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Baby shot in motel room

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Mother and boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Staff Reports

Gallup Police Department officers responded to the shooting of an 8-month-old baby Dec. 8, which resulted in the arrest of the child's mother and boyfriend for child abuse.

According to a criminal complaint, GPD Officer Darius Johnson was dispatched to Zia...

Juveniles walk away from Boys Reintegration Center

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ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico State Police was called to the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center at 4000 Edith Blvd around 10:30 am Dec. 8 for two juveniles who walked had away from the facility.

The juveniles were identified as Zane Fernandez, 20, of Carlsbad, and Benjamin Galind, 17, of Roswell.

Fernandez is described as a Hispanic male who is five-foot-five and 148 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  He has the following tattoos: “Anna” on his left forearm, “Fernandez” on his right forearm, a cross on his right upper arm and three dots on the corners of both eyes. He has a scar on his left wrist.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, white shoes and a black...


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11/27, Gallup

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office reported the discovery of a large number of ancient bones on a property in the China Loop area Nov. 27.

Deputy Monty Yazzie said he met with the general manager of the company that owns the property, who reported he and another employee were checking on the property when they found old pottery shards, which led to the discovery of the bones in three locations close to each other.

Yazzie said photos were taken of the bones and sent to the county medical examiner, who reportedly said they were ancient and to leave them where they were found. He said he would contact the state archaeological office and inform them about the...


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Harold Jim

Dec. 4, 12:04 am

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Garyle James said he was dispatched to Castle Rock Road in connection to an accident.

When he arrived at the scene, he said he found Jim, 41, of Thoreau, who was being treated by medics.

James noticed the pickup Jim drove had a shattered front window because it had crashed into a sign.

He saw the medical crew take Jim from the driver’s side of the vehicle and walk him to the ambulance. The passenger was also taken to an ambulance.

Both were taken to the Gallup Indian Medical Center, where James said he asked Jim if he had been drinking.

Jim admitted he’d had seven or eight beers and...

Woman sentenced for stealing from elderly

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Stole thousands from dementia patients

ALBUQUERQUE –Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Leanne Bennett was sentenced to one and a half years in the department of corrections Dec. 6 for stealing from elderly patients who suffered from dementia.

The Office of the Attorney General secured 11 felony convictions against Bennett for stealing more than $30,000 from elderly residents while working as an office manager at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque between 2012 and 2013.

Bennett was sentenced by Judge Charles Brown to one and a half years after the State argued for three years in the Department of Corrections.

“We have a responsibility to step in and protect...
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