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Police union votes no confidence on acting chief

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Boyd under fire for alleged oppression within department

For the past four years, Franklin Boyd has had a major role in running the Gallup Police Department, first as acting police chief when Robert Cron retired, then as deputy chief under Phillip Hart. When Hart left the department, Boyd became acting chief again as the...

New state PRC commissioners sworn in

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Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, Jeff Byrd and Stephen Fischmann join the commission

SANTA FE – Two of the three newly elected Public Regulation Comission commissioners, Theresa-Becenti Aguilar and Stephen Fischmann, were sworn in Jan. 1 at the offices of the PRC in the PERA Building at 1120 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

Elected Nov. 6, 2018, Becenti-Aguilar represents the Commission’s Western New Mexico District 4 and Fischmann represents the Southern New Mexico District 5.

The third newly elected commissioner, Jeff Byrd, who represents the Eastern New Mexico District 2, was separately sworn in at the Quay County Courthouse in Tucumcari Jan. 1.

Becenti-Aguilar previously served as...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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12/26, Gallup

The Gallup Police Department is investigating a report of a car burglary at 1516 E. Hwy 66 in which a Gamerco woman reported a stolen purse.

The victim said she was at work at about 11 pm Dec. 26, when she noticed her car had been broken into. She said she had been to the car about an hour before and, at that time, it was all right.

The victim said her purse had been on the passenger seat and contained her driver’s license and some paperwork.

Police checked out the vehicle and found one of the windows had been busted and there was glass covering the front seats. The weapon used to break the window was not found.



12/26, Gallup



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Charmaine Wilson

Dec. 21, 12:56 pm

Aggravated DWI (3rd offense)

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero said he was dispatched to State Road 122 in connection with a report of a drunk driver.

When he arrived at the scene, he met with another deputy, Jonathan Todachine, and saw a red Ford truck.

Todachine said he first saw the vehicle parked on the side of County Road 61. When he approached the vehicle, he noticed the driver, later identified as Wilson, 32, of Thoreau, passed out behind the wheel.

He said he tried several times to wake her up without any success. Finally, she woke up, looked up at him and proceeded to drive away. He said he followed...

One dead in c-store shooting

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Gallup Police Department officers were dispatched to Allsup's convenience store at 112 Arnold St. at about 11:18 pm on Jan. 9 in reference to a subject who was shot.

The shooting victim, identified as 21-year-old Logan L. Francisco of Gallup, was transported to the hospital, but did not survive, GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said.

Gallup Police detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide. Anyone who has any information on this case is asked to contact GPD detectives at (505) 863-9365 during business hours, or (505) 722-2231 after business hours.

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