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Member of Grant County meth ring sentenced to prison

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ALBUQUERQUE – Gary Lee Romero, 32, of Santa Clara, N.M., was sentenced June 1 in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 63 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Romero is one of twelve defendants charged with methamphetamine trafficking...

One fatally shot in San Rafael standoff

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SAN RAFAEL – Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in a seven-hour incident that resulted in the death of a homicide suspect in San Rafael May 26.

Acting on an anonymous tip, New Mexico State Police officers arrived at a San Rafael residence to apprehend Hector Gamboa, according to information provided by the NMSP public information office. Gamboa was wanted in Albuquerque on suspicion of homicide in connection with the death of his girlfriend earlier this month. Officers received permission to search the residence, where Gamboa then barricaded himself.

NMSP information states the first officers on the scene perceived a threat to officer safety and fell back, establishing a...

DWI First Time Offenders

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NAME: Jason R. Armstrong

AGE: 39

BOOKED: 5/10/17

NOTE: Agg.

NAME: Direne Belingache

AGE: 52

BOOKED: 5/2/17

NOTE: Agg.

NAME: Jason Hart Toadlena

AGE: 47

BOOKED: 5/13/17

NAME: Jonathan Nez

AGE: 23

BOOKED: 2/8/17

NOTE: Poss. of Marijuana below 1 oz.

NAME: Jonathan Largo

AGE: 29

BOOKED: 1/29/17

NOTE: Agg.; Open Container

NAME: Avelar Nachin

AGE: 45

BOOKED: 1/8/17


NAME: Nelbert Yazzie

AGE: 57

BOOKED: 1/8/17

NOTE: Agg.; Open Container

Gallup man jailed on assault, weapons charges

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A Gallup man, jailed since March at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, was given an October 24 trial date after a run-in with a McKinley County sheriff’s deputy, records show.

Patrick Barbone, 21, went before 11th Judicial Court Judge Lindy Bennett May 11 to give his side on an incident involving aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, negligent use of a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed deadly weapon charges, according to jail records.

Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero of the MCSO held Barbone at gunpoint after Barbone threatened a security guard at the Flying J Truck Stop in Jamestown. The report states that Guerrero encountered an intoxicated Barbone who refused to put his...

GPD looking for stabbing suspect Quentin “Q” White

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Trailer park party ends in violence

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Gallup man in a stabbing that took place May 20 at the Hillcrest Mobile Home Park along east Aztec Avenue and that ended at the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.

According to the arrest warrant, Quentin “Q” White, 19, was at a party at the trailer park with Levi Dawes and other people. The party was at the residence of David Turner, the warrant says.

Dawes and White fought over something and had to be separated by some other people attending the function, the arrest warrant states. Dawes eventually left the party and got into a car driven by his sister, Desiree Dawes. That’s when he noticed that he...

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