socorro police department

Socorro Police Department

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

Aug. 26

An officer was called at 8:28 p.m. to the 800 block of Spring Street in reference to a theft. The victim stated he was working and left his backpack on the ground while he was working. At the end of the day, the backpack was gone. A witness said he noticed a vehicle near a dumpster at the location where the victim was working when the backpack was taken. He checked the dumpster and located the victim’s backpack. The victim checked his backpack and found it was missing multiple items. Items still missing are valued at $380.

An officer was called at 6:53 a.m. to the 200 block of Mt. Carmel in reference to damaged property. The victim stated the suspect damaged the front door trim on one of his rentals and that the suspect was still at the scene. The officer charged the suspect with criminal damage to property and advised him not to damage property.

Officer was called at 7:57 p.m. to Dollar General about shoplifters still in the store. On arrival the officer noticed the suspects arguing with an employee while leaving the store. The officer stopped them and began checking the male suspect for items taken from the store. In his backpack, the officer located a firearm and placed the suspect under arrest. The suspect was also found to be in possession of narcotics. The female suspect’s backpack also contained narcotics. She was arrested and both were transported to SCDC and booked on their charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of controlled substances and shoplifting.

Aug. 27

An officer was called at 8:01 a.m. to a residence on Juniper Avenue in reference to harassment. The victim stated the suspect came to her residence and threatened her with great bodily harm. She said the suspect also approached her boyfriend and threatened him, saying he was going to return with a firearm.

An officer was called at 11:08 a.m. to the 7-Eleven and met with the reporting person who said while she was in the restroom a male entered and looked under the stall door. She stated the male ran out of the bathroom and out of the business. The officer met with the manager who arranged to review the video.

An officer was called at 3:50 p.m. to the 400 block of School of Mines Road in reference to a theft. The victim stated his brother entered his residence and stole a karaoke machine and some change. He said his brother had been evicted due to previous thefts. The brother was charged with Criminal trespass and larceny.

Aug. 28

An officer was dispatched at 1:35 p.m. to a residence in the 900 block of Bursum where a bicycle had been stolen. The victim gave a description of the male suspect and the officer was able to locate him. He was arrested and the bike was taken back to the residence.

An officer was dispatched at 2 p.m. to an apartment on Bernard Street for damage to property. The victim told the officer he saw a male striking his vehicle with a shopping cart and gave a description of the suspect. The officer located the suspect, who then tried to flee. He was arrested for criminal damage to property and resisting an officer, and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 12:11 p.m. to Comfort Inn to take a report on the theft of a TV from one of the rooms. The officer noticed no signs of forced entry. The manager said all employees had a master key card. There was no video of the incident.

An officer received a call for service at 1:22 p.m. for a trespasser in the 200 block of Mt. Carmel. The officer made contact with a male who was known to have been previously trespassed from the property. He was told he had to leave and not return. The owner was advised to call the police again if he returned and he would be arrested. The suspect returned the next day and was arrested.

Aug. 29

An officer was called at 2:53 a.m. to the 1200 block of Lemitar Lane for possible BB guns being shot from cars. The victim said her neighbors were shooting at her vehicle, and the officer went to meet with the suspects. One denied any knowledge of BB guns and another one admitted to shooting an Orbeez gun in the direction of the victim’s residence. Later the officer was called back to the scene for the suspect shooting the Orbeez gun again. The officer took possession of the gun and advised the suspects that a guardian could pick it up.

An officer was dispatched at 8:46 p.m. to a business in Adobe Plaza for a fraud. The officer met with an employee who said she thought she was receiving text messages from her boss. The caller told her to pull all cash from the safe and deposit it into a bitcoin machine. The employee did so, but that was before her boss called and said he had never told her to do that. The officer advised her it was a scam.

An officer was dispatched at 1:53 p.m. to Comfort Inn where a male found the rear window of his car shattered. The officer looked around the area for cameras but did not see any in the area.

Aug. 30

An officer was called at 7:39 a.m. to the 600 block of Lucero where a male was attacked by a dog. He was transported by EMS, and the officer met with the owners of the dogs. They denied their dogs attacked the victim, but a witness stated she observed the dog attack and saw the owner pull the dog off the victim. The officer returned to the residence and met with the owner of the dogs again, who acknowledged the dog attacking the victim, because the victim was on his property attempting to steal items. Animal control took possession of the dogs and placed them in quarantine. The victim did not want to pursue charges.

An officer was called at 8:58 a.m. to the 600 block of Blue Canyon Road in reference to a battery. The victim stated she was staying at the residence when a female began arguing with another female. While the argument was taking place, she was struck in the head with a large flashlight by the suspect. The suspect, who left the area, was charged with criminal trespass and aggravated battery with injury.

An officer was called to Washington Federal Bank in reference to damage done to property. The reporting person stated she heard a loud bang and saw the suspect getting into his vehicle and leaving. The officer was able to locate the suspect and speak with him about the incident. He said he was attempting to make a withdrawal from the ATM, but it was not giving him the money. He said he attempted to enter the bank to speak with somebody inside, but the door was locked, so he kicked the door damaging it.

An officer was called at 7:54 p.m. to Fitch and Nelson in reference to an argument about a dog attack. The officer met with a male and one of his children. He said his daughter was taking their dog for a walk when their dog spotted another dog in the yard of a residence. Their dog went toward the dog in the yard, and the homeowner began yelling at his daughter. The male said he began yelling at her for yelling at his daughter. The officer met with the female who stated she was in the yard with her dog when the other dog ran toward her dog, and she began yelling at the child walking the dog to get it off of her property. Then the father of the child arrived and began yelling at her. The female said she wanted the incident documented.

Aug. 31

An officer was dispatched at 7:01 a.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Grant Street for a dog eating chickens. The officer met with the dog owner who was aware of his dogs getting loose. The dog owner was given several citations.