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Garrick Tsosie

Feb. 3rd, 4:10 am

2nd DWI

Gallup Police Department Officer Francis Collins arrested Garrick A. Tososie, of St Michaels, AZ. Garrick A. Tsosie  is charged with DWI, second offense. GPD Officer Collins encountered Tsosie at 4:10 am on County Road #1.

Collins reported that...

GPD nabs fugitive Paradise; jailed on $22K bond

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A Gallup man remained jailed Feb. 2 at the McKinley County Detention Center on a $22,500 bond amount after being arrested by the Gallup Police Department on two outstanding warrants. The arrest ends a months-long search.

An arrest warrant indicates that John Paradise, 26, was taken into custody Jan. 31 on shooting at or from a motor vehicle, criminal damage to property over $1,000 and negligent use of a deadly weapon charges.

“Mr. Paradise was arrested,” Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the GPD, said. He is still in custody.”

Spencer said the GPD and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office have been searching for Paradise for months. She said GPD believes Paradise...

McKinley County experiences bomb threat – the seventh in past year

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A Jan. 27 bomb threat – the seventh in the past year – at the McKinley County Courthouse turned up nothing, officials said. Each time a threat has been called in nothing has been discovered, so officials believe the prankster is a criminal seeking to delay justice and interrupt county administrative business.

McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said a telephone call came into Metro dispatch at about 1:34 p.m. The county went into its standard emergency protocol.

“We evacuated everyone from the building,” Decker said. “The matter is under investigation and will be until it is resolved.”

Decker said judges and attorneys at the Courthouse weren’t too happy about...


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A Gallup police officer saved a drunken woman Jan. 26 when he pulled her out of her vehicle and prevented her from getting killed by an oncoming train.

Anjoy Murphy was stopped at the intersection of Second Street and Historic Highway 66 when a call came in regarding a female “stopped” at the intersection. Upon arrival on the scene, Officer Andrew Thayer found Murphy, 51, asleep and with her vehicle running.

Thayer recoded that he placed his unit in front of Murphy’s so if she woke up she wouldn’t drive her car in front of an oncoming train. But as he was awakening Murphy, a train approached and Murphy’s car began to roll in...

Body found near Munoz overpass

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Workers from BNSF discovered the lifeless body of a  Native American male Feb. 2 in the area not far from the Muñoz overpass, police officials said.

Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer at the Gallup Police Department, said at about 10:25 am a work crew alerted police to the situation.

“The call came in from a worker,” Spencer said.”The situation is still under investigation.”

Spencer said foul play is not suspected in the incident, but that assessment could change pending an autopsy. She estimated the man to be in his 50s.

The address closest to where the body was found is 811 Roundhouse Rd.

Thursday’s discovery follows the discovery of another dead Native...

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