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Colleen Notah, 28, Ft. Defiance, Ariz.

July 19, 6:52 pm

Notah was arrested in the Wal-Mart parking lot after a witness followed her there and called into Metro Dispatch. Prior to entering Wal-Mart, the vehicle Notah was driving had, according to the police report as stated by witnesses, “drove on the side walk – then collided with the stroller while the (10month old) child was inside.”

The child was taken to the hospital, but did not appear to have any noticeable injuries. Witnesses told police that the vehicle continued on, without stopping, and went into the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin arrested Notah for abandonment of abuse of a child and aggravated driving while intoxicated. Notah blew a .37, .36 on the breathalyzer exam. She was also charged with immediate notice of an accident, open container in a motor vehicle, driver must be licensed and duration of evidence or no insurance.

Shelby Tolth, 25, Church Rock, NM

Aug 2, 1:40 pm

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josie Bowman observed several individuals in the Thoreau area, all surrounding a vehicle and appearing to be intoxicated. When she approached the individuals, three of them jumped into a vehicle and appeared to be attempting to leave the area.

Bowman was able to get them to stop and saw a 1-year-old child inside the vehicle. After failing several tests, Tolth was arrested and taken to the jail where she refused to give a breath sample. She was then transported to the Gallup Indian Medical Center for a medical clearance where she gave her consent for a blood alcohol test and submitted to a blood draw.

She was charged with driving while intoxicated, two counts of child abuse, open container, evidence of registration, vehicle must be insured and driving while license is revoked, according to the report.

Charlene Attakai, 47, Gallup

Aug 2, 9:54 pm

Fifth DWI

GPD Officer Douglas Hoffman arrested Attakai after she was called in as a possible drunk driver with a small child in the vehicle. The witness, according to the report, followed Attakai from 7th and Maloney to the Exit 16 off of Interstate 40 where Hoffman was able to catch up with them.

After noticeable signs of intoxication and refusing several tests due to medical problems, Attakai was arrested.

It was later discovered that she had four prior DWI arrests. She blew a .20, .21 on the breathalyzer and was arrested for aggravated DWI, open container and driving with a license, which is revoked or suspended.

Derrick Yazzie, 32, Gallup

July 29, 6:32 pm

GPD Officer Angelo Cellicion arrested Yazzie after he caught him on radar driving at 78 mph in a 45 mph zone on Mendoza Road. After failing to properly identify himself and refusing any type of tests, he was arrested for aggravated DWI, concealing his identity, reckless driving and driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license. Yazzie’s family drove to the traffic stop and confirmed his real identity.

Harrison Yazzie, 34, Aurora, CO

July 31, 8:27 am

Second DWI

GPD Officer Justin Benally was looking for a vehicle, July 31, whose description had been given out over the police radio as driving south in the north bound lane of Highway 491.

Benally caught up with that vehicle, which was driving in the correct lane at the time, and watched it pull into Giant north.

Both the driver, Yazzie, and his passenger displayed signs of intoxication. Yazzie had a difficult time completing field sobriety tests and finally became “uncooperative” at which time, he was placed under arrest.

He blew a .21 on his first breathalyzer test and declined to complete a second. He was booked into the jail for his second DWI, aggravated, two charges of open container, driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license and no insurance.

Phillip Larry Gene, 60, Indian Wells, Ariz.

Aug. 1, 8:48 pm

MCSO Deputy Johnson Lee was searching for a vehicle that had been called in as “swerving all over the roadway,” when they got word that the vehicle was at the Shell station on the east side of Gallup. “

I activated my emergency lights and the vehicle began to back up towards me. I also backed up to avoid the vehicle colliding with me,” Lee wrote in his report.

The vehicle then parked and the driver began to walk away. Lee detained Gene who admitted to drinking at the casino 15 minutes prior to the stop. Gene performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DWI.

His breathalyzer test results were .21, .22. He was booked into the jail for aggravated DWI, open container and two outstanding bench warrants from other agencies.

Chelby Castillo, 25, PO Box Gallup

July 24, 10:32 pm

Castillo was arrested on aggravated DWI, careless driving and open container by GPD Officer Charles Steele. Castillo told Steele that she had been driving her truck when her cell phone rang; and as she answered it, she crossed over the lines and then over corrected and ended up rolling the vehicle.

She was checked out by medical personnel and, according to the report, was attempting to hide her face and her breath from the officer.

She admitted to taking “a couple” shots of “Yukon.” Steele did find two empty shot size bottles of 100 proof Yukon Jack. Officer Harland Soseeah later found a third bottle. Castillo blew a .16 on both breath samples and was arrested for the charges.

Kevin Bennett, 34, Thoreau NM

July 23, 6:29 pm

Second DWI

GPD Officer DeWayne Holder’s report states that he was dispatched to Hassler Valley Road due to a motorcycle crash. He found the Harley Davidson motorcycle lying on it’s side and saw Bennett sitting on a sand bank a few feet away. Bennett told officers that the motorcycle was not his and was taken to the hospital due to his injuries.

A witness told Holder that he observed Bennett driving the motorcycle. At the hospital, Bennett told Holder that he was beat up and again said that it was not his motorcycle. He did consent to a blood draw. Based on the witnesses statement, Holder did book Bennett for his second charge of DWI.

Chad Toadlena, 20, PO BOX Yahtahey, NM

July 28, 11 pm

GPD Officer Harland Soseeah arrested Toadlena for driving while intoxicated, aggravated, and careless driving after he witnessed him driving in the Sonic parking lot where Toadlena almost collided with two separate cars before pulling into a parking space.

After taking several field sobriety tests, Toadlena was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. At the jail, Toadlena threw up several times and then refused to take a breath test, adding an aggravated onto the DWI charge.

Chyna Billsie, 25, PO Box Mentmore, NM

July 24, 7:17 pm

Billsie was charged with aggravated DWI and traffic violations, as well as not possessing a driver’s license, valid registration and insurance.

According to Officer Valerie Wilson’s report, she responded to a vehicle crash at McKinley and Maloney and observed a female, Billsie, running away from the crash. A witness and the driver of the other vehicle said that Billsie ran the stop sign at McKinley and crashed into her vehicle that had been traveling on Maloney. She displayed several signs of intoxication and performed poorly on the field sobriety tests.

She was arrested and taken to the jail where she was given a breathalyzer test, with results .20, .19.

Averill Leon Norton, 20, Gallup

July 25, 6:13 pm

Norton was witnessed by GPD Sgt. Benny Gaona as driving on the wrong side of the road on Miyamura Overpass. Gaona made the stop and then called for a saturation unit, Officer Daniel Brown.

Brown continued the DWI Investigation and found Norton to be too impaired to operate a motor vehicle. He performed poorly on several field sobriety tests, had open containers in the motor vehicle and displayed several signs of intoxication. His breath test results were .19, .20.

Norton was taken to the jail where possible drug paraphernalia was located on him and was taken into evidence. Norton was charged with aggravated DWI, careless driving, open container, not having valid insurance, as well as not having a driver’s license (his license was restricted).

Anderson “Anson” Shirley, 24, Ganado, Ariz.

July 16, 10:48 pm

GPD Officer Chanelle Preston booked Shirley for DWI, immediate notice of an accident, open container, among other violations. Witnesses called into dispatch after they saw Shirley almost hit a parked vehicle, another vehicle and then did hit a light pole at North Second Street and Wilson Ave. They told Preston that the driver “passed out” after hitting the pole, woke up and then drove to Bubany Park where Preston found Shirley slouched over in the driver’s seat of the truck. Damage to the truck was consistent with witness statements and Shirley was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and then to jail.

Julius Torrez, 27, Gallup

July 29, 10:59 pm

Torrez was arrested by GPD Officer Jessie Diaz after he observed Torrez run a stop sign at North Third Street and Wilson Ave. Torrez displayed signs of intoxication, performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. At the jail, he did give a breath sample, of which the results were .15, .15. Torrez was booked for driving while intoxicated and other violations.