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7/29, GALLUP

Westbound on Wilson Avenue near Andy’s Trading Company, 612 Wilson Ave., while attempting to find suspects involved in a fight at the Third Street Tavern, Gallup Police Department Officer Ryan Blackgoat noticed a bystander waving. Blackgoat pulled over and noticed that the...

Man arrested for alleged assault on federal officer

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Larry Emerson Jr., 36, was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 3 for allegedly assaulting a federal law enforcement officer on the Navajo Reservation.

The FBI apprehended Emerson in Gallup, New Mexico, with the assistance of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and Gallup Police Department.Emerson is accused of assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs-commissioned Navajo Police Officer in Shiprock, New Mexico, on July 6.

Emerson, of Newcomb, New Mexico, is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Thursday.


Cibola County man pleads guilty to federal bank robbery charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Daniel Albert Chavez, 53, of Acoma, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Grants, N.M.
Chavez was arrested on March 29, 2016, on an indictment charging him with robbing two banks in Cibola County, N.M.

According to the indictment, Chavez robbed the Bank of New Mexico branch located at 824 West Santa Fe Ave. in Grants on Feb. 20, 2015, and the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 201 North First St. in Grants on Oct. 20, 2015.

During today’s plea hearing, Chavez pled guilty to one bank robbery charge, and admitted robbing the Wells Fargo Bank located at 201 North First St. in Grants, on Oct. 20, 2015.

Gallup man jailed on litany of obstruction charges

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Suspect jailed on $5K bond

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

A Gallup man arrested July 16 on an outstanding bench warrant remained jailed July 30 on battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct charges, according to a police report.

Adrian Chavez, 30, was seen walking along West Jefferson Avenue by Gallup Police Department Officer Dan Brown. Brown noted in the report that he recognized Chavez as a person who was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant.

“He told me that he was not going to jail,” Brown recorded in the report.

Brown observed that Chavez had been drinking, and when attempting to put Chavez in handcuffs Chavez became combative and began to...


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The legal limit is .08

Matthew Ramone

July 8, 1:08 pm

DWI, Aggravated

Gallup Police Department Officer Terrance Peyketewa was dispatched to 1000 E. Hwy 66 in reference to a driver slumped over the wheel of a GMC pickup.

At the scene, Peyketewa found an open can of beer under Ramone’s feet. Ramone, 28, picked the can up and spilled it on his lap. His breath smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing.

Brian Uentillie

July 7, 12:07 am

DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer John Gonzales was on patrol at East Highway 66 and Will Street, when he noticed a black Kia four-door with Arizona plates swerving and unable to...

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