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Arizona man charged in robbery

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An Arlington, Ariz. man was arrested Feb. 15 by Gallup Police in connection with a bank robbery in Gallup.

Casey Erin Davenport, 41, was charged with robbery and tampering with evidence.

According to the criminal complaint filed against him, Gallup Police were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank, 300 West Aztec Ave., about...

Suspect arrested in Conoco west robbery attempt, stabbing

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A clerk at a Gallup gas station was transported to the hospital after being stabbed during an armed robbery late in the afternoon Feb. 15.

Two Native American males entered the convenience store at Mustang Conoco, 3302 W. Highway 66, about 5:20 pm, and attempted to run out with beer, heading north from the station. One of the clerks was stabbed in her ribs, and another man standing on the side of the business said the outside of his wrist was sliced by the robber for no reason.

Eric Michael Begaye, 24, of Mentmore has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and robbery.

Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said police questioned several men after the robbery...

Knife fight lands two in hospital

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Gallup police responded to a call about a reported stabbing just after noon Feb. 21.

Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer said GPD officers responded to a call about a fight at a bus stop on Kachina Street. When they got there, they found two men fighting.

One of the men received a cut on his arm while the other had what appeared to be a cut to the forehead.  Spencer said the cut on the forehead does not appear to be from a knife and may have been caused by the man falling down or hitting his head on something.

Both men have been transported to a local hospital. As of 5 pm the day of the stabbing, no arrests had been made and police had not released the names of the two men.

Weekly Police Activity Report

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2/20, Thoreau

McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the men responsible for stealing a trailer from Elkins Pawn Shop in Thoreau Feb. 20.

It was on that date that Dick Elkins reported to the sheriff’s office that someone walked up to the gate on his property and cut the lock, while another man drove into his lot, and then the first man hitched a trailer to his vehicle. The pair of thieves then drove away, taking the trailer with them.

Video surveillance indicated that the man who cut the lock was about five feet, ten inches tall and was heavy set. The driver of the vehicle never got out, so there is no identification on him.

The stolen...


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Kimberly Benally

Feb. 5, 12:04 am

DWI, Aggravated

Just after midnight, Metro Dispatch received a report of a reckless driver on Interstate 40. The caller said she was just going past Iyanbito when she saw a vehicle almost hit a U-Haul truck.

McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies set up at Milepost 35 and saw the vehicle as well as the caller go by. MCSO Dep. James Garylie said he began following the suspected vehicle and observed him going over the centerline so he initiated a traffic stop.

When he went up and spoke to Benally, she said that she was coming back from Albuquerque and was tired, but Garylie said he smelled the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from the...

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