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Socorro Police Department

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

Dec. 23

Officers were called to Spring Street for someone driving their vehicle down the street in reverse. The car was stopped, and the suspect did not have a valid driver’s license, insurance or registration. He was arrested for reckless driving and later given field sobriety tests. He declined to complete them and admitted to smoking marijuana dabs prior to driving. The suspect was advised of the implied consent warning for a blood draw and declined again saying he was under the influence of marijuana. The suspect was booked into SCDC.

Dec. 24

A caller reported at 12:13 p.m. walking into Walmart with her sister when a female in a vehicle nearly struck the two in the crosswalk in front of the store and slapped the vehicle’s window as the car passed. Inside the store, she was contacted by the driver asking if she was the one who slapped her car. The two began arguing and had to be separated by staff. The caller said she filed a formal complaint with the store since the female driver was an employee. The officer met with managers at Walmart and was able to view the video and speak with the female driver. The video shows the caller and sibling walking through the crosswalk and the car beginning to pull out. The caller is within reaching distance and reaches out to slap the car window. The female driver said she did not see the caller and was looking at another customer who exited and walked past her vehicle and the female then began to drive forward. She said she did try and apologize to the caller in the store, but the caller became aggressive and began yelling at her. There was no intent from the female driver and no charges were filed.

Dec 25

An officer was called at 11:55 p.m. to a home on Melody Lane for a domestic. The officer met with a male who said he did not do anything, and the victim was trying to get him in trouble. The officer met with the victim who said her daughter was hungry, so she went to make food for the daughter. The suspect became upset and the victim returned to the room and called the crisis line. While on the phone the suspect kicked her on the back of the legs. The daughter confirmed the suspect kicked the victim. The officer spoke with the crisis member over the phone who said the male suspect was verbally arguing with the victim. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC.

Dec. 26

Officers were called to a home on Neal Avenue for a woman knocking on doors at 6 a.m. The caller was contacted and said he did not want her to return. The caller notified police the woman returned. The officers found her around on the side of the house. She had several items of drug paraphernalia and a baggie with a single pill. The pill was collected as evidence and found to be a schedule II drug. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC.

An officer was called to Walmart at 12:30 p.m. for a customer paying with a fake $10 bill. The staff collected the money from the male and allowed him to leave. The money was turned over to police for destruction.

Dec. 27

An officer was dispatched at 10:51 p.m. to take a report of vandalism at a residence in the 700 block of Lucero Street. The female victim told the officer she heard glass break. She went outside and noticed that someone had struck her fence with two beer bottles. The victim said she had problems with a certain female in the past but did not know who threw the bottles.

An officer was dispatched to take a report from a victim in the 500 block of Fitch Street who said someone stole her security camera. She said she had two males cutting wood for her and one of the males could have taken the camera. Officer has not identified both males.

Dec. 28

A victim in the 600 block of Fitch Street reported at 11:59 a.m. that a male opened the front door of the residence and walked into the living room where the victim was sitting. She said the suspect was asking for yard work. She told him she did not need any yard work done and he left in a white Chevy truck. The victim gave the name of a possible suspect. The officers looked for the vehicle and the male but did not locate them.

An officer responded at 12:08 p.m. for an overdose at a home on Sixth Street. On arrival, the officer noticed a female lying on the ground who was nonresponsive. The officer gave her Narcan and she responded to it. EMTs arrived a short time later.

An officer was called at 12:45 p.m. to take a report where someone was contacted by a female who asked if she knew anybody that would be willing to kill her husband. The officer was provided with possible names and addresses of the suspect and victim. The officer was able to determine that the suspect and the potential victim have addresses out of state.

Dec. 29

An officer was called at 5:22 p.m. to the Socorro Sports Complex for a male driving recklessly at a high rate of speed in the parking lot. The officer contacted the suspect who admitted to driving recklessly. He was trespassed from the complex. No damage was done to the complex.

An officer was dispatched to Socorro General Hospital for a patient who was threatening employees. The officer arrived and was told the female was assaulting an employee. The suspect was arrested on charges of Assault on Health Care Personnel and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Dec. 30

A victim reported at 11:20 a.m. that an unknown suspect cut the top barbed wires of the security fence to gain access to a storage unit business in the 1400 block of N. Frontage Road. The victim said the suspects were able to cut locks securing eight different storage units to gain access to the units. Owners of the storage units were contacted. A possible suspect was named. The officer located the male who said he was working at the homeless shelter the night of the incident.

A victim on Jim Street reported that unknown suspects threw eggs at their vehicle and property the night before. The suspects were in a dark SUV and sped off after throwing the eggs. The suspects then went to an address on Buford Street and threw eggs in the driveway of another home. The suspects have not been identified.

A caller reported that she was checking on her daughter’s home on Padilla and found the door slightly open. The officer gained consent to check the home and did not find anyone inside. The officer checked the VIN on a car parked behind the house and found the car was listed as stolen in NCIC. The officer called for a tow truck and had the car removed. The caller figured the car had been behind the home for several months.

Dec. 31

Officers were called at 2:25 a.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Hope Farm Road where a female victim said the suspect broke her phone and struck her in the face, then left in a vehicle. As the officers were speaking with her, the suspect called and was advised police were on the scene. He returned to the home and advised officers he did push the victim out of the way as she tried to attack him. The suspect declined to provide any further statement. The parties were separated. Charges are pending.

Officers were called at 4:37 a.m. to the 700 block of Bursum Place for a male suspect trying to hit the victim with a metal pipe. The victim told officers she heard a noise outside and opened the door to see the suspect standing near the parked vehicles. When she asked why he was banging on the vehicles, the suspect reached in one of the vehicles and pulled out a tire iron. The suspect approached the victim and pried open the door. As he entered the door the suspect raised the tire iron over his head as if he was going to strike her. He then took two sets of keys and left. The officers were unable to locate the suspect. Officers were called back at 8:35 a.m. for the suspect returning to the home. The officers found him seated in a vehicle, and he was detained for the investigation. The suspect was asked about the keys he took earlier and he said they were in the center console. The officer removed the console bins and found the keys hidden under the bins. The officer also noted the ignition to the vehicle was damaged. The suspect was arrested and the keys returned to the victim. The suspect was processed and booked at the SCDC. At the Detention Center, the title to the vehicle was found in the suspect’s possession and had his name as the buyer.

Officers were called at 1:51 p.m. to the 1200 block of Gibson Circle where an argument occurred after the female victim found out the suspect was texting another female. She said the suspect punched her on the forehead during the argument and grabbed her cell phone, breaking the phone. The suspect agreed there was an argument but claimed he did not strike the victim or damage the phone. The suspect asked the officer if the victim disclosed what she did with his phone. The victim later went to the hospital and brought in medical paperwork from the hospital visit. Charges were filed against the suspect.

Jan. 1

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Otero Avenue for an unresponsive male. The officer was advised the male had cancer. OMI arrived and Daniel’s funeral home took possession of the body.

An officer was called at 8:07 p.m. to a residence on Giles Lane in reference to a juvenile damaging property. The reporting person stated the juvenile arrived home upset and began damaging items in the home. The juvenile was detained and made a statement that she should have just killed herself. The officer transported her to the Socorro General Hospital for a mental evaluation. While en route the juvenile began making threats about the officer sexually abusing her. Once the juvenile was admitted to Socorro General Hospital the officer left the scene.

Jan. 2

An officer obtained a search warrant at 7:45 a.m. on a home for sales of narcotics. The officer executed the warrant and made contact with the main suspect inside the home. The male suspect was advised of the warrant and after being given his Miranda warning he refused to talk to officers. The officer checked the home and located a female and male suspect. The two had valid warrants for their arrest and were arrested. As the female suspect was being escorted out she spat on an officer. The search turned up scales containing drug residue and a small amount of methamphetamine. The suspect was booked into the SCDC. The evidence was logged at the police department.

An officer was called to Super 8 in reference to a theft. The reporting person stated he had some items stolen from his vehicle overnight. The approximate value of the items taken was $3,000.

Jan. 3

A victim on South Main Street reported at 3:19 p.m. that someone broke into the home and stole several items. The victim was not able to provide a list of any of the stolen property or a value for the stolen property. At this time the suspects are not known.

A victim in the 600 block of Sean Avenue reported at 4:02 p.m being away from home for a week and returning to find someone had thrown eggs at his vehicle and camper. He said his vehicle was locked when he left but unlocked when he returned. No items were taken. At this time the suspects are not known.

Jan. 4

A victim reported at 11:03 a.m. that an unknown suspect took a MacBook computer from his vehicle while it was parked at Raks Building Supply. The victim said the computer has a GPS and was last on GPS at the victim’s office. He provided a serial number for the computer and completed a theft declaration. The computer was entered NCIC as stolen.

Jan. 5

An officer following up on a CPS report on El Camino Real met with the mother and explained the reason for contact. The mother allowed the officer to speak with the child, who said she felt like she was being over supervised by her mother and was not allowed the freedom to do what she wants and had her phone taken away. The child said she was not abused and was safe. The mother said she did take away the child’s phone and grounded her after the child came home with a hickey on her chest on New Year’s Day. She said the juvenile was upset and made comments that if the phone was not returned she would harm herself giving the mother an ultimatum. The child said she was not suicidal. The officer documented the incident.

A victim on Calle Linda reported at 8:08 p.m. coming home after a week’s vacation and finding the home broken into. A lockbox containing several personal documents along with a bank card and credit cards was taken from the home. The victim found that there were fraudulent transactions made using one of the cards. The officer checked with the businesses but did not locate any video showing a possible suspect.

An officer was patrolling on Highway 85 and noticed a vehicle with the windshield smashed and the driver not wearing their seatbelt. The officer attempted to perform a traffic stop but the driver fled. The officer was informed by the supervisor to not pursue the vehicle so the officer followed the driver at a safe speed to the area of his home. The driver then drove on top of the flood control levee and sped off at a high rate of speed. The suspect was not located. Charges were filed.

Jan. 6

Officers were called to a residence in the 1100 block of El Camino Real for an argument. The victim told the officer the suspect was verbally abusive and would not let the victim out of the bathroom. She also took the victim’s phone away, not allowing the victim to call police. The victim said the suspect was upset and wanted to get the key to a safe so she could retrieve her stuff from the safe. The officer spoke with the suspect, who said she noticed some of her items missing and wanted to get them. The suspect said she tried to get the safe key from the victim.

Officers were called at 6:07 p.m to a vehicle crash on Highway 60 near the high school. Officers were advised that the vehicle was able to be driven to a nearby home. The officers located the truck and the occupants. A male said the suspect was turning into the parking lot of a trailer home and went off the roadway. The officer met with the female driver and during contact, the officer noted an odor of an alcoholic beverage. The female asserted she did not drink. The officer completed field sobriety tests and noted several clues. She was placed under arrest and agreed to a blood test. The suspect was taken to the hospital for a blood draw. She was released pending the results from the blood draw.

Jan. 7

An officer was dispatched to Sarracino Middle School for a break-in and met with the principal to view a video of the incident. The juveniles who entered remained in the school for two hours. The officer was told the juveniles did not damage any property but they did eat food belonging to the school staff. The officer and the principal were unable to identify the juveniles.

A victim in the 600 block of Mariposa reported at 2:30 p.m. that he was notified that the back door to his residence was open. He said when he arrived home he noticed two televisions were missing. The officer was shown where there were pry marks on the door jamb of the back door. The victim showed the officer a missing fence panel where entry to the property may have been made and a screwdriver near the broken panel. The screwdriver was collected as evidence. The victim named a few persons of interest that knew the victim was not in the home. There were no witnesses to the incident.

Jan. 8

An officer investigated a CPS report with allegations of sexual abuse. The officer spoke with the father at 8:43 p.m. and obtained consent to talk with the child. The child said a ruler was taken away and it triggered an incident involving a previous incident where she was sexually abused with a ruler by an ex-boyfriend while she was in sixth grade. The officer set up an interview with the child. During the interview, the child disclosed that another juvenile male had put a ruler under her buttocks on two separate occasions. Neither time did the ruler penetrate any part of her body. The child stated that in August of 2021 she gave the male suspect a hug and he touched her breast with one hand and stomach with the other over her clothes. The suspect’s action was witnessed by school staff and the suspect was taken to the office and suspended. There was no penetration in either incident.