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A Gallup Police Department officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Grandview after a call about a thwarted gardening tool theft on Nov. 10. A Gallup woman, 66, told police that the suspect “grabbed their garden tools,” according to the report.

When her husband confronted the man and...

FBI reveals hate crime stats from 2016

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On Nov. 13, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program released Hate Crime Statistics, 2016. The latest annual compilation of bias-motivated offenses compiles and examines data reported throughout the U.S.

The newest report—which provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes—reveals that for 2016, law enforcement agencies reported 6,121 criminal incidents that were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity.

Participants in UCR’s Hate Crime Statistics Program included 15,254 law enforcement agencies in the 2016 report. These agencies provided from one to...


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The legal limit is .08

Jovanna Bitah

Nov. 6, 11:53 pm

1st DWI, Aggravated

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnson Lee was responding to a call from Metro Dispatch about two women in a vehicle allegedly damaging another vehicle with a hammer when he stopped Bitah, 34, on State Highway 602. Lee confirmed the license plate from the call as a match for Bitah’s. He noticed a “strong odor” of alcohol inside the car, according to the police report.

Lee placed Bitah under arrest after she failed two field sobriety tests. Lee then found several open bottles of Fireball in the car. Bitah was given a breath test back at the MCSO, where she blew a 0.16 and a 0.15.



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Weekly Police Activity Reports

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