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Carmelita Ann Darwin

Dec. 7, 10:44 pm

1st DWI, Aggravated

It was late at night on U.S. Highway 66 when a vehicle ran a stoplight and almost hit Gallup Police Department Officer Victor Madrid’s patrol car. When Madrid pursued the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop, he noticed it swerving side to side and...

GPD Officer's funeral set for Friday

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Retired Detective Donald Howard passed away December 18, 2017 after losing his battle to brain cancer.

Donations can be made through any Wells Fargo Bank through the account "Donald Howard's Donation Account."

There will be a viewing for family and friends tomorrow, Thursday December 21 @3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Rollie's mortuary.

There will be an escort beginning at the Gallup Police Department @ 10:00 AM. Services will be Friday, December 22 @ 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church located at 2112 College Drive, Gallup, New Mexico.

Family, friends, fellow officers and the community are welcome to join. Line up will begin around 9:00 AM. Civilian parking will be to the North of the...

Balderas announces charity sweep

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Staff Reports

ALBUQUERQUE – On Dec. 19, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the launch of the New Mexico Charities Compliance Sweep. The Office of the Attorney General has started sending out notices to charities across the state that are delinquent in their registration and reporting requirements as required by the Charitable Solicitations Act. The sweep offers delinquent charities the opportunity to come into compliance without having to face formal legal action.

“New Mexicans who open their hearts and wallets deserve to know where their hard-earned money is being spent by a charity,” Balderas said. “I am offering charities the opportunity to self-report and come into...

UPDATE: Friday night crash victim ID'd

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By Deswood Tome

Sun Correspondent


Friday night’s single car crash at the intersection of U.S. Route 491 and State Highway 264 claimed the life of Cree Oceana Silver, 27, of Pinon, Ariz., according to Ray Wilson, spokesperson for the New Mexico State Police.

The initial investigation reveals that Silver, who was driving a 1996 Volvo, attempted to turn west onto 264 and failed to negotiate the turn and collided into the overpass. A State Police officer described the scene as “gruesome.”  Vehicle pieces of the initial impact right of the roadway were scattered along side the road.

Silver was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt, Wilson's report states. In addition, the...

During a cold winter, GPD officers take steps to serve their community

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The Sun rides along with Officer Hughte on his Dec. 11 patrol

Gallup Police Department Officers continued their open field searches across the city on Dec. 11, in an effort to prevent exposure deaths during the winter months. Recent cold weather has gripped the community, and the recent death of a Window Rock man on the east side of Gallup has been considered exposure related.

Community service aide officers from the police department patrol arroyos, fields, hills, back areas of businesses, rocky purchases and overnight camps that spring up across the city. The black and white vans of the CSAs are a familiar sight on city streets.

GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said camps erected by...

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