Gallup Sun

Tuesday, Feb 19th

Last update10:38:54 PM GMT

You are here: News Public Safety

Public Safety

New Mexico State Police officer involved shooting

E-mail Print PDF
Dona Ana County – On Jan. 30, the New Mexico State Police assisted the United States Border Patrol with a vehicle pursuit.

At approximately 7:40 am, a grey Nissan passenger vehicle with a stolen license plate eluded the Border Patrol checkpoint. Border Patrol agents initiated a pursuit and requested the assistance of the...

GPD’s tips to guarding against vehicle burglaries

E-mail Print PDF
Within the past few weeks the Gallup Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies have investigated numerous vehicle burglaries, GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said in a press release. Some arrests have been made and other arrests are anticipated, as this is an ongoing investigation.

Vehicle burglaries are one of the most preventable crimes, Spencer explained.

“The vehicle burglaries that are occurring in the Gallup area are occurring at night, in people’s own driveways or on the street out in front of their homes,” she said. “There are also reports of vehicle burglaries in hotel parking lots. Park in well-lit areas.”

Vehicle thefts are on the rise. Most of the...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

E-mail Print PDF

Gallup, Jan. 21

A Gallup man reported being assaulted with a hammer Jan. 21 when he was walking on Marguerite Street.

The victim said he was walking near Lowe’s west side at about 10:30 p.m. when a man who had a bandana over the bottom portion of his face approached him and hit him over the head. He said he thought at first the object was an axe, but realized later it was a hammer.

He said after he was hit, he pushed the man away and he fled.

Police looked for the suspect without success. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.



Gallup, Jan. 21

Officials at the Jefferson Elementary School are reporting that...


E-mail Print PDF
Felicia Lynn James

Jan. 22, 6:00 am

Aggravated DWI (first offense)

McKinley County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the six-mile marker on New Mexico Highway 371 in connection with a report of a hit and run.

An investigation revealed that the driver who fled the scene had received extensive front-end to her vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the sheriff’s office received a report of a car parked alongside the road with extensive front-end damage.

When deputies arrived at the site, they found Felicia James, 27, of Thoreau, N.M., behind the wheel with a bloody nose and a swollen lip from the accident. She also showed signs of being intoxicated.

She refused to take field...

Details emerge from Thursday Alamogordo police shooting

E-mail Print PDF
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – A gun fight between New Mexico State Police and two Alamogordo man ended Thursday without injuries to all involved.

Otero County Sheriff’s Office and Alamogordo Department of Public Safety assisted in taking LaBruce Powell, 35, and Travis Powell, 31, both of Alamogordo, were taken into custody after a tense late evening standoff.

Shortly after 11 pm, New Mexico State Police uniformed officers in Alamogordo were alerted to a silver GMC SUV that fled the U.S. Border Patrol check point on U.S. 70 and was being pursued by Border Patrol and Otero County Sheriff's deputies towards Alamogordo.

State Police responded to assist in the pursuit. During the course of the...

Page 2 of 180