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Weekly Crime Blotter

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Unknown suspects took several appliances from an abandoned residence on Alpha Street. The theft occurred sometime between April 1, 2014 and June 20. Anyone with information should contact the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 863-1410.


On June 22, the cashier at T&R Market was battered...

Woman abandons daughter by being too intoxicated

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Gallup Police Department officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Princeton June 21 to check on a blue van which had a flat tire. The license plate of the vehicle belonged revealed that it belonged to Lisamarie Manygoats, 36, of Brimhall, NM. Metro Dispatch had given out an attempt to locate on Manygoats earlier in the day in reference to her being under the influence of drugs or alcohol with her 9-year-old daughter in tow, according to the report filed by Officer Valerie Wilson.

Wilson found the van around 1 pm abandoned in front of a residence on Princeton.

“The van was parked about two and [a] half feet from the curb,” Wilson said in her report.

The right front tire...

A beating at the gas pumps

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Jonathan Yazzie, 24, of Gallup probably didn’t expect the violent reaction to his alleged actions that resulted in his beating June 14 at Allsups on Arnold Street.

According to the police report, filed by Gallup Police Department Lt. Edwin Yazzie, it was a female’s screams which brought him to the gas station at 1:12 am that Sunday morning. GPD officers were already in the area handling another call.

“Upon my arrival, I saw several individuals running in all directions away from the parking lot by the gas pumps,” Lt. Yazzie said in his report.

That’s when Lt. Yazzie saw Jonathan, aka John Charley, who was displaying signs of intoxication and was bleeding from a...

Stabbing suspect caught

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Isaiah Martinez, 19, of Gallup was arrested two days after he stabbed his 17-year-old girlfriend, her brother and their dad June 14.

According to Officer Justin Benally’s report, the ex-girlfriend was taking out the trash outside their residence, when Martinez grabbed her arm and dragged her to a dirt lot on West Aztec.

The girl’s brother witnessed the attack and called for their dad. When the men approached Martinez, he responded by pulling out a small pocket knife.

The girl was stabbed on the left side of her torso. Her brother was stabbed in his left hand and received nine stitches, according to the report.

The father also had a laceration on his left torso from Martinez’s...

Felon arrested after shots fired

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Lance Ortiz, 28, of Iyanbito, NM, was arrested June 11 after three people told police that he fired shots at them.

According to the report, filed by Gallup Police Department Officer DeWayne Holder, Jasmine Hopkins, 25, Shirley Suina, 39, and Kenneth Martinez Jr., 37, all of Brimhall, NM were at Duke City Gas Station on East Highway 66 when a white car pulled up to them, and Ortiz had made threatening gestures that seem directed toward Martinez.

The trio walked onto Walgreen’s, stopped to purchase tamales from a street vendor and were indulging in the tamales when the white car pulled up again. According to the report, Ortiz had a handgun in his waistband when he exited the...

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