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The Creeper

Gallup, 11/12

When Gallup Police Department Officer Matthew Ashley arrived at 403 Arnold St. he saw a woman holding Randall Jim, who reportedly entered her home uninvited, against a wall to keep him running from the police.

According to Ashley’s report, the woman became aware that there was an...


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Tierro R. Haley

11/13, 2:21 am

1st DWI, Aggravated

Haley first caught a police officer’s attention when he was napping in his Dodge Charger at the Giant ON 1223 E. Highway 66. Before an officer could approach him, he took off and led Gallup Police Department Officer Chaz Troncoso on a high speed chase through the side streets of Gallup and Highway 66, reaching speeds of more than 60 mph.

He also ignored and drove over police “stop sticks.” Haley eventually stopped and parked at Chuska Apartments and popped open the trunk. Troncoso noted that Haley, 24, showed the signs of intoxication and admitted to drinking five “Yukon Jacks.” Police also found a pipe and marijuana...

Mail theft in Gallup

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Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said police have responded to a handful of reports of mail theft occurring in the area.

“The past several weeks, the Gallup Police Department has seen an increase in mail theft, in incoming and outgoing mail, “ he said.

White recommends that take all outgoing mail to the post office and utilize a Post Office box, if doable. If not, have holiday packages and mail delivered to a secure location.

If you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood, White said to call police.


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Russell Luna was shot by Jessie Gutierrez, who was still at large as of press time. Luna was shot at Black Diamond Mobile Home Park, 333 Black Diamond. He was shot in the abdomen and went to the Med Star Ambulance location on Maloney for help. Luna was transported to a local hospital. According the police report, there were up to three shots fired. Police area asking for the public’s help in locating Gutierrez. Call Crimestoppers at (505) 722-6161. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered.

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Robbing His Own Gal

Gallup, 11/5

Tina Begay, a.k.a. “Cindy Escobar,” was driving her reported husband Chico Escobar to an appointment at Gallup Indian Medical Center. But, he had been drinking that day and when Chico asked his five-month pregnant wife for money, she refused. So, he proceeded to take it anyway, and according to the police report, a struggle ensued.

He reportedly hit her three times on the chin and mouth and absconded with $125 hidden in her bra. He also ran off with her purse. Several Gallup Police Department officers were able to catch up with him. He was hiding in a shed on Kiva Drive.

Chico was arrested and booked on an arrest warrant, as well as...

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