Kidnapping in Pinon

WINDOW ROCK, October 11, 2012

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W INDOW ROCK - Navajo police are investigating a report of a child from Pinon being kidnapped.

The eight-year-old child was reported kidnapped on Sept. 25 by her mother who said that the child was taken from the home by two unknown individuals and driven toward Pinon.

The two men later stopped and got out of the vehicle, allowing the boy to get out as well and walk back home in his bare feet since he was taken from is home without shoes.

The child later described the vehicle to police as being a white truck with a flat bed with a rack on top.

The case is still under investigation by the Chinle Criminal Investigation unit as well as by the FBI.



Man killed in dirt bike accident

A Tonalea man was killed in a dirt bike accident that occurred about a quarter mile north of mile marker 348 on U.S. Highway 160 on Oct. 1.

The victim was identified as Samson Manymules, 37.

When police arrived on the scene, they saw an individual lying on his back. Manymules, who was conscious at the time, said he was out looking for sheep on his Honda 650R Dirt Bike when he hit something on the roadway and crashed.

He was knocked out and police reported he had a large contusion on the right side of his head and that he was not wearing any safety equipment at the time. Police also reported that he complained of pain to his right rib cage.

While he was being treated at the scene, medical technicians reported that he became unresponsive, at which time CPR was administered for about an hour before he was declared to have died.


Four arrested for criminal nuisance, carrying weapon

Four Crownpoint men, ages 19 through 29, were arrested on Oct. 9 by Crownpoint District police for criminal nuisance and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon.

They were identified as Shawn Cayatinetto, 21; Brandon Kee, 20; Rayshawn Begay, 19; and Jerald Platero, 29.

"The suspects were reported to be drinking and pointing a handgun at passing motorists," according to the police report, which added that a black Hi-Point .40 caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.

No injuries were reported and the case has been turned over to criminal investigations.

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