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Missing person alert

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The Gallup Police is asking for the public's help in locating Kerianne Marie Lee, 27.

Kerianne is five feet and six inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen on Jan. 1 at her residence in Gallup around 3 pm. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue...

City of Gallup provides more information on December shooting

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Chase with police turned violent

A criminal incident that occurred in December has been clarified with new information released by Gallup police.

The City of Gallup announced in a Jan. 30 press release that the Gallup Police Department has begun its criminal investigation into the suspect of the Dec. 10 car chase which ended with an officer-involved shooting after the suspect allegedly brandished a firearm.

Police are investigating the circumstances around the car chase and the investigation will determine what charges can be made against the 29-year-old individual who was reportedly shot by the GPD. The man was released from an Albuquerque hospital, but the GPD is currently not in a...

Governor announces automated warrant process

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SANTA FE — State courts and the Department of Public Safety announced moves to streamline the exchange of warrant information through a new electronic process, the Administrative Office of the Courts and the New Mexico State Police stated in a press release published  Jan. 29.

Through these changes, the process of automating the electronic delivery of warrants will allow law enforcement to know that a person is subject to arrest within minutes after a court issues a warrant. Any changes to warrants will be shared on a real-time basis with DPS, enabling officers to immediately know when a person has cleared a warrant or a court has canceled the warrant authorizing an arrest.


Love bites

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Woman faces battery charges after fighting with her boyfriend

A woman from Mentmore, New Mexico has been charged with battery against a household member after she attacked her boyfriend in a local laundromat parking lot.

On Jan. 21, around 9:15 pm, Gallup Police Officer Christopher Dawes was dispatched to the West 66 Laundromat at 108 W. Camino Del Monte after a man said he had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend, who was later identified as Amanda Largo.

The victim reportedly told Metro Dispatch that after their fight, Largo, 33, was walking toward the nearby Love’s Truck Stop. She was wearing a black sweater and black shorts.

Dawes was parked at TA Truck Stop at 3404 W. Hwy...

Man stabs his nephew

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A man is facing aggravated battery charges after he stabbed his nephew during a fight.

On Jan. 16, around 5:30 pm, Gallup Police Officer Kyle Delgai was dispatched to the Hillcrest Trailer Park at 2410 E. Aztec Ave.

When Delgai arrived at the scene, he found the victim, a man who had been stabbed in the back. The man said his uncle, who was later identified as Robby Yazza, was the one who stabbed him.

After placing the victim in his patrol car, Delgai helped Officers Francis Collins and Gilbert Gonzales detain Yazza, 44.

The victim explained that he’d had some friends over and that Yazza was about to take his dog on a walk. But suddenly, while the group of friends was standing...

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