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Zachary Lee

July 28, 2:55 am

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Johnson Lee said he was on regular patrol about 2:55 am, when he saw a vehicle go through a red light as it was going onto State Highway 602/

He followed the vehicle as it headed south of Highway 602 and saw that the driver had...

Man caught ripping off towels, items from local motel

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Sometimes it is not good to have your photo in a newspaper.

That’s the case with Elliot George, 22, of Church Rock whose photo in the local media resulted in him being arrested on Jan. 26.

George was being sought by local police for failure to show up at a probation hearing the week prior. His photo had also been in the local media several times in the last two years after he was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the May, 2016 death of Raymond

He took a plea in that case and when he was found guilty of battery and concealing his identity by a Gallup jury, and was given five years of probation.

It wasn’t long, however, according to local law enforcement...

Long, John arrested for different reasons

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A 38-year-old Brimhall woman has been charged with receiving a stolen vehicle after she was found in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Gallup police were dispatched to a trailer at 2500 E. Aztec Ave. about 6 pm on July 18 because of a stolen car report.

When they got there, they found Jeanice Long getting out of the vehicle. When informed that the car had been reported stolen, she said it belonged to her uncle.

Police, however, determined that the vehicle belonged to Ronald Gene and he was contacted and came to the site and told police Long did not have permission to be in possession of the vehicle.

He also said he did not know Long, which resulted in her being arrested.

A man...

Three unnamed intoxicated teens found in DWI suspect’s car

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Man charged with child endangerment

A Church Rock man is facing numerous charges after being found intoxicated in a vehicle with two 16-year-old, and one 17-year-old teen, who were also reported to have been intoxicated.

Gallup City Patrol Officer Cindy Romancito noted there was a glass pipe in the vehicle, and an open miniature bottle of whiskey.

Avery Norton, 24, has been charged with his second DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor as well as four traffic violations.

He was arrested at about 9:45 pm on July 20, on the 300 block of West Maloney Avenue when Romancito reported seeing him run through a stop sign.

She said...

Man arrested for attack on woman in vehicle

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It began with a call that two men and a woman were seen fighting in a driveway on Draco Street in Gamerco about 3 am on July 22. When McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Nacona Clark responded to the call, she saw Rachael Begaye exit the vehicle.

Clark described Begaye as being hysterical, screaming at her to arrest her boyfriend,  Damien Herrera, 30, of Gamerco. Her face was covered in blood. Herrera was sitting in the car so Clark told him to get out and then placed him in handcuffs.

Begaye told Clark that Herrera had been fighting with his brother, Joe Trujillo, and she was trying to calm him down when he turned on her, hitting her several times in the face and trying to choke...

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