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Weekly Crime Blotter

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Aggravated Assault


McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Gabrielle Puhuyesva was called to the Ramirez apartments, for a domestic dispute. The female caller was Tasheena Benally. According to the report, Benally told Metro her boyfriend Gabriel Ramos threatened her with a potato peeler. Benally reported that she and...


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Florinda Jones

Aggravated DWI

9/18, 8:48 pm

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne King observed a gray Jeep Patriot that was swerving. The vehicle was traveling about 40 mph in a 55 mph posted speed zone. The driver was stepping repeatedly on the breaks. According to the report, King approached the passenger side door advised the driver, later identified as Florida Jones, of her actions. Jones smelled of alcohol and did not have a driver’s license on hand. King asked Jones to get out of the vehicle and she complied, with difficulty. Jones slid down the side of the vehicle unable to stand and was arrested for aggravated DWI.

Dorian Begay


9/17, 12:21...

Gallup High School Homecoming 2015

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BREAKING NEWS: Pinnacle Bank east robbed

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By Babette Herrmann

Pinnacle Bank on 1804 E. Aztec Ave was robbed at 10:37 am Friday. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said that witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male with a mustache in his early twenties, between 5'7" - 5'8" tall, and medium build.

He has a tattoo on his neck and right inner forearm. He was wearing sunglasses, a black short-sleeved polo shirt with a red long-sleeved shirt under it, black pants, and dark-colored boots. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a light grey or white brim. Cap has an image of the "California Republic" emblem.

"He walked in and told cashier to put the money in a bag," White said.

The suspect left the bank headed...

Carmen Moffett receives raise during closed session

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Fellow Board of Education members granted Gallup-McKinley County Schools interim Superintendent Carmen Moffett a raise during an executive closed session Sept. 21. It appears she will continue to act as special education director and interim superintendent.

Multiple attempts were made by phone to reach Moffett. However, she has not responded as of press time.

Moffett was appointed as interim superintendent after Frank Chiapetti was placed on administrative leave last month. District 5 board member Lynn Huenemann said the investigation by Dan Patterson is ongoing.

“The [investigation] will be done soon” he said. “I’d hoped it would be done last meeting, or by the meeting...

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