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GPD’s tips to guarding against vehicle burglaries

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Within the past few weeks the Gallup Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies have investigated numerous vehicle burglaries, GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said in a press release. Some arrests have been made and other arrests are anticipated, as this is an ongoing investigation.

Vehicle burglaries are one of...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Jan. 21

A Gallup man reported being assaulted with a hammer Jan. 21 when he was walking on Marguerite Street.

The victim said he was walking near Lowe’s west side at about 10:30 p.m. when a man who had a bandana over the bottom portion of his face approached him and hit him over the head. He said he thought at first the object was an axe, but realized later it was a hammer.

He said after he was hit, he pushed the man away and he fled.

Police looked for the suspect without success. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.



Gallup, Jan. 21

Officials at the Jefferson Elementary School are reporting that...


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Felicia Lynn James

Jan. 22, 6:00 am

Aggravated DWI (first offense)

McKinley County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the six-mile marker on New Mexico Highway 371 in connection with a report of a hit and run.

An investigation revealed that the driver who fled the scene had received extensive front-end to her vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the sheriff’s office received a report of a car parked alongside the road with extensive front-end damage.

When deputies arrived at the site, they found Felicia James, 27, of Thoreau, N.M., behind the wheel with a bloody nose and a swollen lip from the accident. She also showed signs of being intoxicated.

She refused to take field...

Details emerge from Thursday Alamogordo police shooting

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – A gun fight between New Mexico State Police and two Alamogordo man ended Thursday without injuries to all involved.

Otero County Sheriff’s Office and Alamogordo Department of Public Safety assisted in taking LaBruce Powell, 35, and Travis Powell, 31, both of Alamogordo, were taken into custody after a tense late evening standoff.

Shortly after 11 pm, New Mexico State Police uniformed officers in Alamogordo were alerted to a silver GMC SUV that fled the U.S. Border Patrol check point on U.S. 70 and was being pursued by Border Patrol and Otero County Sheriff's deputies towards Alamogordo.

State Police responded to assist in the pursuit. During the course of the...

Bosque Farm police get in scuffle with car thief; shots fired

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VALENCIA COUNTY – A frantic call to police led to a chase then an officer involved shooting Thursday.

Bosque Farms Police Department received a call from a stolen vehicle victim. The victim advised officers she was in the Peralta area traveling behind her stolen vehicle, which was a silver Kia Optima. As the victim followed her stolen vehicle, a suspect from within the stolen vehicle allegedly fired shots toward her.

Bosque Farms Police Department located the silver Kia Optima in Peralta, NM and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit ended on El Cerro Loop near Toy Lane in Los Lunas, N.M., where the passenger of the vehicle was taken into custody immediately. The driver lead...

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