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Laguna Pueblo member charged with assault, intent to commit murder, kidnapping

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ALBUQUERQUE — Duane A. Day, 30, of New Laguna, N.M., appeared in federal court in Albuquerque on May 20 for arraignment on an indictment charging him with assault with intent to commit murder and kidnapping in Indian Country.

A grand jury indicted Day for the offenses on May 12. According to the indictment, Day committed...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Shane Jay Chon

Feb. 20, 1:49 am

DWI

Gallup Police Officer Jared Albert said he was dispatched to Allsup’s West in connection with a complaint from a caller that he was almost struck by a white car that later pulled into the store’s parking lot.

Albert said he found the vehicle next to a pump. It contained two individuals. Jared said when he talked to the driver, Shane Jay Chon, 20, of Mentmore,  he noticed several signs the driver was intoxicated.

Chon admitted to having had two beers a couple of hours before driving and agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests. Albert said Chon had a hard time following instructions and failed the tests, resulting in his arrest for...

Don’t get fooled

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FBI talks COVID-19 scams, cons

In a Twitter chat May 15, the FBI focused attention on ways scammers operate in the era of COVID-19 and how members of the public can avoid being deceived.

Here are some things to watch out for to keep from being victimized by fraud.

- Ignore offers or advertisements for COVID-19 related vaccines, home test kits, protection, or treatments.

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure, approved treatment, or vaccine for COVID-19. While medical professionals and scientists throughout the U.S. are working hard to change that, scammers are working hard to sell bogus products that claim to prevent, treat, cure, and diagnose the disease. Some are selling fake...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Teddy Nez

Feb. 23, 8:25 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Officer Clarissa Morgan said she was traveling westbound on Interstate 49 when she noticed a brown pickup in her lane driving in the middle of two lanes.

The vehicle then went back to the inner lane before drifting back, causing problems for cars trying to pass him. The truck then started to speed up and then go slow, repeating this sequence a couple of times.

Morgan decided to do a traffic stop. She talked to Teddy Nez, 74, of Gallup, and found he was coming from Fire Rock Casino. He admitted he had a bit to drink at the casino. Morgan said she could smell alcohol from inside the vehicle.

Nez agreed to take the standard...

FBI warns of child sexual abuse material being displayed during zoom meetings

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The COVID-19 crisis has caused many organizations and schools to conduct virtual meetings/events, some of which are open to the public. Additionally, links to many virtual events are being shared online, resulting in a lack of vetting of approved participants.

During the last few months, the FBI has received more than 195 reports of incidents throughout the United States and in other countries in which a Zoom participant was able to broadcast a video depicting child sexual abuse material.

The FBI considers this activity to be a violent crime, as every time child sexual abuse material is viewed, the depicted child is re-victimized. Furthermore, anyone who inadvertently sees child sexual...

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