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Two mothers found intoxicated, arrested

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The Gallup Police Department arrested two mothers after they found them intoxicated in the care of their children.

Woman arrested after fight with kids, parents

GPD Officer Charles Steele arrested Rebecca Harrison, 32, July 29 after being called to the residence on Clark Ave. to investigate a domestic dispute which had...

Uncover narcotics agents bust alleged drug dealers

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Two more people have been arrested on various drug charges due to the diligence and hard work of undercover narcotics agents. The agent responsible for the latest arrests, hereby referred to as Agent, was met with in a secure undisclosed location. The Gallup Sun does not disclose the identity of undercover officers.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

According to the arrest warrant, filed by Agent, Gallup Police Department Officer Matthew Graham responded to La Cima Dr. Jan. 29 to check on a male who was reportedly “slumped over the steering wheel.”

“Patrol got called out for someone who was down and out in a vehicle, they arrested him for being under the influence,” Agent...


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Tommy Nelson, 52, PO Box Gallup

Aug. 11, 12:10 am

6th DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeff Marez arrested Nelson on his sixth DWI, making it a felony charge. According to Marez’s report, he was behind Nelson while driving south on Highway 491. Marez watched as the vehicle stopped after the intersection of 491 and Jefferson.

“I first thought the truck was trying to get me to rear end him, but then the truck started to travel southbound again at a slow rate of speed,” Marez said in his report.

Marez stopped the vehicle and saw visible signs of intoxication. After several failed field sobriety tests, he placed Nelson under arrest. According to the report, Nelson...

DWI Suspected in Rollover Crash

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Gallup police responded to the block of 2522 East Historic Hwy 66 for a possible DWI rollover crash late evening, Aug 12. According to Sgt. Montoya of GPD, a 2004 Chevy Avalanche driven by a 22-year-old Native American male, who was possibly under the influence, was driving eastbound on Highway 66 when he lost control of the vehicle, ran over the sidewalk, took out two cement poles, and flipped the vehicle. There were three adults and two children under five years old. The driver was booked and sent to jail. No one was injured in the rollover, and the children were not in proper car seats. Another male was booked for being belligerent. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco

Victim tells all from deathbed

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Gallup Police Department is currently investigating the death of a 37-year-old woman who told police from her hospital bed that she was beaten.

GPD are looking for the boyfriend of the woman who died in the hospital Aug 4.

According to Capt. Rick White, GPD Officers were sent to Gallup Indian Medical Center Aug. 3 at 9:57 pm.

Officers spoke to Lorry Lucero, 37, of, Gallup who told them that she had been beaten up by her boyfriend at Hidden Valley apartments on Patton Drive.

“Officers met with her, got her statement,” White said.

Lucero passed away sometime around 1 am on Aug. 4. Detectives served a search warrant on the apartment later that day.  According to White, some...

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