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Man wrangles with police officers

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Kyle Rodriguez wasn’t too happy when police officers approached him at the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot Dec. 19.

He claimed that he was checking on his car, but despite this excuse, Gallup Police Department Officer Angelo Cellicion said that he would be transferred to Gallup Detox Center.

“Kyle Rodriguez appeared to...

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12/28, GAMERCO

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy J.Bowman responded to a call at a local hospital where a woman had a gunshot wound to her foot. According the the deputy’s report, the victim said that she was visiting a friend on Rosarita Street in Gamerco to pick up clothes and blankets.

As she was leaving, a white, older model vehicle parked behind her and a unknown man knocked on her window. He was holding a gun. The victim put her vehicle in reverse and this is when the man shot at her, hitting her in the foot.


12/27, GALLUP

A Rio West Mall security guard called on police in response to a break-in at one of the back mall...


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Willie Keeto, Jr.

Dec. 12, 2:48 am

2nd DWI, aggravated

Keeto, 62, told Gallup Police Department Officer Charles Steele that he didn’t notice that the officer was trying to pull him over near the start of Munoz overpass all the way to the north side KFC. He was swerving in and out of lanes, nearly losing control by Denny’s restaurant.

He did admit to Steele that he had consumed two pitchers of beer. He blew a .19 and .18 during the breath test.

Everett Tom

Dec. 10, 4:05 pm

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero responded to a wreck near the El Rancho Hotel area. When he approached Tom he noticed the smell of liquor coming from...


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Hyram Ducan

Dec. 10, 6 pm

6th DWI

Some people never learn. Ducan is one of those people. This sixth time around, he rear-ended the back of a black Jeep Patriot with his silver GMC pickup truck on State Road 264, near the Sagebrush bar. From there, he allegedly fled the scene and winded up at the airport, getting into a fight with someone.

MCSO Deputy Arnold Noriega arrived on the scene and began questioning Ducan and learned of his revoked license. He then asked if he was willing to take the field sobriety test, which he agreed to, but, he told Noriega that he would not pass it because he was “all buzzed out.”

Ducan, 42, was transported to a local hospital for a blood...

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Car vs. Pedestrian

12/13, Fire Rock Casino

A hard night of partying left one man clinging for life in a local hospital’s intensive care unit. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said Piotrk Ogorek was struck by a vehicle. The night of partying began when Ogorek and a friend were drinking at Fire Rock Casino. They both went to a female’s house for drinks. But when the male and female awoke, Ogorek was no where to be found. An MCSO report states that he sustained multiple fractures to the neck, ribs, wrists, legs, and arms.Mini-meth bust

12/11, Gallup

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee responded to a call on East Highway 66 where a woman reported that...

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