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Shiprock man sentenced for assault

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ALBUQUERQUE – Lance Wilson, 31, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced Aug. 29 in federal court in Santa Fe to 60 months in prison for his conviction on an assault charge.

Wilson will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Wilson was arrested...

Police hold checkpoints, patrols across state in September

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State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of September.

“We are bringing awareness to these events to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising,” an Aug. 27 New Mexico State Police press release reads. “These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.”

Human remains found at Thoreau landfill

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Staff Reports

Gallup Police Department reported today that detectives, along with the help of other agencies, recovered human remains at Red Rock Regional Landfill in Thoreau Aug. 28.

GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said the identity of the recovered remains has yet to be determined. An anonymous report of a possible homicide triggered the search, which was two weeks ago and is still ongoing.

Detectives, led by Lt. Billy Padavich, began their search with the help of the staff at the landfill. Billy Moore, the manager of Red Rock landfill, and his operations crew worked alongside detectives and sifted through the mounds of garbage.

The operators used heavy machinery to move the tons of...

GPD Silver Alert: Maria Guadalupe Lowe

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The Gallup Police Department seeks the public's assistance in locating Maria Guadalupe Lowe, a Hispanic female, 79-years-old, 5-foot-1, weighing 95 pounds, with gray short hair and brown eyes.

Lowe was last seen wearing a faded blue button-up short sleeve shirt and blue jeans — she was last seen on Aug. 24 at around 2 am leaving the Catholic Church on South Puerco in Gallup.

Lowe is missing and is believed to be in danger if not located.

Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Silver Alert is asked to call the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2231 or 911.

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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8/22, Vanderwagen

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee said he and another deputy, Frank Villa, were dispatched to a residence on U.S. Highway 491 on Aug. 22 at about 2 am in connection with a domestic dispute.

When the deputies arrived at the scene, they met a woman outside the building. She said she and Jonathan Dayton, 44, of Vanderwagen had been drinking and got into an argument, during which Dayton became very upset and began to yell at her and slam things. The woman said she went into her room and locked the door, according to the report.

The woman told the police that Dayton then began tearing the molding off the door and...

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