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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Sherry Frances Juarez

Jan. 3, 3:31 am

DWI

Gallup Police Department Officer Daniel Brown spotted a GMC Suburban sitting stationary at a stop sign at Carver and Maloney. When he approached Juarez, 35, her head was hanging out the window and she appeared to be sleeping, according...

Man found in car

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Death likely accidental, police say

Gallup Police Department responded to a call at 507 S. 8th St. before the noon hour on Jan. 27, regarding a man who had passed away in his vehicle.

The man, identified as Alexander Diaz, 52, of Gallup, was last seen alive at 8 pm the night before. The cause of death is pending an autopsy and toxicology testing, but GPD Sgt. Roseanne Kavzlarich said the initial investigation revealed that “he had a plug in heater in the car that may have caught fire,” and he may have breathed in carbon monoxide from the smoke while sleeping, leading to his death.

Poll shows support for crime prevention over punishment

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A poll finds that New Mexico voters say that crime prevention should be a priority over punishment.

The group Center for Civic Policy, a progressive group based out of Albuquerque, commissioned the poll from Third Eye Strategies. The group opposes many of the bills to increase penalties that have been introduced this year.

The poll comes as Republicans, especially leadership in the House, have focused the early days of the session largely on legislation that increases penalties for certain crimes.

House Democrats have instead focused much of their attention on ethics, though the legislation they introduced has not yet been given the OK to be heard by Gov. Susana Martinez.

A polling...

Begaye signs first Native Veterans Act into law

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Jan. 26, the 23rd Navajo Nation Council unanimously approved the Navajo Veterans Act, which will serve to establish the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration and Advisory Council.

“The Begaye-Nez Administration has committed the efforts of pertinent departments and resources to pushing this legislation forward and having it approved by the 23rd Navajo Nation Council,” President Russell Begaye said. “By communicating directly with commanders at the agency and local level, hand-in-hand with our veterans, we were able to accomplish what no other administration before has been able to do.”

Up until this point, the Office of the President and Vice...

Bogus bomb threat: Gallup High targeted

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By Shepherd Waldenberger
Sun Correspondent

Gallup High School was placed on lockdown at about 10:15 am Jan 27 due to a bomb threat. No one except police were allowed to enter, and many parents who came for a wrestling meet were stuck waiting outside the fenced in area.
Everyone inside school grounds was evacuated out to the area behind the building. Early reports suggest that the bomb threat was called in, as well as being written on the wall of a girls’ bathroom.
Police conducted a thorough search of the building, and no explosives were found. The lockdown ceased shortly before noon, and the wrestling meet began around noon as well.

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