Thursday, March 11, 2010

Socorro County Sheriff's Blotter

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

Jan. 13
An officer was dispatched at 4:32 p.m. to a ditch bank road on Jaramillo Loop in Veguita where a suspicious vehicle was reported parked. A check showed the vehicle had been reported stolen . The owner was contacted and the car recovered.
Jan. 19
A man reported at 12:35 p.m. that unknown suspects removed a pump from a trailer parked on a low flow channel road in San Antonio. He stated that eight scarfire shanks from a John Deere 770C were also taken. Estimated value of stolen property is $1,800.
Feb. 8
A couple in Hop Canyon reported that a neighbor’s dogs displayed aggressive and threatening behavior toward them. A homemade video showed the dogs barking furiously and aggressively, and trying to push themselves through a fence between the properties. The officer spoke with a family member of the suspect who stated that the dogs stand guard while the suspect is away, and she saw no problem in their behavior.
Feb. 11
While parked on a traffic stop on Highway 380 at mile marker 40, an officer was approached by the suspect who said there was a warrant for his arrest and he wanted to turn himself in. A check showed he did, and he was taken to jail.
Feb. 12
A man in Veguita reported at noon that the suspect was walking her dogs along the roadway when her large white dog entered his property and attacked his German shepherd. He separated the dogs and then the white dog attacked his three month old puppy. It was learned that neither of the dogs were leashed, and were allowed to run free. A witness supplied the first name of the suspect, who could not be located.
Feb. 14
A man in Veguita reported at 4:30 p.m. that he had noticed a white pick-up truck bed with a silver colored truck box near his property. The bed had been cut from its cab by a torch. It was unknown who the owner of the truck bed was due to no numbers or marks.
Feb. 15
A Socorro man reported at 9:02 a.m. that his cat had been killed. He took the officer to the gravel pit on Newberry Road where it was noticed that the cat had been shot with paintballs, and was covered in orange paint. It was learned that this area is used as a course utilizing paint ball weapons. No suspects at time of report.
Feb. 20
A Lemitar man driving west on Highway 380 at 3 p.m. lost control of his vehicle when the right front tire lost its tread. The vehicle pulled towards the shoulder and struck a road sign, causing damage. The vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front and left side.
Feb. 21
An officer pulled over a vehicle at 8:35 p.m. on California St. because it was traveling south in the northbound lane. The driver had an odor of alcoholic beverage on her person, and agreed to a field sobriety test, which she failed. She was placed under arrest and taken to the Socorro Police Dept. for a breath test. Her final stop was the Socorro County Detention Center.

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