STOLEN - Navajo Textiles, Wall Hangings, Pottery - Farmington, NM

On Sept 19th at approximately 5:20am, several items were stolen from the Casa Blanca Inn at 505 E La Plata St, Farmington, NM 87401. 

Items include the textiles shown in the attached images:
#1: Navajo Rug -  3' x 5', grey, black, red and tan with black border.
#2: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', grey, black, brown and red, Stepped diamonds with multiple borders
#3: Mexican textile - 3' x 6'3", red, black and white (on back of couch)
#4: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', white, grey and black with bottom border. Decorative wooden hanger was also taken.
#5: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', brown, beige, black and red
#6: Navajo textile - 3.5' x 5.5', aqua blue, red, black, white and tan with fringed short sides (on couch and in video)

Surveillance camera footage below also shows the following items:
a): Pottery Jar: golden tan with hand painted animal motifs, 10" high x 14" diameter.

b): Chinese ceramic elephant bookend: 7" high, mounted on 4" x 6" rectangular base. 

Additionally, two woven baskets were stolen but have already been recovered. 

Farmington Police Case# is 17-68297
Please contact Officer R. Discenza-Smith (R#799) via email at: or via telephone number 505-599-1070, with any information regarding the whereabouts of these items. 

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STOLEN - Large Inventory of Jewelry - Durango, CO

On the evening of Sept 12th or early morning of Sept 13th, approximately 300 items of jewelry were stolen during a "Smash and Grab" style burglary from Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango, CO

The majority of items stolen were Navajo bracelets and necklaces, as well as a significant number of Hopi and Zuni pieces. 
Most pieces date from the 1960s - 1980s. Most items were silver, but there were a number of gold pieces and some Santo Domingo shell items. 

The gallery is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the thieves and the recovery of the jewelry. 

Additional photos will be posted as they become available.

Please be on the lookout for anyone selling a large quantity of jewelry.  If you have any information, please contact Detective Christopher Thomson with the Durango Police Department:  970-375-4732 or email:  Police report P17-27464

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Click Here to view an in-depth list of stolen items. 

STOLEN - Gandhara Buddha Head - Paris, France

A Gandhara Buddha head in stucco with traces of polychromy has been stolen from Galerie Alexis Renard, who was exhibiting at Galerie Arnoux located at 25 rue Guénégaud, Paris, France.

The theft occurred on Thursday, September 14 around 3:40pm.

The head is approximately 14.5 cm (5.7") 

If you have any information about the location of this piece or if you would like to further information, please contact Liesbeth at +33 609 172 109

STOLEN - Trailer filled with Contemporary Artworks - Santa Fe, NM

On August 18, 2017,  a trailer filled with artworks belonging to artist, Darryl Growing Thunder was stolen in Santa Fe, NM.

Stolen items include approximately 12 ledger drawings, a painted parfleche box (pictured) and a briefcase containing a personal sacred cannupa (pipe) and other religious items. 

Trailer Description: 5' x 8' enclosed cargo trailer, white in color.  There is a blue sticker on the upper middle of the front panel with "I-94" on it.  The rear door swings open and there is another door on the passenger side panel. 

A report has been filed filed with the Santa Fe Police Department.

Case# 17-012927

If you have any information about these items, please contact Officer Anthony Currey at 505-340-6158 or 505-955-5049.