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Socorro Police Department

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

Aug. 5

A resident on Proto called about a juvenile suspect throwing eggs on the victim’s property and at her car. The victim did not want charges filed but did want the incident documented. The officer notified the parent of the suspect of the incident. The parent said she would speak with the suspect. No charges were filed.

Aug. 6

Officers were called at 2:54 p.m. to the 1000 block of Texas Avenue for a vehicle left abandoned at a home. The officer met with the caller, who said three suspects parked a car in his garage and left running on foot. The officers were given a description of the suspects that fled. Officers began checking the area as one officer stayed with the suspect car, who completed a check of its license plate number. The return came back to a completely different car. The VIN was run through NCIC which said it was stolen in Albuquerque. The vehicle had a damaged driver door lock and the ignition was removed to allow the car to be started with a screwdriver. The officer checked the car and located a handgun on the front passenger floorboard. The officer called for a tow truck to remove the car. An assisting officer located a male subject walking on I-25 who matched the description of one of the suspects that fled. The male was in possession of a baggie that contained a crystal substance. He was brought back to the scene and after being advised of his rights, declined to answer questions. The suspect was processed and booked into the SCDC. Officers continued to look for the other suspects. Two individuals were contacted and identified as the other two suspects. The female suspect was Mirandized and admitted to being in the car and running off with the two males. The second male suspect declined to answer saying he did not know what was happening and provided a name and DOB. At the Police Department, the female suspect said the first male suspect was driving and parked the car in the garage on Texas Avenue, and the three ran. When she was asked about the handgun, she said she bought the gun off someone on the street in Albuquerque. The officer met with the second male suspect, who continued to give the same name and said he did not understand what was going on. The two were processed and booked SCDC. The owner of the stolen car was contacted, and she said she reported her car stolen on Aug. 2. On the following day, the officer was able to research the female’s background online. The officer located a news story that identified the second male suspect by name. The suspect was on probation and parole and a convicted felon. The suspect’s identity was discovered, and he was not the person he said he was. The officer updated charges on the suspect. The first male was taken to Albuquerque and fingerprinted. Charges were filed on all suspects.

A woman reported she was at a court hearing for the suspect and after the hearing, she and her family were outside when the suspect and his friends began revving their motorcycle engines at her and her family. As the suspect and his friends drove around the area, they began making rude hand gestures and spitting before leaving. The victim said she was in fear of the actions of him and his friends. The officer was then advised of a second altercation at 7-Eleven which consisted of a verbal argument with the same suspect and friends on the motorcycles. The officer was able to view a video from the store which showed an argument with a family member of the victim and the suspect. A female, the mother of the family member, arrives and gets into a verbal argument with the males. The males on the motorcycles go across the street and leave the area before police could make contact.

A woman called from Best Western at 12:47 p.m. to report that the suspect has called her two times and left one voice message asking her to come to him because he was dying. The victim said she did not respond because she has an order of protection. The officer checked for a valid order and found that the original order expired over one year ago.

A caller reported at 4 p.m. that the grandmother of her son has custody of her son and that an order was in place that said she was to get visitation every other Thursday from 3 p.m. to Saturday at 3 p.m. The caller said she has not been allowed to see her child for a month. The caller said she has not been able to make contact with the grandmother to arrange for visitation, although when she has made contact no arrangements were able to be made. The officer was provided with contact information for the grandmother, who told the officer she had not heard from the caller and had tried to set up visitation, but the caller was in an accident and was not able to do visitation. The grandmother has messages where she tried to arrange for the visitation but the caller could not attend. The two were advised the incident was documented.

Aug. 7

An officer on patrol in the area of Spring and Center streets noticed a female known to have an active warrant for her arrest. She was taken into custody and once she was medically cleared for incarceration, she was booked into SCDC

Aug. 8

Officers were called at 8:41 p.m. to the scene of a fight in the 600 block of Park Street. The officer met with a female who said a fight occurred, but the police were not needed. One of the males involved said he and another male were arguing over a girl. The two agreed to meet and fight and walked to a nearby area to fight it out. The two agreed to the fight and no charges were filed.

An officer was dispatched at 1:08 a.m. to speak with a female who was under the influence of drugs. She told the officer someone was trying to get her. The officer told her no one was in the area. The female called 911 several times, so the officer parked down the road to not be seen by her and watched her call 911 again telling dispatched someone was trying to get her. The officer made contact with her again and told her he was watching her and that no one was out to get her. She was arrested and incarcerated at Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer called at 12:24 a.m. to assist at a traffic stop on Highway 85. The female driver showed signs of intoxication and the officer had her complete field sobriety tests, during which several clues were noted. The suspect was arrested and advised of the New Mexico implied consent warning. She agreed to be tested and after a 20-minute deprivation period, provided two breath samples of .12 and .12. She was processed and booked into SCDC.

Officers were called at 9:25 a.m. to the Wal-Mart parking lot for a vehicle that was parked for some time with an occupant in the car. The officer contacted the driver and saw that she was putting something in the center console. The officer obtained her information and a check with NCIC showed her to have a valid warrant. The suspect was arrested and during a tow inventory of the car, the officer found a multi-colored change purse that had a plastic baggie sticking out. In the baggie was a crystal substance that was determined to be methamphetamine, as well as a glass pipe used to smoke narcotics. The substance was field tested and was positive for the narcotic. The suspect was processed and booked SCDC.

A caller reported at 9:40 a.m. that she was evicting a tenant from the trailer park on Highway 60 for not complying with rules. The caller showed the officer the tenant’s trailer that had a broken sewer line. The sewage was causing other tenants to leave the park. The caller asked that the incident be documented.

A caller reported she has not seen her daughter in two weeks. She said the daughter was picked up at the hospital two weeks ago and taken to a home in Magdalena. The caller said she returned to Socorro and has not been seen. The officer entered the female into NCIC as missing.

An officer was dispatched at 7:43 p.m. to Socorro Police Department to take a report. The officer met with a female who said she was dropping her daughter off with her ex-boyfriend, and the ex-boyfriend threw her clothing on the floor. She did not want to pursue charges but wanted the incident documented.

An officer was dispatched 9:13 p.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Fisher for harassment, where a male said two females confronted him at a local gas station. He said one of the females was angry with him because he had a sexual relationship with her, and her husband found out. The officer spoke with the female who said the male was spreading rumors, so she confronted him.

A man in the 600 block of Neel reported at 1:43 p.m. of shipping a package via Fed Ex. When the employee from Fed Ex arrived, he was told the package was Express Delivery and he was Ground Delivery. He said the employee took possession of the package and promised he would make sure the package was set for delivery. The victim said he has contacted Fed Ex who told him there was no record of the package. He said the package contained a computer with his username and password.

Aug. 10

An officer was dispatched at 1:25 a.m. to the Best Western to speak with a male who seemed confused. The officer noticed he did not know where he was or what he was doing. Officer was able to identify him by his New Mexico driver’s license. EMTs were called and checked on him and he was taken to his residence where his son was called. The son told the officers his dad was diagnosed with dementia. A female caretaker was called who said she would care for the male.

A caller reported at 3:29 p.m. that someone at an apartment complex on Bursum Place is harassing and yelling at the caller’s children when the children play outside. The caller asked that the suspect stop bothering the children. The officer met with the suspect who denied harassing the children. The officer documented the incident.

Officers were advised at 7:17 p.m. of the location of a female wanted on an arrest warrant. The officers were able to locate her hiding in a bathroom in a residence in the 1300 block of NE Frontage Road. The suspect was arrested and taken to the police department where officers were provided with information of some stolen property. The officer recovered stolen property with the information provided.

Aug. 11

A caller on School of Mines Road reported at 6:21 p.m. that a parent left a threatening message on their phone. The officer listened to the phone message and found the incident was related to a call that officers handled earlier in the day. The officer was provided with a phone number the call came from. The officer called the number and a female said she was in the process of calling the school when her brother and her boyfriend began fighting and yelling at one another. The threats were not towards the caller but between the two males fighting. No threats were directed at the caller.

An officer was asked at 6:06 p.m. to do a welfare check on children at a residence on Bursum Place. The officer arrived and spoke with the father of the children. The father was advised of the reason for the contact. The father said he wanted to file a report on the neighbors for harassing his family. The father was told the neighbors were not the callers. The father declared he was not going to allow the officer in the home for the home inspection or allow the officer to meet with the children. The father closed the door to the home.

A victim reported at noon of noticing checks being cashed on their account that were not authorized. The victim provided the name of the suspect and a bank reference number. The officer issued a subpoena for documents and was able to locate and speak with the suspect, who claimed the checks she cashed were issued by the victim. The suspect was advised that the victim denied issuing the checks. The officer was later provided with documents by the victim, showing the checks cashed by the suspect and that the signature was not the victim’s. The officer met with the suspect a second time and showed the suspect the documents. The suspect declined to provide a statement. The case was staffed with the district attorney. Charges of fraud by forgery were approved.

A driver was pulled over on Francisco De Avondo for no license on the vehicle. The driver’s information was run through NCIC which showed a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCDC. The car was released to the family of the suspect.

Officers were called to a residence on Butterfly for a fight. The officer met with the suspect who said he came out of the bathroom and saw the victim “play” fighting with his nephew. He advised the victim not to be fighting with the nephew and they began arguing. The suspect said the victim made a threatening act toward him and he reacted and struck the victim and a fight ensued. The officer met with the victim who said he was playing with the suspect’s nephew when the suspect thought he was hurting the nephew. He said the suspect came out aggressive and went after him, striking him several times with his fist. Other family members separated the two. The suspect was cited into court for the battery and arrested on two outstanding warrants. The victim received medical attention by EMS but was not taken to the hospital by ambulance.

An officer was called to an apartment on JO Gallegos Road for an argument. The officer met with a male who said his mother would not give him his dog back so he could leave the home. The officer met with the mother who said she wanted her son out of the home. She said she had been gone and returned to find her home a mess and some of her belongings were missing including several turquoise rocks and other rocks. She said a diamond ring that belonged to a family member was also gone. The male made comments that he did not take the items. The mother admitted the dog was his but she’s the one who cares for the dog. She was advised that she would have to return the dog to her son since the dog was his. The mother agreed to return the dog but asked that the incident be documented.  The male was able to collect his dog and leave. The incident was documented at this time. There are no suspects listed.

A victim in the 300 block of North Sixth Street reported that the male suspect stole his bicycle from his yard. The victim said he confronted the male, who claimed the bicycle belonged to his friend and left on the bike. The suspect was later identified. Charges will be filed.

A woman staying at Economy Inn called 911 several times reporting that someone was putting items in her motel room through a window. The suspect was advised that she was not to be calling 911 if it was not an emergency. She continued to call 911 and was arrested and booked into SCDC.