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Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Sept. 17

An evening patrol resulted in four Gallup police officers tracking down and arresting two suspects who stole a vehicle.

Officers Jarad Albert and Domenic Molina were on patrol on Highway 66 about 8:46 pm when Molina identified a vehicle driving next to him and advised Albert he...

Vehicle crashes into Yatahey store

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Police were called to the Family Dollar store in Yatahey about 8:09 pm on Sept. 21 after being told a vehicle had abruptly left the scene, but not because of theft or violence.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Davis Jr. was dispatched to the store after being advised that a vehicle had crashed into the west side of the building and then left and traveled in an unknown direction. The vehicle was described as a teal four-door passenger sedan with New Mexico license plates.

Davis saw the Navajo Estates’ Volunteer Fire Department on scene when he arrived. He also saw a large hole and other damage on the west side of the building. Davis made contact with the store manager and...

State Police investigate I-40 rollover

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GUADALUPE COUNTY— The New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover on Interstate 40, near mile post 256, west of Santa Rosa, N.M. Sept. 20 around 7:59 pm.

The initial investigation shows a 2004 GMC pickup, driven by Bernardo Garcia, of Glorieta, was traveling west on Interstate 40. The GMC left the interstate at exit 256 and rolled, killing Garcia.

Neither alcohol, nor seatbelts seem to be the cause. No other information is available.


Police seeking holder of counterfeit bill

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A man entered the Speedway store in Thoreau after 8 pm on Sept. 16, purchased several items, and paid for them with a $100 bill. Sometime after the man left, however, store clerks discovered the bill was counterfeit.

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspect caught on the store’s security footage.

Eyewitness reports describe the suspect as an Hispanic male, about 5’5” to 5’7” with a stocky build. He is possibly in his late 30s or early 40s, and he had tattoos on both arms.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this case, contact MCSO at (505)722-7205.

Democratic Party of New Mexico looks to Outreach Organizer to spread awareness

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The 2020 Presidential Election is getting closer, and organizers and supporters of both political parties are gearing up.

Whether it is encouraging people to register to vote or building support for their respective candidates, the coming weeks will be a frenzy for groups like the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

As part of getting the word out about being registered to vote and voting safely, DPNM recently brought on a director exclusively for outreach to Tribal nations, Kianna Holian.

The Sun spoke with Holian about her role and the upcoming election on Sept. 23.


Originally from the Pueblo of Cochiti, Holian attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, which...

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