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Weekly Police Activity Report

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It was a busy week for serving warrants. The Gallup Police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office were both kept busy at insisting area scofflaws live up to their responsibilities.


GPD Warrants

Moses D. Alonzo (Parole/Probation Violation), Randy Austin (Magistrate Court), Ouray Benally (District Court)...

Dope house down: Narcotics task force arrest four in Gamerco

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The Region One Narcotics Task Force, utilizing five police officers from the Gallup Police Department, and one agent from the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office swept through a residence at 907 Cascade on Sept. 28, and arrested four people involved in the drug trade.

The operation is the end result of a month-long investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office in particular is very concerned about the increase in drug use in the county.

As Undersheriff Paul Lucero said, “Tell everyone that if they are going to deal drugs in McKinley County, we’ll be knocking on their door.”

Arrested in the raid today was Vernon Lasiloo with a state warrant in his name, and three family members...

Federal jury convicts Gallup man of first degree murder, witness tampering

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ALBUQUERQUE – A federal jury sitting in Santa Fe, N.M., returned a verdict on Sept. 30, finding Brian Tony guilty on first-degree murder and witness tampering charges after a five-day trial, announced Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney, Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and Director Jesse Delmar of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety.

Tony, 46, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Gallup, N.M., was arrested on June 3, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a man by stabbing him in the head and neck and hitting him with a hammer.  According to the criminal complaint, Tony committed the murder on the...


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Montana Skyler Jordan

09.30.17, 09:31 pm

Agg. DWI, 1st Offense

A traffic stop on Highway 491 for speeding led to an upgrade in charges as McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Josie Bowman pulled over an inebriated driver. Jordan, 36, was nabbed at the 5.9 mile marker and readily admitted doing 60-65 mph.

Jordan agreed to a field sobriety test but almost fell in the third part of the test. Transported to the Sheriff’s Office,  Bowman discovered the Intoxilyzer 8000 was not operating. Back in the squad car, Bowman and Jordan had to test on the unit at the Gallup Police Department. The machine at that location worked just fine, registering twin results of 0.24...

Shiprock man pleads guilty to federal assault charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Lance Wilson, 30, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., pled guilty Oct. 2, in federal court in Albuquerque, to an assault charge.  Wilson’s plea agreement recommends a prison sentence within the range of 60 to 72 months followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Wilson was arrested in January 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a Navajo man by striking him in the head with a pair of wire cutters on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M.

Wilson subsequently was indicted on Jan. 24.  The two-count indictment charged Wilson with assault with intent to commit murder and...

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