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Socorro Police Department

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

June 20

A woman in the 1000 block of Bursum reported that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend was repeatedly ringing the doorbell and that she did not want him coming to the house, asking that the incident be documented. She said the daughter spoke to the suspect after he rang the doorbell and he left.

An officer was dispatched at 10:03 p.m. for a male in the 200 block of Garfield who was nude, except for a ripped shirt around his neck. The officer noticed he showed signs of intoxication and was unable to care for himself. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 6:38 a.m. to Highway 85 and B Street where a male reported that his vehicle was stolen from him. The male victim said his 2005 Pontiac was taken by a female with a knife, but he was unable to give the officer any description of her. The officer located the car driven by the female a short time later. She stated she was smoking narcotics with two males who would not let her leave all night, so she took the vehicle when she had a chance. The officer asked her why she did not go to the police department to make a report. After speaking with her, the knife was located and she was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

June 21

An officer received a call from a female in the 1400 block of Blue Canyon about a break-in. The officer was advised that the residence had been entered but no items were taken. The female caller said she no longer lives at the residence but still had some belongings inside. Entrance was gained through a front door. The female was told a report would be made.

A female victim reported at 10:17 a.m. that she attended a party and had left her wallet in a friend’s car. She said that on the following day she retrieved her wallet and her belongings were still there. Today she checked her bank account and noticed her balance was negative. The officer had tried to make contact with her several times through phone calls and at her residence.

An officer was patrolling at 3:40 a.m. and stopped a vehicle on State Road 1 for an expired license plate. The male driver did not stop while the officer was behind the vehicle and drove for a while before pulling over. When the driver tried to exit his vehicle the officer gave him commands to stay in his vehicle. The male was detained, along with two female passengers. The plate on the vehicle was not the proper license plate. The officer issued the driver citations and all were released.

A woman in the 200 block of Pena Place reported at 7:04 p.m. that the witness was walking her dog when a male stopped and picked up the dog. The officer met with the witness, who provided a last name for the suspect. The officer was not able to locate the suspect. The officer later spoke with the victim who said she had received her dog back.

An officer was dispatched at 8:15 a.m. to the Beckham and Penner CPA business for damage to property. The officer was shown a window that was damaged by a rock. The value of the damaged property was estimated at $250-$500.

An officer was dispatched at 7:36 a.m. to San Miguel Inn for a deceased male. EMTs at the scene confirmed to the officer the male was deceased. The officer called OMI to the location and a short time later a nurse with Hospice who had been taking care of the male arrived. The Hospice nurse was OMI certified and she took possession of the body. The officer called dispatch to cancel OMI.

An officer conducted a traffic stop at California and Proto on a Dodge pickup for no license plate. The officer made contact with the driver who did not have registration or proof of insurance. The driver’s identifiers were run through dispatch who advised the driver had an active warrant for his arrest. The driver was placed under arrest for the warrant and the pickup was towed. The driver was taken to SGH for clearance then booked at SCDC.

June 22

An officer at the police department met with a female who had a video of an unknown male looking into the windows of her residence on Sixth Street. The officer was able to identify the male.

An officer on patrol at 1:16 a.m. noticed a vehicle in a storage yard of a mechanic shop in the 500 block of Sixth Street with its lights on. The officer checked the car and noted the car lights were on and the car message board read keys were gone from the vehicle. The officer secured the car and checked the fenced yard of the shop. No one was located.

An officer was dispatched at 10:19 a.m. to a residence in the 100 block of Pinon for illegal dumping. The officer met with a female who witnessed a city truck used to remove feces and dumping the feces in an arroyo. The officer was shown pictures of the incident and made contact with a city worker who was working the truck. The officer was told that the truck was an old feces truck that was sterilized and converted to take water and mud from where employees are working on water leaks. The worker said the waste is dumped on city property and is just water and mud.

An officer was dispatched to Economy Inn at 11:27 a.m. for a female who was refusing to leave her room. The officer met with management who said a female was required to check out at 11 a.m. After talking with management, the female had gone behind the counter and taken three keys. Officer found her in a room where she was not allowed and she was arrested and secured in the rear of a unit. The female was transported to Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance then incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 2:40 p.m. to WaFd Bank to speak with a male victim about fraud. The male said he received a call from an unknown number stating he had a warrant and that he needed to withdraw money to pay the warrant. While at the bank, the victim was advised by the bank teller to contact police. The officer called the number from which the victim received the call. The number was not a working number.

An officer was dispatched at 7:48 p.m. to the 100 block of Sixth Street on a complaint of a man throwing rocks. The officer met with a female who said a male threw a rock at another male and then threw a rock at her vehicle. She said the rock never hit her vehicle but it came close. She said she did not want to pursue any charges.

An officer was dispatched at 5:39 p.m. to the Wal-Mart parking lot for a child exchange. The female said the exchange was supposed to be at 5:30 p.m. but the father showed up 20 minutes late. The father said there was no specific place to exchange the children. After the female was given the children she called and said her daughter left her phone on her father’s table. Officers were able to get a hold of the father who said the phone was not at his residence.

A male suspect was located at 10:04 p.m. in an area on Sixth Street where vandalism has been occurring. The suspect provided his information and an NCIC check showed him to have a valid arrest warrant. He was arrested and at the police department, he was searched and found to be in possession of a foil with methamphetamine. The suspect was processed and booked into SCDC. The evidence was logged and will be sent to the lab.

June 23

An officer was requested to call a male who works for the Bank of the Southwest for a report. Someone vandalized a building on NW Frontage Road. The officer was given quotes on the damage done to the property and was also given a code to look inside of the building. The officer was unable to find a lockbox with the key to gain entry into the building.

A male known to have arrest warrants was spotted at 10:36 p.m. in a vehicle on S. California Street. The officer had the suspect exit the vehicle, but as the officer was completing an NCIC check, the suspect re-entered the vehicle and had the front passenger push the vehicle to start the car. As the suspect fled he drove onto a curb to go around the officer. The officer pursued the vehicle at 40-45 mph.  The pursuit was turned over to the Socorro Sheriff’s department who followed the suspect to a residence on Fatima, where he exited the car. He was tased by a deputy and taken into custody. The suspect had two valid arrest warrants and was arrested and booked into the SCDC by the deputies.

A woman in the 800 block of Granada reported at 8:12 p.m. that the suspect came to the home yelling and cursing at her. She said her caregiver was also yelled at. The officer was aware that the caregiver was the ex-girlfriend of the suspect. The suspect was told to leave or the police would be called. The suspect left the yard at a high rate of speed, peeling out and throwing up dust. The victim requested the incident be documented.

A man in the 200 block of Fifth Street reported at 8:05 p.m. he was contacted by his son over a check that was made out for $1,300 to a female. He said he did not complete the check and was asked to provide documents for the investigation. The officer was able to speak with the female who cashed the check and she said she was given the check by the suspect, the son of the victim. The officer spoke with the victim who said he did not want charges filed on the suspect and the money was returned by the bank.

An officer was dispatched at 9:53 p.m. to a residence in the 1500 block of Fatima where a woman reported her neighbors threw fireworks close to her vehicle. She stated she wanted the juveniles trespassed from her residence. The officer met with the juveniles and their mother. The juveniles admitted to throwing fireworks but said they never entered the neighbor’s property. They apologized and were advised they were not wanted on the neighbor’s property.

An officer conducting a check of the vacant Sands Motel located a male suspect inside of one of the rooms. The suspect was removed and charged with trespassing. The property is posted No Trespassing.

An officer stopped a vehicle on Old Highway 85 for a traffic infraction. The male driver was run through NCIC which showed he had a suspended driver’s license with an arrest clause. He was arrested and the vehicle was towed. The male was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer pulled over a driver in the 1000 block of California for a traffic infraction. The driver was unable to provide a driver’s license and she gave the officer a name and date of birth. On checking, the name did not come back on file and the officer had her step out of the vehicle. She again gave the officer a name that was not hers. The officer was able to contact a Probation and Parole officer who provided her correct name which showed she had a valid arrest order. She was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

June 24

A woman in the 1200 block of El Camino Real reported that a neighbor was visiting her home and had taken her cell phone. The officer attempted to locate the female at her apartment but was not located. The victim later called back and said she found her cell phone and it was not taken after all. No action was taken.

A caller reported at 5:15 p.m. that a male was coming into Dollar General and following the caller around. The caller provided a first name for the suspect, and that he needed to be trespassed from the store. The suspect left before the officer arrived and he was not located.

An officer was dispatched to Socorro General Hospital for a male who wanted to turn himself in. The officer arrived and a check with NCIC showed him to have four warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Officers assisted Adult Protective Services with a welfare check on a female. The officer met with the female at her apartment in the 800 block of Spring Street. She was not in good health and was not maintaining hygiene. She was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

A woman in the 300 block of Grant Street reported at 1:59 a.m. that while she was out, someone broke into her home and stole several coins, jewelry and an A/C unit. The victim said she knew who did it but was not going to say. Instead, she said she was going to find that person and kill them, and picked up a knife to leave. She was advised to drop the knife and was detained. Once she calmed down she was released. The victim has not provided a detailed list of stolen items.

A woman in the 1200 block of N. Sixth Street called at 8:03 p.m. to have the suspect removed from the home. The officer met with the victim, who said the suspect came to the home intoxicated and threw a beer at her, and took her dog. She said she did not want any charges filed on the suspect and did not want to appear in court. At this time no charges were filed.

Officers were called at 3:37 a.m. to Church Street for a female with a knife threatening to stab someone. The officers located the female suspect who put her hands behind her back to conceal something. The suspect was given commands to show officers her hands and drop a knife. The female showed the officers her hands and she showed she was holding an alcoholic beverage. The officer noted a wooden handle sticking out of the suspect’s short top and she was again advised to drop the knife. The suspect dropped the knife and was placed under arrest The officer had a previous dealing with a suspect who was threatening to kill a person who the suspect claimed broke into the suspect’s home. The suspect was arrested and booked SCDC.