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FIGHTING FRIENDS

9/30, Gallup

A fight between friends ended with an arrest for an outstanding bench warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gallup Police Department Patrolman Brandon Salazar said he was dispatched around 8:30 pm on Sept. 30 to America’s Best Value Inn at 2003 W. Highway 66 because of a fight...

Man struck, killed by oncoming train

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A man was pronounced dead on the scene Oct. 4 after he was struck by a train. Gallup Police Department officers were called out to the area across from Denny’s, 3810 E. Hwy 66, just after 10:30 pm in regards to a train-versus-pedestrian collision.

GPD Captain Marinda Spencer told the Sun Oct. 11 the deceased, a Native American male, was identified as Terry Marvin, 50.

“[It’s] still unknown why he was on the train tracks,” she said.

According to Spencer, the driver of the westbound train reported seeing a person on the side or rail of the tracks. He blared his horn to alert the individual, who did not move and was eventually struck by the oncoming train.

Marvin died on the...

Archaeologists dig up human remains along county road

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The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a set of bones that were found Sept. 26 on the Mendoza road by an archaeologist.

The remains were found at about the three-mile marker and early indications show that they’re not recent.

According to the sheriff’s report, Jeremy Loven said archaeologists were doing some excavation work in the area when they came across human remains. He said they had found part of a human arm and some other human parts when they were digging through the dirt.

The local Office of the Medical Investigator was called  to examine the bones. After the examination, the bones were turned back to the archaeologists to be logged.

Man charged with murder in 2nd Street stabbing

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Despite first responders’ life saving measures, a 26-year-old man died Oct. 3 from stab wounds sustained during an alleged confrontation with another man near Second Street and Hill Avenue.

Gallup Police responded to the area near Octavia Fellin Public Library shortly before 1 pm and found the badly injured victim, identified Oct. 4 as Pendrick Yazzie of Red Rock, N.M.

Officers were able to get a lead on the suspect with the assistance of witnesses.

Detectives were called to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and processing the scene for evidence.

On the evening of Oct. 3, Gallup police arrested Gregory L. Long, 26, for an open count of murder. He was booked into the...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Michelle Anderson 
Sept. 28, 3:15 am
Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee said he was dispatched to the T&R Gas Station north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491 in connection with a report of a driver at the station who may have been intoxicated.

Lee said when he got to the station, he met the business’s security guard who told him he watched the car enter the station and saw the driver swerve as he was coming in. The driver then allegedly tried to turn around, and hit a cable barrier.

The vehicle was still at the station, so Lee said he went over to talk to the driver who was asleep inside the vehicle. He woke her up, and as he did, he said he...

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