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Pedestrian struck, killed on Junker Bridge

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Staff ReportsUPDATED 3:41 PM 4/12/19

An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of an unidentified woman, who was struck and killed on Junker Bridge, 700 Block East Aztec Avenue, shortly before midnight April 11.

Officers arrested Robert Dixon, 32, of Church Rock, N.M. at Sports Page Bar. Police located his vehicle...

Highway 66 gas station robbed

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Police asking for help locating suspect

A robbery of a gas station on April 2 had Gallup Police urging motorists to avoid the area while police conducted a search for the suspect.

The robbery occurred at the Penny Pinchers Gas Station, 1401 East Highway 66, at about 8:30 pm. Gallup Police Captain Marinda Spencer said the suspect robbed the store of an unspecified amount of money at gunpoint and then fled heading north.

Police arrived at the store within five minutes and immediately began searching for a man wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.

Police also put out an alert asking people to be on the lookout for the suspect who was described as being about 6 feet...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, March 24

A Gallup woman who called police to report a domestic disturbance found herself in jail a couple of hours later for abandonment of a child.

Brittany Tsosie, 20, had called police at 7:30 pm on March 24 to complain about how she was treated by her mother and two other women earlier in the day. She said the four got into an argument about her baby.

As Patrolman Patrick Largo was interviewing Tsosie, he began seeing signs she may have been intoxicated and found out that she was taking care of her baby by herself at the time. He asked how much she had to drink and she said that she only had two beers because she was taking care of her child.



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Tara Faye Yazzie

March 24, 1:00 am

Aggravated DWI (First offense)

Gallup Patrolman Jeremy Shirley said he was dispatched to the area of the Ellis Tanner Trading Company in connection with a car that had stopped in the middle of the road.

When he got there, however, he couldn’t find the vehicle and a little later, received word that the same vehicle had crashed into a ditch on U.S. Highway 491 near Clayton Homes. When he got there, he saw Yazzie, 34, of Tohatchi, standing by her car.

When asked what happened, she said she was just trying to get home. “I wasn’t safe,” she said.

She admitted that she had four shots of vodka at a friend’s house before driving home...

Body found on Arnold Street

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First responders unable to resuscitate woman

Staff Reports

Gallup Police responded to a medical call at the south end of Arnold Street shortly before noon April 10.

Officers and medical units arrived on scene to find a Native American female unresponsive on the ground. Medical personnel performed emergency care procedures, but the woman could not be revived.

Gallup police detectives took over the scene. No signs of foul play were evident and authorities are in the process of identifying the woman. The death is under investigation. Next of kin notification is pending.

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