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Aggravated robbery turns into pot bust

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Weapons pulled outside the Gallup Indian Medical Center

Staff Reports

On June 21, shortly after noon, Gallup police responded to a call at the Gallup Indian Medical Center after an employee said there was a male who pulled a firearm and demanded money from someone outside the building.

The male with the weapon was...

FBI offers reward for information in 2014 homicide on Navajo Nation

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the 2014 death of Amy Lynn Hanson.

Hanson, who lived in Tohatchi, N.M., was last seen alive two days before her body was found in an arroyo at State Route 602 and Blue Medicine Well Road in Red Rock, N.M., on the Navajo Nation, on Nov. 30, 2014.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Hanson was 25 years old at the time of her death.

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety have been investigating since Hanson’s body was discovered.

Anyone with information about Hanson’s death is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300...

Woman found dead on Ryan Lane

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At about 3:15 pm on June 18, Gallup Police officers were dispatched to conduct a welfare check on a woman who lived at the Red Bluff Trailer Park at 201 Ryan Ln. Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo told the Sun that police had been advised by the woman’s friends that they had not heard from her and that she failed to show up for work.  Officers met with the people who called, then proceeded to do the welfare check.

When officers arrived at the address on Ryan Lane, they knocked and called out.  But there was no response.  They could see that someone was inside the residence.  However, that person was not responding to their verbal commands.  They entered the house and confirmed that the...

Gallup Police Department warns about skimming

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The Gallup Police Department has recently received a report of a possible debit card skimming incident at a local gas station.

Skimming is the process of illegally obtaining devit or credit card information when a card is being swiped with a covert card reader.  It is generally not visible to the naked eye.

Skimmers can be placed almost anywhere that one normally uses plastic to pay for items or services, including ATMs and fuel pumps.

If the credit card reader on your ATM or gas pump looks strange or you have suspicions about it, do not use it.  Instead, report it to  police dispatch at (505) 722-2002.  Then, go inside to pay.

Paying inside, or withdrawing money from an inside...


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Melanie Sam

May 23, 8:06 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Patrolman Richard Rangel was dispatched to 2500 Hwy. 602 just after 8 pm on May 23 in reference to a reckless driver in a gray Nissan Versa with a New Mexico license plate.

While en route, Rangel was told by Metro Dispatch that the vehicle in question was parked northbound on the side of the road across from Continental Divide Electric Cooperative. Rangel spotted the gray Nissan Versa and conducted a stop.

Rangel noted the vehicle was still running and the driver window was halfway down. He asked the driver, Melanie Sam, 28, of Gallup, to step out of the vehicle, during which she stumbled and caught herself.

When Sam was out...

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