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Navajo woman arraigned for involuntary manslaughter in Indian Country

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A woman who is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

According to the indictment and other records, on Feb. 11, 2022, Mariah Chapo crashed her vehicle after driving at a high rate of speed while intoxicated, ultimately killing an unsecured eight-month-old child. The alleged...

Weekly DWI Report

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Orlando Williams
Dec. 31, 5:57 pm
Aggravated DWI (Seventh)

A Church Rock male had reportedly passed out at the wheel outside a local restaurant. The male, Orlando Williams, 30, was met by police and eventually charged with the latest in a laundry list of DWIs.

Officer Charlie Watkins was dispatched to McDonald’s North, 700 U.S. Hwy. 491, in reference to a welfare check on the driver of a white Nissan Altima. Watkins arrived at the scene and other officers at the scene advised him that the suspect vehicle was seen in the drive-thru lane. He pulled behind the vehicle and activated his unit’s emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop.

As Watkins exited his...

Shooting at westside McDonald's

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A man named Koby Delgarito, from Thoreau, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a shooting at a local McDonald's. Gallup Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who is believed to also have been involved in the shooting.

Officers were dispatched to the McDonald's at 2009 W. Hwy. 66 March 6 around 7:15 pm after a restaurant employee was allegedly assaulted with a firearm. The suspect was reportedly still st the scene.

As officers were responding to the call, Metro Dispatch told them that shots were being fired at the business. According to a press release, two shots were fired from a dark blue Chevy Malibu with temporary tags. Two people were seen in...

Missing endangered advisory

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The Gallup Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Brian Johnson, 35, Taylor Milford, 28, and Anika Johnson, 1, all of Gallup.  They were last seen Feb. 25, around 7 pm in the parking lot of Home Depot, 530 Kachina St. They are believed to be traveling in a 2006 beige Chevy Blazer with a fictitious New Mexico chili license plate of AFSW391.  Their destination is not known.

Brian is five foot and seven inches tall. He weighs about 182 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his neck and forearms. He was last seen wearing black cargo pants, a San Francisco cap, and black tennis shoes.

Taylor is five foot and three inches tall. She weighs...

One arrested in teen's murder

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Police have arrested one man for the recent murder of a 15-year-old boy.

Gallup Police Officers were called to Ford Canyon Veterans Memorial Park, 908 E. Buena Vista Ave., Feb. 17 around 4:30 pm. Park visitors reported that a person had been shot. Officers found Teagan Morgan, 15, of Gallup behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Morgan was unconscious. Officers administered CPR and he was transported by emergency medical personnel to a local hospital, where he later died.

Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses and reviewed surveillance footage from the surrounding area. According to a press release published March 2, they determined that Valentino Gutierrez, 18, of Mentmore, N.M., had...

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