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Sonya Angeles

2nd DWI

Dec. 18, 5:53 pm

Gallup Police Department Officer John Gonzales was called to the scene of a single vehicle accident at Third Street and Hwy 66 when he encountered Angeles, 27, and noticed the open container of an “alcoholic beverage on the floorboard.”

Gonzales noted that the...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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12/16, GALLUP

An 18-year-old man possibly came within inches of losing his life when Isiah Torrez, 17, wrapped his left arm around his neck and used his right hand to hold a knife to his throat, demanding him to hand over all of his valuables.

According to Gallup Police Department Officer Douglas Hoffman’s report, the victim, who was walking down the street, was ambushed in the area of Stagecoach and Camino Del Sol, by Torrez, the police report states.

The victim said that Torrez told him “to give him everything he had or he was going to cut him and kill him,” the report states.

He handed Torrez his cellphone and wallet. Torrez gave him back the cell...

Sheriff’s looking for information on Wagon Wheel Café burglary

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Restaurant also vandalized

McKinley County Sheriff’s Department Inv. Joey Guillen said investigators are seeking information about the burglary and vandalizing of the Wagon Wheel Café in Thoreau.

Guillen said sometime between Nov. 23-30, a burglar broke into the business. He didn’t disclose whether any items or money was taken. Also that same week, in a separate incident, the café was vandalized.

Anybody with information on possible suspects are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office and ask for the investigations Division. Phone number is (505) 722-8514.

Gallup Council approves cemetery ordinance amendment

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Power Purchase Agreement OK’d

The Gallup City Council approved a measure Dec. 13 regarding grave sites at the city-owned Hillcrest Cemetery. The action took place at the regular city meeting and was not met with opposition by council members or the general public.

City Attorney George Kozeliski introduced the matter, saying during the past year the city of Gallup has taken over the opening and closing of graves at Hillcrest. There is another city-owned cemetery and that is the Sunset Cemetery on Gallup’s west end. The amended ordinance does not pertain to Sunset.

“Since the city changed the rules regarding burials of more than one casket per lot, there has been an increased...

McKinley County tables four-day work week idea

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2-1 commission vote means matter to come up again

The McKinley County Board of Commissioners tabled a long-running push to establish a four-day work week for administrative offices and departments. The action took place at the Dec. 13 county commission meeting and after some very persuasive arguments by members of Gallup’s real estate and banking communities.

The 2-0 commission vote to bring the matter back up at a future meeting was done so that members of the public could contribute to the matter. Commissioners Carol Bowman-Muskett and Tony Tanner (commission chairman) agreed to table the issue. Commissioner Genevieve Jackson abstained from voting, but not before saying that...

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