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Gallup Police Department wants their citizens to wear their seat belts and watch out for scams. The Click It or Ticket National Mobilization period has begun and officers are working hard to check that all those traveling in vehicles are wearing their seat belts.

“Everybody wear your seat belts, everyone in the vehicle...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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All citizens need to be watching their property, especially their mailboxes as thieves are stealing checks from incoming and outgoing mail in order to rewrite them and cash them for larger amounts. Gallup Police Capt. Rick White said that this has been going on for several weeks now and they need the public’s help to catch the culprits.

“Anybody who sees anyone tampering with mail needs to call the police,” he said. “They are going into mailboxes and altering checks, going into banks and attempting to cash them.”

White said it would be a good idea for citizens to mail checks by going directly to the post office and not leave them in the mailbox.

“Not only this crime, but...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Tina Calavaza, 37, Gallup, N.M.

Calavaza was arrested May 5 after a vehicle crash in the area of Day Street and West Highway 66. Calavaza admitted to drinking 99 bananas and taking prescription medication. She was booked into the jail for DWI and for turning movements.

Cheryl Begay, 33, Vanderwagon, N.M.

Begay was seen by Gallup Police Officer Harland Soseeah traveling at almost 10 pm on May 9 without head lights. After a roadside breath test results showed Begay at a .20 and she failed several other field sobriety tests, she refused to take the breath test and was charged with aggravated DWI, driver’s license suspended and/or revoked, no insurance and the original headlight...

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 station on West Highway 66 on 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...

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.

According to Gallup...

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