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Body found by King Dragon identified

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Gallup Police Department Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said the man found west of King Dragon restaurant May 2  has been identified as Fredlin Allison, 30, of Rock Springs, N.M.

Morrissette said a Community Service Aide worker recognized the deceased man from taking him to the Na’nizhoozhi Center Inc. Gallup Detox Center in...

Gallup Council OK’s Mentmore pump station repair

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Work to start in a matter of weeks, official says

The Gallup City Council unanimously approved an upgrade measure April 26 indirectly related to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Since there is no water and sanitation director since the recent resignation of Vince Tovar, City Electric Director Richard Matzke oversees plant operations in the interim.

As such, Matzke told council members at the regular city meeting that the Mentmore lift station provides sewer service to the area west and north of Interstate 40 and Exit 16. He explained that the station is roughly 15 years old and is in need of some repairs. “The station is designed with two pumps to back each other up in case...

Thieves hit east side Shell station, again

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Black Velvet, Seagrams 7 taken from shelves

Two burglars made off with an assortment of liquor April 23 after breaking and entering the East Side Gilbert Ortega’s Shell Station at 3306 E. Historic Highway 66 at 1:06 a.m. The break-in was the second at the station in as many months. Video surveillance cameras indicate that the robbers were not the same people that hit the station the first time around.

“Upon arrival (with another officer) we noticed the window to the business was shattered,” Gallup patrol officer Victor Rodriguez wrote in a report on the matter.

Rodriguez wrote that a video tape of the incident showed that two still unknown males used a large rock to break a...

Banks work around the clock to thwart cyber crooks

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The Department of Homeland Security in 2004 deemed October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month — a time to raise public consciousness about the ever-more-sophisticated ways in which criminals are trying to steal from working people, businesses and the financial institutions in which they put their money for safekeeping.

But financial institutions think about this problem 365 days a year. Banks invest enormous resources to protect individual and commercial customers from financial security breaches.

Financial institutions have strengthened cybersecurity defenses by embedding chips into credit and debit cards and requiring customers to use two-part authentication to access...

GPD: James resigns prior to hearing

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City had issued intent-

to-terminate notice

The May 2 hearing between Interim Police Chief Franklin Boyd and patrol Officer Carmelita James never took place due to the fact that James resigned the job a few days before the meeting, officials said.

Deputy Police Chief John Allen said James, 26, reiterated that she got into an alleged physical scuffle with her girlfriend, Marissa Watchman, 26, on April 23 at the Shalimar Lounge, 2618 W. Highway 66. A four-year veteran of the Gallup police force, James was subsequently charged with assault on a peace officer and resisting, evading and obstruction, according to a police report on the matter.

“Officer James has resigned,” Allen...

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