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Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Thoreau, July 5

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Davis Jr. was dispatched to a residence on Windsong Avenue early in the morning in reference to a young girl saying her stepfather was fighting with her mom.

She said her mom’s neck was hurt and someone named “Josh” had tried to choke her. She...

Navajo Nation member charged with murder

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ALBUQUERQUE — An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation appeared in federal court July 9 for arraignment on an indictment charging him with a second-degree murder that occurred in March.

According to the indictment and other court records Blaine Morgan, 35, of Crownpoint, N.M. attended a small gathering March 29 in a trailer within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation in Church Rock, N.M.

An argument started between Morgan and the victim and the two left the trailer and went outside. Morgan reportedly fought with the victim and stabbed the victim several times.

The victim was later pronounced dead at Gallup Indian Medical Center.

The FBI arrested Morgan July 6. He is in custody pending...

Gallup police seeking missing person

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Gallup Police Department requests the public’s help in locating Anderson Scott.

Scott, 38, was reported missing on July 20 by his family. He had last been seen on June 18, wearing a red and black Pendleton jacket with black jeans. He is estimated to be about 5’7” tall and weigh 180 pounds.

His family suspects he may be in the Gallup area.

If you have any information about this case, contact Gallup Police at (505)863-9365. Ask for Detective Tasheena Wilson.

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, June 30

Gallup Police Officer Norman Bowman stopped to assist Gallup Narcotics Agents on a traffic stop of a suspected stolen vehicle at 1901 W. Hwy. 66. Metro Dispatch advised the vehicle had been stolen out of Durango, Colo.

Three males were inside the vehicle and detained by police. The driver, later identified as Edward Begay, 32, of Gallup, was found to have an outstanding bench warrant out of Bernalillo County Second Judicial District Court.

Bowman placed Begay under arrest for receiving and transferring stolen vehicles and concealing his identity, as well as for the warrant.

Begay was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and...

Crownpoint man indicted for March stabbing

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The FBI and Navajo Nation Criminal Investigations arrested a suspect for a murder of an adult male that took place in March.

Blaine Charles Morgan, 35, of Crownpoint, N.M., was arrested, charged and indicted on July 6 for a stabbing that occurred on the Navajo Nation on March 29.

The Navajo Nation notified the FBI the victim had been stabbed multiple times on March 29 and was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center before succumbing to his wounds.

Navajo Police arrested Morgan, who had turned himself in.

One witness stated Morgan and the victim had been arguing about work-related matters at their worksite in Church Rock. The two parties walked outside, and the witness stated she...

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