing on fire. Officers had been at the residence earlier in the day for a male sending worrying messages to his mother. The officer noticed the male deflating his tires in his trailer house and had clothes burning by his trailer. The officer advised him he was being arrested. He resisted when the officer tried to place him in handcuffs. He was successfully handcuffed and the fire next to his trailer was extinguished. The suspect was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer at the Police Department met with a male at 7:56 p.m. who admitted to breaking his conditions of release by shoplifting and drinking. The male was known by the officer to have been trespassed from the store where he had shoplifted. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was called at 1:29 a.m. to EconoLodge for a female knocking on doors and disturbing other guests. The officer spoke with the suspect who said she did not call and that she was staying in a certain room but was asked to leave. The officer met with the caller in that room who said she no longer wanted the female suspect in her room because she was causing problems. The female advised she was the one who rented the room. When the suspect was informed that she was not allowed back in the room she then asked if she could stay in the caller’s truck. The officer spoke with the caller who agreed to let her sleep in the truck. The officer escorted the suspect to the truck and opened the truck for her. The female suspect was left in the truck and the keys were returned to the caller.

A caller reported at 10 a.m. that a female who had been trespassed from Burger King had returned. When the caller advised her to leave, the suspect became upset and threw a trash can in the parking lot. The officer attempted to locate the female suspect but was not able to do so.

An officer was dispatched at 10:32 a.m. to the 1100 block of Chaparral in reference to harassment. The officer met with a male who said his landlords came into his property without his permission and began to argue with him and got in his face. He stated they left seven wood pallets in the yard which he is now renting, and they did not advise him where they were going and he did not know what to do with the wood pallets. He wanted the incident documented.

May 23

An officer was dispatched to Skylark Drive for a female requesting help. The female said she and her boyfriend were fighting and she wanted to leave.

An officer was called at 6:24 p.m. to a residence in the 1100 block of Chaparral for a domestic. The officer met with the victim, who said the suspect was upset over a phone call she made to her mother’s boyfriend. The victim advised the suspect was very jealous.

An officer was dispatched at 6:13 p.m. to Harold Drive in reference to a female caller reporting she had a rock thrown through her window. She told the police officer she had returned home at approximately 6 p.m. and saw that her front window to the right side of her front door had been broken. A rock was on the kitchen floor and broken glass was all over the living room area. The victim stated her grandson had a lot of problems with people and believed he was the reason her house was targeted. No suspects at this time.