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Mustang east robbed at gunpoint

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Shortly before 1 am Friday, the Mustang at 3440 E. Highway 66, was robbed at gunpoint.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said that detectives are currently investigating video footage and clues from the holdup, so there's only a few details available this morning.

She did say there's more than one suspect involved, but didn't have their descriptions immediately available.

When asked if the Mustang robbery was possibly connected to the Wednesday evening armed robbery of Front Row Seat, 2824 E. Highway 66, Spencer said it's something that's too early to tell, but detectives are investigating all leads.

If you have any information that could help aid the...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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A man doing renovations discovered an unfamiliar firearm in the crawlspace of his home Jan. 16. When he went to secure the weapon, his 16-year-old relative arrived home and began to argue with him about taking the gun. The argument escalated and the teenager snatched the gun, then fled from the residence with his friend.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Officers arrived to the scene just after 4 pm. Dep. Brandon Salazar was given information from the suspect’s family about where he might have gone, but was he was unable to locate him. The family grew uncooperative as the investigation continued, according to the police report, and police presently have no further information about...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Jesse Kyle Moore

Jan. 14, 6:48 pm

1st DWI, Aggravated

McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tammy S. Houghtaling arrived to the scene of an accident on Interstate 40, where a potentially intoxicated man had rolled his Ford pickup. A witness told officers at the scene that the truck cut off another vehicle attempting to pass it, when the driver lost control.

Houghtaling met the driver Moore, 26. Moore said he had been drinking with friends, but claimed to only have drunk a little bit. Moore accounted for the smell of alcohol coming from him to a friend who spilled beer on his clothes.

Houghtaling performed three field sobriety tests on Moore. Nearly all signs of intoxication...

WARRANT ARRESTS

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McKinley County man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Jothonnie Yazzie, 29, of Rocksprings, N.M., pleaded guilty on Jan. 8 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an indictment charging him possessing child pornography.  Yazzie entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement recommending a sentence within the range of 37 to 63 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.  He also will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

The FBI and McKinley County Sheriff’s Office arrested Yazzie on Dec. 20, 2016, on the indictment, which was filed on Dec. 7, 2016, and charged him with possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  According...
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