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Jonathan Deschine, 26, of Saint Michael’s, Ariz. was on his way to Farmington, NM when he pulled over on Highway 608 to check his tire pressure. A pickup truck pulled up behind him and a Caucasian male got out of the vehicle, pointed a black pistol at him and took off with his Silver 2015 Subaru with...

Crime Trend Watch: Breaking and Entering, burglaries

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Three men were arrested this week, one for burglary, one for aggravated burglary and another for breaking and entering. Two of the three also left blood trails at the scenes of the crimes, which after lab results, will help to solidify them as suspects of the alleged crimes.

A determined, but unwanted bedfellow

Arguably, one of the most terrifying things to happen to someone is for them to come home and find their sanctuary broken into. This happened to one woman in Indian Hills June 18.

Gallup Police Department Officer Chris Molina wrote in his report that a broken bedroom window alerted the homeowner that someone had been in the residence, and blood found in the kitchen and at...

Inmate scales jail fence, caught hours later

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A criminal with a long rap sheet and considered extremely dangerous by police was free to roam the streets of Gallup for more than five hours after he scaled the fence at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center June 24 .

The escape call came into Metro Dispatch at 1:17 pm. After five hours of hustle and searching, Ryan Westman, 23, was apprehended with Angel Kuilan, 33, of Gallup and without incident a little before 6:30 pm at a traffic stop by Subway east.

Westman is no stranger to the law, according to New Mexico Courts website. He has a long list of court appearances and charges ranging from traffic violations and resisting arrest to the most recent aggravated burglary and...


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Roman Benally, 38, Yahtahey, NM

Benally was arrested June 20 for his third DWI. He was called in by the manager at the Navajo Travel Plaza on West Highway 66 for his actions,which made him appear intoxicated.

Benally then went to his vehicle, which was parked at the gas pumps despite not purchasing gas. He was found “passed out” behind the vehicle while the vehicle was running.

According to Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin, there was open containers of beer inside the vehicle. Benally’s breath test results were .23,.22 qualifying him for aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Deanna Dooley, 26, Ramah, NM

Dooley was arrested for aggravated DWI, her second...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Unknown suspects took several appliances from an abandoned residence on Alpha Street. The theft occurred sometime between April 1, 2014 and June 20. Anyone with information should contact the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 863-1410.


On June 22, the cashier at T&R Market was battered, according to a report filed by MCSO Deputy Arthur Rahimi. The unknown female came into the business and yelled at the clerk saying that she had accused another female of stealing a purse earlier in the day. The clerk, Regina Nez, told deputies that a purse had been lost earlier in the store, but that she never accused anyone of stealing it. The female grabbed Nez’s...

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