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Zuni man sentenced to prison for child sex abuse conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney and Police Chief Timothy Trimble of the Zuni Pueblo Tribal Police Department announced that Justin Owen Poblano was sentenced Sept. 21, in federal court in Santa Fe, to five years in prison, including time already served, for his conviction on an aggravated child sexual...

State Police issues 'Silver Alert' for missing Gallup woman

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UPDATE: Martha has been found and is safe!



This Silver Alert is being sent on behalf of the Gallup Police Department. Please refer all questions to the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2231.

The Gallup Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating Martha Burns, an 80-year-old Native American female, 5' 4" tall, weighing 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Martha Burns was last seen around 9 pm on Sept. 20, on Green Street in Gallup, wearing a green shirt with flowers, dark jeans, and a blue jacket. Martha wears glasses and walks with a limp. She is often seen wearing jewelry on both wrists. Martha Burns is believed to be in DANGER if not...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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The Gallup Police Department kept up their warrant business last week, and  the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office dealt with some school problems and some felony counts on their side of the jurisdictional line.GPD Warrants

Allan Burke (Parole/Probation); Wilenger Charlie (Municipal Court-10); Debra Damon (Magistrate Court); Darrell D. Deschene (Agg. Battery); Duane R. Freeland (Municipal Court); Robert Gallegos (Municipal Court); Nathaniel Harding (Magistrate Court); Marcus Sean Henry (Magistrate Court-2); Akugeezhig Hudson (Municipal Court); Sonny James (Magistrate Court); Benson K. Joe (Magistrate Court); Robert Johnson (Parole/Probation); Paul S. Ration (Municipal Court)...

Kayenta man sentenced to 27 years in prison

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Convicted for kidnapping, violent assault

PHOENIX – This week, Eli Sloan, 45, of Kayenta, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 330 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.  Last year, Sloan was convicted of six offenses following a jury trial, including kidnapping, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse, assault with intent to commit aggravated sexual abuse, assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to an intimate partner, and assault by strangling an intimate partner.

On Oct. 4, 2015, Sloan kidnapped the victim and held her overnight in a rural area near Kayenta, Ariz.  Eventually, he took her to a trailer, where...


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Devin Spencer

09.09.17, 01:40 am

DWI, 1st Offense

While on routine patrol within the city of Gallup, Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin was dispatched to the area of Valley View Road and Aztec Avenue in reference to a rollover vehicle crash. The driver was identified as Spencer and his passenger was listed as Angel Martinez. Spencer tried to claim he was the only occupant of the pickup, but another GPD Officer saw Martinez walking west and then south to get away from the scene. He was soon tracked down and returned to the scene by the other Officer.

Spencer claimed he was distracted by his cell phone just before driving into the median and initially claimed...

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