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Gallup, Feb. 16

Gallup Officer Cindy Romancito was dispatched to the Howard Johnson, 2915 W. Hwy. 66, in reference to property damage.

When she arrived at the room specified in the call, she made contact with Lashonda Begay, who told her she and her ex-husband, Brian Shawn Scott, 41, of...

Arrests made in Gallup robbery

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Gallup Police officers were called to Walmart in Gallup in reference to an armed robbery about 7:30 pm on March 3. Two adult women, both of Gallup, were walking to their vehicle in the parking lot when they were stopped by Cody Howard, 33, of Mentmore, and Vanessa Reeves, 28, of Mentmore.

Howard allegedly brandished a pistol and even fired off a shot while demanding the women’s purses. The victims gave their purses to the robbers, who then fled the scene in a vehicle. The victims were not injured. Detectives were called to the scene.

Meanwhile, GPD officers searched for the suspects. At about 9:30 pm, they located the suspect vehicle in the area of Sonic North, 1001 Hwy. 491. The...

Sheriff's deputy involved shooting leaves one man injured

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The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted by the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a police shooting involving a McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy March 2.

State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that at around 11:30 pm, March 1, a McKinley County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the Flying J gas station located on Interstate 40 near mile post 39 for a call of a disorderly man. The deputy arrived to find the man on the westbound off ramp to Interstate 40 at around mile post 39.

During the encounter with the individual, the deputy fired his weapon and struck the individual. The man was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where...

Federal assault suspect caught

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A Ramah man is now being held in federal custody in Albuquerque after being charged with assault resulting in serious injury.

Nathan Singer Lee, born in 1994, was arrested on Feb. 7 in Gallup.

According to federal court records, Lee was arrested by tribal police on Feb. 1 at the home of the victim when he got in a fight with one of her neighbors. He got out of jail later that day and asked the victim, who is identified in court records only as “Jane Doe,” if he could stay at her house overnight.

She agreed, but began having problems with her guest when she found him in her kitchen at 3 am. She said she told him to go back to sleep, but he said he had been waiting up for her.


Drug, burglary bust in Gallup

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Following up on an alleged burglary early in the morning of Feb. 19, Gallup Police Department detectives and agents arrested Anthony Palacios, 44, and Faron Hildreth, 29, of Gallup.

The two allegedly burglarized a residence in Gallup. Further investigation led officers to the Redwood Lodge, Room #1, where police located a hoard of stolen property, including firearms, tools, and electronics. During the search, Narcotics Agents were called in after methamphetamine and heroin, packaged for distribution, were located in the room.

Palacios and Hildreth were booked on felony charges of burglary, larceny, criminal damage to property and conspiracy.

Further drug charges are pending for...

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