Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Socorro County Sheriff's Blotter

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

Sept. 30
An officer was dispatched at 5:45 p.m. to a residence on Highway 304 in Veguita where a complainant reported that her son was at his grandparent’s and refused to return home. The officer met with the juvenile and advised him he needed to return to his mother. The boy said that he did not want to return to his mother because she was being mean to him. He also stated that she was not getting up in time to take him to school. It was learned that he was being taken to school by either an aunt or his grandparents.

Oct. 1
An officer was dispatched at 10:10 p.m. to Manzano Road in Veguita in regards to a medical emergency. The victim stated that she passed out while praying. An ambulance was called and she was transported to an Albuquerque hospital.

Oct. 7
A Rio Rancho woman reported at 2:30 p.m. that she had two charges on her bank card that she had not authorized. She found that the charges were made in Thousand Oaks and Hollywood, Calif. Authorities in California were contacted and this case is under investigation.

A man in Lemitar reported at 4 p.m. that he and the female suspect had gotten into an argument and that he walked away from the suspect to avoid further conflict. He returned to his residence and found her there and another argument ensued. After interviewing the suspect, it was learned that the she destroyed personal documents, including a computer, belonging to the victim. The suspect left the residence prior to the discovery of the damage to the computer.

Oct. 8
A vehicle was traveling east on Campos Road in Veguita at 8:05 p.m. The driver stated that a bull was in the roadway. When he stopped, the bull jumped onto the hood and then onto the roof of the vehicle, then slid off. The vehicle sustained heavy damage. A passenger in the vehicle complained of back and leg pains. The owner of the bull was contacted and the officer took the owner to a bull that was in the area. An abrasion on the right hip was noticed and the bull had a limp when it walked. The suspect was asked about another bull, but he stated that that bull had not been involved in the crash.

Oct. 9
An officer was dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to a residence on Troy Street in Socorro in regards to an altercation. It was learned that a man and a woman went to the victim’s home and battered her. The woman battered her while the man held her down on the ground. The victim did not want to pursue with any charges. The officer met with the female suspect who gave conflicting information on the incident. The male suspect refused to give any information.

Oct. 13
A complainant reported at 3:22 p.m. that he had used a back-hoe in Veguita and upon returning he stopped at the truck stop in Lemitar. The back-hoe was on a trailer and all appeared fine. He stated that he returned the back-hoe to the County yard and found that the rear windows on the back-hoe had been broken.

Oct. 14
An officer was dispatched at 1:30 p.m. to Socorro General Hospital on the report of a battery. The victim said she was walking on Grant Street when she was assaulted by two other women. She stated that suspect one struck her with a rock and she managed to get into the home of witness one for safety. Witness two agreed with the woman’s statement. Witness two said she saw two groups of people and the victim was threatening to call the police, victim being attacked by the other group. Witness two closed the door to her residence after the victim entered. The suspect left the area at that time. No contact with suspects at time of report.

A vehicle was northbound on Highway 169 at 9:45 p.m. when an elk attempted to cross the road at mile marker 14. The elk was struck by the passenger side mirror and antenna. There was moderate damage to the vehicle and no enforcement action was taken.

Oct. 15
A man in Hop Canyon reported at 8 p.m. that the suspect placed a chain and lock around his gate in an attempt to deny him access to his property. The victim stated that he and the suspect have had an ongoing argument in regards to his easement through the suspect’s property. The officer advised the suspect not to block his neighbor from using the easement. Both were advised that they should take this issue to civil court.

Oct. 16
A woman in Socorro reported at 11:57 a.m. that both suspects, her daughters, are disrespectful and she wanted them both evicted from the residence. The officer met the daughters and told them of their mother’s wishes and the consequences should their behavior persist.

Oct. 17
An officer was dispatched at 9 p.m. to Sabinal where a man reported that the suspect was highly intoxicated and had gotten into an argument with him. He stated that the suspect pulled out a gun and fired three rounds towards his residence, but had left the scene prior to the deputy’s arrival. He stated that he did not want to file any charges against the other man and only wanted the incident on report. No contact with suspect.

Oct. 19
Two vehicles were southbound on Highway 304 at 6 p.m. Vehicle two was attempting a right turn onto Carlos Martinez Road, and vehicle one failed to stop and struck vehicle two from behind. Both vehicles sustained damage and the driver of vehicle one was cited for careless driving.

An officer was dispatched at 6 p.m. to the Socorro Gun Club Range and met with the suspect and complainant. It was learned that after completing the shooting the suspect went to place his weapon in his vehicle, but failed to check whether there was still a live round in the gun. He pulled the trigger and discharged a round into the vehicle, damaging the steering wheel, air bag and dash board.

Oct. 20
A Socorro woman reported at 3:10 p.m. that she found fraudulent charges on her bank account. Four separate charges were made that she did not authorize and these charges were made in California at a time when she was in Socorro. A charge was made in Socorro by her has the same date as one made in California. The case is under investigation.

Oct. 21
A Veguita man wanted on an outstanding warrant turned himself in at 4:10 p.m. at the Sheriff’s office. He was placed under arrest, posted bond, and released.

Oct. 22
A driver from Albuquerque was pulled over at 6:28 p.m. for speeding on Interstate 25 at mile marker 169. It was learned that he had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the detention center.

Oct. 23
A man in Bernardo reported at 4 p.m. that unknown suspects took the spare tire from his vehicle. The spare tire was in the bed of the pickup when it was taken. No suspects at time of report.

A Las Cruces woman reported at 9:30 p.m. that she noticed the license plate on her vehicle was missing. She did not know for a fact if it had purposely removed by someone or had just fallen off.

Oct. 24
A Socorro man was driving south on State Road 1 in San Antonio at 1:30 p.m. and attempting to make a hard left turn onto a private drive. He said he did not see the victim on his bicycle due to the sun in his eyes, and made the turn in front of the bike. The victim struck the man’s vehicle causing damage to the bike and injuries to himself. The victim had a family member transport him to the hospital.

A woman on Linda Avenue in Veguita reported at 3:33 p.m. that someone had fired a weapon near her home. She stated that she heard numerous shots fired and she heard a couple of rounds go over her head. The officer met with neighbors who said they did not hear shots fired. No suspects at time of report.

Oct. 25
A transport vehicle was southbound on Interstate 25 when it sustained a blowout at 7:30 a.m. at mile marker 160, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle which exited the roadway. One of the vehicles being transported came loose and fell onto another vehicle being transported. All the vehicles were off-loaded and transported by wrecker service. The transport vehicle was also taken from the scene by a wrecker. No enforcement action was taken.

A man with the Socorro County Road Department reported at 8 a.m. that eight signs were taken from various locations on County Road 91. No suspects at time of report.

A Veguita man reported at 4 p.m. that the license plate on his 2000 Pontiac was missing. He said that it appeared that the plate was intentionally removed.

Oct. 28
An officer was dispatched to the detention center on the report of an assault. It was learned that the suspect made threatening remarks and gestures toward the victim.

Oct. 31
A man from Albuquerque was driving eastbound on Highway 380 at mile marker 40. He came over a hill and noticed an elk standing in the roadway. His vehicle struck the elk and exited from the roadway. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.

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