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Mathew Jameson

April 19, 9:49 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A Gallup man, Mathew Jameson, 29, was fairly cooperative as he was arrested for his third aggravated DWI.

Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson was informed by a woman of two possibly intoxicated persons in a silver Toyota Camry at the Speedway...

12-year sentence for woman who killed 18-year-old in car accident

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ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced June 21 that Bernadette Etsitty was sentenced to 12 years for the DWI-based vehicular homicide of Roxana Saenz, the maximum allowed under the plea agreement. Etsitty was convicted by a guilty plea in April.

“Drunk driving devastates our families, and public safety depends on our state leaders to enforce accountability to keep dangerous drivers off the streets,’’ Balderas said.

On the evening of June 23, 2020, Etsitty drove drunk, swerving into oncoming traffic and crashing into a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Saenz. Saenz was killed instantly. Saenz had just graduated from Del Norte High School and was...

Woman allegedly beats minor with a bat

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A woman claimed to have been beaten with a bat, but police soon found out that she was the one that had reportedly attacked a minor with the bat.

On June 6, around 7:50 pm, Gallup Police Officers Jarad Albert, Gilbert Gonzales, and Jerald Watchman were dispatched to Olivia Park, 515 Basilio Dr., because a woman had hit a minor with a baseball bat.

When the officers got to the park, some witnesses pointed out a woman who was standing in front of 2907 Clay Ave. The woman was later identified as Dahnibaah Hudson, 31, from Gallup.

According to his police report, Albert noticed Hudson had a small scratch on the left side of her face, and she also had dried blood on her right arm. Albert...

Man shot dead on Kit Carson

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On June 12 around 2 am, Gallup police officers were dispatched to 1511 Kit Carson Dr. in reference to a man who had been shot.

One of the residents at the home, Andrew Martinez, 19, of Gallup, stated he had shot a man, who was later idrntifed as Freddie Chiquito, 62, after he discovered him “snooping” in his yard, according to a GPD news release.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered Chiquito laying on a sidewalk near the residence. Officers saw that the man  had a gunshot wound to his upper torso and believed that the man was dead. Medical personnel from the Gallup Fire Department arrived on scene and confirmed that Chaquito had died.

Officers searched Martinez’s residence...

Latest on driver who crashed into local bank

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One man’s drunk driving incident led to damage to a railroad arm, the Indian Jewelers Supply building, and Washington Federal Bank.

On June 7, around 7:27 am, Gallup Police Officer Patrick Largo was dispatched to the area of West Maloney Avenue and North Third Street due to a report of a person driving recklessly.

When Largo arrived at the scene, he saw a black Ford Excursion with Arizona license plates facing southbound in the median at the West Maloney Avenue intersection.

According to Largo’s report, he noticed that the SUV’s engine was still running, yet the man behind the wheel was fast asleep. He also saw a Natural Ice beer in the middle console.

Largo tried to get into...

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