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Baby shot in motel room by 3-year-old

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Mother and boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Gallup Police Department officers responded to the shooting of an 8-month-old baby Dec. 8, which resulted in the arrest of the child’s mother and boyfriend for child abuse.

GPD Officer Darius Johnson was dispatched to Zia Motel, 915 E. Hwy 66, at about 6:35 pm Dec. 8 in...

Body found near Walmart

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Foul play not suspected in death of 72-year-old

A body was discovered Dec. 9 near the Walmart Supercenter, 1650 Maloney Ave. in Gallup, when an unknown individual reported the person to Walmart security at about 9:47 am.

According to Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer, the security officer checked on the reported individual and discovered he was not breathing.

The deceased has been identified as David Joe, 72, of Twin Lakes, N.M, Spencer said.

Joe’s next of kin have been notified, and foul play is not suspected.

“There were no signs of trauma,” Spencer stated. “But can’t rule it out until we get a complete report from [the state Office of the Medical...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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BACKPACKING

12/10, Gallup

A Vanderwagen man was arrested after he reportedly accosted a man in the Downtown Walkway and stole his backpack.

Jesse Fred, 44, was charged with robbery Dec. 10.

Gallup Police Department Officer Cindy Romancito said she was dispatched to the walkway near 215 W. Coal Ave. at about 8 pm because of a report of a fight in progress. There, she found a man with blood on his face.

She said she called out to the man and he began to swear at her. She stopped to question him, and he told her he was smoking a cigar in the walkway when two men jumped him and stole his backpack. The two were not anywhere to be found but police began a search and found a man...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Gino Morgan

Dec. 2, 1:35 am

Aggravated DWI (second offense)

Gallup Police Department Patrolman John Gonzales said he was dispatched to the Sports Page Lounge, 1400 S. 2nd St., in connection with a reported fight. On his way, Gonzales was told one of the fighters had left the area in a white Dodge Avenger.

Gonzales searched for the car and found it as it was headed to Interstate-40. He reportedly followed it and pulled it over.

Gonzales said he parked in front of the vehicle because another car had stopped behind it. As he parked, Gonzales reported the driver of the Dodge pulled around him and continued eastward on the shoulder of the highway.

He stopped the car again and...

Baby shot in motel room

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Mother and boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Staff Reports

Gallup Police Department officers responded to the shooting of an 8-month-old baby Dec. 8, which resulted in the arrest of the child's mother and boyfriend for child abuse.

According to a criminal complaint, GPD Officer Darius Johnson was dispatched to Zia Motel, 915 E Hwy 66, at about 6:35 pm, in reference to shots fired.

At the scene, Johnson met GPD Officer D. Hoffman, who arrived before him and had picked up an individual who was carrying an 8-month-old child who had been shot in the face.

According to a Dec. 9 GPD press release, the person who Hoffman found holding the baby "heard the mother crying for help and was...
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