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Socorro Police Department

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

March 24

An officer met with a homeowner in the 500 block of South California Street at 9:49 a.m. who said her neighbor had been using her electricity. The officer noticed an extension cord running into her electric meter box. The extension cord was unplugged, and she was asked if she could put a lock on the meter box.

Officers were called at 11:01 a.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Hope Farm Road for a male with a gunshot wound. The officers arrived and entered the home where the victim was laying back on a couch chair with a rifle on the ground at his feet. The victim had severe trauma to the mouth and head and was deceased. The officer recovered the firearm and secured the rifle. Assisting officers met with the callers who stated the male had called his girlfriend earlier asking her to come over. She arrived at the home and found him deceased. The male caller said the victim went to the home earlier and sold the caller a box of bullets. The male caller said he went to run an errand and returned to pay the victim. The victim did not answer the door, so he went home. The caller said a short time later the female caller came over crying saying the victim was injured and to call police.

An officer was called at 5:45 a.m. to a home on Eaton Avenue for a domestic. On arrival, the officer heard fighting coming from the home. The officer entered the home and located the suspect on top of one victim with another victim trying to pull the suspect off the other. The suspect was asked to exit the home and separated. The officer met with victims 1 and 2. The victims said the suspect was confronted about infidelity, and the suspect became upset and began fighting with the victims. The victims said the suspect threw them around the home and caused damage to a TV stand and TV along with a door in the home. Victim 2 had an injury to her forehead. The suspect was placed under arrest and later booked at the SCDC.

March 25

An officer was requested at 6:11 a.m. to a residence on Mesquite to meet with a woman who said she was checking her father-in-law’s residence and noticed the front door of the house had pry marks and damage to the door. The padlock to the residence was also gone. She told the officer she last checked on the residence the day before and observed no signs of forced entry or damage at that time. She did an inventory of the property and nothing was missing. She stated she wanted a record made of the incident and asked for area checks. No suspect at this time.

Someone found a vial containing a crystal-like substance on the sidewalk on Park Street. The officer took the narcotics and placed them in evidence for a destruction order.

An officer was dispatched at 10:35 a.m. to meet with a female who said her husband was trying to run her off the road with his vehicle yesterday. She said she was in fear of her husband and was getting separated from him. The officer located the husband and questioned him about the incident. The husband said it was the other way around; that his wife was trying to run him off the road and that she is always trying to get him into trouble. He told the officer they have been going to court and promised he would not contact his wife.

Officers were called at 1:21 a.m. to the 400 block of California for a domestic. The victim stated she picked up the suspect and was driving him to another location when the two began arguing over cheating. She said the suspect began hitting her as she was driving, so she pulled over on California St. The victim had a family member at the business, so she began honking her horn, and the family member came out and saw the suspect hitting her. The witness pulled the suspect out of the car and had a short scuffle and the suspect left. The witness stated he did witness the suspect hitting the victim and pulled him off. An assisting officer located the suspect who admitted he did argue with the victim but that she hit him first. The suspect was shown to have a valid arrest warrant and he was arrested for domestic violence and the warrant.

March 26

An officer was dispatched at 6:23 p.m. to a residence on Lucero for damage to property. The officer met with the victim who said her son was trying to punch her through her window. She said he wanted a cigarette and caused damage to the mobile home. The male was arrested. While in the back seat of the police unit, he began banging his head several times on the divider. He was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A victim on Walkway reported at 2:13 p.m. that a female suspect was making threats to cause harm to her. She ignored the suspect and went to her apartment. The victim then began receiving text messages from the suspect who was threatening to slice the victim’s throat. The officer was shown the messages as proof. The officer filed charges on the suspect.

March 27

An officer was dispatched at 8:54 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of School of Mines to remove a male. The officer advised the suspect he was trespassed. The suspect resisted when the officer tried to remove him. While resisting, a shelf was broken, and some items were damaged in the home. The suspect was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 8:08 p.m. to McDonald’s on a report of a male with a possible firearm. The officer met with the suspect who had a metal bar. The officer was given the bar and saw that it was a homemade slam firearm. The suspect’s father arrived and took the suspect. No charges were filed.

March 28

An officer met with a complainant sitting in her car on Otero Street who wanted to report that she thinks someone is driving her vehicle at night when she is sleeping and entering her house while she goes shopping. The officer advised her to call the police when she thought someone was in her vehicle at night or when she thought someone was in her home.

March 29

An officer was dispatched at 7:59 a.m. to the Socorro Public Health Office where a vehicle was damaged. The officer was shown letters scratched into the passenger side window. The officer asked for a video.

An officer was called at 2:29 p.m. to a home on Sunset for a female wanting to cause harm to herself. The officer spoke with the New Mexico Tech Police Chief, who said the female sent several emails to coworkers about harming herself. The officer arrived at the home and was able to enter the home through a back door. The female would not speak with officers, but a suicide note was located. The female was taken to Socorro General Hospital for an evaluation.

A victim on Mariposa reported at 6:21 p.m. that a male walked past the home and punched a doorbell camera. The damage was estimated at $300. The officer was shown the video and the suspect was identified. The officer filed charges on the suspect.

March 30

An officer on patrol at 12:16 a.m. located the suspect standing on the sidewalk on Spring Street with his pants down and exposing his genitals. The officer contacted the suspect who said, “so this is what it is like to be high.” The suspect was placed under arrest and later booked at the SCDC.

An officer was called at 4:42 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Bullock to assist CYFD with a house check. The officer arrived and was told the father was intoxicated and alone with the children. The officer noted the home was a mess with clothes and food wrappers on the floor. Marijuana paraphernalia was found within reach of the children. It was determined the children would be placed in CYFD custody until the issues are corrected. The mother of the children arrived at the home and began making threats to CYFD staff and trying to explain what the problems were. The mother then began threatening the father and he left the home on foot. The mother was left at the home and the children were placed with CYFD.

Officers were called at 6:23 p.m. to the 100 block of Sixth Street for someone breaking a window. The caller said she was inside CYFD and heard someone banging on the front door area of the building but did not answer the door because they were closed. Then she heard the sound of breaking glass and went to check. The window of the building was broken, and a white truck was driving away, but the caller did not see who was in the truck. The caller was aware of a parent being upset with the CYFD staff after the children were removed from the home shortly before the window was broken. The parents were not located. The officer later spoke with a suspect who admitted she was at the CYFD building but she did not break the window.

An officer was called at 4:41 p.m. to the scene to meet with a victim in reference to a battery. The victim stated she was in a meeting with her boss and when the meeting was over, she and the suspect were walking out of the building. She said when she went to close the door behind the suspect, she smashed the suspect’s finger in the door. The suspect then pushed the door open striking her in the arm causing a laceration. The victim stated the next day she went to the hospital to get the laceration checked. The officer observed the victim to be scared of the suspect.

A suspect was reported at 6:46 p.m. for arguing with a female at N. Frontage Rd. and Melody Lane. The officers located the suspect and female, who stated she was OK. The officer met with the male and obtained his information. He was shown to have a valid arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested and booked at SCDC.

April 1

An officer was patrolling at 9:22 p.m. and noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on California Street. The officer turned the patrol vehicle around to get behind the suspect and noticed the driver crossing the fog line and crossing the center line. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver showed signs of impairment. The driver performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested. At the Socorro Police Department, the driver submitted breath samples with the results being BAC 0.11, 0.11. The driver was transported to SCDC where he was booked on his charge.

April 2

An officer was patrolling on California Street and noticed a vehicle with window tint on the front windshield. A traffic stop on the vehicle was performed and a check with NCIC showed the driver to have a revoked driver’s license and needs to have an interlock. The driver could not produce a registration or insurance for the vehicle and was also cited for no child restraints. He was transported to SCDC where he was booked.

April 3

A victim reported he was driving on California St. when the suspect came up next to him and threw a Coke at his vehicle. He told the officer he nearly wrecked trying to avoid the Coke, not knowing what it was. The victim provided the name of the suspect.

An officer was called at 5:31 p.m. to Highway 85 in reference to someone in a blue Suburban pointing guns out of the window. Officers located a vehicle in the area matching the description given and conducted a traffic stop. Officers located two gel-blaster guns in the vehicle. The officers took possession of the gel-blasters and had the driver contact a parent due to being underage.

April 4

An officer was called at 6:11 a.m. to the 500 block of Manzanares for a break-in. The officer arrived and did not locate anyone in the area but did see several items near a fence outside. The officer noted that televisions and two bags were removed from the home. Officers were provided with a name and description of the suspect. Later in the day the suspect was located on Otero Ave. and ran from the officers. A foot chase ensued. The suspect was captured and during a search, the officer located a blue pill known as a narcotic drug. The suspect was brought to the police department and after being given his Miranda warning he agreed to talk with the officers. He said he was cheated on a drug deal and wanted to get back at the person that cheated him. He found out where the male was staying and broke into the home, but when the male arrived and fired a gun at him, he left running. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC.

A victim who was parked in the 900 block of California reported at 1:37 p.m. an unknown male knocked on her vehicle window asking for money. The victim gave the male some clothes, and he hugged the victim and touched her breast. The victim yelled at the suspect and he apologized and kissed the victim on the forehead. The male suspect is not known.

April 5

An officer was called at 10:13 a.m. to Bodega Burger Co. to take a report on a break-in. The officer arrived and met with the reporting person who said he believed somebody got into the building through an existing hole in the wall, and approximately $3,600 worth of tools were taken. The reporting person stated the alarm was not set the night the tools were taken.

An officer was summoned to John Brooks at 8:58 p.m. and was advised of two males and a female who came into the store. The employee told the manager she had seen a male who was wearing Buie overalls put some pork chops down his overalls and other items. The three individuals left the store. Officers located the suspects down the road and checked them, but they were not able to locate any items from the store on them. They were told not to go back into the store and were released.