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Police arrest Santa Fe man accused of raping teen girl

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Police arrested a man they say offered a teen a ride, then raped her. Santa Fe Police say 45-year-old Raul Dominguez-Sosa pulled over when he saw the 17-year-old walking along the road. According to police documents, he offered to take her to the mall, where she was headed to buy her mom a birthday present. Instead, police say he took the teen to his home, and forced her to have sex with him. Dominguez-Sosa is charged with rape and false imprisonment.
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Video shows men stealing Native American items

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Six Native American rugs and other Native American items were taken from the Casa Blanca Inn and Suites in Farmington early Tuesday morning. Video shows two men breaking into the living room. Then, they started grabbing rugs off the walls and couches. Two ceremonial baskets and a pot were also taken. Owner Shirley Isgar says the approximate value of the items is more than $13,000. Isgar thinks the thieves are likely the same men who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Native American jewelry from the Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango last week.  
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Woman accused of fleeing after crashing into Espanola school bus

ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after slamming into a bus full of kids headed to school. It happened Wednesday morning about 7:30 a.m. in La Mesilla, south of Espanola. The kids on the bus were from the Espanola Valley Middle and High School. Police say after hitting the bus, the driver took off. However, a student was smart enough to grab a phone and take video of the license plate. While police were looking for the vehicle, they got a call about another hit-and-run a few miles away involving the same truck. Police say that driver, Gabriella Uzueta, fled the scene again, hiding at a nearby Sonic, but police found her a short time later. No one was hurt on the school bus. The other driver suffered minor injuries. Uzueta’s charges include reckless driving, not notifying police of a crash and driving without a license.
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