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Michael Roper

December 6, 7:26 pm


Gallup Patrolman Darius Johnson was dispatched to Big Lots, 900 U.S. Hwy. 491. When he arrived, he met with the caller who said she had been arguing in a vehicle with Michael Roper, 38, of Gallup, when he got physical with her and she got out at Big Lots.

She said Roper had left the scene to obtain more alcohol, and that he was drinking and driving prior to the incident. Before Johnson could put out an attempt-to-locate, Roper returned to the scene in a white pickup truck. Johnson pulled the vehicle over in the parking lot and met with Roper.

But as Johnson tried to ask questions, Roper was not cooperative. He rolled the window up, so Johnson had to open the door and Roper got upset. He refused to step out of the vehicle, arguing with Johnson as he reached in to turn the vehicle off. Gallup Officers Victor Madrid and Jared Albert arrived at the scene shortly afterward.

Roper continued to argue with the officer, but eventually stepped out of the vehicle. Madrid found several 50 ml bottles as he searched Roper. Johnson noted Roper smelled of alcohol, so he asked if he wanted to take the standard field sobriety tests. Roper refused to take the tests and was arrested for DWI.

Johnson also found a case and an open can of Budweiser in the pickup. Roper was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked.

Jilena Livingston

Nov. 18, 1:43 am


Metro Dispatch received a call about a woman asleep at the wheel of a white GMC truck at the Heritage Speedway and issued an attempt-to-locate on a possible drunk driver.

The vehicle reportedly left the scene and traveled south on U.S. Highway 491 and merged onto I-40 from Munoz Overpass.

McKinley County Deputy Johnson Lee was parked near the 16-mile marker and saw a truck matching the description turn off on Exit 16. He followed the vehicle as it turned around to get onto Highway 118. He engaged his unit’s emergency lights and pulled the GMC over at the Blue Beacon Truck Wash, 3410 W. Hwy. 66, parking lot.

Lee met with the driver, Jilena Livingston, 43, of Gallup. As he spoke with her, he noted she had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. She also had trouble holding onto the paperwork Lee requested. She got out of the truck after failing to show her driver’s license.

Livingston agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests but failed. After placing her under arrest, Lee searched through the GMC, finding multiple cans of alcohol scattered inside. The vehicle was picked up by Livingston’s daughter while she was transported to the sheriff’s office for the breath test.

After posting samples of .28 and .29, Livingston was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked.

Jarryn Langenhuizen

Oct. 15, 10:23 am

Aggravated DWI (Second)

McKinley County Lieutenant Monty Yazzie was traveling southbound on Highway 602 near the 23-mile marker when he saw a dark vehicle traveling north, going 67 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Yazzie turned to follow the vehicle, engaging his emergency lights as he did. As he pulled the driver over before the 24-mile marker, he saw a male exit the driver’s seat and move around the vehicle to get into the passenger seat, while an elderly woman exited the passenger side and moved to the driver’s seat.

The male driver, identified as Jarryn Langenhuizen, 25, of Gallup, was asked why he switched seats when the vehicle was stopped. He explained they were late to a funeral, Yazzie noted Langenhuizen had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Langenhuizen agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests but failed and was placed under arrest.

Langenhuizen agreed to take the breath test and posted two samples of .16. After obtaining a medical clearance from PHS, Langenhuizen was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI, speeding, and driving with a suspended or revoked license.