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Captured: Johnny Black Arrested

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SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. – Johnny Black was spotted by a Santa Ana Tribal Police officer near Warrior Fuel on U.S. 550 in Bernalillo.  Black was successfully taken into custody and arrested by the Santa Ana Tribal Police.

Black is wanted for shooing at a State Police officer on June 25, 2018 in Espanola, and shooting at a...

Woman steals beer, rampages in local Allsup’s store

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A confrontation between a convenience store clerk and a woman wielding a knife has led to aggravated battery charges against an Albuquerque woman.

Amber Yazzie, 23, has also been charged with concealing her identity.

The incident began about midnight on June 27 when a clerk at the Allsup store, 112 Arnold St., said a woman came in and grabbed a pack of beer and began to leave the store without paying.

The clerk, Josiah Yazzie, refused to let her leave and finally she dropped the beer. But before she left, she reportedly punched the clerk in the jaw and then left.

The clerk said he saw three men get out of a car as Amber Yazzie walked back to the store, carrying a brass knuckle...

WANTED: Reward Offered for Johnny Black

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Santa Fe Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to the capture and arrest of Johnny Black.  Anyone with information will remain completely anonymous.

The New Mexico State Police is actively searching for Johnny Black, 32, of Pojoaque, NM.  Black is wanted for shooing at a State Police officer on June 25, 2018 in Espanola, and shooting at a Rio Arriba County Deputy a week prior.

Johnny Black is 5'10" tall weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has "Death Before Dishonor" tattooed on his chest and two large and distinctive lions heads tattooed on the left side of his neck.   He also has tattoos on his right leg, left shoulder, and...

‘Wild Thing’ to pile on the excitement for its 25th anniversary

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Expect the unexpected next weekend

The 25th annual Wild Thing Championship Bullriding rolls into Red Rock Park July 13-14. This year’s event promises to live up to the excitement and visitor expectations, as said by event organizer Larry Peterson.

“There’s always something special at Wild Thing,” he said.

The concept for Wild Thing began brewing in Peterson’s head about 26 years ago, with the goal to putting on a fun, professional show for everyone to enjoy. From bringing in top pyrotechnics, bucking bulls, announcers and funny men, Peterson said he and organizers try to improve the event every year.

“[We] just keep fighting hard and climbing that ladder...

Northside residents say street drinkers continue to negatively impact city

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GPD Chief Phillip Hart on hand to answer tough questions

In the first six months of the year, there have been upwards of 29,000 calls to the police department, Gallup Police Chief Phillip Hart said. Police expect calls to increase during July 4th festivities, as alcohol consumption increases and the city swells with visitors.

The most common call pertains to intoxicated individuals, Hart said. He also said they receive thousands of these calls, known as a code 203.

“We have to prioritize the calls we go on,” Hart said during a community meeting at the Neighborhood Senior Center, 607 N. Fourth St., June 28.

While frequent calls on transient activities are lower priorities, acts of...

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