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Police shooting involving Valencia County Sheriff’s Office

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LOS LUNAS, N.M. – On May 1, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting involving the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office.

State Police agents learned that on May 1, at about 12:07 am the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in Los Lunas for a...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Mentmore, April 14

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a Mentmore man who said he is the victim of identity theft.

Matthew John told deputies that he had received statements from two loan companies that he has been approved for loans of $5,000 and $4,000. He said he also had received approval from a mail order company.

When asked how someone could have gotten his personal information, he said he lost his wallet containing his social security card in the mall four years ago. He said he also does personal business using his WIFI account.

When asked if this could have just been advertisements, he said no, they were actual loan...

Silver Alert for Navajo Nation Police Department – Crownpoint, NM – Bessie Garcia

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CROWNPOINT, N.M. – The following information is for the distribution of a Silver Alert for the Navajo Nation Police Department   Please refer all media inquiries and questions to the Navajo Nation Police Department at (505) 786-2050.

NPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating Bessie Garcia, a Native American female, 76-years-old, 5'5" tall, weighing 160 pounds, with white hair and brown eyes.

She has a tattoo on her left hand of “Bessie”, a scar on her left eye brow and her right hand is bandaged from a surgical procedure. Bessie was last seen on April 29, at Residential RA 4 off County Road 7780 in Nageezi, N.M.  It is unknown on what type of clothing she was last...

Suspect in vehicle pursuit arrested in west Gallup

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Gallup Police made an arrest in the vehicle chase that ended at Oasis Mediterranean Restaurant, 1301 W. Highway 66 on April 30.

Tyson Long, 23, of Ft. Wingate, N.M. faces multiple charges from crashing into two undercover narcotics agents vehicle, including charges for fleeing the scene on foot.

The call came in shortly before 3 pm, and it took some time for Gallup Police officers to sort out the details.

After Long crashed into the two agents, he fled the scene on foot. Officers searched the area, including the Gardenia Inn, 1305 W. Highway 66. Narcotics agent Neil Yazzie sustained minor injuries in the crash, and was treated and released from a local hospital. Agent Lionel Desidario...

Native American woman killed in hit-and-run

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Church Rock man arrested in pedestrian death

An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of Yvonne Jacobs, 50, of Gallup who was struck and killed on Junker Bridge, on the 700 block of East Aztec Avenue, shortly before midnight April 11.

Gallup Police officers arrested Robert Dixon, 32, of Church Rock at Sports Page Bar. Police located his vehicle near the bar, and Dixon was determined to be the hit-and-run driver. He was arrested on site and booked into the McKinley Adult Detention Center. He faces charges of homicide by motor vehicle, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, and duty to give information and render aid.

When Officer Jerald Watchman...

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