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Unrestrained 5-month-old killed in McKinley County crash

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MCKINLEY COUNTY – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on New Mexico State Road 371, around milepost 8, north of Thoreau March 6, shortly after 8 am.

According to the initial investigation, a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by a 28-year-old Albuquerque mother, was traveling south on SR 371. The Mitsubishi...

Gallup police, FBI searching for bank robber

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The Gallup Police and the FBI are looking for Richard Johns Jr., 46, of Gallup, in connection with the robbery of the Washington Federal Bank Feb. 19.

There have been no details released on the bank robbery itself except for a report that no injuries occurred and that it occurred about 12:30 pm. Police said the robber made off with an unspecified amount of money.

Police spent Tuesday evening checking out Gallup motels after receiving a tip that Johns may be staying at one of them.

Johns was reported to be armed and dangerous.

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Feb. 17

A Santa Fe man reported being attacked and stabbed in the early morning hours of Feb. 17.

Lane Brown said he was walking near the train tracks on North Ninth Street about 1:30 am, when he was attacked by four or five men.

He said he did not know any of the attackers and could not give police a description. He also said he did not know he had been stabbed until after the attack and he had trouble breathing.

Police said Brown had a laceration on the left side of his abdomen. There was no blood on his clothing.

Police conducted a search of the area and found no one. Brown was transported to a local hospital.



Gallup, Feb. 16

The cold...


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Carlton Enrico

Feb. 18, 12:28 am

Aggravated DWI (First offense)

Gallup Police Officer Christopher Dawes said he was dispatched to South Third Street where a man was being detained after another officer had seen his car jump over a curb.

Enrico, 29, of Crownpoint, told Dawes he had consumed three cans of beer before 7 pm and then agreed to take the standard field sobriety test, which he failed.

He was charged with DWI and having open liquor cans in his vehicle. He later agreed to take breath alcohol alcohol tests, during which he blew samples of .19 and .18.


Gabrielle Henry

Feb. 16, 7:35 pm

DWI. (First offense)

Gallup Patrolman Thomas House said he was dispatched to the...

Former U.S. service member charged with espionage

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American woman indicted along with four Iranian cyber criminals

A former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist has been charged with betraying her oath to protect and defend the United States by delivering sensitive national defense information to the Iranian government, according to an indictment unsealed today by the Department of Justice.

Monica Elfriede Witt, who served in the Air Force from 1997 through 2008 and then with a cleared defense contractor until 2010, is charged alongside four Iranians who allegedly used information provided by Witt in a cyber campaign to target and compromise other U.S. security personnel.

“Once a holder of a top secret security clearance...

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