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Dead body found in Allison Road area

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Gallup Police Department was dispatched to Allison Road near Maloney Avenue Feb. 24, in response to a deceased male that was found under the Interstate 40 overpass,.

GPD Public Information Officer Capt. Marinda Spencer said they received the call shortly before 10 am, and the man found had no identification on his body...


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The legal limit is .08

Pernall Begay

Feb. 21, 11:44 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Department Officer Justin Benally was called to a scene at  the Mootel Motel, 1305 Hwy 66, in response to a report of an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The victim, 23, was lying on the ground as the officer arrived on the scene.

The man had been arguing with Begay was a family member, who had arrived at his motel room intoxicated. The victim told him to come back when he was sober. According to the report, Begay, 31, did not cooperate with the request and began throwing objects at the victim.

The situation escalated even further as Begay entered his minivan, revved his...

Kentucky fugitives caught in Gallup

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GPD converges on Super 8 hotel

Two Kentucky fugitives with outstanding warrants remained jailed Feb. 22 at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center without bond, officials said.

Derrick Thomas, 23, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Elizabeth Neal, 22, of Owen, Ky., were taken into custody on first degree assault and Neal was jailed on a bond violation warrant, according to police documents.

Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said a “tip” was received at GPD from Kentucky authorities about Thomas and Neal possibly staying at the Super 8 hotel at 1715 W. Historic Highway 66 in Gallup.

Thomas allegedly shot two people on Feb. 17 in Owen...

Gallup Council OKs DWI 2nd, 3rd ruling

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The Gallup City Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its Feb. 14 regular meeting that deals with subsequent driving while intoxicated offenses and the passing of such offenses to municipal court.

City Attorney George Kozeliski introduced the mater to council members which went over with little discussion.

In providing some background on the matter, Kozeliski noted that the city amended its DWI ordinance in 2014 to take jurisdiction over second and third DWI offenses that had been previously prosecuted in magistrate court.

“Recently, the municipal court has been informed that the misdemeanor compliance office that handles DWI probations for the city may or may not be (handling...


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The legal limit is .08

Larrack Begay

Feb. 20, 1:30 am

5th DWI, Aggravated

Begay was pulled over near the Motel 6 on West Hwy 66 for driving without headlights on. MCSO Deputy Arnold Noriega could smell booze coming from the interior of the vehicle.

According to the report, Noriega asked Begay how much he had to drink, in which he replied, “too much.”

When asked whether he wanted to take the field sobriety tests, Begay responded: “just take me to jail.”

Noriega noted in the report that he had to place a spit mask on Begay as he became combative and began to spit, kick and yell. He even reportedly kicked another deputy in the arm.

He blew a .21 and .20 during the...

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