socorro police department

Socorro Police Department

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


An officer was patrolling in the area of California and Manzanares and noticed a vehicle with an obstructed license plate and conducted a traffic stop. While meeting with the driver the officer noticed a piece of foil in the vehicle and asked the driver to hand it over. In the foil were narcotics. A check with NCIC showed the suspect to have an invalid and revoked driver’s license. The vehicle was released to the family and the male was transported to the SCDC on his charges.

An officer was called at 8:15 a.m. to the 1600 block of El Camino Real in reference to a fight between a brother and sister. The sister stated her brother struck her in the face multiple times, then left. She also believed he took some things belonging to her. The officers left the residence to look for the brother. Officers were called back due to the brother returning to the residence. When they got there the sister said he returned to get some things from his room then left again.

A victim in the 400 block of Bagley reported the theft of property from his front porch. He said the items were taken some time between 8-11 a.m.

A victim in the 700 block of Caine reported at 2:04 p.m. that juveniles shot her window with a BB gun, costing her $150 to replace. The mother of the juvenile suspect told the officer she agreed to pay for the repair.

An officer was dispatched at 6 a.m. to meet with a female who reported that her niece was beaten up by her boyfriend. She said she went to the residence and saw a man on top of her niece beating her. She broke a window in trying to get in to help her niece, but she was chased outside and ran down the road. She also noticed a man on top of her car. The officer then drove to the residence on Meek Street and met with a male and female who both stated there was an argument, but no one was battered. The officer questioned the male about damaging the vehicle. He stated his girlfriend’s aunt kicked open the door to his residence and sprayed him with pepper spray. He drove the vehicle off his property. The officer spoke with reporting party again and asked for a quote on damage to her vehicle.

Jan. 10

An officer was called at 6:33 p.m. to a residence on Hope Farm Road for an unresponsive female. The reporting person stated he located his mother unresponsive. EMS arrived and found no signs of life. OMI processed the scene. Transport arrived a short time later and took possession of the female.

A man was caught trying to break into a vehicle on Sixth Street. He was detained and a check with NCIC showed he had an active warrant for his arrest. A search incident to arrest turned up narcotics on his person. The male was transported to SCDC and booked for his charges.

An officer was dispatched at 3:21 a.m. to the 700 block of Bagley where a male was trying to break into a home. The suspect was still on the property when officers arrived, and he was placed in the rear of the unit. The victim said he called his neighbors who helped remove the male from the residence. The male was under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and incarcerated at the SCDC.

Jan. 11

An officer was dispatched to meet with a male victim who reported that $80,000 was taken from his savings account. He said he needed a report number to have his monies placed back into his account. The officer later spoke with him again who said the money was placed back into his savings account.

An officer was called at 12:58 p.m. to an apartment in the 300 block of Otero for a dispute between neighbors. One of the neighbors claimed the other was casting bad spells on him and told him to worship the good god. The other neighbor said the first male came out and raised his arms at him praising a good god. The officer documented the dispute between the two neighbors.

Jan. 12

A caller in the 700 block of Reservoir reported at 4:18 p.m. being struck by his father. He said that his father had replaced a lock in his home and entered a locked room. The caller stated that the room belonged to him and was not to be accessed, and he told his father he should fix the roof instead of accessing the room. He said he was then struck by his father on the side of the head. The officers were able to locate the father at another house who said he was changing locks in the home when the caller became upset and came at him in an aggressive manner. The father then pushed him away in fear of being hit by him. He said he was concerned his son would do harm to him and that he would not go to the home while the son was there. At this time no charges were filed.

Jan. 13

A victim in the 900 block of Padilla reported she discovered an extension cord connected to her electric meter. The cord was traced to a home in the 800 block of Lucero. The officers attempted to contact the suspect at the other address, but no one would answer the door. The illegal connection was removed. Charges are pending.

Officers were called to the vicinity of Sixth and California in reference to juveniles being attacked by multiple males. Officers met with the juveniles and got their statements. Officers left the area to attempt to locate the suspects. A call from dispatch said the suspects were on Cuba Road and they gave their statements to the officer. A report was forwarded to the District Attorney’s office.

An officer was called to the post office where a newspaper box had been broken into. The reporting person stated he arrived to check on the machine when he noticed it open. He believes approximately $25 in change was taken from the machine.

An officer was called to the Socorro Public Library to remove a woman who had possibly overdosed and was refusing to leave. While the officer was physically escorting her out of the building, she was grabbing onto things, and refusing to cooperate. Officers were able to get her to the vehicle and take her for medical clearance and later incarcerated at the SCDC.

Jan. 14

A driver was pulled over on Neel Street at 2:39 p.m. for not wearing a seatbelt. The suspect had an open container of beer and an 18-pack of beer and was found to be 20 years old; not of age to possess an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was cited into court and released, and the beer was confiscated and logged as evidence.

Jan. 15

An officer was dispatched to Walmart for a male who was throwing rocks at vehicles. He was located in the parking lot and placed in handcuffs. The reporting person identified him as the one throwing rocks at vehicles and yelling. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A victim in the 600 block of Central reported that a male tried to enter his house by striking the front door with an ax. The suspect also broke his gate off the hinges. The victim wanted charges filed. Charges are pending.

An officer was dispatched at 6:08 p.m. to the 300 block of Garfield where someone broke into a trailer. The owner said he didn’t know yet what items had been taken.

A victim in the 600 block of Sandstone reported at 6:50 p.m. on returning from vacation to find that someone had broken into his home. The officers were shown where a door was pried open and entry was made. According to the victim, three firearms were taken from the home along with a camera and lenses. The officer dusted for fingerprints on a cup the suspect used. At this time the suspects are not known.

A victim in the 1100 block of Chaparral reported at 3:09 p.m. she arrived home and saw a dog exiting her yard and that her dog was injured from being attacked. The officers attempted to contact the dog’s owner without success. Charges will be filed.

Jan. 17

An officer pulled over a vehicle at 10:31 a.m. on Chaparral matching the description of a shoplifter at Walmart. The driver exited the car and as the officer was speaking with him, a female was seen trying to exit the car while crouching down. When the officer called for her, she fled and had to be taken to the ground. The male suspect then began grabbing at the officer as the female was being detained. The male was advised to step back, but when he refused and began approaching the officer. He was Tased and fell to the ground. An assisting officer arrived and placed the male in handcuffs. A search of the female suspect turned up a foil with a blue pill that was visually identified as fentanyl. Both suspects were found to be on probation and parole. Their car was towed, and they were both booked at the SCDC.

An officer was called at 6:23 p.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Ivy Street to find a male and female yelling toward a vehicle in the driveway. The male suspect had a valid warrant for his arrest and kicked the officer several times before he was placed on the ground. The reporting party said the suspect had followed him and slipped into the passenger seat threatening to steal his vehicle. While the suspect was being transported, he was head-butting the safety cage and sustained a laceration on his forehead. He was medically cleared and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Jan. 18

A home in the 1200 block of Santa Fe Lane was broken into and the victim said the items taken from his residence were valued at $350.

Jan. 19

Someone broke into a vehicle in the 900 block of Belmont and stole a computer and a backpack that contained the victim’s passport, birth certificate, military paperwork, and COVID-19 vaccination card. The officers obtained fingerprints from the car as evidence. At this time the suspect is not known.

Jan. 20

A victim in the 400 block of Terry reported that someone stole their vehicle while it was warming up in the driveway. The officers began checking the area and saw a male walking near the cemetery. The male began running from the area and was not located. The officers checked the cemetery and found the victim’s vehicle in an arroyo with fire coming from the interior. The fire was extinguished but no evidence was able to be collected. It was towed and the owner notified. The officers checked with neighbors for video cameras. At this time there are no suspects.

Jan. 21

An officer was patrolling in the area of High School Road at 4:58 p.m. and pulled over a vehicle for failing to maintain a lane. The driver was found to have an invalid/revoked driver’s license and was placed under arrest. His vehicle was released to the passenger and he was booked on his charge.

Jan. 22

An officer was called at 1:30 p.m. to the scene of a burglary at a residence in the 400 block of School of Mines Road. The officer noted signs of forced entry to the residence that had been unoccupied for approximately one month. The reporting person listed items that were taken. Officers were able to locate fingerprints to send off to the lab for further testing

Jan. 23

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Melody Lane for a victim nearly being struck by an arrow. The male showed the officer where he was standing and the arrow sticking out of a post near him. He thought his neighbors could have shot an arrow and missed the target. The officer tried to contact the neighbors, but no one was at the residence.

Jan. 24

A victim in the 300 block of McCutcheon reported that an unknown suspect stole their car and rummaged through another vehicle. The officer photographed the vehicle that was on scene and obtained a theft declaration for the vehicle that was stolen. The stolen vehicle was entered into NCIC.

An officer responded to a separate incident in the same block of McCutcheon where someone went through other vehicles and stole some loose change and deodorant. The suspect is not known at this time.

Jan. 25

An officer was called at 4:50 p.m. to a home on Gwendolyn Court for a domestic. The father explained that his daughter’s dog was out and he told her to put the dog away. He said the daughter then began hitting the dog. The father then slapped his daughter for hitting the dog. The daughter began hitting him back, so he tried restraining her from hitting him again. The officer met with the daughter who said the same as the father. She stated she was mad that the father hit her and struck him back. The officer stood by while the daughter gathered some items to stay with a friend. No charges were filed at the request of the father and daughter.

Jan. 26

An officer received a call from the principal of the high school and was advised of an incident where a student possibly had a gun and waved it at another student. The officer was given the student’s name and met with him and his parents. The student told the officer another student was waving at him, so he rolled down his window while he was on the phone and waved back with his cell phone in his hand.

An officer received a call at 7:37 p.m. of a stolen vehicle parked at a residence in the 1600 block of El Camino Real. The suspect was standing at the car trunk, but then noticed the officer and began walking to the home. The suspect was given commands to stop. The suspect went into the home, telling the female occupant the police were there. She was detained. The officer confirmed the vehicle in question was stolen and the suspect was arrested. The officer noted several items in the home and in the vehicle that had been reported stolen. The vehicle was towed to the police department and the suspect booked into the SCDC. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and allowed it to be searched. The search turned up more stolen property. The officer was able to contact the owners of the stolen property, who confirmed their property had been stolen in Albuquerque. The items were recovered and logged as evidence.

Jan. 27

A victim in the 700 block of Neel Avenue reported at 5:15 p.m. the suspect broke into their vehicle and damaged the ignition system. The victim confronted the suspect, who left after the confrontation. The officer met with a witness who said he saw the male forcing open the rear sliding windows of the truck to gain entry. Charges were filed against the suspect.

An officer was dispatched at 4:10 p.m. to the 500 block of Highway 60 for an unresponsive subject. EMTs at the scene advised the officer the male was deceased. The officer did not see any signs of foul play. OMI arrived and did their investigation. Daniels Funeral Home was called to take possession of the body.

An officer met with a female at 1:45 p.m. who said a suspect took her vehicle from her residence but that she found it parked at Dollar General later in the day. Her phone and card were missing, so she checked with her bank and saw that multiple charges were made on her card. The officer was provided with a bank statement. The officer was able to obtain a video that showed a female withdrawing money. The officer later contacted the suspect, who claimed she was with the victim when the victim asked her to withdraw the money. A witness with the suspect confirmed the victim was with the suspect when the money was withdrawn. The case will be sent to the DA for charges.

A victim in the 500 block of Western reported at 10:55 a.m. someone entered their vehicle and storage shed, taking several tools and loose change. Paperwork from the vehicle was found on the southeast side of the victim’s fence. At this time there are no suspects.

Jan. 28

A caller from the KW Express Exxon station reported at 10:11 a.m. a subject was passed out in the restroom. The officers woke the suspect who was found to have a valid arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested and found to have a tin with saturated cotton containing drug residue. The cotton tested positive for methamphetamine. Booked into SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 7:58 p.m. to California and Otero, where a male and female were yelling at passing vehicles. They were advised to not yell anymore. The officer was dispatched again for the same couple who were now fighting. The male, who showed signs of battery, was arrested for violating an active order of protection. The female was arrested for domestic violence and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center. At the police department, the male was resisting the officer and had to be fitted with a spit mask. While being transported to the detention center he kicked the officer’s leg. He was incarcerated with extra charges.