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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...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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5/8, Gallup

A resident living in the area of State Highway 118 and Williams Acres witnessed a man beating on a woman. The caller was on the phone, giving Metro Dispatch updates of what was occurring before their eyes.

According to MCSO Deputy Johnson Lee’s report, the calling party said that the man, identified as Adrian Wilson of Ganado, Ariz., was threatening to kill his significant other. When Lee arrived on scene, he found the couple standing west of where their vehicles were parked.

Lee asked Wilson, 23, to get on the ground, but he refused to comply. At that point the deputy walked up to him and placed handcuffs on him and detained him in his patrol unit so...

Top 10 DWI fugitive arrested

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SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced that one of the state’s top 10 DWI fugitives, Pablo Salazar, was recently captured by the Espanola Police Department. He is back behind bars on a probation violation. Salazar has been on the run since September 2016. This was the third time he fled supervision.

“I am very grateful to law enforcement for getting this dangerous offender off our streets,” said NMDOT Secretary Tom Church. “Everyone needs to make the responsible choice not to drink and drive. New Mexicans deserve to get home to their families safe at the end of the day.”

The “Top 10 List” of DWI absconders in the state is part of an...

DWI First Time Offenders

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DWI First

NAME: Gerald M. Lee

AGE: 31

BOOKED: 4/27/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI; Open Container

NAME: Alvin McCray

AGE: 30

BOOKED: 4/24/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI; Open Container

NAME: Cody R. Calladitto

AGE: 25

BOOKED: 4/19/17


NAME: Karen Ann Placencio

AGE: 31

BOOKED: 4/16/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI; Open Container

NAME: Kerri Renee Thomas

AGE: 24

BOOKED: 4/9/17


NAME: Felicia Lynn Harry

AGE: 36

BOOKED: 3/31/17


NAME: Delanie A. Yazzie

AGE: 20

BOOKED: 1/15/17


NAME: Matthew Ward

AGE: 25

BOOKED: 1/15/17


NAME: Melford Kee John

AGE: 33

BOOKED: 1/11/17

NOTES: Agg...

2 killed, 3 injured in fatal rollover crash

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The two victims that died in a vehicle rollover accident May 1 have been identified. The driver, 21-year-old Elijah King of Gamerco, was subsequently arrested for DWI and two counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.

According to a statement released by New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer Carl Christiansen, passengers Janice Miller, 20, and Jennifer Johnson, 43, both of Iyanbito, were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining occupants were taken to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

The the Ford truck, driven by King, had overturned multiple times, ejecting all five...

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