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North Side Gallup man jailed on drug trafficking charge

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Bust was result of multi-agency investigation

GALLUP – A Gallup man was jailed April 7 on a felony drug charge as the result of a multi-agency bust on Black Diamond Canyon Drive.

Lt. Pat Salazar of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Gonzales, 41, of 327 Black Diamond Canyon Drive, was taken into...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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3/29, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

A lovers spat in Thoreau allegedly crossed the line, according McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai’s report. A man said the he was assaulted with a coffee cup, rock and was held against his will by his girlfriend Phoebia Lee. Both had redness and bumps on their bodies, but Lee took it too far by absconding with his vehicle keys. A witness said that she also held him by the shirt, which prevented the victim from leaving the scene.

Lee, 30, faces the charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment and also had an outstanding bench warrant.


3/28, SPITTING MACHINE

Yes, spitting on a police officer is considered assault. ...

President Begaye says Winslow shooting warrants investigation

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WINSLOW, Ariz – According to a press release issued by the City of Winslow, on Mar. 27, at 4 pm, Winslow Police officers were dispatched to the Circle K located at 323 N. Williamson Avenue to investigate a report of a shoplifting.

Officers were alerted to search for a subject described as a Native American female wearing gray sweatpants and a white top. Officers located a subject fitting this description in the area.

The press release states that while attempting to take the subject into custody, a struggle ensued. The subject displayed a weapon which the responding officer perceived as a substantial threat. The officer discharged his weapon resulting in the death of 27-year-old...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Leonard L. Doctor

March 24, 5:10 pm

8th DWI, Aggravated

It would be interesting to find out what kind of sentence and fines the courts will hand down to Doctor, who this time around got into an accident near T&R Market, then fled the scene. According to MCSO Deputy Merlin Benally’s report, Doctor nearly eluded him. He had sped off in a Ford Mustang, but Benally was finally able to catch up with him at North Clekai and Tso Drive in Yahtahey. He didn’t fare well on field sobriety tests and blew a .32 and .30 during the breath tests, meaning … he was totally wasted.

Christopher James

Feb. 28, 3:04 am

3rd DWI

James is the latest in another case of driver passing...

AG announces $605K judgements in Meth Money Laundering Case

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Alamogordo, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced March 28 that an Alamogordo judge, the Honorable James W. Counts, assessed $605,000 in penalties against brothers Joe and Robert Chavez, nicknamed “the AZ Boys”, who ran a meth-trafficking operation between New Mexico and Arizona.

In 2014, both were convicted at trial of felonies including racketeering, conspiracy, drug trafficking, and multiple counts each of money laundering. The Office of the Attorney General jointly prosecuted these criminal cases with the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The civil penalties, sought by the Office of the Attorney General, are believed to be the first ever assessed in...

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