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Larry Lee Jr.

Oct. 10, 3:50 am

Aggravated DWI (Third offense)

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Shirley said he was dispatched to the 28 mile marker of State Highway 602 in reference to a vehicle that went off the roadway into a ditch.

When he got there, he found another officer who had arrived earlier and found...

September fatality ends in October arrest

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Hit-and-run collision

Gallup Police arrested Vincent Carver, 23, of Gallup, Oct. 7 in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision Sept. 17.

The original call was made by two bystanders at 201 J. M. Montoya Blvd. at 8:48 pm, when they told an officer they saw something on the road while driving. They thought what they saw was either a trash bag or a body.

They stopped to check and discovered a body.

Medical personnel were called in and the person, who was later identified as Brian Silversmith, 62, a Native American man, was pronounced deceased.

Although the two people who found the body did not witness what took place prior to their discovery, Metro Dispatch called the officer...

Former head coach arrested

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New Mexico State Police issued a press release Oct. 7 stating that Miyamura High School head coach John Roanhaus was allegedly filmed removing money from a football player’s wallet in the school locker room. NMSP said the burglary was reported to them Oct. 2, but the report did not say who filed it.

On Oct. 4, an arrest warrant was issued for Roanhaus, 42, of Clovis. He was arrested without incident Oct. 5 and booked into the McKinley County Detention Center. He was charged with burglary, a fourth degree felony, and larceny, a petty misdemeanor.

Gallup McKinley County Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt said Roanhaus was terminated for “misconduct.” David Foley has been named as...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Yah-ta-hey, Oct. 4

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Shirley was dispatched to a residence on North Cle Ki Drive in Yah-ta-hey in reference to a domestic dispute.

Shirley made contact with Kesha Singer, who showed signs of injury, including swollen features on her face and dried blood on her face and hands. At first, she told Shirley nothing had happened to her.

After Shirley called for a Medstar unit to evaluate Singer, she admitted her husband, Donavon Singer, 28, of Yah-ta-hey, had punched her in the face eight times.

Singer told Shirley she and her husband were driving home from Gallup earlier in the evening when he got mad and started hitting her...


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Edwin Begay

Oct. 3, 7:33 pm

Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Villa Jr. answered an attempt-to-locate order from Metro Dispatch for a gold pickup truck headed eastbound on Highway 118.

Shortly after answering, Villa spotted the vehicle in question heading east on Highway 118 near mile marker 29 and proceeded to follow it. Villa noted the vehicle swerved from left to right as it drove, and when the driver tried to turn left onto Highway 566, he made a wide left turn and straddled the white shoulder line.

Villa turned on his emergency lights and then his siren. Eventually the suspect vehicle stopped north of a bridge and pulled over to the right...

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