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McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Monty Yazzie was dispatched to BJ’s Kountry Store at 113 Hwy 371 in reference to a drunk and disorderly suspect, who left the business just before Yazzie’s arrival. Yazzie found Joshua Williams, 20, in the lot of 92 Hwy 371.

The victim, who...

Stabbing reported near Camille’s

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GPD: Suspect at large

A lone suspect remained at large Aug. 18 after a stabbing near Camille’s Sidewalk Café at 306 S. Second St.

Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer said a call about the incident came into dispatch around 9 am that morning. The caller, who was a bystander, reported a stabbing by an unknown male.

Spencer said the victim, believed to be male, was transported to an area hospital, though she did not specify which one.

“We are still gathering details on the situation,” Spencer said. “The investigation is still open.”

An employee who answered the phone at Camille’s said she didn’t know much about the situation, but had heard about somebody...

Man shot on Strong Drive in Gallup

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Victim claimed ‘nobody’ shot him

Just after 10:15 pm on Aug. 10, Gallup Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of 802 S. Strong Dr. in reference to a shooting. One person was confirmed shot.

In front of 801 S. Strong Dr., GPD Officer Timonthy Hughte found a male lying on his left side in the street. Two other individuals were also at the scene — the caller and an off-duty paramedic.

The victim came to as Hughte checked his stomach for the wound, and “got mad at me,” Hughte wrote in his report. The bullet wound was on the victim’s left leg.

The victim did not immediately identify himself and told the officer not to “worry about it,” when asked who shot...


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The legal limit is .08

Rigina Johns

Aug. 6

5th DWI

The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced one of the state’s top 10 DWI fugitives, Rigina Johns, was arrested by the Gallup Police Department. In June, Johns absconded from supervision after being convicted of her fifth DWI. This was the second time Johns ran from the law. She also absconded in 2013 after she was convicted of an aggravated DWI.

“Repeat DWI offenders who are hiding from the law pose a great danger to New Mexico families and can create disasters on our roads,” NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church said. “I’m glad to report that another one of the top 10 DWI fugitives has been...

Sheriff’s investigators looking to ID possible murder suspect

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McKinley County Sheriff Office Investigator Anthony Ashley is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man seen with Sergio Perez-Prieto just days before his body was discovered north of Hassler Valley Road, not far from ATV Motocross road July 9.

Investigators determined that Perez-Prieto was the victim of foul play.

Video surveillance shows Perez-Prieto withdrawing money from a Wells Fargo ATM machine July 4. Ashley said investigators want to talk with the unidentified passenger, seen in the photo donning a thick black leather bracelet, black clothing, and long hair.

“He’s a murder suspect,” MCSO Investigator Merle Bates said.

Perez-Prieto was reported missing by family...

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