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Gallup, April 8

Gallup Police are investigating the robbery of a local business in which several thousand dollars worth of items were taken.

Angel Hernandez reported the items being stolen from Big Bear Beads, 988 North Ninth St., sometime during the night of April 8. Entry was made in the rear of...


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Lyle J. Black

April 7, 4:20 am

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Deputy Clayton Etsitty was on routine patrol near Speedy’s Gas Station in Black Hat on April 7 when he was approached by a motorist who said they had spotted an older model Dodge Ram truck traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of State 264.

Etisitty called into Metro Dispatch and then met with MCSO Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling, and the two made contact with the vehicle near 1084 Highway 264. The vehicle pulled into Speedy’s and stopped at the fuel pump and Black, 25, of Window Rock, exited the vehicle.

According to Etsitty, Black had bloodshot, watery eyes and responded “No” when asked if he had been...

Native American woman found dead

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Gallup Police responded to a medical call at the south end of Arnold Street shortly before noon April 10. Officers and medical units arrived on scene to find a Native American female unresponsive on the ground.

Medical personnel performed emergency care procedures, but the woman could not be revived. Gallup police detectives took over the scene.

No signs of foul play were evident and authorities have identified the woman as Sherrilee Bryant, 47, of Gallup. The death is under investigation.

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Gallup, April 6

Gallup Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on April 6 at a home on Red Rock Drive.

The homeowner told police someone had entered his residence and had gotten in by prying open a back screen. He said he had a number of guns inside the house and he wanted police to search it before he entered.

When the search was completed, they found three guns missing, as well as some jewelry and three gold coins. The items that were missing were valued at more than $4,600.

There are no suspects.



Gallup, March 29

A quiet night out at the Sports Page Bar on March 29 ended for one patron with a bloody face.

Jim Haskie, of...

Two suspects sought in Family Dollar robbery

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The Gallup Police Department is looking for two men involved in the robbery of the Family Dollar Store located at the American Heritage Shopping Center April 5.

According to police, the two men came in and robbed the clerk of an unspecified amount of money at knifepoint. During the robbery, one of the men was heard saying “Get the gun. Get the gun,” according to the report. However, no gun was displayed during the robbery.

Police have video surveillance of the incident which shows that both men were black. Both were wearing caps, but had no covering over their faces.

The first suspect is described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slim build. He was wearing faded jeans...

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