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DA to fully prosecute Thoreau man for killing pet dog

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A Thoreau man is facing felony charges after he reportedly trapped his dog under his trailer and killed him with a crossbow.

George A. Milliken, 34, has been charged with two counts of felony cruelty to animals. Both are fourth degree felonies, punishable by 18 months in jail.

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy J. Todachine Jr. said he was dispatched to the St. Bonaventure Trailer Park on May 15, in connection with a report of a dog being shot with a crossbow.

When he got there, he spoke to Milliken, who said the dog, named Panda, belonged to him. Panda had gotten under the trailer and damaged his heating unit, which he said would cost about $1,000 to repair.

Todachine said Milliken had...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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STABBING DEBACLE

5/13, Yahtahey

The McKinley County Sheriff”s Office is looking for a man who stabbed a St. Michaels man in the arm Monday, north of Yah-Ta-Hey. They are also looking for the victim who was discovered to have two bench warrants outstanding from Bernallilo County.

Deputy Garylie James was dispatched to an area about 15 miles north of Gallup on U. S. Highway 491 about 6 pm about a man who had been stabbed. The man, Tony Lilly, 28, told James said he and the man, whose name he said was Ty, had gotten in a scuffle and Lilly was stabbed in the arm.

Lilly said all he knew of the suspect was his name but he said the two men were stopped earlier in the day by another...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Zane Yazzie
May 10, 8:18 pm
Aggravated DWI, 3rd

The incident began when a police officer for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe noticed a vehicle traveling on Interstate 40 about 8 pm, driving all over the roadway.

The officer, Clayton Martinez, said he got behind the vehicle, turned on his sirens and lights and attempted to do a traffic stop but the driver kept on going. It was at that point he contacted Metro Dispatch and asked for assistance from the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero found the vehicle and Martinez stopped near the off ramp at mile marker 61 and talked to the driver, Zane Yazzie, 46, of Prewitt.

Guerrero said he asked Yazzie why he...

Smith Lake man sentenced to prison for child abuse

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ALBUQUERQUE – Roland Skeets, 27, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Smith Lake, N.M., was sentenced May 16 in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 21 months in prison for his conviction on child abuse charges. Skeets will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Skeets was arrested in Aug. 2017, on an indictment charging him with child abuse resulting in great bodily injury and child abuse.  According to the indictment, the crimes took place on March 25, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M.

On Dec. 6, 2017, Skeets pled guilty to an information charging him with assault resulting in substantial bodily...

Gallup man missing, family asks for help

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The Gallup Police Department requested community help in locating Marvin James Johnson, 48, who has been missing since Sept. 5, 2016.

Johnson’s wife, Geraldine Johnson, reported him missing. She hasn’t seen her husband since 2016. She said he is an alcoholic and has often times lived on the street.

Det. Chavo Chischilly is the officer in charge of the investigation.

Gallup Police have checked the detox center, jails, hospitals, and other locations with no success. Johnson’s last reported intake at the Gallup Detox Center was in January 2016.

“We heard reports that he might be in Cortez,” Chischilly said.

Johnson’s mother and in-laws are asking for help in locating him...
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