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Taos Pueblo has selected a woman to run its police department for the first time in its history: Summer Mirabal.

Mirabal started work with the Taos Pueblo Department of Public Safety last May. She has logged a total of five years in law enforcement, having also served as an officer with the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office and Española Police Department. Until pandemic-related restrictions forced its closure last year, Mirabal was also the owner of FreeWorld Fitness on Doña Ana Drive in Taos.

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An Oklahoma man was arrested after he was accused of leading law enforcement agencies on a mileslong car chase north on State Road 518 Saturday night (July 3), according to information heard over the police scanner and recently filed court documents.

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A man attempted to escape police custody multiple times Friday night (June 25), after being arrested for verbally assaulting his father, according to the Taos County Sheriff's Office and recently filed court documents.

Christopher Huesers, 42, led sheriff's deputies through a wild series of events after they were called to a house on West Romero Road, where Huesers...

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A woman driver was detained Tuesday afternoon (June 29) after she was accused of leading law enforcement officers on a chase on State Road 518 to the intersection of Paseo del Pueblo Norte and Paseo del Cañon.

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SUNDANCE, N.M. - Seemingly unaware of the danger lurking behind him, a medium-sized black dog with tan legs, sad eyes and no collar trotted up a dusty dirt road in this hardscrabble community outside Gallup near the southeast corner of the sprawling Navajo Nation. In a flash, a pack of seven other free-roaming, mixed-breed dogs - no collars, either - scurried up the same road.

Moments later, bursts of snarling, growling, barking and yelping exploded over a residential area after one of the dogs in the pack lunged at the lone canine, unleashing a ferocious attack that ended with all the dogs fleeing in different directions. This beastly, stop-you-in-your-tracks scene is not unusual in this community, one of many within the Navajo Nation where so-called rez dogs roam unchecked.