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Two men die in McKinley County car crash

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Two men recently died in a crash on Interstate 40.

New Mexico State Police responded to a call about a crash involving three vehicles near mile marker 12 on I-40 near the Arizona border around 9 pm March 25.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2020 Freightliner semi-tractor-trailer driven by Bret Wayne Sackett, 60...

Woman argues with roommate, gets arrested instead

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A woman accused her roommate of talking to underage women, but she ended up being the one arrested after she reportedly attacked him.

On March 8, around 8:45 pm, Gallup Police Officer Francesica Henry was dispatched to 3069 Abode Ct. after a woman called Metro Dispatch and explained that she wanted police to check in on her daughter, Asia Farrar, who had reportedly gotten into an argument with her roommate.

When Henry arrived at the residence, no one answered the door, and there were no cars in the parking lot. Henry got a hold of the mother again, and she said that Farrar, 28, was actually at the police department asking to speak to an officer.

Farrar spoke to Henry then, and said...

Alleged hit-and-run driver arrested

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Gallup Police were able to track down a man, Aaron Lay Smith, after witnesses saw him hit a pedestrian with his car and then followed him to a local store.

The incident reportedly happened in the intersection of East Hill Street and South Strong Drive around 9 pm March 13. Callers reported a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. The vehicle allegedly left the scene of the crash before the officers arrived.

Witnesses followed the vehicle to Lowe’s Uptown, 1120 E. Hwy. 66. Officers identified the driver as Smith, 23, of Yahtahey. Officers later learned that the vehicle Smith had been driving had been stolen from a man earlier that evening.

Smith was arrested and charged with...

House guest arrested for battery

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A man attacked a woman who was letting him stay at her house after she wouldn’t go get something from her car for him.

On March 2, around 11 am, Gallup Police Officer Anthony Morales was dispatched to the parking lot of El Sombrero Restaurant, 1201 Hwy. 66, after a woman who claimed to have been assaulted by a friend called Metro Dispatch.

When he arrived, Morales met the victim, who said a man named Veltin Montana was staying with her. Montana, 55, from Zuni, allegedly became upset with the victim after he asked to retrieve something from her car.

Montana allegedly started the interaction by yelling at the woman, and when she told him she needed to get dressed before she went...

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Ronald Arnold Daggett

Feb. 3, 4:41 pm

DWI (Seventh)

A Gallup man, Ronald Daggett, 58, added to a substantial list of DWI charges when he was arrested following a vehicle crash.

McKinley County deputies were advised of a crash south of Red Rock on Highway 602 near Uprooted Tree Road. The calling party stated a white Chevy Malibu was traveling northbound when it drove off the road and parked facing east.

Lt. Tammy Houghtaling responded to the call and traveled to the scene. She arrived at the same time as Sgt. Julian Henry of Crownpoint Police and advised him to approach the vehicle from the passenger side after she reportedly noticed a male asleep at the...
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