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FIGHTING AT THE MOVIES

Gallup, April 9

A Gallup man reportedly got upset over Sonic the Hedgehog.

Around 5:29 pm on April 9, Gallup Police Officer Julio Yazzie was dispatched to the Red Rock 10 movie theater, 3711 Church Rock St. #4523 because of a domestic dispute. Metro Dispatch informed him that the man he was...

FBI seeking information in Naschitti homicide

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the homicide of Lee Michael Pahe.

On July 26, 2021 at approximately 12:52 pm, Pahe was found deceased on the ground next to a water pump in Naschitti, N.M., on the Navajo Nation. The cause of death was a gunshot wound.

Authorities were told that Pahe, then 30, was last seen leaving a residence in Navajo, N.M., at 2 am on the day his body was discovered. Pahe was resident of Fort Defiance, Ariz.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov.

Wrong way driver killed in semi-truck collision

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A car was driving in the wrong direction on I-40 when it collided with a semi-truck, killing Falisha Leuppe, 43, of Coyote Canyon, Ariz.,  during the early morning hours of April 3.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Shane Bennett and his crew handled the crash scene, close to the 5-mile marker on eastbound I-40.

According to McKinley County Undersheriff James Maiorano III, Metro Dispatch received a call around midnight about a car going westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-40. A few seconds after that initial call, Metro Dispatch received another call where the caller said the car had crashed into a semi-truck.

Maiorano said that so far, he does not believe alcohol was a...

DWI: Gallup police sergeant busted on motorcycle

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Refuses field sobriety, breath tests

A Gallup police sergeant reportedly went for a short, but drunken ride on his motorcycle while off duty.

The driver – Sgt. Neil Yazzie.

The story unfolded April 3, shortly after 1 am, when Gallup police requested assistance from New Mexico State Police.

NMSP Officer Alejandro Solis-Torres responded to the scene at the intersection of Ford Drive and Aztec Avenue. He immediately noticed Yazzie’s motorcycle on its side in the road.

After checking the motorcycle’s license plate, Solis-Torres saw that the registration was suspended.

According to the criminal complaint, GPD shift supervisor Officer Dominic Molina told Solis-Torres that a...

Woman’s body found in Laguna Pueblo, N.M.

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Mona Renee Vallo.

On March 9, passers-by discovered the body of Vallo on U.S. Route 66, Highway 124, mile marker 20, in Laguna Pueblo, N.M.

Her injuries were consistent with a hit-and-run crash.  She may have been struck at approximately 7 pm on March 9.

“The deaths of too many Native American men and women remain unsolved,” Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda of the Albuquerque FBI Division said in a press release. “We are working with the Pueblo of Laguna Public Safety Department to give Mona’s family the justice they...

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