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Vanderwagen man charged with involuntary manslaughter

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ALBUQUERQUE – A man from Vanderwagen, N.M., has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after he reportedly hit two people with his car, killing them.

According to the indictment, on Oct. 2,  Sheldon Carlton Daye, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, allegedly hit and killed two people who were stopped on the...

Man flees scene of gas station hit-and-run

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A man was recently arrested for hitting a woman’s car at a local gas station.

On May 6 around 11 pm, Gallup Police Officer Vincent Thompson responded to a call concerning a hit-and-run at Maverik at 3540 E. Hwy. 66.

When he arrived at the gas station, he met with the owner of a black Buick Regal. The woman said a man named Francis Shorty Jr. hit her car.

According to the victim, Shorty drove by the gas station in a black Nissan Titan on Highway 66 “saying all kinds of stuff.” He then reportedly turned on to Toltec Drive and started traveling southbound before turning around and pulling into the gas station parking lot.

Shorty allegedly pulled up next to the victim’s car...

Police identify gunman, three victims in Farmington shooting

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Four people, including the alleged gunman, were killed during a shooting in Farmington, N.M.,  May 16.

The shooter has been identified as Beau Wilson; an 18-year-old Farmington High School senior.

Around 11 am, three Farmington Police Officers were eating lunch when they received a call about shots fired along North Dustin Avenue between Apache and Ute streets. During a press conference held May 16, Farmington Mayor Nathan Duckett said the officers did not have time to put on their body armor.

According to authorities, Wilson was staying in a home in the area. He reportedly opened fire on houses and cars in the area “at random.” A Ring doorbell camera caught the first round of...

DWI checkpoint crash injuries two women, NMSP officer

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A drunk driver drove through a DWI checkpoint in Thoreau and hit a New Mexico State Police Officer's car, injuring an officer and two women.

According to a New Mexico State Police press release, Joshua Floehr, 35, of Bloomfield, N.M., was driving westbound on Highway 122 in a 2019 Mitsubishi SUV around 6:45 pm on May 19.

He appeoached the DWI checkpoint that NMSP had set up, and then reportedly drove right through it at a high rate of speed, hitting a NMSP officer's car and pushing it into another officer’s unit before coming to a stop. Two women, ages 49 and 34, along with a NMSP officer, were standing by the car  and were struck Floehr crashed into them.

The officer reportedly...

Water outage scheduled for West Logan Avenue May 22

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H.O. Construction, LLC will be installing a new fire hydrant assembly on the northwest corner of West Logan Avenue that will require a temporary water outage to approximately 21 residential homes. The water outage will take place May 22 from 8 am to 5 pm.

The expected homes that will be affected are:

  • 602-615 W. Logan Ave.
  • 700-717 W. Logan Ave.
  • 601, 602, 604, 607, 610, & 611 S. Seventh St.

For any questions or concerns, call the City of Gallup at (505) 863-1279 or Metro Dispatch after hours at (505) 722-2002.


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