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Socorro Police Department

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

Oct. 2

A driver was pulled over at 3:15 p.m. for careless driving on California Street. During the stop, the officer smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. When asked about the obvious odor, the suspect said it was hand sanitizer that he just put on. While the officer completed a citation, an assisting officer also recognized the odor of an alcoholic beverage. The officer had the suspect exit the car and on the driver’s seat was a clear baggie with a crystal substance. The baggie and narcotics were taken as evidence. The suspect was arrested. The car was released. A field test on the baggie contents showed positive for narcotics. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC.

Officers were called to a business in the 900 block of California Street for stolen money. The officer met with the caller, who said the suspect was completing an application for a job in the office and that there was money in a bin by the register. The caller said he saw the suspect trying to leave the restaurant through the front door but could not exit and left out the back door. The caller then noted money was missing from the bin and did a count, which was short $170. The caller said management had video of the suspect taking the money and putting the money in his pocket. Charges are pending in this case. The officer was provided with the video of the suspect taking money and leaving the store. Charges were filed against the suspect.

Oct. 3

An officer met with two males at the Police Department for a harassment incident. The two males said they were approached by a female at a local bar. When the males did not want to communicate with the female she became angry with them. They said they were riding their motorcycles down the street and the same female swerved toward them. They did not want to file charges but did want the incident documented.

An officer was dispatched to the Chevron on N. California St. where a female was smoking narcotics in the restroom. The officer met with the reporting party who said the female left before law enforcement arrived. The officer did not locate the suspect in the area.

An officer was dispatched at 9:01 p.m. to a residence on Tierra Bonita for an irate juvenile. The juvenile’s mother said she was playing games with her son and stopped because she was tired. The juvenile got mad at his mother because she did not want to play any longer. He pushed his mother against the wall and was choking her with his forearm. The officer spoke with the juvenile probation office and was notified of an available bed for the juvenile. The juvenile was arrested and incarcerated at Bernalillo Juvenile Facility.

An officer was dispatched at 9:43 p.m. to the Holiday Inn Express for an attempted robbery. The officer was told that two males walking down the street were the suspects. The officer made contact with the two males, and one of the males had a firearm on his person. The officer spoke with the victim who identified both males. She said a male jumped into her vehicle and tried to steal it, but she was able to jump into the vehicle and put it in park. Both males were arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Oct. 4

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Harold Drive for an unresponsive male. The officer noticed the male laying on the bed with no signs of life. OMI was called and the officer was given a time of death. Daniels Funeral Services took possession of the body.

An officer was dispatched at 9:20 p.m. to the 1100 block of California Street for a traffic crash where the male driver fled the scene of the accident on foot. While en route officers were advised that the male ran into a gas station. Officers made contact with the male, who had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He was escorted outside where he was identified by the caller as the person who was driving and crashed into the back of the caller’s car. The officer obtained a statement from the caller and witness who identified the suspect as the one driving the car that was doing burnouts in the parking lot and causing the crash. The caller said the suspect tried to offer $100 to the caller, but when told the police were being called the suspect fled. The caller followed the suspect to the gas station. A check with NCIC showed the suspect to have a suspended/revoked driver’s license with arrest pursuant. The suspect was arrested and taken to the police department where the suspect was asked to complete field sobriety tests. He refused to be tested. He was advised of the implied consent warning and refused to answer. The suspect was taken to the New Mexico State Police office for a breath test. The suspect still refused to be tested. He was brought back to the police department to be processed and then booked into the SCDC.

Oct. 5

A victim on Faulkner Roads reported going to her ex-boyfriend’s home and finding him with another woman. She said he became upset and started pushing her out of the home. She said he struck her and then picked her up and threw her to the ground. While she was on the ground the suspect kicked her and pushed her face and head into a wooden path. The victim said her son witnessed the incident from the car and was yelling for the suspect to stop hitting the victim. Charges of battery were filed against the suspect.

A victim in the 100 block of Neal reported at 8:27 p.m. that the female suspect broke a window in the bedroom. The officer was shown the damage to the window. The officer met with the suspect and advised her of her Miranda warning. She declined to provide a statement. A charge of criminal damage to property was filed against the suspect.

Oct. 6

Officers were called at 11:24 a.m. to Walmart for a shoplifting. Officers were shown a video of the suspect crawling behind a jewelry counter and taking a display with men’s necklaces and rings. The suspect then crawls back to the other side of the counter and exits the store. The suspect then enters an older blue Ford or Mercury car. The officers were not able to identify the suspect. Officers were later called back to Walmart for a male shoplifter. The officers met with the caller who identified the male suspect as the person who took the jewelry. The male was advised of his rights and admitted to the thefts, promising that he could retrieve the jewelry. He was identified as also being trespassed from the store from previous shopliftings. The suspect was released. The suspect did not return any of the jewelry and charges were staffed with the District Attorney.

An officer was called at 2:20 p.m. to Walmart for a shoplifter in the store. The officer met with security and was given a description of the suspect. The officer located the suspect who was advised he was going to be detained until the incident was cleared. As the officer was attempting to detain him, the suspect fled on foot through the store. He was advised to stop or he would be tased. The suspect stopped and was taken to the ground. The suspect was taken to the store where the caller advised the suspect was on video shoplifting three separate times. The officer was able to recover a bicycle that the suspect had outside. He was trespassed from the store and summoned to court for the charges.

Oct. 7

An officer was dispatched at 6:05 p.m. to a residence in the 1000 block of Evergreen for a stolen package. The officer met with the victim who showed the officer his package being taken by a maintenance man. The officer was able to contact the maintenance man who returned the package.

An officer was called at noon to a home on Allen Court on a report of theft. The officer met with the caller who explained that she purchased the home from her ex-brother-in-law. The caller said she suspected him of taking windows and putting trash out. The officer was shown the home and where the missing windows were removed. The caller said she and her ex-brother-in-law had a verbal agreement where he was allowed to remove items in the home but not from the structure. The officer was able to speak with the male who claimed the agreement was only for the sale of the property and not the structure. He said he was going to tear down the structure and she could purchase the land. The issue was documented and was civil.

An officer was called at 1:30 p.m. to the probation office to meet with the caller who said he was confronted by the suspect outside of an apartment and was assaulted. The caller said the suspect claimed he owed him money and struck him several times. The officer noted that the caller did have injuries consistent with being in a fight. The officer spoke with the suspect who said he has been asking the caller for the money owed for several weeks. He also said the caller swung at him first, so he struck the caller. Charges are pending.

Officers were called at 9:54 p.m. to Casey’s RV park for a female suspect in the victim’s home. The victim said he arrived home and found her in the home wearing some of his clothes. He said he did not know her and she was not allowed in his home. The officers met with the suspect who claimed she thought the home belonged to someone she knew. She was advised to change out of the victim’s clothes. The suspect changed and was placed under arrest and was taken to the police department for processing and later booked into SCDC.

Oct. 8

Officers called at 5:43 p.m. to Super 8 for a female not responsive. As officers were en-route dispatch advised officers Narcan was administered to the female and she was now waking up. The officers arrived and met with the male who called, who said he came home from work and found the female unresponsive with his child also in the room. The male said she does use prescription pills. The officer met with a witness who said she heard yelling coming from the room and came to find the female unresponsive. The witness said she used to be a nurse and administered two doses of Narcan, and the suspect came out of the overdose. The officer asked the female what she took, and she said it was an M30 pill. The officer was aware the pill was fentanyl. The female refused transport to the hospital The male took custody of his child. The case will be staffed with the DA’s office.

An officer was dispatched at 11:06 p.m. to Super 8 for an unconscious female. The officer responded and started CPR on the female. Both ambulances were not in the area and could not respond, so officers transported her to Socorro General Hospital for medical attention. A short time later she was pronounced deceased.

An officer was dispatched at 1:42 p.m. to a break-in at a residence in the 300 block of Spring Street. The victim showed the officer a broken window and shattered glass on the floor. The victim said several items were missing from the residence. Officers did try and get fingerprints but were unsuccessful.

Oct. 9

Officers were called to the Chevron on N. California where a male was irate and yelling. On arrival, the officers were told by the male that he was on the phone and upset but was not yelling at anyone at the gas station. The officers noted a young child in the vehicle that was crying. The male did have diapers and food for the child. The officer had a call on the male earlier in the morning where the male was possibly asleep in the car with the child. He said he was waiting for his girlfriend and the mother of the child. The officers were not able to locate the mother. The officer documented the incidents and sent a copy of the report to CYFD.

Oct. 10

An officer was patrolling the area of California and Vigil at 8:55 p.m. and made contact with a male known to have an active warrant for his arrest. He was placed under arrest and upon a search incident to the arrest, the officer located a crystal-like substance on his person. At the police department, the officer conducted a field test of the crystal-like substance which came back presumptive positive for methamphetamines. The substance was logged into evidence, and the suspect was transported to SCDC where he was booked on his warrant and the new charge.

Oct. 11

A caller reported at 6:56 p.m. that a female suspect was seen entering a Walmart employee’s car in the parking lot. The officer met with the suspect, who was at the store. She claimed a tow company dropped her car off at the store and that the care was hers. The officer completed a check of the license plate of the car. It was registered to the victim and not the suspect. The suspect was charged with burglary and larceny.

A juvenile suspect was found with marijuana at Sarracino Middle School. The juvenile claimed he found the marijuana on his way to school. The parent was contacted and advised of what occurred. The officer forwarded the report to JPPO.

An officer was dispatched at 5 p.m. to a residence on Bagley Street on a breaking and entering call. The female victim said her heater from the residence was missing. She said a neighbor told her he saw two men hitting her lock with an object. The officer was shown where entrance into the residence was gained. The victim offered a possible suspect’s name.