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Body found in open area in east Gallup

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Gallup Police are investigating a body found across from Long John Silver’s restaurant, and north of the railroad tracks on Gallup’s east side April 16.

The department responded after a caller notified GPD about the body that was found leaning against a wall in a ditch area of the Puerco River.

The individual was only...

Dead body found

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Gallup police learned about a person described as "down and out" around 2 pm today (April 21).

Public Service Officers were sent to the scene at 714 South Second St.  The male individual was not breathing.  Medical professionals were called and determined that the man was deceased.

At the time of this report (3:04 pm) GPD Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo said police officers had not yet made their way to the scene.

The male, whose age has not yet been reported, will most likely be sent for autopsy.

Toadlena-Pablo said at that point it will be possible to determine if there was any foul play.

Asking for the public’s help

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Sheriff seeks Speedway robber

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Joey Guillen is looking for help from the public to identify the person involved in a robbery at 7:42 am April 6 at the Speedway in Vanderwagen.

Officer Jeff Barnhurst caught the call of a possible robbery in progress.

When he arrived he saw a man leaving the store.

As he approached the front door, manager Anita Spencer said she had been working on stock inventory in the back when she heard the front door bell.  Then she heard the cooler door open and she headed for the front of the store.

When she got there she saw a man heading for the exit with two cans of beer and she called out.  She said he...

Bloomfield man charged for shooting on Navajo Nation

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Ewing Todacheene, 33, of Bloomfield, N.M., has been charged federally in connection with an incident in which he allegedly fired several rounds near houses and other buildings on the Navajo Nation on April 2.

Todacheene is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

He allegedly fired several rounds from a rifle while driving a vehicle in and near the community of Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle, southeast of Farmington, N.M.

No one was injured.

The Navajo Police Department arrested Todacheene, with the assistance of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police, and FBI, who all responded to the scene.


Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, April 2

Gallup Police Officer Timothy Hughte was dispatched to Gallup Indian Medical Center in reference to a male being assaulted.

Hughte made contact with James Hayne, charge nurse of the emergency room, who said he was trying to help a male identified as Ashford Rodriguez, 28, of Gallup, when he was hit in the head with a closed fist. Rodriguez had been transported to the hospital by Medstar Ambulance for a high level of intoxication, where he had to be restrained and eventually sedated due to being combative.

Hughte returned to GIMC later that night after being told Rodriguez was awake and moving. He had no recollection of the incident, nor could he...

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