Friday, November 13, 2009

Socorro County Sheriff's Blotter

Information for the following items was provided by the Socorro County Sheriff.

Sept. 14
A couple in Polvadera reported that they had been victims of fraud. The woman said that she received charges from Fed Ex and UPS for packages sent to a different person throughout the country. They did not have Fed Ex account and had not sent any packages through UPS. A package that was returned to them contained a cashier’s check which was bogus. Another check was made out to the man, which was also bogus. The officer contacted the organizations from which the checks were written, and found they also have an ongoing investigation. The victims were reimbursed by the shipping companies.

Sept. 18
A man from Grants was driving north on Interstate 25 when he fell asleep at 12:35 a.m. and lost control. His vehicle, which was pulling a camper trailer, exited the roadway at mile marker 138 and rolled over three times. A passenger was trapped and had to be extracted by EMTs and taken to Socorro General. The driver was cited.

Sept. 23
A man in Lemitar reported at 10:30 a.m. that someone forced entry into his home, damaging the front door, and stole items from the residence. The officer was contacted by the Belen Police Department who recovered an item that had been taken from the home. The victim offered the name of a possible suspect.

Oct. 4
A complainant reported at 3 p.m. that a man came to her place in Veguita and started removing parts from a meter breaker box. He took breakers and damaged the meter receptacle. A deputy met with the suspect and some items were returned, but the damage was never repaired. The suspect has called the woman and has harassed her. The suspect may have moved out of the area by now.

Oct. 7
A Socorro woman reported at 4 p.m. that someone stole her laptop and some jewelry from her workplace at the courthouse. She stated that the office is always secure or occupied. No suspects at time of report.

Oct. 10
In response to a DWI hotline tip, an officer was dispatched at 11:15 p.m. to the parking area of the Roadrunner truck stop in Lemitar. The suspect driver, from Bluewater, New Mexico, was sitting in his vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. A firearm was noticed in the passenger rear seat. An odor of alcohol was detected on the driver, and he was given and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken transported to the Socorro County Detention Center.

Oct. 13
A driver from Albuquerque was pulled over at 12:21 a.m. for speeding on Interstate 25 at mile marker 167. He could not produce a valid driver’s license, and a check showed it had been suspended/revoked with an arrest clause. He was arrested and taken to the county jail. He also had no car insurance.

Oct. 14
An officer met with the parents of a friend of a juvenile victim at noon over a text message sent to their daughter by the victim. The text indicated that the girl was being battered and that a man was trying to have sex with her. The incident was reported to CYFD.

Oct. 16
An officer was dispatched at 11 p.m. to Kuntz Road in Veguita on a report of shots fired. It was learned that the suspect was discharging his weapon into the air, and that this is not the first time for this type of incident. A search for the suspect proved unsuccessful, but his license plate number was given by one of the neighbors. A check on the plate came back with the name of the suspect, who is to be charged with negligent use of a weapon.

Oct. 18
Three vehicles were traveling north on Interstate 25 at 8 p.m. when, at mile marker 145 what was described as a “black object” in the roadway caused all three vehicles to suffer damage. All had to be towed from the scene.

Oct. 20
An officer was dispatched at 2 p.m. to meet with man #1 who wanted to report that he had run over a dog o Chaparral Drive. The officer was also told that man #2 on Chaparral wanted to report his dog being run over. Man #2 stated that the two men were having an ongoing feud and felt that man #1 ran over his dog on purpose. It was learned that the dog was running loose and in the roadway and not in its yard. The dog had a minor cut and was fine. The man #1 stated that the dog ran out into the road and he tried to avoid hitting the dog but could not. Man #2 was advised that there was a leash law.

A vehicle was westbound on State Road 380 at 11:30 p.m. when the driver came upon a rainstorm. He lost control of the vehicle and struck the side road railing causing damage to his vehicle. It was towed form the scene.

Oct. 26
A man on Pueblitos Road reported at 6 p.m. that someone got into his 1990 Ford pickup through a window and stole prescription pills, a radar detector, CDs, and a trailer draw bar with ball. No suspects at the time.

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