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Socorro Police Department

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

May 23

An officer was called at 3:14 p.m. to Arby’s in reference to a male who was possibly intoxicated. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a black GMC taking up several parking spaces with the engine running. Approaching the driver’s side, the officer saw that the driver was asleep. The driver was awakened and was asked to lower the window several times, with the suspect rolling the window down halfway and then rolling it back up. While speaking with the male, the officer noticed him having slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes. He admitted to having a few shots about an hour ago and was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he refused. A check with NCIC showed him to have a suspended/revoked driver’s license with arrest pursuant. During the tow inventory, the officer found five miniature alcohol shots in and around the center console. One of the five was empty. The officer met with the reporting party and was told the male suspect nearly rear-ended another vehicle but did not know if the driver was sick or diabetic. The suspect stated he was not diabetic. The suspect refused a breath test and was transported to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance and then locked up at the detention center.

May 24

An officer was called at 5:07 a.m. to the ER for a female who had damaged a computer. On arrival, the officer was advised the female could possibly be under the influence of LSD and was out of control. The female was refusing to put her clothes on and had damaged a computer with water which was valued between $8,000-$10,000. The computer was covered in water and had the keyboard dangling off of it. The female was sitting on the floor and was advised she was under arrest. She was handcuffed and a blanket was placed over her. She was incarcerated at the SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 10:56 p.m. to a residence on Park St. for a runaway juvenile. The guardian said her son was mad because his friend was arrested and he then left the residence. The officer got a description of the male juvenile who was entered into NCIC as a runaway juvenile. The officer was later called back to the home due to the juvenile returning home. The officer confirmed the child was home.

An officer was dispatched at 10:42 a.m. to a residence on Santa Fe Lane for a male who swallowed several pills. The officer was met by probation and parole officers who said they were doing a house check on a male on probation. While probation officers were searching the residence the probationer swallowed several pills. EMTs were called to the residence and transported the male to Socorro General Hospital.

An officer was dispatched at 10:49 a.m. to a residence in the 800 block of Padilla for a neighbor banging on her fence. The officer met with the victim who said her neighbor was always calling animal control on her and making false police reports. The victim said she was not banging on her neighbor’s fence and had been inside her residence. The officer told the victim a report would be made on the incident.

A victim in the 400 block of Melody Lane reported her juvenile son took her vehicle from the home the day before and has not returned. The officer obtained the information for the juvenile and the car and completed the report.

An officer was dispatched at 7:55 a.m. to McDonald’s where a male was asking customers for money. The store manager had asked the male several times to leave, and he refused. The officer advised him he needed to leave and he went across the street to another business where he had previously been trespassed from. He was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

May 25

A victim in the 500 block of Park Street contacted police about someone stealing his mail from the mailbox. He said he had an app on his phone that showed him what mail he would be receiving, but that he was not receiving the mail. The victim did not know who was taking the mail.

Officers were called at 5:55 p.m. to Socorro General Hospital for a male suspect yelling in the emergency room causing a disturbance. The suspect was arrested and booked SCDC.

A victim reported that an unknown suspect entered their property and took their lawnmower. The victim provided video of a male suspect in the yard, taking the lawnmower. The male suspect was not able to be identified.

A caller at the post office reported at 3:44 p.m. that the suspect came in accusing another postal employee of tampering with the suspect’s mail. The caller said the postal employee in question does not work around the post office boxes. The suspect was asked to leave. The incident was documented.

A caller reported at 5:58 p.m. of receiving a letter from a hospital in California informing the caller to freeze accounts due to a data breach. The caller said she did not have Medicare and has Medicaid. The caller added that she had filed her taxes and had not received her tax return. The victim said she has had her identity stolen before and was not sure why she has not received her return.

May 26

Officers were called at 9:57 p.m. to a possible fight in the 200 block of Otero. A male suspect who was known to have a valid arrest warrant was stopped leaving the area. The suspect’s warrant was confirmed and he was arrested. During a search incident to arrest, officers located a piece of plastic with a crystal substance, and a tow inventory of the vehicle turned up a muzzleloader pistol under the seat of the suspect’s car. The crystal substance was tested and showed positive for methamphetamine. The items were logged as evidence and the suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

A victim reported at 7:18 p.m. that the suspect came to her home on Skylark to visit with their children. She said the suspect had previously emptied her savings and was not going to give the money back. The victim said the suspect gave her $500 and said he would not give the victim any more money until she dropped charges. The victim and suspect continued to argue. The suspect took the money from the victim along with her phone and put the items in his truck. She was able to reach in his truck and take the money back, but he climbed out of the truck and grabbed the money back. He then jumped back in the truck and left with the money and her phone. The officer attempted to locate the suspect but was not able to do so at time of report. Charges are pending.

A victim on Kentucky Street reported at 5:50 p.m. an unknown suspect threw a rock through the rear window of their van. The officer did notice damage to the vehicle window. At this time there are no suspects.

A caller reported at 10:34 p.m. a male who suffers from dementia left the assisted living rest home in the 1200 block of Highway 60. The officer was given the description and name of the male and assisting agencies were contacted in looking for him. The officers were able to locate him several hours later. The male said he was fine and was just out walking. He was returned to the care facility.

Officers were called at 7:12 p.m. to the parking lot at Walmart for a female wanting to file a report. The officer arrived and was able to view a video of the incident. The video showed the suspect talking with the victim by the victim’s car. The suspect pushes the car door closed and strikes the victim with the door. The victim confirmed the events and asked that charges be filed. The officers met with the suspect, who admitted she did push the victim’s car door but did not strike the victim. The officer filed charges on the suspect.

An officer was called at 9:20 a.m. to the 400 block of Fitch Street for a child walking in the street alone. The officer met with the caller, who said he saw the child walking alone. The child was then picked up by a male in a white truck and taken home. The officer was directed to the home, where the officer met with the father who had the young male child and female child in the vehicle. The children were not clean and had soiled diapers. The officer asked to inspect the home. The father escorted the officer into the home, which was not clean and food and clothes were on the floor. There were also kitchen knives on the floor in reach of the children. The officer and CYFD met with the father and children at another home. The officer and the CYFD staff member spoke with the father who agreed to place the children with his mother until the home could be cleaned.

An officer was called at 10:30 a.m. to the Probation and Parole Office for a suspect with an arrest order. The officer met with probation staff and was provided with a valid arrest order for the suspect. The suspect was arrested and later booked SCDC.

A caller reported leaving their home for a walk and returning to find the front door kicked open. The officer was later contacted by the manager of the apartment complex. The manager said another tenant witnessed the caller and her friend kicking the door open.

May 27

A victim in the 100 block of 6th Street reported at 12:12 p.m. the suspect came to the residence trying to force entry into the home. The victim said the suspect broke a window and made a threat that he was going to harm her, believing that she had another male in the home. The victim said she was in fear of the suspect hurting her. The officer did see damage to the window and noticed the victim was fearful. The officers began looking for the male suspect who was located in a tent. He was told to exit. He did not comply and was given several commands. As the suspect was exiting he reached for an item, but the officers grabbed him and removed him from the tent. The suspect tensed up and resisted as officers tried handcuffing him, so he had to be taken to the ground. The suspect made a statement he was not at the victim’s home. The suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

A victim reported that the suspect’s dog came to their home in the 1200 block of North Sixth Street and entered their chicken coop, killing chickens. The victim showed the officer where the owner of the dog lived. The officer took custody of the loose dog and took it to the shelter. The officer called a phone number that was on the dog’s collar, and its owner was advised of what the dog had done and was allowed to pick up the dog. The owner of the dog was cited into court for the violations.

A victim in the 600 block of Park St. reported at 6:50 p.m. that the suspect entered his home and took a hotspot modem issued to the victim by the Socorro Schools, $200 cash from the victim’s wallet, and prescription pills. The victim said he contacted the schools and was told he would be responsible for the replacement cost of the modem. The suspect has not been located.

A victim in the 900 block of Reservoir Road reported at 12:21 a.m. the suspect was at residence throwing rocks and damaging windows. The officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect. The officer met with the victim and was shown the damaged windows and a damaged TV. The victim identified the person who broke the windows. Charges are pending in the case.

A victim reported at 9:26 a.m. that an unknown suspect used her Social Security information to make a false claim to unemployment for benefits. The victim advised her place of work was able to stop the claim and inform the victim. The victim advised she was in contact with NM Workforce Connections fraud dept. At this time there are no suspects.

A victim in the 500 block of Bagley reported at 1 p.m. the female suspect was at the home and took several items. The officer attempted to locate the suspect and briefed the next shift on the incident. The night shift officers located the suspect and the victim, who said the items were never taken from the home and were found in the home and just misplaced. No charges will be filed.

A caller from Dollar General reported at 3:02 p.m. that a male left the store without paying for merchandise that was concealed under a pack of water bottles. The officer was provided with a receipt for the items that were not paid for. The total was $26. The officer was provided with a picture of the male suspect and a license plate for the vehicle he left in. The officer went to the home of the owner of the vehicle but the vehicle was not at the residence.

May 28

An officer on patrol at Spring and Nicholas stopped the suspect at 11:57 p.m. for driving the vehicle without having headlights on after dark. The officer obtained the driver’s information and the passenger’s information. The driver was checked through NCIC and showed a valid arrest warrant. The driver was arrested and the passenger was detained. The officers located a narcotics pipe on the passenger that still contained narcotic residue and the passenger was arrested. During a search of the passenger’s wallet, the officer located a baggie with narcotics. The vehicle was towed and the suspects were processed and booked into the SCDC. The narcotics were field-tested and were positive for methamphetamine. The narcotics were logged as evidence.

An officer was checking the vacant Sands Motel for trespassers and located the suspect sleeping in one of the rooms. A check with NCIC showed him to have a valid arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC.

A victim on Harold Drive reported at 11:46 a.m. lending a lawnmower to the suspect. The victim said the suspect brought the lawnmower back two weeks later but it was not the one the victim lent the suspect. The officer later met with the victim, who confirmed his lawnmower was returned. No charges were filed.

A caller on B Street reported at 2 p.m. an unknown suspect was using their Social Security number in Texas. The caller provided paperwork showing the two places the suspect used the number. The officer was able to contact the two companies to ask for information on the suspect and is waiting for the information to be provided.

Officers were called to the 100 block of J.O. Gallegos Road at 5:09 p.m. to a home to remove an unwanted female. An officer met with the mother who said she came to check on her adult daughter and found her to be high; under the influence. The officer met with the victim who said her mother came over and an argument occurred. The daughter said her mother slapped her on the face and accused her of doing drugs. The daughter stated she did not want her mother at the home. The mother was advised to leave. The daughter did not want charges filed.

May 29

An officer was dispatched at 6:32 p.m. to a residence on Tierra Bonita for a report of theft. The male victim told the officer his keys were taken from his residence and gave the name of a female who could have taken the keys. The officer met with the female suspect who denied taking the keys. Officer was advised by the victim he wanted a report of the incident.

A suspect was pulled over on Leroy Place at 2:25 p.m. for a traffic infraction. A check with NCIC showed the suspect to have a valid arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested and booked into the SCDC. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

May 30

An officer was dispatched in reference to a break-in in progress in the 500 block of Central. Upon arrival, the officer checked several locked buildings and located a female inside one of the property buildings. She was asked to step out of the building and was placed under arrest. The homeowner said surveillance footage shows the female using force to gain entry. There was no property damage and nothing appeared to be taken at this time. The female refused to speak with the officer and she was taken to the hospital for medical clearance then booked into the SCDC.

May 31

A victim in the 1600 block of El Camino Real reported that an unknown suspect took their vehicle from their driveway. The victim provided the officer with the vehicle information. The VIN was run through NCIC. Police dispatch radioed back that the vehicle had been towed the previous day and was at Hicks Towing.

Officers were dispatched at 11:16 p.m. to a residence in the 700 block of Mariposa for a domestic in progress. The officer met with a female victim who said her son became angry and started destroying her residence, then left. She stated that her son punched a hole in her door and threw items throughout the residence. Officer noticed the damage consistent with her statement. The officer advised the victim he would attempt to locate the suspect.

A victim reported at 8:43 p.m. that an unknown person filed for unemployment benefits using their information. The victim received a debit card in the mail that she did not request. She said she contacted her previous employer who advised the company was contacted by a representative claiming to be from Workforce Solutions, so the company provided the unknown suspects with her information.

An officer was dispatched at 7:59 a.m. to the 1000 block of California for a card stuck in the ATM. The officer tried to get the card from the ATM. The victim was advised to contact the bank and notify them, and also to cancel the card.

A caller reported at 3:06 p.m. that while at the New Mexico Tech duck pond her ex-boyfriend arrived and took a small dog. She said she had been in a relationship with her ex for eight years. The officer located the ex-boyfriend who confirmed he had been in a relationship with the caller for eight years and had purchased the dog for $200-400. The male said he just wanted to recover the dog from the caller.