Login

Gallup Sun

Saturday, Sep 23rd

Last update04:15:24 PM GMT

You are here: News Public Safety

Public Safety

Alleged impaired driver strikes man on bike

E-mail Print PDF
A man riding his bike near the Wendy’s at 2410 E. Highway 66 was struck by van and horrifically pinned under it until bystanders rescued him July 18.

And the driver, David T. Yazzie of Gallup, appeared intoxicated, possibly under the influence of controlled substances.

Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin...

Former Oaks Springs Chapter employee pleads guilty to theft

E-mail Print PDF
Used her position to steal nearly $40K

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Attorney General Ethel Branch announced July 24, that Deane Katherine Johnson, the former office maintenance specialist for the Oak Springs Chapter has pled guilty to a charge of Theft from a Tribal Organization, a federal felony offense.

In the plea agreement, Johnson admitted that in her position with the Oak Springs Chapter she knowingly and willfully took approximately $39,251.23 of funds belonging to the Chapter for her own use and the use of others.

“For too long, Chapter Officials and Employees have taken advantage of their positions to enrich themselves and their families at the expense of the Navajo Nation,”...

Ajo man sentenced for two sexual offences

E-mail Print PDF
TUCSON, Ariz. – On July 25, Patrick Paul Charley, 39, of Ajo, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to concurrent terms of imprisonment for sexual offenses committed against two adult members of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Charley had previously pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse committed in 2014 and was sentenced to 43 months’ imprisonment. Charley was also sentenced to a term of 16 months’ imprisonment for his plea of guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact from a 2011 incident.

After completing his imprisonment, Charley will be placed on lifetime federal supervision and will have to register as a sex...

DWI First Time Offenders

E-mail Print PDF

NAME: Merlinda Friday

AGE: 41

BOOKED: 7/13/17

 

NAME: Celeste A. Manuelito

AGE: 27

BOOKED: 7/5/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI

 

NAME: Trista Fern Benally

AGE: 24

BOOKED: 7/5/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI / Accident - damage to vehicle

 

NAME: Ben Lorenzo, Jr.

AGE: 41

BOOKED: 4/22/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI / Speeding

 

NAME: Samantha K. Manuelito

AGE: 48

BOOKED: 4/22/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI / Open Container

 

NAME: Ella Charles

AGE: 49

BOOKED: 4/19/17

NOTES: Open Container

 

NAME: Matthew Scott

AGE: 45

BOOKED: 4/6/17

NOTES: Open Container

 

NAME: Becky Martinez

AGE: 33

BOOKED: 4/9/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI

MULTIPLE OFFENDER DWI REPORTS

E-mail Print PDF
Everette Begay

07.24.17, 1:01 pm

Aggravated DWI, 3rd

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling was dispatched to the west end of town in an attempt to locate a teal colored Pontiac that was heading west on Hwy. 118 near the Motel 6. She was advised that the driver was DWI and had a 30-pack of beer in the vehicle.

After driving erratically over curbs and making wide right hand turns, the vehicle came to a stop on County Road 1.

Sgt. Houghtaling contacted the driver, identified as 40-year-old Begay of Ganado, AZ. The driver stated he had no driver’s license, registration, or insurance card since he had just purchased the vehicle from Troy’s Auto, but...

Page 9 of 110