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Weekly DWI Report

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Henry Bia

March 11, 4:39 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A vehicle collision in a motel parking lot led to a Fort Defiance man, Henry Bia, 65, being arrested and charged with his third DWI.

Gallup Officer Ryan Boucher was dispatched to the Golden Desert Motel, 1205 W. Hwy. 66, after Metro Dispatch...

McDonald’s shooter handed 15-year sentence

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Other suspect trial pending

One man recently received a prison sentence for his involvement in a shooting that occurred at the McDonald’s at 2009 W. Hwy. 66 on March 6, 2023.

On April 5, Rodger Martinez Jr. was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Martinez, 25, pled guilty to 20 fourth-degree felonies, including 17 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The other charges are shooting from a motor vehicle, shooting at an occupied dwelling, and property damage.

The charges were found to be Serious Violent Offenses, requiring that Martinez serve 85% of his prison sentence. After he has finished his sentence, Martinez will be on parole for one year and supervised probation...

Gallup warns residents of utility scam

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The City of Gallup wishes to advise its residents to be on alert for a consumer scam.

In a press release published April 10, the city stated that  several residents have reported receiving door to door visits from vendors selling solar panels or solar systems, claiming they are working with the City of Gallup to help utility customers reduce or eliminate their electric bills.

The City of Gallup is not affiliated with any solar panel or solar system company.  The vendors soliciting the sale of solar products are not licensed to do business with the City of Gallup.

Do not give these salesmen any of personal information and notify the Gallup Police Department by calling Metro Dispatch...

GPD find two unidentified bodies in one day

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The Gallup Police Department is working to identify two persons who were found deceased at different locations on April 8.

The first body was found around 10:15 am southeast of Rehoboth. The body had been reportedly found some some hikers.

Then around 11:30 GPD officers were called out to the area of Ninth Street and Maloney Avenue after another body was discovered.

At press time it was unknown if these two cases are connected.

More information will be published once the GPD identifies the bodies.

Staff Reports

Fox Run: Golf Course reopens - partly

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More maintenance on tap

Golfers rejoice!

The Fox Run Golf Course reopened on April 3.

However, only the back nine holes are open to the public. In an interview with the Sun, the city’s Director of Golf Matthew Alcala explained why he could only open half of the course right now.

“The front nine needs a lot more work than the back nine, and you can kind of see a lot of the work that we have done on the back half has been reestablished,” he said.

The areas that still need some “love and care” according to Alcala include the tee box, the green surrounds, and two greens. These areas need to be reseeded, along with the driving range t-box.

Alcala said he and his team are...

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