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St. Michaels man arrested for voyeurism

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Entered women’s bathroom

A St. Michaels man is facing several charges after he reportedly accosted a 17-year-old girl in a Gallup bathroom.

Thomas Lee, 38, was charged with voyeurism, concealing his identity, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.

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Officer recognized for saving a life

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Weekly Police Activity Reports

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8/12, Ramah

McKinley County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the El Morro Market in Ramah about 11 am on Aug. 12 in reference to a burglary.

The manager of the store, Emily Richmond, said when she entered the building earlier that morning she noticed that the cash register was missing and there were some peanut shells on the floor.

She said she tried calling the store owner but there was no phone service, and no electricity.

Deputies were not able to determine how entry to the store was made. About $800 was reported missing. There are no suspects.



8/11, Gallup

Two men, both from the Mentmore area, were arrested after police...


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Israel Saldivar

Aug. 11, 2:30 am

DWI (refusal)

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Frank Villa Jr. said he was dispatched to be on the lookout for an intoxicated driver.

He found the suspect vehicle and followed it to a house on Crystal Avenue where the car went into a driveway. He said he recognized the driver as Israel Saldivar, 27, of Gallup. Saldivar went into the house.

Villa said he was walked up to the door and knocked and identified himself, but there was no answer. After several minutes more, then was still no answer so Villa called out his name, and he finally answered the door.

Villa said Salvador was agitated and said this was private property. By this time, another...

Hotshot crew injured fighting Idaho fire

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Two Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew members were injured Aug. 14 while conducting fire suppression activities on the Rattlesnake Creek Fire, burning near Pollock, Idaho, in the Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest.

The firefighters were removed from the fire line and transported to a hospital in McCall, Idaho. One firefighter was released to go home while the other was taken to a burn facility in Salt Lake City for additional care.

“The bravery of our Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew impacts communities far beyond the Navajo Nation. In this instance, the hotshot crew was fighting a fire in Idaho when two members were injured,” President Russell Begaye said. “Our prayers go out to...

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