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Start of fun night ends badly, one dead

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No one is talking about when the fun night started for five individuals last Saturday, Oct. 14, but by about 6 pm the fun was over, leaving one dead, one hospitalized in Albuquerque, and one locked up at the McKinley County Detention Center on a charge of Homicide by Vehicle.

Multiple calls were received at Metro Dispatch...

Blood drive being held in honor of Lisa Romero-Muniz

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McKinley County Schools will serve as host to United Blood Services to honor the late Lisa Romero-Muniz, a Miyamura High discipline secretary who died during the Las Vegas, NV Route 91 Harvest festival shooting earlier this month.

The drive takes place from 10 am - 2 pm, Oct. 23, at the Student Support Center boardroom, 640 S. Boardman Dr.

To schedule an appointment, call Vanessa Duckett at (505) 721-1200.

AG Balderas announces El Malpais murderer to stay in prison

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CIBOLA COUNTY – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Oct. 19, that Bryce Franklin will stay in prison for the 2012 murder of Fernando Enriquez after the Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General and affirmed his convictions.

The evidence at trial showed that Franklin and an associate brought Enriquez to El Malpais National Monument, where Franklin shot him and pushed his body into a collapsed lava tube. State Police discovered Enriquez’s body and charged Franklin with First Degree Murder.

“Working with our local district attorneys to keep the most dangerous, violent offenders behind bars and away from our families remains our top priority,” Balderas...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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Warrants were a light load once again, but it just may be the calm before the storm.

GPD Warrants

Robert B. Baca (District Court), Benjoe Cayaditto (Magistrate Court), Jonathan F. Davis (Three Warrants), Bill Delgarito (Municipal Court), Jeremy Delgarito (Warrants Arrest), Jose Angel Estrada (District Court), Martin Lee James (Municipal Court), Tammie L. Latham (Magistrate Court, Out of County-San Juan), Monique B. Lopez (District Court), Daren Simeona, Jr. (Magistrate Court), Kyle Smith (Municipal Court), and Preston Tom (Out of County-Bernalillo).

MCSO Warrants

Emmanuel Arteaga-Resendiz, Yazzie Brett Orr, and Michael Villanueva.

Police Activity

Three stolen vehicles were...


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April Tyra Owens

10.15.17, 7:03 am

DWI, 1st Offense

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Josie Bowman was dispatched to State Highway 264 near Sagebrush Liquor in reference to a one-vehicle rollover.

At the scene, Deputy Bowman came into contact with the driver 23-year-old Owens. In response to questioning, Owens admitted having her last drink about five hours earlier and readily agreed to a field sobriety test. She claimed that another vehicle had followed her since the turnoff from U.S. Route 491, and then had run her off the road at the accident site, where her car ended up on its roof.

Owens did not pass the FST, but claimed it was because she hadn’t slept all night...

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