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Weekly Crime Blotter

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Gallup Police are currently looking for an unknown male who attempted to rob Subway at 409 West Aztec Ave. According to the poster, on July 13 a male entered the establishment and told the cashier that he was robbing her. Due to the male appearing intoxicated, she didn’t take him seriously and closed...

Police Investigation: Local man shot, hospitalized in Albuquerque

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The Gallup Police Department responded to a shots fired call July 10 shortly after 11pm, according to Captain Rick White.

“Friday, about 11:16pm, officers were dispatched to First and Lincoln in reference to shots being fired,” White said.

North First and East Lincoln is located a mere two blocks from Maloney Avenue and just a short walk from two highly utilized neighborhood parks as well as a school and a church.

While the incident is still very much under investigation, witnesses were able to identify a vehicle that was in the area at the time the shots were heard.

“A white Blazer was seen leaving the scene,” White said.

Officers quickly located that vehicle, shortly...

Bar room brawl leads to arrest

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Andres Pinto, 31, Albuquerque was arrested after an alleged bar fight July 11. According to the police report, filed by GPD Officer Timothy Hughte, Pinto’s brother said that he had picked up his brother and gone to Sports Page.

Pinto asked for the vehicle keys so that he could charge his cell phone and his brother later discovered that Pinto had taken off with his vehicle. He told police that he called his brother told him to bring his “vehicle back to the bar due to his intoxication level.”

Pinto returned to the bar where they began to argue.

The argument continued into the bar where the bouncer, Gary Hallock, 44, of Gallup got involved and asked Pinto to leave. When Pinto...

Serial burglary suspect caught

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After almost two hours of handling burglary calls and searching for a male subject in the Mossman area, Jeremy Henry, 23, OF Gallup was arrested on multiple burglary counts July 14.

According to the statement of probable cause, filed by Gallup Police Department Officer Matthew Ashley, officers responded to a call of a broken window at the New Mexico Gas Company on East Aztec in the early morning hours,.

While searching the area, Officer Victor Rodriguez “saw movement in the bushes, then he saw a male subject.”

Rodriguez ran after the man who had took off running eastbound from the area of Verdi Drive  and Aida Court. Rodriguez lost visual contact with the man.

While getting...

Man crashes into motel, gets fourth DWI

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George Touchine, 69, of Tohatchi, NM was arrested July 5 after he drove a vehicle into a room at the Zia Motel on east 66.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Gallup Police Department Officer Timothy Hughte, he was called to the Zia Motel around 7:44 pm and arrived there to see a black Ford passenger vehicle halfway inside of a motel room.

Touchine was in the driver’s seat, and had to climb to the backseat to get out of the vehicle. Witnesses said that they removed the keys from the vehicle after he had driven into the room a second time.

Several witnesses came forward regarding the crash, according to the complaint. One male said he was standing outside with his friend...

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