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Santa Fe driver arrested for 11th DWI

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SANTA FE — A New Mexico State Police officer in Santa Fe was almost struck by a wrong-way driver on Cerrillos Road around 10:30 pm April 22. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver fled from the officer and a pursuit began.

As the pursuit approached the intersection of Cerrillos and Jaguar Roads, the...

Suspect in homicide still at large

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The FBI and the Navajo Nation Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a person of interest in a homicide that occurred at a residence in White Rock, UT on April 13.

Details of the homicide have not yet been released but FBI officials in Utah said they are searching for a Native American man between the ages of 40 and 50. He has black hair with grey spots and authorities said his hair is long on top with shaved sides.

The suspect was also wearing square framed transition lenses.

Authorities said the man might have been driving a four-door pickup believed to be a Ford with dark tinted windows. The license plate was described as having a light background with...

Police still searching for break-in suspects

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The Gallup Police Department is looking for four men in connection with a break-in at the Smoke Shop in Gallup sometime during the night of March 29.

Surveillance video at the store showed two men entered the building and search for money and merchandise. The shots were grainy but the men appear to be in their early 20s.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact Detective Chavo Chischilly at the Gallup Police Department at (505) 863-1321.

Man sentenced for officer assault

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ALBUQUERQUE — Emory Werito, 41, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Nageezi, N.M., was sentenced April 25 in federal court in Albuquerque to 36 months in prison for assaulting a federal law enforcement officer. Werito will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Werito was arrested on Aug. 24, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting and resisting  federal law enforcement officer.  According to the complaint, on Aug. 16, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office attempted to execute an arrest warrant on Werito. As the officers were executing a traffic stop on Werito, he backed his...

Thief pawns stolen saddle in Albuquerque

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A warrant has been issued against a Grants man who is accused of stealing a saddle from a Gallup pawnshop and then pawning it in Albuquerque.

The warrant was issued Monday against Durwin Nelson, 30, at the request of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, which has been looking for Nelson since April 20 in connection with the theft of a $2,000 saddle from T&R Rope and Feed Store north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491.

MCSO Sgt. Robert Turney said in his arrest warrant that officials for the pawnshop discovered the saddle had been stolen on April 18 when they did their regular weekly inventory. Once they discovered the item was missing, they searched their video logs and found out the...

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