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High hopes for big payday crushed

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As two Red Rock 10 theater employees counted down company cash at the end of business hours, around 10:30 pm Nov. 28, a knock on the door quickly turned a routine task into a dangerous one as Ivan Brodie, who disguised his face with a blue bandana, attempted to strong arm his way toward some easy cash pickings with...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Sammie Duboise, Jr.

11/14, 12:10 am

Aggravated DWI

Duboise, 36, of Grants was pulled over while McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Merle Bates was working the DWI Task Force Patrol. Duboise was driving 84 mph down southbound State Highway 602. He showed all the signs of intoxication and fumbled to pull his driver’s license from his pocket.

He was booked for an aggravated DWI for blowing .18 and .16 – more than twice the legal limit – during the Breath Alcohol Content test.

Stephanie Leann Womble

11/13, 3:09 am

2nd DWI

Womble was lucky that no one was hurt, except her, when she was driving her Buick Verano and crashed into a parked, blue Ford 4x4 F150...

NN Fish and Wildlife seeking public’s help – Raptors being killed for their tail feathers

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The Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking information regarding the illegal killing of multiple hawks and a falcon in northwest New Mexico. Our office was notified on Nov. 10 that several dead hawks had been found dumped on the side of a dirt road near Tohatchi.

A total of eight birds were recovered by NNDFW Wildlife Conservation Officers, and include three Ferruginous Hawks, four Red-Tailed Hawks, and one Prairie Falcon.

All birds were confirmed to have been shot and all were left on the side of the road with their tail feathers removed. Although the birds were dumped in the vicinity of Tohatchi, it is possible that the poaching occurred elsewhere or at several...

Tragedy curtailed: Police, fire dept. locate elderly man

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When an elderly man walked out of McKinley Manor at about 7:20 pm Wednesday, Gallup Police Department officers and Gallup Fire Department firefighters knew they had to find him quickly as temperatures began plummeting.

And they did with the help of a thermal imaging device. The man was found "down and out" at about 10 pm, about 200 yards from his home, GPD Capt. Rick White said.

The temperature was 23 degrees at that time, but the man was alive and transported to a local hospital.

"If there hadn't been a quick response this gentleman would have passed away," White said.

White also noted that the man's family was quick to notify police that he was missing and even volunteered in the...

Elderly man dies in accident

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Gallup Police Department investigators will have to look to the results of an autopsy for answers on what caused Johnie Williams, 80, to run a stop sign and hit another vehicle.

GPD Capt. Rick White said that alcohol was not a factor in the crash that occurred at about 4 pm Wednesday.

"It looks like it might be a medical reason, possibly," he said.

The accident took place at Mendoza and Armand Ortega Rd, near Western Skies Trailer Park. Williams was traveling southbound on Armand Ortega when he hit another vehicle heading westbound on Mendoza.

The other driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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