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NMSP investigating homicide on UNM campus

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ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was recently requested to investigate a homicide on the main campus of the University of New Mexico.

State Police investigators learned that at around 3 am on Nov. 19  there was an altercation between a 19-year-old male and a 21-year-old male.  During the...

Tse Bonitio man indicted for sexual abuse

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ALBUQUERQUE – An 84 year old man from Tse Bonito, N.M.,  was recently indicted for sexual abuse.

The alleged incidents happened back in 1988 and 2000, but the man, Tom Tso, a member of the Navajo Nation, was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 9.

According to the indictment, between Aug. 4, 1998, and Oct. 11, 2000, Tso, 84, allegedly engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual acts with a victim, identified as Jane Doe, who was physically incapable of declining to participate in, and communicating unwillingness to engage in, that sexual act. Jane Doe is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, and the alleged assault occurred on the Navajo Nation.

Alexander M.M. Uballez, United...

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 Toadlena-Pablo explained what the GPD was able to assess by looking at the scene.

“It looks like this individual had walked out onto the tracks and laid down and was struck by a train,” Toadlena-Pablo said.

The person was declared dead at the scene.

The train was able to come to an eventual stop after hitting the individual.

Toadlena-Pablo said the person did not have...

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...

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