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Socorro Police Department

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

Sep. 23

A caller from Wal-Mart reported at 11:35 a.m. that a male stole a cordless drill from store and fled on foot. The officers were shown a video of the suspect, who was identified. An assisting officer spoke with the suspect and asked about the drill. The suspect said the drill was now in Alamo with a family member. He was told to stay away from the store because he was trespassed.

Sep. 24

A man in the 800 block of Cuba Road reported at 8:40 a.m. that he returned from being gone from the home for the day and found that his MK Diamond wet tile saw had been stolen. The victim said the suspect would have had to enter his yard and lift the saw over a gate to remove it from the yard. The victim described the saw but did not have a serial number. At this time no suspects are listed.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of Gwendolyn Court for a domestic violence incident. Officer met with both parties. The female said she was struck by the male boyfriend during an argument over keys. The officers met with the male who claimed he was attacked and scratched by the female. Both parties had signs of battery. A male witness stated he did hear arguing from the area and saw the two arguing and rolling around on the ground but did not see who started the fight. The case was staffed with the ADA and officers were advised to summon both parties to court for battery on the other person. The officers were about to clear the scene and located a handgun among the male’s property. The gun was held as safekeeping. The officers also located a shotgun. The male said he bought the guns from other people. The male was advised the firearms would be logged into evidence since the male was being charged with domestic violence and the female was a convicted felon and could not possess a gun. The guns were run through NCIC and were not listed as stolen.

A caller arriving for work at 8:01 a.m. reported finding a broken window on the business in the 100 block of Sixth Street. Two bricks were located outside the business. The officer took a call later in the morning from an apartment complex where a car was damaged. The owner of the business showed the officer video of the area from the morning the window was broken. The video shows a male walk toward the business where the caller worked. The male goes out of view and the audio catches the sound of something hitting a building two times. The male comes back into view. The officers spoke with the male, who denied breaking the windows. The male was not on video breaking the window.

A man walked out of Wal-Mart at 9:56 a.m. carrying two 30-pack boxes of beer, plus a tall single can of beer. The suspect was seen on video and was identified by the officer. Charges were filed.

Sep. 25

A woman came to the Police Department at 12:29 a.m. to report that she was battered by her boyfriend. The victim did have signs of battery. Charges were filed on the male.

An officer was dispatched at 3:23 p.m. to Tractor Supply on a suspicion that a male had sold drugs in the parking lot.  The officer made contact with the male inside of the store and he was pulled outside. He was run through NCIC which showed he had a valid warrant for his arrest. The officer was conducting a tow inventory of his vehicle and found multiple narcotics in the car. He was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Sep. 26

Officers were called to a home in the 400 block of Bullock Blvd. for an unresponsive female. The officer arrived and was advised by EMS that the victim did not have a pulse and was deceased. The officer met with the caller, who said she was the caretaker for the victim and came to check on her and give her medication. The officer met with the roommate of the victim, who said she last saw the victim the night before. The Office of the Medical Investigator was called.

A suspect known to have valid arrest warrants was spotted in the Economy Inn parking lot at 8:20 p.m. A check with NCIC confirmed the arrest warrants and the suspect was arrested. A search incident to arrest turned up a baggie with a crystal substance, identified as methamphetamine. The suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

Sep. 27

An officer was dispatched to the Best Western for a stolen vehicle. The reporting party stated the company’s white Chevy Silverado was parked on the south side of the hotel two days prior and now it was no longer there. The vehicle was entered as stolen.

An officer was dispatched to Cuba Road for a male trying to attack another male with a pipe. The victim said another man tried to rob him of his cell phone with a pipe. Officer was given a description of the suspect. He was located and arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A victim reported being evicted from her home in the 1100 block of Montoya Place and when she went to pick up her property she noticed her TV and a drill were missing. She found that the suspect was trying to sell the items. The victim contacted the suspect, who said she was going to return the items. The victim requested charges be filed on the suspect.

A victim in the 900 block of Annette reported that someone forced entry into their storage shed and stole a Craftsman toolbox with miscellaneous tools. The officer was shown the damaged door to the shed. At this time there are no suspects.

Sep. 28

A victim reported that she had left her wallet in the bathroom at Wal-Mart and when she went back the wallet was gone. The wallet had been turned into lost and gound but the cash was missing. The victim estimated she had $250 in the wallet. The other items were still in the wallet. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer on patrol at 1:16 a.m. noticed a vehicle in a bay at Jess’s Car Wash with no license plate. The vehicle was occupied by one female suspect. A check with NCIC showed the vehicle was stolen. The suspect was placed under arrest. The vehicle was towed and the suspect was booked at SCDC.

Sep. 29

An officer answered a call at 8:08 a.m. where someone had stolen the batteries from an excavator that was parked on Cuba Road at the overpass. The caller said the batteries were valued at $700. At this time there are no suspects.

A victim in the 200 block of Silva called police about a damaged TV. The victim said the suspect was moving out of the home and damaged his 65-inch TV. He also said he was also missing an electric cord for his PS4 game console. The victim said his mother was staying at the home and accused the suspect of damaging the TV. The officer met with the witness who said she was not home when the TV was damaged, but the suspect admitted to damaging the TV when it fell on her. The officer called the suspect, who said she called police the day the TV was damaged. She said the TV fell when she set a basket down on the counter and that the damage was an accident. The suspect said the victim was now harassing her and her family. The suspect was advised she could apply for a protection order and block him from calling her and her family.

Someone stole a wallet from the glove box of a vehicle parked on Nelson Street. The victim, who reported the theft at 5:30 p.m., said there was no other damage done to the vehicle. At this time there are no suspects.

Officers were called at 11:39 p.m. to Tractor Supply for shoplifting that turned into a robbery. The officers met with the victim who said the male suspect shoplifted from the store, and when he went outside and asked the suspect to come back in, the suspect pointed a handgun at him. The suspect then loaded the stolen items in a silver car and left. The officers were able to view the security camera video of the male, who is seen entering a silver Jaguar and heading southbound, possibly on I-25. The suspect was not identified in the video.

Officers were called at 11:46 p.m. to a home in the 700 block of Liles for a fight. The officers met with the victims who explained that the female and male suspects came to the house. Victim 1 said the female began arguing with him and he pushed her away from the front door. He said the male suspect ran to the home and began hitting him and the other two victims. The victims had signs of battery but declined medical attention. The officer met with the female who said she went to the home because Victim 1 was going to lend her money, but when he refused she got mad and started arguing with him. The male suspect then came running up and fought with the victims. The male suspect was questioned and admitted to hitting the victims after Victim 1 pushed the female. Charges are pending.

Sep. 30

A man came to the police department at 11:40 a.m. to report the theft of his lawnmower. He said he was told that a blue jeep was seen parked near his home and may be connected to the theft. The victim said he located the lawnmower at a pawn shop. An assisting officer met with the pawnshop owner who said he spoke with the victim and confirmed the mower belonged to him. The pawnshop owner added that a male in a blue jeep brought the lawnmower in, but left when asked for an ID. The pawnshop owner said the male told him that he was coming back in but has not returned.

Officers were called at 2:52 p.m. to a home in the 1100 block of Texas to meet with city Water Department staff. The officer was advised the owner of the residence had made an illegal connection to the city water system. The officer was shown the connection and damage to the water meter. The officer is waiting for the fee for repair and water usage to file charges.

A man in the 200 block of Willow reported a theft of an air compressor. He said he was told of a hat being outside his vehicle. On further inspection, he noticed that a yellow Ryobi air compressor was taken out of the truck. The victim had video of the incident that showed two males passing the home on bicycles. One male walks to the truck and opens the door, removing the air compressor, and leaving. The officers asked for a copy of the video to identify the suspects.

Oct. 1

Officers were called to Wal-Mart at 1:36 a.m. for a male punching cars. The officers met with the male, who denied striking any vehicle. The male was taken back to the vehicles, and no vehicles were damaged. The officer met with the owner of a vehicle who claimed the male was seen striking her car windows. The offices did not see any damage. The incident was documented.

A caller from Wal-Mort reported at 3 p.m. a male took a toolset from the store without paying. The officer was shown a video of the suspect. He was wearing a face covering and was not identified. The toolset was valued at $28.

A woman on McCutcheon Avenue reported at 5:02 p.m. she was threatened by another female. The caller was asked why she was threatened and she said she did not know. The officer met with the other woman who said the caller showed up at the home and began yelling at her. The female told the caller to leave, and as the caller was leaving she threw a can of cheese at the female’s front door. The two parties were told to stay away from each other.

Oct. 2

A victim in the 1200 block of Calle De Lago reported at 1:59 p.m. being gone from the home for several days, and upon returning, noticed a Skil saw and tool bag were missing from one of the sheds in the backyard. The tool bag contained a Craftsman toolset, several tow straps, floor jack, and other tools. The home does not have security cameras. The victim spoke with a neighbor, but no one was seen on the property. At this time the suspect is not known.