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Train hits pedestrian laying on tracks

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An unidentified person was struck by a train passing through Gallup on Nov. 8.

Around 10 am that day, Metro Dispatch received a call about the incident. Gallup Police officers immediately drove out to the scene at the intersection of Allison Road and West Highway 66.

In an interview with the Sun, GPD Captain Erin...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Oct. 31

A man was caught throwing rocks at cars at a car dealership, and he also threatened a man with a knife.

On Oct. 31, around 10:45 am, Gallup Police Officer Elijah Bowman was dispatched to the used car dealership Duke City Auto at 1512 E. Hwy. 66 after a man named Liam Wilson was seen throwing rocks at the used cars. The woman who called dispatch about Wilson, 30, also said he was trying to fight another man.

When Bowman arrived at the scene, he found Wilson laying on the ground. Bowman put Wilson in handcuffs and led him to the back of his patrol car.

After he detained Wilson, Bowman spoke to a man who was the one Wilson had tried to fight. The man...

Weekly DWI Report

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Larry Yazzie

May 23, 12:03 am

DWI (Fourth)

A wide turn and near collision in downtown Gallup led to Larry Yazzie, 49, of Mentmore, being arrested for his fourth DWI.

Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson was patrolling near the intersection of Aztec Avenue and Second Street when he saw a blue Chevrolet car drive from the parking lot of Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe at 306 S. Second St., making a wide turn onto Aztec Avenue and driving westbound. The Chevrolet reportedly swerved across the yellow line as it approached the intersection of Fifth Street and Aztec Avenue.

The suspect vehicle continued to Munoz Overpass, where it merged and traveled northbound, nearly...

Shiprock woman charged with murder in Indian Country

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A woman from Shiprock, Ariz., identified as Maylene John, has been charged with murder.

According to an FBI press release, John, 32, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, stabbed a child in the chest on the morning of Oct. 24.

A witness allegedly heard the child scream for help and rushed to John’s bedroom. The door was locked, so the individual kicked it open. They found the child, lying on the floor with a stab wound to the torso, and saw John allegedly sitting at the foot of her bed holding a knife.

As the individual provided the child with a blanket to apply pressure to the wound, John allegedly put the knife to her neck, at which point the other adult...

NMSP investigates officer involved shooting in Silver City

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Silver City, NM - The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting in Silver City involving the Silver City Police Department on Oct. 27.

State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that at about 3 pm on Oct. 27, Silver City Police Department officers attempted to serve an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary on Trevor Franco, 32, near the Hillside Apartments located at 2545 N. Silver St.

As officers approached Franco, he ran inside his house located at 2602 Yucca St. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. When officers entered the residence Franco was holding a knife to a woman’s neck.

During the...

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