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Ridley Bitsilly

July 14, 1:07 pm


Gallup Police Officer Jeremy Shirley was on routine patrol about 2 pm, traveling eastbound on Montoya Boulevard going about 40 miles per hour, when a car passed him going at a high rate of speed.

He did a routine traffic stop of the vehicle after it stopped near the...

Dead body found on Gallup’s north side

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Gallup Police are still in the beginning of an investigation into the identity of a body discovered July 11, north of town.

Captain Marinda Spencer said the body was so badly decomposed that identifying the person will be challenging. She said the remains have been forwarded to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy.

The body appears to be male, she said.

The body was located in shrubbery about 1.2 miles north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491, across from the Gallup Dental Group, and appears to have been there for at least a week, Spencer said.

High temperatures during the past week accelerated the decomposition of the remains.

The body was found by a man...

Santa Fe cardiologist charged with health care fraud, obstruction of justice

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ALBUQUERQUE – Chief U.S. District Judge William P. “Chip” Johnson sentenced Roy G. Heilbron in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., July 10 to 51 months of imprisonment for his convictions on health care fraud and obstruction of justice charges.

The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Acting Special Agent in Charge Maxwell D. Marker of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and U.S. Marshal Sonya K. Chavez.

Heilbron, 54, a cardiologist residing in Santa Fe, N.M., was sentenced to 24 months for his conviction on a health care fraud charge, and 27 months for his conviction on an obstruction of justice charge arising out of his attempt to obstruct and impede...


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Josiah Kiki Pablo

July 1, 7:32 pm


McKinley County Deputy Johnson Lee said he was told at about 6:49 pm of a possible reckless driver heading west on Highway 118 going at speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Metro Dispatch received several phone calls from other drivers who were tracking the vehicle and Lee was finally told that the vehicle was traveling on Interstate 40, and had collided with the cable barrier at about the 42 mile marker.

One of the witnesses at the scene said the driver, identified as Josiah Pablo, 21, of Thoreau, had tried to hit him and he was very upset. Pablo told Lee that he had more than he should have to drink.

He agreed to take field sobriety...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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7/6, Gallup

A Church Rock man has has been arrested, just hours after being released from NCI, for beating up a woman.

Adrian Chischilly, 41, has been charged with battery on a household member.

According to police, the victim called police about 12:45 pm on July 6 saying that as soon as Chischilly got out of the detox center at 6 am, he began drinking, and as he drank he became angrier.

Finally, she said, he began hitting her in her face with his fist and elbow. She said he also backhanded her multiple times.

When questioned, Chischilly said nothing happened and could not explain how the victim got her injuries nor why his knuckles were so bruised.


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