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Franklin Boyd hired as Gallup’s new chief of police

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City leaders PLACE confidence in Boyd’s abilities

The City of Gallup has chosen its next police chief, 21-year Gallup Police Department veteran Franklin Boyd, who in December received a “no confidence” vote from the Gallup Police Officers Association for the way he was reportedly running the department on an interim...

Lodgers Tax grants keep Gallup lively

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Gallup City Council announces grant awards

The Gallup City Council discussed a number of recommendations for the Lodgers Tax grant for the previous and current fiscal year during their recent regular meeting.

Lodgers Tax funds are taxes drawn from hotel visitors. A committee awards the funds to groups so they have money to advertise and promote their events in order to attract tourists.

The Lodgers Tax Committee met on March 19 to review the applications for the FY19 awards. The committee was told about $81,000 in funding remained, so they offered funding recommendations for the following events:

Manuelito Children’s Home Memorial Day 5K on May 27 - $5,000

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Native American woman found dead

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Gallup Police responded to a medical call at the south end of Arnold Street shortly before noon April 10. Officers and medical units arrived on scene to find a Native American female unresponsive on the ground.

Medical personnel performed emergency care procedures, but the woman could not be revived. Gallup police detectives took over the scene.

No signs of foul play were evident and authorities have identified the woman as Sherrilee Bryant, 47, of Gallup. The death is under investigation.

Ashes of woman’s son stolen from car

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A car burglary can be upsetting enough on its own, but it became a highly emotional and troubling experience for a Rio Rancho woman.

Artie Ortega and her boss attended the Gallup Gun Show as vendors. The pair stopped for dinner at Cracker Barrel April 5 when her boss’s car, a red 2014 Ford Escape, was broken into in the parking lot.

According to the police report, the burglary occurred about 6:50 pm. The front passenger window was broken, and multiple items were taken.

The police report says surveillance footage shows a man, who looks to be Native American and in his 30s, dressed in black and wearing a hood, walked around the parking lot and broke the front window of the Ford...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, April 6

Gallup Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on April 6 at a home on Red Rock Drive.

The homeowner told police someone had entered his residence and had gotten in by prying open a back screen. He said he had a number of guns inside the house and he wanted police to search it before he entered.

When the search was completed, they found three guns missing, as well as some jewelry and three gold coins. The items that were missing were valued at more than $4,600.

There are no suspects.



Gallup, March 29

A quiet night out at the Sports Page Bar on March 29 ended for one patron with a bloody face.

Jim Haskie, of...
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