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Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory issued by Gallup Police

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The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory from the Gallup Police Department. Please refer all media inquiries to the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2002.

The Gallup Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Emmanuel Gavin...

School board to vote on renaming school district

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Public can vote online

Gallup McKinley County Schools could have a new name down the road, depending on the outcome of the discussion to be held by the Board of Education at an upcoming meeting.

No information about the meeting is available at this time, including the projected cost, except that it will occur later in May.

The discussion was supposed to be held during the April 29 meeting, but it was tabled after a motion by Board Secretary Michael Schaaf, stating more time was needed to gather feedback from the public.

The decision to table was not without opposition, however.

“We’re capable of making the decision [on our own],” Dist. 1 member Kevin Mitchell said during the...

State police agents make arrest in Rita Jaramillo case

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LOS LUNAS, N.M. – On Oct. 1, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was asked to assist the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office with a missing persons case.

On Sept. 23, the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was called to a trailer house that had been burned belonging to Rita Jaramillo at 6 San Luis Rey Place in the El Cerro Mission District of Los Lunas. Deputies learned from family members that they haven’t heard from Rita Jaramillo since Sept. 20.

Valencia County detectives had reason to believe there was foul play involved so Jaramillo was listed as missing and the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate the case.

On April 29...

Gallup joins Cinco de Mayo Super-blitz

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Buckle up for safety

The Gallup Police Department will participate in the Cinco de Mayo Super-blitz by conducting Buckle up and Click It or Ticket enforcement.  The campaign will run from May 1-7 throughout the City of Gallup, at the same time as other DWI enforcement campaigns are being conducted. This effort is to increase safety for all who will be traveling New Mexico roads.

For more information, contact Gallup Police Department (505) 863-9365.

Woman wanted on murder charge

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Trudy Martinez, 28, of Twin Lakes on the Navajo Nation, is wanted by the FBI on a federal criminal complaint charging her with murder.

Martinez is accused of fatally shooting another adult in Twin Lakes on April 26.

She fled the scene with her own children, 10-and-9-year-old girls and a 5-year-old boy.

Martinez is also charged with use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and crimes occurring in Indian County.

Martinez is 5’3” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

She should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Martinez’s whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of...

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