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Bosque Farm police get in scuffle with car thief; shots fired

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VALENCIA COUNTY – A frantic call to police led to a chase then an officer involved shooting Thursday.

Bosque Farms Police Department received a call from a stolen vehicle victim. The victim advised officers she was in the Peralta area traveling behind her stolen vehicle, which was a silver Kia Optima. As the victim...

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 paraphernalia in a commercial motor vehicle.

While officers conducted a safety inspection on the CMV, they observed fourteen large boxes and could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the trailer. State Police officers found 299 bags of marijuana, cannabis vape oil and loaded dispensers.

The driver Eaid Gheith, 26, of Justice, Ill., and the co-driver...

Arrested

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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...

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