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Jan. 5, Gallup

A 30-year-old Pinedale man was charged with aggravated battery after he reportedly threw a rock through a window, hitting a young boy.

Gallup Police Officer Alana Bradley said she was dispatched on Jan. 5 to a residence on Romero Circle, where she met Elvera Curley, 44, and her...


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Sherry Cayaditto

Jan. 6, 3:01 pm

Aggravated DWI (first offense)

It began as a call to Metro Dispatch from Sherry Cayaditto’s sister who said she was intoxicated and driving with two males. The description of the car was given to those on patrol and the vehicle was found on State Highway 564.

Cayaditto, 38, of Gallup, was driving. Gallup Police Officer Francie Martinez said the smell of intoxicating liquor was being emitted from inside the vehicle. Cayaditto told Martinez that the two men had poured beer on her and that she had not been drinking.

She said she was willing to prove that by taking a portable breath alcohol test. She was also observed eating a packet of...

Woman found dead near NCI rehab center ID’d

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Police received a call Jan. 4 about a woman found “down and out outside” of a building located on Na’Nizhoozhi Center Inc.’s campus at 506 Frances St., GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said.

Gallup Police Department Officer Richard Rangel arrived on scene and “checked the female who appeared to be deceased,” Spencer said.

Medical personnel arrived on scene where they confirmed that recently identified Lupina Washburn, 54, of Sheep Springs, was dead.

Her body laid about 30-feet northwest of the Frances Street building, which is listed in several online directories as NCI’s “A Bridge to Recovery” substance abuse rehabilitation services. It wasn’t immediately known if...

State Police arrest woman for stealing postal truck

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Vehicle taken from the Maxwell area

COLFAX COUNTY – On Jan. 9, at about 8 am, New Mexico State Police began pursuit of a stolen U.S. Postal Service vehicle that went missing in the vicinity of Maxwell. The truck was spotted traveling south on I-25 near mile post 429, when it turned around and headed north.

Stop sticks were deployed and Pursuit Intervention Techniques were put into practice, eventually bringing the vehicle to a stop between North 2nd St. and North 1st St. in Raton.

The driver was identified as 34-year-old Chanel Eskleson.  She was booked into the Colfax County Detention Center and charged with:

Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle 30-16-3(A)(1) (4th Degree...

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12/26, Gallup

The Gallup Police Department is investigating a report of a car burglary at 1516 E. Hwy 66 in which a Gamerco woman reported a stolen purse.

The victim said she was at work at about 11 pm Dec. 26, when she noticed her car had been broken into. She said she had been to the car about an hour before and, at that time, it was all right.

The victim said her purse had been on the passenger seat and contained her driver’s license and some paperwork.

Police checked out the vehicle and found one of the windows had been busted and there was glass covering the front seats. The weapon used to break the window was not found.



12/26, Gallup


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