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A beating at the gas pumps

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Jonathan Yazzie, 24, of Gallup probably didn’t expect the violent reaction to his alleged actions that resulted in his beating June 14 at Allsups on Arnold Street.

According to the police report, filed by Gallup Police Department Lt. Edwin Yazzie, it was a female’s screams which brought him to the gas station at...

Stabbing suspect caught

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Isaiah Martinez, 19, of Gallup was arrested two days after he stabbed his 17-year-old girlfriend, her brother and their dad June 14.

According to Officer Justin Benally’s report, the ex-girlfriend was taking out the trash outside their residence, when Martinez grabbed her arm and dragged her to a dirt lot on West Aztec.

The girl’s brother witnessed the attack and called for their dad. When the men approached Martinez, he responded by pulling out a small pocket knife.

The girl was stabbed on the left side of her torso. Her brother was stabbed in his left hand and received nine stitches, according to the report.

The father also had a laceration on his left torso from Martinez’s...

Felon arrested after shots fired

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Lance Ortiz, 28, of Iyanbito, NM, was arrested June 11 after three people told police that he fired shots at them.

According to the report, filed by Gallup Police Department Officer DeWayne Holder, Jasmine Hopkins, 25, Shirley Suina, 39, and Kenneth Martinez Jr., 37, all of Brimhall, NM were at Duke City Gas Station on East Highway 66 when a white car pulled up to them, and Ortiz had made threatening gestures that seem directed toward Martinez.

The trio walked onto Walgreen’s, stopped to purchase tamales from a street vendor and were indulging in the tamales when the white car pulled up again. According to the report, Ortiz had a handgun in his waistband when he exited the...


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It was ladies week in this latest round up of DWI reports.

Bertha Blackgoat, 55, Mentmore, NM

Blackgoat was arrested for Aggravated DWI and driving on divided streets June 13 after a crash involving her vehicle took place on Rocco Circle. Gallup Police Department Officer Jessie Diaz stated in his report that Blackgoat was arrested after failing several field sobriety tests. She told Diaz that she had one margarita with dinner and was driving to her friend’s house. She blew a .16, twice the legal driving blood alcohol limit, on a breath test and was booked on the charges.

Topaz Hammitt, 26, P.O. Box Gallup

Hammitt was arrested May 22, on her second DWI, this one aggravated...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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In order to better serve our readers, this section is broken up by area/neighborhood.

South Second Street Business District

Gallup Fire Department and Police Department discovered the body of Albert Hunt, 48, of Breadsprings, NM June 11, laying in the area of the Pepsi Cola Plant on Apache Circle. Capt. Rick White said that they are awaiting the results of the toxicology report and that there were no signs of foul play.

McKinley County Sheri

Office assisted GPD on a fight call June 12 in the area of 1502 South Second Street. Tracey Begaye, 27, of Breadsprings and Ramsey Lee, 36, of Blackhat told officers that they had been beaten up for their “drinks.” Begaye was taken to...

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