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Gold King Mine Spill’s ground water investigated in NM

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Sediments left behind

FARMINGTON– Seven well water testing teams were deployed by the New Mexico Environment Department in concert with the Environmental Protection Agency  to test domestic water wells near the Animas River which flows through Farmington and Aztec, New Mexico Aug. 11.

“Although the Gold King Mine...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Dean Miller, 45, of Las Vegas, NV was attempting to deliver products to the Family Dollar store in Ramah Aug. 10, when he saw a red Jeep blocking the delivery doorway. When he “kindly” asked the driver to move his vehicle, the man grabbed his genitals and then accused Miller of “coming onto him.” The suspect is described as a Native American male in his 20’s with glasses. The clerk at the store told McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Turney that he had been parked “for a long time.”


MCSO Deputy Arthur Rahimi took a property damage report Aug. 8 on Rust Ave. According to the report, the complainant told Rahimi that her roommate’s...

Two mothers found intoxicated, arrested

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The Gallup Police Department arrested two mothers after they found them intoxicated in the care of their children.

Woman arrested after fight with kids, parents

GPD Officer Charles Steele arrested Rebecca Harrison, 32, July 29 after being called to the residence on Clark Ave. to investigate a domestic dispute which had turned physical.

“Upon my arrival – the front door was open and we could hear commotion,” Steele said in his report. “The front screen door had what appeared to be blood smears along the glass.”

In the back room, they found Douglas Harrison, 57, of Window Rock, Ariz. holding down Rebecca. Her mother Geri was emotional and crying.

Douglas and Geri told...

Uncover narcotics agents bust alleged drug dealers

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Two more people have been arrested on various drug charges due to the diligence and hard work of undercover narcotics agents. The agent responsible for the latest arrests, hereby referred to as Agent, was met with in a secure undisclosed location. The Gallup Sun does not disclose the identity of undercover officers.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

According to the arrest warrant, filed by Agent, Gallup Police Department Officer Matthew Graham responded to La Cima Dr. Jan. 29 to check on a male who was reportedly “slumped over the steering wheel.”

“Patrol got called out for someone who was down and out in a vehicle, they arrested him for being under the influence,” Agent...


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Tommy Nelson, 52, PO Box Gallup

Aug. 11, 12:10 am

6th DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeff Marez arrested Nelson on his sixth DWI, making it a felony charge. According to Marez’s report, he was behind Nelson while driving south on Highway 491. Marez watched as the vehicle stopped after the intersection of 491 and Jefferson.

“I first thought the truck was trying to get me to rear end him, but then the truck started to travel southbound again at a slow rate of speed,” Marez said in his report.

Marez stopped the vehicle and saw visible signs of intoxication. After several failed field sobriety tests, he placed Nelson under arrest. According to the report, Nelson...

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