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Man charged with murder in 2nd Street stabbing

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Despite first responders’ life saving measures, a 26-year-old man died Oct. 3 from stab wounds sustained during an alleged confrontation with another man near Second Street and Hill Avenue.

Gallup Police responded to the area near Octavia Fellin Public Library shortly before 1 pm and found the badly injured victim...


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Michelle Anderson 
Sept. 28, 3:15 am
Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee said he was dispatched to the T&R Gas Station north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491 in connection with a report of a driver at the station who may have been intoxicated.

Lee said when he got to the station, he met the business’s security guard who told him he watched the car enter the station and saw the driver swerve as he was coming in. The driver then allegedly tried to turn around, and hit a cable barrier.

The vehicle was still at the station, so Lee said he went over to talk to the driver who was asleep inside the vehicle. He woke her up, and as he did, he said he...

Drunk school bus driver arrested

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WINDOW ROCK — The Navajo Police Department arrested a community school bus driver Sept. 24 at 6:59 pm, near the Vanderwagen community.

According to the arresting officer, information came from a parent who was alerted by their child, a passenger on the bus. The child indicated the bus driver was driving dangerously on the road.

The parent was able to intercept the bus and remove the keys from the ignition while safely removing the remaining three children from the bus.

The Window Rock District of the NPD responded and subsequently arrested the bus driver who was booked into the Window Rock Detention Center for DUI, endangering a child and reckless driving.

The remaining children...

Life sentence for convicted Albuquerque murderer

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ALBUQUERQUE  – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Sept. 25 a sentence in excess of life imprisonment for Ameer Muhammad, the man convicted of the Albuquerque murder of Aaron Sieben in 2017.

Muhammad was found guilty of first degree felony murder, armed robbery, and shoplifting in July after Balderas took the case to trial.

“We have worked tirelessly to provide justice for Mr. Sieben’s family,» Attorney General Hector Balderas said. «Today, they can finally know that the man who has caused them so much pain has been punished to the fullest extent provided by law.”

In March, 2017, Muhammad attacked Sieben near an Albuquerque gas station, fatally stabbing him, before...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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9/26, Gallup

The MCSO is investigating a robbery that took place at about 7 pm Sept. 26 at the T&R Rope and Feed Center north of Gallup.

A clerk at the store said two men in blue jeans and black hoodies entered the store. One man wore sun glasses and went to the back of the store while the other man approached the clerk at the cash register.

The man who approached the clerk appeared to be intoxicated, the clerk said, and began to speak, but he was incomprehensible.

The man who had gone to the back of the store started walking at a fast pace to the front door and appeared to have placed something inside his jacket. He was told to stop, said the clerk.

The man in...

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