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Fatal crash in McKinley County

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The New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on Interstate 40 around mile-marker 56, between Gallup and Grants Sept. 16 at about 5:30 pm.

The initial investigation indicated a 2013 Ford was traveling east on I-40. The rear passenger tire blew out on the vehicle causing it to enter the dirt embankment where it...

Police investigate three deaths in past week

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Three unrelated deaths include one homicide

The Gallup Police Department is investigating three deaths that occurred this past week.

The first occurred Sept. 14 and involved a woman who was hit by a train just north of the 2500 block of East U.S. Highway 66.

GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said police have obtained a tentative identification of the woman, but on Sept. 20, they were still awaiting confirmation from the state Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque.

The body was found on the embankment just south of the train tracks; the Native American woman apparently died after being struck by a train. There were no reports of drug use and police are still trying to determine...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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TIGHT LIPPED

9/9, Ya-ta-hey

The most the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office could say about what happened to a man on Sept. 9 is that he was injured. How and by whom is still a mystery, as the victim wouldn’t say.

He was found walking along U.S. Highway 491, just south of Yah-ta-hey, at about 2:30 am by MCSO Deputy Jasmine Jaramillo, who noticed his face was covered with lacerations.

When Jaramillo asked what happened, the victim said he came to on the highway after he was beaten by several people he did not know. He refused to say anything more, so Jaramillo called for an ambulance.

Later that day, she called the Gallup Indian Medical Center to do a follow-up interview...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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TIGHT LIPPED

9/9, Ya-ta-hey

The most the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office could say about what happened to a man on Sept. 9 is that he was injured. How and by whom is still a mystery, as the victim wouldn’t say.

He was found walking along U.S. Highway 491, just south of Yah-ta-hey, at about 2:30 am by MCSO Deputy Jasmine Jaramillo, who noticed his face was covered with lacerations.

When Jaramillo asked what happened, the victim said he came to on the highway after he was beaten by several people he did not know. He refused to say anything more, so Jaramillo called for an ambulance.

Later that day, she called the Gallup Indian Medical Center to do a follow-up interview...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Loren Watchman

Sept. 2, 2:19 am

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Department Officer Francis Collins said he was on regular patrol when he saw a car run a stop sign.

When he approached Watchman, 31, of Window Rock, Collins immediately noticed signs of intoxication, so when the driver admitted he had consumed alcohol before driving, Collins asked him to take a field sobriety test.

Watchman said he was taking codeine for a pain in his right knee but pointed to his left knee. He took the test and failed; he claimed he had stomach pains. He refused to take a breath alcohol test.

Armondo Eddie

Sept. 1, 8:44 pm

Aggravated DWI

GPD Officer Brandon Salazar said he and another officer...

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