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Weekly Police Activity Report

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The Gallup Police Department kept up their warrant business last week, and  the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office dealt with some school problems and some felony counts on their side of the jurisdictional line.GPD Warrants

Allan Burke (Parole/Probation); Wilenger Charlie (Municipal Court-10); Debra Damon...

Running for warriors: Navajo Code Talker 29K/10K Run

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The 3rd Annual Navajo Code Talker 29K/10K Run was staged Sept. 10 at the Navajo Nation Museum.

This gathering brought together the local communities to engage with one another through health and fitness. They also got to meet a few of the elite soldiers, the Navajo Nation’s prized treasure, the Navajo Code Talkers. Two of the honorable Navajo Code Talkers that were in attendance was John Kinsel, Sr. and Peter McDonald.

Approximately 200 participants ages from young to experienced were among the registered to run the 29K/10K. Many supporters were in attendance to cheer on their beloved contestant. The Navajo Code Talker Run brought together family...

Officials, others remember Pete Domenici

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Wednesday morning, news broke that former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici died at the age of 85.

Domenici served six terms in office and was widely respected in the state and beyond. Nearly immediately, remembrances and statements from New Mexico officials and others began flowing in, lauding Domenici, both from his fellow Republicans and Democrats who respected his work.

NM Political Report collected the statements throughout the day, many of which referenced his work on mental health and his support of New Mexico’s national labs.

Gov. Susana Martinez called it a “sad day for all New Mexicans.”

“His devotion to our state was evident throughout his lengthy career. He tirelessly...

Kayenta man sentenced to 27 years in prison

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Convicted for kidnapping, violent assault

PHOENIX – This week, Eli Sloan, 45, of Kayenta, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 330 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.  Last year, Sloan was convicted of six offenses following a jury trial, including kidnapping, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse, assault with intent to commit aggravated sexual abuse, assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to an intimate partner, and assault by strangling an intimate partner.

On Oct. 4, 2015, Sloan kidnapped the victim and held her overnight in a rural area near Kayenta, Ariz.  Eventually, he took her to a trailer, where...


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Devin Spencer

09.09.17, 01:40 am

DWI, 1st Offense

While on routine patrol within the city of Gallup, Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin was dispatched to the area of Valley View Road and Aztec Avenue in reference to a rollover vehicle crash. The driver was identified as Spencer and his passenger was listed as Angel Martinez. Spencer tried to claim he was the only occupant of the pickup, but another GPD Officer saw Martinez walking west and then south to get away from the scene. He was soon tracked down and returned to the scene by the other Officer.

Spencer claimed he was distracted by his cell phone just before driving into the median and initially claimed...
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