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Woman allegedly beats minor with a bat

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A woman claimed to have been beaten with a bat, but police soon found out that she was the one that had reportedly attacked a minor with the bat.

On June 6, around 7:50 pm, Gallup Police Officers Jarad Albert, Gilbert Gonzales, and Jerald Watchman were dispatched to Olivia Park, 515 Basilio Dr., because a woman had hit a...

Man shot dead on Kit Carson

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On June 12 around 2 am, Gallup police officers were dispatched to 1511 Kit Carson Dr. in reference to a man who had been shot.

One of the residents at the home, Andrew Martinez, 19, of Gallup, stated he had shot a man, who was later idrntifed as Freddie Chiquito, 62, after he discovered him “snooping” in his yard, according to a GPD news release.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered Chiquito laying on a sidewalk near the residence. Officers saw that the man  had a gunshot wound to his upper torso and believed that the man was dead. Medical personnel from the Gallup Fire Department arrived on scene and confirmed that Chaquito had died.

Officers searched Martinez’s residence...

Latest on driver who crashed into local bank

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One man’s drunk driving incident led to damage to a railroad arm, the Indian Jewelers Supply building, and Washington Federal Bank.

On June 7, around 7:27 am, Gallup Police Officer Patrick Largo was dispatched to the area of West Maloney Avenue and North Third Street due to a report of a person driving recklessly.

When Largo arrived at the scene, he saw a black Ford Excursion with Arizona license plates facing southbound in the median at the West Maloney Avenue intersection.

According to Largo’s report, he noticed that the SUV’s engine was still running, yet the man behind the wheel was fast asleep. He also saw a Natural Ice beer in the middle console.

Largo tried to get into...

Man gets violent after reportedly drinking hairspray

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A man threatened deputies after allegedly drinking hairspray.

On June 2, around 5:45 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Davis Jr. was dispatched to 50 Taos Rd. in Mentmore in reference to a woman who had called dispatch about a man being disorderly.

When he met with the caller, the female victim explained that Patrick Brown was still in the house, and that he’d been cursing at her all day, and he even stole her hairspray and ingested the substance.

The woman said that Brown, 42, had come out of his room and grabbed the hair product. When she asked for it back, he began cursing at her and told her to get out of his way.

According to Davis’s report, Brown told the woman...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Yatahey, N.M., June 5

A man smashed a beer can into a woman’s face, leaving her with a swollen lip.

On June 5, around 9:56 am, McKinley County Deputy Johnson Lee was dispatched to 13 Ark Hill in Yahatey because of a domestic dispute.

When he got to the scene, Lee noticed a man sleeping inside a blue pickup truck. Lee tried to wake the man up, who was eventually identified as Alviso Yazzie, but he was highly intoxicated.

Lee was able to detain Yazzie, 41, but a witness warned him that the man could get violent. Lee asked Yazzie what was going on, but the officer wasn’t able to understand his slurred speech.

According to Lee’s report, Yazzie admitted to...
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