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Pinedale man arrested after striking several people at Ceremonial parade

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A Pinedale man is under arrest after driving through parade barricades and striking several people during the opening parade of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial Celebration.

The parade was in progress at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Aug. 4 when Gallup Police officers received a report of individuals drinking...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, July 22

A Gallup police officer had to pull a man over after he saw he was driving an unregistered vehicle for the second time, and when the officer went to check the car he also found meth inside it.

On July 22, around 2:30 pm, Gallup Police Officer Brandon Salazar saw a man that he recognized as Anthony Estrada, 67, driving a black Chevy Camaro, going east on Aztec Avenue near Second Street. According to Salazar’s report, he knew Estrada because he had stopped him in the same Camaro and given him a warning for having a false display of registration in the past.

According to Salazar’s report, the license plate Estrada had on the Camaro belonged to another...


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Featured DWI

Thomacita Edison

June 2, 6:11 pm

Aggravated DWI with minor in vehicle

A call for a welfare check on a child led to Thomacita Edison, 30, of Santa Fe, being arrested for DWI with a minor in her vehicle.

Metro Dispatch received the reports of a welfare check of a child in a residence on the 600 block of West Mesa Avenue. Gallup Officer Jarad Albert responded to a call for assistance on locating the child from Officers Jamaal Coleman and Daniel Brown around 7:30 pm. The father of the child said she was not at home and was possibly out with her friends somewhere in town.

The officers received information stating the child was at the Econo Lodge at 3101 W. Hwy...

FBI aims to improve missing Indigenous people reports

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More than 170 Native Americans verified as missing in N.M., Navajo Nation

The FBI, in an effort to address the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous persons, is releasing a list of more than 170 Native Americans it has verified as missing throughout New Mexico and the Navajo Nation.

This effort is being publicized to help locate these individuals, increase transparency, and to encourage relatives of missing Indigenous persons who are not on this list to reach out to local law enforcement and file a report.

The list can be found at fbi.gov/MMIP.

“Every missing person is important. For a long time, the issue of missing Native Americans has been in the news and a lot of people...

DWI Task Force conducting checkpoints

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Throughout the months of July through September, the McKinley County DWI Task Force, to include but not limited to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, Gallup Police, and New Mexico State Police, will be conducting DWI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols within McKinley County.

Law enforcement will be targeting impaired drivers on roadways and at checkpoints.

Staff Reports

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