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11/17, Thoreau

An argument at the Thoreau Flea Market resulted in the arrest of a Prewitt woman for battery on a household member.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nocona Clark said she was dispatched to the flea market at 1:22 pm on Nov. 17 in connection with an ongoing domestic...

State Police arrest Cibola County man for raping juvenile

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CIBOLA COUNTY – The New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau and Investigations Bureau were called to investigate allegations of criminal sexual penetration of a juvenile against Edwin Mariano, 40, of Grants.

Through an extensive investigation, State Police agents learned the victim resided in the home with Mariano. During the investigation the juvenile disclosed that Mariano gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her.

On Nov. 1, State Police officers were able to locate and successfully arrest Edwin Mariano without incident in Grants.

He was booked into the Cibola County Detention Center on the following charges:

Criminal sexual penetration of a minor, 2nd degree...

Apparent murder-suicide leaves four adults dead

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The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Tsayatoh, N.M., that left four adults dead, including the suspected shooter.

Preliminary indications are the shooting, which occurred early the morning of Nov. 13, was an act of domestic violence.

An adult woman with gunshot wounds was taken to a local hospital. The incident occurred inside a residence.

“Our Native American communities are among the most beautiful in New Mexico, and they deserve safety and security,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas stated Nov. 13. “I am saddened by this horrific tragedy that has become far too common. It will take continued...

Tse Bonito attempted robbery suspect sought by police

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It’s rare the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is called to Tse Bonito to investigate a crime, so the case of an attempted robbery at Domino’s Pizza stands out.

While the suspect may not have achieved his goal of obtaining money, he did make out with a sandwich.

The manager of the Domino’s Pizza establishment on Highway 264 said he went to his car at about 11:20 pm on Nov. 9 after closing up shop and was approached by a man who demanded all of the store’s money.

When the manager said he had no money, the suspect again demanded he turn over all of his money.

The manager repeated that he had no money, and the suspect began to act strangely, according to the report.


N.M. Corrections Department offender population as of Nov. 15

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Inmate Population: 7,271

Male: 6,472

Female: 796

Probation & Parole Population: 15,605

Total Offenders: 22,897

Visit: www.cd.nm.gov


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