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Police: Robbery suspect still at large

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man that robbed a local gas station at gunpoint.

The unidentified man failed to score any cash from an attempted robbery at Little Caesar’s pizza, but about12 minutes later, that same man allegedly got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Conoco gas...

One for the money, two for the show: Gun-toting robber hits gas station

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After an unidentified man with a gun failed to score any cash from an attempted robbery at Little Caesar's pizza, about12 minutes later, that same man allegedly got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Conoco gas station on West Highway 66 May 4.

Initial reports could not confirm that that the two incidents were connected, however, video surveillance does confirm that the same man was located at both places during the time the attempted robbery and robbery took place.

The man is described as an Hispanic male of light complexion, with a goatee, approximately 5'6" to 5'8" tall and in his 30s or 40s. He showed both of his victims a small black handgun.

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Weekly Crime Blotter

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From intoxicated people, trespassing, burglary and domestic disputes, citizens need to be vigilantes in their neighborhoods and call police for any suspicious activity occurring in the area that they live.

Gallup Police Capt. Rick White said that GPD “definitely needs citizen's help” in order to curb crime in the city.

A scary and recent trend is happening now causing GPD to warn citizens to guard their mailboxes.

“For the past couple of weeks, unknown person(s) are going around to various mailboxes and stealing outgoing mail or incoming mail,” White said.

He explained that the suspects are removing checks out of mail, changing the check and cashing it for large...

GPD cracking down on public drinking

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The Gallup Police Department recently re-instituted a new way of catching individuals that drink in public. Unless there are warrants or exigent circumstances, the offenders are taken to Gallup Detox or released and then later summonsed into court.

• Davey Cooeyate, 36, of Zuni, was found pouring beer into a cup in the downtown walkway.

• Jefford Baker, 52, of Gallup, was seen drinking behind El Dorado on West 66.

• Alvin Willie, 53, of Gallup, and Felix Nelson, 31, of Vanderwagen, were seen drinking just off of South Second Street.

• Emilena Wilson, 32, of Sanders, Ariz. was found drinking a “clear colored liquid from a vodka bottle” on the curb at Home Depot. She was...


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Loren Eric John, 30, Sheep Springs, NM

After striking another vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident, John was pointed out to Officer Justin Benally for driving away with no headlights on. Benally stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be showing signs of intoxication as well as having at least one open container of beer inside his vehicle. John was booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center April 24, on his second charge of driving while intoxicated among other multiple charges.

Charmaine Montoya, 25, Mentmore, NM

Montoya was charged with her first Driving While Intoxicated after she backed into a marked Gallup Police vehicle April 26. That same vehicle...

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