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FBI warns older New Mexicans about online frauds, scams

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Population lost more than $17 million last year

New Mexicans over the age of 60 lost more than $17 million in online frauds and scams last year, according to a special report from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

IC3 said 759 of the state’s senior residents lost more than $17 million in 2023. The costliest...

Weekly Police Activity

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Gamerco, May 1

McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies caught a man from Indiana trying to transport a stolen vehicle.

On May 1, around 5:45 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandi Garnenez was on traffic duty on US. Hwy. 491 when she found a man named James Purkey driving a 2002 silver Dodge Dakota with an Arizona license plate that she believed had been stolen.

As Metro Dispatch was confirming whether or not the vehicle was stolen, Purkey, 55, pulled into a Gas Max station. Garnenez followed him to the gas station, and found him parked at a pump. Purkey had reportedly gotten out of the vehicle and was holding a bag.

Another deputy arrived at the...

Weekly DWI Report

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Shaun-Mychelle Stewart

April 21, 7:53 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

Driving recklessly and endangering the life of a child led to a Window Rock woman, Shaun-Mychelle Stewart, 36, being arrested and charged with her third DWI.

Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson responded to a call for additional assistance at Speedway at 2654 E. Hwy. 66. Thompson arrived at the scene where other officers advised him of a red Toyota Tundra that had been swerving and parking in the lot to the station.

Officer Patrick Largo stated he activated his unit’s emergency lights and met the driver, Stewart, who was reportedly showing signs of intoxication including slurred speech and...

Gallup Police searching for suspect involved in double homicide

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Gallup Police are looking for a person of interest after a shooting  on the southside of Gallup left two men dead on May 5. The GPD have identified the person of interest  as Tyrell Bitsilly, 26,  from Vanderwagen.

Officers were called out to the area of Trade Mart Square near the 1500 block of South Second Street around 1:15 am after multiple shots were reportedly fired.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found one man lying on the ground. This man was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Other victims from the shooting were also reportedly at the hospital. In total, four men were shot, and two of them died from their injuries. The other...

MMDR Task Force highlights urgent issues on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People's Day

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FARMINGTON, N.M. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Missing and Murder Diné Relatives Task Force recently convened for an event aimed at connecting families impacted by the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People with resources in seeking justice for their loved ones. The event was held in Farmington, New Mexico on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Day, May 5.

The gathering was part of a broader effort to illuminate the challenges facing families across the Navajo Nation and Indian Country. Families who have endured the disappearance or murder of loved ones shared their harrowing experiences, emphasizing the need for stronger communication within law...

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