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Suspect arrested after Tse Bonito standoff

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The Navajo Police Department received a call of a reported armed robbery that occurred at the Chevron gas station in Window Rock Aug. 4. Navajo Police were called after the male suspect walked into the store with a rifle and proceeded to steal items before fleeing in a black Chevy Avalanche.

Responding officers located...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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LATE BREAK-IN

Gamerco, Aug. 5

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Nocona Clark was dispatched to a residence on Summit Avenue in reference to a male subject wearing a black shirt and khaki pants attempting to break in.

While Clark was speaking to another homeowner on-site, she was contacted again by the person who first called in the incident, and was told a male and female had entered the house.

Clark reached the address and knocked on the front door. She was joined by MCSO Deputy Garylle James, who made contact at the back door. The back door looked as if it had been closed from the inside, according to James.

Clark and James opened the back door and James’ patrol K9...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Virgil Guy

Aug. 2, 3:03 pm

DUI

McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Salina Brown was working the DWI Task Force when she heard Metro Dispatch over the radio advise on a vehicle parked on the side of Highway 491 around the 13-mile marker with a male subject passed out at the wheel.

Brown proceeded to the location given by dispatch and spotted two vehicles parked on the side of the road near the 10-mile marker. One vehicle, a black SUV, left before Brown could make contact with the driver. The second vehicle, a charcoal Chevy Malibu, had a male subject passed out at the wheel.

After waking the driver, Virgil Guy, 49, of Ganado, Brown said he exited the vehicle slowly. Guy also had bloodshot...

Two from Zuni die in I-40 crash

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A man and woman from Zuni Pueblo died yesterday in a mid-afternoon crash on Interstate 40.

New Mexico State Police responded to the scene at about 2:30 pm, near mile post 31, east of Gallup.



The initial investigation indicated that a 1986 Ford Bronco was traveling east on I-40, and reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and rolled.

There were four people in the Bronco.

Latoya Dee Aisetewa, 24, and Leonard Benedict Aisetewa, 21, both of Zuni, N.M. were ejected from the vehicle, sustained fatal injuries, and were pronounced dead on the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.



A 54-year-old woman was ground transported to an area hospital, and...

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CIGARETTE ROBBERY

July 31, Gallup

Officers from the Gallup Police Department were dispatched to Speedway Central, 1223 E. Hwy. 66, in reference to a robbery.

Officers made contact with the reporting employee, who informed officers that a male walked in to the business with a handgun and fired off one round, asking for cigarettes.

The employee behind the counter informed officers, the male pointed the gun at him and said, “Menthol cigarettes.”

The employee began to open the register and the male suspect fired off another round from the gun into the air, again asking for cigarettes. The employee gave the cigarettes to the male suspect. The male suspect then placed $4 on the...

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