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Encuentro’s home health aide (HHA) program launches radio PSA

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The only Spanish-based HHA program in the nation announces its class size expansion

ALBUQUERQUE – In recognition of November as National Family caregivers Month, the non-profit organization Encuentro is looking to garner the attention of aspiring Spanish-speaking students looking to get involved in the Home Health Aide...


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The legal limit is .08

Fabian L. Garcia

Oct. 30, 8:27 pm

DWI, aggravated (3rd)

Gallup Police Department Officer Tammy Houghtaling was dispatched to the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving a silver Dodge pickup that collided with a house before fleeing the scene. Shortly after, a vehicle matching the description was found pulling into the Fire Rock Casino parking lot after being unable to maintain the traffic lane. Sgt. Wallace Billie and a casino security officer approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Fabian Garcia, 31.

According to the report, Garcia was found slouched in the driver’s seat, and officers had a difficult time waking him. When he...

Gallup man in custody after stabbing a woman in the chest

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Gallup resident Aaron Nez, 30, has been arrested and remains in custody at McKinley County Adult Detention Center in regards to his suspected role in a violent assault that occurred Nov. 2, according to jail reports.

The stabbing occurred outside of Burger King on 2400 E. Highway 66. Upon arrival at the scene, Officer Jeremy Shirley of the Gallup Police Department found the victim lying on the ground with a stab wound to the chest.

According the arrest affidavit, the victim said that she had been outside the Burger King when Nez approached her and began to harass her, blocking her entrance to the building and calling her names.

“I can kill you,” she said that he told her...

Travis Pinto wanted in connection with Halloween burglaries

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The man responsible for a string of Halloween robberies is currently at large, Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer said at press time, Nov. 10.

He’s wanted on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

Travis Pinto, 23, of Vanderwagen, faces three counts of robbery, seven counts of false imprisonment and one count of tampering with evidence following a string of armed robberies on Oct. 31.

In all, he made off with an iPad Pro and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The first robbery occurred just after 6 pm, when employees at the AT&T store on 815 Metro Ave called police with a report of a masked man with what appeared to be a handgun robbing the store. Reportedly, the man later identified...

GPD: Arrest made in drug raid

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A Gallup woman, arrested Nov. 1 as the result of a drug investigation and raid, was bonded out of jail 24 hours later, records show.

Terri Medina, 43, was jailed at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on possession of a controlled substance with the intent to traffic and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Medina got out of jail Nov. 2 on a $5,000 bond, according to jail records.

Marinda Spencer, public information officer at the Gallup Police Department, said Medina’s arrest came after a three-month investigation in which several controlled buys of methamphetamine were done by undercover informants. The GPD and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office participated in...

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