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Man shot on Strong Drive in Gallup

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Victim claimed ‘nobody’ shot him

Just after 10:15 pm on Aug. 10, Gallup Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of 802 S. Strong Dr. in reference to a shooting. One person was confirmed shot.

In front of 801 S. Strong Dr., GPD Officer Timonthy Hughte found a male lying on his left side in the street. Two...


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The legal limit is .08

Rigina Johns

Aug. 6

5th DWI

The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced one of the state’s top 10 DWI fugitives, Rigina Johns, was arrested by the Gallup Police Department. In June, Johns absconded from supervision after being convicted of her fifth DWI. This was the second time Johns ran from the law. She also absconded in 2013 after she was convicted of an aggravated DWI.

“Repeat DWI offenders who are hiding from the law pose a great danger to New Mexico families and can create disasters on our roads,” NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church said. “I’m glad to report that another one of the top 10 DWI fugitives has been...

Sheriff’s investigators looking to ID possible murder suspect

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McKinley County Sheriff Office Investigator Anthony Ashley is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man seen with Sergio Perez-Prieto just days before his body was discovered north of Hassler Valley Road, not far from ATV Motocross road July 9.

Investigators determined that Perez-Prieto was the victim of foul play.

Video surveillance shows Perez-Prieto withdrawing money from a Wells Fargo ATM machine July 4. Ashley said investigators want to talk with the unidentified passenger, seen in the photo donning a thick black leather bracelet, black clothing, and long hair.

“He’s a murder suspect,” MCSO Investigator Merle Bates said.

Perez-Prieto was reported missing by family...

Allentown, Houck man wanted for attempted murder

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Man pistol-whipped, beat female victim

***A man facing attempted murder charges is wanted by McKinley County Sheriff’s Office.

MCSO Inv. Anthony Ashley said that on the evening of July 27, Anthony Hicks of Allentown, Ariz., allegedly assaulted a woman from the east Gallup area.

MCSO Deputy Jasmine Jaramillo interviewed the reported victim and wrote out the sensitive details of the assault. The victim who was a passenger in Hicks’ vehicle told the deputy that Hicks, 47, took her “on the back road” near Dusty Road in Gallup. From there, he headed up a steep hill and “began hitting her [on] the face several times with a closed fist.”

When the victim bolted from the vehicle...


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The legal limit is .08

Aaron Ben

July 23, 12:31 am


McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Gabrielle Puhuyesva was advised that a grey pickup had crashed in front of T and R Market, 671 U.S. 491. The driver, who was intoxicated, was trying to move the vehicle.

Ben, 21, failed field sobriety tests and blew .16 and .17 during breath testing.

Dominic Garcia

July 21, 8:02 pm

3rd DWI, Aggravated

MCSO Deputy Johnson Lee was dispatched to the White Cliffs area in reference to an RV on fire next to X-Treme Rescue and Towing, 425 Hassler Valley Road. While Lee was blocking traffic, Garcia, 34, jumped out of the driver’s seat of a gray truck. He was yelling and...

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