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Socorro Police Department

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

Sep. 8

An officer was called at 10:54 p.m. to the 100 block of JO Gallegos Road where windows were shot out with a BB gun. The victim said she was informed of a vehicle near her vehicle in the parking lot. She walked outside and noticed BB gun damage to her passenger side windows. The damage was estimated to cost $300.

An officer was called to the 500 block of Spring Street for a breaking and entering. The reporting person stated that sometime overnight some of his property was taken out of a trailer he has been working on. He valued the stolen items at $200.

An officer was called at 6:54 a.m. to the 1600 block of El Camino Real for a burglary. The victim stated she had left her residence in the evening the night prior and when she returned this morning saw that somebody had gone through her residence and taken multiple items. The officer dusted for prints and is waiting for an itemized list of stolen items from the victim.

Sep. 9

A woman reported her wallet stolen from her cart in the Walmart parking lot. She said when she realized she left it in the cart, she went to retrieve it, and it was gone. The officer viewed the video of an unidentified male.

An officer was dispatched at 9:10 p.m. to Walmart for a male who was overdosing. Officers arrived with EMTs and the male was loaded into an ambulance and transported to Socorro General Hospital.

An officer spoke with a male at the Socorro Police Department in reference to a fraud report. The victim stated he noticed fraudulent charges on his account. The officer advised him he needed to provide bank statements. The officer is waiting on bank statements at the time of the report.

Sep. 10

An officer was called to Southwest Feed on California Street about a theft. The victim stated she was in the store for a short period of time and when she walked back to her vehicle, she noticed her purse missing.

An officer was called at 3:25 p.m. to the 800 block of Sandstone for a burglary. The victim stated he was away for a few days and when he returned home he found his residence burglarized. He said multiple firearms had been stolen. The officer lifted fingerprints and located a cigarette butt which he collected for evidence.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Grant Street for a domestic battery. The officer met with a female who said she and her boyfriend were in an argument which became physical, and she was battered by her boyfriend. Meeting with the male, the officer could see that he had been battered by his girlfriend. The male had a valid warrant and he was arrested. Charges were filed against the female.

Sep. 11

An officer was dispatched at 9:11 a.m. to a residence in the 900 block of Annette Avenue where a generator was stolen. The owner said the generator was in the rear of his truck. He did not know the brand or have any other information on the generator, except that it was red.

Sep. 13

An officer was called at 9:42 p.m. to Neel Street in reference to a suspicious male. The officer detained the male and questioned him about a theft that occurred the night prior. He admitted to taking a set of tires. The officer contacted the owner of the tires who valued them at $2,000. The male was cited and released.

Sep. 14

Officers met with a 7-Eleven employee at 9:14 p.m. who told them a male standing by the store sign was yelling something about a manager being locked up, and the employees were afraid to leave with him standing there. The officer met with the male who stated a female was locked in the closet and being held hostage and wanted the officer to call the director of the F.B.I. Dispatch advised the officer the male had a warrant out of Magistrate Court. He was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Socorro Police Department for booking and then transported to the Socorro County Detention Center where he was incarcerated on his outstanding warrant.

A suspect arrived at the Socorro Police Department looking for his bike. He spoke with an officer who informed him he had two warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and incarcerated in the SCDC after being medically cleared.

An officer was called to Quick and Easy Auto Repair in reference to a theft. The reporting person showed the officer a security camera video of the suspect’s vehicle and the male who took the items. The officer was able to identify the suspect. The reporting person valued the stolen items at $2,600.

An officer was called at 12:26 a.m. to Monte Vista Court in reference to property damage. The officer met with the victim who stated their $700 printer was destroyed and thrown outside of the residence by the suspect. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to SCDC on the charge of criminal damage to property.

Sep. 15

An officer received a call for service at 4 p.m. in reference to a female wanting to make a report about a break-in in the 200 block of Pena Place. The officer contacted the female who said another female broke their gate and entered the property. She discovered a vehicle belonging to a family member had been taken from the property, along with a generator valued at $900. She was not able to provide the officer with the make, model, or serial number of the generator, but said that it was yellow.  Charges of criminal trespass/posted, criminal damage to property, and larceny were filed against the female suspect.

Sep. 16

An officer was called to a business in the 1100 block of California in reference to a burglary. The officer arrived and met with the victim’s husband who stated he was checking his wife’s shop and when he opened the door, he noticed pry marks on the door and frame. He said he did not enter the building but did notice multiple jewelry cases open. The victim arrived a short time later and was able to provide the officer with a list of all items taken and estimated the loss at over $50,000.

Sep. 17

An officer stopped a male riding a bicycle at 12:24 a.m. for an infraction on California Street. A check showed he had a valid warrant for his arrest. While searching the suspect pursuant to arrest the officer located narcotics in his possession. Incarcerated at SCDC.

Sep. 18

Officers met with a male at 8 p.m. in the area of Neel Street and West Place. The subject gave officers permission to search his bag. The bag contained narcotics, and the male was arrested and incarcerated at SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 3:44 p.m. to 7-Eleven in reference to a male who had suicidal intentions. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the male who stated he was suicidal. The officer offered to take him to the hospital to be seen, and he agreed. Upon a search of his person, the officer found a piece of aluminum foil containing a pill recognized to be Fentanyl. He was arrested and transported to Socorro General Hospital for a medical clearance to be incarcerated at SCDC.

An officer was dispatched to Meek Street where a stolen vehicle was recovered on a ditch bank. Upon arrival, the officer met with a male who identified himself as a supervisor with the City of Socorro. He stated the vehicle was stolen last night around 8 p.m. from the City Waste plant but not reported, and he had been driving around today searching for the vehicle until he located it on the ditch bank. Two toolboxes containing tools were missing from the vehicle, one valued at $700 in tools and the other at $600. There were no cameras in the area from which the vehicle was stolen nor were there any possible individuals he suspected. The officer saw that the City logos on the doors were spray painted with chrome spray paint and male genitalia was painted on the passenger door. The officer observed keys still in the ignition and a foil on the passenger side seat and a glove on the floorboard. Fingerprints were obtained and DNA samples were collected. The foil and the gloves were secured for evidence.

An officer was dispatched at 9:40 a.m. to the 200 block of Willow Street in reference to a theft. The victim said that over the last month he had several items stolen from his house, and the most recent was the theft of an orange DuroMax 4500E generator the previous night. He was unable to provide a serial number for the generator, saying that he salvaged it when someone else had thrown it away a while back. He also said several items related to hunting were taken from his house over the past month and that he called police about a month ago to report it but no one showed up. The officer advised him to provide a list of all items stolen.

Sep. 19

An officer was called at 9:31 a.m. to a residence on Kitt Place about a burglary. The victim said when he arrived this morning, he noticed multiple tools missing from the residence. He provided the officer with a list of all items taken from the residence which were valued at $1,540.

An officer was dispatched at 10:47 a.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Manzanares for an active burglary. Officers were advised that the reporting party was on the phone following a gray Toyota Corolla heading toward California Street. Officers patrolled the city for the vehicle in the case, pulling over multiple vehicles which fit the description of the vehicle given. After a 20-minute search of the city, the officer met with the reporting party, who stated that he, his wife and his kids went to the store and upon returning to the residence heard someone in the house. He said he believes someone jumped out the rear of the mobile home and got into an older model Honda. Officer went around the residence and noticed the rear of the residence has a window air conditioner unit and no windowpane. When asked what property was taken, he stated two sets of hair extensions, a wig, and approximately $320 in cash. Officers continued to patrol the city throughout the day but were not able to locate the vehicle.

An officer was assisting a man on B Street at 7:04 p.m. with getting a lost hearing aid and noticed a male known to have a valid warrant for his arrest running into a nearby residence. The officer called for the male to come out of the residence. Noticing what appeared to be a handgun in the male’s hand, the officer called for backup. The male could be seen pacing back and forth in the residence, and eventually came out with a female and a child. The female said there was no gun in the home. The male was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

Chieftain Staff Report