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Scheduled water outage for Feb. 16

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A scheduled water outage that will affect parts of East Mesa Avenue will take place on Feb. 16 from 10 am to 1 pm.

The outage will affect City of Gallup Water customers in the following area:

700 block of East Mesa Avenue The city's water department will be repairing an angle valve to a meter in the area and will need to...

NMSP arrest 10 people during Gallup operation

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New Mexico State Police conducted an operation in Gallup focusing on reducing crime on Feb. 12. New Mexico State Police Uniform, Crime Suppression Bureau, Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and Special Operations made 10 arrests during the operation.

Listed below are the subjects arrested and what they were arrested for:

Juan Medina, 20: Conspiracy to commit trafficking and possession of controlled substance (fentanyl)

 

John Paradise, 33: Trafficking a controlled substance (fentanyl)

 

Dustin Boyd, 24: Trafficking a controlled substance (fentanyl)

 

Arvil Billy, 49: Trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine)

 

Travis Lee Pelt, 34: Warrant for vehicle...

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Joeromeo Hatathle

Feb. 13, 1:08 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

New Mexico State Police pulled over a motorcyclist from Thoreau driving in the wrong lane and eventually arrested Joeromeo Hatathle, 37, for his third DWI.

Officer Alejandro Solis-Torres was patrolling southbound on Highway 608 near mile marker 1 when he saw a motorcycle driving north in the southbound lane. A vehicle in front of Solis-Torres hit its brakes and the motorcycle pulled off onto the right side of the road.

Solis-Torres followed the motorcycle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Hatathle, reportedly tried to walk away from the scene before he was told to stop.

Hatathle did not...

Jealous ex scratches former partner

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A woman is facing battery charges after she scratched the father of her children.

On Feb. 9 around 8 pm, Gallup Police Officer Kyle Delgai was dispatched to 3307 Cinzia Dr. for a domestic violence call. According to Delgai’s report, a man had called Metro Dispatch and said his sister told him their mom, who was later identified as Ardelle Harrison, was beating up and choking their father.

The caller explained that his parents are no longer together, and that Harrison, 38, has a violent tendency.

When Delgai arrived at the scene he met with Harrison and the victim. He asked the two if everything was OK, and Harrison said it was, but the man shook his head “no” while he stood...

City of Gallup begins search for new city manager

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The City of Gallup is on the lookout for a new city manager.

During a closed session right before the Feb. 13 city council meeting, the council discussed how they should begin looking for a new city manager.

Former Gallup City Manager Maryann Ustick retired in June. Ever since then, her Assistant City Manager J.M. DeYoung has overseen the position as Interim City Manager.

Over six months later, the city is now trying to find someone from the Four Corners region to fill the permanent position. Councilor Sarah Piano, Dist. 3, explained why they weren’t planning on opening a nationwide search.

“We felt that it was best to advertise in the Four Corners region instead of opening [the...

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