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Socorro Police Department

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

June 9

A man in the 600 block of Dolores Road reported at 6:40 a.m. that his safe was missing from the home and he suspected his son was the person who took the safe. Although he did not actually see who took it, the victim said his son was the only other person who knew the safe was in the closet. The victim did not want charges filed and only wanted the safe returned.

An officer checking Puerto Seguro for trespassers located four males inside a shed on the property that was posted No Trespassing. One of the suspects gave a false name and DOB and was detained. He then provided the correct information and was found to have a valid warrant for his arrest. The suspect was searched and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia that contained drug residue. The drug residue was tested and was positive The officer processed the suspect and booked him into the SCDC.

A man in the 800 block of Spring Street notified police at 2:34 p.m. about a female suspect who took his vehicle from him after pushing him to the ground. The victim said he was not injured by the fall. He said the female had been living with him for a short time but he did not know her name. His mother was able to provide a title for the car and he signed a theft declaration. Family members of the victim provided a name for the female, but that person was not positively identified and charges were not filed. The officer received a call on June 11 from the victim’s sister who was now able to positively identify the female suspect. The new suspect was not the original suspect named. Charges will be filed.

A victim reported at 9:05 a.m. of being notified by his employer that an unknown suspect filed a false claim for unemployment benefits using the victim’s information. The victim contacted NM Workforce Solutions and filed a report. The victim was advised to file a report with the police also. At this time there are no suspects.

June 10

Officers were called at 10:10 p.m. to a scene on California Street where a suspect crashed a bicycle. The suspect was found to be highly intoxicated. He was unable to stand on his own and was seen by medical ambulance personnel. The suspect was unable to care for himself and posed a traffic hazard. He was arrested and booked SCDC.

A victim in the 600 block of North Sixth Street reported at 11:26 .am. that he was not receiving mail from the post office and believed an unknown suspect was taking the mail. The victim advised he was in contact with the postal service about the mail theft.

A male victim reported that he was at Clarke Field when a male suspect approached and acted as if he was going to attack him. The victim ran from the park and was chased by the suspect. The officers arrived at the park and found the suspect, who approached an officer aggressively with hands clenched. The officer had to push the suspect back and order the suspect to the ground. The officer called for an assisting officer and was able to arrest the suspect. The suspect would not provide his information, but officers located a prescription bottle with a name, and he claimed to be that person. The suspect was taken to the police department where he continued to be aggressive and began spitting everywhere. When the suspect was asked to stop spitting he spit on an officer, so a spit mask was placed on him. The suspect was able to remove the spit mask and a second mask was placed on him. The suspect was taken to the hospital and began pulling away from the officer. When the suspect was told to stop he fell on the floor and began screaming. He was asked to stand up but refused and had to be picked up and escorted into the hospital. Once the suspect was cleared the suspect was taken to the SCDC. While traveling to the jail the suspect kept spitting on the partition separating the officer and the suspect. The suspect was booked into the SCDC.

A woman on McCutcheon Avenue reported at 10:05 a.m. that the front license plate on her vehicle was missing. She provided the officer with the Texas license plate number and signed a theft declaration. The license plate was entered into NCIC as stolen.

June 11

A victim in the 200 block of Mt. Carmel reported at 5:55 p.m. that someone removed their license plate. The license plate number was taken down and a theft declaration was completed. It was entered into NCIC as stolen.

An officer was called at 7:48 p.m. to the Chevron on South California for a standby where a male and a female exchanged vehicles. The two exchanged vehicles and unhitched a trailer that contained jet skis. The vehicle that was being turned over to the female did not have a hitch and the female pointed out that there was a spare hitch in the truck that she was turning over to him. He refused to let her have the hitch, and the officer advised him that since the two were married the property was joint. He became upset and confrontational and was detained to calm him down. The female obtained the hitch and the two went their separate ways. No arrests were made.

A woman reported at the police department that she is receiving several calls and texts from the suspect, who is an ex-boyfriend. She said the contact is unwanted. The officer was shown the messages and noticed they were not threatening. The victim asked that the incident be documented.

A victim reported at 4:16 p.m. that someone filled out paperwork using their information to obtain unemployment benefits. The victim said he was employed and it was not him. He said he contacted Workforce Solutions and was advised to file a police report. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer checking the Sands Motel at 8:18 a.m. found a male in one of the rooms. He has been warned several times not to be at the hotel as he was previously trespassed from the property. The suspect was allowed to gather some of his belongings and was told charges of criminal trespass would be filed. The officer continued a check of the property and located a storage room that had been broken into. In the room were several tools and paintings. The officer documented the contents and attempted to secure the room.

A man in the 100 block of North Fifth Street reported at 3:40 p.m. that he was walking through the alley by his home and finding that his telephone box had been tampered with. The officer was shown the box and saw that a screw used to secure the box had been removed. No damage was noted to the box or wires. At this time there are no suspects.

June 12

A victim reported at 7:55 a.m. that an unknown suspect entered their vehicle parked at Days Inn and removed several items. The victim provided a list of items taken. The officer did not see any signs of forced entry into the vehicle. The officer met with hotel management to check for video from the hotel’s security system. The staff said they would get back to the officer once the video of the incident is found.

A woman in the 1200 block of El Camino Real reported at 8:47 a.m. that she dropped her wallet as she was walking to her vehicle while carrying a child. She continued to the car and then went back to pick up the wallet, but it was not there. The victim said a male suspect was the only person outside to see the wallet fall. She spoke with him and he denied seeing the wallet. However, she could see that her wallet was sticking out from his front pocket. She described the wallet as pink with red stitching. The officers spoke with the suspect, who again denied having the wallet or seeing the wallet. The suspect was advised charges will be filed.

An officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart for a male who was being disruptive and yelling because his medication was not right. He was told that once medication is distributed it could not be taken back. The suspect became angry and started yelling and threw the medication back at the victim. The officer was given the suspect’s medication which was placed into safekeeping at Socorro Police Department. The suspect was not located at time of report.

An officer was at a residence in the 1400 block of Lopezville Road at 5:07 p.m. trying to serve a warrant on a male suspect. The officer knocked at the door and noticed the suspect inside the residence, and asked a female who was at the home to have the male step out. The suspect refused and the officer spoke with the homeowner, who gave the officer permission to enter the residence. The suspect was located and arrested and taken to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance. At the hospital, the doctor could not clear the male for jail and admitted him to the hospital for further evaluation. The suspect was released from custody.

An officer was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. for a vehicle crash at California and Spring streets. The female was asked for all of her identifiers and insurance and registration. A check with NCIC showed she had a suspended revoked driver’s license with an arrest clause. She smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking. She was arrested for driving on a suspended revoked driver’s license and was transported to Socorro Police Department where she was given field sobriety tests. After tests were given, female was asked to give a breath sample. The suspect tried to give a breath sample twice and was unable to do so. She was transported to Socorro General Hospital then incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

June 13

A victim on Bursum Place reported at 9:02 a.m. an unknown suspect applied for unemployment benefits using their information. The victim was advised of several other reports being filed for the same fraudulent act. The suspects are not known at this time.

An intoxicated driver was reported to police and officers located the suspect on California Street. The driver was asked to perform field sobriety tests and was arrested and advised of the implied consent warning. The suspect agreed to a breath test. A deprivation period was observed and the suspect provided two breath samples of .15 and .15. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 9:18 p.m. to Clarke Field for a male yelling for help. The officer found the male who was under the influence of drugs and in just his underwear. The officer was asking the male if he needed help, but he was yelling and not being cooperative. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center for his safety.

June 14

An officer was dispatched at 9:27 p.m. to a residence on West Place for a battery. At the residence, a female said she was battered by another female suspect when trying to get her belongings. The officer spoke with another female who said she was kicked in the stomach by the suspect. The suspect was allowed to get her belongings from the residence.

A woman in the 600 block of Ivy Street reported that the suspect was allowed to stay at her home overnight. The victim said when she returned home the suspect had taken two televisions valued at $500. The victim said she contacted the suspect and told him to bring the TVs back. He has not done so and she requested charges be filed.

An officer met with a woman at 4:11 p.m. at the police department who said she had ordered some items which were being sent to her residence. She said she called the company and asked them not to send the package to her old address but instead, to send it to her new address. She told the officer she never received the package and called the company who said her FedEx tracking states that the package was delivered at her old address four weeks ago. She said she had gone to the old residence and asked the person living there now about it. The current resident denied a package ever being delivered to the residence.

An officer was dispatched at 7:37 a.m. to NAPA Auto Parts for a broken window. The officer was shown the broken window along with a large rock on the floor of the business. No suspects at this time.

An officer was dispatched at 12:23 p.m. to a residence on Harold Drive for a female wanting to make a report on an incident involving a stolen firearm. She told the officer she had already made an initial report and now she knew who the suspect was. The officer was also advised of a female suspect driving into her driveway and staying for a while before leaving. The woman also said an unknown male was in her driveway and checked her mailbox but there was no mail. She was advised to call when anyone is in her driveway.

An officer was dispatched at 8:57 p.m. to a residence on Calle Bonita for a welfare check on a child. The officer made contact with the mother and father and was able to speak with the children. Everything was OK and the residence had electricity and running water.

June 15

A man on Tierra Bonita reported at 4:11 a.m. he was preparing to leave his home when a female suspect across the street began yelling and throwing rocks at him. The victim said the rocks hit his vehicle and nearly hit him. The officer noticed the damage to his vehicle and went across the street to locate the suspect. The suspect was found on the porch and told the officer he began yelling at her and threw a rock at her, so she threw a rock back at him. The officer asked for the suspect’s information, but her information was not on file. She was detained and then provided the correct DOB. The suspect was advised charges would be filed in the case and she was released.

Officers were called at 8:44 a.m. to Tierra Bonita for a domestic. An officer met with the suspect who said there was no domestic and allowed the officer to check the home. Officers did not find any other person in the home and left, but were stopped down the road by the victim and the caller. The victim said he was threatened by the suspect early in the morning. He said the suspect locked him in his room and took away his phone, preventing him from calling the police. The officer checked the room where the victim was locked inside. The door opened in and not out, so chairs on the outside would not prevent the victim from exiting. The officers did not see any damaged items in the home and had the suspect leave the home. The case was referred to the District Attorney’s office. No charges were approved.