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MCSO warns of warrant-money scam

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Staff Reports

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to area residents about a scam. The scam entailed an individual who claimed he was a police officer and demanded money to clear up outstanding warrants he claimed the victim had.

At least one person in the area fell for the scam and local law...

Two men charged in I-40 death case

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Victim’s co-workers booked for tampering with evidence, homicide

As a New Mexico Department of Transportation road crew worked along the I-40 corridor the afternoon of Nov. 20, with the scenic Hogbacks in the backdrop, they stumbled upon a grisly discovery near the highway shoulder.

Close to mile-marker 24, south of the eastbound lanes, laid the body of man, who has been identified as Gary Bennett, 46, of Pinedale, N.M.

Gallup Police Department officers arrived at the scene shortly after 1 pm, and diverted traffic to Highway 66 as detectives combed the scene looking for clues into the man’s death, which they deemed suspicious.

Around 6:30 pm the same day, the GPD received an...

Sobriety checkpoints held across state

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NMSP TO HEIGHTEN patrols throughout December

New Mexico State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all state counties during the month of December.

“We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising,” a Nov. 27 press release states. “These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.”

 

State Police aim to reduce crashes, increase safety

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Thanksgiving C.A.R.E operation results in more than 300 citations

During the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort operation across all roadways within the state.

The goal of the traffic initiative is that a strong law enforcement presence will have a direct effect on the driving behaviors of motorists during the holiday weekend, and reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety as a result.

The NMSP provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts. Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, police conducted high-intensity...

Five local deaths during Thanksgiving holiday

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One possible exposure death

The Gallup Police Department reported five deaths occurring over the Thanksgiving holidays, four of them resulting from medical causes.

One death was possibly the result of exposure, according to police. The victim was found on Nov. 22 behind Papa John’s Pizza, 2102 E. Hwy 66, and identified as Rachel Manygoats, 47.

The Gallup Police Department has also reported the identity of the body found behind the Silver Stallion two weeks ago. The cause of death for David Livingston, 52, of Churchrock has also been listed as possibly the result of exposure.

 

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