Thursday, August 27, 2009

Socorro County Sheriff's Blotter

The following items were taken from reports at the Socorro County Sheriff’s Department.

July 30
A vehicle was pulled over at 11:45 p.m. for traffic violations at Sixth and Otero streets in Socorro. The officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle, and from the driver. The San Antonio driver failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Socorro Police Dept. for a breath test, and then to the Socorro County Detention Center. He was also charged with no insurance and no driver’s license.
July 31
A vehicle was southbound on Severo-Vigil Road at 8 p.m. when it left the roadway onto the shoulder. It entered back onto the roadway and crossed over the driving lanes, coming to rest facing south on the shoulder. No enforcement action was taken.
Aug. 1
• A woman in Veguita reported at 7:24 p.m. that she and her husband were away from the residence and were called by a neighbor who advised them that their back door was open. They went straight back home and found that unknown suspects had entered and had taken items from therein, including jewelry and a Wii game system. They were unsure about other items but they would do an inventory and forward it to the Sheriff’s Department.
• An officer was dispatched at 8:57 p.m. to a residence on Campos Road in Veguita on the report of a dog biting a child. The guardian stated that her child had been bitten two days prior. It was noticed that the child had swelling in the cheek area and she was unclothed and dirty. It was also noticed that the residence was dirty and smelled of urine and feces. An ambulance was called and the child was taken to an Albuquerque hospital where Child Protective Services were contacted. The guardian was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident.
Aug. 2
• A vehicle entered a sobriety checkpoint set up on Highway 60 at 6 p.m. and the officer noticed open containers inside the car. Neither the driver or the passenger had a valid driver’s license and the vehicle was to be towed. During inventory for towing controlled substances and paraphernalia were found, and the passenger admitted that the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to him. He was arrested and transported to the Sheriff’s Department for processing.
• A man in Luis Lopez reported at 6:45 p.m. that a neighbor’s dog is continually getting into his yard. He said he ahs spoken with her but the dog is still loose. The officer me with the neighbor and advised her of the leash law, and she agreed to keep the dog out of the victim’s property.
Aug. 4
• A vehicle was being towed by a grader on Highway 107 at 6:50 a.m. At mile marker 43 the hitch broke on the grader and the vehicle pushed forward, striking the grader. The vehicle sustained damage to the front end. The grader had no damage.
• A woman on Evergreen reported at 11 a.m. that the suspect drove her vehicle towards hers in an aggressive manner. She stated that she does not know her or the reason for the harassment. The officer met with the juvenile suspect who stated that the victim attempted to run over her sister. She said she would stay away from the victim. The woman wanted the incident documented but did not pursue charges.
• A Veguita man reported at 3:30 p.m. that he had placed coins for sale on eBay, and that a man in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania bid on and bought the coins. But the value of the coins went down, and the suspect advised eBay that the coins were not as described, and returned them. The victim had a three day return policy and they were returned after three days, but the coin box was not as sent, and rolls were missing. eBay is to contact the suspect in regards to the sale.
• A San Antonio woman reported at 4 p.m. that the suspect was given a protection order on July 23, but then started texting her that same day. He has continually texted her, and the officer saw the texts on her phone. The suspect was advised by the court to stop the violation.
• A man in Veguita reported at 5 p.m. that the suspect was cleaning his yard, but that when he went to check on her he noticed she had left. He check his property and found that she had taken tools and a bottle of prescription medication. She had left a public service number, but it was nonworking.
• An officer pulled over a vehicle at 5:30 p.m. for a traffic violation at mile marker 142 on Interstate 25. A license check showed the driver to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was transported to the detention center.
• An officer assisted another deputy at a traffic stop at 7:50 p.m., where the vehicle had been pulled over for a traffic violation at mile marker 2 on Highway 380. A license check showed that the driver had a suspended/revoked license with an arrest clause. He was taken to the detention center.
Aug. 5
An officer assisted State Police during a warrant round-up, and received information that the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the county jail.

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