Socorro Police Department

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

May 25

An officer was called at 6:18 p.m. to meet with a woman at the Socorro Police Department. The victim told the officer she was walking when another woman attacked her. She said she was able to take her down, but the suspect kicked her multiple times and took her backpack. The victim stated she wanted to press charges. Charges of larceny and battery were filed against the suspect.

An officer was called at 2:19 p.m. to the 400 block of Bullock Avenue to assist a Probation and Parole official. The officer was informed of narcotics being found in the apartment during a home check. The suspect admitted to the drugs being hers. She was arrested and transported to SCDC, where she was booked for possession of a controlled substance.

An officer was called at 1:21 a.m. to the 1200 block of El Camino Real, where a victim reported her car was taken without her permission. She said she allowed the suspect to use her vehicle earlier in the day, and she later went to the suspect’s residence and stayed for a while. When she went to leave in her car, the suspect decided to drive her home. Once they arrived at her residence, they got into an argument and the suspect raised his hand as if to hit her. She jumped out of the vehicle, and the suspect drove off. The victim stated she did not want to report her car stolen but wanted to press charges for the suspect raising his hand at her. A charge of domestic violence-assault (PM) was filed.

An officer was dispatched at 6:16 p.m. to Tractor Supply in reference to a shoplifting. Upon arrival, the officer was told the suspect had previously been trespassed from the store. Store personnel pointed out a man who was walking down the road. The officer contacted the man, who admitted he had stolen from Tractor Supply. He was detained and taken back to the store where he had stolen a large knife and small pair of garden snips for a total of  $31.98 in merchandise. A check with NCIC showed he had an outstanding arrest warrant. He was arrested, transported to the Socorro County Detention Center, and booked without incident.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of S. Fifth Street in reference to two unidentified subjects trying to mess with the city water meter. The officer arrived and met with a man and a woman. A check with NCIC showed the woman as having an active warrant, and she was arrested. The man gave his name and NCIC did not have his name on file. After questioning, the man admitted he gave the wrong name and a second check with NCIC using his real name showed he also had an active warrant for his arrest. The officer searched him after arresting him and located a bottle in his pocket containing a large number of blue pills known to be fentanyl and a small amount of a white crystal-like substance recognized to be methamphetamine. Both parties were transported to the Socorro General Hospital for medical clearance and booked into the Socorro County Detention Center. Besides his warrant, charges for the man included multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance, trafficking a controlled substance, and concealing identity.

May 26

An officer was called at 10:27 a.m. to the 1100 block of Bullock Avenue in reference to a theft. The victim stated she had two potted plants near her front door, and when she walked outside this morning, the plants were gone. The plants were valued at $30 each.

An officer was called at 2:50 p.m. to the 500 block of Manzanares, where a woman caller stated she was not being allowed to leave the home. The officer attempted to make contact with the residents and noticed a man looking out of his window but not responding to officers. The officer asked the suspect’s mother to check the residence, but he did not respond to his mother. Officers were able to gain entry into the home and located the suspect, who stated the woman who called had already left the residence. The suspect was confirmed to have active warrants for his arrest and was transported to SCDC and booked.

An officer was dispatched at 7:58 a.m. to Socorro Police Department for a breaking and entering. The officer met with the Kimo Storage owner, who stated one of the storage units had been broken into again. The owner said this was the second time the same storage unit had been broken into. There are no cameras in the area.

An officer was called at 7:51 p.m. to a residence on West Place in reference to a dog being shot. The reporting person said it happened when she was at a friend’s house. The suspect arrived and confronted her about taking money from him. She stated that the suspect shot her dog after she denied taking the money. He then pointed the gun at her and threatened to kill her. A witness corroborated her story. She stated she wanted to press charges, and an arrest warrant was obtained for the suspect. He was charged with extreme cruelty to animals, negligent use of a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and aggravated assault.

May 27

An officer was called at 9:04 a.m. to the 900 block of Texas Avenue in reference to harassment. The officer met with the victim, who said that the suspect struck her with a shopping cart in the lower back area while she was at Walmart. She stated she went to the hospital and was advised by ER staff that she had sustained a tailbone fracture. The suspect was charged with aggravated battery (injury).

An officer was dispatched at 6:03 p.m. to a residence on Hannah Place for threatening messages. The officer spoke with a woman who said someone hacked her social media account and was asking for money. The officer advised her to create new social media accounts and change any accounts she thought could be hacked.

An officer was dispatched at 6:51 p.m. to a breaking and entering at a residence in the 400 block of Bullock Avenue. The officer met with a woman who said she was on vacation, and when she returned she noticed her place had been rummaged through. She said she found nothing missing from the residence.

An officer was dispatched at 6:29 p.m. to a residence in the 600 block of Bagley for a neighbor dispute. The officer met with a man who said he had a dog for two weeks and paid for the dig’s shots and to be microchipped. He said his neighbor was saying the dog was his and did not want his neighbor in his yard.

An officer was informed at 1:27 a.m. of a suspect at a residence on Peralta Drive having a warrant for his arrest. He was located in the residence and placed under arrest. The suspect was also questioned about an incident involving a BB gun from earlier in the day. A BB gun was obtained from inside the residence. The suspect was transported to SCDC and booked.

May 28

An officer was dispatched at 2:20 p.m. for a possible fight on the Plaza. The officer met with a man who was not involved, and he started to get aggressive toward the officers. He was given several chances to leave but stayed, yelling at officers from across the street. He was taken to Socorro Police Department where he was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.

May 29

An officer was called at 12:32 a.m. to Circle K on Highway 85 in reference to damage to a glass door. The officer met with a witness who stated he was in the front of the store and bent down to pick a bug off the ground when he heard the glass shatter. He said he noticed a silver car in the parking lot when the glass shattered and pointed out a vehicle driving near the business. The officer performed a traffic stop on the car. The officer located four juveniles in the vehicle along with a CO2-powered BB gun. All juveniles’ guardians were called and they were released to their guardians.

An officer was dispatched at 8:59 p.m. to Valero for an assault. On arrival, the officer spoke with a woman driver who said another woman had items belonging to her son, and she was trying to get them back. The officer spoke with a witness who said the woman driving the vehicle almost struck the woman on a bicycle. The victim on the bike said the woman in the car was chasing her and that she was afraid of being struck. The officer arrested the driver for aggravated assault, and she was incarcerated at SCDC.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Annette Avenue for a theft. The officer met with a woman who said someone stole a plant from her yard. The officer viewed a video of the incident and saw a man on a bicycle take one of her plants and then try to take a second plant. The suspect placed one plant on the road and left with the other plant. The officer was unable to identify the suspect.

An officer was dispatched at 1:27 p.m. to a residence on Gianera Street for a larceny. The officer met with a man who said he was at the car wash and put his mats on the side of his vehicle. An unknown suspect drove up and took the mats.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Nicholas Avenue for harassment. A woman told the officer her neighbor was yelling at her children. The officer spoke with the neighbor who said she had told the woman not to park in a certain area. The officer told the neighbor to stop yelling at the woman’s children.

An officer stopped a vehicle at 3:15 p.m. for a traffic infraction at Spring and California. A check with NCIC showed the driver had a warrant. He was arrested, and a tow inventory of the vehicle turned up a firearm. The firearm was run through NCIC and came back as stolen. The car was towed and the driver was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center for the warrant and a charge of receiving stolen property.

An officer was called at 12:23 a.m. to the 900 block of Leroy Place in reference to a burglary. On arrival, the reporting person informed the officer that they had been chasing the suspect in an alley. The officer located a subject and detained him. The victim told the officer they arrived home and noticed a man in their vehicle who claimed he was looking for a pair of shoes. The victim said a handgun was now missing from the vehicle. The officer asked if the man detained was the suspect. The victim stated it was not him.

May 31

An officer was dispatched at 11:41 a.m. to meet with a woman in the police station lobby. She said she had court this morning as the victim in a case. She told the officer that a woman has made comments to her about damaging her vehicle. She said she checked her vehicle before going to court and did not notice any damage to it. She then went to her daughter’s residence in Polvadera, where she noticed her front bumper coming off. The officer was shown the front bumper coming off. She believes the other woman had somebody else damage her vehicle since she has been in jail on a warrant for over a week. The officer snapped the bumper back into place, and the incident was documented.

Chieftain Staff Report