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In a relative slow week, the Sheriff’s Department wrote some 116 citations for the bulk of the law enforcement work. There were several warrants to serve as well, including nine for one man, all from Municipal Court.

GPD Warrants

Cordell Bahe (Magistrate Court), Erin Becenti (Municipal Court), Victoria A. Begay (Failure to Appear), Ronald Joseph Benner (Magistrate Court), Leroy Copi (Magistrate Court), Wendy K. Curley (District Court and Municipal Court), Dominic Garcia (Parole/Probation), Latanya Hoskie (Municipal Court), Rudy Martinez (Municipal Court), Derrick Mitchell (9 from Municipal Court), Scotty Kine Morgan (Magistrate Court), Chauntaey Saucedo (Fugitive from Justice), Dana...


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Manuel Ira Rodriguez-Warren

09.17.17, 02:54 am

DWI, 1st Offense

Gallup Police Department Officer Andrew Thayer saw a white van strike a traffic cone on south Boardman without stopping. Using his emergency lights, Officer Thayer  made a traffic stop on Rodriguez-Warren, 18. The suspect at first denied he had been drinking, but after the officer performed a quick eye test on him, he quickly admitted to having two to three beers. He also showed the police officer a marijuana grinder and a glass pipe with residue.

Officer Thayer read Roriguez-Warren the NM Implied Consent Advisory and he agreed to a breath test. He was transported to the Gallup Police Department  where...

Navajo man facing federal commercial robbery, firearms charges

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ALBUQUERQUE – A U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Albuquerque, N.M., found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Trevor David Littleman, 25, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with violating the Hobbs Act and federal firearms laws Sept. 20. Littleman remains in federal custody pending trial which has yet to be scheduled.

The criminal complaint alleges that on Sept. 8, Littleman robbed the Giants Gas Station and Convenience Store located on New Mexico State Road 371, Main Street in Crownpoint, N.M., at gunpoint.

Before departing from the store with packs of cigarettes and cash from the cash registers, Littleman allegedly fired one round of ammunition into the...

Breadsprings man pleads guilty to federal child sex abuse charges

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ALBUQUERQUE – Brian Lee, 31, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Breadsprings, N.M., pled guilty Sept. 19, in federal court in Albuquerque to child sexual abuse charges. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Lee will be sentenced to 15 years in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Lee will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Lee was arrested on July 13, on a two-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12, and on two separate occasions between July 2012 and July 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County.

During today’s proceedings, Lee pled guilty...

Zuni man sentenced to prison for child sex abuse conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney and Police Chief Timothy Trimble of the Zuni Pueblo Tribal Police Department announced that Justin Owen Poblano was sentenced Sept. 21, in federal court in Santa Fe, to five years in prison, including time already served, for his conviction on an aggravated child sexual abuse charge.

Poblano will be on supervised release for 15 years after completing his prison sentence and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Poblano, 25, an enrolled member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, was arrested in August 2012, on an indictment charging him with engaging in a sexual act with a child between 12 and 16 years of age.

The indictment...
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