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Car vs. Pedestrian

12/13, Fire Rock Casino

A hard night of partying left one man clinging for life in a local hospital’s intensive care unit. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said Piotrk Ogorek was struck by a vehicle. The night of partying began when Ogorek and a friend were drinking at Fire Rock Casino. They both went to a female’s house for drinks. But when the male and female awoke, Ogorek was no where to be found. An MCSO report states that he sustained multiple fractures to the neck, ribs, wrists, legs, and arms.

Mini-meth bust

12/11, Gallup

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee responded to a call on East Highway 66 where a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend Luis Lujan was trying to get into her home. When Lee arrived, he saw Lujan, 24, place an item next to him on the porch of the home he was allegedly trying to get into. After placing Lujan in handcuffs, he retrieved two crystal pieces and two glass pipes. He was booked for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Expensive loss

12/10, Gallup

A woman living on Highway 602 reported a burglary, in which $10,000 worth of jewelry was stolen in addition to a .22 caliber pistol. The homeowner suspects they got in through a window, but Deputy Lee couldn’t find any signs of forced entry or footprints.

Drunk Parents, Freezing Kids

12/8, Gallup

Latisha Parker and Delbert Brown were buzzed when police found them and their four children outside in 41 degree weather at 601 Dani Dr. Officer Cindy Romancito noted that the younger children had dirty diapers and two of the children were barefoot and were “shaking and crying.” Parker said they had been chased out of their motel. An uncle came and got the children and the couple was each charged with four counts of child abandonment.

Argument turns violent

12/7, Gallup

A couple arguing outside of a store quickly turned violent when Michael Hubbard reportedly hit his girlfriend. According to Deputy Jasmine Jaramillo’s report, Hubbard, 25,  said the reason for the argument was “because of bills, their broken window, and what to spend their tax return on.”

Man killed on US 491

12/ 6, US Hwy 491

An distraught uncle discovered the body of his nephew, laying in a pool of blood at the 10 Mile Marker. Deputy Arnold Noriega arrived at the scene and noted that 26-year-old Casey Begay was deceased and the likely victim of vehicle vs. pedestrian.