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Missing, endangered person advisory

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The Gallup Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating John M. Luna, a Hispanic male who is 45 years old.

Luna is six feet and one inch tall, and weighs about 265 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair.

He was last seen around 4:30 am on Dec. 1 after leaving for work in Albuquerque.

Luna is...

Weekly DWI Report

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Carl Joe Tso

Oct. 15, 12:15 am

Aggravated DWI (Third)

Reckless driving led to a Mentmore man, Carl Joe Tso, 43, being arrested and charged with his third DWI.

A witness advised Metro Dispatch they had seen a gold GMC Yukon that ran the flashing red lights near the intersection of South Second Street and West Coal Avenue and had parked before the railroad tracks.

Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson traveled to the scene, where he found the vehicle south of the tracks and conducted a traffic stop. Thompson approached the passenger side window and saw the driver, Tso, slumped over in the driver’s seat. He tried to wake Tso up, at which point the vehicle...

Revised event permit limits will include health, safety criteria

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Events held in city parks next year will have to meet a few new standards the city plans to impose to limit crowds, noise and intrusion into surrounding neighborhoods.

In the past, permits have only addressed food preparation and things that directly affect city property, such as street closures for block parties, or security when alcohol will be served.

“We treat all of the venues where special events may occur the same. There is really nothing in [the existing ordinance] that explicitly allows tailoring of the permit to the reality of a specific venue,” City Attorney Curtis Hayes said.

The new rules will take into consideration factors like anticipated attendance and event...

NMSP investigating homicide on UNM campus

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ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was recently requested to investigate a homicide on the main campus of the University of New Mexico.

State Police investigators learned that at around 3 am on Nov. 19  there was an altercation between a 19-year-old male and a 21-year-old male.  During the altercation, both individuals sustained gunshot wounds.  The 19-year-old was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator and the 21-year-old male was transported to an area hospital for treatment.  His current condition is not known.

The 19-year-old will not be identified until the next of kin has been properly notified.


Tse Bonitio man indicted for sexual abuse

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ALBUQUERQUE – An 84 year old man from Tse Bonito, N.M.,  was recently indicted for sexual abuse.

The alleged incidents happened back in 1988 and 2000, but the man, Tom Tso, a member of the Navajo Nation, was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 9.

According to the indictment, between Aug. 4, 1998, and Oct. 11, 2000, Tso, 84, allegedly engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual acts with a victim, identified as Jane Doe, who was physically incapable of declining to participate in, and communicating unwillingness to engage in, that sexual act. Jane Doe is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, and the alleged assault occurred on the Navajo Nation.

Alexander M.M. Uballez, United...

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