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Socorro Police Department

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

July 11

An officer was called at 1:05 p.m. to the 100 block of West Place in reference to fraud. The officer met with the victim, who stated somebody had taken his debit card and withdrawn money from the ATM. The victim stated he believes approximately $1,000 has been taken out of his account.

July 12

An officer was called to the 600 block of Spring Street for somebody attempting to break into a Coke machine. A parked car was found running with the lights on, and while checking the area, the officer noticed a male take off running. The officer located a different male and detained him. Assisting officers located the male who ran and placed him in custody. In the parked vehicle, the officer located narcotics and the male who ran was placed under arrest. The vehicle was towed, and the suspect was transported to SCDC, where he was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

At 12:53 p.m. at the Socorro Police Department, an officer met a man who found a wallet. He stated he was in Santa Fe when he noticed a wallet on the ground in a parking lot. He attempted to return the wallet in the mail, but it was returned to him due to no recipient. The wallet was placed in evidence for safekeeping.

An officer was called at 11:28 a.m. to the 900 block of Padilla in reference to a missing juvenile. The reporting person stated she got into an argument with her daughter the day prior, and when she arrived home at midnight, she noticed her daughter was not at home. She provided her daughter’s information and description. The officer attempted to locate the juvenile but was unable to and entered her into NCIC as a missing juvenile.

An officer was called to the 600 block of Spring Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. The victim stated that when she woke up, she found her vehicle gone. However, she was unable to make a report due to her not being the registered owner. A short time later, the officer was advised by Socorro County deputies that the vehicle was found crashed and abandoned, and had been towed. Officer checked the tow yard and found the vehicle.

July 13

At 7:51 p.m. in the 1100 block of Chaparral, an officer met with a female who accused her neighbor of using her electricity. The officer spoke with the neighbor, who denied using her neighbor’s electricity. The neighbor was plugged into her own outlet on the electricity pole.

An officer was called at 12:19 a.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Fifth Street in reference to a burglary. The officer met with the victim, who stated when he arrived home, he noticed a window open. The officer checked the residence and did not locate anybody inside, but found multiple items on the ground outside of the window. The victim checked the residence and confirmed the items were missing from the residence.

An officer was called at 5:49 a.m. to Red Roof Inn for a possible domestic. The officer met with a female, who stated she heard somebody in another room yelling about another person hurting a juvenile’s arm. The officer met with the resident of the other room, who said he and his wife were arguing about his wife possibly having a miscarriage. The officer separately met with the female, who stated while her husband was changing their child’s diaper, he possibly hurt the child’s arm. The officer did not notice any signs of battery.

An officer was called at 12:24 p.m. to Marshall Lane in reference to a stolen vehicle. The victim stated he allowed the suspect to take the vehicle and put gas in it, but he never came back. The vehicle was entered into NCIC.

An officer was called at 12:45 p.m. to Casa de Luz about a male acting hostile toward Casa De Luz workers. While the officer was standing by keeping the peace, the suspect stated there was a deceased dog in the residence. The suspect told the officer the dog died outside but he took it into the residence because he was planning on burying it. The suspect was transported by the officer to the office of Casa De Luz. The worker attempted to set up a safety plan with the suspect and the mother of the child, but the suspect was uncooperative. CYFD was contacted and a safety plan was agreed upon by the child’s mother at a different location than the father.

An officer was called to a residence on Reservoir Road where a woman was being threatened with an ax. The officer met with the victim, who said she was arguing with her father and during the argument, he grabbed a BB gun. She was able to take it away from him. The suspect then grabbed an ax and attempted to strike her with it. The suspect then left to go back to his own residence. The officer placed him under arrest and transported him to SCDC, where he was booked on his charge of aggravated assault.

July 14

Someone stole a backpack from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Fitch Street. The victim showed the officer a video of two individuals looking into the bed of his vehicle and taking a backpack.

An officer was called at 9:07 a.m. to the 700 block of Fitch Street in reference to a theft. The victim explained to the officer he had a man working for him around his residence and allowed him to borrow a tool. He said the male took multiple tools and left the residence. The victim followed the male to another location, where he confronted him and another male. He stated he was afraid of starting a fight with the two men, so he allowed them to use the tools and return them later. As of this date, the tools have not been returned and he now wants to make a report. The officer was assisting another officer with a call when he was informed that the male who took the tools had a large amount of stolen property at his residence.

An officer was called at 1 p.m. to San Miguel Inn about a trespasser. A female victim said the suspect arrived at her hotel room yelling until she allowed him in. She stated the suspect grabbed some belongings, which started an argument between them. The victim said he grabbed her, began choking her and slammed her hand in the door when leaving. The officer noticed signs of battery to the victim. She stated there was another incident involving her children where the suspect became angry with her children and locked them in the bathroom with him and verbally and physically abused them. The officer was informed of redness to the child’s genital area. The officer sent the victim and a juvenile to have a SANE exam conducted.

An officer was called at 2:30 p.m. to the 100 block of McCutcheon in reference to a domestic. The officer met with the victim, who said her child’s father was at her residence recently and got into a physical altercation with her. She said the suspect began choking her while she was holding their child. She was able to get away from him and exit the residence, and the suspect left the area before police arrived. The officer attempted to locate the suspect but was unable to. Charges of aggravated battery against a household member-deadly weapon and child abuse were filed.

July 15

An officer was called at 8:40 a.m. to Southwest Feed on California Street in reference to illegal dumping. The officer arrived and was shown a security camera video of a male throwing trash into the dumpster. The officer recognized the male, who was known to have an active warrant for his arrest. The male was located, and the officer told him to place his hands behind his back. He refused and began pushing the officer. The suspect was arrested and transported to SCDC on his warrant plus new charges of evading or obstructing an officer, and battery on a peace officer.

July 16

An officer was called at 9:20 a.m. to a residence on Calle Bonita, where someone stole packages from the property. The officer viewed the security camera video, which showed the suspect walking into the property and taking the packages. The victim stated she wanted to press charges.

An officer was called at 9:35 a.m. to the 1500 block of Fatima Road, where the reporting person said his daughter allowed a male to stay with her and when she found out he was doing drugs in the home, she wanted him out. The male was removed from the residence.

At 7:53 p.m., an officer met with a female who stated her dog was attacked by her neighbor’s two dogs on Silva Street. The officer cited the owner of the suspect dogs.

An officer was called at 4:03 p.m. to the 500 block of Highway 85 in reference to a theft. The victim stated the suspect had taken her clock. She valued the clock at $200. Charges of larceny were filed against the suspect.

July 17

An officer was called at 6 p.m. to the 200 block of Grant Street, where the victim stated she had a video of the suspect taking items off of her wall. The officer located the suspect, who took the officer to the location where he kept the stolen item. Officer recovered the stolen item and returned it to the victim.

An officer was called at 8:56 p.m. to a fight at a residence on Tierra Bonita. The officer arrived and noticed a juvenile and his mother arguing. The officer met with the mother, who stated her son was upset because she would not allow him to go to a friend’s house. She said in his anger, he damaged her vehicle and a neighbor’s vehicle. The mother stated she wanted to press charges for the damage to her vehicle. The neighbor stated she did not want to press charges. The officer contacted JPPO, who informed the officer the juvenile did not meet the points to be arrested. The juvenile was transported to Socorro General Hospital due to statements he made about harming himself.

An officer was called at 7:36 p.m. to Dollar General in reference to shoplifting. The reporting person stated the suspect entered the store and left without paying for merchandise, and that he wanted to press charges. Later in the shift, the officer arrested the suspect in connection to a different incident.

An officer was called at 9:24 a.m. to the 400 block of Fitch in reference to a dog bite and met with the victim and his guardian. The victim stated he was walking along Fitch when the dog ran at him and began trying to attack him. He said he attempted to climb a stop sign but the dog jumped up and bit his leg. The victim provided the officer with the location of the dog and owner. The victim was transported to Socorro General Hospital. The officer met with the dog owner, who corroborated the victim’s statement. The officer advised the owner that Animal Control would meet with her the following day to place the dog on a 10-day quarantine.

An officer was called at 10:58 a.m. to the 500 block of Harold Drive and met with a woman who stated the suspect came to her property looking for her grandson, who was not home. She said the suspect was trying to start an altercation with her grandson due to him owing the suspect money. She said he was going to return to the residence with a firearm. Officer attempted to locate the suspect’s vehicle but was unable to at the time of report.