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One dead in Cibola County crash

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One person died and two others were sent to an area hospital in a May 10 two-vehicle crash along Interstate 40 in Cibola County, officials said.

Carl Christiansen, public information officer with the New Mexico State Police, said at around 1:41 pm that a Ford pickup truck was hit by a commercial vehicle near mile marker 95...

Family injured in DWI-related crash

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Avery Thomas was released from McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $3,000 cash bond May 15, two days after he injured a mom and her two daughters in a suspected drunk driving crash.

According to Gallup Police Department Harland Soseeah’s report, Thomas, who was driving a Chevrolet Suburban, flew through a stop sign at the intersection of Aztec Avenue and 7th Street and struck Marieta Buck’s Chevrolet Cruze around noon May 13.

GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said a 4-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported to UNM hospital in Albuquerque for treatment of skull fractures.

Buck, 27, who is pregnant, told the officer that her water broke. The other child, an...

DWI First Time Offenders

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NAME: Michael M. Platero

AGE: 34

BOOKED: 5/8/17

NOTE: Agg. DWI; Open Container

NAME: John Robert Silva

AGE: 46

BOOKED: 5/7/17


NAME: Jordan G. Benally

AGE: 20

BOOKED: 3/30/17


NAME: Teselle R. Coan

AGE: 28

BOOKED: 3/29/17

NOTE: Agg. DWI; Open Container; Accident: struck fence/vehicles

NAME: Gerome Gibson

AGE: 36

BOOKED: 2/7/17


NAME: Billy Begay, Jr.

AGE: 53

BOOKED: 2/4/17

NOTE: Accident: Struck pole

NAME: Reynold Bahe

AGE: 23

BOOKED: 2/2/17


DWI Reports for 2nd offenders +,  normally scheduled for this week, will be available in next week’s edition.

Gallup rape case charges to be refiled Filing mishap WAS A misunderstanding

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The case of a rape kit not being submitted to the state on time appears to be a big misunderstanding, officials said.

As such, the charges in the case are expected to be refiled in the near future and the case re-opened, Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said. Spencer did not give a date in the situation.

“The deadlines were originally met. Everything on our part was properly filed,” Spencer said. “We don’t anticipate a problem going forward.”

The situation relates to a reported rape at the EconoLodge, 3101 W. Historic Highway 66, on Nov. 20, 2016. Major Singh, 47, of Bakersville, Calif., and a cook at the Bombay Restaurant...

Alleged rapist released from jail

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Official: DEADLINE not met

The case against a Gallup man charged with criminal sexual penetration in the second degree was dismissed May 5 due to a city police detective not submitting a rape test to the state by a prescribed deadline, court documents show.

Major Singh, 47, of Bakersville, Calif., and working in Gallup as a cook at the Bombay Restaurant and Buffet, 3404 W. Historic Highway 66, was released from the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on May 5 after the deadline mishap.

The deadline matter was disputed by the Gallup detective who said in court papers that the information was sent.

Eleventh District Judicial Court judge Robert Aragon gave the McKinley County...
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