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Gallup man wanted for attempted murder

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This is a developing story, please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

A local Gallup man, Ryan “Bama” Westman, is wanted for allegedly beating a man on the head with a blunt object, according to McKinley County Sheriff’s Department investigators.

At press time Jan. 25, MCSO Inv. Merle Bates said police...

Gamerco burglar steals safe, jewelry

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Reports of a burglary on #800 Draco St. Jan. 23, brought McKinley County Sheriff’s Officers to the scene shortly after 1 pm, where a number of people were found crowding in front of the house. Dep. Jonathan Todachine Jr. witnessed as one woman, the daughter of the victim, began yelling at a man and accusing him of breaking into her mother’s home and stealing money from a safe, along with medication and jewelry, according to the police report.

The money in the safe totaled $3,000.

The woman, 37, pointed officers to the suspect’s shoes, which matched prints in the snow leading up to the window of the residence.

The suspect, Andrew Falcon, 41, was allegedly standing in the front...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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1/23, Gallup

McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Ivan Tsethlikai Jr. was dispatched to 300 West Nizhoni Blvd. after reports of a man in the area with meth in his possession. After arriving, Tsethlikai met Justin Pemberton, 32. There were no other drugs on Pemberton, according to the police report. He was booked for possession and an outstanding bench warrant.


1/18, Gallup

As Gallup Police Department Officer Terrance Peyketewa responded to a call of a male drunk driver that was donning a checkered shirt and staggering into the 49er Lounge, he found only the dark pickup truck matching dispatch’s description.

But it wasn’t long before the man...

Chinle man sentenced after sexual contact with a minor

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –Judge Stephen M. McNamee has sentenced Gary Cody Francis, 55, of Chinle, Ariz., to 156 months in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release. Francis had previously pleaded guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact with a minor.

On Sept. 8, 2016, Francis, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, knowingly engaged in sexual contact with the minor victim, who is also an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Division of Public Safety Criminal Investigations. The prosecution was handled by Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of...

Mustang east robbed at gunpoint

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Staff Reports

Shortly before 1 am Friday, the Mustang at 3440 E. Highway 66, was robbed at gunpoint.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said that detectives are currently investigating video footage and clues from the holdup, so there's only a few details available this morning.

She did say there's more than one suspect involved, but didn't have their descriptions immediately available.

When asked if the Mustang robbery was possibly connected to the Wednesday evening armed robbery of Front Row Seat, 2824 E. Highway 66, Spencer said it's something that's too early to tell, but detectives are investigating all leads.

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