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Cop accused of beating girlfriend resigns

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Gallup Police Department Officer Valerie Wilson resigned from the Gallup Police Department this past week. She was placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly beating her girlfriend Jan. 10.

“She resigned prior to the conclusion of the internal affairs investigation,” GPD Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said.



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Gallup Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in catching the bandit or bandits that indiscriminately shot up homes and businesses April 1. The suspect(s) used either pellet or BB guns to cause an unspecified dollar amount in damages to area structures. Call Crimestoppers at (505) 722-6161. You can remain anonymous. There’s up to a $1,000 reward available to those with information that leads to an arrest.


North Side Gallup man jailed on drug trafficking charge

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Bust was result of multi-agency investigation

GALLUP – A Gallup man was jailed April 7 on a felony drug charge as the result of a multi-agency bust on Black Diamond Canyon Drive.

Lt. Pat Salazar of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Gonzales, 41, of 327 Black Diamond Canyon Drive, was taken into custody at about 10:45 am on a possession with the intent of trafficking heroin charge.

In explaining how the bust went down, Salazar said the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cibola County Sheriff’s Office raided the mobile home and found an unknown quantity of heroin, some needles and glass pipes at the residence.

He said...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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A lovers spat in Thoreau allegedly crossed the line, according McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai’s report. A man said the he was assaulted with a coffee cup, rock and was held against his will by his girlfriend Phoebia Lee. Both had redness and bumps on their bodies, but Lee took it too far by absconding with his vehicle keys. A witness said that she also held him by the shirt, which prevented the victim from leaving the scene.

Lee, 30, faces the charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment and also had an outstanding bench warrant.


Yes, spitting on a police officer is considered assault. ...

President Begaye says Winslow shooting warrants investigation

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WINSLOW, Ariz – According to a press release issued by the City of Winslow, on Mar. 27, at 4 pm, Winslow Police officers were dispatched to the Circle K located at 323 N. Williamson Avenue to investigate a report of a shoplifting.

Officers were alerted to search for a subject described as a Native American female wearing gray sweatpants and a white top. Officers located a subject fitting this description in the area.

The press release states that while attempting to take the subject into custody, a struggle ensued. The subject displayed a weapon which the responding officer perceived as a substantial threat. The officer discharged his weapon resulting in the death of 27-year-old...

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