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Woman steals beer, rampages in local Allsup’s store

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A confrontation between a convenience store clerk and a woman wielding a knife has led to aggravated battery charges against an Albuquerque woman.

Amber Yazzie, 23, has also been charged with concealing her identity.

The incident began about midnight on June 27 when a clerk at the Allsup store, 112 Arnold St., said a...

DWI suspect crashes into house, flees scene

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A Gallup man has been arrested after hitting and causing extensive damage to a house and then fleeing from the scene.

The driver, identified as Kintuck Howard, 31, is now facing charges dealing with destruction of private property and DWI.

Gallup Police Officer Domenic Molina said he was dispatched to the house on the 2700 block of Mazon Avenue on June 29 in connection with a car crashing into a house.

When he got there, he found a vehicle crashed into the west side of the building and had gone partially into the house. By the time he arrived, however, the driver was not there.

He met with the owner of the house, Damien Phillips, who said he was awoken by a loud bang about 2:44...

State Police officer busted for trafficking drugs

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Officer Daniel Capehart on administrative leave

Staff Reports

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Acting Special Agent in Charge Maxwell D. Marker of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas, San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen, and Director Kevin Burns of the HIDTA Region II Narcotics Task Force announced that a NMSP officer has been arrested and is charged with violating federal drug laws.

NMSP Officer Daniel Capehart, 33, of Bloomfield, N.M., was arrested by the FBI, NMSP, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, and HIDTA Region II Narcotics Task Force on June 29, 2018.  At the time of his arrest, Capehart was assigned to patrol...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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7/1, Gallup

The arrest of Calbert Henderson began with the Gallup Police and ended with the Gallup Police after some assistance from the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office.

The first report came in near midnight Sunday of a driver speeding and running red lights. The reports coming into Metro Dispatch said the driver pulled into the Continental Divide Electric parking lot on State Highway 602. Gallup Police were sent to investigate and found the vehicle with a front flat tire, but before they could check on the driver, he sped away south on Highway 602.

The police officers reported in, and said the driver appeared to be highly intoxicated. He was going about 48...


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Jodelle Bitloy

June 16, 12:06 am

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Lt. Francie Martinez was on regular patrol when he observed a vehicle without its headlights on at night.

Martinez began following the vehicle and observed it running through two red lights and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified through an Arizona ID card as Jodelle Bitloy, 32, of Window Rock, Ariz.

Martinez observed signs that Bitloy was intoxicated, including slurred speech and staggering when she tried to walk. When asked to perform field sobriety tests, she said she didn’t think she would be able to do so, but agreed to try.

However, halfway through the tests and already having problems...

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