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Candlelight walk for Suicide victims and survivors

Suicide is a subject that is often difficult to deal with, and much harder to discuss with other people. Whether it’s having to face the loss of a loved one who committed  suicide – or even perhaps contemplating suicide – it’s a problem that has grown and...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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A lighter load than normal for issuing warrants but the two law enforcement entities assures all county and city mice that the paperwork deficit just idled through the week and there is no let-up in sight for those wishing to evade the long reach of justice.


GPD Warrants

Israel Angel (Municipal Court), Fidel Apache (Magistrate Court), Denson Becenti (Magistrate Court), Edmund R. Bitsie (District Court), Drew Jay Brown (Parole/Probation), Betrina Harry Grey (Magistrate Court), Preston Paul Lynch (Failure to Appear), Johnson Mobtoya Jr. (Failure to Appear), Trenton K. Ranger (Magistrate Court), Presley B. Shorty (Parole/Probation), Kyle Smith (Municipal Court), Justin M. Villa (Out of...

Rollover Crash on 602

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Sundance man pleads guilty to sex abuse charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Mark Silva, 48, of Sundance, N.M., pled guilty Oct. 12, in federal court in Albuquerque to a sexual abuse charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Silva will be sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Silva will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Silva was arrested on April 4, on an indictment charging him with sexual abuse on May 1, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County.

During the proceedings, Silva pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on May 1, 2016, he sexually abused a Navajo woman. Silva further admitted that he engaged in the sexual act...

Shiprock man sentenced to prison for assaulting a federal tribal officer

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ALBUQUERQUE – Abner Joe, 55, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced Oct. 12, in federal court in Albuquerque to 33 months in prison for assaulting a federal officer. Joe will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety arrested Joe on Aug. 10, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a federal officer.  According to the complaint, Joe assaulted a NNDPS officer on Aug. 4, 2016, by spitting on her and threatening her with a hammer and a wooden board.  At the time, the officer was commissioned as a Special Federal Officer by the...
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