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On the run: Armed robbers, booze thieves

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The Gallup Police Department is searching for two Hispanic males who held up the clerk at El Dorado, the liquor store Aug. 3.

According to GPD Officer Matthew Graham, one of the responding officers, they was sent to El Dorado in reference to the clerk getting robbed at gunpoint. The suspects could only be identified as two...

GPD recovers stolen copper

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Gallup Police Department officers were sent to Armored Electric the morning of Aug. 3 to investigate a theft at the business.

According to GPD Detective Charles Wommack, officers responded and were able to gain access to surveillance video that showed two people in a white Chevrolet truck taking electric wiring from the business.

“The suspects are seen getting into the back of the Armored Electric truck where they proceed to take items from the back of the truck,” Wommack said in his search warrant request. “The first item was able to be carried out by one of the suspects. The next item was a large plastic bucket containing the various wire spools.”

Wommack said that he...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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East Side, Gallup

Gallup Police Department Officer Norman Bowman arrested Nelbert Lee, 34, of Church Rock, NM July 26 after he was identified as being the person who pushed down Zelda Cadman, 46, of Gallup and took money out of her pants pocket. Cadman told Bowman that $300 was taken, but $12 was recovered from Lee’s person. The incident took place in a field next to Gallup Detox.

GPD Officers were searching for a red van, which had run a stop sign, when they got word that a red van had crashed into a fence in the area of Bortot and Boyd. Officer Daniel Brown wrote in his report that there was signs of a vehicle crash and parts of the vehicle were left behind...


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Colleen Notah, 28, Ft. Defiance, Ariz.

July 19, 6:52 pm

Notah was arrested in the Wal-Mart parking lot after a witness followed her there and called into Metro Dispatch. Prior to entering Wal-Mart, the vehicle Notah was driving had, according to the police report as stated by witnesses, “drove on the side walk – then collided with the stroller while the (10month old) child was inside.”

The child was taken to the hospital, but did not appear to have any noticeable injuries. Witnesses told police that the vehicle continued on, without stopping, and went into the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin arrested Notah for...

Gallup drug dealers: Hooked and booked

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After various six month long investigations, six people were placed in jail on distribution charges. As reported in a previous addition, the Gallup Sun will not release the identity of undercover narcotics agents. Agent #1 and Agent #2 were met with at a secure location along with another agent and Capt. Rick White of the Gallup Police Department.

According to GPD, these are just the beginning.

“[There are] more to come,” Agent #2 said regarding narcotics arrest.


Kendrick Jim, 24, Gallup

According to the statement of probable cause, Agent #2 contacted Jim and set up a meet where the Agent purchased $80 worth of a “green leafy substance [that] had the...

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