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Pedestrian fatally struck on I-40

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THOREAU, N.M. – New Mexico State Police is asking for the public's help for any details about a man hit and killed on I-40 July 2.

State Police responded to a report of a person laying in the roadway in the north bound lane of Interstate 40 around mile post 55 near Thoreau, N.M. shortly before 5 am July 2.





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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Marlinda Sarah Jake

June 7 6:42 pm

Aggravated DWI (3rd offense)

Dep. Cecil Sanders saw a GMC truck matching the description of a vehicle that was swerving all over the road on State Hwy. 371 in Thoreau. He saw a woman get into the maroon extended cab pickup and drive it forward, then turn around and park on the east side of a Red Mesa gas station. He drove over to do a wellness check and made contact with Marlinda Sarah Jake, the driver.

As Jake exited the vehicle, Sanders noticed an open “Four Loko” gold can on the console.  Sanders smelled alcohol. Her eyes appeared blood shot and her speech seemed slurred.  She told the deputy she was drinking, but not that...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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INMATE FIGHT

Gallup, June 21

After being advised that two inmates had gotten into a fistfight and one of them wanted to file a complaint against the other, McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Ben Benally was dispatched to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center.

When Benally met with Damon Williams, 23, of Gamerco, he was told that Brian McIntire, 33, of Carlsbad, was talking harshly towards Williams the night before, and that he was assaulted by McIntire when he stood up to him.

Correctional officers intervened, and Williams left with a scratch on his face with no other indicated injuries.

Benally spoke with McIntire about the incident, but McIntire did not cooperate with...

Large marijuana haul found in truck of hotel guest

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Gallup police were called to Comfort Suites at 1:11 am June 26 in response to a report by security personnel.  Officers were told about a man pushing “bags” between the fence dividing Comfort Suites and Townhouse Suites. Those bags were later discovered to be full of marijuana.

When officers checked the registration of a male they were questioning, it matched a vehicle in the Comfort Suites lot.  They found a 2007 silver Toyota Tundra with a damaged bed cover. They noticed a large quantity of narcotics inside.

The male was Clarence Begay, 24 of Prewitt, N. M. Begay admitted to breaking into the vehicle and taking eight bags of “weed” from the truck.

Officers also made...

Aggravated robbery turns into pot bust

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Weapons pulled outside the Gallup Indian Medical Center

Staff Reports

On June 21, shortly after noon, Gallup police responded to a call at the Gallup Indian Medical Center after an employee said there was a male who pulled a firearm and demanded money from someone outside the building.

The male with the weapon was described as Native American, about six feet tall, with a thin build and short hair, wearing a black and white checkered long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Police talked to the victim; also a male.  That person, later identified as Elijah Ivan Touchine, of Churchrock, said the man with the gun was Isaiah.  That was the only name he knew him by.  Touchine said the two were...

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