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The legal limit is .08

Christina Martin

March 25, 2:01 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

A domestic dispute in the parking lot of Motel 6 drew the attention of one employee, who in turn called the police. When Gallup Police Department Officer Andrew Thayer arrived the two quarreling lovers were parting ways in their...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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3/25, Gallup

It’s not clear from Gallup Police Department Officer Victor Rodriguez’s report on what the motive was for Jimmy Silago allegedly stabbing a man in the neck with a box cutter.

According to the report that briefly notes eyewitness and the victim’s accounts, a female driver was giving Silago a ride when he reached up from the backseat and stabbed the male sitting in the front seat with a red box cutter.

Silago was still in the vehicle when Rodriguez arrived on scene at the 300 block of Black Diamond. He cooperated with the police. However, absent was the victim. He had made his way back to his home at the Black Diamond Trailer Park. The...

Cleveland charged with murder of NN police officer

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Incident stems from Casamero Lake DV call

Kirby Cleveland wasn’t having a good night March 11. He was irritable and making negative comments toward his wife and kids. When he went outside the family’s Casamero Lake (Prewitt) residence with a rifle, his common law wife, listed in a criminal complaint as “K.T.” sensed something wrong.

“K.T. advised that on the evening of March 11, she was home watching movies with her children. Cleveland was at home as well. Cleveland was drinking. Cleveland started to get drunk and angry. He started to make mean comments to her and the children. At some point, Cleveland grabbed a rifle from the house and went outside.

“When he left the...

Child sexual abuser pleads guilty in federal court

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ALBUQUERQUE – Patrick Begay, 43, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Churchrock pled guilty March 17 in federal court in Albuquerque, to an abusive sexual contact charge.

The plea agreement recommends that Begay be sentenced within the range of 144 to 216 months in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Begay will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Begay was arrested in November on a four-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 from November 2013 through December 2015, and engaging in sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 on Jan. 6, 2016.

According to...

Shiprock man sentenced to 10 years for shooting woman

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ALBUQUERQUE – Norman Yazzie, 56, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced March 21 in federal court in Albuquerque to 10 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

Yazzie was arrested in May 2016 on a criminal complaint charging him with assault and firearms offenses on April 29, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County. According to the complaint, Yazzie shot the victim with a rifle in the forehead and the knee, causing her to suffer serious bodily injury.

Yazzie subsequently was indicted on May 24, and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a...

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