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From heroin to detention

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MCSO Deputy Johnson Lee noticed a man behaving oddly while filling up with gas at the Giant gas station in the American Heritage Plaza Oct. 16.

The man, Steve Howe, exited a vehicle parked in the Sonic parking lot across the street and was throwing his hands in the air while talking on his cellphone. Lee caught up with...


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Ryan J. Spencer

10/17, 11:10 pm

Aggra­vated DWI

Spencer fled the scene of an accident, according to Gallup Police Department Officer Chee Khaera’s report. When police caught up with Spencer and asked for identification, he handed the officer a debit card. Spencer, 25, had to balance himself on the vehicle when exiting to take field sobriety tests, which he later failed.  He refused to take the two required breath tests to determine breath alcohol content, saying “It doesn’t matter I am gonna suicide anyway,” the report stated.

Larry Livingston

10/13, 4:36 pm

Aggravated 4th DWI

GPD Officer Valerie Wilson responded to hit and run accident at 215 Arnold...

Woman’s body found in field

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Gallup Police Department responded to a call about a woman found unconscious in a field, north of Magic Car Wash on West Jefferson Avenue Oct. 14. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An official from the Office of the Medical Investigator arrived on scene to poke around for clues to how the woman died. GPD Capt. and spokesman Rick White said based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that that no foul play was involved and she died sometime during the night.

The Native American woman was sleeping on a tarp and was covered with a blanket when a woman from a nearby homeless encampment discovered her body. Police arrived on the scene, shortly before 7:30 am.

White said the...

Robbery suspects still on the lam

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Police asking for public’s help

Pinnacle Bank Robber Wanted

Despite solid images of the suspect’s face and tattoos, the man that robbed Pinnacle Bank east is still at large.

Pinnacle Bank on 1804 E. Aztec Ave was robbed at 10:37 am Sept. 25. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said that witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male with a mustache in his early twenties, between 5’7” - 5’8” tall, and medium build.

He has a tattoo on his neck and right inner forearm. He was wearing sunglasses, a black short-sleeved polo shirt with a red long-sleeved shirt under it, black pants, and dark-colored boots. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a light...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Thoreau, 10/11

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne King was dispatched to a call of an abandoned trailer on fire on Frontier Street in Thoreau, shortly after 9 pm. According to the deputy’s report, Thoreau Fire Department Commander Jake Laroy said the fire started in the living room. The caller who reported the fire stated that she noticed a white pickup truck in the area, and didn’t notice anyone on foot in the area.


Gallup, 10/10

MCSO Deputy Josie Bowman took an incident report regarding a white Nissan SUV abandoned near a ditch, near the motocross arena. The incident report states that the vehicle “was high center and the...

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