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Two suspects sought in Family Dollar robbery

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The Gallup Police Department is looking for two men involved in the robbery of the Family Dollar Store located at the American Heritage Shopping Center April 5.

According to police, the two men came in and robbed the clerk of an unspecified amount of money at knifepoint. During the robbery, one of the men was heard...


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Ben Lynch III

April 4, 2:12 pm

Aggravated DWI (7th DWI)

Gallup Patrolman Adrian Quetawki said he was on DWI patrol when he was sent to a Gallup gas station after someone called in and reported a reckless driver.

Once he got there, he met Lynch, 55, of Gallup, whom he said showed signs of being intoxicated. Lynch admitted he had been drinking earlier in the day and agreed to do the standard field sobriety tests.

When he began the testing, Quetawki said Lynch had trouble understanding the instructions and finally just called a halt to the testing. He refused to take a breath alcohol test.

When he found out that Lynch had six prior convictions and was on the felony DWI list...

Breadsprings man arrested for murder

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ALBUQUERQUE – Troy Livingston, 18, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who lives in Breadsprings, made his initial appearance in federal court in Albuquerque April 8 on a criminal complaint of murder.  The charge says he took the life of a Navajo woman with malice aforethought.  His preliminary hearing and detention hearing, were scheduled for the following day.

The criminal complaint alleges that Livingston beat the victim to death with a flashlight and his feet at a residence in Breadsprings, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, April 6.  According to the criminal complaint, the victim was Livingston’s girlfriend.

If convicted, Livingston faces a statutory maximum sentence...

Pedestrian struck, killed on Junker Bridge

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Staff ReportsUPDATED 3:41 PM 4/12/19

An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of an unidentified woman, who was struck and killed on Junker Bridge, 700 Block East Aztec Avenue, shortly before midnight April 11.

Officers arrested Robert Dixon, 32, of Church Rock, N.M. at Sports Page Bar. Police located his vehicle near the bar, and Dixon was determined to be the driver in the hit and run. He was arrested on site and booked into the McKinley Adult Detention Center. He faces charges of homicide by motor vehicle, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, and duty to give information and render aid.

When Officer Jerald Watchman and Community Service Aide...

City council meets about downtown train noise

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Part of effort to create quiet zones

The railroad crossings and the creation of possible quiet zones in and around downtown Gallup were front and center at a recent Gallup City Council special meeting.

The council listened to a presentation by the New Mexico Department of Transportation regarding results of a road safety assesment March 28.

Origins of the project

Mayor Jackie McKinney said during the special meeting that the project safety assessment has been in the works for about eight years, and the council is happy to see progress.

In an April 3 phone call, McKinney said the solution to create quiet zones at Second Street and Third Street was first presented by BNSF...

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