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Socorro Police Department

The following items were taken from reports at Socorro Police Department

April 16

An officer was called to the 1100 block of California in reference to an assault. At the scene, the victim stated she was attempting to exit the Seven-11 parking lot when the suspect appeared to attempt to strike her with her vehicle. She said the suspect rolled down the window and began cussing at her. The officer left the area and met with the suspect at her residence. The suspect stated she was trying to enter the parking lot, but the victim was trying to leave the parking lot and did not leave enough room for her to enter. The security camera video showed the victim exiting the parking lot and not leaving enough room for the suspect to enter. The officer did not notice any crimes committed.

An officer was called at 9:05 a.m. to the 1000 block of El Camino Real for a male trespasser at the city swimming pool. The reporting person told the officer the male that was trespassing was now across the street. Officer met with the suspect who stated he spent one night at the swimming pool and did not damage anything. The officer again met with reporting person who stated he was on the property when he noticed the suspect jump the fence exiting the property. The officer was contacted by Chief Winders who stated the City did not want to pursue charges.

An officer was called at 10:36 p.m. to a residence on Meek Street in reference to a domestic. The officer noticed that the victim had signs of battery. The victim stated there was an argument between her and her husband. She stated he came toward her trying to hit her and then knocked her to the ground and that he ended up on the ground as well. The victim said while on the ground she grabbed a hammer to protect herself from the suspect and was able to contact law enforcement. The officer met with the suspect who stated he was speaking with friends at the fence when the victim began arguing with him. He stated he had a few beers and is unsure how the altercation started. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to SCDC where he was booked on the domestic violence charge.

April 17

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Tierra Bonita for a breaking and entering. The officer arrived and did see signs of forced entry. The residence was cleared, and no one was located.

An officer patrolling in the area noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and making multiple traffic violations as soon as the officer began following it. The officer activated the unit’s emergency equipment as the vehicle was pulling into a residence on Bursum. The driver exited the vehicle and began running away, but the officer caught him and placed him under arrest. A check with NCIC showed he had a valid arrest warrant. The suspect was transported to SCDC and booked on multiple charges.

April 18

An officer received a call to the 600 block of Reservoir Road in reference to a fight. Officer met with female 1 who said female 2 passed by her residence and called her out and has been driving by her residence and saying nasty things about her. Female 1 said she went to female 2’s house and called her out and her husband came out instead and hit her. Female 2 said she had passed by female 1’s residence and female 1 began yelling at her, and when she got to her house female 1 came up on her bike and was attempting to strike her through the window. Female 2 said she did want to pursue charges on female 1. Female 1 did not want to pursue charges on female 2’s husband.

April 19

A victim reported at 4:45 p.m. that a package had been delivered to the home by UPS but someone stole the package from the porch before the victim arrived home. The package contained an I-phone valued at $1,000.

Officers were called at 9:39 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of Spring Street where someone had been beaten. The officer met with the caller who said she arrived home and found the male victim on the porch with injuries. The victim stated he was at the home and was struck from behind by the suspect. He said the suspect beat him with a baseball bat. An ambulance was called for and the victim was taken to SGH. The officers later met with the hospital staff who said he had a broken jaw and nose. The officers were not able to locate the suspect.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Lucero Street for a possible domestic. The officer met with a female who said she was battered by her boyfriend. The officer then spoke with the boyfriend who said his girlfriend was upset after finding clothing belonging to another female. He claimed she fell while running inside the residence. While the officer was conducting interviews, the male’s mother arrived, and she was spat on by his girlfriend.

April 20

A victim on Center Street reported at 6:25 p.m. that she arrived home to find her door open. She said she looked for her keys that are kept in a storage cabinet, and they were missing. The keys were for the home and storage sheds on the property. The victim checked her home and noted a set of earrings was missing from the home. At this time there are no suspects.

A victim on B Street reported that an unknown suspect was using their Social Security number for employment in Kansas. The victim was advised that a claim was filed in 2021. The suspect is not known at this time.

Officers were called at 11:04 a.m. to a home in the 1400 block of El Camino Real for a domestic. A description of the male suspect and his vehicle was given, and officers located the vehicle and attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect failed to stop for officers and continued to drive several blocks back to the home with officers following with lights and sirens. The suspect exited his vehicle and was placed in handcuffs. He claimed he was waiting for his girlfriend to return home. An assisting officer met with the victim who said the male suspect was mad because she told him they should separate. The victim said he then threw a cell phone at her and punched holes in the walls of the home. The victim said as she was leaving he broke the mirror of her car and she was in fear of him. The suspect was arrested and booked at SCDC.

April 21

A shoplifter at John Brooks was located by an officer at 7:11 a.m. and was still in possession of the stolen merchandise. He was taken back to the store where he was trespassed and issued a citation for shoplifting and released.

Officers were called at 10:52 p.m. to a business in the 700 block of California St. in reference to damage to property. The reporting person stated when he arrived at work he noticed something burning was pushed through the mail slot and it was burning part of the carpet.

An officer was called at 3:30 p.m. to a house in the 600 block of Park Street in reference to a break-in. The reporting person stated she had police officers check the residence the day before due to the back door being kicked in. The reporting person said she came back and noticed a door open in the upstairs area that was secured the day prior. She stated she also located a light turned on in the basement area. Officers checked the residence and did not find anybody, but removed drug paraphernalia from the residence and secured the home.

Officers were called at 8:06 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Bullock in reference to an open 911 call. Dispatch relayed that in the open line a female could be heard yelling at a male. On arrival, officers could hear yelling coming from inside the apartment. An officer was able to make contact with the female who suggested that officers did not need to be there. The male then walked out of the residence and the female began yelling at him and officers had to separate them. The male stated the female was mad at him about his drinking, and that she trashed the inside of the residence and damaged property in the home. The trashing of the residence was confirmed visually by the officer. The officer placed the female under arrest and transported her to SCDC on her charge.

April 22

An officer was dispatched at 10 p.m. to a business at the corner of Bagley and Central for a possible stolen motor vehicle. At the scene, the officer was advised of a vehicle missing from the tow yard, but the reporting party said she did not have any information on the vehicle. The officer was later called and advised that the vehicle was released to the registered owner the day before.

An officer was dispatched at 4:08 p.m. to the 100 block of Neal to remove a female from the residence. The officer met with the female who was bleeding from the mouth. She said the male was trying to remove her from the residence. Signs of intoxication were noticed on the female. The officer met with the male, who said she was trespassing at the residence and he tried to remove her. The female then tried to hit him with a chair, and she was pushed to the floor. The officer advised her she was trespassed and needed to leave the residence. A short time later, the officer was called to a different address with the same female where she was requesting to be seen by a doctor. She was transported to Socorro General Hospital by EMTs. A short time later officers were called back because she was assaulting hospital staff. She was removed from the hospital and taken to her residence.

A caller reported at 10:56 a.m. she purchased a cell phone at Walmart and upon returning home she noticed the screen was cracked and was not as described as on the packaging. She said she contacted the Attorney General’s office and was told to file a report with local police. The caller said she did take the phone back to the store but was denied a refund because management told her that people buy phones and then return a different phone to the store to defraud the store. The officer documented the incident.

An officer was called at 3:39 p.m. to the 1100 block of Chaparral in reference to a juvenile being struck by another juvenile. The officer met with the parent who stated she was informed by her daughter that she was struck by an older child on the bus. The parent stated she has informed the school and they have done nothing. Officer met with the child who stated she was struck by a female on the bus who was the age of five.

April 23

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of California for a dispute. The victim said he was almost struck with a rock by another male. The officer was shown the rock and the male who threw the rock. Officer met with the suspect who said he was arguing with the victim but did not throw a rock. The suspect was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 2:54 p.m. to Spin City for a male who did not want to leave. He was run through NCIC which showed he had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was advised he was not wanted back at the business. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A victim reported at 7:52 a.m. of waking up and finding her car window broken and a rock in the back seat. The officer did note the window was broken and a rock was in the back seat of the car. The victim said she was having problems with a coworker, but did not see who damaged her car.

An officer was dispatched to the Chevron on North California for a male trying to steal lottery tickets. The officer located the male at another address. He was searched and the officer located narcotics on his person. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 5:04 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Reservoir Road on the report of a battery. The officer met with a female who said she was stuck with a bar while she was sleeping. She said she woke up and saw that her father was trying to hit her again. She did show signs of battery. The officer was advised by the victim that her father had armed himself with a rifle and pointed the weapon at her. The officer searched the area and did not locate the suspect. An arrest warrant was obtained, and the father was located and incarcerated.

An officer was contacted at 7:51 p.m. by an off-duty police officer of a drunk driver. The officer met with the driver in the 1200 block of Sean Street who showed signs of intoxication. The driver was given field sobriety tests. After probable cause was determined he was arrested and transported to Socorro Police Department where he refused to give a breath sample into the IR-8000. He was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

April 24

An officer was dispatched at 8:27 a.m. to Socorro General Hospital for a dog bite. The victim said he was bitten by his neighbor’s dog in the 600 block of Honeysuckle. The officer was not able to locate the owner of the dog. The call was forwarded to animal control who picked up the dog. The officer cited a female for the dog bite.

An officer was dispatched at 6:59 p.m. to a residence in the 300 block of School of Mines for a report. The officer met with a male who said his landlord’s son arrived at his apartment to spray for bugs. He said the suspect made sexual advances toward him and was trying to lift his shirt. The victim said he did not feel comfortable being around the suspect.