Gallup Sun

Tuesday, Jul 16th

Last update06:24:42 PM GMT

You are here: News Public Safety

Public Safety

Weekly Police Activity Reports

E-mail Print PDF
Staff Reports


Gallup, June 3

Gallup Police Officer Alana Bradley was dispatched to 285 S. Boardman Dr. in response to a pair of larcenies that were reported by the Gallup Magistrate Court.

When Bradley made contact with the court, she was told that two people had failed to charge their GPS monitors as...

Gallup Police Department seeking public help in missing persons cases

E-mail Print PDF
All current leads exhausted

The input of a vigilant reader may be the next clue to help bring a number of missing persons home to Gallup.

At least that is what Gallup Police Department hopes for.

Lieutenant Billy Padavich held a special meeting for the press at Gallup police station June 6 to give details on four missing persons cases that the department is now seeking public help with.

“We have no [new] leads, and we’ve exhausted all our current leads at this point,” Padavich said.



The first two people Padavich spoke about are believed to be a couple, both of whom were reported missing to Gallup police on March 19.


Weekly Police Activity Report

E-mail Print PDF

Gallup, May 28

Officers Alana Bradley and Molina were called out around 2:15 pm to the Penny Pinchers after someone named Jamal reported two females and a male inside a red passenger car trying to cash a fraudulent check.  Jamal said there was a woman inside the store, and a woman outside with a male outside in a car.  The three left for the Taco Bell.

One of the women told Jamal that the woman in the car wrote the check and had her go inside to cash it. Jamal said he called to verify the check, learned that it was fraudulent and called 9-1-1.  Officer Molina notified Sgt. Wilma Seciwa and she told Molina to charge the woman in the car, Esmerelda...

Man arrested in bloody Walmart stabbing

E-mail Print PDF
In a twist of irony, a man that was a victim of a stabbing earlier this week, stabbed a man at Gallup Walmart June 5.

Gallup Police arrested Fernando Largo, 28, of Sundance, N.M. on one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of tampering with evidence.

The call came into Gallup Police shortly before 4:30 pm, to 1650 West Maloney Ave., in reference to a man who was bleeding profusely from his head.

Patrolman Julio Yazzie was the first officer to arrive on scene and requested paramedics to treat the man’s wound, according to GPD spokesperson Lt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo.

“This victim had lacerations to the head area and informed officers that he was stabbed...


E-mail Print PDF
Garrett Begay

May 26, 2:21 am

Aggravated DWI (3rd)

McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling was given an alert to watch for a light blue Ford Escape that was traveling east on Highway 118 and was swerving all over the road and into incoming traffic lanes.

Houghtaling reached Highway 118 and traveled west before the Ford Escape passed her several minutes later. She turned around to pursue the vehicle as it swerved in traffic lanes on Highway 118 and then south on Highway 400, where it eventually stopped.

Houghtaling made contact with the driver, Garrett Begay, 46, of Ft. Wingate. She asked him if he knew why she was trying to stop him, to which he replied that he was...

Page 4 of 198