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Socorro Police Department

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

Sep. 30

An officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of Highway 60 for a domestic. A female at the scene who had signs of battery said she was struck in the face by keys thrown by her husband. He was arrested for Domestic violence battery and assault and incarcerated at the SCDC.

An officer was dispatched at 2:40 a.m. to a residence on Baca Street for a welfare check on children in the home. As the officer was checking on the children, the mother became uncooperative and struck the officer. She was taken to the ground and arrested. The mother had drugs on her person and was charged with Possession of a controlled substance and Battery on a peace officer. She was incarcerated at SCDC.

An officer was dispatched to 7-Eleven to remove a male trespasser. When informed he was being trespassed and must leave the store, the male threw a cup of coffee at the officer and fled. When the officer caught up with him, the suspect struck the officer with a closed fist and also kicked the officer. The officer was able to gain control over the suspect and he was arrested and incarcerated at SCDC on the charges of Battery on a peace officer; Resisting, evading or obstructing an officer; Criminal damage to property; and criminal trespass/posted.

Oct. 1

An officer was dispatched at 9:27 p.m. to the 900 block of Sunset for a breaking and entering. The male victim said an unknown person entered his residence and the officer was shown pry marks on the door, indicating the point of entry. The officer conducted a search of the area but did not locate anyone.

An officer was dispatched at 8:04 a.m. to the 1200 block of Chaparral on a report of the theft of a water pump from a residence. The officer located a male who had the water pump in his possession. The suspect was placed in handcuffs and was searched. The officer found he was holding drugs. The suspect claimed he was offered drugs for taking the water pump. He was arrested for Larceny and Possession of a controlled substance and gave the water pump back to the victim.

Oct. 2

An officer was dispatched at 11:47 a.m. to Econo Lodge where the manager said he had a break-in his back storage shed and had the male suspect on video. Officer viewed the video and recognized the suspect, who was seen walking up to the storage door and pushing the door open, and then going inside. Three minutes later he exited with items and walked out of the frame. Taken were a Dewalt angle grinder valued at $249, a Milwaukee hammer drill valued at $199.99, a Dewalt battery chainsaw valued at $249.99, and a Dewalt Reciprocating saw valued at $229. The officer located and detained the suspect and read him his Miranda warning. The suspect agreed to speak to the officer, saying he needed money, and admitted to taking the tools. He told the officer he left the tools behind Ace Hardware but when he went back to get the tools they were gone. He was booked into SCDC on charges of Larceny and Burglary.

Oct. 3

An officer was called at 3:05 p.m. to the 1200 block of NW Frontage Road in reference to a stolen car. The victim stated she had parked her vehicle on the east side of Comfort Inn and informed the officer of the make and model of her vehicle. She also provided the officer with the name of a possible suspect. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen.

An officer was dispatched to Otero Street on a called-in report of a possible drunk driver. While en route the officer was informed the vehicle, an older light blue Ford pickup, just turned into the John Brooks parking lot. The officer pulled into the parking lot and met with the male driver, who emitted a strong odor of alcohol and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He failed standard field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. His blood alcohol results were .24 and .23. and he was incarcerated at SCDC for Driving while under the influence, Open container, and no driver’s license.

An officer stopped a vehicle at 3:29 a.m. for a traffic infraction on Lucero Avenue. The male driver did not have a driver’s license, so the officer asked him to switch seats with a passenger who did have a valid driver’s license. When the driver exited the vehicle, a plastic bag containing drugs fell from his person. The driver was arrested on charges of Possession of controlled substances, and the passenger was allowed to take the vehicle.

An officer was called at 12:27 p.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Newberry for a burglary. The victim stated when she arrived at the residence that morning, she noticed multiple items missing and requested the officer clear the residence. The officer checked the residence and did not locate anybody inside. The officer informed the victim that the back door of the residence was found open approximately two weeks prior, and the home was checked at that time and secured as best as the officer was able to. The victim stated she needed time to look through the residence to figure out what items had been taken.

Oct. 4

An officer met with a male at 12:30 a.m. known for a theft at a residence on Manzanares. The officer asked him to show him what was in his pockets, and the suspect pulled out a blue pill known as fentanyl. When the suspect was asked to place his hands behind his back, he pushed the officer and fled. The officer caught up with him and had to use a Taser. EMTs were called to check on him. He was incarcerated at SCDC for Resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, Battery on a peace officer, and Possession of a controlled substance.

An officer was dispatched at 10:53 p.m. to a residence in the 1200 block of Chaparral Drive in reference to a 911 open line. On pulling up to the scene the officer noticed a male known to have active warrants for his arrest sitting in a lawn chair next to a gray SUV. The officer heard a car door open and noticed the suspect was now sitting inside the SUV with a hoodie covering his face. He was advised to step out of the vehicle. The officer placed him in handcuffs behind his back, and an assisting officer went to escort him to a patrol unit. As the officer was searching the immediate area where the suspect was sitting the suspect fled from the assisting officer and jumped into a ditch, still handcuffed in the back. After a brief search and chase in the ditch, the suspect was located and placed again in the back seat of the patrol unit. He was charged, not only on the two warrants but also with Escape from the custody of a peace officer. After all proper paperwork was completed the suspect was transported to SCDC where he was booked.

An officer was dispatched at 9:50 a.m. to the 200 block of Mesquite in reference to a trespasser on the property. The officer met with a male subject who explained he was working for a real-estate company repairing the home when he noticed a male and two females exiting the shed in the back of the home. The officer contacted the male walking behind the property fence. The male claimed he was staying in the shed because got caught in the rain while walking back to his place on Bagley. When asked who the two females were, he said he did not know them. A check with NCIC showed he had a warrant for his arrest. He was placed under arrest and booked into the SCDC.

Oct. 5

An officer was dispatched at 10:27 p.m. to the 500 block of S. California for a vehicle window being broken. The male victim told the officer he has been having problems with his daughter, and she had thrown a rock that shattered the back window of his vehicle and he wanted to press charges. He said it would cost $300 to replace. The officer attempted to locate her in the area but was unable to at time of report.

Oct. 6

An officer was called at 10 p.m. to Walmart where a male snuck a bicycle and a toolbox out the fire exit. The reporting party said a witness noticed the theft and the officer observed it on the security camera video. The officer needed a copy of the video and a receipt for the items taken.

Officers were dispatched at 5:17 a.m. to the 700 block of Reservoir Road on a shots fired call. An officer looked around the area and did not find anyone, but a few minutes later got a separate call for a male with a gunshot wound. Officers located a male with a gunshot wound to the hip area laying in the middle of the road. Officers were able to apply pressure to the wound until EMTs arrived to take him to Socorro General Hospital. An officer tried to interview him at the hospital, but he refused to give a statement. The person who called police said he heard a gunshot but did not see who fired the shot. An officer conducted a search of the area and did not find any shell casings in the area. An officer was able to speak with the male victim after he was released from the hospital, but he still did not want to give a statement or file charges.

Oct. 7

An officer was called to the 200 block of Lincoln Street in reference to a dog at large. The reporting person said a loose dog entered his yard and began fighting with his dog. The officer located a male placing his dog back into his yard. The owner stated his dog got out and was in an altercation. The officer cited the owner for dog at large.

Oct. 8

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Lemitar Lane for a runaway juvenile. The officer met with the father who said his daughter left home after being confronted about messages on her cell phone. He gave the officer a description of her clothing. Later during the night, the juvenile was located.

An officer was called at 9:02 p.m. to the Walmart parking lot for damage done to property. The victim said she was parked when her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend arrived and began yelling threats at her and hitting her vehicle. She stated there was also a witness in the vehicle with her. The witness corroborated the victim’s statement. The victim said the ex-boyfriend was mad because she was trying to be with somebody else. She said while on the phone with him he had made comments about having somebody kill her and her unborn child. The victim stated the suspect has continuously tried contacting her via phone through blocked numbers. The ex-boyfriend was charged with Domestic Violence-Assault; Use of telephone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend; Criminal damage to property of household member; and Deprivation of property of household member.