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Edna Jean Smith

Dec. 15, 6:06 pm

DWI (1st)

Gallup Police Officer Patrick Largo said he was parked on Coal Avenue when he noticed a red Buick go past him at a high rate of speed.

He conducted a traffic stop and came in contact with the driver - Edna Jean Smith, 42, of Gallup, who said she knew she was being...

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Gallup, Feb. 7

A Vanderwagen man is facing aggravated assault and shoplifting charges after he attempted to steal fireworks and beer from Love’s Travel Center and the Navajo Travel Center on West Highway 66.

Gallup police were called to Love’s about 2:49 am on Feb. 7. When they got there, they found Stewart Gishie, 42, of Vanderwagen, being detained by business personnel.

James Renden, the manager of the nearby Navajo Travel Center, said he saw Gishie take $150 worth of fireworks from his store. He followed him outside to Gishie’s car whereupon Gishie hit him on his torso with his car door in an attempt to escape.

Renden said Gishie then began...

FBI offering reward for information in Red Rock man's death

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of James Naswood, of Red Rock, N.M.On Nov. 8, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm, Naswood was found deceased in the front passenger seat of a red Pontiac Grand Am on New Mexico Highway 602 between mile markers 19 and 20 in Red Rock, on the Navajo Nation.Naswood, 48, was last seen at approximately 11 am on Nov. 7, 2019.The cause of death is not being released at this time.The FBI is investigating with the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety.Anyone with information about this death is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Field Office...

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Prewitt, Feb 3

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Blackgoat was dispatched to a residence in Prewitt at 9:55 pm in regard to a report of a person with a shotgun inside a residence, possibly aiming at someone. He advised Metro Dispatch to have Navajo Nation Police respond since the home may have been on the Navajo Nation.

Lieutenant M. Yazzie and Blackgoat arrived on the scene at about 10:22 pm and met with an officer from the NMSP. After Sergeant S. Bennett and the Navajo Nation Police arrived, all units approached the residence. Blackgoat saw two people outside standing by a pickup truck. When Blackgoat made contact, the two began...

Dead man found near BNSF rail yard

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Gallup Police Department has identified a man found deceased near the BNSF rail yard, under Munoz Overpass, Feb. 6.

GPD Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo said the call on the Native American man came in shortly after 9 am.

Pictures of the man were shown around until he was recognized. Next of kin was notified. Gallup Police has given his identity as Anderson Albert, 42, of St. Michaels, Ariz.

Toadlena-Pablo said there were no signs of foul play, and at this stage, it’s not clear if the overnight icy weather played a factor in the man’s death.

The Office of the Medical Investigator will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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