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Man hit by train

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Derrick Mitchell’s attempt to crawl between two railroad cars to make it to the south side of the tracks resulted in him being hit by train traveling about 30 mph.

Gallup Police Department Detective Charles Wommack said shortly after 5 pm on Oct. 5, Mitchell crawled between the two box cars on the farthest northern...

Good timing help police net dangerous fugitive

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Gallup Police Department experienced a stroke of luck in catching an alleged dangerous rapist and murderer that was recently passing through the area.

Jeffrey Olivarez is wanted for the murder and rape of Jessica E. Blansett.

GPD Detective Charles Wommack said on Oct. 2 he received a call from Ford County, KS officials about Olivarez possibly being in the area, at a local scrapyard.

Wommack said he and Det. Mark Spencer followed a hunch and found Olivarez at All City Recycling. He was working there for the day to pay for some repairs done to his vehicle.

Wommack said Olivarez had also tried to sell the vehicle, but was unsuccessful.

He was arrested without incident Oct. 3, for a...

Road map meeting for Gold King Mine spill

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FARMINGTON—There will be a Road Map Meeting, regarding the Gold King Mine Spill. The meeting will discuss the Long Term-Effects on New Mexico.

The NM Environmental Health Department is forming, The Long-Term Impact Review Team. With your help, the State of New Mexico is developing the comprehensive Road Map forward. This is to ensure that scientific attention and oversight is provided for water, sediment, agriculture, health, and wildlife. This is necessary after three million gallons of contaminated mine wastewater flowed through the Animas and San Juan Rivers leaving behind a trail of heavy metals deposited into the rivers’ ecosystems.

The Long-Term Citizen Advisory Committee...

Local drug dealer arrested during raid

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Gallup Police Department’s narcotics and K9 teams netted 78 grams of heroin when they conducted a drug raid Oct. 6 at David Grijalva’s residence, 104 S. First Street, Apt. 6.

Grijalva, 63, was part of a three-month long investigation, in which during that time he allegedly  sold drugs to undercover narcotics agents.

GPD Capt. Rick White said the drugs confiscated were sent to the state’s Forensic Laboratories Bureau for testing to confirm the presence of heroin. When police receive confirmation, they’ll be able to charge Grijalva for possession of a controlled substance.

Meanwhile, he was arrested for trafficking drugs and is being held at the McKinley County Adult Detention...


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Davis Jameson

9/25, 12:37 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Davis Jameson made a sudden left turn onto Basilio, from Aztec, right in front of Gallup Police Department Officer Douglas Hoffman. The sudden turn forced Hoffman to slam on his brakes. According to the report, Hoffman stopped the car and conducted a traffic stop. Davis smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes.

Hoffman asked Davis, if he’d had anything to drink and Davis said that he hadn’t. Later, Davis admitted to having three Fire Balls, the report stated.

During the field sobriety tests Davis reportedly swayed from side to side, failed to follow instructions, and fell over. Davis agreed to take a...

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