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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...

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...

Going undercover pays off in two drug busts

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Gallup Police Department’s Narcotics Unit recently made two arrests – one for selling methamphetamine to an undercover agent – and another as a result of a drug raid.

Terry Commack was arrested Sept. 16 for selling meth to an undercover narcotics agent during the week of June 18. The agent gave an informant $40 for the drugs and witnessed the transaction.

Another drug bust occurred some months back, but resulted in the arrest of Ruben Zepeda. He was served a search warrant by agents, at his apartment located on 103 East Hill, Dec. 4. They found what appeared to be meth and it was sent to the forensic drug lab in Santa Fe, where the substance was confirmed as methamphetamine, a...

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