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Law and Order: Socorro Police Department Blotter

Socorro Police Department

The following was taken from Socorro Police Department reports

11 July

An officer was called at 1:05 p.m. to the 100 block of West Place in reference to fraud. The officer met with the victim, who said someone took his debit card and withdrew cash from the ATM. The victim said he believed approximately $1,000 had been withdrawn from his account.

July 12

An officer was called to the 600 block of Spring Street for someone attempting to break into a coke machine. A parked car was found driving with the headlights on and, while checking the area, the officer noticed a man running off. The officer found another man and detained him. Designated officers located the man who fled and took him into custody. In the parked vehicle, the officer found narcotics and the man who fled was placed under arrest. The vehicle was towed and the suspect was transported to the SCDC, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

At 12:53 p.m. at the Socorro Police Department, an officer encountered a man who found a wallet. He said he was in Santa Fe when he noticed a wallet on the ground in a parking lot. He attempted to return the wallet by mail, but it was returned to him for lack of an addressee. The wallet was placed in evidence for safekeeping.

An officer was called at 11:28 a.m. to the 900 block of Padilla in reference to a missing miner. The reporter said she had had a fight with her daughter the day before and when she arrived home at midnight, she noticed her daughter was not home. She provided her daughter’s information and description. The officer attempted to locate the minor, but was unable to do so and registered her with the INCC as a missing minor.

An officer was called to the 600 block of Spring Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. The victim said that when she woke up, she found her vehicle gone. However, she could not report because she was not the registered owner. Shortly after, the officer was informed by Socorro County deputies that the vehicle had been found wrecked and abandoned, and had been towed. The officer checked the tow yard and found the vehicle.

July 13

At 7:51 p.m. in the 1100 block of Chaparral, an officer encountered a woman who accused her neighbor of using her electricity. The officer spoke with the neighbor, who denied using his neighbor’s electricity. The neighbor was plugged into her own socket on the electric pole.

An officer was called at 12:19 a.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Fifth Street in reference to a burglary. The police officer met the victim, who stated that upon arriving at her home, he noticed an open window. The officer checked the residence and did not locate anyone inside, but found several items on the floor outside the window. The victim checked the residence and confirmed that the items were missing from the residence.

An agent was called at 5:49 a.m. to the Red Roof Inn for a possible servant. The officer met a woman, who said she heard someone in another room screaming about another person injuring a miner’s arm. The officer met the resident in the other room, who said he and his wife were arguing about his wife possibly having a miscarriage. The officer met separately with the woman, who said that while her husband was changing their child’s diaper, he may have injured the child’s arm. The officer noticed no sign of a battery.

An officer was called at 12:24 p.m. to Marshall Lane in reference to a stolen vehicle. The victim said he allowed the suspect to take the vehicle and put gas in it, but he never returned. The vehicle was registered in the INCC.

An officer was called at 12:45 p.m. to Casa de Luz about a man acting hostile towards Casa De Luz workers. As the officer stood keeping the peace, the suspect stated that there was a dead dog in the residence. The suspect told the officer that the dog died outside, but he took it into the residence because he intended to bury it. The suspect was transported by the officer to the Casa De Luz office. The worker attempted to establish a safety plan with the suspect and the child’s mother, but the suspect did not cooperate. CYFD was contacted and a safety plan was agreed by the mother of the child at a different location than the father.

An officer was called to a Reservoir Road residence where a woman was being threatened with an axe. The officer met the victim, who said she was arguing with her father and during the argument he grabbed a BB gun. She was able to take it away from him. The suspect then grabbed an ax and tried to hit her with it. The suspect then left to return to his own residence. The officer took him into custody and transported him to the SCDC, where he was convicted of aggravated assault.

July 14th

Someone stole a backpack from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Fitch Street. The victim showed the police a video of two individuals looking into the bed of his vehicle and taking a backpack.

An officer was called at 9:07 a.m. to the 700 block of Fitch Street in reference to a robbery. The victim explained to the police officer that a man was working for him around his residence and allowed him to borrow a tool. He said the man took several tools and left the residence. The victim followed the man to another location, where he confronted him and another man. He said he was afraid of starting a fight with the two men, so he allowed them to use the tools and return them later. To date the tools have not been returned and he now wishes to report. The officer was helping another officer make a call when he was informed that the man who took the tools had a large amount of stolen property at his residence.

An officer was called at 1:00 p.m. to the San Miguel Inn about an intruder. A female victim said the suspect arrived at her hotel room screaming until she allowed him in. She said the suspect seized personal effects, which sparked an argument between them. The victim said he grabbed her, began to choke her, and slammed her hand in the door as he left. The police officer noticed signs of beatings and injuries to the victim. She said there was another incident involving her children where the suspect got angry at her children and locked them in the bathroom with him and verbally and physically abused them. The officer was informed of the redness of the child’s genital area. The officer sent the victim and a minor for a SANE exam.

An officer was called at 2:30 p.m. to the 100 block of McCutcheon in reference to a servant. The officer met with the victim, who said her child’s father was recently at her home and had a physical altercation with her. She said the suspect began to choke her as she held their child. She managed to get away from him and out of the residence, and the suspect left the scene before police arrived. The officer attempted to locate the suspect but was unable to. Charges of aggravated assault of a household member, deadly weapon and child abuse have been filed.

July 15th

An officer was called at 8:40 a.m. to Southwest Feed on California Street in reference to an illegal dumping. The officer arrived and saw security camera video of a man throwing trash into the dumpster. The officer recognized the man, who was known to have an active warrant against his arrest. The man was located and the officer told him to place his hands behind his back. He refused and started pushing the officer. The suspect was arrested and transported to the SCDC on his warrant along with new charges of evading or obstructing an officer and assaulting a peace officer.

July 16

An officer was called at 9:20 a.m. to a residence on Calle Bonita, where someone stole packages from the property. The officer reviewed security camera video, which showed the suspect entering the property and taking the packages. The victim said he wanted to file a complaint.

An officer was called at 9:35 a.m. to the 1500 block of Fatima Road, where the reporter said her daughter had allowed a man to stay with her and when she discovered he was doing drugs at home, she wanted him out. The man was removed from the residence.

At 7:53 p.m., an officer met a woman who said her dog was attacked by her neighbor’s two dogs on Silva Street. The officer cited the owner of the suspect dogs.

An officer was called at 4:03 p.m. to the 500 block of Highway 85 in reference to a theft. The victim said the suspect took his clock. She valued the clock at $200. Theft charges have been filed against the suspect.

July 17

An officer was called at 6 p.m. to the 200 block of Grant Street, where the victim said he had video of the suspect removing items from his wall. The officer located the suspect, who took him to where he was keeping the stolen item. The officer recovered the stolen item and returned it to the victim.

An officer was called at 8:56 p.m. to a fight at a residence in Tierra Bonita. The officer arrived and noticed that a minor and his mother were arguing. The officer met with the mother, who said her son was upset because she wouldn’t allow him to go to a friend’s house. She says that in his anger, he damaged her vehicle and that of a neighbour. The mother said she wanted to press charges for damage to her vehicle. The neighbor said she didn’t want to press charges. The officer contacted JPPO, who informed the officer that the minor did not meet the criteria for arrest. The minor was taken to Socorro General Hospital due to statements he made about harming himself.

An officer was called at 7:36 p.m. to Dollar General in reference to a shoplifting. The reporter said the suspect entered the store and left without paying for the merchandise, and wanted to press charges. Later in the shift, the officer arrested the suspect in connection with another incident.

An officer was called at 9:24 a.m. to the 400 block of Fitch in reference to a dog bite and met with the victim and his guardian. The victim said he was walking alongside Fitch when the dog ran towards him and began trying to attack him. He said he tried to climb a stop sign, but the dog jumped up and bit his leg. The victim provided the officer with the location of the dog and the owner. The victim was taken to Socorro General Hospital. The officer met with the dog’s owner, who corroborated the victim’s statement. The officer informed the owner that Animal Control would meet with her the next day to quarantine the dog for 10 days.

An officer was called at 10:58 a.m. to the 500 block of Harold Drive and encountered a woman who said the suspect had come to her home looking for her grandson, who was not home. She said the suspect was trying to start an altercation with her grandson because he owed the suspect’s money. She said he was going to come home with a gun. The officer attempted to locate the suspect’s vehicle, but was unable to do so at the time of the report.