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Gallup, Sept. 6

McKinley County Sheriff deputies began looking for a blue Dodge Ram in the early hours of Sept. 6 after they received a report that it had been stolen.

Deputies were also told of a suspect - Anthony Joe, 20, of Gallup.

Later that day, Deputy Johnson Lee was traveling on County...

Truck stolen from worksite

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McKinley County deputies took a Thoreau man into custody on Sept. 5 after it was reported that he had stolen a work vehicle.

The man, Josiah Pablo, 20, was later turned over to Navajo police because the alleged theft occurred on tribal land.

The vehicle, a white Ford, was reported stolen by Gary Ford, who works at the Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority.

Ford said he had driven up to the gates of the authority at the end of his work day and saw a man lying on the ground near the gate. He approached the man, who appeared to be highly intoxicated.

The man said he was going to see his grandfather. Ford told him he was in no condition to drive. The man got up, said Ford...

Toddler left in tire shop, mother arrested

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A Fort Defiance woman is facing multiple charges after being found intoxicated as she was trying to get her car repaired.

Naomi Begay, 32, was charged with abandonment or abuse of a child, Aggravated DWI, resisting arrest and possession of an open liquor container in her vehicle.

Gallup police became aware of Begay about 2 pm on Aug. 23 when she stopped at Auto Glass on West Maloney Avenue to get her flat tire fixed. Clerks there told her they didn’t fix tires and referred her to Shaffer Tire nearby.

When she left, personnel at the store called police to report her being intoxicated and having a two year old child in her car.

Gallup Patrolman Jerald Watchman said when he found her...


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Archie Martinez

Aug. 30, 3 pm

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Shirley said he was dispatched to Twin Buttes Road in connection with a car that had driven off the road with the driver passed out behind the wheel.

When he got to the scene, he found Archie Martinez, 46, of Indian Wells, passed out in the driver’s seat. When he woke him up, he said Martinez said something to him, but he was slurring his words so much he couldn’t be understood.

He asked Martinez to get out of his car, but when he did, he had so much trouble keeping his balance that he had to be helped. He was asked how much he had to drink and said nothing. But when Shirley pointed out...


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Cassandra Meiser

Aug. 26, 10:13 am

Aggravated DUI/Drivers License Suspension/Revocation

Gallup patrolman Julio Yazzie said he originally was sent to the area around Camille’s Sidewalk Care, in the downtown because of a fight.

When he got there, he started looking for a white car and soon located it. Cassandra Meiser, 31, of Thoreau was the driver. She told Yazzie she was intoxicated and had a half pint of vodka and a can of beer.

She agreed to do a standard field sobriety test, but failed it. She later took a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .22 and .21.

She was taken into custody and transported to Gallup Police Dept. and then to MCDC where she was booked for...

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