Thursday, December 17, 2009

Socorro County Sheriff's Blotter

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

Sept. 29
An officer was dispatched at 4 a.m. to Fire Station #3 on the report that a female was brought in from San Acacia. An EMT stated that he found her at mile marker 162 on Interstate 25, walking southbound with no bottom clothing on. She told the deputy that she got into an argument with a male friend and got out of the vehicle before it became physical. The suspect had the friend come to Socorro to pick her up. No contact with the male friend, and the suspect would not give the name of the friend, and became uncooperative.

Nov. 1
A vehicle was eastbound on Sixth St. in Socorro at 1 a.m. The driver lost control of his vehicle and struck another vehicle, which was parked in a trailer park. Both vehicles sustained damage and enforcement action was taken.
An officer was dispatched at 1 a.m. to the 1700 block of Chaparral Drive, and was told that the suspect had threatened him with a knife. The suspect took another victim’s vehicle without her permission and crashed it into another vehicle at another location (see above item). Contact was made with the suspect, who was detained at the Sheriff’s Department. Both victims and witnesses gave statements.

Nov. 5
A man in Veguita reported at 2 p.m. that the suspect abandoned some dogs on his property. The suspect had rented from the man and when he vacated, he left his dogs behind. The suspect’s mother was supposed to pick up the dogs but has failed to do so. One of the dogs bit a horse belonging to another neighbor. The neighbor felt that the man was responsible due to the dogs living on property owned by him.

Nov. 15
A Veguita man reported at 10:30 p.m. that he had gotten into an altercation with the suspect and was battered by him. He had physical evidence of being in an altercation. A witness removed the suspect from the residence and dropped him off at another location. No contact with suspect at time of report.

Nov. 16
A Magdalena man reported at 4:30 p.m. that the suspect grabbed him by the jacket and began jabbing him with his elbow. The victim stated that the suspect was also cursing and using abusive language towards him. The suspect released the victim, and the victim met with another deputy who spoke with the suspect. The victim did not want to pursue charges but wanted the incident documented.

Nov. 17
A La Joya man reported at 3:30 p.m. that he witnessed the suspect chasing his cows. He stated he was using a scope at the time and saw the suspect chase the cows in his vehicle, and then exit that same vehicle at his residence. One of the cows that he was chasing arrived at the livestock pen limping, apparently struck by the vehicle. The deputy met with the suspect, who was very uncooperative, and advised him that a report would be filed.
A Veguita man, who was suspected of chasing cows in his vehicle in the above incident, reported at 4 p.m. that the La Joya man in the above item entered his property knowing he is not welcome there, and knowing the property is posted “No Trespassing.” He said the suspect entered his property twice on the same date, and wanted a report filed. He also said he would file with District Court.

Nov. 19
A man in Polvadera reported at 9:20 a.m. that he heard a loud crash coming from his living room. He went to check and saw two subjects running from his home. He stated that he recognized the suspect and noticed that he was carrying his chainsaw, which had been under a table in the living room. The officer learned of another burglary occurring in the area and met with a second victim, who also had a chainsaw taken from his residence. The officer was able to track down and recover the second chainsaw. A warrant was placed on the suspect due to no contact on incident date.

Nov. 20
A deputy was dispatched at 1:30 p.m. to the 1700 block of Chaparral Drive, where victim 2 stated that they called the Sheriff due to the suspect battering victim 1. Victim 2 stated that the suspect chased two other victims with tin snips. The suspect then picked up a wooden board and threatened victim 2 with it. The suspect was placed in a Police Department unit, and proceeded to kick out the read window. Suspect was charged with battery on a household member, damage to private property, aggravated assault on a peace officer, and two counts of aggravated assault.

Nov. 21
A man in Veguita reported at 7 p.m. that two of his workers had entered a barn area and left a vehicle parked outside. He stated that the workers saw two male subjects leave the property in the vehicle. A worker followed the vehicle on Highway 304 but lost sight of it around the Solomon Estates area. The deputy learned that the vehicle had been recovered on Highway 304 at mile marker 20, and had been burned.

Nov. 22
A deputy located a 1979 Toyota pickup truck upside down in a ditch off Hwy 408 in Lemitar at 12:15 p.m. The driver was nowhere to be found, and the vehicle had an expired registration from 2003. The last owner of the pickup was contacted, who stated it was sold to someone whose name was given as “Indio.” It was towed from the scene.
A woman in Veguita reported at 2 p.m. that she was sitting in a vehicle and was pulled out of the vehicle by the suspect. She stated that the suspect grabbed her by the arm, leaving bruises, which were noticeable on the inside of her left bicep. She stated she did not want the suspect charged and said that she was leaving and relocating to another state.
A deputy was dispatched at 7 p.m. where the victim stated she was at the hospital for an unrelated issue and not for any domestic issue. She said that the suspect had been abusing her in the form of punching, kicking, and choking due to her complaining of a urination problem. She stated that her mother was picking her up and that they were leaving the Socorro area. A criminal complaint was filed.

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