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Body of missing man found

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Just after 3 pm on Aug. 28, Metro Dispatch received a report about a deceased person located north of the BNSF tracks, adjacent to Elizabeth Street and East Highway 66.

Gallup Police Department officers and detectives responded to the location and conducted an investigation to determine the cause of death.


Man receives second conviction for filming child pornography

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ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas secured a second felony conviction against Mark Webb, an Albuquerque man who secretly recorded graphic videos of an underage female in the bathroom Aug. 27.

Balderas previously convicted the same man of voyeurism at trial in 2016, yet the issue of whether Balderas could also go forward on additional charges of manufacturing child pornography in that case remained on appeal.

After the Court of Appeals agreed with Balderas’ position on appeal, Webb pleaded guilty to an additional count of second degree sexual exploitation of children by manufacture.

“This young survivor can now start to heal,” Balderas said. “The offender in this...

Owner of ABQ jewelry stores sentenced for fraud

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Store owner sold Filipino-made jewelry claiming it was Native-American-made

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. District Judge Judith C. Herrera of the District of New Mexico sentenced Nael Ali, 54, of Albuquerque, for violating the Indian Arts and Craft Act by fraudulently selling counterfeit Native American jewelry as Indian-Made Aug. 28.

Judge Herrera sentenced Ali, who previously pled guilty to two felony IACA charges, to six months of imprisonment followed by a year of supervised release. Ali was also ordered to pay $9,048.78 in restitution.

The IACA prohibits the offer or display for sale, or the sale of any good in a manner that falsely suggests that it is Native-produced, an Native...


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Corina Yazzie

Aug. 20, 7:22 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Department Officer Adrian Quetawki responded to a call at about 7:30 pm concerning a reckless vehicle on West U.S. Highway 66.

When he got to the site, according to the report, the car had been pulled over by another officer, and the driver was outside, swaying back and forth. The driver was identified as Corina Yazzie, 24, of Gallup.

Yazzie said she was coming back from the Shalimar and admitted she’d had two beers and two shots at the establishment before driving. She agreed to take the standardized field sobriety tests and when she failed them, she was arrested.

She posted samples of .25 and .24 during a breath...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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8/27, Gallup

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Anthony Morales said he was dispatched to the county jail at about 7 am Aug. 27 to take a report of an assault on an inmate by another inmate.

When he arrived, Morales met Valerie Lopez who said she was punched in the faced three times by another inmate. She said she did not swing back at the inmate.

According to the report, at that point, correctional guards arrived, and Lopez said one of them slammed her against the wall and placed her in handcuffs.

She said she was not supposed to have been placed in handcuffs because she didn’t do anything wrong.

Morales said he did not see any injuries on Lopez. He advised...

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