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Socorro Police Department

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

Nov. 15

Officers were called to the vicinity of California Street at Interstate 40 where a male was yelling and screaming in his car. As the officer arrived the suspect left the parking lot and began driving onto the interstate and was swerving back and forth in both traffic lanes. The driver was pulled over and shows signs of being under the influence of a narcotic. The suspect refused to take field sobriety tests and was arrested. The tow inventory turned up a blue pill marked with an M indicating it was a controlled substance. The suspect was booked into the SCDC and the evidence was logged at the Socorro Police department.

Nov. 16

A resident in the 1800 block of Spring Street reported his handgun was missing from the home and had not been seen for a few weeks. The victim did not have a serial number for the gun. A theft declaration was obtained and it was entered into NCIC.

A caller reported at 3:37 p.m. the victim told him that she had been homeless for two days. She disclosed to him that she was sexually assaulted by a family member. The officer met with the victim who confirmed she was sexually abused for several years while on the Alamo reservation. She said she was willing to complete a forensic interview on the incidents. The officer met with the father and informed the father of the incident. The officer referred the report to NMSP since the incident occurred outside of the city of Socorro.

Nov. 17

An officer met with the victim at Dicaperl at 2:16 a.m. who found that someone broke into his vehicle while he was working that evening. The passenger side window was broken out and his rifle was missing. The 223 Savage Model Bolt action rifle was loaded with one in the chamber and five rounds in the magazine. Attached was a Bushnell 12 scope and biped valued at $400. The victim said he found a window breaker and flashlight left in the vehicle. He added that his vehicle was also broken into last month at his workplace where someone stole his black Cricket .22 rifle valued at $250 and Vortex Binocular and Range finder valued at $1,800 but did not make a report at that time. On following up, the manager at the workplace said the cameras stopped working at 5:48 p.m. the day of the incident.

A female at California and Baca was picked up at 11:30 a.m. for having two arrest warrants. She was also found in possession of a syringe with heroin and Suboxone. She was booked into SCDC.

A female was picked up at 10:26 p.m on Reservoir Road with two arrest warrants and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. She was also charged with concealing her identity. The suspect was booked into SCDC.

Nov. 18

An officer was called at 11:39 a.m. to a home on Lucero where a male was unresponsive. The officer did not find a pulse. EMS arrived and confirmed there was no pulse. The caller said he last saw the victim at 9 p.m. the night before. Another family member said he heard the victim coughing during the night and last heard the victim at 4 a.m. The on-call OMI officer was called in and processed the scene. No injuries were noted.

Nov. 19

An officer was called at 11:24 a.m. to the 800 block of Granada for an apartment being broken into. The reporting person showed the officer the door that had been kicked in where the door jam was broken along with the molding on the inside of the door. The reporting person said the apartment was vacant.

An officer was called at 4:15 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Second Street for the suspect threatening the victim with a knife and then leaving the home. The officer met with the victim who said the suspect was upset with him and began arguing. During the argument, the suspect damaged a window and threatened him with a knife. The victim was able to take the knife away from her before she left. The victim said he waited outside for police and watched her leave the home. A sheriff’s deputy located the suspect in Lemitar and she denied having a knife, claiming that he was the aggressor and he would not let her leave the home. The case was staffed with the DA. No charges were filed

An officer was waved down at 8:51 p.m. for a male overdosing in the Domino’s parking lot. The officer attempted to wake the male. Three blue pills were found in the male’s pocket. EMTs arrived and were able to wake the male. He was assessed by EMTs and refused transport. The male was released and the three pills were placed into evidence for destruction.

Officers were called at 8:21 p.m. to the 1200 block of Juniper for a fight. The reporting person stated there was an altercation between two juvenile males and an adult male and that he was able to get the parties separated. The juveniles stated the adult instigated the incident. One juvenile admitted he threatened the adult and the other juvenile admitted to punching the adult. Officers met with the adult male who said one juvenile threatened him, but he did not state that one of them hit him. He said he did not want to get law enforcement involved.

Nov. 20

A victim in the 500 block of Harold Drive reported that someone broke the front and side windows on her vehicle. The victim estimated the cost at $750. The victim said she does have video but could not watch it at this time. Once she is able to view the video she will forward it to the police.

Nov. 21

A victim reported at 7:34 a.m. that someone threw a rock through the window of a business in the 800 block of California Street. The officer was shown the broken windows and the rock. No items were stolen and at this time there is no suspect.

An officer was dispatched at 12:37 a.m. to the Valero gas station for a male throwing rocks at the windows. He was arrested and incarcerated at the SCDC.

A victim reported she was attempting to rent a home in the 900 block of Walkway and sent a deposit of $500 to the female suspect through PayPal. Then she found out the person she sent the money to was not the owner of the property. She said she contacted the property owner and was advised the home was not even up for rent. The victim provided a name for the suspect. The officer has not located the suspect.

Nov. 22

A victim in the 800 block of Neel reported at 7:38 a.m. that someone took the Santa Claus, the Grinch, and an inflatable snowman from the front yard of her home. She said her son saw a white passenger vehicle across the street from the home, which left as soon as she and her son noticed it. The occupants of the car were not able to be identified.

A caller from Dollar General reported at 4:39 p.m. that a male customer made a purchase with a $5 bill and left the store. The male, along with a female, came back into the store claiming that he paid with a $10 bill and did not get the change. The caller contacted her manager who advised her to give them the change and document this incident with police. The male and female were not able to be identified.

An officer was dispatched at 11:16 p.m. for a breaking and entering at the Walmart parking lot. The officer met with a male who said the unknown suspect took several items from his vehicle. A security camera video shows a male getting into the vehicle through a back window and then leaving the area in a white car. The officer was unable to identify the vehicle or the male due to the video being very pixelated.

An officer was dispatched at 3:24 a.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Dolores for an overdose. The officer noticed a female on the floor not moving and administered Narcan into her nose. After a few moments, the female was still not responding and she was given a second dose of Narcan and became conscious. She was checked out by EMTs and then refused medical help.

Nov. 23

An officer stopped a male subject on Sixth Street at 12:30 p.m. for having a valid arrest warrant. As the suspect was being handcuffed, he turned and tried to grab the officer’s Taser. The officer was able to restrain the suspect against the patrol car, giving several commands to stop resisting. An assisting officer arrived and the suspect was placed in handcuffs and booked into the SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 5:56 p.m. to the Exxon KW Express for a shoplifter. The officer viewed the security camera video of a male taking items and then leaving the area. A short time later another officer had a male in a stolen vehicle. The male matched the description of the suspect who shoplifted items. Several shoplifted items were found on the floorboard of the stolen vehicle.

A suspected shoplifting resulted in the recovery of a stolen pickup in the Walmart lot. An officer patrolling in the parking lot was alerted to a vehicle and suspect that may have been involved in a previous theft. The officer observed the male suspect and female exit the vehicle and enter the store. The two were watched for a period of time before being contacted and advised of their rights in the investigation into the theft. The two denied any involvement in the thefts. The officer escorted the two to the vehicle and an NCIC check of the VIN showed the vehicle was stolen. The male claimed the truck belonged to a friend. The female told the officer the male was driving the truck. A search of the male showed the keys were in his possession. He was arrested and the truck was towed.

Nov. 24

A victim in the 400 block of School of Mines reported at 8:17 p.m. of being threatened with a knife. The suspect was arguing with the victim inside her home where the suspect attempted to strike the victim with a fist three times before the victim’s husband stepped in. The suspect picked up a knife and began walking toward the victim so the victim picked up a knife to defend herself. The suspect left the home in a small passenger car.

Officers were called at 11:53 a.m. to the 900 block of Walkway for someone firing a gun. The officer met with the caller who said the suspect was in the victim’s apartment. The officer met with the victim who said the male came to the home and began banging on the door. When the victim opened the door the suspect was pointing a handgun at him. The victim back peddled and fell onto a couch, swiping the gun away from his direction. The suspect backed up and told the victim he was not playing around and wanted his tools and fired a single gunshot into the floor. The suspect ran out of the home and left on an orange bicycle. Officers were directed to a residence and were able to make contact with the suspect in a garage. After being placed under arrest, the suspect initially denied being involved but then admitted he was at the home to get his tools and had taken his gun because he knew the victim also had a gun. The firearm was recovered and found to be loaded. The suspect was processed and booked into the SCDC. The victim said he had the suspect’s tools because the suspect was supposed to fix a vehicle but has not.

A victim in the 600 block of Bullock reported the theft of a Glock 26 9mm with two fully loaded magazines, and two rifles, a Remington 700 25-06 with a scope and approximately 40 rounds, and a Remington 12 gauge shotgun with approximately 40 shells. Also a soundbar. Both rifles were kept in a hard black case. A theft declaration was signed and entered into NCIC as stolen.

Nov. 25

Officers were dispatched at 12:13 a.m. to a large bar fight at the Plaza. Officers broke up several fights and advised parties if they wanted to pursue charges they could go to the Socorro Police Department when they were sober.

An officer was called at 3:16 a.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Nicholas where the reporting persons stated they had been receiving threats through Snap Chat from the suspect stating that he was going to come to their house and kill them. They said the suspect was upset from a fight that occurred earlier in the night at the Capitol Bar. A female also informed the officer the suspect punched her in the face while at the Capitol bar. She said she witnessed the suspect kick and punch another female and confronted him and he punched her in the face knocking her to the ground. The suspect was charged.

An officer pulled over a car clocked at 47 mph on California Street. The driver did not have an ID card and provided a name and date of birth. A check with NCIC showed she had a valid arrest warrant. The female passenger was also found to have an arrest warrant. Both females were arrested and transported to the Socorro Police Department for processing and then transported to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance. At the Socorro County Detention Center narcotics were found in their possession. They were booked on the warrants and the new charges.

Nov. 29

An officer was dispatched at 8:53 to a residence in the 300 block of Grant Street and met with a female. She said she sold a residence where she had recently lived but several days after the new owners moved in remembered she had left cash and bank statements in the residence. She wanted a report in case her bank account is hacked.

An officer was dispatched at 12:52 a.m. to an alarm call at 7-Eleven. The officer arrived to find a broken window on the business and a rock under the window. No entry was made into the building. At this time no suspects have been identified.

Nov. 30

An officer was called at 4:51 p.m. to the 100 block of Sixth Street for juveniles smoking marijuana in a vehicle. The reporting person said she observed a female juvenile smoking marijuana in the parking lot and gave the officer the license plate number. The officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The juvenile admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. Her father arrived and the officer informed him of the reason for the stop. She was issued three citations and released to her father.

An officer was called at 10:15 p.m to the 1100 block of Chaparral for a domestic. The male had blood on his face, stating that his girlfriend hit him in the face and took his phone and his keys. The male and the female were separated and the male found a neighbor to give him a ride home. As soon as he sat in the passenger seat the female ran up and repeatedly punched him in the face. The female was arrested and transported to the Socorro Police Department for processing where a check showed she had an active warrant for her arrest. She was booked into the SCDC,

Dec. 1

An officer was called to the 500 block of Manzanares for a male shooting a hawk. The reporting person stated he heard a gunshot and noticed a bird falling into his yard. The officer photographed the bird and met with the suspect, who said stated the hawk was killing his chickens so he shot it. The case was turned over to Game and Fish.

Dec. 2

An officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic infraction but the driver fled. The vehicle stopped on Bagley Street and the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a residence. The officer chased after him, but the door to the residence was held by two females. The officer made entry into the residence but did not locate the male. A warrant for the suspect’s arrest was obtained.

A caller from the Capitol Bar reported at 8:54 p.m. that a patron was highly intoxicated and was not served any more alcoholic beverages. The caller said while her back was turned the suspect grabbed a glass off the bar and spilled it on the counter and left the bar. Then the suspect began calling the bar and threatening to harm the caller. The officer located the suspect who said he spilled a beer on the counter but denied making threats to the staff. The suspect was trespassed from the Capitol Bar.