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Socorro Police Department

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

Aug. 12

An officer was checking on three homeless subjects at Puerto Seguro and located a foil with drug residue where the three were sitting. All three denied knowledge about how the foil and substance got there. The substance was collected as evidence and logged at the police department.

Officers were called at 1 p.m. to Socorro High School on the report of a fight. The officer met with a witness who said the suspect was seen walking towards the victim and without being provoked the male suspect attacked the victim, grabbing the victim by the throat, taking him to the ground, and hitting him. During the attack, the suspect had the victim in a chokehold from behind. The two were separated and the victim was taken to the nurse’s office. The officer met with the victim, who had redness on his neck and left side of his face and eye, but said he did not lose consciousness during the incident. School staff said the suspect commented that he blacked out and did not remember the attack. The incident will be sent to JPPO.

A caller from Southwest Feed reported that a female suspect entered the store and shoplifted a dog dewormer from the store. The victim provided a video showing the female in a pink shirt and blue jeans with a male subject wearing a green shirt and jeans. The two left the area in a black passenger car. The officers were not able to identify the two suspects in the video.

A victim reported at 4:12 p.m. that someone attempted to file for unemployment benefits using their information. The victim was notified of the attempted use by his employer. The attempt was stopped but the victim’s personal information has been compromised. At this time there are no suspects.

Officers were called to a home in the 600 block of Central for an assault. Officers met with the female victim who said she was in fear of the male suspect and his verbal abuse. She said he has been physically abusive in the past and was afraid he may become physically abusive. The officer met with the suspect who was intoxicated and being verbally abusive to the victim. The officers placed him under arrest and booked him into the SCDC.

Aug. 13

An officer was dispatched at 6:04 p.m. to a residence on Neal for larceny. While en route the officer was made aware that a male who took the items was in a white vehicle. The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle and the male driver admitted to taking items from a female victim. He was arrested for larceny and his vehicle was towed. Incarceration at Socorro County Detention Center followed.

Officers were called to Wells Fargo Bank for a male needing to be removed from the premises. The officer met with the suspect who claimed he was trying to withdraw money from his account but the bank staff would not allow him to. The bank staff said the suspect was trying to use a bank card that did not belong to him. The officer saw that the name on the card was not the suspect’s name. The officer confiscated the cards and removed the male from the bank.

Officers were called at 8:33 p.m. to the 800 block of Calle Linda for an open door on a home. The officers checked the home and no one was found. The owners of the home checked the home and no items were missing. The victim said a duffle bag near the door was opened but no items were taken.

A victim on Hilton Place reported that someone had siphoned gas from her vehicle. The victim said she had a full tank of gas before parking the car for the night but when she went to leave in the morning the car’s fuel light was on. Upon checking the car she saw the gas cap had been pried off and was on the ground. The officer did see the damage to the vehicle. At this time there are no suspects.

A victim in the 600 block of Central reported at 6:29 p.m. that the male suspect arrived at the home after being told not to return. The suspect attempted to push his way into the home and pushed the victim and the suspect’s mother. The witnesses on the scene advised the suspect did push the victim and his mother. The suspect and the mother both denied pushing anyone and said that the victim and witnesses were the ones doing the pushing. At this time no charges were filed.

Officers were called to a home on Gianera Street where a theft was reported. The officer met with the caller, who said people were entering his home at night and staying in his garage, and that they would get mad at him when he would tell them to leave. The caller added that he checked his home and could not find his firearms. The officer checked the home and located the firearms. The officer was aware of the caller having dementia and Alzheimers, and contacted a family member. The family member arrived and was advised of the incident. The family then asked the caller if the firearms could be removed from the home for safety, but the caller refused. The caller was advised to store the firearms in a locked area.

An officer was called at 11:13 a.m. to Bodega Burger to speak with a female about a reported forged check. The caller said the victim called the County Manager’s office to report he had not received a check he was issued. The caller checked on the check and found that the check was cashed at Lander’s Enterprise. The caller was able to obtain a copy of the check which had the victim’s name signed on the back. But the victim said he did not sign the check. A phone number written on the check came back to the victim’s daughter. The officer called the phone number listed on the check. The phone number came back to the daughter of the victim. The daughter did not answer. The incident is still being investigated and charges are pending.

A victim in the 1600 block of El Camino Real reported at 2:35 p.m. a burglary while he was out between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. When he arrived home the victim noticed his red HP laptop computer was missing. The victim thought the entry was made through the south door, as it was unlocked. The victim was not able to provide a serial number for the computer. In a related incident, at 5 p.m. an officer completed a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation at Grant and Blue Canyon. The suspect had a red HP computer in the vehicle and an NCIC check showed the vehicle was stolen. The driver claimed the vehicle was his friend’s who gave him a ride from Colorado. The suspect was arrested and Mirandized. The suspect was asked if he was the person who broke into the home of the victim and he said he was. The officer recovered a computer and check that was a collector’s item and an envelope. The victim said the collector’s item check that was recovered was valued at $400 and the envelope had first edition stamps that were valued at $50. The suspect was arrested and the items were collected as evidence and photographed. The items were taken back to the victim and were positively identified.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Bursum for a harassment call. The officer met with a female who said her neighbor was taking pictures of her children. The officer spoke with the neighbor who said the children were always without supervision and dirty. The officer spoke with the children’s mother and did a house inspection of the residence, which was full of clutter with no clean clothing or a clean, safe, environment. The officer called CYFD and placed the children in the custody of CYFD. The officer contacted the on-call District Attorney’s Officer who said there was enough evidence to arrest the parents. Both parents were arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Aug. 14

An officer was called at 7:49 a.m. to a home on Allen Court for an unresponsive male. The officers arrived with EMS. The male was unresponsive and given Narcan by EMS. The male was taken to Socorro General Hospital for medical treatment. A male at the scene turned over six and a half blue pills marked M30 that were said to be in the male’s pockets.

Aug. 15

Officers were called at 8:28 a.m. to Puerto Seguro to remove a male suspect. The suspect was told to leave and given a time limit to gather his belongings. The officers left but were called back due to the suspect spitting on the windows and refusing to leave. The officer located the suspect across the street at the Dollar Tree store and was seen hiding a foil under a tarp. The officer recovered the foil and a syringe that contained a clear substance. The suspect was arrested and taken to the police department where he began hitting his head on the holding cell door. He was then taken to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance and pushed plexiglass towards a hospital employee, nearly striking the employee. The suspect was being seen by the doctor who said he was being admitted to the hospital. The suspect was released from custody. Charges will be filed.

Officers were called at 9:12 p.m. to a home in the 1100 block of Chaparral for a battery. The officer met with the caller, who said the male suspect struck the female victim, who is the girlfriend of the suspect. The caller advised the suspect also struck the victim’s son. The victim said she was not hit by the suspect but her son was. The officer met with the son, who said the suspect struck him on the arm and leg for no reason. The officer attempted to speak with the suspect, but could not due to the suspect only speaking Spanish. The suspect agreed to leave the home for the night. The officer met with a neighbor who said the child came running to his home saying the suspect struck him. As the witness was going to the victim’s home, the witness saw the suspect strike the female victim on the face. The witness said the suspect came towards the witness and tried to hit him, but missed. The witness said he did not want any charges filed for the attempted battery. The female victim indicated she did not want charges filed, claiming she was never hit.

A caller from Wal-Mart reported a shoplifting at 1:44 p.m. The female suspect was contacted by store staff and left the basket with the items in the store and left in a white SUV. The officer was told she left a purse in the basket, containing a coloring book and a cell phone. The officer was able to obtain the phone number for the phone by calling 911. No other identifying information was obtained from the phone. The officer was provided with an image of the female suspect, but she could not be identified.

An officer was dispatched at 11:23 a.m. to a residence on Center Street for harassment. The officer met with a male victim who said he was getting third-party threats from his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. He was advised to call the police if the harassment continued.

An officer was dispatched at 8:52 p.m. to Economy Inn to speak with a female who seemed to be under the influence of a drug. The officer could not understand the female and the comments she was making and advised her to only call 911 if there was an emergency. The female continued to call 911 several times, and she was arrested and transported to Socorro General Hospital. The officer waited two hours for medical attention and then was told the wait would be another four hours. The officer released the female at Socorro General Hospital.

Aug. 16

A victim in the 800 block of Spring Street called the police because the suspect was yelling and making threats towards her and her husband. The victim said she did not want charges filed but wanted the incident documented.

Police received a call about someone being asleep in their car in the area of Parkview Elementary School. The officers spoke with the suspect and noted signs of intoxication. The suspect was asked to exit the car. The suspect exited the vehicle and performed field sobriety tests, showing several clues of intoxication, and was arrested. The suspect was advised of the NM Implied Consent Warning. The suspect was taken to the police department for processing and agreed to a breath test, providing two breath samples with results being .13 and .14. The suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

An officer met with a male in the front lobby of the Socorro Police Department at 12:12 p.m. The male said he was at a local store and a Stihl pole pruner was taken from the rear of his truck. However, there were no cameras in the parking area. The officer told him a report would be made on the incident.

An officer was dispatched at 9:37 a.m. to a residence on Gianera for a man wanting to speak with an officer about people in his residence. The officer had prior knowledge that the male had dementia. The officer searched the residence and did not locate anyone. The male was asked if he needed medical treatment and he said he did not. The officer was advised a caretaker would come and give the man his medication.

Aug. 17

A man reported at 10 a.m. the suspect told him she was removed from his home by police. He was advised that officers were not at the home on Sunday and was not aware of officers removing the suspect. The victim also said the suspect had access to his bank account and she had used his bank card and account to make purchases in the amount of $20,000. He said he did not want charges filed on her but wanted the incident documented. The victim said he also found several wrenches on his table that did not belong to him. The officer documented the incidents. No charges will be filed.

A victim reported he was working on Blue Canyon Road and left his vehicle parked on the roadway. He said he looked up from working and noticed his truck was gone. The officer obtained the vehicle information and put out a BOLO for the truck. A deputy radioed the vehicle was seen in San Antonio about 10 minutes prior. The officer had the suspect sign a theft declaration and the vehicle was entered into NCIC as Stolen.

A caller reported at 8:40 p.m. that his brother came to his property on Center Street and left a chainsaw. The caller said he does not have a job or money and suspects the chainsaw was stolen. The caller thinks the male might be responsible for a break-in at the NM Tech campus since the suspect in the video has a black cast like his brother. The officer took possession of the chainsaw and logged it at the police department.