APD arrests man suspected of vandalizing rainbow crosswalk
June 12, 2019 05:12 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Anthony Morgan, 32, has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing a rainbow crosswalk in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque police believe Morgan was the main offender when a group of motorcyclists drove over the crosswalk and performed burnouts.
According to an arrest warrant, Crime Stoppers received several tips from people who identified Morgan as one of the motorcyclists in the video.
Police said they were able to identify Morgan as one of the bikers by comparing pictures on his Instagram account to the video of the incident.
Morgan is charged with criminal damage to property and conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property.
The crosswalk was unveiled last week to honor the LGBT community.
The Gang Unit suspects that Morgan is a member of the Malicious Riders biker gang, which is affiliated with the Bandidos.
Morgan has a prior criminal record. In 2006, he pleaded no contest to aggravated burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and damage to property. In 2008, he pleaded no contest to stealing a motor vehicle and in 2010, he pleaded guilty to DWI.
On Wednesday, a judge released Morgan pending trial.
Updated: June 12, 2019 05:12 PM
Created: June 11, 2019 02:11 PM
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