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Shiprock woman charged with murder in Indian Country

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A woman from Shiprock, Ariz., identified as Maylene John, has been charged with murder.

According to an FBI press release, John, 32, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, stabbed a child in the chest on the morning of Oct. 24.

A witness allegedly heard the child scream for help and rushed to...

NMSP investigates officer involved shooting in Silver City

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Silver City, NM - The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting in Silver City involving the Silver City Police Department on Oct. 27.

State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that at about 3 pm on Oct. 27, Silver City Police Department officers attempted to serve an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary on Trevor Franco, 32, near the Hillside Apartments located at 2545 N. Silver St.

As officers approached Franco, he ran inside his house located at 2602 Yucca St. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. When officers entered the residence Franco was holding a knife to a woman’s neck.

During the...

Police search for missing 82-year-old man

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The Gallup Police are asking for the public's help in finding an 82-year-old man named George Yazzie.

Yazzie is five feet and eight inches tall, and weighs about 141 pounds. He has brown eyes and shoulder-length gray hair.

He was last seen leaving Bonney Family Home, 2021 Barbara Ave.,  at 9 am on Nov. 14 wearing a brown beanie, a fleece jacket with a wolf on the back, blue jeans, and black “Jordan” shoes.   His direction, method of travel, and destination are not known, but he has made comments about going to Rock Point, Ariz.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Yazzie is asked to contact the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2231 or dial 911.


Naschitti man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Indian Country

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ALBUQUERQUE – A man from Naschitti, N.M. has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after he lost control of his vehicle and killed one of his passengers.

According to a criminal complaint, on Nov. 2, Donovan Henry was allegedly driving east on Route 134 in Sheep Springs, N.M., with two passengers when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle went off the road into shrubs, rocks and boulders. The vehicle flipped when it hit a boulder, and all three passengers were ejected from the vehicle. A Navajo Police officer arrived to find Henry, 39, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, underneath the vehicle and his passengers lying on the ground near the vehicle.

Henry was...

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Tyron Denetclaw-Benally

Sept. 2, 11:25 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A Sheep Springs man, Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, 33, was pulled over for driving without headlights and was later arrested for his third DWI.

Gallup Police Officer Vincent Thompson was driving northbound on Munoz Overpass when he saw a silver Chevrolet SUV traveling south with its headlights off. Thompson turned to follow the vehicle, which activated its headlights before pulling off in the parking lot at the intersection of Highway 602 and Aztec Avenue.

Thompson met the driver, Denetclaw-Benally, who told him he was traveling home from Denny’s at 836 U.S. Hwy. 491. Denetclaw-Benally told...

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