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Weekly Crime Blotter

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Woman arrested with ‘glass’

Sept. 8

Sharon Tolino was charged along with three others, for breaking and entering, at the old Alpine Lumber Mill. The suspect, Tolino, was also charged with possession of a controlled and prohibited substance. Gallup Police Department Officer Chris Molina discovered...

Detwiler molests second child while out on bond

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William Detwiler of Vanderwagen has struck again. This time while out on bond and awaiting trial for criminal sexual contact with a child and false imprisonment.

This time he was nabbed for alleged enticement of a child, aggravated stalking of a victim under 16 years of age, false imprisonment, battery, and assault Aug. 10.

The previous alleged assault occurred April 21.

In April, Detwiler assaulted a local teen who hopped in his car for a ride. He talked the teen into removing his pants and reportedly fondled the young man. Detwiler posted bond and was released April 22, the following day of his arrest.

There’s reportedly good evidence in this case as the teen took out his camera...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Christella Yazzie, 44, Ganado, Ariz.

Sept. 5, 10:39 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Department Officer Angelo Cellicion responded to the scene of an accident on Interstate 40 at Mile Marker 23 where he discovered Yazzie sitting in her vehicle. He noted in his report that the driver’s side door had sustained heavy damage. Yazzie told the officer that a semi-truck hit her and left the scene. Cellicion noticed immediately the slurred speech and red eyes. Yazzie said she had drank Old English “alcoholic beverage” that evening. She failed the field sobriety tests and the two breath tests revealed a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.23 and 0.22.

Ryan Thompson, 28, Gallup, NM

Sept. 1...

Next steps for solar ranch

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo-Hopi Land Commission announced that it will explore the next phase of activity, Pre-Construction, at Site 1 of the Paragon-Bisti Solar Ranch comprised of 22,000 acres of the Paragon-Bisti Ranch south of Farmington that was selected and conveyed to the Navajo Nation in the late 1980s under the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act of 1974.

Site 1 consists of approximately 1,321-acres adjoining the Bisti Substation on New Mexico State Highway 371, north of De-Na-Zin Wash.

The announcement comes after a work session held in August in which NHLC members received a technical briefing on the Feasibility Study for the Paragon-Bisti Solar Ranch from Tetra Tech - a...

Erin Brockovich visits the Navajo Nation

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SHIPROCK—Famed environmentalist Erin Brockovich visited the Navajo Nation Sept. 8, to see firsthand the damages caused by the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez met with Brockovich in Shiprock, at the hogan of Perry Begaye, to provide a briefing on the water contamination.

Chapter officials, community health representatives, Navajo Abandoned Mine Land staffers and tribal employees were also present for the report.

Brockovich said the plight of water contamination is being played out across the country and commended the efforts of Begaye and Nez to stand up to the US EPA.

“You are standing strong for your land...

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