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Weekly Police Activity Report

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2/20, Thoreau

McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the men responsible for stealing a trailer from Elkins Pawn Shop in Thoreau Feb. 20.

It was on that date that Dick Elkins reported to the sheriff’s office that someone walked up to the gate on his property and cut the lock...


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Kimberly Benally

Feb. 5, 12:04 am

DWI, Aggravated

Just after midnight, Metro Dispatch received a report of a reckless driver on Interstate 40. The caller said she was just going past Iyanbito when she saw a vehicle almost hit a U-Haul truck.

McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies set up at Milepost 35 and saw the vehicle as well as the caller go by. MCSO Dep. James Garylie said he began following the suspected vehicle and observed him going over the centerline so he initiated a traffic stop.

When he went up and spoke to Benally, she said that she was coming back from Albuquerque and was tired, but Garylie said he smelled the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from the...

AG Balderas announces Roswell murderer to stay in prison

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ROSWELL, N.M. – On Feb. 19, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division and affirmed the convictions of Steven Lee Lucero for the 2014 brutal murder of Isaiah Sanchez in Roswell.

The defendant set into motion a methodical plan to rob the defendant that ended in the murder of the victim and the ultimate theft of just $15 from the victim’s wallet.

Balderas released the following statement:

“Keeping the most violent, dangerous offenders behind bars in New Mexico is our priority. I am thankful to the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Roswell Police Department...

Knife fight lands two in hospital

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Staff Reports

Gallup police responded to a call about a reported stabbing just after noon Feb. 21.

Gallup Police Captain Marinda Spencer said GPD officers responded to a call about a fight at a bus stop on Kachina Street. When they got there, they found two men fighting.

One of the men received a cut on his arm, while the other had what appeared to be a cut to the forehead. Spencer said the cut on the forehead does not appear to be from a knife and may have been caused by the man falling down or hitting his head on something.

Both men have been transported to a local hospital. As of 5 pm the day of the stabbing, no arrests have been made and police have not released the names of...

Suspect arrested in Conoco west robbery attempt, stabbing

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A clerk at a Gallup gas station was transported to the hospital after being stabbed during an armed robbery late Thursday afternoon.

Two Native American males entered the convenience store at the Mustang Conoco, 3302 W. Highway 66, about 5:20 pm, and attempted to run out with beer, heading north from the station. One of the clerks was stabbed in her ribs, and another man standing on the side of the business said the outside of his wrist was sliced by the robber for no reason.

Eric Michael Begaye, 24, of Mentmore has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and robbery.

Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said police questioned several men after the robbery was...

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