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Alleged hit-and-run driver arrested

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Gallup Police were able to track down a man, Aaron Lay Smith, after witnesses saw him hit a pedestrian with his car and then followed him to a local store.

The incident reportedly happened in the intersection of East Hill Street and South Strong Drive around 9 pm March 13. Callers reported a pedestrian had been struck by a...

House guest arrested for battery

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A man attacked a woman who was letting him stay at her house after she wouldn’t go get something from her car for him.

On March 2, around 11 am, Gallup Police Officer Anthony Morales was dispatched to the parking lot of El Sombrero Restaurant, 1201 Hwy. 66, after a woman who claimed to have been assaulted by a friend called Metro Dispatch.

When he arrived, Morales met the victim, who said a man named Veltin Montana was staying with her. Montana, 55, from Zuni, allegedly became upset with the victim after he asked to retrieve something from her car.

Montana allegedly started the interaction by yelling at the woman, and when she told him she needed to get dressed before she went...

Weekly DWI Report

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Ronald Arnold Daggett

Feb. 3, 4:41 pm

DWI (Seventh)

A Gallup man, Ronald Daggett, 58, added to a substantial list of DWI charges when he was arrested following a vehicle crash.

McKinley County deputies were advised of a crash south of Red Rock on Highway 602 near Uprooted Tree Road. The calling party stated a white Chevy Malibu was traveling northbound when it drove off the road and parked facing east.

Lt. Tammy Houghtaling responded to the call and traveled to the scene. She arrived at the same time as Sgt. Julian Henry of Crownpoint Police and advised him to approach the vehicle from the passenger side after she reportedly noticed a male asleep at the...

GFD respond to abandoned building fire

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An abandoned building recently caught fire. The Gallup Fire Department is still looking into what caused it.

GFD responded to a report of a structure fire at 3191 Industry Dr. on March 13 around 7:45 pm. When they arrived, fire crews found a large single story vacant warehouse building that had heavy smoke and flames coming out of it.

Fire  Crews made an exterior attack to extinguish the main body of the fire and spent most of  the night extinguishing small concealed fires and hotspots. The vacant building  sustained heavy fire damage, which caused the roof to collapse.

A general alarm  was dispatched for off-duty members to report to the location. A  total of 23 firefighters...

Bill to codify school-based health centers ensures quality healthcare services for students

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A bill that codifies school-based health centers into law passed Feb. 15 in the House and now heads to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign into law.

Senate Bill 397, sponsored by Sen. Nancy Rodriguez and Rep. Christine Trujillo statutorily protects school-based health centers by putting them in state statute and preventing them from being eliminated. The New Mexico Department of Health will continue to work with school districts interested in providing access to primary care and behavioral health services to children who need it.

“We are thrilled school-based health centers are on track to be codified in law,” Patrick M. Allen, DOH Cabinet Secretary, said. “Providing...

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