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Thoreau man charged with rape

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A Thoreau man is now facing sexual assault charges after the victim’s mother reportedly rescued her daughter after she had been raped and beaten by the suspect.

Bryon Pahe, 28, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration, aggravated battery on a household member, assault to commit a serious felony, false...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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6/8, Gallup

Gallup police discovered a car on fire behind Ellis Tanner Trading Post on June 8.

By the time firefighters arrived on scene, about 6 am, the vehicle was totally engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to put out the fire in minutes.

Shoe prints were found showing that someone had walked north away from the vehicle but a search of the area found no one. Police were able to trace the owner of the vehicle who lived in Lupton, Ariz.

The Navajo Police have been called in an effort to let the owner know what happened to her vehicle.


6/5, Navajo Nation

A family was riding their bikes in the China Loop area about 7:30 pm when...

A stabbing mystery – man changes story about who attacked him

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Gallup police are trying to find the man who stabbed a Manuelito man, but it hasn’t been easy since the victim has given different stories about what happened.

Gallup Patrolman Douglas Hoffman said he was dispatched about 3:30 pm on June 7 to the Shell Gas Station at 3308 W. Highway 66 in reference to a man being stabbed, and then walking into the business.

When he got there, he saw Mitchell Williams, 43, of Manuelito, N.M. sitting in the garage connected to the gas station. Hoffman said he could see three stab wounds on William’s upper left arm and one stab wound on his lower back.

He asked Williams who had stabbed him and Williams replied the guy from the fight the other day...

Albuquerque man can’t stay away from trouble

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Gantar: Arrested twice in recent months

An Albuquerque man, already arrested twice this year for car burglary, has now been arrested for assaulting five children.

Richard Gantar, 35, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault on May 27.

According to Gallup Police, the call came in about 2:45 pm in connection with a report of a burglary in progress. Metro Dispatch instructed officers responding to the scene that the homeowners had come home and said the suspect had a bat.

When police arrived on the scene, one of the children pointed out the house where the burglary had reportedly taken place. The 10-year-old girl also told police that she thought the suspect with a bat was...


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Renelda Begay

May 26, 2:17 am

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Patrolman Andrew Thayer was on routine patrol about 2:17 am when he noticed a car parked behind 107 West Coal Ave. with its engine running and what looked like the driver passed out behind the wheel.

As he drove toward the vehicle to do a welfare check, he watched as the vehicle accelerate forward, striking a metal pole in the parking lot. The driver then reversed and appeared to be ready to drive away when Thayer turned on his lights and did a traffic stop.

He then watched the driver, identified as Renelda Begay, 29 of Sanders, Ariz., slowly place the vehicle into park. Thayer said he asked her to roll down her window and...

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