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State police agents make arrest in Rita Jaramillo case

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LOS LUNAS, N.M. – On Oct. 1, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was asked to assist the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office with a missing persons case.

On Sept. 23, the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was called to a trailer house that had been burned belonging to Rita Jaramillo at 6 San Luis Rey Place...

Gallup joins Cinco de Mayo Super-blitz

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Buckle up for safety

The Gallup Police Department will participate in the Cinco de Mayo Super-blitz by conducting Buckle up and Click It or Ticket enforcement.  The campaign will run from May 1-7 throughout the City of Gallup, at the same time as other DWI enforcement campaigns are being conducted. This effort is to increase safety for all who will be traveling New Mexico roads.

For more information, contact Gallup Police Department (505) 863-9365.

Woman wanted on murder charge

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Trudy Martinez, 28, of Twin Lakes on the Navajo Nation, is wanted by the FBI on a federal criminal complaint charging her with murder.

Martinez is accused of fatally shooting another adult in Twin Lakes on April 26.

She fled the scene with her own children, 10-and-9-year-old girls and a 5-year-old boy.

Martinez is also charged with use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and crimes occurring in Indian County.

Martinez is 5’3” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

She should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Martinez’s whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of...

Police arrest suspect in stolen vehicle crash

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One officer sustained minor injuries

Gallup Police Department has made an arrest in a vehicle chase involving a stolen black Dodge Durango April 30.

The pursuit ended in a collision with law enforcement near Oasis Mediterranean Restaurant, 1301 W. Highway 66.

Tyson Long, 23, of Ft. Wingate, N.M. faces a slew of charges from crashing into two undercover narcotics agents’ vehicle, injuring one, including charges for fleeing the scene on foot.

The call came in shortly before 3 pm, and it took some time for Gallup Police officers to sort out the details and book the suspect into custody.

Officers searched the area, including the Gardenia Inn, 1305 W. Highway 66, where they found Long...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gamerco, April 30

A Gamerco man was charged with abuse of a child after a McKinley County deputy investigated a report of a battery on a household member at the Grand Canyon Trailer Park on April 30.

Deputy James Garylle said the complaint came from the girlfriend of Mitchell Colwell, 31. She said Colwell had been mean to her and their three children for the past several days.

She said earlier that day, Colwell told her to go outside with the children because he wanted to clean the house. She did as he asked, but after a while, she said he came out and raised his fist as if to hit her and then went back inside.

She said after some time passed, she began to...

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