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Cibola County man pleads guilty to federal bank robbery charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Daniel Albert Chavez, 53, of Acoma, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Grants, N.M.
Chavez was arrested on March 29, 2016, on an indictment charging him with robbing two banks in Cibola County, N.M.

According to the indictment, Chavez robbed the Bank of New Mexico branch located at 824 West Santa Fe Ave. in Grants on Feb. 20, 2015, and the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 201 North First St. in Grants on Oct. 20, 2015.

During today’s plea hearing, Chavez pled guilty to one bank robbery charge, and admitted robbing the Wells Fargo Bank located at 201 North First St. in Grants, on Oct. 20, 2015.
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Gallup man jailed on litany of obstruction charges

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Suspect jailed on $5K bond

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

A Gallup man arrested July 16 on an outstanding bench warrant remained jailed July 30 on battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct charges, according to a police report.

Adrian Chavez, 30, was seen walking along West Jefferson Avenue by Gallup Police Department Officer Dan Brown. Brown noted in the report that he recognized Chavez as a person who was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant.

“He told me that he was not going to jail,” Brown recorded in the report.

Brown observed that Chavez had been drinking, and when attempting to put Chavez in handcuffs Chavez became combative and began to...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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The legal limit is .08

Matthew Ramone

July 8, 1:08 pm

DWI, Aggravated

Gallup Police Department Officer Terrance Peyketewa was dispatched to 1000 E. Hwy 66 in reference to a driver slumped over the wheel of a GMC pickup.

At the scene, Peyketewa found an open can of beer under Ramone’s feet. Ramone, 28, picked the can up and spilled it on his lap. His breath smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing.

Brian Uentillie

July 7, 12:07 am

DWI, Aggravated

GPD Officer John Gonzales was on patrol at East Highway 66 and Will Street, when he noticed a black Kia four-door with Arizona plates swerving and unable to...

Suspect sought in three gas station robberies

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Reports suggest there is one suspect in all three incidents

An unknown suspect remains on the lam after three gas station and convenience store robberies on July 6, according to police reports. In each of the robberies, the lone suspect brandished a pistol and an accomplice waited in a getaway pickup truck. The reports indicate that, in each incident, the suspect wore the same clothing and fled in the same vehicle.

According to police records, the robberies took place at:

At around 9:07 pm, an unknown suspect committed armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault at the Conoco gas station at 3302 W. Hwy. 66. A lone suspect pointed a black gun at two store clerks and “racked...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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CANNIBAL IN CUFFS?

7/16, GALLUP

Gallup Police Department Daniel Brown was dispatched to the area of 204. W. Jefferson Ave. in reference to a man threatening his mother. When Brown arrived at the scene with a supporting officer, Adrian Chavez, 30, was walking eastbound at 107 W. Jefferson Ave.

Chavez, who had a warrant out for his arrest, smelled of alcohol. After being handcuffed, he grabbed Brown’s hand and squeezed. He became combative, refused to get to the ground, and told Brown he was going to eat him; he began to spit on the officer. He also kicked and attempted to bite Brown. Chavez was eventually secured in the police vehicle.

He was booked on charges of battery...

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