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FBI sees increase in school hoax threats in NM

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The FBI has seen a significant increase in hoax threats to New Mexico schools this year and wants to remind parents and students these types of threats can have serious consequences for the public and the perpetrators.

During the first six months of 2021, two school threats were reported to the Albuquerque FBI...

Missing elderly man

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Jimmy Owens, an 82-year-old man, has been missing since July 17. He was seen near the Economy Motel on the west side of Gallup.

Owens was last seen wearing a a black hat and orange checkered shirt. If you have seen him or know where he is, call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002. Reference case # 22-28689.

Man shot at Champion Ford

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A man was shot at the Champion Ford car dealership.

On July 17, at 6:59 pm, Gallup Police Officers were called to Champion Ford, 701 W Coal Avenue, Champion Ford, because a man had been shot. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a Native American man laying in the parking lot. They saw that the man had a gunshot wound to his head.

Medical personnel transported the man to the local hospital. He was later flown to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque. The man, who has not yet been identified, is currently listed in critical condition.

Officers made contact with a Security Guard contracted by Champion Ford. He said the unidentified man allegedly brandished a knife and started...

Shooting on Rim Rock Drive

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On July 17, at 1:45 am, Gallup Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Rim Rock Drive because a man had reportedly been shot.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a male laying in the parking lot of the Red Hills Trailer park office. Officers saw that the male had a gunshot wound to his upper body.  Medical personnel arrived on scene where the male was transported to the local hospital, where he eventually died due to his injuries.

GPD Detectives are seeking information and witnesses.  No suspect(s) have been positively identified.  If you have any information, call Metro Dispatch at (505)722-2002 or the McKinley County Crime Stoppers at (877) 722-6161.  Reference...

GPD still investigating May 10 shooting

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Victim’s sister looking for answers

It’s been almost two months since Octavia Johnson’s brother Byron Begay was killed, but she’s not giving up on trying to bring his killer to justice.

On May 10, Begay, 32, from Churchrock, was shot outside of the Cliffside Apartments, 602 Dani Dr. When the Gallup Police arrived at the scene, they found Begay with two gunshots to his torso area.

In an interview with the Sun on June 22, Johnson described her brother as someone who was always willing to help others.

“If somebody was needing food or needing something, he would always say ‘oh if you guys need a place to stay you can stay in my room’ or if he knew that somebody was...

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