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9/4, Tse Bonito

Apparently, getting thrown out of a moving vehicle is not that big a thing to a Klagetoh, Ariz. man who refused to tell McKinley County Sheriff’s Office deputies who tossed him onto the street.

MCSO Deputy Jasmine Jaramillo said she was dispatched to the Giant Gas Station at Tse Bonito about...


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Ryan Morgan

Sept. 1, 12:15 am

4th DWI, Refusal

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling reported that she was dispatched to about the 3-mile marker on U.S. Highway 491, near M&R Trading, in reference to a vehicle accident in which one of the drivers was suspected of intoxication.

When she arrived at the scene, Houghtaling was told the driver had been seen walking toward the Navajo Shopping Center on Chino Loop. She was able to locate him and took him into custody.

The man, identified as Ryan Morgan, 36, of Standing Rock, said he did not know what was going on where the accident occurred. He admitted he was in the car and took off walking when the accident...

Eight confirmed dead in I-40 horror crash

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THOREAU – New Mexico State Police reported multiple fatalities and injuries as a result of a collision between a semi-truck and a Greyhound bus heading to Los Angeles around noon Aug. 30, near mile-marker 50, on Interstate 40 near Thoreau.

New Mexico State Police confirmed eight fatalities from the bus that was carrying about 48 passengers Aug. 31. The driver of the semi-truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

As of Sept. 4, the Office of the Medical Investigator had identified all eight victims who died in the crash. The seven released names are Emmett Stoker, 66; Raymon Michael Albrecht, 27; Sadie Thomas, 50; Charla Bahe, 34; Terry Mason, 45; Luis Alvarez, 49; and Veronica...

Body of missing man found

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Just after 3 pm on Aug. 28, Metro Dispatch received a report about a deceased person located north of the BNSF tracks, adjacent to Elizabeth Street and East Highway 66.

Gallup Police Department officers and detectives responded to the location and conducted an investigation to determine the cause of death.

Identification was difficult due to the state of the body, but positive identification was made Aug. 29, and the next of kin was notified.

The deceased was identified as Thomas Heredia, 34.

On Aug. 20, GPD Officer Douglas Hoffman took a Missing Persons report on Heredia.

Hoffman attempted to, but did not, locate him, and entered Heredia as a Missing Persons into the National...

Man receives second conviction for filming child pornography

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ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas secured a second felony conviction against Mark Webb, an Albuquerque man who secretly recorded graphic videos of an underage female in the bathroom Aug. 27.

Balderas previously convicted the same man of voyeurism at trial in 2016, yet the issue of whether Balderas could also go forward on additional charges of manufacturing child pornography in that case remained on appeal.

After the Court of Appeals agreed with Balderas’ position on appeal, Webb pleaded guilty to an additional count of second degree sexual exploitation of children by manufacture.

“This young survivor can now start to heal,” Balderas said. “The offender in this...

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