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State police seizes nearly 1k pounds of pot, drug paraphernalia

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Two men busted at Gallup’s port of entry

New Mexico State Police seized 391 pounds of marijuana out of a car hauler carrying two SUV’s at the Gallup port of entry Jan. 15.

The very next day two men were arrested at the Gallup port of entry when State Police Officers found 381 pounds of marijuana and 183 pounds of drug...


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Sheriff’s office investigating stolen pawn items

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The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a stolen purse and the theft of pawn items.

Annie Marie Joe, 61, came into the sheriff’s office on Jan. 15 and said that her purse had been stolen the previous August in Tempe, Ariz. Inside the purse were pawn tickets for some items she had pawned last year at Horizon Pawn, Shush Yaz Trading LLC, and Griswalds Inc.

The items that had been pawned included a necklace, concho belt, numerous bracelets, a rug, a number of baskets, and two flatbed trailers. No value for the items was listed on the report.

When she went to Shush Yaz Trading LLC in December to pay the interest to keep them in pawn, she learned that the items...

Navajo PD: ‘Russian roulette’ not a factor in Nazlini domestic call

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – When the Navajo Police Department responded to a possible shots fired call in the Nazlini, Ariz. community Jan. 12, there was no indication that a game of Russian roulette was played at the time of the incident, NPD spokesperson Christina Tsosie said in a statement Jan. 18.

Tsosie explained that responding officers arrived on the scene and found a female victim at a neighbor’s home. The neighbor reported to the officer on scene that she had heard arguing next door and a short time later the victim came to her home seeking assistance.

The female victim had blood coming from a laceration on her forehead which she indicated was caused by the suspect when he...

Deceased male found on Gallup’s west side ID’d

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The man discovered dead by a passerby Jan. 18, at mile marker 16 – the westbound Interstate 40  on-ramp – was identified by Gallup Police as  47-year-old Michael Chance of Sanders, Ariz.

GPD Det. Billy Padavich released Chance’s name Jan. 22, and said his body was transported to the Albuquerque Office of the Medical Investigator for an autopsy.

“Detectives arrived on scene (Jan. 18), and processed the male individual and the scene and found no outward signs of foul play,” Padavich said. “The results of the autopsy is unknown at this time.”

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