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Roman Benally, 38, Yahtahey, NM

Benally was arrested June 20 for his third DWI. He was called in by the manager at the Navajo Travel Plaza on West Highway 66 for his actions,which made him appear intoxicated.

Benally then went to his vehicle, which was parked at the gas pumps despite not purchasing gas. He was found...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Unknown suspects took several appliances from an abandoned residence on Alpha Street. The theft occurred sometime between April 1, 2014 and June 20. Anyone with information should contact the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 863-1410.


On June 22, the cashier at T&R Market was battered, according to a report filed by MCSO Deputy Arthur Rahimi. The unknown female came into the business and yelled at the clerk saying that she had accused another female of stealing a purse earlier in the day. The clerk, Regina Nez, told deputies that a purse had been lost earlier in the store, but that she never accused anyone of stealing it. The female grabbed Nez’s...

City Council Roundup: Spotlight on agenda items

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During the City Council meeting, held June 23 in Gallup, Mayor Jackie McKinney and Councilors made short work of their agenda.

Budget: Chief Financial Officer, Patty Holland presented the budget for fiscal year 2016. City Manager Maryann Ustick said the budget is balanced. She explained they were able to balance the budget by making across the board cuts in overtime of 5.6 percent.

In order to pay for an increase in Community Service Aid salaries, police overtime was cut. Councilors approved the budget without discussion, and forecast nearly $87 million in expected revenue for fiscal year 2016.

Electric: Richard Matzke Director of Gallup Electric Department asked for final...

Health Department, CYFD to parents: Don’t leave kids in hot cars

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SANTA FE–The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Children’s Youth and Families Department (CYFD) urge New Mexico parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car.

Nine children have died in New Mexico from heatstroke after being left in hot cars since 1998. Safe Kids Worldwide reports an average of 37 children have died in hot cars each year in the U.S. in that same time period. Of those lives lost, 53 percent resulted from adults intentionally or unintentionally leaving children unattended in automobiles. An additional 47 percent resulted from children gaining access to unlocked vehicles without supervision.

“We don’t want to see this tragedy happen...

Woman abandons daughter by being too intoxicated

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Gallup Police Department officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Princeton June 21 to check on a blue van which had a flat tire. The license plate of the vehicle belonged revealed that it belonged to Lisamarie Manygoats, 36, of Brimhall, NM. Metro Dispatch had given out an attempt to locate on Manygoats earlier in the day in reference to her being under the influence of drugs or alcohol with her 9-year-old daughter in tow, according to the report filed by Officer Valerie Wilson.

Wilson found the van around 1 pm abandoned in front of a residence on Princeton.

“The van was parked about two and [a] half feet from the curb,” Wilson said in her report.

The right front tire...

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