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Cameron Edward Smith

Sept. 24, 5:16 am

DWI (Third)

A motor vehicle crash on Interstate 40 resulted in a Church Rock man, Cameron Smith, 25, being arrested and charged with his third DWI.

New Mexico State Police Officer Rachel Hall was patrolling within McKinley County when Central...

Alleged truck thief arrested

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A call to Metro Dispatch about several intoxicated persons in a vehicle led to Teilani Lahaleon, 36, of Zuni, being arrested for driving a stolen vehicle.

About 6:26 am on Sept. 20, the calling party at Maverick East, 3540 E. Hwy. 66, stated to Metro Dispatch that three males and one female were reportedly cruising  around the building in a black Ford F-150. The trio was allegedly sharing a bottle of vodka.

The caller stated the F-150 had parked next to another black truck and the occupants were standing around the vehicle.

Metro Dispatch ran the license plate number given by the calling party and confirmed it matched a vehicle that had been registered as stolen by the Zuni Police...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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Gallup, Sept. 23

Rudy Lopez, 28, no address listed, seemingly had a sweet craving that could only be satisfied by breaking into a Gallup restaurant.

On Sept. 23 at about 1:02 am, Gallup Officer Gilbert Gonzales was dispatched to Fratelli’s Bistro at 1209 N. U.S. Hwy. 491 in reference to a burglary in progress. At the scene,  he was advised by officers that a male in a white sweatshirt had fled from the building.

Gonzales searched the surrounding area and located the suspect, whom he knew and identified as Lopez, and detained him. Gonzales returned to the business and met the owner, who stated he received a notification on his phone that someone had entered...

Defendant charged in Zuni shooting case

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ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Nicholas Pinto has been charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence in Indian Country.

Pinto, 23, of Zuni, and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Zuni, appeared for a detention hearing on Sept. 26, and will remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, on Sept. 17, Pinto and another person arrived at the home of a Zuni resident, identified as John Doe. Pinto allegedly had a conflict...

GPD asking for help finding missing juvenile

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The Gallup Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in locating Leilani Garcia, 14, of Gallup.  She is 5’5" and 100 pounds. She has brown eyes and shoulder length brown hair.

She was last seen on Oct. 4, at the Fairfield Inn located at 3510 East U.S. Hwy. 66.  She was last seen wearing maroon leggings and a black jacket.  She is believed to be in the Gallup area; however, her method and direction of travel are not known.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Leilani Garcia is asked to contact the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2231 or dial 911.


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