Law and Order: Socorro Police Department

Socorro Police Department

The following were taken from the reports of the Socorro Police Department

April 24

An officer was called to Grant Street over the report of a stabbed man. The officer encountered the suspect who said he was on his way home and crossed the plaza, where another man in a Chevy Blazer honked at him. He continued to drive home and said the driver of the Blazer started following him and honking his horn. He claimed that when he stopped to drop off his girlfriend, he saw the other man get out of his vehicle. He got out and the other man walked up to him and started hitting and stabbing him. The officer saw that he had injuries to his arms and hands. Police were also called to a house in Bullock where the male subject lived and the victim was detained. The victim’s family wanted charges laid against the suspect for damaging the victim’s vehicle. One of the family members hit the policeman in the face and in the groin. This person has been detained. The officer transported the male victim to the police department and informed him of his rights. The male victim explained that he was driving to a friend’s home and was behind the suspect’s vehicle. He said the suspect stopped in the middle of the street and got out of the vehicle with a small black baseball bat. He then smashed the windows of his vehicle with the bat. The victim said she feared for her life and got out of the car to defend herself. He said he hit the suspect several times before leaving the scene. Officers searched both vehicles. The windows of the victim’s vehicle were damaged. Three knives were found at the victim’s home; one in the sink and two in a room that had a red colouration compatible with blood. The knives were recorded as evidence. The case was turned over to ADA district attorneys. The ADA approved the charges against the suspect. The suspect has been contacted and arrested.

April 25

An officer was dispatched at 2:10 a.m. to a residence in Block 500 of Manzanares for a man who repeatedly called 911 and yelled at operators. The officer encountered a drunken man and advised him to stop calling unless he had a good reason to call. The officer left but waited a short distance down the road. The man called back and when the officer returned to the residence, the man ran inside. He was arrested and held in the Socorro County Detention Center.

An officer was dispatched at 12:26 a.m. to Second Street to speak with a woman about a fight. The female had a laceration in her right eye. She also had a smell of alcohol coming from her person. She said she was walking from the river and school-aged children in a blue truck offered to take her for a ride. The woman said she was attacked by a passenger and then thrown out of the truck. The officer called an ambulance and the woman was transported. The officer searched for the vehicle during his shift without success.

An officer was dispatched at 8:53 p.m. on the report of a high-speed vehicle on California Street. The officer was able to identify the vehicle and stopped it. The driver gave the officer the wrong name and date of birth, and was asked to get out of the vehicle. She could not provide proof of insurance or registration and was driving with a suspended license. Signs of intoxication were seen and she underwent standard field sobriety tests, which she failed. She was transported to the Socorro Police Department where she gave two breath samples with results of 0.25 and 0.26. She was arrested for drunk driving and two pending warrants and was held in the Socorro County Detention Center.

The victim was spending the night in a hotel on the 400 block of California Street and woke up unable to locate his wallet. The victim said he checked his bank account and noted an attempted transaction on his bank card at Wal-Mart online. The officer was able to view security camera video of a suspect wearing a gray hoodie and dark colored pants. The suspect enters through the door and enters room 17 and exits a few seconds later. The video was not good and it was not possible to discern whether the suspect was male or female. The victim was advised to cancel the bank cards.

An officer was dispatched at 5:51 p.m. to a residence in Block 300 of Manzanares for a possible servant. At the residence, a woman admitted to having scratched her husband. She was arrested and taken to the police station. While there, she said she needed to use the restroom, but then ran away from the officers. The officer detained her again and while she was being escorted she started grabbing and trying to bite the officers. At Socorro General Hospital for her medical clearance, she continued to not cooperate and, on leaving, she beat officers and grabbed an officer’s Taser. An officer managed to break the battery and she was incarcerated on several counts at the Socorro County Detention Center.

A victim on Harold Drive said he was receiving messages from a friend on Facebook. The victim said his friend would not send messages like this, asking him to get rid of “his guns”. The victim believed that someone else was sending the messages.

A caller reported he was parked at Burger King and when he got home noticed damage to the vehicle door. The appellant provided documentation of the damage. Officers checked the security camera on the Burger King video, but did not see any vehicles colliding with the appellant’s vehicle while the vehicle was parked at the business. The incident has been documented.

A citizen called police at 9:49 a.m. about a California driver on the wrong side of the road. The officer located the suspect at the traffic lights in Frontage Road and in California. The suspect was asleep at the wheel with the vehicle in motion. The officer woke the suspect up and asked him to get out of the vehicle and ask if he had any weapons. The suspect said he had a handgun on his hip. The officer removed a loaded handgun from his hip and gave him field sobriety tests. The suspect was placed under arrest and while checking the vehicle for towing inventory, the officer found another handgun and narcotics. Officers sealed the vehicle and filled out a search warrant. The suspect was made aware of the implied consent warning and accepted a breathalyzer test, with results of 0.00. When the officer informed the suspect of the implied consent warning for a blood test, he refused to be tested. At the hospital for medical clearance, the suspect was again asked if he wanted to provide a blood sample and again refused. It has been booked in SCDC. After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, the officer recovered heroin, methamphetamine and prescription pills, as well as a scale and bags used for packaging. The officer was then called in about a robbery on El Camino Real with the suspect caught on video stealing items. The objects were in the suspect’s vehicle. Additional charges have been filed.

An officer was dispatched at 6:58 p.m. to Wal-Mart where a woman in the parking lot was trying to get into vehicles. The driver of a blue truck said the woman jumped out of the back of his truck. She was acting strangely and admitted to using drugs. During questioning, the woman gave the officer several false names. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center.

April 26

An officer received arrest warrants for two suspects at 10:25 am. The officer served the two of their warrants at the SCDC where they were being held.

An officer was called to Parkview Elementary School to meet with staff. The officer met with the principal and the victim and was informed that the suspect’s son was involved in an altercation with two other students. The victim said he followed school protocol, suspended students and called parents. The victim said the suspect arrived and picked up the student, who was sent to the vehicle. The suspect was upset and made threatening comments to the victim before leaving. The victim refused to press charges but demanded that the suspect be entered. The officer spoke with the suspect and informed the suspect that he had been trespassed on school property

A woman from the 700 block of Bursum reported at 10:06 am that her 50-inch television had been stolen. The victim said she had been gone for a week and when she returned home her television was missing. The officer noticed leverage marks on the door entering the house and photographed the doorway. The victim was able to locate a receipt for the television that bore the serial number. She signed a theft report and the TV was registered with the NCIC. The officer encountered a neighbor who saw a man in a red jersey near the victim’s home on two occasions. The male has not been identified by the neighbor. There are no suspects at the moment.

At 3.35 p.m. an officer received an arrest warrant from the public prosecutor’s office. The suspect was served with the warrant at SCDC.

A caller for John Brooks reported at 8:02 a.m. the suspect was captured in a video shoplifting. The caller said he didn’t want charges laid, but wanted the suspect to be raped. The suspect has been contacted and the merchandise has been recovered. The suspect was kicked out of the store.

A victim in the 1700 block of El Camino Real reported at 10:18 a.m. that the suspect had taken several items outside his home. The victim said he checked his surveillance camera which showed the man taking the items from the porch and placing them in a car. The suspect was contacted in a separate incident and the vehicle was towed away. Officers filled out a search warrant and located the items stolen from the car. The officer filed a complaint against the suspect.

A caller in the 1100 block of El Camino Real reported that she was standing outside her apartment when a woman in another apartment began to laugh at her and take pictures of her. The appellant added that the owner was a witness to the incident. The agent contacted the owner who said she had not seen this particular incident occur, but received several complaints from the woman in this other apartment. The agent documented the incident.

An officer stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of California because there were no headlights at 9:01 p.m. The driver was told of the reasons he was arrested and the officer noticed that ‘he was showing signs of intoxication. A check with the NCIC showed he had a suspended or revoked driver’s license. The officer asked him to get out of the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests, but the driver refused to perform the tests. A strong smell of alcohol escaped from the driver’s person and he was taken to the Socorro Police Department where he had another opportunity to perform tests, but the man still refused. He was held in the Socorro County Detention Center.

April 27

A man from the 400 block of Eaton reported at 1:03 p.m. that he was receiving threatening calls from a nephew of his. The agent received a number for the nephew and called the number but did not get an answer. The agent received a niece’s number and she was contacted. The niece said her uncle was calling her and the nephew was threatening to come to their home in Albuquerque with his daughter and get both. The parties have been advised not to contact each other.

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