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Weekly Police Activity Report

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LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES

Gallup, Sept. 23

Rudy Lopez, 28, no address listed, seemingly had a sweet craving that could only be satisfied by breaking into a Gallup restaurant.

On Sept. 23 at about 1:02 am, Gallup Officer Gilbert Gonzales was dispatched to Fratelli’s Bistro at 1209 N. U.S. Hwy. 491 in reference to a...

Defendant charged in Zuni shooting case

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ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Nicholas Pinto has been charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence in Indian Country.

Pinto, 23, of Zuni, and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Zuni, appeared for a detention hearing on Sept. 26, and will remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, on Sept. 17, Pinto and another person arrived at the home of a Zuni resident, identified as John Doe. Pinto allegedly had a conflict...

GPD asking for help finding missing juvenile

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The Gallup Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in locating Leilani Garcia, 14, of Gallup.  She is 5’5" and 100 pounds. She has brown eyes and shoulder length brown hair.

She was last seen on Oct. 4, at the Fairfield Inn located at 3510 East U.S. Hwy. 66.  She was last seen wearing maroon leggings and a black jacket.  She is believed to be in the Gallup area; however, her method and direction of travel are not known.

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

 


Man in custody after humane society burglary

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One man was arrested after he allegedly burglarized the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society.

On Sept. 29, around 8 am, Gallup Police officers were dispatched to the humane society, 1273 Balok St., after an employee called Metro Dispatch and reported that someone had broken into the business.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they noticed that there were damages to the bathroom and front desk area. A vault was also allegedly stolen. According a press release published on Sept. 30, the vault contained controlled substances that are used to sedate animals.

A surveillance video showed two individuals getting out of a vehicle and then using force to get into the business...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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DRIVING WHILE HIGH

Gallup, Sept. 16

A man wasn’t driving drunk, but he was high when police caught up to him.

On Sept. 16, around 8 pm, New Mexico State Police Officer Rachel Hall was driving through McKinley County when she got a call from an off-duty NMSP officer, who told her there was a suspicious person at Taco Bell, 914 E. Hwy. 66.

The officer, Paulena Houston, stated that the man had been doing drugs, and then he took off in a car. She said she began following the car as it took a left on State Road 118 near mile marker 22 and began traveling westbound. Eventually, the car reportedly parked at the courthouse, 207 W. Hill Ave.

Hall started driving to the location, but...

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