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Weekly DWI Report

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Louis J Fambrough

March 1, 7:45 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A Gallup man, Louis Fambrough, 50, stopped at a McKinley County DWI Taskforce checkpoint and was arrested and charged with his third DWI.

New Mexico State Police Officer Irvonne Bahe was with NMSP Officer Chaz Troncoso at a Taskforce...

Daycare employee allegedly bites child

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A former employee of Bright Future Childcare Center, a childcare facility at the University of New Mexico-Gallup, is facing child abuse charges after she reportedly bit a child.

On Feb. 28 around 4:15 pm, a woman called Metro Dispatch asking to file a report with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. The woman said her child was abused while under the care of the Bright Futures Childcare Center, located at the University of New Mexico-Gallup, 700 Lions Hall Dr.

The woman said she’d contacted the Gallup Police Department initially, but they referred her to the UNM-Gallup police. McKinley County Deputy Jarad Albert was asked to file a report to give to the campus police.


Man dies in train vs. pedestrian accident

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A man has died after being struck by a train in the area of Third Street and U.S. Hwy. 66 March 14.

Metro Dispatch received the call around 1:45 pm.

When Gallup Police officers arrived at the scene they met with multiple witnesses who said that the man had tried to climb over one of the train’s couplings, which is what holds the train’s cars together, while the train was stopped.

But when the train began to move again, the man was caught underneath the locomotive.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an interview with the Sun Gallup Police Chief Erin Toadlena-Pablo said that the man had no identification on him at the time of the incident. An autopsy...

Missing person alert

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UPDATE: Dominick Tsosie has been located and is safe.

The Gallup Police is asking for the public's help in finding a man named Dominick Tsosie, 24.

Tsosie is six feet and one inch tall, and weighs about 195 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a brown Ariat t-shirt, a black Ariat jacket, and black boots. His last known location is the Speedway at 701 U.S. Hwy. 491.

Anyone with information on Tsosie's whereabouts is asked to call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002 or 911.

Crownpoint woman sentenced to 30 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter

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A woman from Crownpoint is now facing 30 months in prison after she allegedly drove drunk in 2020 and killed a man.

According to court documents, Ryntana Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Nation, had been drinking alcohol and was driving south on Highway 371 outside Farmington on Aug. 4, 2020 when her vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and struck a semi-truck driven by a man who was driving northbound. Yazzie, 34, crossed the center line into the victim's truck and did not brake prior to the crash.The man attempted to veer to the right to avoid Yazzie.

The impact occurred head on, slightly off center.

The man died at the scene of the crash. The Office of the Medical Investigator...

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