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Michelle Anderson 
Sept. 28, 3:15 am
Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee said he was dispatched to the T&R Gas Station north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491 in connection with a report of a driver at the station who may have been intoxicated.

Lee said when he got to the station, he met...

Drunk school bus driver arrested

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WINDOW ROCK — The Navajo Police Department arrested a community school bus driver Sept. 24 at 6:59 pm, near the Vanderwagen community.

According to the arresting officer, information came from a parent who was alerted by their child, a passenger on the bus. The child indicated the bus driver was driving dangerously on the road.

The parent was able to intercept the bus and remove the keys from the ignition while safely removing the remaining three children from the bus.

The Window Rock District of the NPD responded and subsequently arrested the bus driver who was booked into the Window Rock Detention Center for DUI, endangering a child and reckless driving.

The remaining children...

Life sentence for convicted Albuquerque murderer

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ALBUQUERQUE  – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Sept. 25 a sentence in excess of life imprisonment for Ameer Muhammad, the man convicted of the Albuquerque murder of Aaron Sieben in 2017.

Muhammad was found guilty of first degree felony murder, armed robbery, and shoplifting in July after Balderas took the case to trial.

“We have worked tirelessly to provide justice for Mr. Sieben’s family,» Attorney General Hector Balderas said. «Today, they can finally know that the man who has caused them so much pain has been punished to the fullest extent provided by law.”

In March, 2017, Muhammad attacked Sieben near an Albuquerque gas station, fatally stabbing him, before...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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9/26, Gallup

The MCSO is investigating a robbery that took place at about 7 pm Sept. 26 at the T&R Rope and Feed Center north of Gallup.

A clerk at the store said two men in blue jeans and black hoodies entered the store. One man wore sun glasses and went to the back of the store while the other man approached the clerk at the cash register.

The man who approached the clerk appeared to be intoxicated, the clerk said, and began to speak, but he was incomprehensible.

The man who had gone to the back of the store started walking at a fast pace to the front door and appeared to have placed something inside his jacket. He was told to stop, said the clerk.

The man in...


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Sanfred Watchman

Sept. 14, 3:11 am

Aggravated DWI (Refusal)

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric Jim said he was on regular patrol when he was told to be on the lookout for a brown Chevy; the driver had been refused service at the Sagebrush Lounge because he was intoxicated.

The driver was seen going east on State Highway 264, so Jim reportedly headed north on U.S. Highway 491 and soon saw the car heading south toward Gallup. He turned around and followed the car to the Safeway parking lot.

According to the report, Jim approached the driver, who was identified as Sanfred Watchman, 46, of Mexican Springs. Watchman admitted he’d had a six pack of beer before...

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