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Northside residents say street drinkers continue to negatively impact city

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GPD Chief Phillip Hart on hand to answer tough questions

In the first six months of the year, there have been upwards of 29,000 calls to the police department, Gallup Police Chief Phillip Hart said. Police expect calls to increase during July 4th festivities, as alcohol consumption increases and the city swells with...

AG meets with New Mexico and Mexico officials at the border

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SUNLAND PARK – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas urged the federal government to focus its efforts at the Mexican/American border on violent international criminal organizations, instead of on caging children and families in cold jail cells during a border visit July 2.

Balderas met with law enforcement leaders from southern New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico to discuss ongoing efforts to battle international crime and keep it from flowing into New Mexico.

While touring 12 miles of the international border in Sunland Park, Balderas discussed with local law enforcement how Sunland Park, one of the safest cities in the entire borderland, is a national model for how to keep out...

‘Keeping Families Together’

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Two bodies discovered at Hill Avenue residence

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Gallup Police Department responded to 600 block of West Hill Avenue, in reference to a deceased person discovered at a residence shortly after noon June 30.Gallup Police Detectives and the Office of the Medical Investigator were called to the scene. While examining the scene, detectives located another deceased body at the home. Detectives ceased their investigation to apply for a search warrant. Once a search warrant was obtained, Detectives and OMI continued their investigation. The second body appeared to have been deceased for a length of time when compared to the first body located. The State Police Crime Scene Unit out of Las Cruces assisted with processing the crime scene...

DWI suspect crashes into residence

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Gallup Police have arrested a man after he reportedly crashed into a house on Mazon Avenue and Patton Drive in Gallup June 29.


The suspect, Kintuck Howard, was charged with his second DWI and for failure to give immediate notice of accident.


Gallup Police Captain Marinda Spencer said police were responding to a call in the Mossman area about a man who was driving carelessly.


A pursuit began and was cancelled because the driver was going through residential areas and there was a fear that someone could be hurt.


A little later, police were called to a house on Mazon Avenue where someone had crashed into the west wall of the building. The man fled the scene but was later...

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