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Car crash in Cibola County leaves infant dead, others injured

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An infant is dead after two vehicles collided on Interstate 40, near milepost 79, by Milan, N.M.

On Aug. 2, around 5:15 am, the New Mexico State Police responded to the two-vehicle fatal rollover crash.

In a press release, the state police stated that a 2004 Honda Pilot SUV and a 2012 Nissan Quest van were both...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, July 15

When Gallup Police Officer Norman Bowman Jr. arrived at Octavia Felling Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave, shortly after 3 pm, the man identified as Ty Treetop, was uncooperative.

Treetop, 30, who was reportedly carrying a pipe, refused to answer the officer’s questions.

Meanwhile, it was discovered that Treetop had a warrant for his arrest, and he was immediately detained and transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center.

About an hour after Bowman dropped him off, jailers informed the officer that they found contraband on Treetop. The man had two bags of a crystal-like substance on him: one in his mouth and one in his butt. Treetop was...

Man shot at Champion Ford

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A man was shot at the Champion Ford car dealership.

On July 17, at 6:59 pm, Gallup Police Officers were called to Champion Ford, 701 W. Coal Ave. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a Native American man laying in the parking lot. They saw that the man had a gunshot wound to his head.

Medical personnel transported the man to the local hospital. He was later flown to the UNM hospital in Albuquerque. The man, who has not yet been identified, is currently listed in critical condition.

Officers made contact with a security guard contracted by Champion Ford. He said the unidentified man allegedly brandished a knife and started advancing on him. The security guard stated he...

Fatal shooting on Rim Rock Drive

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Gallup Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Rim Rock Drive on July 17 at 1:45 am because a man had reportedly been shot.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a man laying in the parking lot of the Red Hills Trailer park office. Officers saw that the male had a gunshot wound to his upper body.  Medical personnel arrived on scene where the male was transported to the local hospital, where he eventually died due to his injuries.

GPD Detectives are seeking information and witnesses.  No suspect(s) have been positively identified.  If you have any information, call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002 or the McKinley County Crime Stoppers at (877) 722-6161.  Reference Case...

Chinle man sentenced to 16 years for second degree murder

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A man from Chinle, Ariz. has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for second degree murder.

On July 12, Rogche Yoe Begay, 25, was sentenced to his time in prison by United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa. Begay previously pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On July 12, Rogche Yoe Begay, 25, of Chinle, Ariz., was sentenced by United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 16 years in prison. Begay previously pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder.

On July 16, 2019, Begay stabbed a man with a knife, killing him. The crime occurred on the Navajo Nation, where Begay is an enrolled member.

The FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted...

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