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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Marissa Paiz

June 19, 10:45 pm

Aggravated DWI (Second)

McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling said she was traveling north on Second Street when she noticed a car having trouble staying in its lane. When it almost hit a curb, she conducted a traffic stop.

Marissa Paiz, 41, of Gamerco, admitted she had...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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HOUSEHOLD ARGUMENT

Thoreau, June 20

An argument between a couple in Thoreau on June 20 led to the arrest of Eugenia Morgan, 40, on charges of battery on a household member.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Villa Jr. was dispatched to Windsong Avenue in reference to a local domestic dispute. When he got there he met Morgan, who said her boyfriend hit her.

She added that she may have punched him back.

Villa then talked to Leroy Muskett, who was in a back room. While Morgan had no visible injuries, Muskett had blood on his head and hands. He said the two of them were lying in bed when Morgan started hitting him.

He said he hit her back in self defense and when Villa went...

Police detective gets strawberries, gets reported to CYFD

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A quick trip to the market for a box of strawberries landed a Gallup police detective on report.

McKinley County Deputy Nocona Clark was sent to the Gallup Walmart at 1650 W. Maloney Ave. at 6:22 pm on April 24. Dispatchers told him there was a child left alone in a car at that address.

Several people became involved. Clark met Gallup Police Officer Christopher Dawes on his way over.

Dawes said he was waved down by a citizen telling him about the same child and that the child had crawled out of the window of the car.

They ran the license plate.

It turned out the car belonged to a Gallup police detective named Tasheena Wilson.

Clark caught up with Wilson and she said she had stopped...

Update on NMSP officer-involved shooting in McKinley County

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GALLUP — As has been previously reported, the Gallup Police Department was dispatched to the Redwood Lodge Motel in Gallup on June 5, a few minutes before midnight upon learning of a report of two men in a white Dodge truck with a firearm.

Officers located the truck and two men and a pursuit began when the truck drove around the motel parking lot, nearly struck the patrol unit, and merged onto New Mexico Statre Road 118.

The two men in the truck flashed their headlights and drove into opposing lane traffic before throwing objects at officers from the bed of the truck.

A Gallup Police Officer terminated the chase by firing at least one shot toward the truck.

The Dodge continued...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Chelcee Pete

June 3, 8:28 pm

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Terence Willie was dispatched to an address on Mentmore Road in reference to property damage after Metro Dispatch said that a vehicle had struck part of a fence and was parked off the road.

Willie searched the area and found the suspect vehicle about a mile and a half west of Carbon Coal Road and Mentmore Road. he made contact with the driver, Chelcee Pete, 28, of Fort Defiance, Ariz. who said she was trying to change her vehicle’s tire because it had burst while she was speeding.

After noticing Pete showed signs of being intoxicated, including bloodshot watery eyes and an odor of alcohol on her...
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