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Merna Roan

Oct. 20, 9:50 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Department Patrol Office Adrian Quetawki said he was dispatched to a house on the 1000 block of East Green Avenue in connection to a report of a Dodge that hit another vehicle as it backed out of the driveway.

The truck left the area, but Quetawki...

Black-masked suspect robs gas station

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Weapon looked like shotgun

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Oct. 15 armed robbery of a gas station in Thoreau.

Deputy Johnson Lee said he was dispatched to the Giant Station in Thoreau just after midnight because of an alarm going off at the business. As Lee was driving there, Metro Dispatch reportedly told him they were having trouble contacting the store.

Just before he arrived at the station, he received word that someone at the business said they were robbed by a man carrying a shotgun and wearing a black mask.

After interviewing the three clerks at the store, Lee learned the suspect began walking south after he was given the cash from the register.


Weekly Police Activity Reports

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9/29, Gallup

GPD Officer Joe Roanhorse investigated a reported assault on a 16-year-old Gallup boy on Sept. 29.

The boy returned home about 5 pm and said he was walking home from a friend’s house in the Indian Hills section of town when three adults who appeared to be intoxicated attacked him and hit him several times near Olivia Park.

The juvenile had dried blood on his face, his checks were swollen and there was a laceration on his left cheek. He told Roanhorse he had not been drinking.

He was taken to the hospital and when Roanhorse later visited him there, he was reportedly told by doctors that the youth was found to have been drinking. His parents told Roanhorse...

Man arrested for aggravated battery of elder

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A Prewitt man was arrested for aggravated battery at the Gallup Flea Market after he reportedly began to act strangely and then, for no apparent reason, walked up to an elderly woman and shoved her to the ground.

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office said Milton Cornfield, 59, was detained by a security guard until police arrived.

Witnesses told deputies they observed Cornfield sitting at a table at the flea market at about noon. They said he was intoxicated, talking to himself and cussing, according to a police report.

After a few minutes, Cornfield reportedly got up and walked to the serving line, where he shoved an elderly woman on the shoulder, which caused her to collide with the...


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Nora Bahe
Oct. 12, 11:36 pm
Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee was dispatch to a residence in Yah-ta-hey in connection with a report of a woman yelling.

When he arrived at the location, he met with a woman who said the yeller was her sister-in-law, Nora Bahe, 33, of Yah-ta-hey, who she said had left in her car while intoxicated.

The woman described the car Bahe was driving and Lee said he met up with another deputy to make plans to look for her. But as they were talking, Lee said he saw a car approaching that matched the description of the one Bahe was driving.

The car reportedly parked behind the police unit and the driver admitted she was Bahe...

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