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Weekly DWI Reports

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Jaqueline Jean Smith

Dec. 29, 2:03 am

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Officer Iris Pinero was dispatched to the area of the 200 block of East Coal Avenue in connection with a driver passed out behind the wheel.

When she got to the scene, she said she found a car with heavy front end damage, Jaqueline Smith was...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, March 8

Gallup Patrolman Aaron Baldonado was dispatched to a residence on Linda Drive in reference to a female suspect throwing rocks at windows.

Baldonado made contact with the suspect, identified as Jessica Roanhorse, 28, of Flagstaff, Ariz., who began to walk away from the scene and became confrontational when Baldonado approached her. She appeared to have blood around her left eye, but did not answer when asked what happened to her.

After Baldonado was able to place Roanhorse in his unit, he made contact with the calling party, Marqual Lake, Roanhorse’s boyfriend. Lake said Roanhorse had been drinking before she arrived at his residence...

Public Service Announcement for sex offenders

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Sex offender registration for offenders who register with the McKinley County Sheriff's Office: Please be advised, while in-person registration is required by N.M. State statute, due to the current N.M. health emergency, as a precaution we have been given approval to register sex offenders over the phone.

Offenders who need to register or have questions about registration are to call:

McKinley County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registration: Judith Goins (505)722-8514

If you are a sex offender who resides on tribal land within McKinley County, please call the tribal police department you currently register with to verify with them any changes they might have.

Navajo Nation Police...

Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Interstate 40 in Cibola County

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Cibola County, NM - On March 18 at about 6:29 am, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatality. A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on the on-ramp of Exit 72 off Interstate 40, west of Grants.


The initial investigation indicated a 2006 Toyota was merging onto Interstate 40 westbound from the on-ramp of Exit 72. For reasons still under investigation, a pedestrian, identified as Herman Padilla, 39 of Albuquerque, who was a passenger in a parked Commercial Motor Vehicle on the on-ramp, was struck by the Toyota. Padilla succumbed to fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.


The driver of the Toyota, who will not be...

FBI arrest for bringing rifle across Arizona border

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Carlton Craig Sandoval, 38, of Window Rock, Ariz., has been charged federally with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.


The FBI arrested Sandoval in Gallup March 16.


Sandoval is accused of having a firearm in a vehicle in Navajo, N.M., on Jan. 1, 2020.


Special Agent Jonathan Labuhn explained in the complaint filed on February 20 that Sandoval is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition based on a 2015 charge for possession of drug paraphernalia in Maricopa County Arizona and a 2010 charge of aggravated driving or actual physical control while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, also in Maricopa County.


He was also...

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