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Juan Casuse Jr, 52, Crownpoint, NM

Casuse was arrested May 16 on his fifth driving while intoxicated after McKinley County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) were called to the area of Highway 491 and Chino Loop in regards to a vehicle crash. He was also charged with lack of proof of insurance, vehicles approaching or...

Drunk woman abandons 8 year old

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Valcita Begay, 34, of Gallup, was arrested May 15 after Gallup Police Department officers were called to the apartments on Elm Circle to do a welfare check on a small female child.

According to the police report, filed by Officer Jessie Diaz, when they first arrived at the apartment, he saw a male carrying out a the child. T

The man, Robby Emerson, 29 of Church Rock, told Diaz that he was the girl’s uncle and that she had called him because she was scared of her mother.

Emerson’s sister arrived and gained access into the apartment that Begay was refusing to let the officer’s in.

Emerson and the child, reportedly told Diaz that she (the child) had been thrown down by Begay and...

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Gallup Police Department wants their citizens to wear their seat belts and watch out for scams. The Click It or Ticket National Mobilization period has begun and officers are working hard to check that all those traveling in vehicles are wearing their seat belts.

“Everybody wear your seat belts, everyone in the vehicle, even passengers have to wear their seat belts,” Capt. Rick White, spokesperson, said. “Seat belts save lives, all passengers in the vehicle have got to be buckled up or they will also get tickets.”

There is also another scam going around Gallup and McKinley County. According to White, citizens have been receiving phone calls from callers that tell them their...

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All citizens need to be watching their property, especially their mailboxes as thieves are stealing checks from incoming and outgoing mail in order to rewrite them and cash them for larger amounts. Gallup Police Capt. Rick White said that this has been going on for several weeks now and they need the public’s help to catch the culprits.

“Anybody who sees anyone tampering with mail needs to call the police,” he said. “They are going into mailboxes and altering checks, going into banks and attempting to cash them.”

White said it would be a good idea for citizens to mail checks by going directly to the post office and not leave them in the mailbox.

“Not only this crime, but...


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Tina Calavaza, 37, Gallup, N.M.

Calavaza was arrested May 5 after a vehicle crash in the area of Day Street and West Highway 66. Calavaza admitted to drinking 99 bananas and taking prescription medication. She was booked into the jail for DWI and for turning movements.

Cheryl Begay, 33, Vanderwagon, N.M.

Begay was seen by Gallup Police Officer Harland Soseeah traveling at almost 10 pm on May 9 without head lights. After a roadside breath test results showed Begay at a .20 and she failed several other field sobriety tests, she refused to take the breath test and was charged with aggravated DWI, driver’s license suspended and/or revoked, no insurance and the original headlight...

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