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State police investigating use of force incident involving Gallup police

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On June 28, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a use-of-force incident involving an intoxicated male and the Gallup Police Department.

State Police agents learned on June 28 at around 8:30 pm, GPD officers were dispatched to the JCPenney to remove an intoxicated male. The male was...

WANTED: Robert Gorman

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DOB: 8/11/1981 Ht. 5’7” Wt. 157

Last known address: 304 East Hill Ave. Gallup, NM / 3712 Dulce Ct. Gallup, NM

Vehicle description: Newer model Ford Fiesta Car Black in color, has a doughnut left rear tire.  Robert Gorman is wearing an arm sling on his left arm due to a recent injury.


Any information pertaining to his whereabouts or if contact is made with him please contact:

Investigator Frank Villa

Investigations Division (505) 722-8514

Pedestrian fatally struck on I-40

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THOREAU, N.M. – New Mexico State Police is asking for the public's help for any details about a man hit and killed on I-40 July 2.

State Police responded to a report of a person laying in the roadway in the north bound lane of Interstate 40 around mile post 55 near Thoreau, N.M. shortly before 5 am July 2.

Officers arrived on scene to find Ferland Johnson, 23, of Thoreau deceased after apparently being struck by an unknown vehicle. Investigators believe this may have occurred in the early morning hours the same day Johnson was discovered.

This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police with assistance from the Crash Reconstruction Unit. If anyone has any...


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Marlinda Sarah Jake

June 7 6:42 pm

Aggravated DWI (3rd offense)

Dep. Cecil Sanders saw a GMC truck matching the description of a vehicle that was swerving all over the road on State Hwy. 371 in Thoreau. He saw a woman get into the maroon extended cab pickup and drive it forward, then turn around and park on the east side of a Red Mesa gas station. He drove over to do a wellness check and made contact with Marlinda Sarah Jake, the driver.

As Jake exited the vehicle, Sanders noticed an open “Four Loko” gold can on the console.  Sanders smelled alcohol. Her eyes appeared blood shot and her speech seemed slurred.  She told the deputy she was drinking, but not that...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, June 21

After being advised that two inmates had gotten into a fistfight and one of them wanted to file a complaint against the other, McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Ben Benally was dispatched to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center.

When Benally met with Damon Williams, 23, of Gamerco, he was told that Brian McIntire, 33, of Carlsbad, was talking harshly towards Williams the night before, and that he was assaulted by McIntire when he stood up to him.

Correctional officers intervened, and Williams left with a scratch on his face with no other indicated injuries.

Benally spoke with McIntire about the incident, but McIntire did not cooperate with...

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