Items take from reports at the Socorro Police Department

June 19

A caller reported that she was in her back yard, topless, and the neighbor was on his roof, possibly taking pictures of her. The officer met with the male neighbor, who said he was on his roof working on his air conditioner due to the motor smelling like it had burned out. The male had a flashlight and no camera. The incident was documented.

June 23

A male on Highway 85 was stopped for questioning on a stolen bicycle. The suspect admitted to the theft but then fled from the officer, with the officer giving chase. A taser was deployed but was not effective. The officer was able to capture the suspect and place the suspect under arrest. A female in the suspect’s car was shown to have two valid warrants and was arrested. The suspect was taken to his home in Polvadera by Sheriff’s Department deputies to recover the stolen bicycle. The bicycle was recovered and logged as evidence. Both the male and female were booked into the SCDC.

A caller in the 300 block of Winkler reported the theft of a newspaper vending machine from in front of the building. At this time, there are no suspects.

A victim reported that a male suspect entered the Tractor Supply store not wearing a face mask, in violation of state health order. She said the male had a handgun holstered on his hip, and when she informed him he had to put on a mask, the suspect replied, “Do you think $10 an hour is worth it?” The officer was shown the security camera video but could not identify the male suspect. At this time, no charges are pending.

June 24

A caller in the 600 block of Medley Street reported graffiti discovered on a City of Socorro trash can and on plywood in front of her rental property. It is not known who did the graffiti at this time.

Police were called about a male and female coming to the female victim’s home on Garden Circle. She said the two came looking for her son. When she told them he no longer lived there, they threatened to shoot her if he did not come out, and then they left. The officer was able to see a video of the suspect’s vehicle and obtain a license plate. The officer located the owner of the vehicle, who said she and her boyfriend/suspect were trying to collect a debt from the victim’s son. She said the suspect advised the mother to have the son come out and then called the woman a derogatory name. The suspect claimed he did not have a firearm. The victim provided a video of the incident, but the audio was not clear. It was established that the suspect did not have a firearm during the incident.

A driver was pulled over on Highway 85 on a traffic violation, and during the stop, the officer noted signs of intoxication on her. Field sobriety tests were conducted, and the driver was arrested and advised of the NM implied consent warning. The suspect agreed to the breath test, and after a 20 minute deprivation period, the suspect provided breath samples of .11, .11. The suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

June 25

A woman tried paying for purchases using counterfeit money at the Chevron on North California Street, and police were called. The officer met with the female who claimed she received the money from the bank. The officer escorted the female to the bank and spoke with the bank staff, who assured the officer the bank does not provide counterfeit bills to customers. The female then said she does hire young people to work for her and one of them might have given her the money. The money was logged at the Socorro Police Department for destruction.

An officer was called to a home in the 800 block of Padilla for loud music and having someone living in an RV on the property. The officer arrived and walked up to the home but did not hear any music. The officer contacted the homeowner and was escorted to the back yard where music was coming from inside where a speaker was placed. The officer walked to the property line and did not feel the music was excessive. The officer was shown the RV, which was vacant and was being worked on. The officer did not file charges. The officer attempted to make contact with the caller. The caller did not answer the door. The incident was documented.

A male subject was found to be lying across the handicapped access ramp at the Plaza. The suspect was found to be highly intoxicated and known to have a valid arrest warrant. He was arrested and taken to the Police Department for processing and later booked into SCDC. The officer recovered an ID and EBT card belonging to another person on the suspect. The items were seized and logged as safekeeping.

Officers were called to a home in the 400 block of NE Frontage Road for an argument between a female and male. The male suspect was inside the home and asked to speak with the officers. He stated he did not hit or threaten the victim. He said she came to his shed and told him to turn down the music, and then attacked him. Assisting offices met with the victim outside, who said the suspect threw a set of knives in a knife block at her. He was arrested and put in a patrol car, where he began kicking the car windows. He was moved to another patrol car and as the officers were seat-belting him, the suspect tried to kick an officer and bit the officer on the arm. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC.

A caller on Blue Canyon Road called police about a juvenile male making threats to harm her and other family members and then left the home. The caller said she was in fear of the juvenile suspect but did not want the suspect charged. The officer obtained a description and completed a report to have the suspect entered NCIC as a missing juvenile. Later the juvenile was located at home and removed from NCIC.

A man in the 300 block of Eaton reported a situation where another man was outside of his apartment striking the door with a shovel. The victim said he located a note on his vehicle that read, “first your car then house then you.” He believed the suspect left the note and was afraid he would return. The officers checked the area and located a male matching the description. The male was taken to the victim’s home, but the victim said he was not the one. The male, however, provided the suspect’s name and said the suspect’s girlfriend cleans the victim’s home a few days a week. The officer did locate a shovel in the weeds and damage to the victim’s door. The suspect was not located, but the officer did locate his girlfriend, who denied being with the suspect at the time of the shovel incident. Charges were filed in the case.

Officers were called to San Miguel Church for a male with a weed trimmer and a chain saw, and the caller believed the items might be stolen. The officers were not able to locate the male at that time, but a short while later, an officer found him in possession of the weed trimmer. The officer attempted to stop the suspect, but he dropped the items and left. The officer recovered a weed trimmer and LED light. The suspect was later located and asked about the items. He said he didn’t know what the officer was talking about. He was released pending charges.

June 26

Officers were called to the area of Spring and Eaton streets where a male was trying to enter a home with a shovel. The officers located the male matching the description and were speaking with him when they noted two males across the street that also matched the description. An officer identified the males and while speaking with them spotted a small bottle of methadone at the feet of one of the suspects. The suspect said it wasn’t his and didn’t know anything about it. The officer continued to check the immediate area and located a small baggie with a brown substance, believed to be heroin. The items were collected. The suspect continued to deny any knowledge of the items found. The suspect was released. A field test confirmed the substance was heroin. Charges were pending DA approval. The DA did not approve charges

A caller reported that an unknown suspect entered a storage shed behind Positive Outcomes and stole two weed trimmers and a chain saw from within. The officer told the victim a male was found the previous night with a Husqvarna weed trimmer. The victim was able to identify the weed trimmer as his. The second weed trimmer and chain saw were not recovered. The officer obtained a video of the break-in as evidence. The officer has not located the suspect who had the items for questioning.

A Winchester 12 gauge shotgun valued at $899 was stolen from a vehicle in the 900 block of S. California Street. The victim was able to provide a serial number for the shotgun. The officer had the victim sign a theft declaration for the shotgun and it was entered NCIC as stolen.

A man in the 600 block of Blue Canyon Road said his neighbor comes into his house while he is asleep or not at home. He said the neighbor is taking keys and moving things around the home. But did not want the neighbor contacted. The officer advised him to change his door locks. No charges were filed.

June 26

An officer was called to the 700 block of Lucero for a dispute over a dog. The officer met with the neighbor of a caller who said the caller’s dog was in his yard causing problems, and the dog had caused problems before. He said he called for her to come and remove her dog, but she said the dog belonged to her father and she wouldn’t do it. The male said he picked up the dog and was putting the dog on the caller’s property when the dog tried to bite him, so he then threw the dog back into the caller’s yard. The officer met with the caller, who said the male picked up her dog by the collar and was choking the dog before throwing the dog back into her yard. She said he then came into her yard and began hitting the dog with a rock. The officer was shown the dog and did not see any injuries on the dog. No charges were filed at this time.

June 27

An officer stopped a vehicle on Ebler Road for a traffic infraction. While the driver was trying to exit the vehicle, a foil fell out from the vehicle. The officer was given consent to search her vehicle, and a crystal-like substance was found in the center console. The search also turned up a man hiding in the backseat. He was run through NCIC and had two arrest warrants. Both were arrested and the vehicle was towed.

A Jeep was pulled over at Bullock and Leroy for a traffic infraction. The driver did not have either paperwork on the vehicle or a driver’s license. A male passenger was run through NCIC and found to have a warrant for his arrest. The vehicle was towed, and the male was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was called to the 800 block of Padilla for loud music and fireworks. The officer arrived and checked for music and fireworks. The officer located neither in the area. The officer asked dispatch if the caller wanted police contact. Dispatch advised the caller did not want contact. The officer documented the incident.

An officer responded to a report of domestic violence in the 800 block of Sixth Steet. The victim told the officer she had picked up the suspect and was driving to her home when the suspect began to argue with her. When the two arrived at her home, the argument turned physical. The suspect grabbed her by the hair and struck her on the head. She said he then pushed her away, causing her to fall backward onto her 12-year-old son. She related previous domestics between the two and asked that charges be filed. The officer checked for signs of injury but did not see any. The officer has advised the suspect left the scene walking. The officer was not able to locate him for comment and charges are pending in the case.

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Granada for a disturbance. At the scene, a female told officers her ex-boyfriend had come to visit with his children. When she told him it was too late for a visit, he broke a window and wanted to see his children. Officers made contact with the suspect, who was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A woman came to the police department to find out if the officer had responded to a complaint she called in about loud music and fireworks. The officer told her he did drive by but did not locate any fireworks or music. The officer advised her that she did not want police contact, so she was not contacted. She then began cursing and accusing the officer of not doing his job and that she was going to report the officer for not doing his job. The female then asked if the officer was recording the incident. When the officer told her it was standard policy to make recordings, she argued that she never gave the officer permission to record her. The female continued to argue with the officer. The officer documented the incident.

June 27

An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Spring and California where a male was walking in and out of traffic. The male exhibited signs of battery and told the officer he was jumped by three males who knocked him to the ground at Clarke Field. Officer took him to Socorro General Hospital for treatment. The officer searched the area where the male was battered but did not see anyone.

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