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Man steals, throws rocks, gets arrested

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A man has been charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly threw a rock at a gas station employee while he was trying to run away with stolen items.

On April 1 around 1:30 am Gallup Police Officer Patrick Largo was dispatched to the Love’s truck stop at 3380 W. Hwy. 66 after a man named Andrew Damon allegedly...

Weekly DWI Report

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Reynaldo Pino

March 10, 3:03 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

Driving about 20 mph over the speed limit led to a Pinehill man, Reynaldo Pino, 30, being stopped and eventually arrested and charged with his third DWI.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Terence Willie was traveling northbound on Highway 602 near mile marker 24.5 when he saw a white Ford Explorer traveling southbound 76 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Willie turned to follow the vehicle, pulling it over and conducting a traffic stop near mile marker 24. He approached the vehicle from the passenger side and reportedly saw three passengers, two in the back and one in the front, all of whom appeared intoxicated...

GFD responds to south side fire

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In the early morning hours of April 27, Crew A of the Gallup Fire Department was dispatched to a facility on the south side of town after a report came in about a fire alarm going off. Upon arrival they met a key holder for the building who gave them to access to the inside. Upon entering, the firefighters found smoke inside of the building and the fire alarm system was showing a possible fire in the electrical room.

At the same time other crews were conducting a walk around of the building and found a fire on the outside of the building next to the wall. The buildings ventilation system had pulled the smoke into the building activating the fire alarm.

Crews quickly extinguished the...

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Sheila Dawn Benally

Feb. 17, 10:47 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

Gallup Police tracked a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run and eventually arrested the driver, Sheila Benally, 36, of St. Michaels, Ariz., and charged her with her third DWI.

Officer Patrick Largo was patrolling when he was dispatched to Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub & Grill, 107 W. Coal Ave., in reference to a hit-and-run call. While en route, Metro Dispatch advised officers that the caller was following the suspect vehicle, a white Kia Optima. Largo traveled eastbound on West Aztec Avenue when he saw a vehicle matching the caller description driving southbound on South First Avenue at a high...

Man leaves the scene of an accident after hitting vehicle

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A man was charged with aggravated assault and a few other charges after he drove into another vehicle at a local gas station.

On March 30, around 8:15 pm, Gallup Police Officer Charlie Watkins was dispatched to a car crash at the Speedway gas station located at 2654 E. Hwy. 66.

When he arrived at the scene, he met with the woman who called Metro Dispatch. She explained that Jason Wilson, 29, had taken her pick-up truck without permission. She said she found him at the Duke City gas station, and that’s where he hit her car. The woman also said that Wilson is a drug user.

According to his report, Watkins approached the Ford F-150 that Wilson had reportedly stolen. He met with Wilson...

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