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State Police Participate in Drug Take-Back Day

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ALBUQUERQUE – On Sept. 26 the New Mexico State Police is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day hosted by the DEA. From 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, citizens may return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal.  Each New Mexico State Police district office throughout the state will be a collection site and will be accepting prescription drugs for disposal.

The purpose of this program is to dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs, which are highly susceptible to accidental poisoning, misuse, and abuse. Additionally, these drugs will be properly disposed in a manner that...


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Titus Nelson

Sept. 15, 9:22 pm

2nd DWI Offence

McKinley County Sheriffs Deputy, Merlin Benally was working overtime for 100 Days and Nights. While patroling State Highway 602 he clocked a speeding vehicle. Using his Kustom Signals Eagle II radar equipment, at 64 MPH in a 55MPH. According to the report, Titus greeted the officer and said, “Oh Really? I was coming down the hill right there.”

As Benally approached the vehicle, he noticed Nelson smelled of alcohol. Benally noticed that Nelson’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. But, Nelson said his passenger, Andromeda, was the one who smelled and had been drinking. Nelson denied that he’d been drinking. The officer asked...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Generator Theft

Sept. 1

Gallup Police Department Officer Ciney Romancito was dispatched to 1710 2nd street in reference to a disorderly male. Romancito observed several males around a handcuffed male in a black jacket, identified as Michael Gruber. Romancito spoke with a witness to the incident Jason Null. The victim David Notah said he had his Generation-Brigs and station 500 watts, valued at $1,500 fixed and was picking it up to take home. It was tied down in the back of the truck. When Null witnessed Gruber stealing it. Gruber was charged with burglary a 4th degree felony.

Un-attended death

Sept. 8

Officer Roxanne King was dispatched to #26 Williams Acres RD in reference to...

Singer sentenced for fatal hit and run

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ALBUQUERQUE – Almundo Cruz Singer, 28, was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque to 75 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Singer, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tseyatoh, NM, was arrested on Dec. 16, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. He subsequently was indicted on Jan. 8, and charged with killing a man on Dec. 9 while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County.

According to court filings, Singer killed a 36-year-old Navajo man who was walking across State Road 118 in Church Rock, by...


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Alfredo Delgarito, 31, Gallup, NM

Sept. 7, 11:25 pm

3rd DWI

Cindy Joe had luck on her side when she stopped in time to avoid a collision with a white Chevy Malibu, parked in the middle of State Highway 602, near Mile Marker 24. When McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnson Lee approached Degarito, he had to wake him. He reeked of booze, had bloodshot eyes and couldn’t pass the field sobriety tests. The dead giveaway was the open bottle of Miller Light Ultra and open can of Bud Light. He blew a 0.22 and 0.21 during his two breath tests.

Candice Brown, 36, Thoreau, NM

Sept 12, 11:31 pm

Aggravated DWI

Brown reportedly roughed up a waitress at the Denny’s adjacent to...

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