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Police Investigation: Local man shot, hospitalized in Albuquerque

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The Gallup Police Department responded to a shots fired call July 10 shortly after 11pm, according to Captain Rick White.

“Friday, about 11:16pm, officers were dispatched to First and Lincoln in reference to shots being fired,” White said.

North First and East Lincoln is located a mere two blocks from Maloney Avenue...

Bar room brawl leads to arrest

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Andres Pinto, 31, Albuquerque was arrested after an alleged bar fight July 11. According to the police report, filed by GPD Officer Timothy Hughte, Pinto’s brother said that he had picked up his brother and gone to Sports Page.

Pinto asked for the vehicle keys so that he could charge his cell phone and his brother later discovered that Pinto had taken off with his vehicle. He told police that he called his brother told him to bring his “vehicle back to the bar due to his intoxication level.”

Pinto returned to the bar where they began to argue.

The argument continued into the bar where the bouncer, Gary Hallock, 44, of Gallup got involved and asked Pinto to leave. When Pinto...

Serial burglary suspect caught

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After almost two hours of handling burglary calls and searching for a male subject in the Mossman area, Jeremy Henry, 23, OF Gallup was arrested on multiple burglary counts July 14.

According to the statement of probable cause, filed by Gallup Police Department Officer Matthew Ashley, officers responded to a call of a broken window at the New Mexico Gas Company on East Aztec in the early morning hours,.

While searching the area, Officer Victor Rodriguez “saw movement in the bushes, then he saw a male subject.”

Rodriguez ran after the man who had took off running eastbound from the area of Verdi Drive  and Aida Court. Rodriguez lost visual contact with the man.

While getting...

Man crashes into motel, gets fourth DWI

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George Touchine, 69, of Tohatchi, NM was arrested July 5 after he drove a vehicle into a room at the Zia Motel on east 66.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Gallup Police Department Officer Timothy Hughte, he was called to the Zia Motel around 7:44 pm and arrived there to see a black Ford passenger vehicle halfway inside of a motel room.

Touchine was in the driver’s seat, and had to climb to the backseat to get out of the vehicle. Witnesses said that they removed the keys from the vehicle after he had driven into the room a second time.

Several witnesses came forward regarding the crash, according to the complaint. One male said he was standing outside with his friend...

Drowning victim identified

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A man found deceased in the Rio Puerco July 5 has been identified as 61-year-old Allen Joe Begay of White Cone, Ariz.

According to Gallup Police Department Sgt. Rosanne Morrissette and Capt. Rick White, two people were walking over Munoz Overpass, looked down and saw a man’s body in the affectionately called ‘perky’ below.

“Sunday evening at about 7:15 pm, police were dispatched to the perky east of the Munoz Overpass in reference to a deceased male lying in the Rio Puerco,” White said in a press release.

The deceased body was recovered and sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, where he was identified and the cause of death was determined to be...

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