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Socorro Police Department

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

July 14

A woman called police at 11 a.m. to report an assault that occurred in 1988 in Socorro. The victim said she was dating the suspect at the time and were at a party on Arroyo Drive. She overheard the suspect talking about another woman and decided to leave the party. The suspect found her outside and told her to return to the home, but she refused and the two argued. She told the suspect to leave her alone and move out of the way but he wouldn’t and the victim punched him and ran off. The suspect caught up with her and picked her up and threw over his shoulder and carried her back inside. The victim said as she was being carried up the stairs the suspect dropped her onto her face and stomped on the back of her head more than twice. A witness who was at the home pulled the suspect away. The victim noticed he was becoming aggressive toward the witness and since she did not want the suspect to attack the witness, she went to the bedroom to lay down. She said she did not sleep and woke the next morning and prepared to leave. The suspect woke up and asked the victim if she was calling the police. The victim did not call the police and was allowed to leave. The victim said she returned home to Albuquerque and received medical treatment through the UNM Campus medical. She provided information for the witness. The witness told the officer he was at the home when the incident occurred but does not remember any details of the incident. Then she said her roommate at UNM might have remembered her coming home with an injury, but she did not tell her roommate how the injury occurred. The officer contacted the suspect by phone. The suspect declined to provide a statement. The victim added that this was not the only incident where the suspect became violent and that he was charged with a crime in Los Alamos where the victim was injured. The officer staffed the incident with the District Attorney’s office. No charges were approved.

A caller from Dollar General reported at 8:21 p.m. that a male in black clothes and a bandana covering his face stole a swimming pool from the store. The officer checked the area but did not locate the suspect. The suspect was not identified at time of the report.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Grant Street for a harassment complaint. The male victim and a female stated they were at a local park and were being harassed. The male told the officer a male suspect was asking him if he had a problem. He said he did not feel safe. Officer did not locate the male who was harassing the victim.

An officer was called at 12:23 a.m. to a business in the 200 block of California Street for a hit and run where there was damage to the property. The officer knew of an accident that had occurred earlier in the day.

July 15

Officers were called at 6:04 a.m. to a home in the 1400 block of Lopezville Road for a male being deceased due to a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound. The officer arrived and met with the caller, who said he went to check on the victim after his girlfriend could not get hold of him, and found him deceased in the camper trailer he was living in. The officer entered the camper and located the victim who still had the handgun in his left hand. The victim appeared to have shot himself with the handgun. The officers checked the home and located handwritten notes to the victim’s family. OMI arrived and processed the victim. The gun was removed and logged as safekeeping at the Socorro Police Department.

An officer was dispatched to speak with a female about a report. She stated she took her son to the doctor’s office and while there, the attending doctor started making comments about her son being overweight. She said the doctor was being unprofessional. The female was now concerned that her son will not eat because of the doctor’s comments.

July 16

An officer spotted a male at 3:20 p.m. known to have a warrant for his arrest at Otero and Sixth streets. The male was stopped and advised he had a valid warrant and was told to place his hands behind his back. The male then pushed a bicycle into the officer and ran. The officer caught him and he was incarcerated at SCDC with the extra charge of resisting/evading an officer.

Officers were called at 2:21 a.m. to the Exxon on N. California for the front door being broken. Upon checking, the officers noticed the glass to be broken but still intact enough to prevent anybody from entering the building. The next day officers checked the video and noticed a female throw a rock into the door, breaking the glass. She attempted to push the glass in but was unsuccessful. The female was not identified.

July 17

A victim on Otero Street reported that she arrived home from visiting a family member and found the residence had been broken into and items had been thrown around. She said she had a jewelry box missing and her refrigerator was outside.  A window on the home was damaged and the back door was not able to be secured. The damage was estimated to be over $1,000. At this time there are no listed suspects.

An officer was called at 11:36 p.m. to a home on Calle de Lago for a report of stolen property. The male caller told the officer the suspect took the victim’s car and medication. The officer met with the victim, who said her daughter took the car which had the victim’s medication in a lockbox. The victim said she did not want charges filed, but did want her car and medication back. The officers were later called and advised the suspect was at a residence belonging to the caller. The officers attempted to make contact with the suspect without success. The officer met with the caller who said the suspect did have a key to the home as the two are a couple. The caller agreed to let the suspect stay at the home overnight to avoid any further conflict.

A victim in the 1200 block of El Camino Real reported at 9:21 p.m. that the suspect was mad at her because she gave a ride to the suspect’s girlfriend. After all, she was too intoxicated to drive herself. She said the suspect was threatening to damage her home and her car. The victim wanted the incident documented in case the suspect causes damage to her property.

July 18

An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Newberry for dogs attacking goats. On arrival, the officer noticed three dogs with blood on their fur. Officer was able to get one dog and the other two dogs were last seen on Mariposa Street. Animal control was able to locate the owner of the three dogs. The owner turned over the remaining dogs. The owner was cited into court.

An officer was dispatched at 10:14 a.m. to speak with a female on Calle Bonita about a larceny. The female stated she left her back window down in her vehicle overnight, and when she got into her vehicle to drive to work she noticed her debit card and credit card were missing. She gave the officer names of possible suspects and canceled her cards.

An officer was dispatched at 3:14 p.m. to Walmart where a male was trying to use counterfeit money to pay for merchandise. The male told the officer he did not know it was counterfeit, and claimed he received the bill from his bank. The officer took possession of the bill as evidence and a report was made on the incident.

An officer was dispatched to Walmart at 9 p.m. for a shoplifter. The male suspect walked out of the store without paying for some clothing. The male was not identified.

An officer stopped a vehicle at 10:07 a.m. for a traffic infraction at Highway 60 and Michigan. While meeting with the male driver, the officer noticed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and was permitted to search the vehicle. The driver was run through NCIC which showed he had a suspended/revoked driver’s license with an arrest clause. He was arrested and the vehicle was allowed to be driven by a passenger. The male was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A woman in the 1600 block of El Camino Real reported at 9:14 a.m. that she was at home and heard a noise coming from another room. She looked and saw a dark-skinned male with no shirt inside her home. When the male suspect saw the victim he jumped out of the window from which he had entered. The officer checked the outside of the home and saw where the suspect had removed a security grate on the outside of the window. The window screen was also removed and on the ground. The officer was later advised that the victim was able to identify the suspect. The officer met with her and she said she was shown a video of a male suspect at another residence and positively identified that person as the same one who broke into her home. The officer was able to locate the suspect and advised him of his rights. The suspect claimed it wasn’t him. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney.

An officer was dispatched at 11:11 a.m. to a residence on C Street where property damage was reported. The female caller told the officer someone attempted to gain entry into her residence by breaking a lock. The officer was shown a broken lock. There was no entry into the residence. The officer did not see any signs of forced entry or evidence of anyone being on the property.

July 19

A victim came to the Police Department at 9:15 a.m. to report that the suspect was sending rude messages through a Facebook application. The officer was shown the messages where the suspect is calling the victim names and denying being on the victim’s property. The officer was aware of a separate report where the suspect was seen on video on the suspect’s property. The officer documented the incident.

An officer contacted the suspect at 7:23 p.m. on a traffic stop at El Camino Real and Loma Encantada. The officer asked for the paperwork for the car. The suspect handed over the paperwork for the car. In the paperwork were several Suboxone strips. The suspect was asked if he had a valid prescription for the Suboxone. The suspect admitted he did not. He was advised he would have charges filed and would be cited for the traffic violations. The suspect was released and the evidence was logged at the Police Department. Charges were filed.

An officer was called at 4:36 a.m. on the report of a break-in at the Valero Corner Store. The officer met with the caller who said she arrived for work and found the front door damaged. The officer checked the store and did not find anyone inside. Upon checking inside, the caller found that the suspect took tobacco products. The officer was shown security footage where the suspect is seen throwing a rock through the glass door. The suspect is then seen taking tobacco products before leaving the store. Officers were able to locate a male suspect three days later. The suspect was brought to the Police Department and advised of his rights. He was interviewed and admitted to breaking into the store. The suspect was charged with breaking and entering, burglary and larceny.

A victim reported at 8:57 a.m. that someone stole a toolbox that was in his vehicle while it was in the hotel parking lot in the 1000 block of California Street. The box contained several tools. The security cameras did not show a suspect. At this time there are no suspects.

An officer was dispatched at 8:42 p.m. to John Brooks for a male who was trespassed. The officer met with a store employee who said the suspect threatened the employee when told he was trespassed. The officer noticed the suspect still threatening the employee. When the officer tried to talk with him, the suspect turned and tried to strike the officer. The suspect then ran and picked up a rock and ran again. The officer arrested him a short time later. The suspect was incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

July 20

A victim in the 1200 block of Highway 60 reported at 9:18 a.m. an unknown suspect was trying to obtain unemployment benefits using their information. The victim was not sure how the suspects obtained the information. There are no suspects at this time.

A caller on Bursum Place reported that his neighbor had a camera pointed at the caller’s front walk where his children play. He also said the neighbor followed his children around the block. The officer checked the camera that was pointed to the neighbor’s walkway, and it did show some of the caller’s walkway. The caller added that another neighbor was poking holes in a garden hose. The caller said he spoke with the landlord and was told the water faucets were for all the tenants. The caller did not want the officer to make contact with the neighbors. The officer documented the incident.

A victim in the 900 block of Sean Avenue reported at 5:49 p.m. the suspect arrived home with “hickeys” on her neck, and when the victim questioned her, she got mad. The two argued and went inside where the suspect grabbed him by the neck and privates during the argument. The officer did not see any signs of battery on the victim’s neck. The victim said he was in contact with El Puente for a protection order.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Vermont Avenue for a possible domestic. The officer met with a female who was under the influence. Her name was run through NCIC which showed had a valid warrant for her arrest. The female was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

A victim reported traveling on Mariposa and passing by a man using a weed trimmer. As the victim passed, a rock was kicked up by the weed trimmer and struck the victim’s vehicle window. The officer spoke with both parties and a report would be filed.