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Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, April 1

A fed-up nurse at Gallup Indian Medical Center called the police after another patient physically assaulted her.

On April 1, around 9:19 pm, Gallup Police Officer Patrick Largo was dispatched to the Gallup Indian Medical Center, 516 E. Nizhoni Blvd., in response to a complaint that...

FBI offers reward for information on Santa Fe petroglyphs vandalism

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism committed at the La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs in Santa Fe.

On or about Jan. 19, spray-painted graffiti was discovered on the petroglyphs, located on property managed by  the Bureau of Land Management.

Most of the petroglyphs date between the 13th and 17th centuries.

The FBI and BLM are investigating.

“Visitors from around the world come to New Mexico to admire wonderful Native American cultural resources like the La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs,” Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda of the Albuquerque FBI Division stated in a press release...


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Featured DWI

Alexander Pinto

March 14, 9:03 pm

DWI (Third)

Failure to use his headlights led to Alexander Pinto, 31, of Zuni, being arrested and charged with his third DWI.

Gallup Police Officer  Matthew Strandy met Pinto driving without his headlights near the intersection of Highway 602 and Aztec Avenue and initiated a traffic stop. After Strandy observed Pinto behaving as if he was intoxicated, he put out a call for assistance. Officer Ryan Boucher arrived a short time later.

Boucher spoke to Pinto, who stated he consumed two cans of Budweiser prior to driving. Pinto showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes and reeked of alcohol.

Pinto agreed to...

Man from Mescalero accused of sexually abusing a child

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ALBUQUERQUE – A Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer allegedly sexually abused a child, and he is now facing up to 15 years in prison.

Dexter Whiskers, 43, of Mescalero, N.M., and an enrolled member of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, made an initial appearance in federal court on April 15 facing a charge of sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country. Whiskers’s preliminary and detention hearing was on April 20.

According to a criminal complaint, in October 2021, Whiskers, then a Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer, allegedly engaged in and attempted to engage in a sexual act with a victim, who was 13 years old. The incident allegedly took place at the residence where the...

Annual DUI checkpoint brings awareness to drunk driving

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SANTA FE – Over a decade after her two daughters were killed by a repeat drunk driver, Darlene Peshlakai is still reminding people of the consequences of driving under the influence.

On April 17, Law and Order Chairwoman Eugenia Charles-Newton of the 24th Navajo Nation Council was joined by the Peshlakai family of Naschitti, N.M., the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization, and the Santa Fe Police Department for an annual DUI checkpoint to prevent patrons from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In 2010, Deshauna and Del Lynn Peshlakai were killed in a car crash that was caused by a repeat drunk driver. Under the leadership of Darlene, the family has dedicated...

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