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Jordan Torrez was spotted by a witness who said that he tried to order food from the north side Sonic drive through window during the 4 am hour. The fast food joint was closed.

According to Gallup Police Department Officer Martin Luke’s report, a witness watched Torrez, 24, pull on the front door and enter the business. As Torrez left the building, he was approached by Luke and tried to walk off, but he dropped a 59-ounce Minute Maid orange juice container.

Luke would search him and find that hidden in his front belt line was another orange juice container. A medium bulge in his left pocket produced a glass pipe and his right pocket contained a purple “grinder.” He was booked for burglary, larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Murry Lovato’s temper got the best of him. For reasons unknown, according to GPD Officer Doug Hoffman’s report, Lovato sustained a large cut on his right arm when he broke a window. When Hoffman arrived at the home, Lovato “jumped up in a fighting stance.” Hoffman “impact pushed” him, but Lovato was still poised to fight.

When he came at Hoffman again, the officer grabbed him by the neck using a “Muay Thai” clinch that brought him to the ground. Lovato, 33, came up swinging, hitting the officer in the arms. A sergeant arrived and tasered him, putting a stop to the madness. He was booked for aggravated assault on a peace officer.



A man became the victim of his significant other’s rage. According to McKinley County Sheriff Office’s Deputy Roxanne King’s report, Maggie Begay, 51, called Metro Dispatch to report that her boyfriend “was bleeding” and had allegedly hurt her.

It turns out that she was the alleged aggressor. She told the deputy that he cut himself, yet her clothing was awash with blood.  King stated that Begay “kept changing her statement and was inconsistent.”  She was booked for domestic dispute with weapons.



MCSO deputies responded to an alarm call at Red Rock Package Liquor. After watching some surveillance video, the two thieves made off with some cigarettes and booze. They left the cash untouched.  The two suspects are at large.