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Jan. 28, 12:03 am


McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero said he was dispatched to the 15 mile marker on New Mexico Highway 264 after another deputy stopped a car that he observed weaving on the highway.

The stop was made on Navajo tribal land, so while deputies were waiting for a tribal...

Shots reportedly fired on north side

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UPDATE TUESDAY 1:21 PM: At this time, the search of the mesa northwest of the Rio West Mall has been completed and officers did not locate any suspects. Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer said the shots came from juveniles target practicing at a home in the area. Since this area falls under McKinley County Sheriff's Office jurisdiction, all information on the case will be processed by the Sheriff's office. No other information is available at this time.Shortly after 10:30 am, Gallup Police Department received reports of shots fired in the area along West Jefferson Avenue near the Rio West Mall.
Upon arriving on scene, the officer possibly heard shots in the hill area, west of the Rio...

New Mexico State Police officer involved shooting

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Dona Ana County – On Jan. 30, the New Mexico State Police assisted the United States Border Patrol with a vehicle pursuit.

At approximately 7:40 am, a grey Nissan passenger vehicle with a stolen license plate eluded the Border Patrol checkpoint. Border Patrol agents initiated a pursuit and requested the assistance of the New Mexico State Police and the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office.

During the pursuit, the vehicle began to travel southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25. Tire deflation devices were deployed several times which the driver avoided and continued to travel southbound in the northbound lanes. At one point during the pursuit, a New Mexico State Police...

GPD’s tips to guarding against vehicle burglaries

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Within the past few weeks the Gallup Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies have investigated numerous vehicle burglaries, GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said in a press release. Some arrests have been made and other arrests are anticipated, as this is an ongoing investigation.

Vehicle burglaries are one of the most preventable crimes, Spencer explained.

“The vehicle burglaries that are occurring in the Gallup area are occurring at night, in people’s own driveways or on the street out in front of their homes,” she said. “There are also reports of vehicle burglaries in hotel parking lots. Park in well-lit areas.”

Vehicle thefts are on the rise. Most of the...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Jan. 21

A Gallup man reported being assaulted with a hammer Jan. 21 when he was walking on Marguerite Street.

The victim said he was walking near Lowe’s west side at about 10:30 p.m. when a man who had a bandana over the bottom portion of his face approached him and hit him over the head. He said he thought at first the object was an axe, but realized later it was a hammer.

He said after he was hit, he pushed the man away and he fled.

Police looked for the suspect without success. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.



Gallup, Jan. 21

Officials at the Jefferson Elementary School are reporting that...

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