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Albuquerque bank robbers flee in damaged car

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ALBUQUERQUE — The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a team of robbers who hit an Albuquerque bank on June 22, and fled in a vehicle with front-end damage.

Three suspects were possibly involved, and they fled in a late-model, four-door car with faded gold paint.

The vehicle was missing a front...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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The legal limit is .08.

Ryan Gene Plummer

June 17, 8:30 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Things got a little wild when Gallup Police Department Officer arrived to the scene of a DWI traffic stop to assist three other officers. Plummer was reportedly in possession of an 18-pack of Budweiser that was stolen from the Giant Shell station, 3798 E. Historic Hwy 66.

Officer Dominic Molina said Plummer failed to stop at two red lights before he came to a stop. He also fought with the sergeant who went to handcuff him. And it turns out the 2016 KIA he was driving was reported as stolen.

Plummer, 30, refused both the field sobriety and breath tests. In addition to his DWI charge...

Jim Harlin Community Pantry receives $10,000 donation

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico provided a $10,000 donation to the Jim Harlin Community Pantry June 21 to help fund the Pantry’s Feed McKinley County program.

The donation took place at the JHCP at 1130 Hasler Valley Road. On hand were Alice Perez, chief operating officer at JHCP, Becky Kenny, public information officer with BCBS, and Sammy Chioda, a local businessman and member of the BCBS board of directors.

“It is something that is very respected and very welcomed,” Perez said. “We are thankful for the donation.”

The program provides family-style food products of high nutritional value to supplement meals for qualifying McKinley County residents, Kenny...

Knights Inn robbed

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Lone robber brandished a pistol; undisclosed amount of cash stolen

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

The lone robber of a west side hotel remains on the lam following a June 21 robbery of the Knights Inn & Suites at 3208 W. Historic Hwy 66.

Gallup Police Officer Charles Steele recorded in a report that at about 12:51 am, a male, possibly Native American and wearing a zip-up black hoodie, black sunglasses, and a red bandana, told a desk clerk at the hotel to “give me the money.”

Steele noted that the clerk on duty stated that the robber entered through a west-side door of the two-story building. The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“The suspect walked...

Auditor to hold meetings to discuss sexual assault kits backlog; In Gallup tonight

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SANTA FE– New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller announced meetings around the state with community members and advocates on sexual assault evidence kits, commonly referred to as “rape kits.” The meetings will take place in the areas that have been selected for the Office of the State Auditor’s audit that aims to identify the causes of the statewide rape kit backlog.

Keller will be in Gallup Thursday evening to help shed light on the backlog.



“Our state cannot get to the bottom of the backlog of sexual assault evidence kits without talking to the community members and advocates who have been working on this issue for years,” said State Auditor Tim Keller. “We are working...

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