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Local police, agencies to accept unwanted prescription drugs

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‘Take Back Day’ Oct. 28

On Oct. 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Crownpoint Navajo Police, Gallup Police, McKinley County Sherriff’s, New Mexico State Police, Ramah-Navajo Police, Zuni Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to Crownpoint Police Department at Highway 371; Gallup Police Department at 452 Boardman Dr.; New Mexico State Police Department at 4200 E. Historic Highway 66; Pinehill Health Center at Indian Service Rte 140; Rio West Mall at 1300 W. Maloney...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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Warrant arrests were very thin for both the Gallup Police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office during the last week.

GPD Warrants

Nathaniel Gabriel Joe (Municipal Court) and Earl James Vinson (Magistrate Court and Concealing Identity).

MCSO Warrants

Brian Begay, Terilene Boyd, and Morgan Murphy.

Police Activity

A family drinking day on Oct. 22, ended abruptly with one member dead and one at the UNM Hospital in Albuquerque with serious injuries. It could have been worse according to the report by McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Deputy Roxanne Slim, which stated the mother of the deceased victim told her two of her nieces (ages not given) had been forced out of...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Staff Reports

Dustinn Craig

10.20.17, 4:01 pm

Agg. DWI, 1st Offense

Craig, 41, of Mesa, Ariz. was stopped by McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Guillen at exit 53 of Highway 612 after a call to Metro Dispatch. MCSO Lt. Eric D. Jim received more information from Guillen and administered a field sobriety test.

Craig failed the HGN test, the Walk and Turn, and the One Leg Stand and was transported to the Sheriff’s office for a breath test, which Craig had agreed to after being read the NM Implied Consent Advisory. He blew two samples, a 0.27 and a 0.28 and was taken to the McKinley County Detention Center and booked.

Charles Murphy

10.19.17, 1:52 am

Agg. DWI, 1st...

Police asking for help on solving hit-and-run case

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On Oct. 24, officers of the Gallup Police Department responded to the area of 173 E. Highway 66 around 9:51 pm, in reference to a deceased female.

The Detective Division of the Gallup Police Department was notified to investigate.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that a Native American female had died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle, in which the motor vehicle fled the scene.

During the investigation, the woman was identified as Emerald Heather Scott, 32, of Farmington, N.M. After further investigation, the Gallup Police Department declared this investigation as a Vehicular Homicide Case.

GPD is asking for the public’s assistance in bringing forth...

ATF offers reward for stolen guns

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In a report released Oct. 17, the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced a combined reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Zuni Mountain Pawn, a federal firearms licensee located in Thoreau, N.M.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Anthony Ashley said McKinley County Crime Stoppers has added another $1,000 to the pot, bringing the total in reward monies to $6,000.

As reported in an August issue of the Sun, an unknown suspect burglarized the pawnshop and stole 13 guns. Nine of...

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