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Weekly Crime Blotter

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North side District

Jonathan Deschine, 26, of Saint Michael’s, Ariz. was on his way to Farmington, NM when he pulled over on Highway 608 to check his tire pressure. A pickup truck pulled up behind him and a Caucasian male got out of the vehicle, pointed a black pistol at him and took off with his Silver 2015 Subaru with an Ariz plate of BKK8972. As of June 30 the vehicle was still reported as stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 863-1410 or 911.

East side District

Matthew Morrison, 57, of Moorpark, CA (not the famous Glee actor) was driving on Interstate 40 when the wind blew a construction sign into the side of his vehicle. The worker, Sheridan Saunders of the New Mexico Department of Transportation said that he was placing the sign when the wind caught hold of it. The sign caused “slight visible damage from the front end to the back end” of the vehicle, according to Deputy Lasheena Johnson’s crash report.

Three runaway juveniles from Texas were located by MCSO Deputy Elrenio Henio June 25. According to the report, Henio stopped a Black 2007 Hummer H3 on Interstate 40 due to a lane change violation. Henio ran the 15-year-old male driver, who returned as a runaway juvenile. The other two juveniles, a 16-year-old male and a 16-year-old female also came back as runaway juveniles. All three were taken to the McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center to await their parent’s arrival from Amarillo, TX.

West side District

A Texas family was traveling through on Interstate 40 June 25 when their left rear tire blew and caused the vehicle to roll. All three occupants, including a 66-year-old male and female, along with a 13-year-old male were all taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Hollie Booqua, 35, of Gallup was arrested June 20 for battery on a household member as well as abandonment or abuse of a child after police were called to the residence on Remington Lane. Upon arrival, GPD Officer Charles Steele was told that Booqua was “going crazy.” After conflicting stories, Steele placed Booqua under arrest “based upon statements and all injuries.”

Duane Crawford, 55, Manuelito NM was hitchhiking his way home June 25 when a vehicle picked him up. He told MCSO Deputy Garylle James that the two males and one female, all described as Native American in a brown sports car, started to demand money for the ride. At Williams Acres, he told the deputy, that they stopped and tried to beat him up and took off with his debit card, credit card, DCI card and backpack which held a variety of items including about six prescription pills. Crawford was taken to the hospital and then to Gallup Detox. The three unidentified suspects could be charged with robbery if they are caught.