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Double homicide suspect arrested at Gallup hotel

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In a coordinated law enforcement effort, New Mexico State Police officers, along with federal law enforcement agencies, tracked down and arrested Adre Jordan Baroz Nov. 19.

Also known as “Psycho,” Baroz was wanted in connection for murder of two people in southern Colorado.

New Mexico State Police officers in Gallup...

State Police net 200 lbs of pot at Gallup Port of Entry

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New Mexico State Police seized 204 pounds of Marijuana from a Commercial Motor Vehicle at the Gallup Port of Entry west of Gallup, N.M. Nov. 19.

During a safety cab inspection conducted by State Police officers on the trailer of the CMV, officers observed six large cardboard boxes inside of the trailer with no markings. The six cardboard boxes located were not listed on the cargo. Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area of the carboard boxes. After a search, State Police officers found 204 pounds of Marijuana inside of the boxes.

The driver Arthur Ziretsyan, 25, of Van Nuys, CA was arrested without incident and booked into the Gallup-McKinley County...


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Thomas Begay

Oct. 30, 11:23 pm

DWI (Seventh)

Multiple officers converged in Gamerco late in the evening to assist with two people believed to be intoxicated.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Dewayne Holder was dispatched to the intersection of South Chino Loop and Carbon Coal Road after being told Laguna Police Officer Shawn Peterson was going to pull a suspected drunk driver over.

Holder arrived at the scene and met with Peterson, who had pulled over a white Dodge Caravan. He was standing with the driver, Thomas F. Begay, 54, of Tohatchi. Holder noted Begay had bloodshot eyes and had the smell of alcohol on his breath.

Begay slurred his words as he responded to...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Oct. 30

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Villa Jr. was stationed in the median of Highway 602 south of Aztec Avenue when he was approached by several vehicles who advised him a red Dodge Ram was parked in the roadway of Munoz Overpass with a driver who appeared unconscious.

Villa traveled to the scene and found the vehicle facing southbound with a Native American male asleep in the driver’s seat. He saw the vehicle was still running and was not in park. As he reached through the driver’s window to unlock the door, Villa smelled liquor coming from inside the vehicle.

After turning the vehicle off, Villa spoke with the driver, Nichalas Livingston...

AG Balderas announces maximum prison sentence for child molester

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ALBUQUERQUE— Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Nov. 12 that Francisco Saucedo was sentenced  to 30 years in prison by Thirteenth Judicial District Court Judge Christopher Pérez, for the manufacture, distribution and possession of child exploitation materials, as well as for committing sexual acts and voyeurism against his granddaughter in 2017.

“We must protect our children from sexual predators,” Attorney General Balderas said. “I applaud this young survivor and her family for having the fortitude to disclose Saucedo’s crimes and see these disclosures through to convictions.”

When Judge Pérez handed down his sentence, he specifically noted the statement made...
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