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Socorro Police Department

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

March 10

Officers were called at 11:47 a.m. to a home in the 600 block of Medley for a trespasser. The caller said the suspect was on the property after being told the previous day to stay off the property. The victim said the suspect tried taking rocks from the yard the day before and was told not to return to the home. The suspect returned and attempted to gather some of the rocks. The suspect was told to leave and left down the road. He was identified and located. He claimed he was not on the property and was just looking at rocks on the sidewalk. The suspect was advised to stay off the property. Charges are pending.

March 11

Officers were called to a home on Juniper Avenue for an argument and damaged property. The victim told officers the suspect was verbally abusive and making threats. The suspect was seen walking in the yard. He was upset and cursing at officers and the victim. The victim said she was getting the suspect out of bed so she could take him to work, but he pushed her out of the room and closed the door on her. The victim kicked the door back open causing the door to hit the suspect on the face and causing a cut. The victim and her husband stated the suspect has been out of control and had been making threats. The officer met with the suspect, who confirmed what the victim said. The officer went back to meet with the victim, and the suspect became angry at a comment made by the victims and began verbally threatening to hurt the male victim. The suspect was pulled away and continued to make verbal threats. The officer began placing the suspect in handcuffs, but the other two people began to interfere and agitate the other suspect. Suspect two was taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs. Both suspects were taken to the police department, where the suspect denied making any threats in the home and stated they do not have contact with the victims and did not threaten the victims. The officer contacted Juvenile Probation and Parole and was advised the children did not meet the criteria for transport. The children were released to a grandmother.

March 12

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of California Street for a possible drunken driver. The officer met with a male sitting in a vehicle and noted an odor of alcohol coming from him. He admitted to driving and was asked to perform field sobriety tests. After probable cause was determined, he was arrested. He gave a breath sample and was also asked for a blood sample.

An officer was dispatched to Daniels Funeral Home at 10:59 p.m. for a suspicious male. The male was detained, and the officer searched the business. The officer did not see any signs of forced entry. The officer did locate an open door, and the business was cleared. The male was released.

An officer was dispatched at 7:14 p.m. to Walmart, where a female said her purse was stolen from her shopping cart. The officer was able to view the video and see two females take the purse from the cart. Later, the officer was advised of the purse being returned but money was missing from inside. The officer is trying to identify the suspect.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Bursum for a stolen motor vehicle. A male advised the officer that he and his daughter share the vehicle, and that his daughter had not used the vehicle lately. He said his vehicle had been missing for three days. The officer had him sign a theft declaration, and it was entered into NCIC as a stolen motor vehicle. Later, the officer was informed that the vehicle was left at the library by the male’s daughter. It was taken out of NCIC.

An officer was dispatched at 8:10 a.m. to Circle K for drug paraphernalia located. The officer met with a worker who said she had found a straw at her place of employment. The officer filed a report on the incident.

March 14

An officer on patrol at 11:09 a.m. pulled over a male known to have a valid warrant driving at Sixth and Manzanares. The male was secured in the rear of a police vehicle and a passenger was allowed to leave. The officer started a tow inventory of the suspect’s vehicle and found foil by the floor mat. Narcotics were also found under a floor mat. The vehicle was sealed, and a warrant was received to search the vehicle. The male was incarcerated on his warrant and on new charges.

March 15

A victim reported at 6:33 p.m. of being in an argument with the suspect. During the incident, the suspect struck the victim on the face with a closed fist, causing a tooth to fall out and a bruise to the victim’s face. The officer documented the injuries and filed charges of domestic violence.

A caller in the 1200 block of Sixth Street reported at 7:22 p.m. two juveniles were playing in the trailer park and had thrown things at the caller’s home. The caller added that the two boys had previous issues with her children. She confronted the children and one apologized, but the other one said his father would come over and shoot her home. The officer met with the children and the father, who was advised of the incident. The father took the children into the home.

A person in the 800 block of Spring Street called police at 9:40 p.m. about a mother who was neglecting her child and using drugs while the child was present. The caller said the child was left in the care of others while the mother was using drugs. Officers met with the female, who was with the child. The mother stated she has her child and cares for her child. She stated she previously used drugs but no longer does. The officers noted an odor of marijuana in the home, and the mother said she does smoke marijuana but not around the child. The child looked to be in good health with minor scratches on the child’s face and the child’s nails. No action was taken.

An officer was dispatched at 11:55 p.m. to a residence on Tierra Bonita on a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The officer met with a male who said his vehicle was missing and that a male suspect was seen taking the vehicle from the residence. The officer had a theft declaration signed and the vehicle was placed into NCIC as a stolen vehicle. The officer sent a be-on-the-lookout notice for the vehicle to the surrounding agencies.

March 16

Officers were called at 12:17 a.m. to the scene of a fire in the 100 block of Peralta. The officers met with a female who had her vehicle was damaged by the fire. The fire department arrived and put out the fire. Her car sustained heavy damage to its paint and equipment. It is not known what started the fire.

An officer was called at 10:30 a.m. to Bodega Burger Co. in reference to a break-in. The reporting person stated another employee was checking a van used for work and noticed items had been taken from it. The reporting person stated the victim is getting a list of all of the items taken to provide to officers.

An officer was called at 1 p.m. to Los Sombreros to meet with a male who wanted to make a report. The victim stated he received a call from the Social Security office stating that his vehicle was found crashed in Texas along with narcotics found in the vehicle. He said the person on the phone stated they were going to suspend his benefits. The officer advised him to monitor his bank accounts.

An officer at the police department met at 2:45 p.m. with a female who said that earlier in the day, she dropped her child off with the father and went to the store. When she returned to the home, the male began arguing with her over hickeys on her neck. She said he opened her car door and took her cell phone, striking her on the nose. The female did not show any sign of having a bloody nose. The officer met with the male, who said when the woman arrived to pick up their child, he saw the hickeys and became upset. The male said he told her to leave and walked away, but she followed him and began arguing and scratching and hitting him. The male did exhibit scratch marks on his chest and a small cut on his lower lip. The two had already separated. The case was sent to the district attorney’s office.

March 17

A caller reported at 11:11 p.m. that a male kept ringing the night bell at San Miguel Inn. The caller said the suspect began making threats for the caller to come out and fight. When he was told the police were called, the suspect left. The caller suggested the suspect might be a guest at the hotel. The officer looked for the suspect and vehicle but could not find him.

An officer on patrol at 6:40 p.m. completed an NCIC check on a license plate on Doc Holiday. The return showed the vehicle was stolen and the driver was pulled over and detained. The officer contacted the reporting agency and was advised that the vehicle was sold to a third party and was entered stolen when the third party did not pay the registered owner. The male driving was the registered owner. He was released with his vehicle. The officer was later contacted by an Arizona police officer, who said the owner financed the vehicle with a company and did not make payments, so the finance company had the vehicle entered as stolen. At this time, the owner was not arrested.

March 18

An officer was called at 6:21 p.m. to the 600 block of Neel Street in reference to a female being shot by a BB gun. The victim stated she was walking when a white vehicle with four occupants drove past her, and she was shot by a BB gun. Officer attempted to locate the vehicle but was unable to do so.

An officer was assisting with a New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department house visit in the 400 block of Grant Street at 1:14 p.m. When the officer was leaving, the male suspect verbally threatened the officer. He was arrested and booked at the Socorro County Detention Center.

A caller reported at 12:49 p.m. she left the doctor’s office and got in the wrong vehicle. She placed her wallet under the front seat.  She realized she was in the wrong car and promptly exited, forgetting she left her wallet under the seat. She said her checkbook, credit cards, business cards and approximately $150 were in her wallet. She said she contacted the office to try and get information on the owner of the other car, but the hospital could not provide any information.

March 19

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle make a U-turn in the 400 block of California and accelerate at a high rate of speed, running multiple stop signs, apparently trying to get away from the officer. The officer was able to identify the driver of the vehicle from previous encounters. The officer located the vehicle a short time later and met with the driver, who explained that he fled the area due to his passenger having warrants for his arrest. The officer had the vehicle towed due to the driver not having registration or insurance.

An officer was called at 9:45 a.m. to the 1200 block of Main Street in reference to a theft. The victim stated she was arrested a few weeks earlier and a friend was at her residence when she was arrested. She asked the friend to take her children to a family member’s residence and lock the door. The victim stated she was told by a family member that her friend took items out of the residence. She did recover some of the items from her friend, but not all the missing items. The officer met with the friend, who said she took the items from the residence so they did not get stolen and gave them to a family member of the victim. The friend stated she did not take any other items from the residence.

Officers were called at 1 p.m. to Holiday Inn Express for a domestic disturbance. An officer spoke with a male who said he was arguing with his girlfriend and left the hotel. The girlfriend told officers the two argued, the suspect hit her and she had bruising. She showed the officer her legs, but there was no bruising. The female said the male had drugs in a container in his backpack. The officer met with the male who gave consent to search the backpack. The container described by the female was in the backpack and contained a narcotic. The male claimed he had not seen the container and believed the female put the container in his backpack without his knowing. The male then advised the officer to check the girlfriend’s shoes for drugs. The officer met with the female and asked to check her shoes. The female took off her shoe, and the officer located a baggie of a crystal substance. The female was arrested, and the male was released pending charges. The substance found in the female’s shoe tested positive for methamphetamine. The female was booked at SCDC.

March 20

An officer stopped a driver known to have an arrest warrant at 12:05 p.m. in a parking lot in the 800 block of Spring Street. The suspect told the officer he was aware of the warrant. The officer searched the suspect incident to arrest and located a cap that had a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. The suspect was brought to the Socorro Police Department, where the substance tested positive for meth. The suspect was later incarcerated at the SCDC on charges and the warrant.

An officer was dispatched to John Brooks, where a male was threatening someone with a knife. The officer met with the victim, who said she was threatened by an unknown male. A security camera video showed a male suspect pulling a knife and gesturing toward the victim. The suspect got into a blue vehicle and left the area. Officer was able to identify the suspect. Charges were filed.

An officer was assigned a child protective services intake on a family at 6:22 p.m. for possible physical abuse and physical neglect of a juvenile at a residence on Manzanares Street. The officer made contact with the family and did not observe any signs for concern of physical abuse or neglect. The officer advised the parents there would be a report of him coming by and checking on the child.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on East Wood Loop for a fire. The reporting party said his neighbor started a fire that ended up burning his shed. The officer met with the suspect, who said he was smoking a cigarette and threw the cigarette on the ground before going inside. The suspect said he noticed smoke and that the grass was on fire. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire.

March 21

A female called police at 10:49 a.m., reporting a male who came to the home on Mariposa and damaged her property while collecting his belongings. She said he broke a window and a chair during the incident, but that she did not want charges filed. The male called police from a separate location and stated he was at her place picking up his clothes and other items. When he asked her to clean off the coffee table, she began hitting and scratching him. He had visible injuries to his chest and back. He said the female was fixing a doorknob and threw the doorknob at him, breaking a window in the process. The male wanted charges filed.

March 22

A caller reported at 2:56 p.m. that she was watching a friend’s home while the friend was sick. She said she wanted to turn over a handgun and keys to the home so she would not be accused of anything. The officer was provided with the .357 handgun and door keys. The gun and keys were logged at the Socorro Police Department.

March 23

A caller on Gibson Circle reported the suspect has been entering the private parking area for the mobile home park and honking at a female’s home. The caller said the suspect has already been trespassed from the property but continues to enter the private drive. The officer filed charges on the suspect.

A caller in the 400 block of School of Mines reported her landlord has been harassing her since she moved in with unauthorized house checks and rude phone calls and even moved a shoe rack from the front of the apartment. The caller said the landlord informed her the apartment was being rented out since she said she was moving. She told the officer she was moving, but her ex-boyfriend was staying in the apartment. The officer contacted the landlord, who said he has told the caller not to place items in front of the apartments and stated he was told the two were moving out, so he was going to rent out the apartment. Both parties were advised the incident would be documented.

A caller in the 1100 block of Chaparral reported she was cleaning out her old vehicle and found several items of drug paraphernalia. She said when she arrived home, a female was looking in the vehicle. She said the female told her a phone was stolen from her home and was on GPS at the caller’s home. The officer met with the female, who said she gave the caller’s nephew a ride this morning and now she was missing a cell phone. The officer obtained the phone information and completed a report. The following morning, the female said she located her cell phone.

March 24

A caller on Riverside Road reported he had not seen the victim in the last 24 hours and when he went to check, found the victim on the floor. The officers were escorted to the room where the victim was found. The victim was unresponsive and cold to the touch. The Office of the Medical Investigator official arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. There was no sign of foul play or injury. The victim was taken from the home to a local funeral home.